• A Is for Allegro an Alphabet of Curious Cars
    A Is for Allegro an Alphabet of Curious Cars
    ISBN: 9781911042679
    Title: A Is for Allegro an Alphabet of Curious Cars
    Author: MCCARTHY ROY

    Designer and illustrator Roy McCarthy explores the cars that made a big impression on him in his younger days, from the sludge-colored, disappointing Austin Allegro his father brought home in 1975 to the Ford Zephyr he coveted from afar on the way to school. The evocative, colorful illustrations form a visual feast of late 20th-century driving, featuring all the cars drivers of a certain age will remember: the Hillman Imp, the Triumph Dolomite, the Opel Kadett, the Renault 5, and even the lowly Yugo 45--a whole alphabet's worth, in fact! The perfect gift for anyone who's ever owned, been driven around in or hankered after one of these motoring icons.&

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • About a Mountain
    About a Mountain
    ISBN: 9780393339017
    Title: About a Mountain
    Author: DAGATA JOHN

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • Absolutely Foxed
    Absolutely Foxed
    ISBN: 9781471142291
    Title: Absolutely Foxed

    With riotous stories of life on England tours, partying with Ian Botham and Elton John, combined with a moving account of his battle with mental-health issues, Graeme Fowler's "Absolutely Foxed" is a cricket memoir unlike any other. Seen by many as a maverick, happy-go-lucky figure, Fowler became a hugely influential coach, and is one of the most original thinkers about the game. He's battled and won against the best spinners in India, and the fastest bowlers from the West Indies - he's even found himself at the centre of a tabloid storm.
    In this book, he looks back over his 40 years in the professional game, spending 16 years on the county circuit with Lancashire and Durham, and three years as an England international - a period that was cut short by a life-threatening injury. He followed that with a spell working on "Test Match Special," before running the Durham Centre of Excellence for 18 years. Alastair Campbell provides an Afterword in which he commends Fowler's support for others suffering from mental-health problems; Fowler's own experiences should provide help and inspiration for those dealing with similar problems.
    In his Foreword, lifelong friend Sir Ian Botham describes Fowler as 'one of the gutsiest I ever encountered', but also points out how he 'made a dressing room tick'. Those elements of courage, knowledge and humour are all present in "Absolutely Foxed" - a truly unmissable read.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $54.00
  • Accidental Ironman
    Accidental Ironman
    ISBN: 9781472111050
    Title: Accidental Ironman
    Author: BRUNT MARTYN

    Having spent 10 years scaling the lower echelons of the sport, the time has come for one of Britain's least successful athletes to reveal all about how he got involved in all this nonsense in the first place. Marvel as he reveals: His sporting history - how being last pick at school football in the 1970s set him on course for a lifetime of being rubbish at team games. How he took up triathlons in the first place (for a bet, and the cow who made it with him never paid up). How he overcame a crippling lack of talent and a chorus of complete indifference from his family to complete 10 Ironmans, all outside the top 500 finishers. The many triathlon adventures he has experienced over the past 10 years (cow pats, Ironmans, incontinence, driving bans, broken bones, public nudity, spending entire redundancy payments on a new bike, Belgian portaloos, German knocking shops, sunburnt arse cheeks, channel swimming, fights with chavs, obsessions with weather and the nutritional value of Jaffa Cakes, 3 hour marathons, chronic dehydration and so on). The many and varied idiots he's got to know as a result of taking up the sport (aka his mates). The typical training (hell) he goes through to take part in a race given he has absolutely no ability whatsoever. How triathlons ultimately caused him to sell his Mercedes, give away his expensive suit, chuck in his job in the City and become, as his father put it, a "god-damned hippy" (A cycle path designer who owns a camper van).

