Giro d’Italia The Story of the World’s Most Beautiful Bike Race

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Giro d’Italia: The Story of the World’s Most Beautiful Bike Race by Colin O’Brien
The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods by John Andrews, The Velominati, Frank Strack, Brett Kennedy
The Women’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts: A Leaner, Sexier, Healthier You–In 15 Minutes a Day! by Selene Yeager
David A. Goldstein, “Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land”
LeBron James vs. the NBA: The Case for the NBA’s Greatest Player by Brendan Bowers

Giro d’Italia: The Story of the World’s Most Beautiful Bike Race by Colin O’Brien

English | April 13, 2017 | ISBN: 1781257167 | EPUB | 240 pages | 3 MB

Born of tumult in 1909, the Giro d’Italia helped unite a nation.
Since then it has reflected it too; the race’s capricious and unpredictable nature matching the passions and extremes of Italy itself.
A desperately hard race through a beautiful country, the Giro has bred characters and stories that dramatise the shifting culture and society of its home: Alfonsina Strada, who cropped her hair and raced against the men in 1924. Ottavio Bottecchia, expected to challenge for the winner’s Maglia Rosa in 1928, until killed on a training ride, probably by Mussolini’s Black Shirts. Fausto Coppi, the metropolitan playboy with amphetamines in his veins, guided by a mystic blind masseur; and his arch rival Gino Bartali; humble, pious and countrified (and brave: recently it emerged he smuggled papers for persecuted Jewish Italians). The Giro’s most tragic hero – Marco Pantani, born to climb but fated to lose.
Halted only by World Wars, the Giro has been contested since 1909. The 2017 edition will be its one hundredth. This book celebrates it in all its kaleidoscopic glory.

The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods by John Andrews, The Velominati, Frank Strack, Brett Kennedy

English | November 7, 2017 | ISBN: 1681775700 | EPUB | 272 pages | 5.2 MB

Embrace and revel in the stories of the toughest cyclists of all time, told by The Velominati, originators of The Rules. Read and get ready to ride . . .
In cycling, suffering brings glory: a rider’s value can be judged by their results, but also by their panache and heroism. Prepared to be awed and inspired by Chris Froome riding on at the Tour de France with a broken wrist or Geraint Thomas finishing it with a broken pelvis.
In The Hardmen the writers behind cycling superblog Velominati.com and The Rules will tell the stories and illuminate the myths of not just the greatest cyclists ever, but the toughest. From Eddy Merckx to Beryl Burton, and from Marianne Vos to Edwig Van Hooydonk, the book will lay bare the secrets of their extraordinary and inspirational endurance in the face of pain, danger and disaster. After all, suffering is one of the joys of being a cyclist. Embrace climbs, relish the descents, and get ready to harden up. . . B&W photographs throughout

The Women’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts: A Leaner, Sexier, Healthier You–In 15 Minutes a Day! by Selene Yeager

2011 | ISBN: 1609617371, 1609618017 | English | 416 pages | EPUB | 31 MB

Time is every woman’s most precious commodity–and a lack of it is the number one reason, in survey after survey, that women give for why they don’t exercise. But research now shows that aslittle as 15 minutes of resistance training is just as effective in spiking one’s metabolism as a workout lasting more than twice as long. All it takes is 15 minutes to achieve lifelong result–and women are more likely to stick to an exercise plan if it’s chopped down to those 15 minutes.
The Women’s Health Big Book of 15-Minute Workouts is both an introduction to the fundamentals of short workouts and a comprehensive collection of hundreds of the most effective ones. These workouts have been designed for every fitness goal, from total body conditioning to targeting trouble spots with exercises like the 15 Minute Flat-Belly-without-a-Single-Crunch Workout. Other highlights include:
an eating plan with delicious meals that take 15 minutes or less to prepare
workouts for when you’re stuck in traffic or traveling and can’t make it to the gym
hundreds of tips from America’s best trainers, nutritionists, and exercise scientists

David A. Goldstein, “Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land”

English | ISBN: 1510724796 | 2017 | EPUB | 240 pages | 2,9 MB

Every season, dozens of African American basketball players pack up their sneakers to play and live in Israel. They eat Israeli food, navigate Israeli hustle and bustle, experience cultural and religious customs in the world’s only Jewish country, and voluntarily expose themselves to the omnipresent threat of violence in the volatile Middle East. Some players are both Black and Jewish by birth. Others choose to convert to Judaism while residing in Israel. Some go so far as to obtain Israeli citizenship, enlist in the Israeli Army, marry Israeli women, and stay long after their playing careers end. Alley-Oop to Aliyah: African American Hoopsters in the Holy Land, is the first book to provide an in-depth exploration and analysis of the experiences of African American basketball players in Israel from the 1970s till today. Author David A. Goldstein examines how they end up in the country in the first place, the multitude of distinctive aspects of their lives there, the challenges and difficulties they face, and the reasons some choose to return to Israel year after year. In some cases they even decide to stay in Israel permanently. Alley-Oop to Aliyah not only deals with basketball and its impact on Israel, but it delves into emotion-laden issues of race, religion, identity, and politics, primarily through the eyes of the players themselves, based on more than forty extensive first-person interviews Goldstein, a sports journalist of half-Israeli descent, conducted. Their stories and their impact on Israel are at the very heart of this revealing book that is about more than just a game.

LeBron James vs. the NBA: The Case for the NBA’s Greatest Player by Brendan Bowers

English | November 15th, 2017 | ASIN: B06XJ95YYR, ISBN: 1629374407 | 252 Pages | EPUB | 9.60 MB

Showcasing one of professional basketball’s best players, this book spotlights the life and career of hardcourt superstar LeBron James. More than just a biography, it relates James’ story while also establishing his prominent place in NBA history.
By examining his skills and statistics in a variety of categories and comparing him to other NBA legends—including Magic Johnson, Bill Russell, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Michael Jordan, and more—the guide makes a strong case for James as basketball’s greatest. Along the way, his best and most memorable moments are revisited, from his days as a high school stand-out in Akron, to his first stint with the Cavaliers, to “The Decision” to join the Miami Heat, and the show-stopping performance in the 2016 Finals to bring an NBA title back to Cleveland. LeBron James vs. The NBA is certain to stir up lively debate and is a must-have for Cavs fans and basketball buffs alike.