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Boxing On This Day

Author : Nick Parkinson
ISBN : 9781785310898
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Boxing On This Day revisits the sport's most magical moments, from title tear-ups, shocks and famous knockouts to bizarre dramas. Here are hundreds of ring highlights, all mixed in with a maelstrom of quirky anecdotes and legendary characters to produce an irresistibly dippable boxing diary - with an entry for every day of the year. It's not just the stunning punches and smart one-liners that makes the history of the fight game so absorbing. Boxing is never far from controversy or hyperbole, surviving fixes and numerous scandals while producing some of sport's most famous names from Dempsey to Louis, from Ali to Tyson, from Lennox Lewis to Floyd Mayweather Jr. As well as recalling heroic, controversial, funny, tragic and surreal events, Boxing On This Day benefits from brilliant research, gathering together many original stories in a concise history of boxing from the 19th century to 2015.

Bob Harrison S On This Day

Author : Bob Harrison
ISBN : 1456880217
Genre : History
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This is a compilation of fi fty of my best efforts to personalize people and events that had some connection to the day about which the article was to be written. Some are about world-changing events; some about everyday happenings. All are interesting. My hope is that you will enjoy reading them, perhaps discuss them with family and friends, and then be inspired to dig deeper into their stories to discover even more interesting information about them.

December 26th Boxing Day In Great Britain

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ISBN : OCLC:44365043
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Presents information about Boxing Day, a national holiday celebrated on December 26th in England, Ireland, and Australia. Notes that legends tell that on this day the noblemen "boxed up" gifts for their servants. Explains that Boxing Day is also called Saint Stephen's Day. Includes suggested activities for Boxing Day. Offers access to the full-text of the song "Good King Wenceslas." Links to sites related to Boxing Day and Saint Stephen's Day.

Boxing Day

Author : Christopher Jaymes
ISBN : 9781434803092
Genre : Travel
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Based on a true story, we follow author, Christopher Jaymes, as he exchanges his would-be vacation in for a six-week stint as an aid worker in one of the world's most tragic disasters. Upon his arrival in Bangkok, he was informed that a tsunami had devastated the west coast of Thailand and that the only hotel still standing was the hotel holding his reservation. A demystifying and satirical, yet astonishingly human commentary at the gut-wrenching realities occuring at a time where selflessness should flourish, but selfishness prevails. Jaymes leads us through an adventure of mental anguish while drug-infested degenerates and hallucinatory aid workers pull together in hopes to fulfill their dream of serving humanity. At the core of the madness, Jaymes examines the fine art of deflecting ego chatter and the innate fear of the unknown that most of us harbor in the depths of our souls.

This Day In Sports

Author : Ernie Gross
ISBN : 9780786408030
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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Sports events represent, for many, landmarks for memories, contexts that securely fix moments in past time. And in America, perhaps more than in any other country, they are part of what connects the individual to the multitude. When we add them to our remembrances, they subtly suggest that, like sporting contests, our personal tales are fit for public consumption. How easy and natural it is to add a little referential sidebar to the stories we tell: "I started work in January, I remember because the Bills had just lost the Super Bowl--the fourth one." On a broader scale, sports have left their imprint on the stony history of the nation. Beginning slowly with a game of bowls (1611), something like miniature golf in New England (1652), horse racing on Long Island, and billiards in Charlestown (1722), the sporting life then gained momentum--and a firmer grip on the national conscience--with the early play of baseball, basketball, and football, games that would come to dominate the sports scene in 20th century America. Organized by day of the year, this volume provides the browser, the trivia buff and the sports historian a record of thousands of frames, matches, series, and championships. Whether it's the day a bases-loaded walk gave the National League its 16th All-Star victory in 17 seasons (July 17, 1979) or the day Harvard defeated Yale and Brown in the first-ever intercollegiate regatta (July 26, 1859), there's something new buried within the tome's 365 layers for even the most knowledgeable fans.

What Does Santa Do On Boxing Day

Author : Becky Plenderleith
ISBN : 1841613118
Genre : Christmas stories
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PICTURE STORYBOOKS. What does santa do on boxing day? Does he put his sore feet up? Does he sleep off the mince pies he scoffed on Christmas Eve? Does he give Rudolph and his team a well-earned slap on the antlers? Or perhaps he packs up his sleigh in storage for another year? Er nope!!To be blunt, Santa's had too many sprouts and he needs some fresh air (much to the relief of Mrs Santa!). Fortunately, he's also still got work to do; you see, it's not just children who like to see lots of shiny presents under their Christmas tree. There are lots of little animals also rubbing their paws with glee...Told in humorous verse, this story is a funny and heartwarming tale, chronicling Santa's journey around the world, delivering gifts to all the young animals.

This Day In New York Sports

Author : Jordan Sprechman
ISBN : 1571672540
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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From the Yankees to yachting, from the Rangers to race cars, and from the Knicks to knockouts, This Day in New York Sports is a unique compilation of facts and dates pertaining to the history of sports people and events centered on the Big Apple. Drawing upon the research sources provided by the New York Sports Museum & Hall of Fame, this hardbound book is extensively illustrated and contains no fewer than 10 entries for each day of the calendar year.

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