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Ace Against Odds
    Ace Against Odds
    ISBN: 9789351362630
    Title: Ace Against Odds
    Author: MIRZA SANIA

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $51.00
  • Adrift Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea
    Adrift Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea
    ISBN: 9780618257324
    Title: Adrift Seventy-six Days Lost at Sea

    Before The Perfect Storm, before In the Heart of the Sea, Steven Callahan's dramatic tale of survival at sea was on the New York Times bestseller list for more than thirty-six weeks. In some ways the model for the new wave of adventure books, Adrift is an undeniable seafaring classic, a riveting firsthand account by the only man known to have survived more than a month alone at sea, fighting for his life in an inflatable raft after his small sloop capsized only six days out. “Utterly absorbing" (Newsweek), Adrift is a must-have for any adventure library.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00
  • 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
  • Advanced Bushcraft: an Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
    Advanced Bushcraft: an Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
    ISBN: 9781440587962
    Title: Advanced Bushcraft: an Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival

    Trek deeper into the wilderness with "New York Times" bestselling author Dave Canterbury

    In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in "Bushcraft 101," Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury's expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.

    Whether you're eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, "Advanced Bushcraft" will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $30.00

  • Advanced Marathoning
    Advanced Marathoning
    ISBN: 9780736074605
    Title: Advanced Marathoning

    Shave minutes off your time using the latest in science-based training for serious runners. "Advanced Marathoning" has all the information you need to train smarter, remain injury free, and arrive on the start line ready to run the marathon of your life.

    Including marathon-pace runs and tempo runs, "Advanced Marathoning" provides only the most effective methods of training. You'll learn how to complement your running workouts with strength, core, flexibility, and form training; implement cutting-edge nutrition and hydration strategies and recovery techniques; and taper properly to reach peak performance.

    With easy-to-understand day-by-day training schedules for 18- and 12-week preparation for weekly distances of 55, 55 to 70, 70 to 85, and 85-plus miles, "Advanced Marathoning" is simply the most comprehensive and efficient approach to marathoning. If you're ready to achieve your personal best, this book is for you.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $30.95

  • Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance: the Essential Guide to All the Skills Needed to Maintain & Prepare a Modern Adventure Motorcycle
    Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance: the Essential Guide to All the Skills Needed to Maintain & Prepare a Modern Adventure Motorcycle
    ISBN: 9780857330598
    Title: Adventure Motorcycle Maintenance: the Essential Guide to All the Skills Needed to Maintain & Prepare a Modern Adventure Motorcycle
    Author: BAKER GREG

    This is a guide to keeping an adventure motorcycle running in the way it should.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $52.00
  • Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: a Route & Planning Guide - Asia, Africa & Latin America 7ed
    Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: a Route & Planning Guide - Asia, Africa & Latin America 7ed
    ISBN: 9781905864737
    Title: Adventure Motorcycling Handbook: a Route & Planning Guide - Asia, Africa & Latin America 7ed
    Author: SCOTT CHRIS

    25th anniversary edition of the Adventure Motorcycling Handbook The first thing we did was buy Chris Scott's 'Adventure Motorcycling Handbook Ewan McGregor, The Long Way Round Adventure motorcycling (a term Chris was credited with coining in the late 90s)has grown massively since the last edition of AMH. Now in itsfourth decade, the much revised and expanded AMH7 catches up with all of it, coveringamong other things: planning, sponsorship, riding seasons, fuel prices bike choice and recommended models the gear: what youneed, not what you can buy Life on the Road: borders, comms, police trouble, satnav, filming and moto troubleshooting Comprehensive overland route outlines in Africa, Asia and Latin America aka: theAdventure Motorcycling Zone Contributions from among others: Lois Pryce, Walter Colebatch, Gaurav Jani, Grant Johnsonand many other two-wheel adventurers.Maps byNick Hill Now at400 pages, the book no longer assumes you re an experienced tourer who s decided to take off to the outer limits. Many AM riders are much like Ted Simon was in 1970s; individuals in search of adventure and who happen to choose a motorcycle. Readers aren t expected to have an in-depth knowledge of mechanics, travel health or navigation, so there are fuller explanationsof how things work and why certain choices are worthwhile, as well as a comprehensive listing on troubleshooting. This now makes AMH7 as much a take-with book as one to consult during the planning stage. What really makes the AMH special, however, is that it capitalizes on the knowledge and experience ofover 30 globetrotting contributors covering regions, topics or their specialist knowledge in added detail. These contributors as well as a light touch is what s helped make Trailblazer sAdventure Motorcycling Handbookthe legendary manual after 25 years in print. .AMH6: everything you need to know, in one book"

