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  • Range

    How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World

    by David Epstein ...
    "David Epstein manages to make me thoroughly enjoy the experience of being told that everything I thought about something was wrong. I loved Range." Malcolm Gladwell, bestselling author of Outliers.Range is the ground-breaking and exhilarating New York Times bestselling exploration into how to be successful in the 21st Century, from David Epstein the acclaimed author of The Sports Gene.What if ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD $9.99 AUD

  • Rugby - The Afterlife

    Former All Blacks tell their stories

    by Wynne Gray ...
    Way back when there was a clear distinction between work and rugby, great names of the game spent their time working in an office or at a trade or out on the farm, all the while fitting in training and then playing at the weekends. That job/play distinction became hazier through the 80s and 90s until, in the wake of Jonah Lomu's stunning exploits at the 1995 World Cup and pressure from media ... Read more

    $11.21 AUD

  • The Summer Island Festival

    by Rachel Burton ...
    'The perfect book to take you away from this endless winter' Jenny AshcroftWhen Willow walks out on her own wedding, there's only one place she can go...Growing up in the island village of Seaview, Willow always dreamed of a bigger life. Then her childhood sweetheart Luc betrayed her and she ran, resolving never to look back. Now, twelve years on, her glamorous London life is a mess and the island ... Read more

    $2.19 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Braking Bad

    Chasing Lance Armstrong and the Cancer of Corruption

    The story of disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong isn’t just about the greatest doping conspiracy in sports history—it's about the nature of corruption, whether in athletics, business, politics or society at large.Blending memoir that recounts his own family’s struggles with cancer and reportage from Europe's elite racing circuit (including access to riders such as Carlos Sastre and Ryder Hesjedel), ... Read more

    $4.48 AUD

  • Hitting Against the Spin

    How Cricket Really Works

    The Times Best Sports Books 2021 - 'the sporting nerd's book of the year''Fascinating and insightful . . . lifts the curtain to reveal the inner workings of international cricket. A must-read for any cricketer, coach or fan' Eoin Morgan'This path-breaking book should be compulsory reading for commentators and captains - and all cricket fans' Mervyn King'Clever and original but also wise' Ed Smith< ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

    How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player

    Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life.As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in ... Read more

    $21.22 AUD

  • The Boys' Club

    The Boys' Club is the must-read inside story behind the power and politics of AFL, Australia's biggest sport.Revealing how the fledgling state administrative body evolved into the Australian Football League and its meteoric rise to become one of the richest and most powerful organisations in the land, award-winning investigative journalist Mick Warner delivers a fascinating insight into key ... Read more

    $16.99 AUD

  • Perform Under Pressure

    by Ceri Evans ...
    *Radically change the way you think about pressure*'Whatever it is you want to improve in your own life, this book will help you do it.'RICHIE McCAW, former All Blacks captainPerform Under Pressure will help you not only survive but thrive in situations that up until now have been holding you back. Targeting the moments when you are most stressed and uncomfortable, Dr Ceri Evans' red-blue mind ... Read more

    $5.99 AUD

  • The Secret Race

    Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

    WINNER OF THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARDOn a fateful night in 2009, Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle met for dinner in Boulder, Colorado. Over the next eighteen months, Hamilton would tell Coyle his story, and his sport's story, in explosive detail, never sparing himself in the process. In a way, he became as obsessed with telling the truth as he had been with winning the Tour de ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Legacy

    by James Kerr ...
    When the going gets tough, the tough start changing.Difficult times call for different solutions.In his global bestseller, Legacy, James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful team, the New Zealand All Blacks, to help understand what it takes to bounce back from adversity and still reach the top.It is a book about leading a team or an organisation - but, more importantly, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Breath

    The New Science of a Lost Art

    by James Nestor ...
    THE PHENOMENAL INTERNATIONAL BESTSELLER - OVER A MILLION COPIES SOLD WORLDWIDESHORTLISTED FOR THE ROYAL SOCIETY BOOK PRIZE'Who would have thought something as simple as changing the way we breathe could be so revolutionary for our health, from snoring to allergies to immunity? A fascinating book, full of dazzling revelations' Dr Rangan ChatterjeeThere is nothing more essential to our health and ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

    by Michael Lewis ...
    "One of the best baseball—and management—books out....Deserves a place in the Baseball Hall of Fame."—ForbesMoneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. Following the low-budget Oakland Athletics, their larger-than-life general manger, Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball enthusiasts, Michael Lewis has written not only "the single most influential baseball ... Read more

