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A Book of Heroes By Simon Barnes

A Book of Heroes by Simon Barnes

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Summary

In this gripping new book, Simon Barnes brings together his 50 sporting heroes of the last 50 years and looks at what it is that elevates them to a state of grace and greatness.

A Book of Heroes Summary

A Book of Heroes: Or a Sporting Half Century by Simon Barnes

"You might say that the provision of heroes is the basic point of sport. If sport didn't provide heroes, sport wouldn't command our imaginations..." Everyone's lives will, at some time, have been touched by a moment of sporting heroism. Whether it was Ellen MacArthur's triumphant finish off the French coast in 2005, or Bobby Charlton's long-range goal that transformed England's fortunes against Mexico in 1966, we have all witnessed heroic acts - or indeed moments of epic failure and pain - that have changed our mortal world, and have lifted us, even if only briefly, out of ourselves. In this gripping new book, Simon Barnes brings together his 50 sporting heroes of the last 50 years and looks at what it is that elevates them to a state of grace and greatness. The world of sport is of course filled with record breakers and medal winners, individuals who have in their way excelled. What Barnes does here is to identify that extra element, that special alchemy that sets these 40 men, 7 women (and 3 horses) apart and places them in their own race - the race of heroes.

A Book of Heroes Reviews

Barnes never disappoints - he takes us through five decade of sporting heroes in thrilling fashion - Mike Atherton.

About Simon Barnes

Simon Barnes is the multi-award-winning chief sportswriter for The Times. He is also a novelist, nature writer and horseman, and the author of a dozen books, including the bestselling How to be a Bad Birdwatcher and The Meaning of Sport (Short Books). He lives in Suffolk with his family.

Additional information

GOR002497265
A Book of Heroes: Or a Sporting Half Century by Simon Barnes
Used - Very Good
Hardback
Short Books Ltd
2010-09-30
320
1907595015
9781907595011
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a used book - there is no escaping the fact it has been read by someone else and it will show signs of wear and previous use. Overall we expect it to be in very good condition, but if you are not entirely satisfied please get in touch with us

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