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • 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

    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
  • Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde
    Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde
    ISBN: 9781785215766
    Title: Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde

    Concentrating on the technical and engineering aspects of Concorde, this Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde manual gives rare insights into owning, operating, servicing and flying the supersonic airliner. Although the British and French Concorde fleets were prematurely retired in 2003, interest in this marvel of design and technology remains undiminished and all who admire Concorde will relish the unique information provided in this innovative title.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $40.00
  • Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town
    Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town
    ISBN: 9780593076330
    Title: Africa Solo: My World Record Race from Cairo to Cape Town

    In the spring of 2015, Mark Beaumont set out from the bustling heart of Cairo on his latest world record attempt - solo, the length of Africa, intending to ride to Cape Town in under 50 days. Seven years since he smashed the world record for cycling round the world, this would be his toughest trip yet. And he would set a new mark that would simply break the limits of endurance.

    Despite illness, mechanical faults, attempted robbery and stone-throwing children, as well as dehydration in the deserts and unprecedented levels of exhaustion, Mark completed the journey in just 41 days, 10 hours and 22 minutes, after cycling 6,762 miles, spending 439 hours in the saddle (sometimes up to 16 hours a day) and climbing 190,355 feet through 8 countries. It was an astonishing journey, and one that will fascinate and grip the reader.

    From the obvious dangers of Egypt, Sudan and Kenya, over the unpaved, muddy, mountainous roads of Ethiopia, through the beautiful grasslands of Tanzania and Zambia, to riding at night in Botswana in the company of elephants and giraffes, Mark brings Africa to life in all its complex glory, friendship and curiosity, while inspiring us all to question the bounds of what is possible.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Africa United: How Football Explains Africa
    Africa United: How Football Explains Africa
    ISBN: 9781847677785
    Title: Africa United: How Football Explains Africa

    A superb, modern-day portrait of Africa, told through the game that unites it. Football inspires competition and inflames passions nowhere as strongly as in Africa. Travelling across thirteen countries, from Cairo to the Cap, Steve Bloomfield meets players and fans, politicians and rebel leaders, and discovers the role that football has played in shaping the continent. He recounts how football has helped to prop up an authoritarian regime in Egypt, end a conflict in Cote d'Ivoire and provide a tiny ray of light in war-torn Somalia.Meanwhile, the influence of African football continues to spread rapidly through Europe. Today, no Premiership team is complete without a major African star – Drogba, Essien, Tour , Adebayor, and Kanu. Countless African players are now enriching English football and becoming household names. Steve Bloomfield’s wide-ranging and incisive book investigates Africa’s love of football, its increasing global influence, the build-up to the 2010 World Cup and the social and political backdrop to the greatest show on earth.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Against the Odds Matt Te Pou & Maori Rugby
    Against the Odds Matt Te Pou & Maori Rugby
    ISBN: 9781869692513
    Title: Against the Odds Matt Te Pou & Maori Rugby
    Author: TE POU MATT

    Against the Odds - Matt Te Pou and Maori Rugby describes how Matt Te Pou's coaching of the Maori rugby team achieved a winning record envied in the rugby world. Matt takes us on his journey giving valuable insights into his coaching style, motivational prompts and we see how his military background was important to success. Containing life lessons and some exclusive player contributions, this is a must read for those who love rugby or appreciate Maori heritage.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido from Basic Footwork & Throws to Training
    Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido from Basic Footwork & Throws to Training
    ISBN: 9780804845878
    Title: Aikido Basics: Everything You Need to Get Started in Aikido from Basic Footwork & Throws to Training

    Get your aikido training off to a great start--from basic footwork and throws to training and demonstrations. This martial arts guide is a perfect introduction to aikido for beginners.

    Are you planning to learn Aikido, but don't know where to begin? Are you looking for a teacher? Are you taking a class but confused by the unfamiliar terms used to describe the techniques?

    This aikido book offers an easy, yet comprehensive introduction to everything you need to know to feel confident and be successful.

    You'll learn about:

    • The origins of aikido--its philosophy, history and techniques
    • How to find a teacher and a class that is right for you
    • Getting ready--what happens in a typical Aikido class?
    • The essentials--stances, strikes, grabs, throws, and pins
    • How to complement your aikido training with ki exercises, multiple-person training, and freestyle exercises
    • How to succeed in Aikido-- how to create an effective training program, test for belt promotion, and participate in competitions and tournaments
    • Resources to help you further develop your Aikido skills

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $17.00
  • 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
  • Aircraft Book: the Definitive Visual History
    Aircraft Book: the Definitive Visual History
    ISBN: 9781409364801
    Title: Aircraft Book: the Definitive Visual History

    An action-packed ride through the history of aircraftThe Aircraft Book is all about the men, machines, and landmark technology behind the most iconic aircraft from the Supermarine Spitfire to the Concorde. Featuring over 1,000 of the greatest military and commercial aircraft in the world, this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution over the past 10 decades.A captivating, international view of aircraft through time from Germany's Zeppelins to the USA's 'Blackbird' with histories of how famous marques like Boeing and Lockheed came to be household names. Plus, go on a virtual tour inside the engines of some of the legendary planes to see just what powers their performance.The Aircraft Book is essential for aviation buffs, covering the enduring impact that aircraft has on society as an object of curiosity, a symbol of luxury, and an essential weapon of war.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • Alastair Cook The Autobiography
    Alastair Cook The Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780241401439
    Title: Alastair Cook The Autobiography

    PRE-ORDER NOW: Celebrate this fantastic year of cricket with the definitive memoir from cricketing legend, Sir Alastair Cook.
    Sir Alastair Cook is England's greatest batsman. In 12 years he achieved 12,472 runs, 161 Test matches, 33 hundreds, and 4 Ashes series wins.

    But such records only tell half the story. Why, at the relatively early age of 33, did he suddenly quit?

    Cricket, the sport of gleaming whites and gentility, is polite, friendly, and reserved. But beneath the surface anxiety looms, tensions run high and emotions can be explosive.

    Alastair began and ended his England cricketing career on soaring highs, yet at times he feared for his career. He embodies the resilience, endurance and mental determination required at the highest level of international sport, fighting against the constant pressure and the ever-present fear of failure.

    He recounts the fiery fall-out with Kevin Pietersen and the ruthless decisions a captain must make. He expands on the highs of leading England to their first series win in India in 28 years, the glory of four Ashes wins and what, finally, convinced him to leave international cricket.

    To know Alastair Cook is to know what it takes to be successful, in any field. In this candid autobiography he captures not only what it takes to be one of England's greatest sportsmen but also the price paid by a professional athlete at the top of his game.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $38.00
  • A-league: the Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade
    A-league: the Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade
    ISBN: 9781863957595
    Title: A-league: the Inside Story of the Tumultuous First Decade

