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Bowers, Chris

Overview
Works: 38 works in 120 publications in 9 languages and 1,961 library holdings
Genres: Biography  Drama  Comedy films  Pictorial works  History  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV994.F43, 796.342092
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Chris Bowers
Roger Federer : the greatest by Chris Bowers( Book )

17 editions published between 2010 and 2013 in 3 languages and held by 258 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"For several years, tennis aficionados wondered whether they could really call Roger Federer the greatest ever tennis player. In 2009, Federer ended that debate by completing his collection of career Grand Slams and overtaking Pete Sampras' all-time record of 14 major titles. With his olympic gold medal from 2008, Federer is now recognised as the greatest tennis player and has achieved legendary status in the wider sporting world. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks at his development as a sportsman and how he has matured into a family man with his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the birth of their twin girls. It also examines how Roger bounced back from arguably one of the most challenging periods of his career as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins was ended and he was toppled from the number one spot by his long-time rival Rafael Nadal. In characteristic style, Federer silenced his critics by winning the French Open title for the first time, reclaiming his Wimbledon crown and ending 2009 at the number one position for the fifth time."--Publisher's description
Fantastic Federer by Chris Bowers( Book )

6 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Roger Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket and his choice of tennis over football, to how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor
Nick Clegg : the biography by Chris Bowers( Book )

7 editions published between 2011 and 2012 in English and held by 156 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the first biography of the Deputy Prime Minister and Liberal Democrat leader, Nick Clegg. The 2010 general election was a breakthrough moment in British politics for the Liberal Democrat Party. By forming an historic coalition partnership with the Conservatives, their charismatic young leader steered them into government, something they could not have dared think about only weeks previously. But who is this man who now leads our country whenever David Cameron is absent? Where is he from? What makes him who he is? This book gives the background on who Nick Clegg really is and what drives
Federer : the biography by Chris Bowers( Book )

24 editions published between 2011 and 2017 in 6 languages and held by 141 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With his Olympic gold medal from 2008, a silver medal from the London 2012 Olympic Games and another Wimbledon title under his belt, Federer has now achieved legendary status in the wider sporting world. This authoritative and affectionate biography traces the rise of Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a tennis racket to how he dealt with being sent away to a training academy where he struggled to communicate in a French-speaking part of Switzerland; and how he handled the sudden death of his first real coach and mentor. It looks at his development as a sportsman and how he has matured into a family man with his marriage to Mirka Vavrinec and the birth of their twin girls. It also examines how Roger bounced back from arguable one of the most challenging periods of his career as, following a serious illness and a dip in form, his run of successive Wimbledon championship wins was ended and he was toppled from the number one spot by his long-time rival Rafael Nadal
Novak Djokovic : the sporting statesman by Chris Bowers( Book )

3 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 101 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this study of both Djokovic and Serbia, Chris Bowers paints two powerful portraits. He traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, telling of how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile icon, charts his battle with illness and his relationship with a volatile father, and how his on-court deeds have made his country proud. But he also tells the story of Serbia, pulling no punches about its role in the 1990s wars but offering a sensitive interpretation of the hopes and aspirations of a people with a troubled past. Bowers, biographer of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and the British deputy prime minister Nick Clegg, weaves together these sporting and geo-political strands to present a sensitive portrait of a man and his people, and how determination married to sensitivity can create a sporting statesman
Boris Becker's Wimbledon by Boris Becker( Book )

5 editions published in 2015 in English and Spanish and held by 86 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this work, Boris Becker shares his unique story, tracing his career through the many changes in tennis but which has, at its heart, his loving relationship with Wimbledon, the place where it all began for him
Roger Federer : spirit of a champion by Chris Bowers( Book )

2 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The sporting statesman : Novak Djokovic and the rise of Serbia by Chris Bowers( Book )

11 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in English and Czech and held by 62 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novak Djokovic is not just one of the world's great tennis players - he is a de facto ambassador for his country, Serbia. It is no easy task, given the country's role in the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s; indeed, some people still associate the name 'Serbia' with 'atrocities'. In this study of both Djokovic and Serbia, Chris Bowers paints two profiles. He traces the story of the boy from modest surroundings, showing how he met the woman who not only taught him tennis but how to deal with life as a high-profile figure, charts his battle with illness and the relationship with his volatile father, and how he is representing his country internationally. Yet interwoven into his narrative of the brilliant tennis player is the story of Serbia, pulling no punches about the country's role in the 1990s wars but offering a sensitive interpretation of the hopes and aspirations of a nation and a people with a troubled past, but bright hopes for the future. Bowers, biographer of Swiss tennis star Roger Federer and the British Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg, weaves together the sporting and geopolitical strands to present a sensitive portrait of a man and his people, and of how determination married to sensitivity can create a sporting statesman. Now revised and updated to include the 2015 Australian Open, this is the definitive study of a very remarkable player
Novak Djokovic by Chris Bowers( Book )

7 editions published between 2014 and 2017 in 3 languages and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biografie over proftennisser Novak Djokovic
The International Tennis Federation : a century of contribution to tennis by Chris Bowers( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

For all fans of tennis, this lavish edition features all the highlights of the game as it developed from the early traditions of lawn tennis to the wildly popular spectator sport of today, including notorious matches; the advances in technology and physical standards for players; the politics of tennis as impacted by world events
Davis Cup by BNP Paribas : the year in tennis 2006 by Chris Bowers( Book )

2 editions published between 2007 and 2008 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In conjunction with the International Tennis Federation. The David Cup 2007 will take you through all the dramatic storylines and high quality of play that are characteristic of the largest annual team competition in sport
Davis Cup 2007 by Chris Bowers( Book )

1 edition published in 2008 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wedding weekend by Bruce Leddy( Visual )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 6 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A group of guys reunite for a friend's wedding and discover how their lives have changed
Getting the prices right : short version : a European scheme for making transport pay its true costs by Chris Bowers( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The year in tennis 2004 : Davis Cup by BNP Paribas( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novak Đoković : športni državnik : biografija by Chris Bowers( Book )

1 edition published in 2015 in Slovenian and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Book of tennis by Chris Bowers( Book )

2 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federer - The Greatest (revised & updated) by Chris Bowers( )

2 editions published between 2015 and 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Federer Completely Revised and Updated Edition by Chris Bowers( )

1 edition published in 2016 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Novak Djokovic and the Rise of Serbia : the Sporting Statesman by Chris Bowers( )

1 edition published in 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Bauers, Kris.

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Fantastic FedererNick Clegg : the biographyRoger Federer : spirit of a championDavis Cup by BNP Paribas : the year in tennis 2006Davis Cup 2007The year in tennis 2004 : Davis Cup by BNP ParibasBook of tennis