Author: Randy Walker
Publisher: New Chapter Press
Release Date: 2014-06-01
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
One of the world’s most well-known and respected athletes, Roger Federer has had a career that ranks among the most celebrated and successful in all of tennis history. This entertaining and illuminating chronicle of Federer’s trophy-laden journey is unique for its day-by-day format: every day of the calendar year is presented with a corresponding bit of fact, trivia, or an anniversary, including hallmark victories, statistics, quirky happenings, and quotations. Fans of a player widely considered the greatest of all time as well as sports fans in general will get to know the 17-time major champion better in a uniquely engaging way with this book.
Regarded by many as the greatest tennis player in the history of the sport, this authoritative biography is based on many exclusive interviews with Federer and his family as well as the author's experience covering the international tennis circuit for many years. Completely comprehensive, it provides an informed account of the Swiss tennis star from his early days as a temperamental player on the junior circuit, through his early professional career, to his winning major tennis tournaments, including the U.S. Open and Wimbledon. Readers will appreciate the anecdotes about his early years, revel in the insider's view of the professional tennis circuit, and be inspired by this champion's rise to the top of his game.
Author: Peter Bodo
Publisher: Diversion Books
Release Date: 2012-06-30
Genre: Sports & Recreation
Well-known sports journalist and writer of the #1 tennis blog on the web, TennisWorld, Peter Bodo's newest eBook is devoted to the player who holds six Wimbledon titles and countless others, Olympic gold medalist Roger Federer. With his unique insights into The Mighty Fed’s playing style, greatest rivalries, stunning winning streak (and possible decline), and even his fashion choices, Bodo chronicles the golden middle period of Federer’s career, 2006-2009. Including interviews with Federer himself, this book provides a quick-paced, passionate look at tennis’s greatest superstar.
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Roger Federer is a legend not only in the world of tennis but also in the wider sporting arena. With a record-breaking tally of 16 Grand Slam titles to his name, he shows no sign of slowing down and in 2010 added another Australian Open win to his collection, as well as taking the trophy in the end-of-season ATP World Wide Tour Finals in London. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks at his development as a sportsman and how he has matured into a family man with his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the birth of their twin girls. It also examines how Roger bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins was ended and he was toppled from the number one spot by his long-time rival Rafael Nadal. In characteristic style, Federer silenced his critics by winning the French Open title for the first time, reclaiming his Wimbledon crown and ending 2009 at the number one position for the fifth time.
“[A] civilized discourse between two cultivated and sophisticated men. . . . It’s a pleasure to be in their company.” —Michael Dirda, The Washington Post After a meeting at an Australian literary festival brought them together in 2008, novelists Paul Auster and J. M. Coetzee began exchanging letters on a regular basis with the hope they might “strike sparks off each other." Here and Now is the result: a three-year epistolary dialogue that touches on nearly every subject, from sports to fatherhood, literature to film, philosophy to politics, from the financial crisis to art, death, eroticism, marriage, friendship, and love. Their high-spirited and luminous correspondence offers an intimate and often amusing portrait of these two men as they explore the complexities of the here and now and reveal their pleasure in each other’s friendship on every page.
'From my earliest tennis memories, Rod Laver stood above all others as the greatest champion our sport has known.' Roger Federer Rod Laver's autobiography tells the inspiring story of how a diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy became one of the greatest ever sporting champions. Rod was a dominant force in world tennis for almost two decades, playing and defeating some of the greatest players of the twentieth century. In 1962, Rod became the second man to win the Grand Slam - that is, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US titles in a single calendar year. In 1969 he won it again, becoming the only player ever to win the Grand Slam twice. His book is a wonderfully nostalgic journey, transporting readers from the early days of growing up in an Australian country town in the 1950s, to breaking into the amateur circuit, to the extraordinary highs of Grand Slam victories. Away from on-court triumphs, Rod also writes movingly about the life-changing stroke he suffered in 1998, and of his beloved wife of more than 40 years, Mary, who died in 2012 after a long illness. Filled with anecdotes about the great players and great matches, set against the backdrop of a tennis world changing from rigid amateurism to the professional game we recognise today, this is a warm, insightful and fascinating account of a great sportsman.