    In November 2004, shopping centre billionaire Frank Lowy walked into a packed media conference and announced the creation of a new professional football league. Armed with $15 million of government funds, Lowy was about to wake the sleeping giant of Australian sport. The A-League kicked off in 2005.
    Over the competition's first decade it has seen more than its fair share of drama, on and off the field. International superstars have come to play, eccentric billionaires have bought and sold franchises, and clubs have folded after haemorrhaging millions of dollars. Yet the football has been passionate and captivating, and attendances and television audiences have grown as Australians have embraced the game as never before.
    Relying on unprecedented access to key figures in the code, John Stensholt and Shaun Mooney reveal the true story behind the A-League's first ten years: the egos, the power plays and the rows between some of Australia's richest men as they try to make the world game Australia's favourite sport.
    'Money, power, ego and ambition. Throw in the odd football match and you have the story of the A-League - from forgotten game to unforgettable glory.'-Francis Leach, ABC
    'Once I started, I couldn't put it down. A wonderful and riveting insight into the first decade of the A-League.'-Ray Gatt, the "Australian"
    'There's enough in this for a 20-year period, such has been the last decade in Australian club football. Entertaining, informative, this covers it all - the good, the bad, the ugly.'-Adam Peacock, "Fox Sports"
    John Stensholt is an award-winning journalist for the "Australian Financial Review," and edits the "BRW Rich" list. His work has also appeared in the "Age," the "Sydney Morning Herald" and the "Financial Review Magazine."
    Shaun Mooney is the publisher of football journal "Leopold Method," and has contributed to the "Guardian Australia." Previously, Shaun wrote articles on retail and small business marketing, which were syndicated across six countries. He has also co-authored two business books.

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • Alex Ferguson Quote Book
    Alex Ferguson Quote Book
    ISBN: 9780091957322
    Title: Alex Ferguson Quote Book

    The longest serving and most successful manager in British football history shocked the world by finally retiring in May 2013 and instantly created more column inches and Twitter mentions that the death of Margaret Thatcher. And he wasn't just the greatest, but also one of the most outspoken, engaging and witty voices from the game, as this book proves. Here is the history of his supreme verbal sparring during his years at Manchester United - the man in his own words (with a few additional thoughts from those who knew him best and crossed swords with him most)

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $13.00
  • Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
    Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography
    ISBN: 9780340919408
    Title: Alex Ferguson: My Autobiography

    Sir Alex Ferguson's compelling story is always honest and revealing he reflects on his managerial career that embraced unprecedented European success for Aberdeen and 26 triumphant seasons with Manchester United.

    Sir Alex Ferguson's best-selling autobiography has now been updated to offer reflections on events at Manchester United since his retirement as well as his teachings at the Harvard Business School, a night at the Oscars and a boat tour round the Hebrides, where he passed unrecognised.

    The extra material adds fresh insights and detail on his final years as United's manager.

    Both the psychology of management and the detail of football strategy at the top level can be complex matters but no-one has explained them in a more interesting and accessible way for the general reader than Sir Alex does here.

    MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY is revealing, endlessly entertaining and above all inspirational.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $28.00
  • 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
  • Ali: a Life
    Ali: a Life
    ISBN: 9781471155932
    Title: Ali: a Life
    Author: EIG JONATHAN

    The most comprehensive and definitive biography of Muhammad Ali that has ever been published, based on more than 500 interviews with those who knew him best, with many dramatic new discoveries about his life and career.&

    When the frail, trembling figure of Muhammad Ali lit the Olympic flame in Atlanta in 1996, a TV audience of up to 3 billion people was once again gripped by the story of the world's most famous sporting icon. The man who had once been reviled for his refusal to fight for his country and for his fast-talking denunciation of his opponents was now almost universally adored, the true cost of his astonishing boxing career clear to see.

    In Jonathan Eig's ground-breaking biography, backed up with much detailed new research specially commissioned for this book,& we get a stunning portrait of one of the most significant personalities of the second half of the twentieth century. We are not only taken inside the ring for some of the most famous bouts in boxing history, we also learn about his personal life, his finances, his faith and the moments when the first signs of his physical decline began to show. Ali was a symbol of freedom and courage, a hero to many, but this is also a very personal story of a warrior who vanquished every opponent but was finally brought down by his own stubborn refusal to quit.

