Free sports Kindle books for 07 Sep 18

The Last Hero: A Biography of the Explorer Bill Tilman

by Tim Madge

Arguably the greatest explorer and adventurer the twentieth century produced, Bill Tilman was in his eightieth year when he disappeared in Antarctic waters in 1977.

The yacht on which he had set sail was ill-suited for the voyage but he had committed himself to go. His iron-willed integrity forbad any last minute doubts. It was his will power, as well as his extraordinary tenacity, that most of those who knew him remember best. To a later generation those qualities were often perceived as stubborn wayward refusal to accept the inevitable.

To many who knew him well, as much as to the thousands of climbers and sailors, who relished each of his 15 memorable books, Tilman remained an enigma – a shy self-effacing man with a wicked dry sense of humour who hardly credited his own achievements and who never married.

Bill Tilman was one of the 20th century’s greatest travel writers, a master of a good story, with a black sense of humour. Using a mass of previously unpublished material from thousands of letters and papers, The Last Hero shows the human face of a man who deserves a belated wide-spread recognition from a world which, more than ever, needs its adventurers and heroes.

Praise for Tim Madge…

â??This is a searching affectionate yet honest biographyâ?¦’ – Liverpool Daily Post

‘Tim Madge traces the extraordinary life of this driven and very private manâ?¦’ – Lancashire Evening Telegraph

â??I see Tilman as a child of the 19th century who never grew into an adult of the 20thâ?¦’ – High Magazine

Tim Madge is a social historian, lecturer and journalist. He is the author of a number of books, including Maiden (with Tracy Edwards) and White Mischief, subsequently turned into a BBC Radio Four documentary series which he wrote and presented. Dr Madge is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.



Triple Threat 2.0: The Death of Basketball’s Most Fraudulent Fundamental

by Jeremiah Nemeth

The traditional Triple Threat has been taught by basketball coaches for generations. To me, it’s the most fraudulent fundamental the basketball world has ever known. For years I have struggled with the way it was taught and with just how truly inefficient the old Triple Threat really was. After years of researching and game testing, I finally have a solution to the problem.

I call it the Triple Threat 2.0.

If you, or somebody you know is serious about the game, whether as a player or coach, then I implore you to have an open mind. In the right hands, this updated version of the Triple Threat is destined to change the game, and give defenders nightmares for years to come.



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