The Mad, Mad World of Sports

The Mad, Mad World of Sports

by Tony Davis and Leigh Hobbs

Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout) Publication Date: 11/01/2012

  $11.98

Ever heard of the surfer who rode a single wave for 37 minutes? Or the boxer who managed to knock himself out? Amazing feats, mind-boggling moments, bizarre facts, embarrassing mistakes.take a look at some of the weirdest and most wonderful stories from the mad, mad world of sports!


'I liked it because it has a bunch of funny, crazy, weird and just plain stupid things that will make you laugh and just want to read on.I wish it was longer.' Mateus, 12

ISBN:
9781741766028
9781741766028
Category:
Sports & outdoor recreation
Format:
Epub (Kobo - Fixed Layout)
Publication Date:
11-01-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
ALLEN & UNWIN
Tony Davis

Tony Davis is a retired Military Intelligence Lieutenant Colonel, former country director for a congressionally chartered nonprofit organization in South Korea, and currently living and working in New York City. He holds a bachelor’s degree in political science and a master’s degree in international relations. He is a graduate of both the US Army Command and General Staff College and the Joint Forces Staff College and is currently pursuing a second master’s degree in professional writing from New York University.

In 1990, Tony began serving his country in the United States Army as a career military intelligence officer, retiring from Special Operations Command as a lieutenant colonel in 2011. In the interim, from commissioning to retirement, Tony served in a wide variety of staff and leadership positions globally, including combat operations in Iraq. Other overseas assignments and deployments include Germany, South Korea, Japan, Thailand, Egypt, Croatia, Spain, Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan, Bangladesh, and many others.

His hobbies include SCUBA diving, classical guitar, and traveling (forty-nine countries and forty-five states so far and counting).

Leigh Hobbs

Leigh Hobbs is an artist and author, best known for the children's books featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, the Freaks of 4F, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. Old Tom was also a popular TV series.

Mr Chicken Goes to Paris was shortlisted for the Prime Minister's Literary Awards and remains a bestseller at the Louvre Bookshop in Paris. Mr Chicken was adapted for the stage by NIDA and Horrible Harriet appeared at the Sydney Opera House in 2017.

In 2016/17, Leigh was Australian Children's Laureate - his detailed Laureate itinerary is on the endpapers of Mr Chicken All Over Australia. In 2019, Leigh was one of five Australian Legends featured by Australia Post on a stamp.

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