    An epic tale of a fighter who became the world's most famous pacifist, Ali: A Life does full justice to an extraordinary man.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $50.00
  • 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

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $74.00
  • All About Pig Hunting
    All About Pig Hunting
    ISBN: 9781877566264
    Title: All About Pig Hunting

    Format: Trade paperback
    Price: $40.00
  • All Blacks Rugby Guide
    All Blacks Rugby Guide
    ISBN: 9780143306481
    Title: All Blacks Rugby Guide
    Author: HAROLD PETER

    How did the All Blacks get their name? What are the essential tools an All Black needs? Learn the answers to these questions and more inside this bumper Rugby Guide. Includes simple lessons on technique from your favourite players, and a glossary of rugby terms - so you too can be an expert.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $20.00
  • All Blacks Supreme the Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Team
    All Blacks Supreme the Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Team
    ISBN: 9781869712785
    Title: All Blacks Supreme the Ultimate Guide to the Ultimate Team
    Author: MILLER GEOFF

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $23.00
  • All for a Few Perfect Waves: the Audacious Life & Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
    All for a Few Perfect Waves: the Audacious Life & Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
    ISBN: 9780060773335
    Title: All for a Few Perfect Waves: the Audacious Life & Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora
    Author: RENSIN DAVID

    For twenty years, Miki "Da Cat" Dora was the king of Malibu surfers--a dashing, enigmatic rebel who dominated the waves, ruled his peers' imaginations, and who still inspires the fantasies of wannabes to this day. And yet, Dora railed against surfing's sudden post-Gidget popularity and the overcrowding of his once empty waves, even after this avid sportsman, iconoclast, and scammer of wide repute ran afoul of the law and led the FBI on a remarkable seven-year chase around the globe in 1974. The New York Times named him "the most renegade spirit the sport has yet to produce" and Vanity Fair called him "a dark prince of the beach." To fully capture Dora's never-before-told story, David Rensin spent four years interviewing hundreds of Dora's friends, enemies, family members, lovers, and fellow surfers to uncover the untold truth about surfing's most outrageous practitioner, charismatic antihero, committed loner, and enduring mystery.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $34.00
  • All in a Day's Cricket
    All in a Day's Cricket
    ISBN: 9781780331232
    Title: All in a Day's Cricket

    This selection of the very best, and most intriguing, writing on cricket, drawn from the mid-eighteenth century to the present day, adopts a fresh approach. It is arranged around the theme of the many things that must happen simply for a day's play to happen - from creating a clearing in a Malaysian jungle to getting to the ground - so includes, alongside writing by players both great and unknown, the perspectives of spectators, umpires, scorers and other unsung heroes of the game. There are contributions from John Arlott, Neville Cardus, C. L. R. James and E. V. Lucas; Marcus Trescothick writes on his introduction to cricket aged three; Angus Fraser on meeting Nelson Mandela; Phil Tufnell on being shanghaied into getting a haircut by Mike Gatting; and Rachel Heyhoe-Flint on being the first woman to step onto the Lord's ground as a player.But it is the cricket itself and the outstanding players and their achievements that remain the focus - the greats of the recent and distant past involved in some of their most famous exploits. From 'disgraceful scenes at Lord's', described by Irish writer Robert Lynd, to North America, which W. G. Grace toured in 1872, and from a match played on ice to the tropical islands of Fiji and Samoa, this is a collection that does full justice to the extraordinary breadth, diversity and enduring fascination of the greatest game in the world.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $60.00
  • All Wickets Great & Small : In Search of Yorkshire's Grassroots Cricket
    All Wickets Great & Small : In Search of Yorkshire's Grassroots Cricket
    ISBN: 9781785311628
    Title: All Wickets Great & Small : In Search of Yorkshire's Grassroots Cricket
    Author: FULLER JOHN

    Nothing stops for cricket in Yorkshire. Passion runs deep, beyond those in whites, to the groundsmen, tea ladies, scorers, and umpires who embody the game. All Wickets Great and Small is a romp across the landscape of amateur cricket in Yorkshire during the summer of 2015. Author John Fuller looks at the key issues affecting the grassroots game: the struggles to attract players, funding shortages, natural disasters and the social dynamics that can threaten a captain's 11 on a Saturday. What shape is the grassroots game in and can it still survive and thrive? From vicars and imams socking sixes in Dewsbury to heritage clubs hitting social media out of the park, this is the story of sleeves-rolled-up cricket at its best in the county that locals call "God's own."

