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A Handful Of Summers (Paperback, Updated Edition): Gordon Forbes A Handful Of Summers (Paperback, Updated Edition)
Gordon Forbes; Foreword by Peter Ustinov
R270 R214 Discovery Miles 2 140 Save R56 (21%) Shipped within 4 - 10 working days

From beginnings on a gravel court on a farm in rural South Africa, Gordon Forbes went on to travel the world with his long-time tennis partner Abe Segal during the late 1950s and early 60s: the glory days of Fred Perry, Roy Emerson and Virginia Wade. In this delightful insider’s account of tennis on the international circuit, Forbes looks back with laughter at his tennis playing years through a varied, successful and often outrageous career on the world’s courts.

This newly published edition of A Handful Of Summers brings back a cult classic, revealing an era populated by the most colourful tennis players of all time. More about the hilarious escapades of players than the game itself, the book begins with a short series of vignettes from Forbes’s childhood on an Eastern Cape farm in South Africa, then takes the reader on a tennis tour – into locker rooms and restaurants, narrow streets and small hotels, and onwards to the lawns of Wimbledon and the caramel coloured clays of Roland Garros.

A player of international repute, Gordon Forbes has managed to capture the irresistible charm of an era while telling the story of a young man striving to follow signposts on the winding roads of life.

Lubricants and Cutting Oils for Machine Tools (Paperback): William Gordon Forbes Lubricants and Cutting Oils for Machine Tools (Paperback)
William Gordon Forbes
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Lubricants and Cutting Oils for Machine Tools (Hardcover): William Gordon Forbes Lubricants and Cutting Oils for Machine Tools (Hardcover)
William Gordon Forbes
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Lubrication of Industrial and Marine Machinery (Hardcover): William Gordon Forbes Lubrication of Industrial and Marine Machinery (Hardcover)
William Gordon Forbes; Foreword by W.T. Everitt, C.L. Pope
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Lubrication of Industrial and Marine Machinery (Paperback): William Gordon Forbes Lubrication of Industrial and Marine Machinery (Paperback)
William Gordon Forbes; Foreword by W.T. Everitt, C.L. Pope
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Events in the Taeping Rebellion... (Paperback): Charles George Gordon Events in the Taeping Rebellion... (Paperback)
Charles George Gordon; Created by Forbes Lugard Story
R591 Discovery Miles 5 910 Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923. This book may have occasional imperfections such as missing or blurred pages, poor pictures, errant marks, etc. that were either part of the original artifact, or were introduced by the scanning process. We believe this work is culturally important, and despite the imperfections, have elected to bring it back into print as part of our continuing commitment to the preservation of printed works worldwide. We appreciate your understanding of the imperfections in the preservation process, and hope you enjoy this valuable book. ++++ The below data was compiled from various identification fields in the bibliographic record of this title. This data is provided as an additional tool in helping to ensure edition identification: ++++ Events In The Taeping Rebellion reprint Charles George Gordon, Forbes Lugard Story null W. H. Allen and co., ltd., 1891 History; Asia; China; China; History / Asia / China

When the 49ers Were Kings - How Bill Walsh and Ed DeBartolo Jr. Built a Football Dynasty in San Francisco (Hardcover): Gordon... When the 49ers Were Kings - How Bill Walsh and Ed DeBartolo Jr. Built a Football Dynasty in San Francisco (Hardcover)
Gordon Forbes
R473 R373 Discovery Miles 3 730 Save R100 (21%) Shipped within 7 - 11 working days

In 1979, San Francisco was in turmoil attempting to recover from the assassination of two of its leaders: Mayor George Moscone and Supervisor Harvey Milk. The troubled city was in need of an emotional boost to restore their pride. But as the year drew to a sad close, the city's professional football team, the 49ers, endured its second straight 2-14 season and it, too, was in deep despair. Critics jumped on Eddie DeBartolo Jr., the new owner, along with rookie head coach Bill Walsh. The thirty-year-old DeBartolo, handed the team by his billionaire father, was the league's youngest owner. Walsh had been passed over in Cincinnati when the Bengals made a coaching change. Yet there were promising signs that the 49ers were headed into a new era. The losses were closer. The player draft included an exciting quarterback named Joe Montana. The favorable signs proved prophetic. Over the next decade, the 49ers created a dynasty that was as unique as it was unexpected, winning four Super Bowls. The heroes were Walsh, the coach of speed and detail and long working hours, and Montana, who proved to be the perfect fit for Walsh's fast-paced West Coast offense. In When the 49ers Were Kings , award-winning football writer Gordon Forbes examines how Walsh and DeBartolo assembled one of the greatest teams in pro football history featuring a legendary cast including Montana, Jerry Rice, and Ronnie Lott and unforgettable moments such as Dwight Clark and "The Catch," a key goal-line stand in their first Super Bowl victory, and the last-minute drive capped by John Taylor's Super Bowl-winning touchdown in Walsh's final game. "The good old days, the days of Camelot," 49ers executive John McVay called the exciting decade. It was a special time in a very special city when Walsh and DeBartolo made the 49ers kings of San Francisco.

Events in the Taeping Rebellion (Hardcover): Charles George Gordon Events in the Taeping Rebellion (Hardcover)
Charles George Gordon; Created by Forbes Lugard Story
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Total Golf - An Encyclopedic GU (Paperback): Gordon Forbes Total Golf - An Encyclopedic GU (Paperback)
Gordon Forbes
R295 R271 Discovery Miles 2 710 Save R24 (8%) Out of stock

Phil Ritson has been dubbed "a great teacher" by champion Gary Player, and the "Ritson Way" has bee praised by pros and weekend players around the world. Now, he reveals his secrets to golf success in this guidebook to better golf. With Ritson's expert guidance find the key to: building a personalized, simple, and reliable swing that will hold up under pressure and last a lifetime; mastering trouble shots that will allow you to overcome any on-course situation, using the power draw and power fade to cut corners on the course; practicing with a purpose; and mastering the mental game. Packed with more that 150 photographs and drawings and amazing tips gleaned from Ritson's decades of experience, Total Golf is an invaluable resource for all golfers who want to increase their enjoyment and lower their scores. (71/4 X 9, 288 pages, b&w photos, illustrations)

Handful of Summers (Paperback, First Ed.): Gordon Forbes Handful of Summers (Paperback, First Ed.)
Gordon Forbes
R238 R217 Discovery Miles 2 170 Save R21 (9%) Out of stock

The hilarious, classic memoir of the international tennis circuit.

"A Handful of Summers" is a delightfully uninhibited insider's account of tennis on the international circuit in the fifties and sixties -- both on and off court -- in the glory days of Fred Perry, Roy Emerson, and Virginia Wade.

Forbes begins with his childhood on a farm in South Africa, where he learned to play tennis on a gravel court. His game takes him to Europe, as a South African Davis Cup player, and finally to Wimbledon. Along the way he cavorts with extraordinary characters among the world-class players, including a young Billy Jean King and Rod Laver -- and their tales, and his, shine throughout this irresistibly witty memoir. A cult classic among tennis aficionados when it was first published in the United States, it is a current bestseller in South Africa.

Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline - A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Stories Ever Told (Hardcover): Gordon Forbes Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline - A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Stories Ever Told (Hardcover)
Gordon Forbes
R432 R396 Discovery Miles 3 960 Save R36 (8%) Out of stock

Even in their worst of seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles maintained their tradition of toughness, thanks to great players--legends like Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren to modern-day heroes. In "Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline," veteran football writer Gordon Forbes profiles the individuals who have thrilled Philadelphia fans since the team's inception in 1933 through Andy Reid's perennial championship contenders of today.

Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline - A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Stories Ever Told (Hardcover): Gordon Forbes Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline - A Collection of the Greatest Eagles Stories Ever Told (Hardcover)
Gordon Forbes
R344 R279 Discovery Miles 2 790 Save R65 (19%) Out of stock

Even in their worst of seasons, the Philadelphia Eagles maintained their tradition of toughness, thanks to great players-legends like Chuck Bednarik and Steve Van Buren to more recent heroes such as Reggie White and Donovan McNabb. In this newly updated edition of Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles Sideline, veteran football writer Gordon Forbes profiles the individuals who have thrilled Philadelphia fans since the team's inception in 1933 through Doug Pedersen's contenders of today, With all the wit and skill that comes from over forty years in the sports reporting business, Forbes details the championships, the losses, and the hard-knocking style of the Philadelphia Eagles. The great players and some of the not-so-great characters are recalled in the form of flashbacks to another time in Tales from the Philadelphia Eagles, Without a doubt, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever cheered for the Eagles.

Too Soon to Panic (Hardcover, First Ed.): Gordon Forbes Too Soon to Panic (Hardcover, First Ed.)
Gordon Forbes
R382 R342 Discovery Miles 3 420 Save R40 (10%) Out of stock

An insider's account of the world of pro tennis -- from Ashe to Agassi.

"Too Soon To Panic" is Gordon Forbes's long-awaited sequel to his hilarious, best-selling look at the international tennis tour, A Handful of Summers. With his entree into the sport's hidden corners and the keen insights and observations of a writer undercover, Forbes reveals the goings-on of the international tennis circuit from the late sixties to the early nineties with the same humor and exuberance that made A Handful of Summers a cult classic. "Too Soon To Panic" brings us from the era of Arthur Ashe through the reigns of Vilas and Borg and into the period dominated by John McEnroe and Andre Agassi. We meet players, coaches, and the myriad other characters of the tennis world in their moments of great triumph, humiliating defeat, bad behavior, and daring escapades.

Written with mastery and grace, "Too Soon To Panic" is sure to take its place beside its predecessor as another great tennis treasure.

I'll Take The Sunny Side (Paperback): Gordon Forbes I'll Take The Sunny Side (Paperback)
Gordon Forbes
R458 R409 Discovery Miles 4 090 Save R49 (11%) Out of stock

I'll Take The Sunny Side is a memoir about many things - tennis, friendship, storytelling and growing older.

Gordon Forbes, acclaimed author of A Handful of Summers and Too Soon to Panic, has joined seven friends for the seniors' lunch in the Rainbow Room at the Country Club for several years. They are a group of learned men, writers, scholars and ex-editors, this book arises from their meandering conversations. You might know some of the table: James, the born humourist; Mark, the headmaster; Tim and Charles, the historians; two Peters who have edited newspapers; Richard, an author and editor; and Gordon, the tennis player. Join them as they debate politics, books and sport in particular.

Is television affecting the antics of modern sportsmen? How many oysters is enough to make a difference? What has happened to tennis, has the nobility of the game gone for good?

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