Sports & Recreation


A 100-Year History

Author: Brian Mears,Ian Macleay

Publisher: Mainstream

ISBN: 9781840188233

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

View: 7316

In the blistering high summer of 2003, Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich acquired Chelsea Football Club. It was a sensational event that sent shockwaves reverberating around the global village that is celebrity football in the twenty-first century.Chelsea, the institution, was transformed overnight into arguably the most powerful club in the world by virtue of the vast fortune bestowed upon them by their benefactor. This was an amazing twist to a story that started almost a century before on a piece of wasteground in west London. The genesis of Chelsea, founded in 1905, was pioneered by the Mears family, whose dynasty was to remain at the helm for more than two-thirds of that century. Brian Mears was a particularly significant figure in his role as chairman throughout the colourful period from the end of the swinging '60s until the early 1980s. In this follow-up to the seminal Chelsea: Football Under the Blue Flag, Mears and Macleay recount the events that have engulfed London's most glamorous club over the years. Its exciting major players, including Hughie Gallacher, Roy Bentley, Jimmy Greaves, Peter Osgood, Alan Hudson, Kerry Dixon , Dennis Wise, Gianfranco Zola and Juan Sebastian Veron, have become creatures of myth. Meanwhile, managers such as Tommy Docherty, Dave Sexton, Glen Hoddle, Ruud Gullit, Claudio Ranieri and Gianluca Vialli have proved to be some of the most flamboyant and controversial in the history of the game.
Biography & Autobiography

Cole Play

The Biography of Joe Cole

Author: Ian Macleay

Publisher: Blake Publishing

ISBN: 9781844542642

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 310

View: 7868

Joe Cole, a talented product of the famous West Ham youth system, was hailed as a child prodigy by no less than Harry Redknapp. He made his first-team debut for the club at the age of 17—and his dedication to the Hammers saw him receive the captain's armband in his early 20s. Meanwhile a call-up to the England senior team marked his England debut at the tender age of 19. A versatile young playmaker, a series of solid performances in the claret and blue made him a valuable fixture at the East London club. But the lure of a move across town to Stamford Bridge proved too much to resist and in 2003 he donned a Chelsea shirt. Fortune has not always been in Cole's favor—in particular meeting tough competition for his position at Chelsea—and expectations, raised at an early age, have sometimes been hard to meet, but the attacking midfielder has continually produced a number of fine cameos which only serve to point the way to future achievement for club and country. Yet while he has worked hard to stay level-headed, his maturity off the pitch has not prevented his involvement in some colourful incidents in recent years. Taking it all in his stride he is set to become a major figure at the top of English football. This is the ultimate biography of the Hammers and Blues' enigmatic dangerman.


Author: Brian Mears,Ian McLeary

Publisher: Mainstream Publishing

ISBN: 9781840186581


Page: 288

View: 8901

Marvel at the talents of the greatest goal machines the club has ever produced: Jimmy Greaves and Peter Osgood in their prime. Discover the truth about the golden age of the Bad Boys: the careers of Chelsea superstars who burned brightly and were then crippled by drink. Other Chelsea bad boys congregated in the legendary 'Shed' and were the equivalent of the Jesse James Gang in hooligan terms. The former chairman tells of his dealings with the most feared fighting crew in the game: the notorious Chelsea Headhunters. Margaret Thatcher enlisted his help in trying to stop the havoc they wreaked. The Mears family were the founders of Chelsea Football club. Brian Mears partied with the A-list celebs. He socialised with Michael Caine, dined with Prince Philip, drank with George Best and shopped with Elton John. Who else can claim to have sacked Geoff Hurst and Sir Alf Ramsey, who helped win England the 1966 World Cup? Today's football is dominated by the characters that Mears dealt with and that later became household names, like Terry Venables, George Graham and Kevin Keegan. Brian's meeting with Matthew Harding and his tragic death in a helicopter crash are documented. Harding's love for Chelsea through 30 years of strife formed the basis of their brief friendship.
Biography & Autobiography

Inside the Dream Palace

The Life and Times of New York's Legendary Chelsea Hotel

Author: Sherill Tippins

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1471135284

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 480

View: 3646

The Chelsea Hotel, since its founding by a visionary French architect in 1884, has been an icon of American invention: a cultural dynamo and haven for the counterculture, all in one astonishing building. Sherill Tippins, author of the acclaimed February House,delivers a masterful and endlessly entertaining history of the Chelsea and of the successive generations of artists who have cohabited and created there, among them Thomas Wolfe, Dylan Thomas, Arthur Miller, Allen Ginsberg, Bob Dylan, Janis Joplin, Leonard Cohen, Patti Smith, Robert Mapplethorpe, Andy Warhol, Sam Shepard, Sid Vicious, and Dee Dee Ramone. Now as legendary as the artists it has housed and the countless creative collaborations it has sparked, the Chelsea has always stood as a mystery as well: why and how did this hotel become the largest and longest-lived artists' community in the known world? Inside the Dream Palaceis the intimate and definitive story.