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $31.00
  • Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold & the Ultimate Limits of Adventure
    Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold & the Ultimate Limits of Adventure
    ISBN: 9781447282730
    Title: Alone on the Wall: Alex Honnold & the Ultimate Limits of Adventure

    A twelve-year-old kid in the audience raised his hand and asked, 'Aren't you afraid you're gonna die?'Without missing a beat, Alex shot back, 'We've all gotta die sometimes. You might as well go big.'Alex Honnold is 28 years old, and perhaps the world's best 'free solo' climber. When Alex performs one of his long free solos, the severity of which no one else has yet dared to attempt, he does away altogether with ropes, with a partner to catch his fall, with support of any kind (neither bolts, pitons, nuts or cams). There is a purity to Alex's climbs that is easy to comprehend, but impossible to fathom; in the last forty years, only a handful of climbers have pushed 'free soloing' to the razor edge of risk. Half of them are dead. From the northwest face of Yosemite's famous Half Dome, to the frighteningly difficult El Sendero Luminoso in Mexico, Alone on the Wall is structured around Alex's seven most extraordinary climbing achievements so far. These are tales to make your palms sweat and your feet curl with vertigo, told by a smart, likeable climbing visionary who, as Jon Krakauer says, is 'utterly genuine. There's no bullshit there.' But these stories also get to the heart of how - and why - Alex does what he does. Exciting, uplifting and truly awe-inspiring, Alone on the Wall is a book about the essential truths of risk and reward, and the ability to maintain a singular focus, even in the face of extreme danger.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $25.00
  • Alternative Cricket Almanack 2011
    Alternative Cricket Almanack 2011
    ISBN: 9781456399504
    Title: Alternative Cricket Almanack 2011

    The Alternative Cricket Almanack 2011 is a collection of witty and incisive articles from a group of unheralded, passionate writers. This book is a fantastic read for cricket fans, and proceeds go to an equally brilliant cause for cricket fans. Cricket coverage is terrible these days, with overpaid, under-qualified commentators spoon-feeding us their sterilized non-opinions. We have decided to take a stand. Rather than boring you to death with turgid prose, we have written this book in order to entertain you. There are hilarious anecdotes to go with brutally honest analysis of the current game. Proceeds will go towards a scholarship for promising cricketers in Afghanistan, via the Afghan Youth Cricket Support Organisation. Cricket is as potent a sport as any in terms of bringing people together, and Afghanistan is in need of an ambassador who can be a spearhead in this context. There is ample talent out there, just waiting to be discovered and nurtured - with your help, we can achieve something incredible. If we are able to discover a diamond in the rough, a Murali, a Tendulkar, maybe even the next Dilhara Fernando...it will make a huge difference - any success for Afghan cricket has the potential to inspire Afghanistan as a nation. We certainly pull no punches when it comes to criticising everyone from commentators, to overpaid board members to umpires, although we do reserve praise for our 'Alternative Team of the Year' and 'Players to Watch for in 2011'. On VVS Laxman: "Laxman remains the most attractive man in the Indian side, despite having the appearance of a pharmacist in 1970's Mumbai." From 'Diary of a Cricket Widow' "I also don't see why he is so obsessed with Shahid Afridi. We both have similarly luscious hair, although I do concede that I never get promotions at work for sucking at life and bending the laws. My partner is not even Pakistani himself, yet he watches YouTube videos of Afridi's Head & Shoulders adverts. Confusingly, sometimes I find him posing in front of the bathroom mirror, stroking his ever-growing bald patch and pouting: "Because I'm worth it, yaar." I daren't ask. " Our book also includes pieces such as... - Don Bradman coming back from the dead as a zombie - A Day in the life of the Pakistan captain - Why Girls Can't Throw - An Homage to Tendulkar - Why Fast Bowlers Don't Eat Ice Cream - An Alternative Perspective on Women's Cricket This is an altogether unique take on cricket, written by fans with a passion for the game. You will laugh out loud at our visceral, often black humour, and you will raise eyebrows at our unapologetically honest take on the cricket world.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $27.00
  • Amazing Fishing Stories Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea
    Amazing Fishing Stories Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea
    ISBN: 9781119970330
    Title: Amazing Fishing Stories Incredible Tales from Stream to Open Sea
    Author: KNIGHT PAUL

    A wonderful hardback collection of tales of adventure with rod and line. & & This eclectic collection includes thrilling battles with monsters of the deep, epic acts of endurance and more poetic pieces on secret spots where legendary fish are said to lurk. & & There is something for everyone and no expert knowledge is needed to delight in these tales. The stories have an international range and cover all types of fishing from open ocean to mountain stream. & Journey from frozen Russian rivers to wild jungles in India. Shiver at eerie tales and thrill at record breaking catches. There are stories of the ones that got away as well as the catches that set records. & Fly fishermen will delight in the many tales of salmon, trout and more exotic sport from Scottish Highlands to the mangrove swamps of Venezuela. Sailfish, tuna, conger and shark are among the creatures caught offshore and each true tale is recounted with the knowledge of an accomplished fisherman and the skill of a writer who knows how to reel the reader in.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Amazing Sailing Stories True Adventures from the High Seas
    Amazing Sailing Stories True Adventures from the High Seas
    ISBN: 9780470978030
    Title: Amazing Sailing Stories True Adventures from the High Seas
    Author: DURHAM DICK

    A collection of gripping stories-both ancient and modern-of thrilling adventures at sea Tales of adventures on the high seas captivate both sailors and those who stand on the shore and gaze out across the oceans. In this original collection of sea stories, edited by veteran writer Dick Durham, the gamut of human experience is mirrored in a world of tragic shipwrecks and sea monsters, epic races and brave rescues, tall ships and tiny dinghies. Written in the authors inimitable powerful and poetic style, Amazing Sailing Stories brings the incredible, frightening, and whimsical-from worlds ancient and modern-to life. - A collection of stories ideal for the armchair enthusiast and active sailor alike - Durham is the author of three sailing titles and contributes regularly to the yachting press The perfect gift for lovers of sea yarns or the sea, Amazing Sailing Stories is certain to entertain readers for years to come.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $30.00
  • Ambassadors of Goodwill
    Ambassadors of Goodwill
    ISBN: 9781785313806
    Title: Ambassadors of Goodwill
    Author: PEEL MARK

    Ambassadors of Goodwill: MCC Tours between 1946/47 and 1970/71 looks at the death of the amateur ideal in English cricket. It assesses the MCC's attempt to foster goodwill within the Empire/Commonwealth via long, formal overseas tours which increasingly came into conflict with the rise of third-world nationalism and hard-nosed professionalism.

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $42.00
  • Amelia Earhart Sound of Wings
    Amelia Earhart Sound of Wings
    ISBN: 9780349121765
    Title: Amelia Earhart Sound of Wings
    Author: LOVELL MARY S

    When she disappeared in 1937 over a shark-infested sea, Amelia Earhart had lived up to her wish - internationally famous, a daring and pioneering aviator, and ambassador extraordinary for the United States. Married to a man with a genius for publicity, her life was crowded, demanding and adventurous.Mary S. Lovell's superb biography examines a legend to reveal the pressures and influences that drove Amelia, and shows how her life, career and manner of death foreshadowed the tragedies and excesses of a media-dominated age.

    Format: Paperback
    Price: $35.00
  • American Fishing Schooners 1825-1935
    American Fishing Schooners 1825-1935
    ISBN: 9780393037555
    Title: American Fishing Schooners 1825-1935

    Format: Hardback
    Price: $91.00
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