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Autobiography: sport

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To Hell and Back My Autobiography

To Hell and Back My Autobiography

Author: Niki Lauda Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/02/2020

Niki Lauda drove a car for sport, but crossed the line between life and death and fought back to even greater glory. Even people who know nothing of Formula One have heard of his crash at Nurburgring in 1976, when we was dragged from the inferno of his Ferrari so badly injured he was given the last rites. Within 33 days, he was racing again at Monza. His wounds bled, he had no eyelids. He was terrified. A year later, he reclaimed his World Championship title. In To Hell and Back he reveals how he battled fear to stage a comeback that seemed beyond human endurance. Then it's Lauda vs Hunt, an epic rivalry later dramatized in 2013's Hollywood blockbuster Rush, and he looks back on the strict childhood and parental disapproval that he believes gave him an 'addiction to excellence'. There'll never be another like him.

Dustin Martin My Story So Far ...

Dustin Martin My Story So Far ...

Author: Dustin Martin Format: Hardback Release Date: 09/01/2020

A stunning illustrated companion to Dustin Martin's stellar career, this book celebrates Australia's most popular football player with never before published photos of his early life and behind-the-scenes moments. As a fully authorised publication, it's the ultimate book for footy fans everywhere, from the most popular player in one of AFL's most popular teams. From his earliest moments as a small child, badgering his dad to get his very own footy; to the shy teenager who went to the draft expecting nothing; to winning the highest accolades; to behind the scenes at the club and out and about, this book is a revealing story of Dustin Martin's rise to the very top of AFL football. Richmond fans as well as fans across the code will discover the true Dustin Martin revealed through stunning pictures. Published to coincide with the end of the AFL season and to celebrate Dusty's amazing career to date, this will be a must have, must give, must read for all footy fans. Dustin 'Dusty' Martin continually awes AFL fans, regardless of club allegiance, and this book will be awe inspiring!

Still in the Game Finding the Faith to Tackle Life's Biggest Challenges

Still in the Game Finding the Faith to Tackle Life's Biggest Challenges

Author: Devon Still, Mark Dagostino Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/01/2020

Be proud of your scars. They're signs that you survived whatever tried to break you. For Devon Still, life has been a journey from one scar to the next. From one challenge to the next. His is a story of pushing through pain and overcoming obstacles of all shapes and sizes-of choosing to fight for the sake of his family, his community, and his faith. Millions of people around the world have been inspired by Devon's tireless devotion in helping his daughter, Leah, learn how to beat up cancer. But in these pages Devon takes readers behind the headlines to reveal the deeper story of what prepared him for that fight, including growing up in the shadow of drugs and violence, working through the pain of his parents' divorce, overcoming injuries and scandal to shine as an All-American at Penn State University, beating the odds to play in the National Football League, and using his newfound platform to raise both awareness and resources in the global fight against cancer. Still in the Game is Devon's declaration that our challenges reveal our purpose, that our scars make us stronger, and that no loss is too great to stop our comeback!

The Ogre Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

The Ogre Biography of a mountain and the dramatic story of the first ascent

Author: Doug Scott Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/12/2019

'One of the greatest mountaineering survival stories never told.' - The Sunday Times Some mountains are high; some mountains are hard. Few are both. On the afternoon of 13 July 1977, having become the first climbers to reach the summit of the Ogre, Doug Scott and Chris Bonington began their long descent. In the minutes that followed, any feeling of success from their achievement would be overwhelmed by the start of a desperate fight for survival. And things would only get worse. Rising to over 7,000 metres in the centre of the Karakoram, the Ogre - Baintha Brakk - is notorious in mountaineering circles as one of the most difficult mountains to climb. First summited by Scott and Bonington in 1977 - on expedition with Paul 'Tut' Braithwaite, Nick Estcourt, Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine - it waited almost twenty-four years for a second ascent, and a further eleven years for a third. The Ogre, by legendary mountaineer Doug Scott, is a two-part biography of this enigmatic peak: in the first part, Scott has painstakingly researched the geography and history of the mountain; part two is the long overdue and very personal account of his and Bonington's first ascent and their dramatic week-long descent on which Scott suffered two broken legs and Bonington smashed ribs. Using newly discovered diaries, letters and audio tapes, it tells of the heroic and selfless roles played by Clive Rowland and Mo Anthoine. When the desperate climbers finally made it back to base camp, they were to find it abandoned - and themselves still a long way from safety. The Ogre is undoubtedly one of the greatest adventure stories of all time.

Leap In A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

Leap In A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

Author: Alexandra Heminsley Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/12/2019

Wit and Wisdom of Olly

Wit and Wisdom of Olly

Author: Ian Holloway Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Soulman The Rocky Johnson Story

Soulman The Rocky Johnson Story

Author: Rocky Johnson, Scott Teal, Dwayne Johnson Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Just for Kicks

Just for Kicks

Author: Kenny Logan Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

Shortlisted for Best Autobiography and Best Rugby Book in the British Sports Book Awards. Kenny Logan's riveting story is one full of surprises. A Scottish rugby star, with 70 caps for his country, and a club legend at Wasps, winner of three Premiership titles and a glorious Heineken Cup, Kenny could not read or write until he was in his thirties. Born into a farming community in rural Scotland, Kenny struggled at school and only confronted his dyslexia on meeting his wife, Gabby. Further challenges followed as they suffered gruelling IVF treatment. Always entertaining, with a twinkle in his eye, Kenny is not one to wallow in misfortune. The difficulties in his life have been interspersed by many a cheeky grin. Now a national heartthrob, after wowing millions on Strictly Come Dancing, Kenny's story is one of sporting glory, passion, sincerity, tragedy, and a lot of laughter.

