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Guillem Balague

Orion Publishing, 2014

A rare glimpse into the life and career of Lionel Messi, one of the greatest soccer players of all time   On May 1, 2005, 17-year-old Lionel Messi scored his first goal for FC Barcelona, becoming, at the time, the youngest player ever to score in a league match for the Catalan club. Since then, his story has been one of meteoric—and seemingly limitless—success. Now, this compelling and perceptive biography by respected soccer ...


Pep Guardiola: Another Way of Winning
Guillem Balague

Orion Publishing, 2013

An entertaining biography of the former and hugely successful former manager of FC Barcelona As a footballer, Josep "Pep" Guardiola was a much-acclaimed defensive midfielder who spent the majority of his playing career with FC Barcelona. He was part of the great Johan Cruyff's "dream team" that won the club's first European Cup. After retiring as a player, Guardiola became a coach at Barcelona, succeeding Frank Rijkaard as first-team manager ...


Iron Maiden: On Board Flight 666

Orion Publishing, 2013

The first and only official book from one of the world's biggest heavy metal bands, with a foreword by frontman Bruce Dickinson On board their customized Boeing 757 plane named Ed Force One , and piloted by lead singer and airline captain Bruce Dickinson, Iron Maiden, their crew, and 12 tons of equipment traversed the planet and broke the mold of traditional touring forever by playing concerts in every continent except Antarctica over the ...


Alexander: God of War
Christian Cameron

Orion Publishing, 2014

The ultimate historical adventure novel: the life of Alexander the Great in a single, epic volume To many he was a god. To others he was a monster. The truth is even more extraordinary. As a boy, Alexander dreamed of matching the heroic feats of Achilles. At 18 he led the Macedonian cavalry to a stunning victory against the Greeks. By 25 he had crushed the Persians in three monumental battles and was the master of the greatest empire the ...


What Might Have Been: Imaginary History from Twelve Leading Historians (Phoenix Paperback Series)

Orion Publishing, 2005

Throughout history, great and terrible events have often hinged on chance. Here, historian Andrew Roberts has assembled a team of his prominent colleagues, asking them to consider what might have happened if major world events had gone differently. Amanda Foreman, author of Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire, ponders what might have happened if Lincoln’s Northern States of America and Queen Victoria’s Great Britain had gone to war, as they ...


Marathon (Long War)
Christian Cameron

Orion Publishing, 2014

Two and a half thousand years ago, the Greeks and the Persians fought an epic battle to decide the future of the world Arimnestos of Plataea grew up wanting to be a bronze-smith, like his father. Then, in the chaos of war, he was taken to a city in the Persian empire and sold as a slave. To win his freedom he had to show that he could fight and kill. Now, to preserve that freedom, he must kill again—for the Persians are coming. A vast army ...


Christmas at Thrush Green
Miss Read, Jenny Dereham

Orion Publishing, 2010

A cozy, heartwarming visit to the English countryside for a traditional Christmas   The villagers of Thrush Green celebrate Christmas in a way that has hardly changed over the generations. Children eagerly hang up their stockings, families go to church together, and everyone enjoys treats of the festive season. When it snows as the carol singers make their way round the cottages on the green, it seems as if Christmas will be perfect this ...


Killer of Men (Long War)
Christian Cameron

Orion Publishing, 2014

The first novel in Christian Cameron's monumental historical series tracing the epic conflict between the Greeks and Persians Arimnestos is a farm boy when war breaks out between the citizens of his native Plataea and their overbearing neighbors, Thebes. Standing in the battle line for the first time, alongside his father and brother, he shares in a famous and unlikely victory. But after being knocked unconscious in the melee, he awakes not a ...


The Ill-Made Knight
Christian Cameron

Orion Publishing, 2014

An action-packed tale of chivalry and betrayal set during the Hundred Years War William Gold comes into the world as his family slides down the social ladder. His head is filled with tales of chivalry, yet he is branded a thief, and must make do with being squire to his childhood friend Sir Robert, a knight determined to make a name for himself as a man at arms in France. While William himself slowly acquires the skills of knightly combat, he ...


The Use of the Self
F.M. Alexander

Orion Publishing, 2001

Frederick Matthias Alexander was born in Tasmania in 1869. In his twenties, he became a professional reciter of dramatic pieces. After almost completely losing his voice, he pioneered a method of improving the “use” of his body musculature in all positions and movements, curing his vocal problems without medical aid. Alexander came to realize that most people stand, sit, and move in a defective manner and that the incorrect “use of the ...



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