August 2020 (71)

Futsal : The story of an indoor football revolution

ISBN: 9781911545590

Author: Jamie Fahey    Publisher: Melville House UK

Previously Announced Title Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet: over 60 million people play this lightning-fast and tactically intricate v...


Previously Announced Title Futsal is one of the fastest-growing sports on the planet: over 60 million people play this lightning-fast and tactically intricate variation of indoor football. Despite its growing status, however, futsal’s history remains largely unknown and untold. Jamie Fahey is a leading futsal expert and qualified youth coach. He spent his childhood playing endless football matches in the shattered urban landscape of 1980s Liverpool – on the same streets later graced by Wayne Rooney, the ‘last true street footballer’. Yet when Fahey’s own footballing career stalled, he realised he had been unwittingly learning the skills that pointed to his true passion. In Futsal:The Story of the Indoor Football Revolution, Fahey makes the case for futsal’s transformative grassroots effect, both in the UK and abroad. He also tells the story of futsal’s politics, tactics and personalities – and in doing so, illuminates a hidden corner of sporting history.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 288


Dimensions: 129 x 198 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2021


$29.99
Hard Men Of Rugby

ISBN: 9781912631285

Author: Luke Upton    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The gruesome stories of the hardest and most ruthless – yet incredibly talented – rugby union players since the First World War. In our era of citing commis...


The gruesome stories of the hardest and most ruthless – yet incredibly talented – rugby union players since the First World War. In our era of citing commissioners, super-slow-motion replays and trial by social media, some of their actions are hard to believe. These men were totally committed to the sport, and irrespective of size, reputation or opposition, never took a step back on the pitch. And largely free from the confines of the commitments the modern professional game demands, many were as lively off the pitch as they were fiery on it. The ultimate book about the hard men of rugby union, including some of the very toughest and most talented players from all around the world. With profiles of: Paddy Mayne, Brian Lima, Wayne Shelford, Bobby Windsor, Colin Meads, Jerry Collins, Norm Hadley, David Bedell-Sivright, Scott Gibbs, Gérard Cholley, Trevor Brennan, Wade Dooley, Bakkies Botha, Tomás Lavanini, Sébastien Chabal and Weary Dunlop.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 192


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 01-11-2020


$29.99
Saving Rugby Union: The Price of Professionalism 1995-2002

ISBN: 9781912631322

Author: Ross Reyburn    Publisher: Y Lolfa

The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A h...


The increased popularity of rugby union as a spectator sport in the 25 years since it turned professional has thrown a smokescreen over the crisis it faces. A highly physical game has been turned into a dangerous sport by misguidedly trying to match the flow of its great rival, rugby league, and there is a worrying drop in male playing numbers in major nations. Commercialism has been allowed to dominate the game, the English Premiership has severely undermined one of rugby’s greatest success stories - Lions tours to New Zealand, South Africa and Australia - and the major northern hemisphere rugby countries exert financial power over rugby unions south of the equator. The book recounts the history of rugby union’s early decades as a professional sport and praises the best features of the modern game, especially the expansion of women’s rugby. It also provides a template for solving the sport’s injury crisis.


Bind: paperback


Pages: 208


Dimensions: 140 x 215 mm


Publication Date: 15-10-2020


$29.99
Boeing 727 - Triumph in the Skies

ISBN: 9780764360510

Author: Dan Dornseif    Publisher: Schiffer Books

First flown in 1963, the Boeing 727 was skillfully designed to outclass its competitors and remained without a direct rival for nearly two decades. This jetline...


First flown in 1963, the Boeing 727 was skillfully designed to outclass its competitors and remained without a direct rival for nearly two decades. This jetliner was capable of being operated from short, unimproved airfields, while requiring minimal ground service equipment. In flight, it was a dream--fast, efficient, quiet, and comfortable. Although this book is about an airplane, it is as much about the people at Boeing who were undaunted and took the financial risks necessary to build a truly outstanding machine. Readers will learn technical aspects of the 727, along with taking a close look at the brilliant minds and reasoning behind the design through personal interviews and examining archival data. For the hobbyist, a model-building chapter is also included, which covers techniques for both first-time and experienced modelers.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 215 x 279 mm


Publication Date: 28-09-2020


Tags: August 2020   History   Transport
$150.00
Banksters : The Stolen Trillions

ISBN: 9781846893254

Author: Alexander Lebedev    Publisher: Quiller Publishing

A revealing and controversial expose of international white-collar crime. Alexander Lebedev continues his investigation of 'banksters' (gangster-bankers) scams...


