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            Perspective

            Perspective (Hardback)

            By Perry, Ellyse

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            A book of shared insights from one of Australia's most inspiring athletes.

            ISBN 9781460758083
            Published AU 4 Nov 2019
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life

            The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Synnott, Mark

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            'With the possible exception of the lunar landings, free-soloing El Capitan may rank as one of the most audacious-and terrifying-things a human being has ever done. Synnott's narrative plasters you a 3,000-foot granite cliff and doesn't let you go until the climb is done. It is o...ne of the most compelling accounts of a climb and the climbing ethos that I've ever read.' - Sebastian Junger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Tribe, War, and The Perfect Storm On June 3rd 2017 Mark Synnott, veteran adventure journalist and professional big wall climber and alpinist, was in Yosemite to witness something that only a handful of people knew was about to occur: the most famous climber in the world, Alex Honnold, was going to attempt to summit one of the world's most challenging ascents: a route called Freerider on the notorious rock formation, El Capitan. It is a climb extraordinarily dangerous and difficult - one that few climbers are able to do - and yet Honnold was going to do it 'free-solo'. Meaning a 3000-foot vertical climb with no help. No climbing partner. No equipment. No rope. Where a single small mistake would mean certain death. To most, it would be seen as an insane proposition. But most are not Alex Honnold, and few know this better than Mark Synnott, which is why National Geographic sent him there to cover the story. Mark Synnott is nearly a generation older than Alex, and when he got his start as a professional climber, the sport was just starting to become uber-commercialized. Obsessed with finding the world's last untouched frontiers, Mark took advantage of growing sponsorship opportunities to become known as one of the world's greatest pioneers of unexplored peaks across the globe. And as a member of the North Face 'Dream Team', Mark's career inevitably collided with Alex Honnold's after the young gun broke onto the scene. Mark brought Alex on his first big expedition - to Borneo - to be followed by other adventures together. To Alex, Mark became 'Mr.
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            ISBN 9781760633226
            Published AU 1 Apr 2019
            Publisher Allen & Unwin
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            Steve Smith's Men

            Steve Smith's Men (Paperback)

            By Lemon, Geoff

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            A B-format paperback edition of this frank, fearless and often humorous account of the 2018 ball tampering scandal in the Australian cricket team

            ISBN 9781743796214
            Published AU 1 Dec 2019
            Publisher Hardie Grant Books
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            Pride and Passion: My Autobiography
             

            Pride and Passion: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Gatland, Warren

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            The definitive autobiography of the legendary rugby coach who has led Wales for well over a decade, and master-minded two hugely successful southern hemisphere tours at the helm of the British and Irish Lions.

            ISBN 9781472252456
            Released AU 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Headline Publishing Group
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            The Jersey: The All Blacks: The Secrets Behind the World's Most Successful Team
             

            The Jersey: The All Blacks: The Secrets Behind the World's Most Successful Team (Hardback)

            By Bills, Peter

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            The first ever account of how the New Zealand All Blacks have dominated the game of rugby, and what lessons we can learn from them about how to achieve excellence in all fields.

            ISBN 9781509856688
            Released AU 28 Aug 2018
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion

            Running with Sherman: The Donkey Who Survived Against All Odds and Raced Like a Champion (Trade Paperback / Paperback, Export / Airside)

            By McDougall, Christopher

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            Christopher McDougall's new running partner, Sherman, is ill-tempered, obstinate, and often so uncooperative that Christopher leads him with a rope. Sherman is also a donkey. After rescuing Sherman from a neglectful owner and almost certain death, Christopher McDougall plunges in...to the world of Burro Racing -- running a marathon accompanied by a Donkey. His aim is to rehabilitate Sherman, to give him purpose, and to participate in the World Championship Pack Burro Race in Fairplay, Colorado, where Burro Racing was invented. But along the way, as McDougall learns how to care for his new companion and meets the men and women who have fallen in love with Burro Racing, he discovers how working with animals can teach profound lessons about what it means to be human.
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            ISBN 9781788162272
            Released AU 19 Nov 2019
            Publisher Profile Books Ltd
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            My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography
             

            My Life and Rugby: The Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Jones, Eddie

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            The autobiography of Eddie Jones, the England Rugby head coach and one of the most respected coaches in sport.

            ISBN 9781509850723
            Released AU 26 Nov 2019
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Michael Jordan: The Life

            Michael Jordan: The Life (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Lazenby, Roland

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            The definitive biography of the most legendary basketball player of all time.

            ISBN 9780316194761
            Released AU 28 Jul 2015
            Publisher Little, Brown
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            Ordinary Joe
             

            Ordinary Joe (Hardback)

            By Schmidt, Joe

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            'He's a great coach. He lives and breathes the game. There's nothing he doesn't know.' Brian O'Driscoll 'The best coach Irish rugby - arguably Irish sport - has ever had' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times In the autumn of 2010, a little-known New Zealander called Joe Schmidt took over... as head coach at Leinster. He had never been in charge of a professional team. After Leinster lost three of their first four games, a prominent Irish rugby pundit speculated that Schmidt had 'lost the dressing room'. Nine years on, Joe Schmidt has stepped down as Ireland coach having achieved success on a scale never before seen in Irish rugby. Two Heineken Cups in three seasons with Leinster. Three Six Nations championships in six seasons with Ireland, including the Grand Slam in 2018. And a host of firsts: the first Irish victory in South Africa; the first Irish defeat of the All Blacks, and then a second; and Ireland's first number 1 world ranking. Along the way, Schmidt became a byword for precision and focus in coaching, remarkable attention to detail and the highest of standards. But who is Joe Schmidt? In Ordinary Joe, Schmidt tells the story of his life and influences: the experiences and management ideas that made him the coach, and the man, that he is today. And his diaries of the 2018 Grand Slam and the 2019 Rugby World Cup provide a brilliantly intimate insight into the stresses and joys of coaching a national team in victory and defeat. From the small towns in New Zealand's North Island where he played barefoot rugby and jostled around the dinner table with seven siblings, to the training grounds and video rooms where he consistently kept his teams a step ahead of the opposition, Ordinary Joe reveals an ordinary man who has helped his teams to achieve extraordinary things.
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            ISBN 9781844884094
            Released AU 21 Nov 2019
            Publisher Penguin
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            Playing It My Way: My Autobiography
             

            Playing It My Way: My Autobiography (Hardback)

            By Tendulkar, Sachin

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            The autobiography of the highest scoring batsman of all time.

            ISBN 9781473605206
            Released AU 11 Nov 2014
            Publisher Hodder & Stoughton
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