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            Facing Fear: One Woman's Solo Voyage Around Antarctica

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

            By Blair, Lisa

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Facing Fear is the inspiring true story of Lisa Blair who sailed into the history books on 25 July 2017 by becoming the first woman to sail solo around Antarctica. Seventy-two days into her circumnavigation, when Lisa was more than 1000 nautical miles from land, the mast of Clima...te Action Now came crashing down in a ferocious storm. In freezing conditions, Lisa battled massive waves and gale-force winds, fighting through the night to save her life and her boat. Following her ordeal, Lisa relied on her unbreakable spirit to beat the odds and complete her world record. With unwavering focus and determination, she sailed home, completing her journey after 183 days. This is the story of her remarkable voyage.
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            ISBN 9781922388063
            Published NZ 1 Nov 2020
            Publisher AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999
               

            The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree: Volume One: 1800s To 1999 (Paperback)

            By Sobanja, Dreydon; Designed by Dewhurst, Murray

            • RRP: $29.99
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            New Zealand has a proud athletic history dating back to the 1800s. Never before has there been a book that includes so many New Zealand runners, and in such rich detail. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree tells the stories of over 100 running related athletes and coaches, focusing on ...the interconnections between the generations as well as the important relationships within those generations. This family tree has wellgrounded roots, a strong trunk and a vast amount of experience, knowledge and inspiration coursing through its branches. The book expertly tells the many interconnected stories of New Zealand's runners, from sprinters through to ultramarathoners, as well as hurdlers, steeplechasers, race walkers and Para athletes. Each chapter incapsulates athletes' achievements, inspirations, coaches and compatriots. The athletes' stories, some never been told before, are complemented by many fascinating photos. The Kiwi Runners' Family Tree features more than 20 personal interviews with athletes, administrators and coaches, to ensure historical and statistical accuracy.
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            ISBN 9780473523671
            Published NZ 29 Aug 2020
            Publisher Inspired Kids Ltd
            Interest Age 16+ years
            Availability
            100 In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
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            Lights Out, Full Throttle: The Good the Bad and the Bernie of Formula One

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

            By Hill, Damon; Herbert, Johnny

            • RRP: $39.99
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            Stories from the pit lane from Formula One's leading comic double act

            ISBN 9781529040005
            Released NZ 9 Dec 2020
            Publisher Pan Macmillan
            Interest Age 18+ years
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            Valentino Rossi: The Definitive Biography
             

            Valentino Rossi: The Definitive Biography (Hardback)

            By Barker, Stuart

            • RRP: $46.12
            • $46.12
            • Internationally sourced

            'At high speed everything becomes more difficult and more beautiful. When you're racing at 180mph, the semi-bends become bends, the little holes become big holes, everything becomes extreme and bigger. And then it becomes beautiful.' Valentino Rossi is an icon: the most successfu...l and most loved motorcycle racer of all time, he has transcended MotoGP to become a symbol of courage, risk and daring. To race for twenty-three years at the very highest level of the world's most dangerous sport is unprecedented. But then, there has never been a motorcycle racer like Valentino Rossi. He is a modern-day gladiator, a man who still risks his life every time he throws a leg over a motorcycle. Yet for all his two-wheel talents, it is Rossi's endearing character that has seen him transcend the sport. His popularity is phenomenal. For Rossi, every race is a home race. He turns MotoGP grandstands across the world a sea of yellow - his traditional lucky colour. In more than two decades of Grand Prix racing, Rossi has seen it all. The deaths of rivals and friends, the glory of his unprecedented success, serious injuries, fabulous wealth, the greatest battles ever seen on two wheels, the infamous on and off-track clashes with his fiercest rivals . . . Using exclusive new interviews with those who have been part of Rossi's story from start to finish, critically-acclaimed and bestselling motorsport author Stuart Barker has produced the most in-depth book ever written about the Italian superstar - a tale of speed, love and loss, told in full for the very first time, in all its adrenalin-charged, high-octane glory.
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            ISBN 9781789462951
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            My Life in Red and White: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Autobiography

            My Life in Red and White: The Sunday Times Number One Bestselling Autobiography (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Wenger, Arsene; Translated by Hahn, Daniel; Reece, Andrea

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            The first book by one of the most successful, respected and legendary football managers of all time, Arsene Wenger. He talks about his life and his management strategies, including his unprecedented and revolutionary 22 years as manager of Arsenal.

            ISBN 9781474618250
            Released NZ 29 Dec 2020
            Publisher Orion Publishing
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Truth Is Trouble: The strange case of Israel Folau, or How Free Speech Became So Complicated

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

            By Knox, Malcolm

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            Why did the sacking of rugby player Israel Folau over his social media posts become one of the nation's most polarizing controversies? How could one man's religious views activate so many people in modern Australia? And what does the sides people found themselves on tell us about... the kind of country we've become? Starting with this striking incident, triple Walkley Award winning journalist Malcolm Knox paints a vivid portrait of the divisions that underlie our recent history, from marriage equality to the covid lockdown. He shows how free speech has become the new flashpoint of the 'culture wars', and how it remains our deepest national faultline.
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            ISBN 9781760856144
            Published NZ 5 Nov 2020
            Publisher Simon & Schuster Australia
            Interest Age General Audience
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            521 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            What a Flanker
             

            What a Flanker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Haskell, James

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            • Pub Date
              1 Feb 21

            I am very excited to be able to finally put down on paper the stories that have kept me laughing 50 times a day for the entirety of my rugby career

            ISBN 9780008403690
            Released NZ 1 Feb 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him

            Frankel: The Greatest Racehorse of All Time and the Sport That Made Him (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Cooper, Simon

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            In horse racing greatness is defined by speed. Being the second fastest counts for little. You have to win. And win. And keep winning until every challenger of your generation is put to the sword. Of the twelve horses lined up on Newmarket Heath that 2011 day, one would do just t...hat. And more. To become the greatest racehorse that has ever lived.
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            ISBN 9780008307042
            Released NZ 14 Dec 2020
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
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            65 In stock at publisher; delivery usually 15-20 working days due to covid19 delays
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            This is esports (and How to Spell it) - LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK AWARD 2020: An Insider's Guide to the World of Pro Gaming
             

            This is esports (and How to Spell it) - LONGLISTED FOR THE WILLIAM HILL SPORTS BOOK AWARD 2020: An Insider's Guide to the World of Pro Gaming (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Chaloner, Paul

            • RRP: $32.99
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            • Internationally sourced

            Pro gaming's award-winning broadcaster Paul Redeye Chaloner brings us the definitive book on esports, the fastest growing entertainment phenomenon in the world today.

            ISBN 9781472977762
            Released NZ 5 Jan 2021
            Publisher Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Messi: 2021 Updated Edition
              

            Messi: 2021 Updated Edition (Paperback)

            By Caioli, Luca

            • RRP: $22.99
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            • Pub Date
              26 Feb 21

            The updated edition of Luca Caioli's brilliant biography of Barcelona star Lionel Messi, now covering the 2019/2020 season.

            ISBN 9781785786716
            Released NZ 26 Feb 2021
            Publisher Icon Books Ltd
            Interest Age 13+ years
            Series Luca Caioli
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