Non-Fiction

Book Review: The most entertaining history of The Ashes ever written

July 10, 2013
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Book Review: The most entertaining history of The Ashes ever written

Yes, we know that heading sounds pretty hefty. But then, we really could not find any other words to describe the latest edition of Simon Briggs’ simply outstanding “Stiff Upper Lips and Baggy Green Caps: A Sledger’s History of The Ashes.” The Ashes, for those who know not much of cricket, is one of sport’s…

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Wisden 1870 edition – available free on Google Play

July 4, 2013
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Wisden 1870 edition – available free on Google Play

Ask any cricket follower about the most important book in the game, and it is a fair chance that their answer will be “Wisden.” Started by John Wisden in 1863, the Wisden Cricketer’s Almanack has been an annual publication that covers cricket played in different lands, provides opinions on key issues affecting the game and…

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Rolling Stones 50 on Kindle- available for a third of the print edition’s price

June 30, 2013
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Rolling Stones 50 on Kindle-  available for a third of the print edition’s price

We have been observing how the prices of e-books on Amazon’s Kindle Store have been steeply declining of late. And yesterday yet another staggering deal was brought to our attention. One of the most high-profile coffee table books of last year was Rolling Stones 50, a staggeringly brilliant 352 page compilation of the journey of…

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Narendra Modi: The Man, The Times – yours for free today!

June 23, 2013
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Love him. Hate him. But if you have any interest whatsoever in national politics, you ignore Narendra Modi at your peril. The man who has been Chief Minister of Guajarat for more than a decade has now emerged as a candidate for Prime Ministership of the nation, to the delight and shock of many (few…

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A cricket classic – for about one-fifth of its paperback price!

June 22, 2013
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A cricket classic – for about one-fifth of its paperback price!

When it comes to classic cricket books, Wisden Cricketer’s compilation titled “Flying Stumps and Metal Bats” would come near the top of most cricket followers’ lists. A collection of some of the most memorable incidents in the history of the game, reported from the perspectives of its participants and observers, the title is considered one…

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Perhaps the best book on Sachin Tendulkar – and it is free for Kindle users today

June 16, 2013
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Perhaps the best book on Sachin Tendulkar – and it is free for Kindle users today

He may have amassed more international runs than any other cricketer at any time, but Sachin Tendulkar has been poorly served by the sports writer community. Although the man they call the “master blaster” has inspired a number of biographies, they have in general tended to veer from the utterly hagiographic to the unfairly criticial.…

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Kindle freebie: Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” classic for free download today

June 14, 2013
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Kindle freebie: Stephen Covey’s “Seven Habits” classic for free download today

We had told you that Kindle would be offering a free bestselling e-book for download every day for two weeks a few days ago. And today, it is offering one of the best self-improvement books ever written as part of the deal. Kindle users today can go right ahead and download Stephen R Covey’s classic…

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After Lincoln and JFK, O’Reilly now looks at the death of Christ!

May 26, 2013
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After Lincoln and JFK, O’Reilly now looks at the death of Christ!

Fox News host Bill O’Reilly seems to have something for assassinations. The past couple of years have seen him pen two bestselling books – Killing Lincoln and Killing Kennedy – on the assassinations of arguably two of the most popular presidents in the United States. Well, he has no plans of walking away from the…

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Book review: The business of betting on cricket

May 18, 2013
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Book review: The business of betting on cricket

If you think that Ed Hawkins Bookie Gambler Fixer Spy is a sensational revelation on the seamy world of fixing matches, full of thrills spills and chills (and other ills), we must warn you – it is not exactly what. For, Hawkins is not your run of the mill muckraking journalist. If anything, the man…

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Six Books on Corruption, Fixing in Cricket

May 16, 2013
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Six Books on Corruption, Fixing in Cricket

The cricket world is abuzz with the spot fixing scandal that has hit the IPL. Puzzled by what is happening? Want to get some background on how the Gentleman’s Game has been sullied by those seeking to make a fast buck? Then go right ahead and read these six titles on the darker side of…

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