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Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometers have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali V Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dome, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's victories back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013. 'Oh what a fantastic book this is. Not only is it a wonderfully concise history of the Tour, it is quite ravishing to behold. I adored it.' Observer.
This book is a colourful, insightful and affectionate portrait of the Tour de France. A selection of cycling writers share their thoughts on different aspects of the tour: from it's current crop of great riders, brilliant climbers, those older riders soon to retire or that have recently retired from the Tour to the young up-and-comers, then the contests and rivalries and the top British and Australians in the Tour. Packed with information and portraits it is a landmark volume, essential for all Tour de France fans. Lavishly designed and illustrated.
This book covers the phenomenon of the 1960s pop package tours. With access to an incredible unpublished archive of material held by the Aldershot News covering the 1960s cinema tour gigs in Aldershot, journalist Martin Creasy looks at concerts between 1965 and 1967 including the famous Jimi Hendrix/Cat Stevens/Walker Bros/Engelbert Humperdink tour.
Based on exclusive interviews with 40 celebrated players, past and present, Legends of Irish Rugby is a veritable who's who of the sport. Immortals such as Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Paul O'Connell bare their souls to reveal themselves as men of vision, passion and dedication - men who, through their glories, disappointments and dramatic deeds, have inspired others to realise their dreams. In this engrossing and entertaining account of the bittersweet history of Irish rugby, these powerful personalities offer startling insights into some of the sport's most controversial moments - from the assault on Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions tour to Gary Ella's tenure as Leinster coach. They also express their opinions on the most important issues facing the game today - from Brian O'Driscoll's hair to the role of the coach and the future of the sport itself. Their take on the times is often as comical as it is insightful. Compelling, informative and humorous, Legends of Irish Rugby is by far the most revealing volume yet on one of the country's favourite sports.
With rare access to the remarkable photo archive of the Tour de France, this volume captures through stunning images and moving vignettes the breathtaking drama, heartbreak, and joy of the world's most captivating cycling event. Few sporting events can match the splendor and spectacle of the Tour de France—as teams of cyclists gather each July in quest of the coveted yellow jersey, ready to take on the 23-day chase through the French countryside lined with millions of spectators, and the winding and steep climbs and harrowing descents of the mountainous peaks of the Pyrennees and Alps. Created with the endorsement of the Tour organization and carrying the official TDF logo, this rich anecdotal and photographic history depicts, both the classic, almost mythic tales that have defined the event over the years, and the rare, untold glimpses from behind the scenes. Offering coverage through 2005, it will be the first historical overview to include coverage of Lance Armstrong's record-shattering seventh consecutive win. Each full-page spread stands on its own, allowing the reader to pick the book up anywhere and instantly absorb the magic moments that have enthralled fans for over 100 years. This is a beautiful, coffee table book, one that any cyclist or Tour fan will proudly display and eagerly peruse.
From ancient graveyards and monuments to modern restaurants and hotels, this book offers a delightful collection of uncanny legends and eerie folklore about Florida's beautiful west coast. Walk through the picturesque city of Pensacola in Florida's Panhandle, where the spirits of the dead are beckoned by an eerie lighthouse shining through the night, or stroll through Pensacola's Seville Quarter, where you may spot the specter of a long-dead bartender. Visit the Island Hotel and Restaurant in Cedar Key, where thirteen spirits are said to roam the building. Venture again into the unknown with Greg Jenkins, who will guide you through some of Florida's most frightening haunted locations. Prepare yourself for the spine-chilling and uncanny tales of specters and ghosts that inhabit Haunted Florida. See all of the books in this series
This volume, a festschrift for Professor A, H. Diverres, has been included in the Arthurian Studies series because it contains highly important new work on the medieval aspects of Arthurian legend, ranging from Rachel Bromwich's essay on the Celtic elements in Arthurian romance and A.O.H Jarman's study of Arthurian allusions in the Black Book of Carmarthen to examinations of the Spanish and French romances of the 15th century. There are five papers on the romances of Chretien de Troyes, including pieces by Tony Hunt, Kenneth Varty and Charles Foulon, two on Welsh and German romances associated with Chretien's work, while other studies are on the Breton lais and on the English romances. In all, this is a wide-ranging and valuable collection, and a welcome addition to the series.

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