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The Best New Sports eBooks To Read In 2020 (Part 2)

Made in Africa (Kindle Edition)

For African players in English football, the 2018/19 Premier League season was a historic one. Over 130 years after Arthur Wharton became the first, Mohamed Salah and Sadio Mané shared the Golden Boot with Arsenal’s Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang in a record-breaking campaign seeing Liverpool pipped for the title by one point against Manchester City.

Now there stands a statue of Wharton at the Football Association’s headquarters at St George’s Park. However, the story of how it came there is far from straightforward. Made in Africa shows how they confronted racism in order to change the face of football, therefore help the modern generation of stars such as Mané and Salah to flourish. The book also features an exclusive interview with Jürgen Klopp – Liverpool manager, who broke the record for transfering an African player for the third time in 14 months when he signed Naby Keïta for almost £53 millions in 2017.

Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back (Kindle Edition)

It’s fun to be a fan of sports. But when a football player takes a hit to the head after a study has just warned of the dangers of CTE, or when a relief pitcher accused of violence saves the game, how to cheer? Welcome to the club for sports fans in Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back.

For the authors, sticking to sports is not an option when college athletes aren’t getting paid at all and our taxes are paying for the stadiums. However, quitting our favorite team simply won’t deplorable practices and change corrupt. Andwe need to confirm that the causes of many of these problems are endemic in our society. For modern sports fans, this book is an essential read to explore how we may start to reconcile our conscience with our fandom.

Rewrite the ‘Don Quixote’ masterpiece

The novel is about Quixada, that’s a poor aristocrat, renamed Don Quixote dela Mancha. Don Quixote decided to become a wandering knight, traveling all over the world with the desire to save distress, establish order and justice, challenge himself by confronting the dangers

To date, this novel has been translated into 145 languages. The Cervantes Institute considers it the second most translated book in the world, after the Bible. But even though the work was very popular, Andres Trapiello decided to rewrite it to serve contemporary readers. It took him nearly 14 years to research to complete the work.

According to Trapiello, the reason he rewrote Don Quixote is because readers cannot understand the work without reading the annotations. The new version he created has a lot of changes to make the story easier to understand.

Typically when starting to study nearly 1,000 pages of the original novel, Trapiello stumbled on an unfamiliar word “trompogelas”. “This is a completely incomprehensible word,” Trapiello told AFP News Book.

Trapiello also said that a lot of people had to abandon Cervantes’s novel because it was too confusing. It seems he was right, because contemporary readers prefer reading the new version of Don Quixote. As of July, Trapiello’s story has ranked ninth on the list of the number one best-selling book.

However, Spanish experts have criticized this new version. They thought that this was a fake product, ruining the much-loved original literary work. Trapiello’s book is not the only version to simplify Cervantes’ book, which critics Harold Bloom called “the first modern novel”.

David Felipe Arranz, lecturer at Carlos III University in Madrid, considers it a “crime in literature”. Readers prefer the new, lighter version. However, you cannot change the original sentence of Cervantes, the greatest Spanish writer.

Voltaire also experienced many ups and downs, but Don Quixote has been a best-selling work since its first publication in the 17th century up to now, in the languages ​​in which it is translated.

The book thief review

Death has told this story. A story occurred under Nazi Germany, an unforgettable period of human history. At that time Liesel Meminger was only nine years old. Her parents were taken to a concentration camp, her brother died on the way with her to her adoptive parents’ house. In Heaven Street, Mr. Hans Hubermann adopted me. She grew up in the love of Dad, Mother’s harshness, the terrible monk and the charm of the books.

Liesel is a book thief, “The guide of the grave digger” is the first book she can eat, it becomes a textbook and her teacher is her adoptive father. Every evening, under the cold tunnel, Dad read and read me every page of the book, circling the words that I didn’t understand.

Kết quả hình ảnh cho kẻ trộm sách sách nước ngoài

And so every day, Liesel and his father read books that she stole. There is a book I jerked up from the unburnt fire, there is a book I and my friends picked up from the river. Liesel’s life and friends in Heaven Street are days of struggle with hunger. They steal anything edible and steal books. It’s hard to imagine the feeling of a long-time “hungry book”, now standing in front of a book-filled room in the middle of the mayor’s house.

