Rafa My Story

  • Auteur: Rafael Nadal
  • ISBN: 0748129456
  • Date de sortie: 2011-08-18
  • Collection: Hachette UK
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The Sunday Times bestselling autobiography from the greatest tennis player of his generation No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He's a rarity in today's sporting arena - a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. Rapidly closing in on his friend and rival Roger Federer's record haul of 16 grand slam victories, Nadal is an extraordinary competitor whose ferocity on court is made even more remarkable by his grace off it. This book takes us to the heart of Nadal's childhood, his growth as a player, and his incredible career. It includes memorable highs and lows, from victory in the 2008 Wimbledon final - a match that John McEnroe called the 'greatest game of tennis ever played' - to the injury problems that have frequently threatened his dominance of the sport, to becoming the youngest player of the open era to complete a career Grand Slam in 2010. It transports us from Nadal's lifelong home on the island of Majorca to the locker room of Centre Court as he describes in detail the pressures of competing in the greatest tournament in the world. It offers a glimpse behind the racquet to learn what really makes this intensely private person - who has never before talked about his home life - tick. And it provides us with a story that is personal, revealing and every bit as exciting as Nadal himself.

Champions League Dreams

  • Auteur: Rafa Benitez
  • ISBN: 0755363639
  • Date de sortie: 2012-09-13
  • Collection: Hachette UK
  • Total Download: 3956
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This is a stimulating and deeply insightful football narrative by Rafa Benitez which focuses on the legendary manager's dramatic six Champions League campaigns with Liverpool. Rafa expertly navigates fans through intriguing European adventures that embrace the triumph and despair of two Champions League finals, three semi-finals and five quarter-finals in what was a golden era for the Anfield club - an era that supporters felt gave them their pride back after years in the wilderness. What sets this apart is the unique ways in which Rafa allows fans into his high-pressured world, the fascinating glimpses he offers of a top manager's thought processes and decision making during the cut and thrust of a high-octane European campaign. Understand how a great manager prepares for, then executes, a master-plan for European success.


  • Auteur: Rafael Nadal
  • ISBN: 1401303927
  • Date de sortie: 2011-08-23
  • Collection: Hachette UK
  • Total Download: 6372
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What makes a champion? What does it take to be the best in the world at your sport? Rafael Nadal has the answers. In his memoir, written with award-winning journalist John Carlin, he reveals the secrets of his game and shares the inspiring personal story behind his success. It begins in Mallorca, where the tight-knit Nadal family has lived for generations. Coached by his uncle Toni from the age of four and taught humility and respect by his parents, Nadal has managed the uncommon feat of becoming an acclaimed global celebrity while remaining a gracious, hardworking role model for people in all walks of life. Now he takes us behind the scenes, from winning the Wimbledon 2008 final-described by John McEnroe as "the greatest game of tennis" he had ever seen-to the family problems that brought him low in 2009 and the numerous injuries that have threatened his career. With candor and intelligence, Nadal brings readers on his dramatic and triumphant journey, never losing sight of the prize he values above all others: the unity and love of his family. From RAFA: "During a match, you are in a permanent battle to fight back your everyday vulnerabilities, bottle up your human feelings. The more bottled up they are, the greater your chances of winning, so long as you've trained as hard as you play and the gap in talent is not too wide between you and your rival. The gap in talent with Federer existed, but it was not impossibly wide. It was narrow enough, even on his favorite surface in the tournament he played best, for me to know that if I silenced the doubts and fears, and exaggerated hopes, inside my head better than he did, I could beat him. You have to cage yourself in protective armor, turn yourself into a bloodless warrior. It's a kind of self-hypnosis, a game you play, with deadly seriousness, to disguise your own weaknesses from yourself, as well as from your rival."


  • Auteur: K. Victoria Chase
  • ISBN: 098906512X
  • Date de sortie: 2013-07-16
  • Collection: K. Victoria Chase
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An old crush. A new flame. Bodies are piling up and Detective Genie Green is having a hard time solving these murders. What she doesn't need is her former high school crush--Rafael Santiago--distracting her when a promotion hangs in the balance. Detective Rafael Santiago has a chance to make it into the FBI, but one last case is in his way. When his past returns to haunt him, and he'll be forced to make a decision that will put a beautiful detective's life on the line. Tempers flare and attraction burns hot as these two independent detectives are thrown together to investigate the deadliest gang in the city. If you enjoy engaging plots and real characters, then you'll love the first installment of K. Victoria Chase's The Santiago Brothers. Read Rafael then fall in love with his brothersAlejandro and Ricardo.

Rafael M rquez

  • Auteur: Arturo Contro
  • ISBN: 9781404276673
  • Date de sortie: 2008-01-01
  • Collection: The Rosen Publishing Group
  • Total Download: 9460
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A simple biography of the Mexican soccer star, Rafael Marquez.

Rafa the Refugee

  • Auteur: Terrie A. Hoops
  • ISBN: 1496913175
  • Date de sortie: 2014-07-21
  • Collection: AuthorHouse
  • Total Download: 9361
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Rafa the Refugee is a real-world tale of one young girl’s journey to the United States, her adoption of a new culture, and her journey to preserve her heritage as she finds her way and settles into the USA. Rafa tells the story about how she learned the value of retaining her first language and culture while learning English. As a new refugee, it is important to learn English but never lose your oral language and literacy in the first language. You need both languages and cultures to grow and succeed. Your culture is valued and your language is a gift, and it will go a long way. Never lose your language and you will never lose who you are. This story will inspire those who have immigrated to America or those who come from immigrant families. It provides the lessons of those who courageously developed—and thrived—in new regions without forsaking their origins.

Rafael Nadal

  • Auteur: Belmont and Belcourt Biographies
  • ISBN: 1619841746
  • Date de sortie: 2012-06-01
  • Collection: Price World Publishing
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Rafael Nadal is one of the greatest players in the history of tennis. Most fans are aware of his double digit Grand Slam titles and his Career Golden Slam, but in order to truly understand Rafael Nadal, you must first understand where he came from. "Rafael Nadal: An Unauthorized Biography" explores Nadal's upbringing and details his breakthrough into professional tennis, all the way through his 2012 victories at the Monte-Carlo Rolex Masters and the Barcelona Open. Nadal's exceptional talents have fans and critics alike wondering where his career will take him next. Inside, you will discover where it all started and learn why so many fans love Nadal so much. From family to tennis to the future, all you need to know about Rafael Nadal is right here, right now, in the most up to date coverage of Rafael Nadal's life.
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