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The Resource Losing it : a lifetime in pursuit of sporting excellence, Simon Barnes

Losing it : a lifetime in pursuit of sporting excellence, Simon Barnes

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Losing it : a lifetime in pursuit of sporting excellence
Title
Losing it
Title remainder
a lifetime in pursuit of sporting excellence
Statement of responsibility
Simon Barnes
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Simon Barnes has taken part in seven summer Olympic Games, five World Cups and ten Ashes series. Well, not exactly taken part, but certainly he was there and writing hard. And always, behind every victory and every defeat he ever recorded, there was the reference of his own sporting career, in which the bitter beauties of failure were occasionally varied with the intoxication of success. His adventures taught him about sport: why we do it, and what is required to be very good at it. He learned about the relationship of physical and mental skills, about fear and courage and physical pain. He learned about funk, about Zen-like calm, about the team thing, about the 'me' thing. His sporting failure has been a joyous and profoundly informative part of his life, and here he tells the story of it
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Barnes, Simon
Dewey number
  • 796'.092
  • 796'.092
  • 796'.092
  • 796'.092
  • 796.092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Barnes, Simon
  • Sports
  • Sport
Label
Losing it : a lifetime in pursuit of sporting excellence, Simon Barnes
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Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472918789
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9781472918789
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Label
Losing it : a lifetime in pursuit of sporting excellence, Simon Barnes
Publication
Note
Originally published: 2016
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
9781472918789
Dimensions
20 cm
Extent
ix, 294 pages
Isbn
9781472918789
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia

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