From the 1960s to the 1980s, Sweden was an affluent, egalitarian country envied around the world. Refugees were welcomed, even misfit young Englishmen could find a place there. Andrew Brown spent part of his childhood in Sweden during the 1960s. In the 1970s he married a Swedish woman and worked in a timber mill while helping to raise their small son. Fishing became his passion and his escape. In the mid-1980s his marriage and the country fell apart. The Prime Minister was assassinated. The welfare system crumbled along with the industries that had supported it. Twenty years later, Andrew Brown travelled the length of Sweden in search of the country he had loved, and then hated, and now found he loved again.
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NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTUREstarring Robert Duvall and Lucas BlackThis book is about influence and inspiration and a deeper, more profound way of looking at life. The story is based on thousands of athletes who author and performance psychologist Dr. David Cook has counseled, and the great mentors and teachers from whom he has learned. Told through the lives of two characters---an eccentric rancher with a passion for teaching truth, and a young golf professional at the end of his rope looking to escape the pressures of the game---they represent each one of us in our various stages of growth. And through them we are reminded that, in life, we must be willing to coach and be coached.Life is never the same once you've been to Utopia.'Read it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. You'll be glad you did. Golf's Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to succeed in your golf game.'---Zig Ziglar, leading motivational expert and bestselling author'This book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life.'---David Robinson, NBA MVP, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two Time World Champion
As a cricketer Simon Hughes enjoyed not immoderate success as a bowler with a championship-winning Middlesex side. As a writer, his previous effort A Lot of Hard Yakka, a tale of the life of an English county cricketer, won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award in 1997. Nowadays, Hughes can be found filling the role of "The Analyst" on Channel 4's test match coverage. Clearly a man of more than one talent, Hughes has now chronicled his travels around the cricketing globe as player and journalist. And as a success, Yakking Around The World stands comfortably amongst his other achievements. Having visited every test-cricket-playing nation, Hughes narrates his odyssey in whites with much aplomb. From London to Lahore via the Leewards, and many other exotic locations, he spices his recollections with memories of the local people and hospitality, with most specific and humorous reference to varying degrees of success with the native womenfolk. Cricket has often been twinned with travel writing, but rarely can it have been married with stories of red-blooded sexual desire! Hughes shakes all three into a splendidly funny cocktail and comes up with a winner. --Trevor Crowe
Golfers and non-golfers alike will be moved by the powerful transformation that takes place in Golf's Sacred Journey. 'Read it. Devour it. Keep it as a reference book. You'll be glad you did. Golf's Sacred Journey is a remarkable and encouraging story with an entirely different approach on how to succeed in your golf game.'---Zig Ziglar, leading motivational expert and bestselling author'This book is full of wisdom that will enhance your game and I believe it just may change your life.'---David Robinson, NBA MVP, 1992 Olympic Gold Medalist, Two Time World ChampionThis book is about influence. The story is based on thousands of athletes the author has counseled, and the great mentors and teachers from whom he has learned, told through the lives of two characters---a rancher with a passion for teaching truth and a young golf professional at the end of his rope.They represent each of us in the various stages of growth. In life we must be willing to coach and be coached, for either one alone will leave us empty.
South Bay is a leafy, commuter town on the southern shore of Long Island, New York, known for both its community spirit and successful youth soccer program. Everything changed when the town of South Bay lost 48 of its brothers and sisters in the September 11th terrorist attacks, including legendary varsity soccer coach, Dan Dunham. Amidst a cloud of sadness, with tremendous fortitude and resilience, South Bay would rise once again. On long, green grassy fields where they were once innocent and carefree kids, a team of boys, led by one of Dunham’s former pupils, captures the hope and imagination of a heartbroken small town. Inspired by true events, Utopia is a personal, heartfelt story of a high school soccer team bringing a community together in the wake of 9/11.