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Motor Racing s Strangest Races

Author : Geoff Tibballs
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Since 1894, when motor racing’s colourful history began with a bang (and a banger!), drivers, racers and lunatics alike have done many stupid and bizarre things all in the name of motor sport. Author Geoff Tibballs has gathered together this absorbing collection of stories from over a century of motor racing around the world, including the Frenchman who drove 25 miles in reverse, the Grand Prix in which the leading drivers were so far ahead that they stopped for a meal in the pits, the Le Mans 24-hour race won by a car patched up with chewing gum, and the driver who drank six bottles of champagne – virtually one per pit-stop – on the way to winning the Indianapolis 500. The stories in this book are bizarre, fascinating, hilarious, and, most importantly, true. Revised, redesigned and updated for a new generation of petrolheads, this book contains enough extraordinary-but-true tales to drive anyone around the bend. Word count: 45,000

Unforgettable Soccer

Author : Luciano Wernicke
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Unforgettable Soccer is a fun book about soccer. Rather than putting the magnifying glass on great champions and memorable matches, it instead examines the more obscure soccer tales, rescuing incredible feats and masterful mistakes from oblivion—incredible feats such as the soccer player who scored all four goals in a game that ended 2-2. Or crazy stories about a Danish referee who stopped a match to look for the dentures he had lost. The reader will even find a story about a defender who was reprimanded even though he was already dead! Within these pages are entertaining stories that will seem almost too unbelievable to be true. Written in a fun and lighthearted manner, Unforgettable Soccer tells the soccer stories that should be told, making it a must-have for every soccer fan.

Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven

Author : Luciano Wernicke
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Why Is Soccer Played Eleven Against Eleven? reveals one hundred facts of soccer history and rules that are either unknown or little known, such as why soccer is played eleven against eleven, why soccer matches last 90 minutes, who the first coach was, how the referee appeared, and who invented goal nets, red and yellow cards, the penalty, and the penalty shoot-out. Included in this book are funny and weird anecdotes, such as the case of a player who scored a goal...without ever having stepped on the pitch...making this book the complete resource on the beautiful game of soccer. Millions of soccer fans will find all the answers to any question they could possibly have—including those they may not have thought of—in this amusing, yet informative, book by journalist Luciano Wernicke.

Horse Racing Strangest Races

Author : Andrew Ward
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This hilarious, sideways look at horse racing vividly recounts many of the strangest moments and oddest incidents from over 150 years of the sport's history. Andrew Ward recalls the time when spectators mounted two fallen horses and rode them to second and third places; the race which had to be re-run because the judge wasn't in his box at the finish; the ultrasonic binoculars that allegedly stunned a horse and unseated a jockey at Ascot, and many more. A totally original, offbeat collection of extraordinary but true stories, Horse-Racing's Strangest Races will be a delight to all lovers of the turf.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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London s Strangest The Thames

Author : Iain Spragg
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The 19th-century MP John Burns described the Thames as 'liquid history' and ever since the Romans founded Londinium in 43 AD, the river has played a key cultural and economic, political and social role in the history of England. London's Strangest: The Thames reveals the bizarre, funny and surreal events and episodes that have occurred over the centuries on, beneath and along the banks of the famous waterway. From appearances of the world's first submarine to the raid on the Sex Pistols river concert, Lord Nelson's final journey to John Prescott's watery protest, and even the recent escapades during the floods, the River Thames really has witnessed it all.

Books in Print

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Books in Print 2004 2005

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Strange Stories Amazing Facts of America s Past

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An offbeat history of the United States journeys beyond the newspaper headlines and world events to document the impact of individuals long overlooked by textbooks on American history and discusses fads, hoaxes, scandals, and other lesser-known events from America's past

Book Review Index

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'Book Review Index' provides quick access to reviews of books, periodicals, books on tape and electronic media representing a wide range of popular, academic and professional interests. More than 600 publications are indexed, including journals and national general interest publications and newspapers. 'Book Review Index' is available in a three-issue subscription covering the current year or as an annual cumulation covering the past year.

The New York Times Book Review

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The Publishers Weekly

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American Notes and Queries

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The Life and Times of William IV

Author : Percy Hetherington Fitzgerald
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Small Press Record of Books in Print

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The Book Review Digest

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The Friend

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A Handbook of Science Fiction and Fantasy

Author : Donald Henry Tuck
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Forthcoming Books

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Books and Bookmen

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