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Smith, E. T. (Ed T.) 1977-

Overview
Works: 10 works in 34 publications in 2 languages and 577 library holdings
Genres: History  Anecdotes  Biography  Autobiographies 
Roles: Author, Narrator
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about E. T Smith
 
Most widely held works by E. T Smith
What sport tells us about life : Bradman's average, Zidane's kiss and other sporting lessons by E. T Smith( Book )

11 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Why will there never be another Bradman? How do you win 33 games in a row? Why did Zidane lose his rag on the world's stage? Foraying deep into sport's leftfield, Ed smith asks the questions we rarely ask of our teams and players. When is cheating really cheating? Is the free market good for sport? Can talent be a curse? Does luck matter? His answers, often controversial and always thought provoking, will delight anyone who has ever wondered why sport matters."--Publisher description
Playing hard ball by E. T Smith( Book )

5 editions published between 2002 and 2014 in English and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Second innings : my sporting life by Andrew Flintoff( Book )

3 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 55 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fast bowler, six-hitter, popular hero, one of the lads, king of the jungle - Andrew Flintoff is all of those things. Second Innings, is his searingly honest yet uplifting autobiography, Flintoff reveals unseen, surprising sides to his career and personality. The restless need to push and challenge himself that led him to take up professional boxing. The complex and troubled relationship with discipline, alcohol and authority during his exhilarating cricket career. The search for an authentic voice as a player, free from the blandness and conformity of modern professionalism. Is Flintoff the last of his kind, in any sport? Through all his highs and lows, triumphs and reversals, this book reveals a central tension. There is 'Fred' - performer, extrovert, centre of attention. Then there is 'Andrew' - reflective, withdrawn and uncertain. Two people contained in one extraordinary life. And sometimes, inevitably, keeping the two in balance proves too much. We are taken backstage, seeing the mischief and adventure that has defined Andrew Flintoff's story. Above all, we observe the enduring power of fun, friendship and loyalty - the pillars of Flintoff's career
Luck : what it means and why it matters by E. T Smith( )

4 editions published in 2012 in English and Swedish and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

To what extent do we control our own destiny? Can those who have risen to the top really say it was all down to them? Is lucky success somehow less deserving?
The joy of ... stats, chance & logic( Visual )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Disc 1: The Joy of Stats (2010): takes viewers on a roller coaster ride through the wonderful world of statistics. Presenter Hans Rosling is a Professor of Global Health at Stockholm's Karolinska Institute and founder of the Gapminder Foundation. He's a man who revels in the glorious nerdery of stats - and in The Joy of Stats he entertainingly explores the history of statistics, how statistics works mathematically and how with statistics we can take the massive deluge of data of today's computer age and use it to see the world as it really is - not just as we imagine it to be. Rosling's famous lectures use enormous quantities of public data to reveal the story of the world's past, present and future development
An Olympick vision( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Tells the story of the Cotswold games started by Captain Robert Dover in 1612, and how they represented the rebirth of the Olympic ideal, long before the founding of the modern Olympic Games
Luck : a fresh look at fortune by E. T Smith( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"To what extent do we control our own destiny? Can those who have risen to the top really say it was all down to them? Is lucky success somehow less deserving? When a freak accident at the crease at Lords prematurely ended Ed Smith's international cricketing career, it prompted him to look anew at his own life through the prism of luck. Tracing the history of the concepts of luck and fortune, destiny and fate, from the ancient Greeks to the present day - in religion, in banking, in politics - Ed Smith argues that the question of luck versus skill is as pertinent today as it ever has been. He challenges us to think again about privilege and opportunity, to re-examine the question of innate ability and of gifts and talents accidentally conferred at birth. Weaving in his personal stories - notably the chance meeting of a beautiful stranger who would become his wife on a train he seemed fated to miss - he puts to us the idea that in life, luck cannot be underestimated: without any means of explaining our differing lots in life, the world without luck is one in which you deserve every ill that befalls you, where envy dominates and averageness is the stifling ideal. Embracing luck leads us to a fresh reappraisal of the nature of success, opportunity and fairness. Bankers have promised 'risk-free' investments, the self-help industry pedals the idea that everyone can pull themselves up by their own bootstraps, and life's winners are encouraged to claim that they did it all themselves in a 'meritocracy'. The case for luck needs to be made now, more than ever"--Publisher's description
 
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What sport tells us about life : Bradman's average, Zidane's kiss and other sporting lessons
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Alternative Names
Ed Smith Brits cricketspeler

Ed Smith cricketer

Ed Smith Englischer Kricketspieler, Jahrgang 1977

Ed Smith joueur de cricket Anglais, né en 1977

Smith, Ed 1977-

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