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'Superbly entertaining and incisive' - TLS The definitive history of the iconic football club: the glory, the scandal, the stars and its enduring influence on Italian life. Juventus utterly dominates the Italian game. Home to some of the biggest names in sport, it has won title after title, trophy after trophy. However, parallel to the success and myth, there's a murkier reality. For one hundred years the club and its billionaire owners, the Agnelli family, have been synonymous with match-fixing, doping, political chicanery and more. While La Vecchia Signora remains Italy's best-supported team, it's also its most despised. Juve! charts the story of Italy's great sporting dynasty, chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of the Agnellis, and of the icons - Boniperti, Del Piero, Ronaldo - who have been their sporting emissaries for almost a century. The pride of Italy or its dark heart? Footballing colossus or vanity project? With this unique institution, as with so much about life in Italy, things are seldom black and white...
Music critic Sandro Cappelletto tells the tale of a company that has been producing grand and concert pianos since 1981, when it was founded by Paolo Fazioli. Fazioli is therefore celebrating its fortieth anniversary in 2021. Passion for music and scientific skill, great craftsmanship, continuous technological research, and careful selection of materials are the necessary requirements for producing a Fazioli piano. The history of the company has been characterized by a crescendo of successes, from the first international exhibitions to acquisition by major global retailers, from sales at the world s most prestigious theatres to close collaborations with famous artists who have exclusively requested Fazioli pianos for their concerts. The great pianists Angela Hewitt and Maurizio Baglini offer their precious perspectives in this book through conversations with Sandro Cappelletto.
'Superbly entertaining and incisive' - TLS The definitive history of the iconic football club: the glory, the scandal, the stars and its enduring influence on Italian life. Juventus utterly dominates the Italian game. Home to some of the biggest names in sport, it has won title after title, trophy after trophy. However, parallel to the success and myth, there's a murkier reality. For one hundred years the club and its billionaire owners, the Agnelli family, have been synonymous with match-fixing, doping, political chicanery and more. While La Vecchia Signora remains Italy's best-supported team, it's also its most despised. Juve! charts the story of Italy's great sporting dynasty, chronicling the triumphs and tragedies of the Agnellis, and of the icons - Boniperti, Del Piero, Ronaldo - who have been their sporting emissaries for almost a century. The pride of Italy or its dark heart? Footballing colossus or vanity project? With this unique institution, as with so much about life in Italy, things are seldom black and white... **A FINANCIAL TIMES BEST BOOK OF 2020**
Ten of the best episodes of the 1950s comedy series following the exploits of military con artist Sgt. Ernie Bilko (Phil Silvers). Bilko works at a US Army Camp in Kansas where he schemes in any way he possibly can to make money, while trying to avoid the watchful eye of Colonel Hall (Paul Ford).
For better or for worse, the Giro d'Italia remains the sporting metaphor for Italians. To celebrate its centenary, Herbie Sykes produced a unique - and uniquely personal - evocation. In realising it he undertook a Giro of his own. Travelling the length of the peninsular, he met with 100 of its constituents, and simply listened to their stories. They were the champions and gregari, the superstars and nearly-men, their wives, families and tifosi. There were kingmakers and journalists, sponsors and officials, those who have loved it and a few who abhorred it. Collectively their testimonies represent a journey to the heart of the race, and to Italian cycling identity. This, however, is a cycling journey with a difference. In a departure from recent cycling convention, they were invited to open not only their hearts, but also their scrapbooks, photo albums and old cupboard drawers. There's no anodyne photographic agency fodder here, no cliched Dolomite vistas and no hackneyed portraits of Coppi, Merckx or Pantani. Rather the images conjure the spirit, pathos and beauty of the greatest race on earth and, more poignantly still, of 100 lives conditioned by it.
Documentary about jazz label Blue Note Records which was set up in 1939. The film features footage of co-founder Alfred Lion and label executive Francis Wolff and includes performances from John Coltrane, Thelonious Monk, Sonny Rollins and Art Blakey and interviews with Carlos Santana, Rudy Van Gelder, Horace Silver and Herbie Hancock.
All five films in the series starring Charles Bronson as a vigilante out for revenge. In 'Death Wish' (1974) mild-mannered New York architect Paul Kersey (Bronson) takes the law into his own hands after his wife is murdered and his daughter raped by a gang of thugs. Jeff Goldblum makes his big-screen debut as one of the unfortunate muggers. In 'Death Wish 2' (1981), after the suicide of his daughter in response to another violent attack, Kersey returns to the streets to deal out revenge to her assailants on a one by one basis. 'Death Wish 3' (1985) sees Kersey, still distraught at the loss of his family, take his rage out on street gangs with weapons including sub-machine guns and missile launchers. In 'Death Wish 4 - The Crackdown' (1987) the death of his girlfriend's daughter from an overdose compels Kersey to declare war on L.A.'s drug dealers. Finally, in 'Death Wish 5 - The Face of Death' (1993) the harassment of Kersey's girlfriend Livia (Lesley-Anne Down) by her ex-husband, O'Shea (Michael Parks), a Mafia boss using her business to launder money, forces Kersey back towards the gun cupboard one final time.
