• 1000 Football Shirts: the Colours of the Beautiful Game
    1000 Football Shirts: the Colours of the Beautiful Game
    ISBN: 9780789327307
    Title: 1000 Football Shirts: the Colours of the Beautiful Game
    Author: LIONS BERNARD; ANCELOTTI CARLO (FOREWORD BY)

    The most comprehensive collection ever assembled of iconic soccer uniforms from around the world, featuring more than 1,000 illustrations representing 100 countries and 500 major teams. This massively illustrated and comprehensive volume presents and explains the team shirts worn by the world's leading soccer clubs and national teams from one hundred countries over the past one hundred years. In addition to detailing the colorful histories behind each shirt, the book also highlights the personalities and players behind historic matches and celebrates iconic victories and goals. Find out why the Italian national team chose blue as their color, why the U.S. women's team boasts two stars on their jersey, the relationship of Vasco da Gama to the colors of the Portuguese team, and what the eleven patterns on the South African shirt signify.

    Ever since the game began, the colors of each team have been of paramount importance, creating a unique visual identity for each club and a strong sense of allegiance among fans. Millions of replica shirts have been bought by fans to show support for their teams and star players, and this book is sure to appeal to soccer's legions of enthusiasts in this World Cup year.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
    1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
    ISBN: 9781760525330
    Title: 1001 Cars You Must Drive Before You Die
    Author: HEPTINSTALL SIMON (GENERAL EDITOR)

    This latest book in the hugely popular 1001 series showcases the world's best designed and most important cars. With stunning full-solour photography representing the highest achievements of car design and visceral descriptions of what it is like to turn the key and rev the engine, this collection is the next best thing to a test drive. Strap yourself in for a cavalcade of the fastest, biggest, smallest, most expensive, and most innovative motorized vehicles ever produced. Arranged by date of launch and packed with beautiful photographs, incisive writing, and specification tables, this truly global guide offers a lush visual history of the automobile and highlights the technological innovations, major manufacturers, engineering feats, and designers, and the interplay between popular culture and car design. Discover the extraordinary contraptions that started it all more than one hundred years ago and marvel over today's most spectacular supercars. Read the remarkable stories behind the most famous Ferraris and Porsches and then explore the little-known, unsung heroes of motoring history, too. Survey the cars chosen by stars, millionaires, and world leaders. Admire James Bond's Aston Martin DB5, James Dean's Porsche 550 Spyder, and Al Capone's Cadillac V16. 1001 Cars to Dream of Driving Before You Die reveals the stories behind the cars, the geniuses who designed them, the companies and factories who built them, and the people who drove them. It will keep you dreaming about cars forever.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $45.00
    $45.00
  • 15 Minute Pilates: Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, & Control
    15 Minute Pilates: Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, & Control
    ISBN: 9780241295892
    Title: 15 Minute Pilates: Four 15-Minute Workouts for Strength, Stretch, & Control
    Author: UNGARO ALYCEA

    Do you struggle to practise Pilates regularly? Stress no more- these four 15-minute programmes offer the flexibility and ease of use that busy lifestyles demand. At home, with just a mat and some weights, build these 15-minute routines into your week to get the lean, sculpted body you've always wanted.

    Clear step-by-step photographs paired with easy-to-follow instructions explain exactly what to do in each move, targeted "feel it here" graphics help you to understand which part of your body to focus on, and at-a-glance reminders at the end of each 15-minute programme show all the poses in sequence.

    15 Minute Pilates will inspire you to make Pilates part of your weekly routine, so you soon reap the benefits of enhanced health and wellness.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $24.00
    $24.00
  • 2019 Rugby Almanack
    2019 Rugby Almanack
    ISBN: 9781988516530
    Title: 2019 Rugby Almanack
    Author: AKERS & MILLER & HALL

    The Rugby Almanack is the world's longest running rugby book of record. It was first published in 1935 to cover the previous season's first-class rugby in New Zealand. Since then it has been published uninterrupted (apart from two combined issues during World War II). Now in its 83rd edition, the 2019 Rugby Almanack records another huge year, including the France in New Zealand, the All Blacks in the Rugby Championship and the Bledisloe Cup, plus Women's Rugby, Super Rugby, Mitre 10 Cup and Mitre 10 Championship and a full summary of sevens rugby.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $55.00
    $55.00
  • 281 & Beyond
    281 & Beyond
    ISBN: 9789387894402
    Title: 281 & Beyond
    Author: LAXMAN V V S


    A stylish batsman who could score against any kind of bowling, VVS Laxman played over a hundred Tests to aggregate more than 8,000 runs. Cricket fans still remember with awe his game-changing knock of 281 against Australia in 2001 at Eden Gardens. But playing for India was never easy. He was dropped as often as he was picked, and despite his vast experience and unimpeachable skill, he never made it to a World Cup team. All through his playing years, Laxman was known to be a soft-spoken man who kept his distance from controversy. Which is what makes this autobiography truly special. It's candid and reflective, happy and sad by turns, and deeply insightful. He writes of dressing-room meltdowns and champagne evenings, the exhilaration of playing with and against the best in the world, the nuances of batting in different formats and on various pitches, the learnings with John Wright and the rocky times under Greg Chappell. In 281 and Beyond, Laxman lays bare the ecstasy and the trauma of being one of the chosen XI in a country that is devoted to cricket.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • 50 Knots You Need to Know: Learn 50 Knots for Sailing, Climbing, Camping & More
    50 Knots You Need to Know: Learn 50 Knots for Sailing, Climbing, Camping & More
    ISBN: 9781909313569
    Title: 50 Knots You Need to Know: Learn 50 Knots for Sailing, Climbing, Camping & More
    Author: ALLEN MARTY


    Essential rope-and-string tying advice for the nerdily inclined. Includes two lengths of rope to help you& practice tying knots.


    Attention all nerds, put down that laptop and pick up this brilliant guide to tying 50 must-know knots. If you're unaware of the difference between a Cow Hitch and a Marlinspike Hoop or a Running Bowline and a Square& Lashing, all will be revealed in "Knot Nerds."


    Packed with step-by-step instructions, discover how to tie knots to get you through any situation, whether it's& nautical knots for sailing adventures or shanks and hitches for camping or climbing weekends. You will learn& simple knot-making techniques that can be used for all your nerdly pursuits. And once you've graduated from& the easy stuff you can move on to the more serious examples, such as a make-shift rope halter to you can& use to tame a wild beast or strong knots for securing and tying things together. Also included are a couple of& pieces of rope, so you can start tying knows right away. But be warned, it's VERY addictive!



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $22.00
    $22.00
  • Above Average at Games The Very Best of P. G. Wodehouse on Sport
    Above Average at Games The Very Best of P. G. Wodehouse on Sport
    ISBN: 9781786332004
    Title: Above Average at Games The Very Best of P. G. Wodehouse on Sport
    Author: WODEHOUSE P. G.

    As Wodehouse's biographer Frances Donaldson observed, it was vitally important to the boy Plum that he was 'above average at games'. Luckily, he was known at school as 'a noted athlete, a fine footballer and cricketer and a boxer', and sport inspired much of his earliest writings, as well as some of his very finest and laugh-out-loud funniest.

    Wodehouse wrote with trademark wit on a rich range of games - and on cricket and golf, in particular - as well as anyone ever has, bringing a knowledge and a passion born of practice.

    English cricket inspired in Wodehouse what he himself long considered to be his favourite work; and yet America (which he first visited keenly and then came to call home) led him to the love of baseball, and golf - enthusiasms that drew him to new tales for new audiences, including the celebrated golf stories which John Updike described as 'the best fiction ever done about the sport.'

    This rollicking anthology, selected, edited and introduced by the novelist Richard T. Kelly, offers a vivid picture of Wodehouse at play - in the ring, at the crease, on the tee - which is guaranteed to please any sporting crowd. Beginning with early journalism, taking in extracts from novels and short stories in their entirety, it all adds up to a medal-winning collection.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Ace Against Odds
    Ace Against Odds
    ISBN: 9789351362630
    Title: Ace Against Odds
    Author: MIRZA SANIA


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
    $51.00
  • Advanced Airgun Hunting: a Guide to Equipment, Shooting Techniques & Training
    Advanced Airgun Hunting: a Guide to Equipment, Shooting Techniques & Training
    ISBN: 9781847972941
    Title: Advanced Airgun Hunting: a Guide to Equipment, Shooting Techniques & Training
    Author: BEZZANT JOHN

    A highly detailed training program for hunters who wish to push their airgun hunting skills to an advanced level of proficiency
    Having worked with some of the world's leading air rifle and scope manufacturers to produce this remarkable work, the author instructs the shooter on the mechanics of the long-range hunting air rifle and scope, and provides instructions on rifle servicing and maintenance. He also discusses the precision alignment of the scope with the bore of the rifle on which it is mounted, explains the use of the chronograph, analyzes the fine tuning of hunting air rifles to improve their accuracy, and examines the employment of night-vision equipment and other devices for hunting at night and in dull light. Fitness training for the shooter is covered, as is the use of camouflage. He also considers the mindset of the marksman and the techniques of marksmanship, and describes two very demanding marksmanship tests.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $58.00
    $58.00
  • Adventurous Spirit: Sometimes Life Takes Us to Places We Never Planned to Go
    Adventurous Spirit: Sometimes Life Takes Us to Places We Never Planned to Go
    ISBN: 9781760522803
    Title: Adventurous Spirit: Sometimes Life Takes Us to Places We Never Planned to Go
    Author: HAWKINS HEATHER

    Sometimes life takes us to places we never planned to go.

