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Commitment

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The Book
The story of one of the most recognisable and successful players in world football. In Didier Drogba's honest and revealing autobiography he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has kept him grounded. He talks from a privileged behind-the-scenes position about tactics and how he felt mentally and physically as well as anecdotes from the dressing room. Didier provides unique insight into important and controversial matches from the first trophy he won with them in 2005 to the Premier League title a decade later; as well as what persuaded him to stay when he was at his lowest ebb. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field for this humble Chelsea hero.

Commitment

by Didier Drogba
About
The Book
The story of one of the most recognisable and successful players in world football. In Didier Drogba's honest and revealing autobiography he will talk about life as an immigrant in Paris, the importance of his education and how finding success later than most professional footballers has kept him grounded. He talks from a privileged behind-the-scenes position about tactics and how he felt mentally and physically as well as anecdotes from the dressing room. Didier provides unique insight into important and controversial matches from the first trophy he won with them in 2005 to the Premier League title a decade later; as well as what persuaded him to stay when he was at his lowest ebb. Go behind the scenes at Stamford Bridge and find out about life on and off the field for this humble Chelsea hero.
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What Michael Moritz says

Interwoven with the inevitable recapitulation of a torrent of games, an oddly affecting self-portrait emerges from Didier Drogba’s account of his footballing life. The image is that of a man who, after an unsettling childhood and almost a decade of toiling in football’s lower reaches, finally achieved the security for which he yearned: during all too few winters at Chelsea, the club he calls home; in Ivory Coast, the country of his childhood; and, most of all, with a woman with whom, since the age of 22, he has raised four children. Undercurrents of sensitivity and shyness course through this work — a surprising revelation from a man who, in his prime, seemed cut from bronze, but whose moral compass is touchingly calibrated.

A Million Broken Windows

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Replete with anecdotes and analyses, this book explores various leagues, tournaments, players and fans and the city itself to paint a complex, enchanting portrait of a rich cricketing culture. The author introduces readers not only to the details of the cricketing story but also to the air of the maidans, paying tribute to a sporting story that is truly unparalleled.

A Million Broken Windows

by Makarand Waingankar
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The Book
Replete with anecdotes and analyses, this book explores various leagues, tournaments, players and fans and the city itself to paint a complex, enchanting portrait of a rich cricketing culture. The author introduces readers not only to the details of the cricketing story but also to the air of the maidans, paying tribute to a sporting story that is truly unparalleled.
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What Ramchandra Guha says

For all cricket fans. A charming evocation of Bombay cricket down the ages.

Orr: My Story

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The NHL legend tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today.  Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.

Orr: My Story

by Bobby Orr
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The Book
The NHL legend tells his story from his Ontario childhood to his years with the Bruins and Blackhawks, to today.  Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest defenseman ever to play the game of hockey. But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don’t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. Now he breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.
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What John Kerry says

A gift I received for my 70th birthday. Orr is my Boston Bruins idol and reading this one, I’m just struck by what a class act he is off the ice. Humble, self-effacing, generous, he’s class personified. And in my mind he’ll always be soaring through the air in that famous image.

Final Rounds

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James Dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on the links. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world. Final Rounds is a book about their poignant journey; it is also about golf, about fathers and sons, long-held secrets, and the lessons a middle-aged man can still learn from his dad about life, love, and family.

Final Rounds

by James Dodson
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The Book
James Dodson always felt closest to his father while they were on the links. So it seemed only appropriate when his father learned he had two months to live that they would set off on the golf journey of their dreams to play the most famous courses in the world. Final Rounds is a book about their poignant journey; it is also about golf, about fathers and sons, long-held secrets, and the lessons a middle-aged man can still learn from his dad about life, love, and family.
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What James Gorman says

Any son who has played golf with his father will instantly connect not just to the golf but to the bond of father and son.

The Boys in the Boat

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Out of the depths of the Depression-era USA comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. This book is an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a compelling story of an unforgettable quest.

The Boys in the Boat

by Daniel James Brown
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The Book
Out of the depths of the Depression-era USA comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. This book is an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a compelling story of an unforgettable quest.
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What James Gorman says

The story of the 1936 U.S. Olympic rowing team competing in the Berlin Olympics. One should never underestimate what the determined amateur can do when armed with a professional attitude.

What Howard Schultz says

An unlikely story set in the Pacific Northwest of a group of gritty, up-by-the-bootstraps young men pitted against the most elite and privileged athletes the world could throw at them. The fact that we already know they won the gold doesn’t make the story any less riveting or their actions any less heroic.