An action-packed ride through the history of the motorbike "The Motorbike Book" is all about the men, machines and landmark technology behind the most iconic bikes from ACE to Zundapp. Featuring over 1,000 of the latest and greatest motorbikes in the world this is an amazing visual guide tracing their evolution from the 1910s... read more
Details more than 200 key racetracks around the world, including and featuring every Group One track. Information includes races, location, track conditions, race history, famous incidents and winners. An unbelievably thorough listing that will fascinate any fan of racing.
The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports. Lance Armstrong won a record-smashing seven Tours de France after staring down cancer, and in the process became an international symbol of resilience a... read more
'I hid in the dressing-room toilets and pushed my broken jaw back into place. No one would stop me. I ran back on before anyone could.' This is the authorised biography of John Sattler, a rugby league luminary, the hardest of hard men and the last person to captain South Sydney to a premiership, 43 years ago in 1971.
Mountains have always held mankind in awe of their beauty and danger, yet only since the mid-19th century has rock climbing and mountaineering in general been seen as a popular pastime. The men who first paved the way in the early days, when equipment was very basic, were rightly seen as daredevils tackling the unknown. Today... read more
For the past ten years the Canterbury-Bankstown Rugby League Club (the Bulldogs) has reeled from one crisis to the next. Once known as the 'Family Club' and the 'Entertainers', the Bulldogs have figured in many off-field dramas including rape allegations, executive reshuffles and rorting the salary cap. How did the club lose its way?
This is The New York Times best-selling book behind the major motion picture starring Brad Pitt, Jonah Hill, and Philip Seymour Hoffman. Opening this autumn, Moneyball is the story of the Oakland A's general manager Billy Beane (Brad Pitt). He has an epiphany: all conventional baseball wisdom is wrong. Reinventing his team on... read more
This is a glittering account of Formula One's deadliest and most glamorous era, in which sporting rivalry led to fatal consequences, culminating in the explosive championship battle of the 1961 Italian Grand Prix. It's 10 September, 1961: at the boomerang-shaped racetrack at Monza, in northern Italy, half a dozen teams are pr... read more
In Ghost Wave, Chris Dixon dives deep into the fascinating history of Cortes Bank and the motley brotherhood of argumentative, damaged, brave and quirky margin walkers who discovered and scaled the tallest mountain in the sea. Along the way, he'll show how these pioneering wave-addicts changed our very understanding of the sc... read more
The Complete Book of the Olympics is just that - the pre-eminent point of reference for sports enthusiasts and journalists alike, and the essential guide to the London games. At 1300 large-format, closely typeset pages, the tome is a prodigious and compendious work of reference. But it is also an amazingly readable book, for ... read more
Is Italy a united country, or a loose affiliation of warring states? Is Italian football a sport, or an ill-disguised protraction of ancient enmities? This book follows the fortunes of Hellas Verona football club, to pay a different kind of visit to some of the world's most beautiful cities.
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By his 18th birthday David Millar was living and racing in France, sleeping in rented rooms, tipped to be the next English-speaking Tour winner. A year later he'd realised the dream and signed a professional contract. He perhaps lived the high life a little too enthusiastically - he broke his heel in a fall from a roof after ... read more
Arthur Mailey's classic autobiography, first published in 1958, is a wry and engaging account by a talented cricketer from a very different era - full of zest, varied, quick, shifting the point of attack, sometimes extravagant, frequently brilliant and always thoughtful. For fifty years, Arthur Mailey played and watched first... read more
Anglo-Australian cricket battles have been a highlight on the sporting calender for 150 years and more. From Bradman to Benaud and Waugh to Warne, Great Ashes Moments highlights the champions, their quintessential moments and their favourite stories, tall and true.
In this hugely entertaining volume, author and sports journal Adam McNicol delves into the detail of our most compelling sporting rivalries to unearth where they came from and how they keep their tenacious hold over us.
More than a comprehensive history, this volume is a colourful, insightful and affectionate portrait of Rugby League. A selection of writers including Malcolm Knox, Roy Masters, John Harms, Nick Tedeschi, Larry Winter, Tracey Spicer, Andrew Webster, Steve Mascord, share their thoughts and memories of different aspects of the g... read more
The Australia Day Regatta has been held on Sydney Harbour every year since 1837. Believed to be the oldest continuously held annual regatta in the world, it has grown and flourished and today involves close to 700 vessels ae' from ocean-going yachts to small sailing dinghies ae' and thousands of participants. Illustrated with... read more
It is twelve years since Tim Moore slogged around the route of the Tour de France, and, distraught by 'Horrid Lance' and co. despoiling the heroic image of cycling, he decides it's time to reacquaint his feet with cleats and show these soft modern-day cyclists what a real challenge is. A brief internet search later, he discov... read more