join us on facebook
Search our site
Letters to Iris by Elizabeth Noble Read the opening extract of the brand new Elizabeth Noble book before its publication on 05/04/2018

The Telegraph Book of Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year by Martin Smith
  

The Telegraph Book of Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year

Part of the Telegraph Books Series
Biography / Autobiography   Books of the Month   Sport   
Download an extract Share this book

Sue Baker's view...

September 2014 Non-Fiction Book of the Month.

Taken from the Daily Telegraph archives, an anthology of sports writing that highlights the Greats. One hundred sports men and women feature in interviews, first-person accounts and contemporary pieces in this showcase of sporting greatness.

Like for Like Reading

The Sports Gene: Talent, Practice and the Truth about Success, David Epstein

Podium: Sporting Champions' Path to the Top, Ben Oakley

Who is Sue Baker

Synopsis

The Telegraph Book of Champions An Anthology of the Greats Throughout the Sporting Year by Martin Smith

How do you achieve sporting immortality? How do you develop a winning mentality? What seprates the best from the rest? While sporting greatness is for the few, there is much that the rest of us can learn from them. From the era-defining brilliance of Muhammad Ali to the tactical genius of Sir Alex Ferguson, gathered together here for the first time are the rare insights into what made some of the best sports men and women from the past century. Drawn from the Telegraph archives, this collection of interviews, contemporary accounts and first-person articles covering everyone from Michael Phelps to Dame Ellen MacArthur, Roger Federer to Michael Schumacher, Sir Steve Redgrave to Nicole Cooke, give a rare glimpse of how these individuals conquered the world. Through the snow, mud, ice and sun of the sporting calendar, The Telegraph Book of Champions features one hundred champions from thirty-one sports. Side by side, in this unique collection, they line up as a reminder of what it takes to be the best, why success at the very top is only for the few, and what the rest of us mere mortals can learn from them.

About the Author

Martin Smith was assistant sports editor of the Telegraph for many years. He has edited previous Telegraph anthologies for Aurum on the Tour de France, Formula One, Wimbledon, horse racing and cricket letters. He lives in Bedfordshire.

More books by this author
Author 'Like for Like' recommendations

Loading similar books...
Loading other formats...

Book Info

Publication date

4th September 2014

Author

Martin Smith

More books by Martin Smith
Author 'Like for Like'
    recommendations

Publisher

Aurum Press Ltd

Format

Hardback
400 pages

Categories

Biography / Autobiography
Books of the Month
Sport

History of sport
Biography: sport

ISBN

9781781313473

My favourite thing about is the 'like for like' page this has really introduced me to some good reads! That and lots of honest reviews.

Sam Lewis

Love books. Love reading. Love reading books. And, here's the trick. Here's a website which caters for people like me.

Ian Harvey-brown

Lovereading are lovely people who send me lovely books. What's not to love?

Gavin Dimmock

Lovereading helps me decide what real people read.

Kerry Bridges

Their sending me my first book to review 18 months ago re-awakened my fondness for reading, since then I have purchased some real gems.

Barry Griffiths

Lovereading has all the new books and also suggestions for 'similar' authors whilst waiting for your favourites new books.

Carol Peace

I love the 'like for like' author recommendations, it's like an old friend whispering in your ear.

Emma Caddick

The books for review are always great reads, brilliantly written, and introduces me to a huge variety of, established and new, authors.

Lesley Hart

Lovereading4kids

Lovereading4schools