“Everywhere is a book! On each wall are shelves stuffed with books but very orderly. It is hard to see the wall paint. There are only letters in different styles and sizes on the nape of the books in black, red, gray, colorful books. It is one of the most beautiful scenes Liesel Meminger has ever seen. She smiles wonderfully. ”

Kết quả hình ảnh cho kẻ trộm sách sách nước ngoài

Max has kept his body by practicing inhalation every day and keeping his spirits by writing books. The pages of the book were written on old books that were scanned with a layer of paint. The first thirteen-page work titled “The one who looks down.” And after Max left the Heavenly City of Liesel, his mother gave him the second Max for his small thoughts for Liesel. ”

She spent those difficult years with books and bombs. Many times Liesel read to all listeners in the shelter, read to Mrs. Holtzapfel twice a week in exchange for her coffee. The mayor’s wife played a very special role in the process of stealing her book.

“You were the first person who introduced it to the room, and opened it to the window, even literally, of the opportunity.” And she seemed to understand that she brought her in. here to see the part of your son again. “She saw a mother reading a book with her son on the floor, the boy pointing to pictures and words. Then he saw a war in the window. ”

The silence of the lambs novel – Hannibal Lecter is really crazy

The silence of the lambs is a criminal novel of Thomas Harris first published in 1987 and immediately created a fever for readers. It is so famous that more than 30 years later, the values ​​of the work remain as intact as in the beginning. Evidence is that the monster Hannibal Lecter in the memories of the contemporaries still haunts as if the name was just born yesterday.

Clarice Starling has an unforgettable childhood memory. Living with strangers, they killed the horses for meat, while the frozen storage was brought, the sharp sharpening of the knives caused the sheep to panic, and the horses turned around helplessly in the barn.

Having a blind horse and Starling escaped. She was stunned with helplessness when she saw the herd of horses being killed, and the flock of sheep was panicked and anxious for their turn. The cry of the sheep always haunts her in every dream. Although she had saved the blind horse, she had lived safely until she died at the age of 22, but the sheep screams that year, still existed with her until now, when she became an officer of the FBI.

The book The silence of the lambs takes a great metaphor to become the key throughout. A fragile Starling officer must constantly try to be strong, trying hard to save innocent victims who will most likely become lifeless bodies in the eyes of insensitive, sick serial killers. sick and suffering from psychological obstacles (mental, paranoid …). And doing that is also a way to soothe her childhood obsession, “make sheep flock”.

The sad thing is that not her smart intelligence will help her solve the case, but on the contrary, the FBI police officer needs to resort to the psychiatrist Hannibal Lecter, a professor killed 9 people to … meat them.

A young lamb always has to be wary of an old wolf with nothing to lose. The conversation between them is essentially a gambling game between two forces, not necessarily good and evil, not good and bad, but simply a game. In that intellectual game, there is one who always considers innocent victims just chess pieces, good examples.

The thorn birds novel – Colleen McCullough

Theory The thorn birds was published in the spring of 1977 at the same time in New York, San Francisco, London, Sydney – Soon after, they were translated into seven languages, warmly welcomed and recommended by readers. Average rating. For several years, the most popular work in the West. This is a unique and valuable work in modern world literature.

Colleen McCulough is not a professional writer, almost no one knew the language before. When the novel “The thorn birds” brings honor to the author, McCulough is still just a normal medical staff. She was born in Australia, New South Wales, in the construction workers’ family from Ireland.

McCulough’s youth in Sydney, once attended the Catholic church school, from her childhood – she dreamed of becoming a doctor, but had no conditions to go through medical school.

She tried to do some jobs – journalism, library work, teaching and returning to medicine, and training in neuroscience. Later, she worked at the hospitals in Sydney, London, Birmingham, then to the US, working at a medical school at Yale University. In 1974 she wrote her first novel, with no echo.

The birds singing in the dust were prone to conceive for four years, and at the beginning of the summer of 1975, she began writing in a row for ten months. During that time, she was still busy with work in the hospital, only writing works at night and on Sundays.

