An inspiring memoir from one of Irish rugby's most decorated players. All In is a profound meditation on sport, leadership and what it takes to succeed in the harshest of environments as well as an insider account of Irish rugby's transformation from amateur backwater to professional powerhouse.
Paddy Holohan is a former mixed martial artist who competed in the flyweight division of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. After initially coming to prominence as a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter, Holohan fought five times for the promotion before the revelation of a life-threatening blood disorder forced his retirement in 2016.
On the afternoon of August 15, 1969, Richie Havens took the stage at the Woodstock Music and Art Fair, welcoming a crowd of several hundred thousand to the green fields of Max Yasgur's farm. Havens was the first act - the legendary festival, years in the making, was finally beginning. This title tells the story from inspiration to celebration.
To be poor and destitute in 1920s Paris and London was to experience life at its lowest ebb. George Orwell, penniless and with nowhere to go, found himself experiencing just this as he wandered the streets of both capitals in search of a job. This book gives an account of the streets and those who have no choice but to live on them.
'On Skellig Michael, thousands of birds appear and disappear, erecting towers, coming together in wings of movement which build and unravel over the empty sea. Often, no one else is there to stand beside me on the island. The mind wanders; links with the past are easily made; ancient ways of viewing things come alive.'