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  • Jamie Whincup

    Drive of a Lifetime

    by Jamie Whincup ...
    With success comes challenges, and Jamie has always had a target painted squarely on his rear spoiler. And it all started back in 1991, when his father put him behind the wheel of his first go-kart. With steely focus and a relentless desire to win, it was only a matter of time before Whincup made the leap to the Formula Ford circuit and on to the big show: Supercars.But there are ups and downs to ... Read more

    $14.99 AUD

  • Blood, Sweat and Steel

    From Afghanistan to gold -- an extraordinary tale of tragedy, resilience and triumphIn 2012, Combat Engineer Curtis McGrath was serving in the Australian Army in Afghanistan when, in the line of duty, he stepped on a land mine. Seriously injured but still conscious and aware he'd bleed out and die within minutes, Curtis, as the unit's chief first-aid officer, directed his comrades to apply ... Read more

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  • Sonny Bill Williams

    You Can't Stop the Sun from Shining

    Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) is a once in a hundred-year athlete with immense sporting talent in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Boxing. Sonny Bill has built an incredible career and sporting reputation across the globe. His athleticism has taken him from inner-city Auckland, where he grew up, to the highest sporting moments in Twickenham, Eden Park and Sydney's Olympic Stadium. But there is so much ... Read more

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  • Coming Up for Air: What I Learned from Sport, Fame and Fatherhood

    by Tom Daley ...
    The Instant Sunday Times BestsellerA deeply personal and inspiring memoir from one of the most celebrated and influential names in British sport.Tom Daley captured the hearts of the nation with his unforgettable medal-winning performance in the London 2012 Olympics. At this year’s Games in Tokyo, he triumphed to win gold and became the most decorated British diver of all time.In this deeply ... Read more

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  • All In

    The Autobiography of Billie Jean King

    A TIMES BOOK OF THE YEARTHE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - AND THE ONLY GIFT FOR TENNIS FANS THIS CHRISTMAS!'A constant role model in my life, Billie Jean King is a leading example of integrity in the face of adversity. The book's powerfully honest and unapologetic candor is a reflection of King's brilliant mark on the world and the glass ceilings she shattered' Serena WilliamsAn inspiring and ... Read more

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  • Spudd: The Mark Carroll story

    IN the brutal world of rugby league, Mark “Spudd” Carroll is one of the most fearsome players to ever lace on a boot. An enforcer who would do everything in his power to ensure victory for his team – including a pre-game ritual of eating 16 potatoes, hence the nickname.Spudd is from a rugged era where, even if concussed, players climbed to their feet and threw themselves back into the fray. In ... Read more

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  • No Apologies

    by Sharni Layton ...
    Before Sharni Layton became an All-Australian AFLW star, she was a gun netballer. By 2017, she had been named ANZ Championship Player of the Year, was captain of the Diamonds and had won Commonwealth Games Gold along with two World Cups for Australia. On the outside it looked as if she was living the dream. On the inside, it was different. Her confidence was shot and a career’s worth of suppressed ... Read more

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  • The Storm Within: Cameron Smith

    The autobiography of a legend

    ***CAPTAIN OF THE 2020 TELSTRA NRL PREMIERSHIP WINNERS THE MELBOURNE STORM***Cameron Smith AM is the most decorated rugby league player of all time. The recipient of numerous Dally M and Golden Boot awards, he has starred in the toughest league competition on the planet every season since he made his NRL debut in 2002. Captaining the Melbourne Storm to multiple premierships, Smith played in a ... Read more

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  • Belief

    From prison to premiership glory; this is Marlion Pickett’s extraordinary story.It’s the third quarter in the biggest game of the season. A young man lines up for goal. The 100,000 strong crowd leaps to its feet and roars as Marlion Pickett sends the ball soaring through the goalposts for his first ever major, celebrated by every teammate, a tradition upheld even on Grand Final day.It was the 2019 ... Read more

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  • The Captain's Run

    What it Takes to Lead the All Blacks

    by Gregor Paul ...
    How the captains of the last 50 years have gone about leading the world's most successful rugby team.The job of All Blacks captain comes with a scrutiny that puts it alongside the prime minister in terms of profile and public expectation. It takes a strong, confident and assured personality to captain a team where failure is never tolerated.The Captain's Run is a behind the scenes journey into the ... Read more

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  • Eleven Bats

    A story of combat, cricket and the SAS

    Alongside the SAS, Harry's other lifetime love is cricket. An improvised game of cricket was often the circuit-breaker Harry and his team needed after the tension of operations. He began a tradition of organising matches wherever he was sent, whether it was in the mountains of East Timor with a fugitive rebel leader, or on the dusty streets of Baghdad, or in exposed Forward Operating Bases in the ... Read more

