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When Lions Roared: The Lions, the All Blacks and the legendary tour of 1971 By Tom English & Peter Burns

Release date: 15th May, 2017
Publisher: Arena Sport

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In 1971, Carwyn James’ British and Irish Lions side endured a twenty-four-match tour, including a four-Test series against the All Blacks, then, as now, the best side on the planet. No Lions team had ever defeated New Zealand in a Test series; since 1904, six had tried, but none had succeeded.... (read review)

The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams By Sam Walker

Release date: 18th May, 2017
Publisher: Ebury Press

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In an age when the captain’s armband is sometimes lobbed across to a player unlikely ever to be deemed a natural commander, there are several instances of sporting leadership. (read review)

The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods By Frank Strack

Release date: 11th June, 2017
Publisher: Pursuit Books

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The Hardmen is certainly a book for cycling aficionados, although anyone wanting to know what all the fuss is about as preparations for the Tour de France begin, could devour its bite-sized tales and understand why the sport’s appeal remains sky-high. (read review)

The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory By David Bolchover

Release date: 01st June, 2017
Publisher: Biteback

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Béla Guttmann could justifiably be called football’s first ‘super coach’, a man acutely aware of his own worth, but the tactical abilities which saw him employed by more than twenty clubs during a career that stretched well into his sixties, was only part of his incredible story. His willingness to travel in order to further his football career earned him the nickname “Wandering Jew” (too rarely used in jest), yet his Jewishness is integral to this remarkable and well-researched tale. (read review)

Bunce’s Big Fat Short History of British Boxing By Steve Bunce

Release date: 01st June, 2017
Publisher: Bantam

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Britain won five boxing gold medals at the last three summer Olympics; we collected two in the previous twelve Games. Although that seems like more of an exciting revival rather than a revolution, revisiting the biggest fights in the last half century, from those that attracted more than 20 million terrestrial television viewers, to others determined by crooked judges and hostile crowds, reminds us that boxing’s trajectory has been heading upward for some time. (read review)

Tom Simpson: Bird On A Wire By Andy McGrath

Release date: 12th June, 2017
Publisher: Bloomsbury Sport

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We have a copy of BIRD ON A WIRE to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: Who won the 1967 Tour de France? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 28TH June 2017 (read review)

The Love of the Game: The Agonies and Ecstasies of Parenting and Sport By Mark Chapman

Release date: 10th June, 2017
Publisher: W & N

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We have a copy of THE LOVE OF THE GAME to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: Who won Great Britain’s first swimming gold at the 2016 Olympic Games? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 28TH June 2017 (read review)

But Seriously An Autobiography By John McEnroe

Release date: 03rd July, 2017
Publisher: W & N

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John McEnroe was a very good tennis player, but it’s pushing it to call him a great; it’s certainly questionable whether he justifies a second ghosted ‘autobiography’, although commercial considerations will have played a major part in the decision to publish. After all, he’s a tennis commentator who collects art and knocks around with pop stars, but beyond that there’s little here to set the pulse racing. (read review)

The Descent By Thomas Dekker

Release date: 07th July, 2017
Publisher: Ebury Press

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Yes, the section heading says 'football books', but ignore the beautiful game for a while and read this. It's better than most football books you'll have read at any time over the past few years. (read review)

We Are Sunday League By Ewan Flynn

Release date: 12th July, 2017
Publisher: Pitch Publishing

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We have a copy of WE ARE SUNDAY LEAGUE to give away. To win this prize, simply answer the following question: In which season did the Premier League begin? Send your answer to comps@sportsbookofthemonth.com no later than 25th July 2017 (read review)



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SBOTM Current Top 10

When Lions Roared: The Lions, the All Blacks and the legendary tour of 1971 By Tom English & Peter Burns
Arena Sport
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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force Behind the World’s Greatest Teams By Sam Walker
Ebury Press
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The Hardmen: Legends of the Cycling Gods By Frank Strack
Pursuit Books
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The Greatest Comeback: From Genocide to Football Glory By David Bolchover
Biteback
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Bunce’s Big Fat Short History of British Boxing By Steve Bunce
Bantam
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Tom Simpson: Bird On A Wire By Andy McGrath
Bloomsbury Sport
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The Love of the Game: The Agonies and Ecstasies of Parenting and Sport By Mark Chapman
W & N
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But Seriously An Autobiography By John McEnroe
W & N
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The Descent By Thomas Dekker
Ebury Press
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We Are Sunday League By Ewan Flynn
Pitch Publishing
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