    An incredible journey from an ordinary life to one of extraordinary adventure.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Air Pistol Shooting: a Guide to Pistols & Techniques
    Air Pistol Shooting: a Guide to Pistols & Techniques
    ISBN: 9781847975553
    Title: Air Pistol Shooting: a Guide to Pistols & Techniques
    Author: BEZZANT JOHN

    This book presents a carefully crafted, step-by-step programme which teaches the complete novice air pistol shooter how to attain a high level of marksmanship.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $39.00
    $39.00
  • Ali A Life
    Ali A Life
    ISBN: 9781471155956
    Title: Ali A Life
    Author: EIG JONATHAN

    "As Muhammad Ali's life was an epic of a life so Ali: A Life is an epic of a biography . . . pages in succession its narrative reads like a novel--a suspenseful novel with a cast of vivid characters." - Joyce Carol Oates, New York Times Book Review

    Muhammad Ali was born Cassius Clay in racially segregated Louisville, Kentucky, the son of a sign painter and a housekeeper. He went on to become a heavyweight boxer with a dazzling mix of power and speed, a warrior for racial pride, a comedian, a preacher, a poet, a draft resister, an actor, and a lover. Millions hated him when he changed his religion, changed his name, and refused to fight in the Vietnam War. He fought his way back, winning hearts, but at great cost.
    Jonathan Eig, hailed by Ken Burns as one of America's master storytellers, sheds important new light on Ali's politics, religion, personal life, and neurological condition through unprecedented access to all the key people in Ali's life, more than 500 interviews and thousands of pages of previously unreleased FBI and Justice Department files and audiotaped interviews from the 1960s. Ali: A Life is a story about America, about race, about a brutal sport, and about a courageous man who shook up the world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Alim-ud-din - a Straight Bat : Cricketing Times of Pakistan Opener from Those Halcyon Days
    Alim-ud-din - a Straight Bat : Cricketing Times of Pakistan Opener from Those Halcyon Days
    ISBN: 9789699739965
    Title: Alim-ud-din - a Straight Bat : Cricketing Times of Pakistan Opener from Those Halcyon Days
    Author: BALOCH KHADIM HUSSAIN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
    $74.00
  • Arlott, Swanton & the Soul of English Cricket
    Arlott, Swanton & the Soul of English Cricket
    ISBN: 9781408895375
    Title: Arlott, Swanton & the Soul of English Cricket
    Author: FAY STEPHEN & KYNASTON DAVID

    'Beautifully written, meticulously researched and stuffed with rich sporting and social history ... Unputdownable' Mail on Sunday After the Second World War, as the BBC tightened its grip on the national consciousness, two of the most famous English voices were commentators on games of cricket. John Arlott and E.W. ('Jim') Swanton transformed the broadcasting of the nation's summer game into a national institution. Arlott and Swanton typified the contrasting aspects of post-war Britain. Because of their strong personalities and distinctive voices - Swanton's crisp and upper-class, Arlott's with its Hampshire burr - each had a loyal following. As England moved from a class-based to a more egalitarian society, nothing stayed the same - including professional cricket. Wise, lively and filled with rich social and sporting history, Arlott, Swanton and the Soul of English Cricket shows how, as the game entered a new era, these two very different men battled to save the soul of the game.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
    $27.00
  • Around the World in 80 Pints: My Search for Cricket's Greatest Places
    Around the World in 80 Pints: My Search for Cricket's Greatest Places
    ISBN: 9781471172427
    Title: Around the World in 80 Pints: My Search for Cricket's Greatest Places
    Author: LLOYD DAVID

    'Part travelogue, part memoir and wholly engaging' Daily Mail

    Bestselling author and hugely popular commentator David 'Bumble' Lloyd takes the reader on an unmissable and hilarious tour of the cricketing world as he searches for the perfect pint.

    After more than 50 years involved with cricket as a player, international, umpire, coach and now commentator, David Lloyd has travelled the world. It's all a long way from his childhood, growing up in a terraced house in post-war Accrington, Lancashire. But cricket has taken him all over the globe, and he has experienced everything from excruciating agony Down Under to the Bollywood glamour of the IPL - he's even risked it all to cross the Pennines into Yorkshire.&

    In Around the World in 80 Pints, Bumble relives some of the most exciting and remarkable periods in his life, showing how his travels have opened up new and exciting avenues for him. The book is packed full of brilliant stories from famous Ashes matches and Roses clashes, sharing the commentary box with Ian Botham and Shane Warne, and much else besides - all told in his idiosyncratic style that has won him so many fans the world over. His previous autobiography, Last in the Tin Bath, was a huge bestseller, and this one is sure to appeal to anyone who shares Bumble's unquenchable love for cricket - and life!

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $23.00
    $23.00
  • Art of Cycling
    Art of Cycling
    ISBN: 9780733334627
    Title: Art of Cycling
    Author: EVANS CADEL

    The autobiography of a cycling legend. The much-anticipated autobiography of the greatest Australian cyclist of all time. Famous in the sport for his meticulous preparation and an athlete who prided himself on his ability to leave it all on the road, Evans writes about the triumphs, the frustrations, the training, the preparation, the psychology of the sport, his contemporaries, the legends, and his enduring love of cycling. A riveting and forensic account of his life on the bike - from his beginnings as the youngest winner of a World Cup in mountain biking to the oldest post-War winner of the Tour de France. One of only four cyclists in the world to have finished on the podium of all three Grand Tours (the Tour de France, Giro d'Italia and Vuelta a Espana) as well as winning the UCI Road World Championship, Cadel's autobiography is a tribute to a once-in-a-lifetime sporting talent. This book will put you on the bike alongside Cadel as he recounts the races and the moments that mattered - as he places in the top ten in six Tours de France and becomes Australia's first, and only, Tour de France champion and first, and only Road World Champion; as he claims the points jersey at the Giro d'Italia; as he wins some of the world's greatest races - the Tour of Austria (twice); the Tour de Romandie (twice), the Settimana Coppi e Bartali; Tirreno-Adriatico; Fl├Ęche Wallone, the Criterium International; and the Giro del Trentino. This is an autobiography of a cycling legend that will become a much-loved classic.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Art of Running: Raising Your Performance With the Alexander Technique
    Art of Running: Raising Your Performance With the Alexander Technique
    ISBN: 9781910231838
    Title: Art of Running: Raising Your Performance With the Alexander Technique
    Author: SHIELDS ANDREW; BALK MALCOLM

    Run better and smarter--and lower your risk of injury--with the Alexander Technique!
    &
    Whether you run a few miles a week or are training for a marathon, running properly takes time and energy. Using the Alexander Technique, runners can improve their competitive performance while multiplying the health benefits of the sport and virtually eliminating its hazards. This proven method encourages a greater awareness of the way the body functions and moves, and helps runners release tension and jog without risk of injury. With special exercises for the head, eyes, torso, and legs, this unique guide will transform your training program and show you how to radically improve results.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of Swimming: Raising Your Performance With the Alexandra Technique
    Art of Swimming: Raising Your Performance With the Alexandra Technique
    ISBN: 9781910231845
    Title: Art of Swimming: Raising Your Performance With the Alexandra Technique
    Author: SHAW STEPHEN

    Take the Alexander Technique into the pool and improve your performance
    Focusing on the most popular strokes front crawl, backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly "The Art of Swimming "shows swimmers how to release tension from their head, neck, and back. Steven Shaw, whose method has received international acclaim, breaks his exercises down into a series of therapeutic movements that swimmers can practice either alone or with a partner, and in water or on dry land. His unique insights will become the building blocks for a better, more healthful swimming experience."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Art of the Race - V17
    Art of the Race - V17
    ISBN: 9780993240799
    Title: Art of the Race - V17
    Author: HEATH DARREN & CANTILLON ANDY (EDITOR)

    - Encapsulating the speed, noise, excitement and color of Formula 1, and highlighting the key moments of each race as the 2017 season unfolded - Art of The Race, V17 is book 4 in a series of collaborations with Art of Publishing Limited - Darren Heath is one of the pre-eminent photographers in F1 today, with a unique ability to capture speed, color and noise through the medium of a still photograph, often eschewing the obvious in favor of the abstract Formula 1 is the aesthete's ultimate sport: an intoxicating cocktail of speed, spectacle, competition and power, at the heart of which are the thoroughbred racing machines - exquisite manifestations of form following function, driven at dizzying speeds by the quickest-of-the-quick, the best racing drivers on the planet. Darren Heath has been photographing Formula 1 for over 25 years. For 21 of these years he has worked freelance, and this has given him a unique perspective on the complex and exciting world of Formula 1. Darren Heath's photography in Art of The Race V17 encapsulates the very essence of the speed, noise, excitement and color of Formula 1 racing, whilst also highlighting the key moments of each race as the season unfolds, culminating in Lewis Hamilton winning his 4th world championship.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Art of the Race - V17
    Art of the Race - V17
    ISBN: 9781916156708
    Title: Art of the Race - V17
    Author: HEATH DARREN ; CANTILLON ANDY

    Formula 1 is the aesthete's ultimate sport: an intoxicating cocktail of speed, spectacle, competition and power, at the heart of which are the thoroughbred racing machines - exquisite manifestations of form following function, driven at dizzying speeds by the quickest-of-the-quick, the best racing drivers on the planet. Darren Heath has been photographing Formula 1 for over 25 years. For 21 of these years he has worked freelance, and this has given him a unique perspective on the complex and exciting world of Formula 1. Darren Heath's photography in Art Of The Race V17 encapsulates the very essence of the speed, noise, excitement and colour of Formula 1 racing, whilst also highlighting the key moments of each race as the season unfolds, culminating in Lewis Hamilton winning his 4th world championship. AUTHOR: Darren Heath is one of the world's leading Formula 1 photographers and an Honorary Fellow of The Royal Photographic Society with over 25 years' experience photographing Formula 1. SELLING POINTS: * Encapsulating the speed, noise, excitement and colour of Formula 1, and highlighting the key moments of each race as the 2017 season unfolded * Art Of The Race, V17 is book 4 in a series of collaborations with Art of Publishing Limited * Darren Heath is one of the pre-eminent photographers in F1 today, with a unique ability to capture speed, colour and noise through the medium of a still photograph, often eschewing the obvious in favour of the abstract 236 colour and 20 b/w photographs

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness
    At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness
    ISBN: 9780552173728
    Title: At Home with Muhammad Ali: A Memoir of Love, Loss & Forgiveness
    Author: ALI HANA YASMEEN

    From the daughter of Muhammad Ali comes an intimate portrait of the heavyweight boxing champion and a final love letter from a daughter to her father.

    Through audio journals, love letters and cherished memories, Ali's daughter Hana tells the story of a very typical and yet fully-unique family, the rise and fall of her parent's marriage and the struggles they faced as a family surrounding Ali's loss to Larry Holmes in 1981.

    With the decline of Ali's voice, his recordings are important to history as they are to his personal legacy. At Home with Muhammad Ali offers a candid look at a man who was trying to find his purpose in the world as he realized he was coming to the end of his lucrative sporting career, all the while trying to balance fatherhood and his worldly and political obligations. Additionally, Hana tells of the everyday adventures that the family experienced around the house-with visitors like Michael Jackson and Clint Eastwood dropping by. And for the first time, Hana's mother Veronica will share her memories of the 12-year relationship with Muhammad.

    At Home with Muhammad Ali is a candid and revealing portrait of a legend, a man admired and respected as the greatest sporting icon of our age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Australia: Story of a Cricket Country
    Australia: Story of a Cricket Country
    ISBN: 9781740669375
    Title: Australia: Story of a Cricket Country
    Author: RYAN CHRISTIAN


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    ISBN: 9780958291620
    Title: Awa Book of NZ Sports Writing
    Author: RICKETTS HARRY

    New Zealand sportspeople and their exploits regularly hit world headlines. This collection of writings by top authors is packed full of terrific stories of over 30 sports the triumphs, disasters, magic moments, and the ones that got away. You'll find Ed Hillary's account of being the first person on the summit of Everest, Jack Lovelock's famous 1500-metre victory in the shadow of Hitler at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, and Jean Batten's daring first solo flight from England to New Zealand. There are graphic descriptions of the protests, controversy and arrests that surrounded the Springboks' 1981 tour of New Zealand, and the defection 19 years later of top South African netball player Irene van Dyk to play for New Zealand. Richard Boock writes about sexism in sport, Melissa Moon gives a graphic story of mountain-running in Alaska, and Roger Hall reveals why he's known as Jonah. And this is only the beginning. This exciting anthology goes from fly-fishing to motor-racing, cricket to archery. There's literally something for every sports lover.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
    $40.00
  • Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    ISBN: 9781472151414
    Title: Barbarian Days: a Surfing Life
    Author: FINNEGAN WILLIAM

    Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard. "Sports Illustrated"
    ""
    "Barbarian Days" is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something else: a beautiful addiction, a demanding course of study, a morally dangerous pastime, a way of life.
    Raised in California and Hawaii, Finnegan started surfing as a child. He has chased waves all over the world, wandering for years through the South Pacific, Australia, Asia, Africa. A bookish boy, and then an excessively adventurous young man, he went on to become a distinguished writer and war reporter. "Barbarian Days" takes us deep into unfamiliar worlds, some of them right under our noses off the coasts of New York and San Francisco. It immerses the reader in the edgy camaraderie of close male friendships forged in challenging waves.
    Finnegan shares stories of life in a whites-only gang in a tough school in Honolulu. He shows us a world turned upside down for kids and adults alike by the social upheavals of the 1960s. He details the intricacies of famous waves and his own apprenticeships to them. Youthful folly he drops LSD while riding huge Honolua Bay, on Maui is served up with rueful humor. As Finnegan s travels take him ever farther afield, he discovers the picturesque simplicity of a Samoan fishing village, dissects the sexual politics of Tongan interactions with Americans and Japanese, and navigates the Indonesian black market while nearly succumbing to malaria. Throughout, he surfs, carrying readers with him on rides of harrowing, unprecedented lucidity.
    "Barbarian Days "is an old-school adventure story, an intellectual autobiography, a social history, a literary road movie, and an extraordinary exploration of the gradual mastering of an exacting, little-understood art.
    Praise for "Barbarian Days"
    Without a doubt, the finest surf book I ve ever read . . . But on a more fundamental level, "Barbarian Days" offers a clear-eyed vision of American boyhood. Like Jon Krakauer s "Into the Wild," it is a sympathetic examination of what happens when literary ideas of freedom and purity take hold of a young mind and fling his body out into the far reaches of the world. " The New York Times Magazine"
    ""
    Incandescent . . . I d sooner press this book upon on a nonsurfer, in part because nothing I ve read so accurately describes the feeling of being stoked or the despair of being held under. . . . But] it s also about a writer s life and, even more generally, a quester s life, more carefully observed and precisely rendered than any I ve read in a long time. " Los Angeles Times""

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Basketball (& Other Things)
    Basketball (& Other Things)
    ISBN: 9781419726477
    Title: Basketball (& Other Things)
    Author: SERRANO SHEA

    Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who's in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What's allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? Basketball (and Other Things) presents listeners with a set of pivotal and ridiculous questions from basketball history, providing arguments and answers, explained with the wit and wisdom that is unique to Shea Serrano. Serrano breaks down debates that NBA fans didn't even know they needed, from the authoritative (Which NBA championship was the most important to the league?) to the fantastical (If you could assign different values to different shots throughout basketball history, what would they be and why?). Featuring a foreword by Reggie Miller, this book is a must-have for anyone who has ever stayed up late into the night debating basketball's greatest moments, what-ifs, stories, and legends, or for those who are discovering the mythology of basketball for the first time.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    ISBN: 9781472945068
    Title: Beast, the Emperor & the Milkman: A Bone-Shaking Tour Through Cycling's Flemish Heartlands
    Author: PEARSON HARRY


    A journey through the wild madness of bicycle racing in Flanders.

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR 2019

    'A joy.' - Ned Boulting


    Every nation shapes sport to test the character traits it most admires.


    In The Beast, the Emperor and the Milkman, committed Belgophile and road cycling obsessive Harry Pearson takes you on a journey across Flanders, through the lumpy horizontal rain, up the elbow juddering cobbled inclines, past the fans dressed as chickens and the shop window displays of constipation medicines, as he follows races big, small and even smaller through one glorious, muddy spring.


    Ranging over 500 years of Flemish and European history, across windswept polders, along back roads and through an awful lot of beer cafes, Pearson examines the characters, the myths and rivalries that make Flanders a place where cycling is a religion and the riders its lycra-clad priests.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $33.00
    $33.00
  • Beetle Love
    Beetle Love
    ISBN: 9783667113900
    Title: Beetle Love
    Author: KNEISSLER NADJA (EDITOR)

    - A tribute to the Volkswagen Beetle, the most-loved car in the world - Glorious photographs throughout Beetle Love endures. It's global and conquers every generation. And this love is classless. Never mind if used as a taxi on a daily basis, as a company car owned by a craft brewery in Ecuador, as a show piece in Great Britain or as a family heirloom in Indonesia: Beetle Love introduces them all. Convertibles and limousines, from red to rusty, from purple to polished. And it's always the story that their owners lost their hearts to the Beetle. And rightly so Hardly any other car arouses more emotions around the world. All covered in this book, more than 20 stories, 208 pages, a wonderful and unique picture and story book. Text in English and German.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $100.00
    $100.00
  • Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    ISBN: 9781784705428
    Title: Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August
    Author: HILMES OLIVER

    LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK OF THE YEAR AWARD 2018'Compelling, suspenseful and beautifully done' Anna Funder, author of STASILANDA captivating account of the Nazi Olympics - told through the voices and stories of those who were there.For sixteen days in the summer of 1936, the world?s attention turned to the German capital as it hosted the Olympic Games. Seen through the eyes of a cast of characters - Nazi leaders and foreign diplomats, athletes and journalists, nightclub owners and jazz musicians - Berlin 1936 plunges us into the high tension of this unfolding scene.Alongside the drama in the Olympic Stadium - from the triumph of Jesse Owens to the scandal when an American tourist breaks through the security and manages to kiss Hitler - Oliver Hilmes takes us behind the scenes and into the lives of ordinary Berliners- the woman with a dark secret who steps in front of a train, the transsexual waiting for the Gestapo?s knock on the door, and the Jewish boy hoping that Germany may lose in the sporting arena. During the sporting events the dictatorship was partially put on hold; here then, is a last glimpse of the vibrant and diverse life in Berlin in the 1920s and 30s that the Nazis aimed to destroy.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
    $28.00
  • Best American Sports Writing 2018
    Best American Sports Writing 2018
    ISBN: 9781328846280
    Title: Best American Sports Writing 2018
    Author: STOUT GLENN & PEARLMAN JEFF (EDS)

    For more than twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curate a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
    $34.00
  • Best American Sports Writing 2019
    Best American Sports Writing 2019
    ISBN: 9781328507853
    Title: Best American Sports Writing 2019
    Author: MACMULLAN JACKIE & STOUT GLENN (EDS)

    The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year

    For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications. Each year, the series editor and guest editor curates a truly exceptional collection. The only shared traits among all these diverse styles, voices, and stories are the extraordinarily high caliber of writing, and the pure passion they tap into that can only come from sports.


    Format: Paperback
    Price: $36.00
    $36.00
  • Beyond a Boundary
    Beyond a Boundary
    ISBN: 9781784875398
    Title: Beyond a Boundary
    Author: JAMES C L R

    'To say "the best cricket book ever written" is piffingly inadequate praise' Guardian

    'Great claims have been made for Beyond a Boundary since its first appearance in 1963- that it is the greatest sports book ever written; that it brings the outsider a privileged insight into West Indian culture; that it is a severe examination of the colonial condition. All are true' Sunday Times

    C L R James, one of the foremost thinkers of the twentieth century, was devoted to the game of cricket. In this classic summation of half a lifetime spent playing, watching and writing about the sport, he recounts the story of his overriding passion and tells us of the players whom he knew and loved, exploring the game's psychology and aesthetics, and the issues of class, race and politics that surround it.

    Part memoir of a West Indian boyhood, part passionate celebration and defence of cricket as an art form, part indictment of colonialism, Beyond a Boundary addresses not just a sport but a whole culture and asks the question, 'What do they know of cricket who only cricket know?

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $26.00
    $26.00
  • Bicycle Artisans
    Bicycle Artisans
    ISBN: 9780500517291
    Title: Bicycle Artisans
    Author: JONES WILL

    Today's cyclists are seeking increasingly custom-made bicycles as reflections of their personalities - whether a Danish-style cargo bike, a recumbent, a cyclocross trainer or a randonneur. Often working in tiny studios and workshops in hidden parts of our cities, the master craftsmen featured in these pages produce pieces that are highly personal and sought after and rarely seen. The alphabetically presented selection, a richly illustrated guide to 88 of the most creative bicycle makers working today, includes established names such as Achielle, Cielo Cycles and Corima and new kids on the block such as Art & Industry, Bondi Beach Cruisers and Foffa, as well as product designers (Torkel Dohmers, Marc Newson). Will appeal to cyclists, design aficionados, and anyone with an interest in the handcrafted and bespoke. A rich visual mix reflecting the wide spectrum of techniques, innovations and refinement that will appeal to designers of all stripes, inventors of all persuasions and craftspeople of all generations.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $65.00
    $65.00
  • Bike Deconstructed: a Grand Tour of the Road Bicycle
    Bike Deconstructed: a Grand Tour of the Road Bicycle
    ISBN: 9781845338831
    Title: Bike Deconstructed: a Grand Tour of the Road Bicycle
    Author: HALLETT RICHARD


    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
    $60.00
  • Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    ISBN: 9780958267328
    Title: Bill Pratney: Never Say Die
    Author: ROBINSON JIM