The central character in the work is Meggie – the woman who tries to overcome her destiny, surpassing God to win love, win happiness. Her love story with Father Ralph is likened to the song of the best singing bird in the world, both of them have to trade their whole lives to get what they want. “Because all the best is only possible when you pay with great suffering.”

Loving a person who is not in the same class, his position has been miserable but loving someone with an oath of never marrying is even more painful. But Meggie does have resignation. She had resisted to forget this affair when she married a farm worker, even gave birth to a daughter but what she felt was not love.

Trying to get rid of this boring marriage, Meggie returned to Drogheda and fought for a love she should have had. Although Meggie did not win fate, what Meggie struggled to make readers admire. Somewhere in this modern age there were still many women like Meggie and, precisely, she easily captured the hearts of most female readers.

The mysterious legend behind Harry Potter’s story

Harry Potter is a famous work, attracting millions of readers and fans alike. Mysterious, mystical details are mainly J. Creative creative but a big part of it is true legends in reality, they are synthesized from many different cultures.

From the beginning “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone”, the author “integrated” the legend of the witch’s stone to create his story. In fact, the stone’s original name was “The Philosopher’s Stone” and was only renamed “The Sorcerer’s Stone” because publishers wanted to attract readers.

Also, the owner of the stone – Nicolas Flamel is a real person. He is an alchemist and translator living in the 15th century. His life is still a mystery to all of us. It is said that he died in 1400 but strangely enough, the book records his witchcraft formula that was born more than 200 years later.

According to legend, the golden stone of alchemists can create jewels as well as an immortal longevity pill for the owner. The genius physicist Isaac Newton in his life also tried his best to discover the stone’s secret without success.

Hippogriff is the product of a hybrid between a bird-headed monster and a horse. What is special about this creature is even thought to be stronger, faster and smarter than their previous generations and can move at the speed of light.

Luckily, they are known to be easier to tame than the lion-headed monsters. This is why Buckbeak in the series is so willing to let Harry ride on it. Hippogriff is really a strange and rare creature.

Koscei avoided death by keeping his soul in a magic needle hole, in a duck, in a rabbit, in an iron chest buried under an oak tree and on a magical island of Buyan. . If the chest is open, the rabbit will run away. If the rabbit is killed, the duck will fly away. If he finds an egg, smashes and breaks the needle, Koscei will die.

Review The Book “Colorful”: Journey to Find Colors of Life

It is not difficult to find a person who looks negatively about life, nor does it work hard to find a person who is lost in the line of people walking on the street trying to walk step by step, like dragging the whole life. His life blended into the group, right?

Has anyone ever had to say “Oh, how boring!”, Or at times of depression, stress, bring yourself to the brink between life and death to embrace a glimmer of hope? You look up at the sky, and realize how gray it is, then you see your mood falling.

But did you notice, is that the night sky the stormy day or the early morning sunrise? Why don’t you try to find a Colorful book? Not to find a way to paint more colors for life, but you will be filled by Colorful into the way of thinking, into the heart, in your view of the various colors.

The plot of Colorful is woven with fantasy and mythical elements, but the Eto Mori cleverly brings those illusions to blend with daily life, creating an interference between the distorted reality and the fresh. bright with beautiful dreams, fanciful, very dreaming, very poetic, but also very honest.

Colorful talked about a sinful soul, so much so that it should not have been a soul-wielding, but naturally hit by a lucky lottery session of the heavenly family, there was a chance to receive the challenge again. That soul returned to the human world, where it was made a mistake before going to the grave, with the guidance of an angel, practicing again from the beginning by borrowing someone’s body and staying in a certain room for a certain period of time. .

The catcher in the rye novel

The catcher in the rye is a small, thin book that is unlike anyone. It is also the character of the main character, Holden – rebellious, lack of education, and strange.

Holden doesn’t like anything, he just wants to stand on the edge of a vast field, to watch over the children playing. Holden hated everything, he rambled on, chattering for hours about bad habits, bad habits, mediocre deception that people are acting for each other. Holden is crude, obscene and does not follow any pattern of life, he is just himself.