Cycling Book of the Year - Cross British Sports Book Awards When the 'Iron Curtain' descended across Europe, Dieter Wiedemann was a hero of East German sport. A podium finisher in The Peace Race, the Eastern Bloc equivalent of the Tour de France, he was a pin-up for the supremacy of socialism over the 'fascist' West. Unbeknownst to the authorities, however, he had fallen in love with Sylvia Hermann, a girl from the other side of the wall. Socialist doctrine had it that the two of them were 'class enemies', and as a famous athlete Dieter's every move was pored over by the Stasi. Only he abhorred their ideology, and in Sylvia saw his only chance of freedom. Now, playing a deadly game of cat and mouse, he plotted his escape. In 1964 he was delegated, once and once only, to West Germany. Here he was to ride a qualification race for the Tokyo Olympics, but instead committed the most treacherous of all the crimes against socialism. Dieter Wiedemann, sporting icon and Soviet pawn, defected to the other side. Whilst Wiedemann fulfilled his lifetime ambition of racing in the Tour de France, his defection caused a huge scandal. The Stasi sought to 'repatriate' him, with horrific consequences both for him and the family he left behind. Fifty years on, and twenty-five years after the fall of the Berlin Wall, Dieter Wiedemann decided it was time to tell his story. Through his testimony and that of others involved, and through the Stasi file, which has stalked him for half a century, Herbie Sykes uncovers an astonishing tale. It is one of love and betrayal, of the madness at the heart of the cold war, and of the greatest bike race in history.
Millions of years ago, dinosaurs roamed the world but then they died out. For many years, scientists have been trying to find out why the dinosaurs died. Was it a great disaster or a slow death? Part of the Bug Club reading series used in over 3500 schools Helps your child develop reading fluency and confidence Suitable for children age 8-9 (Year 4)
Alan Taylor (Palookaville) directs this comical re-imagining of the history surrounding Napoleon Bonaparte's exile and death on the remote Atlantic island of St Helena, based on Simon Leys' novel 'The Death of Napoleon'. A secret network of loyal Bonapartists is poised to return the Emperor (Ian Holm) to Paris and help him back onto the throne. To achieve this end, they enlist a double, deckhand Eugene Lenormand (also played by Ian Holm), to take his place on the island, where he has been under very comfortable and luxurious house arrest for the past six years. But things don't go as planned: the ship, supposedly bound for France, docks instead on Belgian shores, and when he makes his way back to France by barge, Napoleon discovers that his contact, Truchaut (Sergio Ballo) has died. Meanwhile, back at St Helena, the lookalike Lenormand is enjoying his newfound luxury too much to implement his side of the bargain...
All 13 episodes from the first series of the music and chat show hosted by English singer-songwriter Elvis Costello. Recorded at Harlem's famous Apollo Theatre and 30 Rock's 8H studio in New York, the show features Costello interviewing some of the biggest names in music and joining them in some unique musical collaborations. Guests in this series include: Elton John, Lou Reed, James Taylor, Tony Bennett, The Police, Herbie Hancock and Smokey Robinson, among others.
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The most powerful weapon on the planet is hidden right behind your eyes. Your mind is capable of things you've hardly dared to dream about. Controlling others. Travelling through time and space. Even altering the very fabric of reality. The evidence is in this book. Read it and ask yourself this question: What's stopping you?
The first title in a mind-blowing new series that will force you to rethink everything you've ever been taught in science lessons at school. From the internationally bestselling author of Faerie Wars and the popular Handbook series. I never believed in Atlantis. It didn't fit anything I'd been taught about pre-history. Then I started looking at the facts. And discovered everything I'd been taught about prehistory was just plain wrong. If you suspect they're selling you a crock of bilge as well, it's time you read this book. It'll open your eyes about what really happened 11,000 years ago.
Herbie Hancock - piano Freddie Hubbard - cornet Ron Carter - bass Tony Williams - drums Recorded June 17, 1964 at the Van Gelder Studio, Englewood Cliffs, NJ BLP 4175
Pianist and composer Friedrich Gulda is joined by jazz legends Chick Corea and Herbie Hancock and Cypriote pianist Nicolas Economou for two sets of classical and jazz improvisations recorded live at the Münchner Klaviersommer festival in 1982 and 1989.
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