    $17.59 AUD

  • The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding

    The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis

    From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding."Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, ... Read more

    $29.99 AUD

  • The Tearoom on the Bay

    an uplifting and heartwarming read

    by Rachel Burton ...
    It's time for Ellie to return home and rediscover the past she left behind...After a tough break-up, Ellie returns to the only place she's ever really felt at home – the coastal town of Sanderson Bay. A year later, she's living her dream, brewing delicious artisan teas and selling them at her very own café. And when the mysterious and brooding Ben walks into her tearoom, Ellie finally dares to ... Read more

    $4.39 AUD or Free with Kobo Plus

  • Night Games

    Sex, Power and Sport

    by Anna Krien ...
    Winner of the 2014 Davitt Award for Best True Crime Book and the 2014 William Hill Sports Book of the Year‘The Pies beat the Saints and the city of Melbourne was still cloaked in black and white crepe paper when the rumour of a pack rape by celebrating footballers began to surface … And so, as police were confiscating bedsheets from a townhouse in South Melbourne, the trial by media began.’What ... Read more

    $9.99 AUD

  • 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

  • Rough Ride

    Behind the Wheel with a Pro Cyclist

    by Paul Kimmage ...
    First published in 1990, Rough Ride is one of the greatest books ever written about the life of a professional athlete. Almost twenty years later, Yellow Jersey is publishing an updated edition of this cycling classic, with a new foreword by the author which reflects on his life both inside and outside the sport.Paul Kimmage's boyhood dreams were of cycling glory: wearing the yellow jersey, ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Howzat!

    Kerry Packer's War

    England, Summer 1975. The Australian cricket team, visiting for an Ashes series, fields players who will become legends of the game Ian Chappell, Rodney Marsh, Dennis Lillee, Jeff Thomson against celebrated English power-cricketers Tony Greig, John Snow and Phil Edmonds. It is the pinnacle of the game of cricket the two oldest enemies in the game going head to head. At the beautifully green ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Natural Born Heroes

    The Lost Secrets of Strength and Endurance

    AS HEARD ON THE CHRIS EVANS BREAKFAST SHOW - "It's not just for runners. It's for life! It's a great story."When Chris McDougall stumbled across the story of Churchill's 'dirty tricksters', a motley crew of English poets and academics who helped resist the Nazi invasion of Crete, he knew he was on the track of something special.To beat the odds, the tricksters-starving, aging, outnumbered-tapped ... Read more

    $12.97 AUD

  • Slaying the Badger

    LeMond, Hinault and the Greatest Ever Tour de France

    by Richard Moore ...
    Greg LeMond, 'L'Americain': fresh-faced, prodigious newcomer. This is supposed to be his year.Bernard Hinault, 'The Badger': aggressive, headstrong, five-time winner of the Tour. He has pledged his unwavering support to his team mate, LeMond.The team is everything in cycling, so the world watches, stunned, as LeMond and Hinault's explosive rivalry plays out over three high-octane weeks. Slaying ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • From Lance to Landis

    Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France

    by David Walsh ...
    For eight years, the Tour de France, arguably the world’s most demanding athletic competition, was ruled by two men: Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. On the surface, they were feature players in one of the great sporting stories of the age–American riders overcoming tremendous odds to dominate a sport that held little previous interest for their countrymen. But is this a true story, or is there a ... Read more

    $15.17 AUD

  • Eleven Rings

    by Phil Jackson ...
    For fans of the hit Netflix docuseries The Last Dance.During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the 'Zen master' half in jest by ... Read more

    $4.99 AUD

  • Inverting the Pyramid

    The History of Football Tactics

    'One of the most revelatory sports books of the year' SCOTLAND ON SUNDAY'Masterful ... i****t could be the best thing to have happened to English football in years' TIME OUT'Gloriously readable, eccentric and informative' METROIn INVERTING THE PYRAMID, Jonathan Wilson pulls apart the finer details of the world's game, tracing the global history of tactics, from modern pioneers right back to the ... Read more

    $12.99 AUD

  • Breaking The Chain

    Drugs and Cycling - The True Story

    by Willy Voet ...
    On 8 July 1998 Festina team soigneur Willy Voet was stopped by the police. In his car were the drugs the team needed if they were to have any chance of playing a competitive part in the 1998 Tour de France. The car was searched, he was immediately arrested and so the story that has been undermining the sport of cycling since the death of Tommy Simpson in 1967, finally broke.Imprisoned for sixteen ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD