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            Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl'

            Life As I Know It: The bestselling book, now a major film 'Ride Like a Girl' (Paperback)

            By Payne, Michelle; Harms, John

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            In Life As I Know It, Michelle Payne tells her deeply moving story. Michelle was put on a horse aged four. At five years old her dream was to win the Melbourne Cup, and at thirty she rode into history as the first female jockey to win the Cup.

            ISBN 9780522876024
            Published AU 6 Aug 2019
            Publisher Melbourne University Press
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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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            Victress: Women who paved the way in Australian Sport

            Victress: Women who paved the way in Australian Sport (Paperback)

            By Hall, Corinne; Randall, Michael

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            Mother, wife, partner, daughter, sister, niece, grandmother: every woman is a VICTRESS in her own unique and special way. This book is an ode to some of Australia's most cherished female athletes who, not just through achievements in their chosen sport, but through their unwaveri...ng conviction and commitment to women's sport, blazed a trail for their sisterhood. From legends like Dawn Fraser and Cathy Freeman, to the new breed of powerful sportswomen like Ellyse Perry, Tayla Harris and Ash Barty, each athlete is honoured and celebrated, thanks to Hobart Hurricanes Women's Big Bash League cricketer Corinne Hall's unique artistic talents. Inspired by these incredible women, Corinne takes readers on a journey into the lives of each athlete through both her stunning drawings and her authentic tales. From personal interactions with the athletes, to recalling where she was when watching some of the iconic events that made them household names, Corinne provides a fresh but relatable perspective on how each has left an indelible mark on the exponential growth of sport for women. Kindness is key for Corinne, who has ensured funds from the book will be directed back into grassroots women's cricket, along with helping charitable organisation, The Kindness Factory, spread its positive message. In keeping with the kindness theme, athletes have provided their own stories of kindness, unearthing the special role simple acts have played in their lives.
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            ISBN 9781925893274
            Published AU 1 Apr 2020
            Publisher Wild Dingo Press
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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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            Fighting for Hakeem

            Fighting for Hakeem (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Foster, Craig; Engel-Mallon, Alex

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            How people power challenged two monarchies, a military junta, and the world's largest sporting institutions ... and won

            ISBN 9780733643163
            Published AU 29 Oct 2019
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Free Rein: The Autobiography of an Olympic Heroine
             

            Free Rein: The Autobiography of an Olympic Heroine (Paperback, New title)

            By Rolton, Gillian

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            A biography of Gill Rolton, one of Australia's most accomplished riders in Olympic history, having received the gold from the Barcelona and Atlanta Olympic Games. This book follows Gill's journey up and down and up the equestrian ladder.

            ISBN 9780732276614
            Published AU 22 Jan 2003
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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            What Are The Odds? The Bill Waterhouse Story
             

            What Are The Odds? The Bill Waterhouse Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback, 2nd edition)

            By Waterhouse, Bill

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            Bill Waterhouse has worked the track for more than 70 years, his first day as a bookmaker in his own name was Epsom Day 1954. Henry Waterhouse, his ancestor, brought horses to Australia with the First Fleet . The unexpurgated tale - on and off the track - of a legendary man and h...is extraordinary family legacy.
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            ISBN 9781741666311
            Published AU 1 Jul 2010
            Publisher Random House
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            Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky
             

            Born to Fight: The bestselling story of UFC champion Mark Hunt, the real life Rocky (Paperback)

            By Hunt, Mark; Mckelvey, Ben

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            There's more than a few instances in this biography of UFC cult favourite Mark Hunt that make you shake your head in can't-make-this-stuff-up disbelief - Inside Sport A powerful story of sadness, hope, pride, honour and triumph from the real-life Rocky! Raw, confronting and hones...t, UFC champion Mark Hunt's inspiring autobiography shows it is possible to defy the odds and carve a better life. Born into a Mormon Samoan family, Hunt details his harrowing early life, his troubled teen years, and his angry youth with no apparent future. After being plucked from an Auckland street fight and dropped into his first kickboxing bout, Mark went on to achieve unprecedented success in Australian and New Zealand combat sports. In an ongoing career that has spanned the globe, Mark Hunt has been in some of the UFC, Pride and K-1's most memorable battles. But in some ways those fights pale in comparison to that which he has overcome out of the ring and cage. As fearless with his opinions as he is in the Octagon, Mark pulls no punches in revealing the highs and lows of his extraordinary life.
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            ISBN 9780733638800
            Published AU 27 Jun 2017
            Publisher Hachette
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            The Mamba Mentality: How I Play
             

            The Mamba Mentality: How I Play (Hardback)

            By Bryant, Kobe; Introduction by Jackson, Phil; Foreword by Gasol, Pau; By (photographer) Bernstein, Andrew D.

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            The first book from the basketball superstar Kobe Bryant-a lavish, deep dive inside the mind of one of the most revered athletes of all time.

            ISBN 9780374201234
            Released AU 28 Feb 2020
            Publisher Farrar, Straus & Giroux Inc
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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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