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The Mamba Mentality

The Mamba Mentality

Kobe Bryant, Andrew D Bernstein

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    

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Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Women in Boots: Football and Feminism in the 1970s

Marion Stell, Heather Reid

Who could imagine that finding a suitable pair of football boots would prove almost impossible for women and girls in the 1970s?  

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The Death of Fitzroy Football Club

The Death of Fitzroy Football Club

Russell Holmesby

The Death of Fitzroy Football Club is an oral history, outlining the reasons why Fitzroy FC, one of the founding clubs of the VFL in 1896, lost its way and eventually was merged with the Brisbane Bears. The book covers the spread...

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For Cap and Country

For Cap and Country

Jesse Hogan, Simon Auteri, Andrew Faulkner

The personal stories behind one of Australia's most beloved sporting icons - the baggy green.

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Leather Soul

Leather Soul

Bob Murphy

Bob Murphy has never been a typical footballer. Music buff, Age columnist and Winnebago driver, he is as comfortable in a Fitzroy café or the front bar of a grungy pub as he is in the locker room. In this unique memoir,...

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Turning: Lessons from Swimming Berlin's Lakes

Turning: Lessons from Swimming Berlin’s Lakes

Jessica J. Lee

She swims to explore the natural history of fresh water and to examine her own place in the world. Turning is a nature memoir chronicling Jessica J. Lee's year of swimming in the lakes around Berlin.

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Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Biography of a Sporting Icon

Sydney Hobart Yacht Race: The Biography of a Sporting Icon

Rob Mundle

The Sydney Hobart Yacht Race is the story of one of the world's greatest sporting challenges.

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Hoop Dreams Down Under

Hoop Dreams Down Under

Matt Logue

Twenty-six home-grown Aussie superstars who have taken American basketball by storm.

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Carn: The Game, and the Country that Plays it

Carn: The Game, and the Country that Plays it

Andrew Mueller

There have been histories of Australian football before. There has not been one like Carn.

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Never Say Die

Never Say Die

Fiona Crawford, Lee McGowan

The inspirational story of the past, present and future of Australian women's football - its players, fans, and the game they love.

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Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland

Heartland: How Rugby League Explains Queensland

Joe Gorman

Journalist Joe Gorman chronicles a tale of loss and rebirth - from the decline of the Brisbane Rugby League competition and North Queensland's Foley Shield to the extraordinary rise of the Broncos and the Cowboys in the NRL. This...

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Stronger and Bolder: The Story of Richmond's 2019 Premiership

Stronger and Bolder: The Story of Richmond’s 2019 Premiership

Konrad Marshall

Following on from the best-selling Yellow & Black: A season with Richmond, Konrad Marshall's acclaimed account of Richmond's 2017 Premiership, comesStronger and Bolder: The Story of Richmond's 2019 Premiership.

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Phar Lap: The Story of Australia's Greatest Ever Racehorse

Phar Lap: The Story of Australia’s Greatest Ever Racehorse

Geoff Armstrong, Peter Thompson

Phar Lap remains our greatest, most controversial and most iconic racehorse. In this revised and updated edition, the authors compare Phar Lap and Winx, the two Immortals, from every angle, setting up the ultimate match race.

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Basketball (and Other Things)

Basketball (and Other Things)

Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres

An informative and hilarious illustrated look at the thirty-six most important arguments ever made about basketball, from the super serious to the super ridiculous

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A Game of Two Halves: Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes

A Game of Two Halves: Famous Football Fans Meet Their Heroes

Amy Raphael

An anthology pairing the biggest names in football with their celebrity fans for a series of revelatory interviews, with forewords by Raheem Sterling and Gary Lineker, to raise funds for refugees.

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Fine Cotton Fiasco

Fine Cotton Fiasco

Peter Hoysted, Pat Sheil

Brisbane, 1984. It all started with a simple plan to secretly swap a mediocre horse with a faster one, and rake in the cash with a few well-placed bets. What could possibly go wrong? 

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Border's Battlers

Border’s Battlers

Michael Sexton

It's the 1986 tour of India, and Australian cricket is reeling from the loss of key players to retirement and rebel tours. Few give Australia a chance against a surging India, and even Allan Border doubts his ability to lead this...

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String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis

String Theory: David Foster Wallace On Tennis

David Foster Wallace, John Jeremiah Sullivan

A Library of America special publication.

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Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen

Born to Run: The hidden tribe, the ultra-runners, and the greatest race the world has never seen

Christopher McDougall

At the heart of Born to Run lies a mysterious tribe of Mexican Indians, the Tarahumara, who live quietly in canyons and are reputed to be the best distance runners in the world; in 1993, one of them, aged 57, came first in a...

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The Art of Fielding

The Art of Fielding

Chad Harbach

A wonderful, warm novel from a major new American voice.

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The Golf Round I'll Never Forget

The Golf Round I’ll Never Forget

Matt Adams

Fifty of golf's biggest international stars recall their finest moments and most memorable rounds, illustrated with colour photographs and scorecards for each round.

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