In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland Athletic's visionary manager and a strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists.
Victor Chandler, the most recognisable face in bookmaking, tells his remarkable life story. In this new authorised biography written by Jamie Reid, Chandler will reveal how gambling was in his blood from birth with often hilarious memories of 40 years of a high-octane racing and bookmaking life.
'You'll go a long way to find a better autobiography. It's raw, unfiltered honesty from start to finish, a captivating account of one man's story that will resonate with so many more.' The Irish Independent
Ronan O'Gara has been at the heart of Munster and Irish rugby for the past fifteen years. Packed full of anecdotes and analysis of the teammates O'Gara has been proud to share the shirt with, this title offers a record of an era when Munster rose to triumph in Europe, and Ireland to win the Grand Slam, before crashing down to earth again.
Runner is the story of Lizzy Hawker's journey and will get inside the head of the physical, mental and emotional challenges that runners go through at the edge of human endurance, in much the same way as Aurum's classic running story Feet in the Clouds by Richard Askwith did nearly ten years ago.
After years of watching Kenyan athletes win the world's biggest long-distance races, the author sets out to discover what it was that made them so fast - and to see if he could keep up. He moved to Iten, Kenya, the running capital of the world, and started investigating. Was it running barefoot to school, the food, the altitude, or something else?
The author was perhaps the most naturally gifted golfer ever to have walked a fairway. From the moment his brother Manuel gave him his first club he was unstoppable. A few weeks before his seventeenth birthday he turned pro. Five years later he won the Open. A genius had arrived. This title tells his story.
`Magnificent... Freakonomics for football' - Guardian This is the revised and expanded 5th edition of the international bestseller about why Spain, Germany and Brazil win, and why the USA, Japan, Australia - and even Iraq - are destined to become the kings of the world's most popular sport.