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  • The Book of Basketball

    The NBA According to The Sports Guy

    by Bill Simmons ...
    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • The NBA according to The Sports Guy—now updated with fresh takes on LeBron, the Celtics, and more!Foreword by Malcom Gladwell • “The work of a true fan . . . it might just represent the next phase of sports commentary.”—The AtlanticBill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining basketball addict known to millions as ESPN’s The Sports Guy, has written ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • Annapurna

    The First Conquest of an 8000-Metre Peak

    WITH AN INTRODUCTION BY JOE SIMPSONIn 1950, no mountain higher than 8,000 meters had ever been climbed. Maurice Herzog and other members of the French Alpine Club resolved to try. This is the enthralling story of the first conquest of Annapurna and the harrowing descent. With breathtaking courage and grit manifest on every page, Annapurna is one of the greatest adventure stories ever told.As well ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Inside the Box: How CrossFit® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body

    How CrossFit ® Shredded the Rules, Stripped Down the Gym, and Rebuilt My Body

    by T.J. Murphy ...
    In Inside the Box, veteran journalist and marathoner T.J. Murphy goes all in to expose the gritty, high-intensity sport of CrossFit®.Murphy faced a future with a permanent limp from one too many marathons. Desperate to reclaim his fitness and strength, the 47-year-old signed up for his first CrossFit workout with nothing to lose. Anaerobically blasted by each workout of the day, Murphy discovered ... Read more

    $22.43 AUD

  • The Sports Gene

    Talent, Practice and the Truth About Success

    by David Epstein ...
    ‘A wonderful book. Thoughtful…fascinating’ Malcolm GladwellDo you believe some people are born athletes?Is sporting talent innate or something that can be achieved through endurance and practise?In this ground-breaking and entertaining exploration of athletic success, award-winning writer David Epstein gets to the heart of the great nature vs. nurture debate, and explodes myths about how and why ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Krav Maga

    Use Your Body as a Weapon

    by Boaz Aviram ...
    The complete beginner’s guide to Krav MagaAn instructional book for athletes interested in this type of self-defenseUpdated edition that contains the basic rules and new tips to improve your form and prevent injuryThis training manual is ideal for anyone curious about Krav Maga. This noncompetitive self- defense technique began in the Israeli Defense Force (IDF). The guide’s author, Boaz Aviram, ... Read more

    $19.99 AUD

  • Unconscious Putting

    Dave Stockton's Guide to Unlocking Your Signature Stroke

    "The Pro Tours' Hottest Coach" (Golf Digest) reveals the secrets that helped Phil Mickelson win the 2010 Masters and can utterly transform every player's game.When a resurgent Phil Mickelson won the Tour Championship in September 2009, he was quick to credit a series of simple putting lessons from veteran golf champion and instructor Dave Stockton. As a top coach, Stockton has taught a long list ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down

    A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse

    Ultimate Fighter champ Forrest Griffin and Erich Krauss, who previously brought you the New York Times bestseller Got Fight, now offer a hilarious and very timely guide to surviving the coming apocalypse. Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down provides everything an aspiring Mad Max needs to know about post-apocalyptic living. Since it’s coming soon anyway, we might as well all Be Ready When the Sh*t ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Surf Is Where You Find It

    by Gerry Lopez ...
    Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • The Jordan Rules

    The Inside Story of Michael Jordan and the Chicago Bulls

    by Sam Smith ...
    The New York Times Bestseller, updated With a New IntroductionThis is the 20th anniversary of the explosive bestseller that changed the way the world viewed one of the greatest athletes in history, revealing for the first time Michael Jordan's relentless drive to win anything and everything, at any cost. NBA Hall of Fame columnist Sam Smith had unlimited access to the team and its players during ... Read more

    $12.75 AUD

  • The Big Book of Endurance Training and Racing

    Are you a triathlete, runner, cyclist, swimmer, cross-country skier? Learn how to stay healthy, achieve optimal athletic potential, and be injury-free.Dr. Philip Maffetone’s approach to endurance offers a truly “individualized” outlook and unique system that emphasizes building a strong aerobic base for increased fat burning, weight loss, sustained energy, and a healthy immune system. Good ... Read more

    $22.99 AUD

  • Murphy's Lore

    Tales from the West

    by Bob Murphy ...
    Bob Murphy – footballer, music fan, dog walker, coffee drinker, hand shaker, train traveller and tree lover – has been a favourite of footy followers for many a year. Now captain of his beloved Western Bulldogs, he’s showing the young pups at the Kennel how to play the great game the right way. Collected here for the first time are the best of Bob’s much-loved weekly newspaper columns – including ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • How Bad Do You Want It?

