The Sporting Club General Outstanding Book of the Year 2019

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    The Ringmaster

    One man transformed Formula One from a peripheral sport into a global powerhouse. Now the Ringmaster has been forced out – but who can succeed such a pivotal figure? In the wake of his departure, will the battle for control be the end of Formula One as …

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    Sport Inc. Why Money is the Winner in the Business of Sport

    Sport Inc. reveals the behind-the-scenes finances that drive sport – who gets rich and who gets left on the bench. Through investigations into a wide range of sports, including how football agents really work, the betting industry and corruption, espor …

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    George Best: A Memoir

    In George Best: A Memoir, Michael Parkinson draws upon decades of award-winning journalistic experience to re-evaluate a remarkable footballer and a damaged friend, bringing fresh insight into the footballing genius that made Best one of the immortals …

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    Epic

    Award-winning writer Simon Barnes has reported on seven Summer Olympic Games, five football  World Cups, cricket on four continents and more than 20 Wimbledons. In Epic, Barnes brings together a stunning mosaic of some of the greatest sporting moments …

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    Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August

    For sixteen days in the summer of 1936, the world’s attention turned to the German capital as it hosted the Olympic Games. Seen through the eyes of a cast of characters – Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, nightclub owners an …

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    A Boy in the Water

    Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a …

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