That Near Death Thing

That Near Death Thing : Inside the Most Dangerous Race in the World

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If there's one motorcycle race that deserves a quality hardback, it's the Isle of Man TT. Commonly seen as the world's most dangerous race, Rick Broadbent gets behind the scenes and into the helmets of four leading racers over the course of two seasons -- 2010 and 2011 -- following the riders through the numerous vicissitudes of an average season. Ian Hutchinson is as high as they come following his clean-up at the 2010 TT; a fortnight later his leg is being rebuilt after a fellow rider rode over it and Hutchinson has to plead the case for not amputating ...Conor Cummins is back after battling depression following a serious injury; Guy Martin was on the same hospital after breaking his back, but is now a BBC TV presenter; Bridgit Dobbs is the widow of Paul, who died in the 2010 race, and talks movingly on revisiting the race for the first time since her husband's death ...Rick Broadbent's That Near Death Thing is the final word on the Isle of Man TT.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 368 pages
  • 144 x 218 x 38mm | 539.77g
  • Orion Publishing Co
  • Orion (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • col. Illustrations
  • 1409143406
  • 9781409143406
  • 169,390

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What possesses man to risk his life and limb in search of the next high?.. Times journalist and author Broadbent has come closer than ever to answering that question. PRESS ASSOCIATION 20120616 I seem to have consumed every TT-related book/article/video clip so far, but this one is a cracker... perhaps the best of all MOTORSPORT 20120901 Broadbent skilfully weaves in this history of TT racing as this quartet of riders lap the 37.75 mile course. by the end you might not share these men's passions but you begin to understand, even admire it. -- Simon Redfern THE INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY 20120805 There are 242 corners on the TT course and this book leaves you with the impression that death is lurking round every one. SPORT 20121116 I'll have a soft spot for That Near Death Thing by Rick Broadbent, a terrific piece of work on the Isle of Man TT -- Frank Keating THE OBSERVER 20121125 How can it be worth it? Rick Broadbent's raw, tender book comes close to the heart of the mystery. SUNDAY TELEGRAPH 20121125 a thrilling ride 'inside the helmets' of four victory-hungry daredevils. -- Megan Walsh THE TIMES 20121208 a great read THE INDEPENDENT 20121208
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About Rick Broadbent

Rick Broadbent is a sports writer at The Times, and the author of books on boxing and football as well as the MotoGP Motorcycle World Championship -- Ring of Fire being shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year in 2009.
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