The catcher in the rye borrowed the thought of a young man to look at life in a funny and intelligent way. The language is simple, sometimes very vulgar, expressing the character of the character, the book goes into the hearts of people because the simple philosophy still exists every day in life. And then it will remain in the mind of the reader a thought that seems to have forgotten long ago: I am myself.

“The catcher in the rye ” is a novel by American writer J..Salinger. It recounts the story of the main character, Holden Caulfield, during his days in New York City after being expelled from Pencey Prep college.

“If you really want to hear, then the first thing you want to know is where I grew up, how my childhood was infected, what my parents did before laying me off, .. great so that the biography is like that of David Copperfield, but I don’t want to go into those things, tell you the truth, first of all, because those things are not attractive to me, later on for my parents. I will be bloody for two trips if I mention something that is quite clear about them, they are very sensitive about such types, especially my father, they are nice – I don’t know what language to speak – but at the same time Also sensitive, I don’t tell you my stupid biography or anything. ”

Sapiens – The book of human history of Yuval Noah Harari

Sapiens History of Humanity book – a dream that recounts a relentless evolutionary journey about a temporary home called the universe, where the small humanity resides as a grain of sand on a vast desert.

Yuval’s Human History Noah Harari has a four-part structure from the revolutionary awareness, agricultural revolution, human unity to the scientific revolution. Humans from a “not-so-outstanding animal” to the highest position of the pyramid, playing the hegemony of the Earth.

Are you afraid that the following book will be like a dry, tasteless textbook, a history, biological doctrine that you have studied before? The answer is no. That’s why Bill Gates praised Harari as the one who tells the history of humankind, making everyone feel the most accessible.

Before thinking about the “non-dominant animal” in this book, we need to realize what homo sapiens mean? According to the study, our ancestors were a large type of ape. That great type of ape is not only an ancestor of humankind but also an ancestor of chimpanzees, gorillas, orangutans today. In it, species sapiens (wise) belong to the person genus. After Homo floreiensis was extinct 45,000 years ago, homo sapiens were the only human remains. Therefore, we use the term Homo sapiens to refer to humans today.

13.5 billion years ago, matter and energy appeared to mark the beginning of physics, atoms and molecules appeared to mark the beginning of chemistry. Then, over the next 9 billion years, the Earth formed.

Everything that is predetermined, the species that are present, the Homo sapiens developed in East Africa, then the revolutionary awareness gives people the language of imagination to serve the needs of communication and information exchange. then agricultural revolution, scientific revolution quickly motivated people to go beyond the Earth.

From the beginning to the end of the book, Haraki has warned about the rapid evolution of humans compared to the rules and mechanisms of nature. People from the penultimate position in the food chain list have made spectacular leaps.

The Great Gatsby ‘- a America’s great novel

The Great Gatsby is the “extraordinary, beautiful” novel by writer Fitzgerald. It is on the list of the 100 best novels of the 20th century and one of the ten greatest works of all time. That is voted by Time magazine, was translator Trinh Lu translated under the title of Great Gatsby.

Gatsby tells the story of Nick Carraway’s recollections of the 1922 incident to his close friend Gatsby and his secret relationship with his cousin. She was married – Daisy, “for the whole life Gatsby went to build this house and property because of the beauty. For Gatsby it’s the ideal of life.

Before that, Gatsby knew Daisy when he was in the army, but at that time Gatsby was just a white hometown guy, having no money to worry about, taking care of Daisy. And when he met his love, Gatsby was determined to do everything to get rich to get Daisy.

Later, Gatsby made a plan to ask Nick to invite Daisy to Nick’s house for a small tea party without telling anyone that Gatsby would be there. And luckily (or possibly unhappily), Gatsby was reunited with the man in his dream, and he showed Daisy his cheeky fortune, and after the first moment of surprise the two quickly slammed into each other wings fast.

The sneaky, secret and tragic affair, has something like that taken from the life of the author. Writer Fitzgerald and his affair with Zelda – who loomed in most of his novels, all of those are appeared in it.

Almost in all Fitzgerald’s novels, the first page deals with Zelda, his first love, full of melancholy and bitterness. The two had been engaged, and had canceled their marriage because Zelda had to wait too long. And after both came together, when Fitzgerald, at that time, became famous and became rich by selling his novels.

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