Bobby Robson: Farewell but not Goodbye - My Autobiography The Remarkable Life of a Sporting Legend.

Bobby Robson: Farewell but not Goodbye - My Autobiography The Remarkable Life of a Sporting Legend.

Author: Bobby Robson, Paul Hayward Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2019

Revered in Newcastle and the North-East, Sir Bobby Robson is a man whose fame knows no boundaries and who enjoys phenomenal popularity. His playing days with Fulham and West Brom in the 1950s and 60s, his twenty England caps and his brilliant management career over the past thirty-eight years mean that he has inspired generations of fans. He has been witness to some of the most historic sporting moments throughout his incredible career, and in his book remembers epic incidents from the 'Hand of God' to the tears of Gazza. He also relives leading England through two World Cups, and the pain of coming within a penalty kick of the 1990 World Cup final. Sir Bobby's story is a rich and diverse one and this autobiography celebrates his remarkable life.

My Life and Rugby The Autobiography

My Life and Rugby The Autobiography

Author: Eddie Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2019

'A genuine super-coach', Stephen Jones, Sunday Times Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England's 2019 World Cup campaign. Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. His career has spanned four World Cups: from the 2003 final, working with South Africa when they won in 2007, and causing the greatest upset in the history of the game in 2015 when he masterminded the Japanese victory over South Africa. Most recently, he led England on their incredible run at the 2019 World Cup, culminating in a stunning victory against the All Blacks before falling to South Africa in the final. Since taking over as head coach of England in 2015, Eddie Jones has orchestrated a complete revival of the national team. He has won the Six Nations Championship back-to-back, including England's first Grand Slam in a generation and their first-ever whitewash of Australia in their own backyard, as well as taking them on their longest-ever winning streak, matching the world record held by the All Blacks. Learning from the extreme highs and lows of his own playing career- including the numerous successes playing for Randwick and New South Wales but also the painful disappointment of never playing for Australia - he shows what it takes to be the best in the world and how everything he has learned about the game, both on and off the pitch, has gone into plotting England's route to the top of world rugby. Written with Donald McRae, twice winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and three-time Sports Feature Writer of the Year, My Life and Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.

Running My Life - The Autobiography Winning On and Off the Track

Running My Life - The Autobiography Winning On and Off the Track

Author: Seb Coe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 21/11/2019

One second in time may separate the great athlete from the merely good. Seb Coe has made every second count. From an early age he has been driven to be the best at everything he does. Since the moment Coe stood alongside a 'scrubby' municipal running track in Sheffield, he knew that sport could change his life. It did. Breaking an incredible twelve world records and three of them in just forty-one days, Seb became the only athlete to take gold at 1500 metres in two successive Olympic Games (Moscow 1980 and Los Angeles 1984). The same passion galvanised Coe in 2005, when he led Britain's bid to bring the Olympic and Paralympic Games to London. He knew that if we won it would regenerate an East London landscape and change the lives of thousands of young people. It has. Born in Hammersmith and coached by his engineer father, Coe went from a secondary modern school and Loughborough University to become the fastest middle-distance runner of his generation. His rivalry with Steve Ovett gripped a nation and made Britain feel successful at a time of widespread social discontent. From sport Coe transferred his ideals to politics, serving in John Major's Conservative government from 1992 to 1997 and developing 'sharp elbows' to become chief of staff to William Hague, leader of the Party from 1997 to 2001 and finally a member of the House of Lords. Running My Life is in turns exhilarating, inspiring, amusing, and extremely moving. Everyone knows where Sebastian Coe ended up. Few people realise how he got there. This is his personal journey.

My Life and Rugby The Autobiography

My Life and Rugby The Autobiography

Author: Eddie Jones Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/11/2019

'A genuine super-coach', Stephen Jones, Sunday Times Brilliant, honest, combative - Eddie Jones is a gigantic yet enigmatic figure in world rugby and a true legend of the game. In My Life and Rugby he tells his story for the first time, including the full inside story of England's 2019 World Cup campaign. Eddie Jones is one of the most experienced and decorated coaches in world rugby. His career has spanned four World Cups: from the 2003 final, working with South Africa when they won in 2007, and causing the greatest upset in the history of the game in 2015 when he masterminded the Japanese victory over South Africa. Most recently, he led England on their incredible run at the 2019 World Cup, culminating in a stunning victory against the All Blacks before falling to South Africa in the final. Since taking over as head coach of England in 2015, Eddie Jones has orchestrated a complete revival of the national team. He has won the Six Nations Championship back-to-back, including England's first Grand Slam in a generation and their first-ever whitewash of Australia in their own backyard, as well as taking them on their longest-ever winning streak, matching the world record held by the All Blacks. Learning from the extreme highs and lows of his own playing career- including the numerous successes playing for Randwick and New South Wales but also the painful disappointment of never playing for Australia - he shows what it takes to be the best in the world and how everything he has learned about the game, both on and off the pitch, has gone into plotting England's route to the top of world rugby. Written with Donald McRae, twice winner of the William Hill Sports Book of the Year award and three-time Sports Feature Writer of the Year, My Life and Rugby is the story of one of the most compelling and singular figures in rugby. Told with unflinching honesty, this is the ultimate rugby book for all fans of the sport.