My Sporting Heroes: His 50 Greatest from Britain and Ireland

My Sporting Heroes: His 50 Greatest from Britain and Ireland

by Ian Botham
     
 

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In My Sporting Heroes, one of the country's most iconic and likeable sporting greats, Sir Ian Botham OBE, takes time out from his many charitable and commentating commitments to draw up his template of what he believes makes a true sporting hero. Botham singles out the ten qualities he believes are the basic elements in any true sportsman—bravery,

Overview

In My Sporting Heroes, one of the country's most iconic and likeable sporting greats, Sir Ian Botham OBE, takes time out from his many charitable and commentating commitments to draw up his template of what he believes makes a true sporting hero. Botham singles out the ten qualities he believes are the basic elements in any true sportsman—bravery, passion, composure, determination, skill, leadership, instinct, dedication, humor, and compassion—then highlights the sportsmen and women whom he believes best portray each quality, and backs up his selection with personal anecdotes of his time spent with them, or watching them in action. Covering a wide variety of sports and discussing admired athletes from both the past and present, from Ian Woosnam, Paul Gascoigne and Jonathan Davies to Joe Calzaghe, Lewis Hamilton and Andy Murray, My Sporting Heroes is a lively celebration of exactly what makes a true sporting legend—from someone who knows a thing or two about it!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781845964870
Publisher:
Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date:
02/01/2010
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Sir Ian Botham is the author of two autobiographies, including Head On.

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