Legends of the Tour

Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France – the grit and the glory.

Author: Jan Cleijne

Publisher: Head of Zues

ISBN: 9781781859995

Category: Comics & Graphic Novels

Page: 160

View: 358

Frame by glorious frame, this beautiful graphic novel captures the essence of the Tour de France - the grit and the glory. Since Maurice Garin's inugural victory in 1903, hundreds of thousands of kilometers have been covered in pursuit of the yellow jersey and few of them have been without incident or drama. Here are the Tour's legends: Eugene Christophe welding his bicycle back together at the foot of the Pyrenees in 1913; Bartali V Coppi, 1949; Poulidor shoulder-to-shoulder with Anquetil on the Puy de Dome, 1964; Tommy Simpson's death on Ventoux, 1967; Lance Armstrong's domination and disgrace; finishing with Bradley Wiggins' and Chris Froome's victories back-to-back victories for Britain in 2012 and 2013. 'Oh what a fantastic book this is. Not only is it a wonderfully concise history of the Tour, it is quite ravishing to behold. I adored it.' Observer.

Legends on Tour

This book covers the phenomenon of the 1960s pop package tours.

Author: Martin Creasy

Publisher: History PressLtd

ISBN: 9780752442754

Category: Music

Page: 144

View: 722

This book covers the phenomenon of the 1960s pop package tours. With access to an incredible unpublished archive of material held by the Aldershot News covering the 1960s cinema tour gigs in Aldershot, journalist Martin Creasy looks at concerts between 1965 and 1967 including the famous Jimi Hendrix/Cat Stevens/Walker Bros/Engelbert Humperdink tour.

Legends of Rock Guitar

He teamed with Jimmy Page in the ill - fated Coverdale - Page partnership ,
which saw Page reduced to playing Whitesnake tunes on tour . Jumping on the
reunion bandwagon , Coverdale resurrected Whitesnake with a greatest hits
record in ...

Author: Pete Prown

Publisher: Hal Leonard Corporation

ISBN: 9780793540426

Category: Music

Page: 264

View: 404

Presents a comprehensive encyclopedia of rock guitar legends examining over three hundred artists beginning in the 1950s and covering a wide range of styles and includes performers such as Chuck Berry, Eric Clapton, Duane Eddy, Buddy Holly, Keith Richards, and more.

Legends of Irish Rugby

'Richard went out on the Lions tour as a replacement in '93. I was only 16 at the
time and it was an incredible thrill for us as a family to see him playing with and
against the legends of world rugby. I would have to say that it was also a fantastic
 ...

Author: John Scally

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1780574630

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 129

Based on exclusive interviews with 40 celebrated players, past and present, Legends of Irish Rugby is a veritable who's who of the sport. Immortals such as Jack Kyle, Willie John McBride, Tony Ward, Brian O'Driscoll, Gordon D'Arcy and Paul O'Connell bare their souls to reveal themselves as men of vision, passion and dedication - men who, through their glories, disappointments and dramatic deeds, have inspired others to realise their dreams. In this engrossing and entertaining account of the bittersweet history of Irish rugby, these powerful personalities offer startling insights into some of the sport's most controversial moments - from the assault on Ronan O'Gara during the 2001 Lions tour to Gary Ella's tenure as Leinster coach. They also express their opinions on the most important issues facing the game today - from Brian O'Driscoll's hair to the role of the coach and the future of the sport itself. Their take on the times is often as comical as it is insightful. Compelling, informative and humorous, Legends of Irish Rugby is by far the most revealing volume yet on one of the country's favourite sports.

Notes of a Tour in Brittany

It would be well if the legends of such miracles had been subjected to the same
scrutiny as those ascribed to Francis Xavier have been in his Life by the Rev .
Henry Venn ; for thus it is seen how such legends are formed , and how one
reporter ...

Author: Samuel Prideaux Tregelles

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Brittany (France)

Page: 176

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Diary of a Tour in Spain During the Spring and Summer of 1853

The general characteristics are luscious colour , in which violets and purples , the
moreras of the local mulberry prevails ; the favourite subjects are taken from local
legends , in which San Vincente Ferrer , ( Spanish Dominician Missionary ...

Author: Archibald Neil Campbell-Maclachlan

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 251

View: 174


Report of a Tour in Bundelkhand and Malwa 1871 72

A little - known addition to the legend states that the lions over the gateway are
the guardians of the buried treasure , and that whoever can hit the exact spot they
appear to be watching , will , on digging , find the treasure ; as the lions look in ...

Author: J. D. Beglar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bundelkhand (India)

Page: 252

View: 602


Report of a Tour in Eastern Rajputana in 1871 72 and 1872 73

point citv " prob . his co position , with the Buddhist railing ; whereas on other
coins of a later date it appears in a horizontal position , between two lines of the
legend , but still with the Buddhist railing ; while , again , on two other types or ...

Author: A. C. L. Carlleyle

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page: 256

View: 472


Report of a Tour in Bundelkhand and Malwa 1871 72 and in the Central Provinces 1873 74

A little - known addition to the legend states that the lions over the gateway are
the guardians of the buried treasure , and that whoever can hit the exact spot they
appear to be watching , will , on digging , find the treasure ; as the lions look in ...

Author: J. D. Beglar

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Bundelkhand (India)

Page: 252

View: 685


Egypt after the war being the narrative of a tour of inspection In which are embodied notices of the latest arch ological discoveries and a revised account of the funeral canopy of an Egyptian queen

It is found in China , in Siam , in Mexico ; it is found even in the legends of
Scandinavia and of Great Britain and Germany . In the latter countries , the
serpent has dwindled to paltry and insignificant proportions , and the importance
attached to ...

Author: Henry Windsor Villiers Stuart

Publisher:

ISBN:

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Page:

View: 434


Ghosts and Legends of Calico

During one of the tours, a man volunteered to sit in the chair, and he tried to stand
up on his own. Of course, he was unable to, no matter how hard he tried. And
from what the tour guides said, very few have ever tried quite as hard. Since the ...

Author: Brian Clune with Bob Davis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467146595

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 625

Set against the painted hills of the Mojave Desert, this town "as purdy as a gal's calico skirt" once was California's most prolific silver mining community. Now Calico lives again as a museum and tourist attraction, but the dead have not abandoned it. Shades of the past are everywhere, from the mischievous little boy that runs into the Sweet Shop and disappears to the ghostly schoolteacher still eager to pass on knowledge. Dark shadows appear at the old Calico Cemetery, where few names mark graves. Join authors Brian Clune and Bob Davis as they explore the haunted side of this historic town.

The Crimea and Odessa journal of a tour tr by J B Horner

Farther , the legend of rocks which struck against each other , on the south of the
Black Sea , and at the outlet of the Thracian Bosphorus , is , as it seems , older
than the legends of those in Sicily . It is more than probable that the older bards of
 ...

Author: Karl Heinrich E. Koch

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 231


Report of a Tour in the Central Provinces in 1873 74 and 1874 75

Both of these legends seem to me to refer distinctly to Bhataraka himself ; and
therefore the coins must be assigned to the founder of the dynasty. No. 25 has
the same legend, with several of the letters that are missing on No. 23. No. 24.

Author: Alexander Cunningham

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: India

Page: 165

View: 985


Dr Liddon s Tour in Egypt and Palestine in 1886

Being Letters Descriptive of the Tour Mrs. King (Annie Liddon), Henry Parry
Liddon ... SACRED AND LEGENDARY ART , containing Legends of the Angels
and Archangels , the Evangelists , the Apostles , the Doctors of the Church , St.
Mary ...

Author: Mrs. King (Annie Liddon)

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Egypt

Page: 213

View: 337


The Legends of Wrestling Classy Freddie Blassie

He told me that he was staying at the Daiichi Hotel , and they were having a
farewell party for all the American wrestlers at the end of the tour on May 16 —
my birthday . I took the piece of paper , and then I had to go to my brother's 1 3 7 ...

Author: Keith Elliot Greenberg

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781451604269

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

View: 268

"Classy" Freddie Blassie is universally acknowledged as one of the most hated heels in wrestling history. Freddie really knew how to antagonize the fans -- how to "get heat." Death threats were frequent, enraged fans stabbed him twenty-one times, and he was even doused with acid. Undeterred, Blassie just took the action up a level. He reveled in being the heel. It was almost commonplace to see him biting his opponents and then spitting out their blood. Blassie would routinely "file" his teeth during interviews. His matches in Los Angeles' Olympic Auditorium brought him to the attention of Hollywood. Freddie's style and unpredictability made him a natural for the medium and he became one of the biggest draws in the wrestling business. In the early '60s, this notorious heel was invited to wrestle in Japan. Blassie both horrified and mesmerized sedate Japanese society. It was reported that a number of Japanese television viewers suffered fatal heart attacks after seeing Blassie bloody an opponent in the ring. A child of immigrants, Freddie grew up in a working-class neighborhood in south St. Louis. At seventeen, Freddie made his wrestling debut in a carnival. Unhappy with his choice of occupation, his family persuaded him to keep his "real" job, and for a while he worked as a meatcutter. But after serving in the Navy in World War II, Freddie returned to the world of wrestling, which was at the time still something of a carnival sideshow. Here he picked up his catch phrase: "pencil neck geek." Early in his career, Blassie wrestled on cards promoted by Jess McMahon, and would later work for both his son, Vincent James McMahon, and his grandson, Vincent Kennedy McMahon, the current owner of World Wrestling EntertainmentTM. Even after his active days in the ring came to an end, he showed that he still had the power to generate heat: "Classy" Freddie Blassie became the manager of heels, transferring to a whole new generation of wrestlers the style and knowledge that had made him a legend of wrestling. Blassie is still provoking the public, with his autobiography -- Legends of Wrestling: "Classy" Freddie Blassie -- Listen, You Pencil Neck Geeks -- written with Keith Elliot Greenberg. Freddie weaves vibrant tales of his days in wrestling with the likes of Hollywood Hulk Hogan, The Rock, George "The Animal" Steele, Capt. Lou Albano, John Tolos, The Destroyer, Killer Kowalski, Nikolai Volkoff, and the Iron Sheik. He frankly chronicles his dealings with colorful members of the wrestling fraternity and the promoters, even recounting the controversies -- like the infamous "boxer vs. wrestler" match with Muhammad Ali, who was managed by Blassie. His out-of-the-ring stories are equally compelling. Freddie details his countless sexual exploits and his three marriages. He reflects on the cult status that he gained after his song "Pencil Neck Geek" rocketed to the top of the Dr. Demento Show playlist. He recounts his touching relationship with comedian Andy Kaufman, who cast him in Breakfast with Blassie -- an underground classic in which Blassie uttered: "What the hell ever happened to the human race?"

Encyclopedia of Urban Legends

On a tour bus going past Richard Nixon's beachfront property in San Clemente,
California, a tour guide may repeat the one about a young man who saved ...
Perhaps the tour guides' favorite legend is some variation of the haunted-site
claim.

Author: Jan Harold Brunvand

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 1598847201

Category: Social Science

Page: 782

View: 545

This revised edition of the original reference standard for urban legends provides an updated anthology of common myths and stories, and presents expanded coverage of international legends and tales shared and popularized online. * Approximately 300 individual entries for specific urban legends * An introduction provides a brief history of urban legend research * A selected bibliography and reference citations

Medieval Lays and Legends of Marie de France

In a book written for the edification of his unmarried daughters, Chaucer's
contemporary, the Knight of La Tour Landry, tells the following interesting
anecdote. A man had a scolding wife, who railed ungovernably upon him before
strangers, ...

Author: Marie de France

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486148815

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 240

View: 685

This collection features the best works of the Middle Ages' greatest female author, including captivating variations on Arthurian myths and other stories of magic and mystery.

A military tour in European Turkey the Crimea and on the Eastern shores of the Black Sea Including routes across the Balkan into Bulgaria and excursions in the Turkish Russian and Persian provinces of the Caucasian Range

JAMESON'S LEGENDS OF THE MONASTIC ORDERS As represented in the
Fiue Arts . Containing St. Benedict and the early Benedictines in Italy , France ,
Spain , and Flanders , the Benedictines in England and in Germany ; the
Reformed ...

Author: Alexander Fisher Macintosh

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category:

Page:

View: 474


Legends of the Ball

He was the perfect backrower on tour , taking the ball in broken play and opening
up the defence with side - steps and swerves and running and handling like a
seasoned back . Against the South - Eastern Counties on a water - logged ...

Author: Chris Schoeman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Rugby football players

Page: 239

View: 529


Sermons preached before the Prince of Wales during his tour in the East in the spring of 1862 with notices of some of the localities visited

It would seem as if the ecclesiastical jealousy wbich so long prevented the
recognition of the Apocalypse amongst the Canonical Scriptures , had thrown it
into the shade even in the legends of Patmos . On the composition of the Gospel
 ...

Author: Arthur Penrhyn STANLEY (Dean of Westminster.)

Publisher:

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