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Release date: 22nd February, 2018 Publisher: Bodley Head
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The Berlin Olympics are generally perceived to be the most overtly nationalistic modern Games , although according to author Oliver Hilmes, in a disappointingly disjointed narrative, this wasn’t necessarily the case.
Though the authorities had removed hoardings advertising the anti-Jewish newspaper Der Sturmer and another paper had urged Germans not to downplay “foreign triumphs” during the Games, clues to their future intentions were evident.
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An early contender for sports book of the year, The Boy on the Shed is not only a great story of a man who came tantalisingly close to making it as a top-flight footballer (and went on to achieve so much else besides), but is simultaneously engaging, well-paced and, like the very best stories, well written. (read review)
Release date: 18th April, 2018 Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport
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Sports book of the Year
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All time greats
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over the years, a selection of which we have chosen here.
The top 10
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