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Cricketers at War (eBook, ePUB)
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Aussie cricketing heroes who also fought for Australia during wartime ´That´s nothing. Pressure is having a Messerschmitt up your arse.´ Keith Miller, when asked if he felt under pressure while captaining the NSW cricket team. Numerous heroes of Australian cricket have also proved themselves on the battlefield, from Gallipoli to Vietnam and beyond. Among them are some of Australia´s most illustrious cricketing names: Donald Bradman, Keith Miller, Keith Carmody, Jack Fingleton and, in more recent years, Doug Walters. In this sport/history page-turner, veteran sports journalist Greg Growden tells their extraordinary stories of bravery, hardship, courage and human endeavour.

Stand: 19.09.2019
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Dent´s Modern Tribes: The Secret Languages of B...
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Learn how to decode the private languages that are swapped around us every day - amongst cabbies and paramedics, soap stars and comedians, cricketers and barristers - in Susie Dent´s unique and witty guide to Britain´s modern tribes. Did you know that a soldier´s biggest social blunder is called ´jack brew´ - making yourself a cuppa without making one for anyone else? That twitchers have an expression for a bird that can´t be identified - LBJ (the letters stand for little brown job)? Or that builders call plastering the ceiling ´doing Lionel Richie´s dancefloor´? Susie Dent does. Ever wondered why football managers all speak the same way, what a cabbie calls the Houses of Parliament, or how ticket inspectors discreetly request backup? We are surrounded by hundreds of tribes, each speaking its own distinct slanguage of colourful words, jokes and phrases, honed through years of conversations on the battlefield, in A&E, backstage, or at 10,000 feet in the air. Susie Dent has spent years interviewing hundreds of professionals, hobbyists and enthusiasts, and the result is an idiosyncratic phrasebook like no other. From the Freemason´s handshake to the publican´s banter, Dent´s Modern Tribes takes us on a whirlwind tour of Britain, decoding its secret languages and, in the process, finds out what really makes us all tick. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Dent. Audio sample: Digital audiobook in aax.

Anbieter: Audible
Stand: 26.08.2019
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