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The Resource Staying power : a year in my life, Phil 'The Power' Taylor with Mike Walters

Staying power : a year in my life, Phil 'The Power' Taylor with Mike Walters

Label
Staying power : a year in my life
Title
Staying power
Title remainder
a year in my life
Statement of responsibility
Phil 'The Power' Taylor with Mike Walters
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
A year in the life of one of the most successful darts players of all time, Phil Taylor.
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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1960 August 13-
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Taylor, Phil
Dewey number
  • 794.3092
  • 794.3'092
  • 794.3092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV1564.2
Literary form
non fiction
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Walters, Mike
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  • Taylor, Phil
  • Darts (Game)
  • Hobbies and Games
  • Biography: sport
  • Autobiography: sport
  • Autobiography: general
  • Lifestyle, hobbies & leisure
  • Indoor games
  • Biography: general
  • Hobbies, quizzes & games
Summary expansion
Phil 'The Power' Taylor is the uncontested king of darts, his sixteen world championship titles between 1990 and 2013 far outclassing anything else the game has seen. He started out as a protg of Eric Bristow, the Crafty Cockney, having wandered into his Burslem pub with a set of darts his wife had given him for his birthday. At that time Taylor was earning D52 a week working in a ceramics factory and hardly played. But jaws dropped and pint mugs tipped over as this newcomer suddenly unleashed a gift for flight that had soon eclipsed even the Crafty Cockney himself, and amassed Phil a haul of over 200 professional tournament victories. Staying Power is a year in the life of a legend, twice nominated for BBC Sports Personality of the Year, a man who made darts look a doddle to British pub-goers everywhere and set his seal on the game as the bloke to beat. A year of triumph and disaster, in which Taylor crashed out of the world championship in the second round to young outsider Michael Smith and fell asleep at home on Christmas day, exhausted from the strain of constant winning. A year when he played arguably the greatest ever game of darts, in the Grand Slam semi-final against recent world champion Adrian Lewis the two slugging it out to the wire. A year in which Taylor rocked Australia, fted like royalty. A year of spats and hecklers, clashes on stage and off, of head-to-heads with the Dutch superstar Michael van Gerwen. But most of all this is a year in which Phil Taylor, one of sport's greatest champions, has looked hard at his life in his determination to stay in power
Label
Staying power : a year in my life, Phil 'The Power' Taylor with Mike Walters
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023064930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444797282
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)
Label
Staying power : a year in my life, Phil 'The Power' Taylor with Mike Walters
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
BDZ0023064930
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
310 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781444797282
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (colour)

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