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            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica

            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica (Paperback)

            By Blair, Lisa

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            Facing Fear is the inspiring true story of Lisa Blair who sailed into the history books on 25 July 2017 by becoming the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica. Seventy-two days into her circumnavigation, when Lisa was more than 1000 nautical miles from land, the mast of Clima...te Action Now came crashing down in a ferocious storm. In freezing conditions, Lisa battled massive waves and gale-force winds, fighting through the night to save her life and her boat. Following her ordeal, Lisa relied on her unbreakable spirit to beat the odds and complete her world record. With unwavering focus and determination, she sailed home, completing her journey after 183 days. This is the story of her remarkable voyage.
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            ISBN 9781922388063
            Published AU 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
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            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated

            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Knox, Malcolm

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            Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about... the kind of country we've become? Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.
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            ISBN 9781760856144
            Published AU 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
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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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            Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story

            Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Eddy, Dan

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            Peter Crimmins was small in stature, but his presence loomed large at Hawthorn during his 176 games (1966-75). A tenacious rover and popular captain who helped establish the Hawks as a powerhouse in the Victorian (now Australian) Football League, the cheeky, blond-headed Crimmins... was widely acclaimed as the most courageous player in the game. 'Crimmo' was a standout in Hawthorn's victorious 1971 Grand Final victory over St Kilda; his dominant on-ball partnership with the legendary Leigh Matthews during that period was as dynamic as any the game had seen. But it was Crimmins' off-field courage which endeared him to fans of all clubs. Appointed captain for 1974 he would play all but one game in the premiership season but missed Hawthorn's finals campaign after he had a cancerous testicle removed. He returned to lead the team in 1975, before cancer again forced him to step away from the game. Undetered he made a valiant quest to be selected for the 1975 Grand Final. Hawthorn's decision to overlook their skipper for that match remains the most controversial selection call in football history. Crimmins's health deteriorated during 1976, yet he fought gamely to the end. After the Hawks secured the 1976 Premiership, Clive Mackinnon's award-winning photograph of the gravely ill Crimmins surrounded by his jubilant teammates is one of the most emotive ever captured. Days later, Crimmins was dead. He was just 28. Having left behind wife Gwen (then 31), and sons Ben (4) and Sam (2), the outpouring of grief that followed was unprecedented for a footballer to that time. It was no surprise that Crimmins has been immortalised at Hawthorn, with the club champion winning the Peter Crimmins Medal. In Crimmo: The Peter Crimmins Story, acclaimed footy writer Dan Eddy describes Peter Crimmins' remarkable impact on The Hawthorn Football Club, his teammates and Australian football.
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            ISBN 9780975836255
            Published AU 2 Sep 2020
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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            Icons of Footy

            Icons of Footy (Paperback)

            By Sheedy, Kevin

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            Footy legend Kevin Sheedy crosses team alliances to profile the 21 most iconic Aussie Rules players and coaches of his lifetime. He also sits down for interviews with nine icons he has long admired and who don't normally (for various reasons) have their stories told. Packed full ...of wisdom and wit, insight and memories, Icons of Footy is a treasure-trove for football fans of all tribes and ages, from one of the most unique and colourful characters in Australian sport. This beautifully-packaged hardback includes: Gary Ablett Senior, Allen Aylett, Ron Barassi, Kevin Bartlett, Malcolm Blight, Barry Cable, Wayne Carey, Alastair Clarkson, Jason Dunstall, Graham Farmer, Lance Franklin, Adam Goodes, Royce Hart, Francis Hughes, James Hird, Alex Jesaulenko, Leigh Matthews, Kevin Murray, John Nicholls, Barrie Robran, Michael Tuck.
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            ISBN 9781922400055
            Published AU 13 Oct 2020
            Publisher Affirm Press
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            Able: fully updated edition

            Able: fully updated edition (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Alcott, Dylan

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            The incredible life of an astonishing athlete - fully updates Dylan Alcott has never let his disability get in the way of what he wanted to achieve. His family treated him no differently to any other kid, and it was the best thing they ever did. Growing up, Dylan always had a pos...itive attitude to life. So when he discovered sport, he'd have a go at anything and could always be found at the centre of the action, giving his best and playing to win. Then he tried wheelchair basketball and tennis and was hooked. Fast forward ten years or so, and the now three-time Paralympic gold medallist, Order of Australia recipient, Grand Slam tennis champion and philanthropist combines elite sport with a love for music (he's a triple j radio announcer and is famous for his crowd surfing). But Dylan's greatest passion is changing the way those with disabilities are perceived, and to inspire young people - whether they have disabilities or are able-bodied - to achieve their dreams. It's a passion that drives him every day of his life. In this fully updated edition of Able, Dylan shares his story. It's the tale of someone who's proud of who he is, who has a go, does everything with heart and soul, who always sees the upside and never takes himself too seriously. As inspiring, honest and funny as its author, Able proves that for every one thing you can't do, there are 10,000 other things that you can.
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            ISBN 9780733340550
            Published AU 18 Nov 2019
            Publisher ABC Books
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            Lights Out, Full Throttle: The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One
             

            Lights Out, Full Throttle: The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Hill, Damon; Herbert, Johnny

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              9 Dec 20

            Stories from the pit lane from Formula One's leading comic double act

            ISBN 9781529040005
            Released AU 9 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            I Should Be Dead By Now: The Wild Life and Crazy Times of the NBA's Greatest Rebounder of Modern Times
             

            I Should Be Dead By Now: The Wild Life and Crazy Times of the NBA's Greatest Rebounder of Modern Times (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Rodman, Dennis; Isenhour, Jack

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            This book reveals the salvation process that Dennishas gone through to give us hope that he llmake it it s totally Dennis all the way through. Phil Jackson

            ISBN 9781613210741
            Released AU 6 Mar 2013
            Publisher Misc - Alliance Distribution
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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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            Driven: A Pioneer for Women in Motorsport - an Autobiography

            Driven: A Pioneer for Women in Motorsport - an Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback, edition)

            By Smith, Rosemary

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            The inspirational story of the female motorsport pioneer who broke through the gender barrier to compete in and win some of the most iconic rallies in the world.

            ISBN 9780008301859
            Released AU 19 Nov 2018
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
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