A revealing and controversial expose of international white-collar crime. Alexander Lebedev continues his investigation of 'banksters' (gangster-bankers) scams which he started in his autobiographical book, Hunt the Banker. Each chapter examines a different sophisticated fraudulent scheme whereby stolen billions are laundered in offshore tax havens and deposited in secret accounts with the major UK and US banks, invested in shares of blue-chip companies, and converted into mansions, yachts, private jets, works of art and luxury goods. The topics covered include the cheating of their customers by supposedly respectable financial institutions in Europe and America, their complicity in laundering illegal proceeds of corrupt officials from all over the world, the financial pyramid schemes of Bernie Madoff and other mega-fraudsters, and black holes in the charity universe. Lebedev investigates the phenomenon of the symbiosis of 'dirty money' and the latest information technologies of the blockchain, which threatens the global financial system with a cryptocurrency apocalypse, and he describes the degradation of political elites inebriated by biased mainstream media and fake news stories.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 240


Dimensions: 156 x 234 mm


Publication Date: 10-09-2020


Tags: Coming Soon   August 2020   Business   History
$49.99
DUE > 30th Nov 2020
Ennio Morricone - Master of the Soundtrack

ISBN: 9783943330335

Author: Maurizio Baroni    Publisher: Gingko Press

The first major work dedicated entirely to the discography of the maestro Ennio Morricone. Unique in its genre, Ennio Morricone: Master of the Soundtrack origin...


The first major work dedicated entirely to the discography of the maestro Ennio Morricone. Unique in its genre, Ennio Morricone: Master of the Soundtrack originates from the idea of the collector, author, and cinema expert Maurizio Baroni. Baroni draws on his own archive to give life to a rich selection highlighting over fifty years of a prestigious career, largely unseen before, which includes handwritten scores by the maestro himself, the original album and single cover sleeves from his soundtracks, and much more. This book is a definite homage to this great Italian composer of film soundtracks, probably the most famous in the world. Texts included by: Dario Argento, Bernardo Bertolucci, Liliana Cavani, Lisa Gastoni, Franco Nero, Quentin Tarantino, and many more.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 352


Dimensions: 226 x 310 mm


Publication Date: 01-07-2020


Tags: August 2020   Biography   Music
$150.00
50 - The Birthday Trivia Game

ISBN: 9781787835498

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Includes: 150 trivia cards, plus one How to Play card Most of the clocks in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction are stuck at 4:20. True or False? How lon...


Includes: 150 trivia cards, plus one How to Play card Most of the clocks in Quentin Tarantino's 1994 film Pulp Fiction are stuck at 4:20. True or False? How long is Ninety Mile Beach on New Zealand's North Island? Which Canadian superstar, singing in French and representing Switzerland, won the Eurovision Song Contest in 1988? This trivia game, perfect for giving to a friend or family member on their fiftieth birthday, is packed with questions ranging from the totally random to things that happened in their formative years. It will bring extra fun to the birthday celebrations as you take a trip down memory lane together.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 88 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 13-08-2020


$29.99
60 - The Birthday Trivia Game

ISBN: 9781787835504

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Includes: 150 trivia cards, plus one How to Play card In the 1975 blockbuster film Jaws, who said "You're gonna need a bigger boat"? How long did the Hundred Ye...


Includes: 150 trivia cards, plus one How to Play card In the 1975 blockbuster film Jaws, who said "You're gonna need a bigger boat"? How long did the Hundred Years' War between England and France last? Which fishy hair style was big in the 1970s? This trivia game, perfect for giving to a friend or family member on their sixtieth birthday, is packed with questions ranging from the totally random to things that happened in their formative years. It will bring extra fun to the birthday celebrations as you take a trip down memory lane together.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 88 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 13-08-2020


$29.99
70 - The Birthday Trivia Game

ISBN: 9781787835481

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Includes: 150 trivia cards, plus one How to Play card The French word for pie chart is Camembert. True or false? Which tennis players competed in the Battle of ...


Includes: 150 trivia cards, plus one How to Play card The French word for pie chart is Camembert. True or false? Which tennis players competed in the Battle of the Sexes in September 1973? What colour are aircraft black boxes? This trivia game, perfect for giving to a friend or family member on their seventieth birthday, is packed with questions ranging from the totally random to things that happened in their formative years. It will bring extra fun to the birthday celebrations as you take a trip down memory lane together.


Bind: stationery


Pages: 150


Dimensions: 88 x 135 mm


Publication Date: 13-08-2020


$29.99
Every Cloud Has A Silver Lining

ISBN: 9781787835405

Publisher: Summersdale Publishers

Keep hope in your heart, whatever the weather There's magic in making the best out of a bad situation, no matter what life throws your way. This little book of ...


Keep hope in your heart, whatever the weather There's magic in making the best out of a bad situation, no matter what life throws your way. This little book of consoling quotes and cheerful sayings will get you looking on the bright side in no time.


Bind: hardback


Pages: 160


Dimensions: 101 x 136 mm


Publication Date: 13-08-2020


$19.99
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