Author: Randy Walker
Publisher: New Chapter Press
Release Date: 2017-09-18
"Fun and fact-filled, this compilation offers anniversaries, summaries, and anecdotes of events from the world of golf for every day in the calendar year. Presented in a day-by-day format, the entries into this mini-encyclopedia include major tournament victory dates, summaries of the greatest rounds ever played, trivia, and statistics as well as little-known and quirky happenings. Easy-to-use and packed with fascinating details, this compendium is the perfect companion for golf and general sports fans alike. It's a must for every country club and golf course in the world!"--Back cover.
Author: Guido Mondani
Publisher: Guido Mondani Editore e Ass
Release Date: 2015-01-01
Genre: Antiques & Collectibles
PRESENTATION: ROLEX DAY-DATE, THE “PRESIDENT’S WATCH” The Rolex Day-Date is the first wristwatch which indicates the date and the day of the week. In 1956 Rolex presents one of its most successful and most popular watches ever: the Day-Date,. This model is one of the world’s most famous Rolex watches; classic, beautiful, functional, useful and elegant. In 2008 a new chapter of this watch, the Day-date II (ø 41 mm) and in 2015 the new Day-Date 40. Known as “President’s Watch”, this Rolex Day-Date has characterized and influenced the history of horology with developments and innovations during the years.With high definition unreleased images, technical details, dials variants, history and updated price of every model, this book analyses every reference from 1956 until today. TOPICS In this book the authors examine calibers, dials, cases, bracelets and many more components of every model. You’ll find all dials with their variants of color (Stella dial) and material(lapis lazuli, root wood, meteorite, etc). Furthermore: the first Rolex Day-Date, 1800 series, “pie-pan” dials, 18000 series, personalized dials, special series, vintage advertisements, box, papers, Oysterquartz Day-Date, 18200 and 18300 series,Day-Date II, Day-Date 40 and much more. We can read from an official Rolex document: « THE BIRTH OF THE “DATEJUST” AND THE “DAY-DATE” Not satisfied with having realized a selfwinding waterproof watch, we decided to dedicate ourselves to studying the calendar watch. This is how the “Datejust”, which clearly indicates the date on the dial in a small aperture with a Cyclops lens which enlarges it so as tomake it easier to read, was born. The next stage was the launch of the “Day-Date”, a perfected model which also indicates, with letters, the days of the week. The day and the date automatically change every evening at midnight. » These are the words of Roger Federer, a living tennis legend, about his Day-Date II: “The reason I like my Day-Date so much is because it is a legendary watch, elegant but with a certain spirit, with a touch ofmodernity added to its stylish black dial”.
Author: Editors of Time Out
Publisher: Time Out Guides
Release Date: 2012-07-13
Now in its 20th edition, Time Out New York provides the inside track on the Big Apple in an exhaustive guide with illuminating features and hundreds of independent unbiased venue reviews covering everything from iconic skyscrapers to buzzing neighborhoods. The guide offers an exhaustive overview of everything the city has to offer in terms of tourist attractions, eating and drinking, shopping, clubs and the sights — everything from pizza and bagels to shopping green. Comprehensive coverage of the city's incomparable arts and culture scene makes this an invaluable sourcebook for tourists and natives alike. An extensive month-by-month calendar of events is included. Escapes and excursions within relatively easy reach for day or overnight trips are also included.
Author: David Foster Wallace
Publisher: Hachette UK
Release Date: 2012-11-06
Genre: Literary Collections
Brilliant, dazzling, never-before-collected nonfiction writings by "one of America's most daring and talented writers." (Los Angeles Times Book Review). Both Flesh and Not gathers fifteen of Wallace's seminal essays, all published in book form for the first time. Never has Wallace's seemingly endless curiosity been more evident than in this compilation of work spanning nearly 20 years of writing. Here, Wallace turns his critical eye with equal enthusiasm toward Roger Federer and Jorge Luis Borges; Terminator 2 and The Best of the Prose Poem; the nature of being a fiction writer and the quandary of defining the essay; the best underappreciated novels and the English language's most irksome misused words; and much more. Both Flesh and Not restores Wallace's essays as originally written, and it includes a selection from his personal vocabulary list, an assembly of unusual words and definitions.