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What Sport Tells Us About Life by Ed Smith
  

What Sport Tells Us About Life

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Synopsis

What Sport Tells Us About Life by Ed Smith

Why will there never be another Bradman? How do you win 33 games in a row? Why did Zidane lose his rag on the world's stage? Foraying deep into sport's leftfield, Ed smith asks the questions we rarely ask of our teams and players. When is cheating really cheating? Is the free market good for sport? Can talent be a curse? Does luck matter? His answers, often controversial and always thought provoking, will delight anyone who has ever wondered why sport matters.

Reviews

Recommended to anyone interested in sport, history, or simply human nature Mark Lawson, Front Row I could eat this stuff up with a spoon Nick Hornby A book that everyone with a serious interest in sport needs to read. Don't miss it -- Simon Barnes The Times A terrific book - Smith has distilled into 200 pages things that took me fifteen years of playing to work out Mike Atherton An exceptional book: lucid, thought-provoking, informative and fair. Outstanding -- Christopher Martin-Jenkins The Times I could eat this stuff up with a spoon Nick Hornby


About the Author

Ed Smith read History at Peterhouse, Cambridge. Having played for Kent and England, he is now Captain of Middlesex County Cricket Club. He has published two highly acclaimed books: Playing Hard Ball, a comparison of baseball and cricket, and On and Off the Field, which was named Wisden Book of the Year, 2004. He writes for many publications including The Times and Sunday Telegraph.

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Book Info

Publication date

29th January 2009

Author

Ed Smith

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Publisher

Penguin Books Ltd

Format

Paperback
208 pages

Categories

Sports & outdoor recreation
Sociology: sport & leisure

ISBN

9780141031859

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