    Bill Pratney's cycling career began in 1926 at the age of 17 and spanned and astounding seven decades. He won an array of championship titles, from one-mile to 120-mile. He triumphed in numerous classic races and became New Zealand's greatest Maori cyclists.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
    $20.00
  • Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    ISBN: 9781869539948
    Title: Black Boots: NZ Rugby Legends
    Author: GIFFORD PHIL

    Over 200 photographs from a classic era of NZ rugby - 1950s-early 1990s, many unusual images from behind the scenes. Fascinating (and funny) captions from renowned rugby writer Phil Gifford. Perfect gift for the nostalgia-loving rugby fan - will bring back many great memories of AB greats and tours.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Blood Iron & Gold How the Railways Transformed the World
    Blood Iron & Gold How the Railways Transformed the World
    ISBN: 9781848871700
    Title: Blood Iron & Gold How the Railways Transformed the World
    Author: WOLMAR CHRISTIAN

    This is a Christmas hardback with tremendous sales potential. "Blood, Iron and Gold" tells the dramatic story of the people and events that shaped the world's railways, stimulating economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. The opening of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830 marked the beginning of a revolution in transportation.

    "Blood, Iron and Gold" reveals the huge impact of the railways as they spread rapidly across the world, linking cities that had hitherto been isolated, stimulating both economic growth and social change on an unprecedented scale. From Panama to the Punjab, Tasmania to Turin, Christian Wolmar describes the vision and determination of the pioneers who developed railways that would one day span continents, as well as the labour of the navvies who endured horrific conditions to build this global network. Wolmar shows how the rise of the train stimulated daring feats of engineering, architectural innovation and the rapid movement of people and goods around the world.

    He shows how cultures were enriched - and destroyed - by the unrelenting construction and how they had a vital role in civil conflict, as well as in two world wars. Indeed, "Blood, Iron and Gold" reveals that the global expansion of the railways was key to the spread of modernity and the making of the modern world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $70.00
    $70.00
  • Born to Fight
    Born to Fight
    ISBN: 9780733638800
    Title: Born to Fight
    Author: HUNT MARK


    Raw, confronting and honest, 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.



    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
    $25.00
  • Born to Run
    Born to Run
    ISBN: 9781846684227
    Title: Born to Run
    Author: MCDOUGALL CHRISTOPHER

    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 prestigious 100-mile race wearing a toga and sandals. A small group of the world's top ultra-runners (and the awe-inspiring author) make the treacherous journey into the canyons to try to learn the tribe's secrets and then take them on over a course 50 miles long. With incredible energy and smart observation, McDougall tells this story while asking what the secrets are to being an incredible runner. Travelling to labs at Harvard, Nike, and elsewhere, he comes across an incredible cast of characters, including the woman who recently broke the world record for 100 miles and for her encore ran a 2:50 marathon in a bikini, pausing to down a beer at the 20 mile mark.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
    $30.00
  • Box on Wheels
    Box on Wheels
    ISBN: 9783667113245
    Title: Box on Wheels
    Author: NETTEKOVEN NORBERT

    - Dedicated to the VW camper, a cult classic, celebrating its many guises, in all their glory "Though this be madness, yet there is method in't." The VW camper van has been a cult classic for decades and has a broad fanbase all around the world. But Norbert Nettekoven is not interested in immaculately restored collector's pieces, he is looking for the maddest and baddest, the funniest, nicest and strangest camper vans on the planet. From born-again rust bucket to lowered street racer, from stretch limo to steam punk. This eclectic collection of camper vans will blow your mind.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
    $50.00
  • Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    ISBN: 9780241354124
    Title: Boy in the Water: A Memoir
    Author: GREGORY TOM


    **Winner of the William Hill 2018 Sports Book of the Year Award**
    A Sunday Times Book of the Year and Telegraph Best Book of 2018
    'Extraordinary' Clare Balding

    The poignant, life-affirming story of a determined boy, a visionary coach, and how the dream of a record-breaking Channel swim became reality


    Eltham, South London. 1984: the hot fug of the swimming pool and the slow splashing of a boy learning to swim but not yet wanting to take his foot off the bottom. Fast-forward four years. Photographers and family wait on the shingle beach as a boy in a bright orange hat and grease-smeared goggles swims the last few metres from France to England. He has been in the water for twelve agonizing hours, encouraged at each stroke by his coach, John Bullet, who has become a second father.


    This is the story of a remarkable friendship between a coach and a boy, and a love letter to the intensity and freedom of childhood.



    Format: Hardback
    Price: $37.00
    $37.00
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