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  • The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman by Harry Pearson
    The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman (English, Hardback)

    A journey through the wild madness of Flemish bicycle racing.

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  • The Football Shirts Book by Neal Heard
    The Football Shirts Book (English, Hardback)

    They think it's all over...it is now, with this comprehensive guide to football shirts through the years.

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  • Sneaker Wars by Barbara Smit
    Sneaker Wars (English, Paperback)

    Sneaker Wars is the fascinating true story of the enemy brothers behind Adidas and Puma, two of the biggest global brands of athletic footwear. Adi and Rudi Dassler started their shoe business in their mother's laundry room and achieved almost instantaneous success. But by the end of World War II a vicious feud had torn the Dasslers apart, dividing their company and their family and launching them...

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  • Swell by Jenny Landreth
    Swell (English, Paperback)

    A funny and bold account of how women fought their way into the water, and of what they did once they got there.

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  • Saturday, 3pm by Daniel Gray
    Saturday, 3pm (English, Hardback)

    A collection of lyrical sweet-nothings whispered to club shops, floodlights, outfield players in goal and 47 other reminders of why we love football.

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  • World Football Club Crests by Leonard Jagerskioeld Nilsson
    World Football Club Crests (English, Hardback)

    An illustrated exploration of the design, meaning and symbolism of world football club crests.

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  • No Borders by Tom English
    No Borders (English, Paperback)

    Packed full of exclusive and previously untold stories, this Irish rugby edition joins the best-selling series of behind-the-scenes histories from Arena Sport.

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  • Olympia by Robin Waterfield
    Olympia (English, Hardback)

    The remarkable story of the Ancient Olympic Games, narrated in invigorating style by a leading classical scholar and translator.

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  • The Beautiful Badge by Martyn Routledge
    The Beautiful Badge (English, Hardback)

    The Beautiful Badge is the first book to explore the history of football club badges. From the original Red Devil to the GBP10 canary, it looks at what inspired them, who crafted them and how fans reacted. Extensive illustrations show how badges followed fashion, negotiated copyright and expressed the aspirations of owners, managers and fans.

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  • Black Boots and Football Pinks by Daniel Gray
    Black Boots and Football Pinks (English, Hardback)

    A charming ode to footballing years gone by.

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  • Faith of Our Families by James Corbett
    Faith of Our Families (English, Paperback)

    It is known as The School of Science, a pioneering institution from the game's inception as a professional sport through to the advent of the Premier League. It is known too as The People's Club, an institution that in football's globalised and money strewn era has managed to retain a distinct local identity and whose fans see themselves as a distinct tribe.It is a club where legends of the game...

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  • Re:Cyclists by Michael Hutchinson
    Re:Cyclists (English, Paperback)

    A bumpy ride through two centuries of cycling.

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  • When Lions Roared by Tom English
    When Lions Roared (English, Hardback)

    Tells the story of the 1971 British & Irish Lions tour of Australia and New Zealand

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  • The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies by Ian Whitelaw
    The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies (English, Hardback)

    The History of Fly Fishing in Fifty Flies recounts the story of a sport that dates back two thousand years, focusing on milestone flies from the first feathered hook to contemporary patterns using cutting edge materials.

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  • The Hurlers by Paul Rouse
    The Hurlers (English, Hardback)

    In 1882, a letter was published in the Irish Times, lamenting the decline of hurling. The game was now played only in a few isolated rural pockets, and according to no fixed set of rules. It would have been absurd to imagine that, within five years, an all-Ireland hurling championship would be underway, under the auspices of a powerful national organization. The Hurlers is a superbly readable...

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  • Ticket to the Moon by Richard Sydenham
    Ticket to the Moon (English, Paperback)

    Aston Villa's 1982 European Cup win in many ways was the most romantic in football history. And yet, set against the backdrop of English dominance in the competition it is widely a forgotten achievement. Having achieved promotion seven years earlier under the club's iconic manager Ron Saunders, Villa became unlikely First Division champions in 1981. With steady progression being made in the...

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  • The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory by David Bolchover
    The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory (English, Paperback)

    An extraordinary and compelling account of the life of holocaust survivor and football coach Bela Guttmann.

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  • The Sports Shoe by Thomas Turner
    The Sports Shoe (English, Hardback)

    The story of the sneaker's rise from the first Victorian tennis shoes to the Nike Air Max and beyond ...

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  • The GAA and the War of Independence by Tim Pat Coogan
    The GAA and the War of Independence (English, Hardback)

    The stirring story of the GAA and the role it played in Ireland's fight for nationhood.

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  • History of Horse Racing by John Carter
    History of Horse Racing (English, Hardback)

    An engrossing guide to the fascinating stories and facts of the horse-racing world, from the early days of the first races to the thrilling multi-spectator sport of today. Spectacularly illustrated with over 220 dramatic photographs of horses, signature race courses and personalities, as well as archive drawings and paintings.

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