Sporting biographies

The sporting autobiography is often about the motivation, the sacrifice and the drive that it takes to succeed at such high levels of professional sport. We…
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Bomber: the Whole Story by Mark Thompson.  Telling it as he sees it, this is a rare insight into one of football's most intriguing characters. Mark Thompson sets the record straight on a career that has had more than a few challenges and dramas in this candid, entertaining, opinionated story of the enigmatic coach who changed the game of AFL. Mark Thompson has had more than his fair share of challenges and dramas in his career. Coaching, Thompson, Mark Thompson, Great Team, Marks, Wholeness, Essendon Football Club, Autobiography, Geelong Football Club
Prices for Bomber: the Whole Story by Mark Thompson
Bomber: the Whole Story by Mark Thompson. Telling it as he sees it, this is a rare insight into one of football's most intriguing characters. Mark Thompson sets the record straight on a career that has had more than a few challenges and dramas in this candid, entertaining, opinionated story of the enigmatic coach who changed the game of AFL. Mark Thompson has had more than his fair share of challenges and dramas in his career.
this road i ride my incredible journey from novice to fastest woman to cycle the globe
Prices for This Road I Ride: My incredible journey from novice to fastest woman to cycle the globe by Juliana Buhring
This Road I Ride by Juliana Buhring. In December 2012, Juliana Buhring became the first woman to circumnavigate the world by bicycle. With only a few months of training and little sponsorship, support, or money she left from Naples on 23 July 2012. 18,060 miles, 152 days, 4 continents, 19 countries, 29 punctures, 4 breakdowns, 6 mountains, 1 desert and a cyclone later, she made it back just days before Christmas with a Guinness World Record, proving that anyone can achieve the extraordinary.
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Prices for Life as I Know It by Michelle Payne, John Harms
Life as I Know It by Michelle Payne. Michelle Payne rode into history as the 1st female jockey to win the Melbourne Cup. She and her 100-to-1 local horse Prince of Penzance took the international racing world by surprise but hers was no overnight success story. Michelle was first put on a horse aged four. At 5 years old her dream was to ride in the Melbourne Cup and win it. By seven she was doing track work. All of the 10 Payne children learned to ride racehorses but Michelle has stayed with it.
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Prices for Six Machine by Chris Gayle
Six Machine by Chris Gayle. Chris Gayle is the only man to have ever hit a six off the first ball of a Test Match. In fact the West Indies cricket legend has broken every batting record in the book: most runs and sixes in a career, most hundreds, most man-of-the-match awards . . . He is untouchable. Off the pitch he's no less notorious - known for his excessive partying, he will regularly pull an all-nighter, eat his trademark pancake breakfast, and then play another record innings.
the cover of my fight your fight by ronda rousey, with an image of a woman covering her face
Prices for My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey
My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey is one of the most dominant mixed-martial-arts fighters in history. UFC's undefeated bantamweight champion, and an Olympic medallist in judo, her professional fight record is unrivalled: she has defeated most of her opponents in less than a minute; in February 2015 she beat contender Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds. In My Fight Your Fight Rousey relives the toughest fights of her life. Her journey to the top has been filled with challenges.
the book cover for the greatest my own story by muhamad ali
Prices for The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali
The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali. Everybody knows the record the stuff of almanacs, trade magazines and clipping services. A handful know the man. But only Muhammad Ali knows his life as he lived it. The Greatest is Ali's own story. For six years he worked, traveled and talked with Richard Durham, a writer with a stunning talent, and the result is mesmerizing in its brilliance, drama, humanity and sheer entertainment. This is no documented scrapbook of wins and losses strung together.
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Prices for Will to Fly by Lydia Lassila
Will to Fly by Lydia Lassila. From a sunburnt country of desert and beaches, known for its swimmers, surfers and cricketers, comes the most unlikely sporting luminary; The Will to Fly is the inspirational story of Olympic champion Lydia Lassila. It chronicles the journey of her tumultuous freestyle aerial skiing career,from fearless beginner to Olympic gold medalist to sporting visionary.
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Prices for Rod Laver: An Autobiography by Rod Laver
Rod Laver: An Autobiography. Rod Laver’s memoir is the inspiring story of how a diminutive, left-handed, red-headed country boy from Rockhampton became one of Australia’s greatest every sporting champions. Rod was a dominant force in world tennis for almost two decades, playing and defeating some of the greatest players of the twentieth century. In 1962, Rod became the second man to win the Grand Slam – that is, winning the Australian, French, Wimbledon and US titles in a single calendar year.
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Prices for Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory by Andy Murray
Andy Murray: Seventy-Seven: My Road to Wimbledon Glory. Andy Murray is one of Britain’s best loved athletes. In July 2013 he became the first British man to lift the Wimbledon trophy for 77 years. The book takes readers on a personal journey through his career. Focusing on the last two years, he shares his thoughts on the pivotal moments of his playing career and allow us a glimpse into his world; his intense training regime, his close-knit team and his mental and physical battle to the top.
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Prices for Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal
Rafa: My Story by Rafael Nadal. No tennis player since Andre Agassi has captivated the world like Rafael Nadal. He’s a rarity in today’s sporting arena; a true sportsman who chooses to let his raw talent, dedication and humility define him. This autobiography includes memorable highlights such as winning the Wimbledon 2008 final in what John McEnroe called “the greatest game of tennis ever played” and completing a Grand Slam after winning the French Open, Wimbledon, and the US Open in 2010.
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Prices for Li Na by Li Na
Li Na by Li Na. The first tennis player from an Asian country to win a Grand Slam singles title shares her life story, including growing up within a rigid national sports system, living away from home, and the years she struggled to believe in herself.
the cover of serena williams's book, my life queen of the court
Prices for My Life by Serena Williams
My Life by Serena Williams. From growing up in the tough neighborhood of Compton, California, to being trained by her father on courts littered with broken glass and drug paraphernalia, to becoming the top women’s player in the world, Serena has proven to be an inspiration to her legions of fans. Her accomplishments have not been won without struggle. She has been derailed by injury, criticized for her unorthodox approach to tennis, and was devastated by the tragic shooting of her older sister.
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Prices for Open by Andre Agassi
Open by Andre Agassi.. I read this last year and it is firmly in my top ten books of all time. This autobiography was both engaging and haunting as Agassi tells the story of his life framed by conflicts, balanced precariously between self-destruction and perfectionism. From early childhood Agassi hated the game of tennis, he resented the constant pressure even as he drove himself to become a prodigy of the game.
messi vs ronaldo the greatest rival by lucas caioli, from the best selling author of messi and ronaldo
Prices for Messi vs. RonaldoThe Greatest Rivalry in Football History by Luca Caioli
Messi vs. Ronaldo - The Greatest Rivalry in Football History by Luca Caioli. In 2009 Real Madrid paid $120 million (then a record fee) to sign a ready-made superstar in an effort to keep pace with a Barcelona side that had won it all. In doing so, they sparked a rivalry like no other; Messi vs Ronaldo. The seasons that have followed have been truly spectacular, the battle for supremacy increasing in profile and intensity all the while.
the book cover for kevin petersen's novel, the autobiography
Prices for Autobiography by Pietersen Mbe, Kevin
The fascinating life story of professional cricketer Kevin Pietersen from his childhood in Sth Africa to his recent experiences as one of the leading lights in the world of international cricket. Kevin was dropped from the England squad in February of this year, seemingly calling time on an international career that began nearly ten years earlier. The decision puzzled many observers - although the England team had failed miserably in the Ashes tour of 2013-14, Kevin was the leading run scorer.