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  • Unshakeable: My Motorcycle Racing Story

    by Shane Byrne ...
    Shane 'Shakey' Byrne lives life on the edge. He is the only person to win the British Superbike Championship six times. In Unshakable he tells the story of his remarkable life for the first time; a life that has lived on, and over, the limit.He tells of the horrendous crash in which he nearly lost his life and recounts tales of gangsters, glamour models and glory in one of the most exciting and ... Read more

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  • What a Flanker

    by James Haskell ...
    THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLER‘Hilarious, and straight talking but also articulate and insightful – I am just hugely fond of this guy’–Eddie Jones‘James Haskell: what a flanker, what a book’–Rugby World‘I’d like to be remembered as a player who showed that you can be incredibly professional but also a lot of fun – a bit of a joker in the changing room, but the ul... ... Read more

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  • Battling the Blues

    by Darius Boyd ...
    'A legend of the game' - Anthony Seibold'He's a player that never lets his team down' - Billy SlaterDarius Boyd broke into the Brisbane Broncos NRL team in 2006 straight out of high school and was part of the premiership-winning team in his debut season. He'd go on to win another premiership with the Dragons in 2010, claiming the Clive Churchill Medal for man of the match and forever stamping his ... Read more

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  • Roughy

    A country boy who grew up watching his old man play local footy in Leongatha, Jarryd Roughead’s talent and dedication turned him into an AFL star. Lining up alongside some of the greatest to ever play the game, he was a key player in a Hawthorn team that will live on as one of the best of any era.In 2015, when a melanoma was found on his bottom lip, it seemed like only a small setback. The spot ... Read more

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  • Niki Lauda

    The Biography

    The most comprehensive and detailed biography of Formula One legend Nick Lauda ever published, as told by Maurice Hamilton, who knew him for more than forty years. From the famous rivalry with James Hunt in the 1970s, as depicted in the film Rush, to working with Lewis Hamilton at Mercedes, Lauda's career helped define modern F1.In 1975, Lauda became world champion for the first time. Driving for ... Read more

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  • To Hell and Back

    An Autobiography

    by Niki Lauda ...
    Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was ... Read more

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  • My Life and Rugby

    The Autobiography

    by Eddie Jones ...
    Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England's 2019 World Cup campaign.Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. He career has spanned four World Cups; from losing to England in ... Read more

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  • Enzo Ferrari

    The Man and the Machine

    Ferrari means red. It means racing. Excellence, luxury, and performance.Less well-known is the man behind the brand.For nearly seventy years, Enzo Ferrari dominated a motor-sports empire that defined the world of high-performance cars.Next to the Pope, Ferrari was the most revered man in Italy. But was he the benign padrone portrayed by an adoring world press at the time, or was he a ruthless ... Read more

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  • Behind the Mask

    My Autobiography – Winner of the Telegraph Sports Book of the Year

    by Tyson Fury ...
    ** TELEGRAPH SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR **DOUBLE WINNER: BEST AUTOBIOGRAPHY & BEST OVERALL SPORTS BOOK OF 2020INCLUDES A NEW CHAPTER ON WILDER VS FURY 2________________________________'Incredible stories... you don't have to be a boxing fan to enjoy it' SCOTT MILLS, BBC RADIO 1'One of sport's most heart-warming stories' SUNDAY TIMES, SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR... ... Read more

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  • Heart and Soul

    My story

    by Paul Gallen ...
    Paul Gallen's career in rugby league is extraordinary. For his club, his state and his country he's given everything he's got, and then some. He's captained his club, The Cronulla Sharks, to their first-ever premiership, he's led the NSW Blues to a drought-breaking series win in 2014, and he's played more than 30 tests for his country. In every game Gallen has left nothing in the tank, giving his ... Read more

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  • When All is Said & Done

    by Neale Daniher ...
    WINNER OF THE ABIA BIOGRAPHY BOOK OF THE YEAR 2020A wise man said, 'Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.'I understand the wisdom of this - right now, I don't have much 'forwards' left.Neale Daniher sat down to pen a letter to the grandchildren he'll never get to know. And then he kept on writing ...In 2013, the AFL legend was diagnosed with Motor Neurone Disease - ... Read more

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  • Beneath the Surface

    Australians know Libby Trickett as one of our golden girls of swimming. Winner of multiple Olympic gold medals and setter of world records, Libby wasn't just a champion, she was Australia's girl next door, the humble superstar from suburban Brisbane with the infectious grin and sunny nature.Yet what we saw on the surface - the confidence, competitiveness and warmth that were her hallmarks - belied ... Read more

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  • Cricketers at War

    Cricket Heroes Who also Fought for Australia in Battle

    by Greg Growden ...
    Aussie cricketing heroes who also fought for Australia during wartime'That's nothing. Pressure is having a Messerschmitt up your arse.'Keith Miller, when asked if he felt under pressure while captaining the NSW cricket team.Numerous heroes of Australian cricket have also proved themselves on the battlefield, from Gallipoli to Vietnam and beyond. Among them are some of Australia's most illustrious ... Read more

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