Chelsea: The Complete Record

Author: Rick Glanvill,Paul Dutton

Publisher: Decoubertin Books

ISBN: 9781909245266


Page: 562

View: 3431

Chelsea: The Complete Record is the definitive account of one of the world's most popular and powerful clubs, recounting every conceivable detail of its 110 year-long history. Encompassing five league titles, seven FA Cups and five European trophies, Chelsea are one of the most successful clubs in English football's modern history. Chelsea official historian Rick Glanvill and club statistician Paul Dutton have spent years trawling through the archives to uncover every conceivable fact and figure about the club. In this monumental work they have painstakingly provided details of every game, line up, goalscorer, attendance and result, as well as a plethora of other facts and figures. Weighing in at 550 pages and with full appendixes detailing the careers of the hundreds of players to have turned out for the club as well as a season by season narrative account of Chelsea's history, this is the must-read book for every fan of one of European football's modern powerhouses.

Murder in Chelsea

Author: Victoria Thompson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101622431

Category: Fiction

Page: 304

View: 6248

Sarah Brandt is shattered when she learns that a woman has inquired at the Daughters of Hope Mission for Catherine, the abandoned child she has taken as her daughter. The woman claims she was Catherine’s nursemaid, and is now acting on behalf of the girl’s mother to reunite them. Unwilling to simply hand Catherine over to a complete stranger, Sarah asks Detective Sergeant Frank Malloy to investigate. But when he goes to interview the woman at her tenement in Chelsea, he finds she has been murdered. Though her death leaves Sarah’s claim to Catherine unchallenged, her sense of justice compels her to work with Malloy to find the killer. Their search takes them from the marble mansions of the Upper West Side to the dilapidated dwellings of lower Manhattan and into the deepest and darkest secrets of Catherine’s past. And while Malloy helps Sarah determine the fate of the child she loves, he faces a challenge of his own—and his decision could change both their lives forever…

Legends of the Chelsea Hotel

Living with Artists and Outlaws in New York's Rebel Mecca

Author: Ed Hamilton

Publisher: Da Capo Press

ISBN: 0306820005

Category: History

Page: 368

View: 6274

There's a current that courses through the old Chelsea Hotel, an electricity that drives people relentlessly to create. It's an energy that longtime resident and creator of "Living with Legends: Hotel Chelsea Blog" Ed Hamilton will tell you often drives inhabitants to madness. In a series of linked cyanide capsules, Legends of the Chelsea Hotel tells the odd, funny, and often tragic truth of the writers, artists, and musicians — the famous and the obscure alike — who have fallen prey to the Chelsea. Readers enter one of Dee Dee Ramone's flashbacks; meet the ghost of author Thomas Wolfe; learn of movie star Ethan Hawke's mystical powers over women; see the ungodly acts allegedly being perpetrated in the basement club Serena's; and feel the dark aura of Room 100, where punk rocker Sid Vicious killed his girlfriend Nancy. Other Chelsea residents past and present who will be included: Ryan Adams, club kid/murderer Michael Alig, Sarah Bernhardt, the Warhol Factory's Richard Bernstein, Victor Bockris, Charles Bukowski, Leonard Cohen, Lesbian activist Storme DeLarverie, Bob Dylan, Allen Ginsberg, Herbert Huncke, Janis Joplin, Jack Kerouac, Madonna, Edgar Lee Masters, Arthur Miller, Edie Sedgwick, Sam Shepard, Patti Smith, Dylan Thomas, and Rufus Wainwright.
Young Adult Fiction

The Hundred Lies of Lizzie Lovett

Author: Chelsea Sedoti

Publisher: Sourcebooks, Inc.

ISBN: 1492636096

Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 400

View: 1738

Hawthorn wasn't trying to insert herself into a missing person's investigation. Or maybe she was. But that's only because Lizzie Lovett's disappearance is the one fascinating mystery their sleepy town has ever had. Bad things don't happen to popular girls like Lizzie Lovett, and Hawthorn is convinced she'll turn up at any moment-which means the time for speculation is now. So Hawthorn comes up with her own theory for Lizzie's disappearance. A theory way too absurd to take first. The more Hawthorn talks, the more she believes. And what better way to collect evidence than to immerse herself in Lizzie's life? Like getting a job at the diner where Lizzie worked and hanging out with Lizzie's boyfriend. After all, it's not as if he killed her-or did he? Told with a unique voice that is both hilarious and heart-wrenching, Hawthorn's quest for proof may uncover the greatest truth is within herself.

She Persisted

13 American Women Who Changed the World

Author: Chelsea Clinton

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1524741728


Page: 32

View: 9145

"A nonfiction picture book compilation of the stories of 13 American women who persisted in overcoming obstacles and changing the world"--Provided by publisher.

Apothecaries' Garden

Author: Sue Minter

Publisher: The History Press

ISBN: 0752495275

Category: History

Page: 166

View: 6090

Founded in 1673 by the Society of Apothecaries, the Chelsea Physic Garden led the world for over 300 years in the research and classification of new plants. Sue Minter examines its history and many notable achievements.

One Hundred Years of Solitude

Author: Gabriel Garcia Marquez

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060531045

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

View: 3520

One of the 20th century's enduring works, One Hundred Years of Solitude is a widely beloved and acclaimed novel known throughout the world, and the ultimate achievement in a Nobel Prize–winning career. The novel tells the story of the rise and fall of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family. It is a rich and brilliant chronicle of life and death, and the tragicomedy of humankind. In the noble, ridiculous, beautiful, and tawdry story of the Buendía family, one sees all of humanity, just as in the history, myths, growth, and decay of Macondo, one sees all of Latin America. Love and lust, war and revolution, riches and poverty, youth and senility -- the variety of life, the endlessness of death, the search for peace and truth -- these universal themes dominate the novel. Whether he is describing an affair of passion or the voracity of capitalism and the corruption of government, Gabriel García Márquez always writes with the simplicity, ease, and purity that are the mark of a master. Alternately reverential and comical, One Hundred Years of Solitude weaves the political, personal, and spiritual to bring a new consciousness to storytelling. Translated into dozens of languages, this stunning work is no less than an accounting of the history of the human race.
Juvenile Nonfiction

Chelsea's Chinese New Year

Author: Lisa Bullard

Publisher: Millbrook Press

ISBN: 1541503902

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 4092

Chelsea's family is celebrating Chinese New Year! Chelsea gets to stay up late. She watches fireworks and a parade with a dragon! She and her family have a big feast. Find out the different ways people celebrate this special day!

RHS Chelsea Flower Show

The First 100 years, 1913-2013

Author: Brent Elliott

Publisher: Frances Lincoln

ISBN: 9780711235786

Category: Gardening

Page: 216

View: 5667

Chelsea Flower Show is an annual, world famous and well-loved horticultural and social event. In May 2013 Chelsea celebrated its hundredth birthday. This book is the essential centenary souvenir, and an enduring look at what makes Chelsea special. A learned but accessible text will explore how the show has evolved, how it is has formed part of the social calendar and how it has reflected and shaped tastes in garden design and planting over the years. Outstanding personalities will be highlighted as well as outstanding gardens. Sprinkled through the book are short pieces by significant nurserymen and nurserywomen, designers, organisers, visitors and patrons that describe what Chelsea means to them. The book will be arranged chronologically, with chapters on the early shows, shows between the wars, and decade by decade history of the show through to the present day. Illustrations are largely drawn from the extensive Royal Horticultural Society archive and include photographs in colour and black and white, plans, posters and other ephemera.

The Royal Hospital Chelsea

A Year in Pictures

Author: Patricia Rodwell

Publisher: Merrell Pub Limited

ISBN: 9781858945729

Category: Medical

Page: 223

View: 550

Founded by Charles II ‘for the succour and relief of veterans broken by age and war,’ designed by Sir Christopher Wren, and opened in 1692, the Royal Hospital Chelsea, London, still serves its original purpose as lodgings for former soldiers. Today this historic site, with its elegant buildings and verdant grounds, is home to more than 300 ‘in-pensioners’, men and, since 2009, women. Photographer Patricia Rodwell was granted rare, behind-the-scenes access to the Hospital and all its activities over the course of a year, and her evocative images reveal for the first time the daily lives of the in-pensioners and the staff at this world-renowned establishment, from the moving Founder’s Day ceremony to scenes of light-hearted recreation, and from intimate moments in the in-pensioners’ accommodation to fittings for their famous scarlet uniforms. The book also features an engaging introduction and informative captions, providing an absorbing insight into the history of this remarkable institution and the lives of its residents today.
Sports & Recreation

Chelsea Football Club

The Official History in Pictures

Author: Rick Glanvill

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755314683

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 224

View: 5516

In this pictorial history, Rick Glanvill brings the story to life using rare images from the club's archives as well as the words of true Blues as they remember key events and legendary faces from the past 100 years.
Chelsea (London, England)

Cadogan and Chelsea

The Making of a Modern Estate

Author: Beatrice Behlen

Publisher: Unicorn

ISBN: 9781910787434

Category: Chelsea (London, England)

Page: 208

View: 7522

The Cadogan Estate in Chelsea is one of the few remaining ancient family estates in London, covering one of the capital's most dynamic, thriving and fashionable districts. Its foundations were laid in 1717, when Charles, Second Baron Cadogan married the daughter of Sir Hans Sloane, who had purchased the Manor of Chelsea in 1712. This lavish book celebrates the family's three-hundred-year stewardship of the estate, which today is in the hands of the present Viscount Chelsea, who succeeded his father, Earl Cadogan, as group chairman in 2012. Beautifully illustrated, this collection of essays by expert commentators looks at the history and lineage of this noble family and the formation of the Estate as we know it today.

The Chelsea Market Cookbook

100 Recipes from New York's Premier Indoor Food Hall

Author: Michael Phillips,Rick Rodgers

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 1613125410

Category: Cooking

Page: 224

View: 2093

In the landmark National Biscuit Company building, Chelsea Market has inspired countless tourists and locals alike with its vegetable, meat, and seafood shops, top-notch restaurants, kitchen supply stores, and everything food-related in between. In celebration of its 15-year milestone, The Chelsea Market Cookbook collects the most interesting and famous recipes from the market’s eclectic vendors and celebrity food personalities. Archival images, gorgeous food photography, and cooking and entertaining tips and anecdotes accompany the 100 recipes, ranging from Buddakan’s Hoisin Glazed Pork Belly, to Sarabeth’s Velvety Cream of Tomato Soup, to Ruthy’s Rugelach. This keepsake volume is sure to bring the fun and tastes of this immensely popular food emporium to your home kitchen. Praise for The Chelsea Market Cookbook: “Amazing photographs and an eclectic range of recipes make this celebration of the market’s 15th anniversary an eminently readable book with recipes that are straightforward and easy to understand . . . Advice on everything from wine pairing to tablecloths make this cookbook as intriguing as the market itself.” —Miami Herald
Sports & Recreation

Chelsea FC

The Official Biography - The Definitive Story of the First 100 Years

Author: Rick Glanvill

Publisher: Headline Book Pub Limited

ISBN: 9780755314669

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 416

View: 6945

CHELSEA FC: THE OFFICIAL BIOGRAPHY goes to the heart of what gives the club its personality. The author has access to all the key characters, including Mourinho, Abramovich and the star players, plus legendary names of the past. He addresses all the controversies, including: the near suffocation through lack of cash in the 1970s and in 2002; the impact of Abramovich's money; the club and fans' response to racism; how the hooliganism which dogged Chelsea for years has been tackled. On the lighter side, Chelsea is regarded as the country's glamour club, and fashions, good and dreadful, will feature alongside celebrity fans and the worlds of art and music. And then there is the football at the core of it all, creating moments of huge tension and excitement.

On Chesil Beach

Author: Ian McEwan

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307371218

Category: Fiction

Page: 176

View: 1944

NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE The #1 bestselling author of Saturday and Atonement brilliantly illuminates the collision of sexual longing, deep-seated fears and romantic fantasy in his unforgettable, emotionally engaging novel. The year is 1962. Florence, the daughter of a successful businessman and an aloof Oxford academic, is a talented violinist. She dreams of a career on the concert stage and of the perfect life she will create with Edward, the earnest young history student she met by chance and who unexpectedly wooed her and won her heart. Edward grew up in the country on the outskirts of Oxford where his father, the headmaster of the local school, struggled to keep the household together and his mother, brain-damaged from an accident, drifted in a world of her own. Edward’ s native intelligence, coupled with a longing to experience the excitement and intellectual fervour of the city, had taken him to University College in London. Falling in love with the accomplished, shy and sensitive Florence--and having his affections returned with equal intensity--has utterly changed his life. Their marriage, they believe, will bring them happiness, the confidence and the freedom to fulfill their true destinies. The glowing promise of the future, however, cannot totally mask their worries about the wedding night. Edward, who has had little experience with women, frets about his sexual prowess. Florence’s anxieties run deeper: she is overcome by conflicting emotions and a fear of the moment she will surrender herself. From the precise and intimate depiction of two young lovers eager to rise above the hurts and confusion of the past, to the touching story of how their unexpressed misunderstandings and fears shape the rest of their lives, On Chesil Beach is an extraordinary novel that brilliantly, movingly shows us how the entire course of a life can be changed--by a gesture not made or a word not spoken.