    Mastering the Psychology of Mind Over Muscle

    Exploring some of the most extraordinary moments from the history of endurance sports, this unique sports book shows how mental strength allows some athletes to perform at a level way beyond their physical limits – to will their body to do what was previously thought biologically impossible. Revealing habits and tactics you can use to cultivate your own mental strength, this unique book describes ... Read more

    $23.97 AUD

  • Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines

    How to Tie The Perfect Knot for Every Fishing Situation

    Master every fishing knot you’ll ever need.When you’re fishing, there’s nothing more frustrating than letting a poorly tied knot cost you the catch of the day. Knot expert Lindsey Philpott has written a guide to save anglers everywhere that anguish. The Complete Book of Fishing Knots, Leaders, and Lines contains directions for fifty kinds of knots, ranging from easier knots for beginners to ... Read more

    $13.99 AUD

  • The Springboks and the Holy Grail

    Behind the scenes at the Rugby World Cup, 1995-227

    by Dan Retief ...
    This is the epic story of South Africa’s amazing quests for the Rugby World Cup, which resulted in triumph at Ellis Park in 1995 and in Paris in 2007, while there was heartbreak in 1999 and shame in 2003. The Springboks and the Holy Grail is no mere narration of matches and scores. The author was closely involved in all four RWC campaigns while working for the Sunday Times and SuperSport, and he ... Read more

    $14.40 AUD

  • Embedded Balls

    From one of golf's funniest, most popular players comes another hilarious look inside the pro sport and the people who play it.For nearly thirty years, Peter Jacobsen—player, entertainer, (off-) color commentator, TV host, golf-course designer, and entrepreneur—has been a favorite of fans and fellow golfers. Since his first book, Buried Lies, was published in 1993, a lot has happened—to him, to ... Read more

    $12.09 AUD

  • Training for the New Alpinism

    A Manual for the Climber as Athlete

    In Training for the New Alpinism, Steve House, world-class climber and Patagonia ambassador, and Scott Johnston, coach of U.S. National Champions and World Cup Nordic Skiers, translate training theory into practice to allow you to coach yourself to any mountaineering goal. Applying training practices from other endurance sports, House and Johnston demonstrate that following a carefully designed ... Read more

    $26.39 AUD

  • Andre the Giant

    A Legendary Life

    series WWE
    The unforgettable story of everyone’s favorite giant—and a life cut short—wrestler and actor Andre the Giant.At seven-foot-five, four hundred and fifty pounds, André the Giant was a living, breathing legend—a behemoth taking on all comers. Billed as “the Eighth Wonder of the World,” he was the greatest attraction in sports entertainment and one of the most famous athletes in the world.André the ... Read more

    $10.99 AUD

  • My Golden Lessons

    100-Plus Ways to Improve Your Shots, Lower Your Scores and Enjoy Golf Much, Much More

    by Jack Nicklaus ...
    He made his first cut in a professional major championship in the 1958 U.S. Open, at age eighteen. Forty years later, he had his most recent top-10 finish in a major at the Masters. In between, he won eighteen professional majors, a hundred tournaments worldwide, and provided countless thrills along the road to being named “Golfer of the Century” by his peers and by publications from America to ... Read more

    $34.99 AUD

  • Got to Give the People What They Want

    True Stories and Flagrant Opinions from Center Court

    by Jalen Rose ...
    “I want to start conversations, and even better, arguments.” – From the IntroductionOne of the most outspoken and original voices in sports sounds off while revealing his incredible life story.Jalen Rose has never been quiet. Not as a kid growing up in Detroit in the 70’s and 80’s. Not as the brash, trash-talking leader of the legendary “Fab Five” at the University of Michigan. Not as the player ... Read more

    $22.65 AUD

  • Breaking the Mould

    by Angela Pippos ...
    An extraordinary transformation is taking place in Australian sport; from suburban footy fields to stadium cage fights, sportswomen are breaking through the ‘grass ceiling’ and competing for a fair go. Where recently horses received more media coverage than female athletes, women are now commanding attention with undeniable performances and fierce determination. Through personal tales from a ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • From the Outer

    Footy Like You've Never Heard It

    A celebration of our great game, From the Outer brings together 30 personal stories about Aussie Rules from unexpected voices: those who are female, Indigenous or gay; those with a disability, a foreign accent or even – perhaps most dubious of all – literary leanings.Some are closet fans, some are out and proud. Many are ground-breaking and revolutionary, shaking up the institution that has ... Read more

    $11.99 AUD

  • Fun City

    John Lindsay, Joe Namath, and How Sports Saved New York in the 1960s

    by Sean Deveney ...
    On January 1, 1966, New York came to a standstill as the city’s transit workers went on strike. This was the first day on the job for Mayor John Lindsay—a handsome, young former congressman with presidential aspirations—and he would approach the issue with an unconventional outlook that would be his hallmark. He ignored the cold and walked four miles, famously declaring, “I still think it is a fun ... Read more

    $18.99 AUD

  • The Voyage of the Cormorant

    Christian Beamish, a former editor at The Surfer’s Journal, envisioned a low-tech, self-reliant exploration for surf along the coast of North America, using primarily clothes and instruments available to his ancestors, and the 18-foot boat he would build by hand in his garage. How the vision met reality and how the two came to shape each other places Voyage of the Cormorant in the great American ... Read more

    $11.65 AUD

  • Surf Is Where You Find It

    by Gerry Lopez ...
    Written by one of the most revered surfers of his generation, Gerry Lopez's Surf Is Where You Find It is a collection of stories about a lifetime of surfing. But more than that, it is a collection of stories about the lessons learned from surfing. It presents 38 stories about those who have been influential in the sport — surfing anytime, anywhere, and in any way. Lopez, an innovator in stand-up ... Read more

    $17.15 AUD