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The Agent - My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game (Paperback): Leigh Steinberg, Michael Arkush The Agent - My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game (Paperback)
Leigh Steinberg, Michael Arkush
R379 Discovery Miles 3 790 Ships in 7 - 11 working days
When Nothing Else Matters - Michael Jordan's Last Comeback (Paperback, Reissue): Michael Leahy When Nothing Else Matters - Michael Jordan's Last Comeback (Paperback, Reissue)
Michael Leahy 1
R212 R178 Discovery Miles 1 780 Save R34 (16%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

For fans of Netflix's The Last Dance, this is the definitive account of Michael Jordan's spectacular and disastrous return to basketball. As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, near superhuman abilities and a ferocious drive to dominate the game, he achieved every award and accolade conceivable before retiring from the Chicago Bulls and taking an executive post with the Washington Wizards. But retirement didn't suit the man who was once king, and at the advanced age of thirty-eight Michael Jordan decided it was time to reclaim the court that was once his. Having closely followed Jordan's final two seasons, Michael Leahy draws a fascinating portrait of an intensely complex man hampered by injuries and assaulted by younger players eager to usurp his throne. In this enthralling book Jordan emerges as an ambitious, at times deeply unattractive character with, unsurprisingly, a monstrous ego. WHEN NOTHING ELSE MATTERS is an absorbing portrait not only of one athlete's overriding ambition, but also of a society so in thrall to its sports stars that it is blind to all their faults.

Born to Play - My Life in the Game (Paperback): Dustin Pedroia Born to Play - My Life in the Game (Paperback)
Dustin Pedroia
R384 R325 Discovery Miles 3 250 Save R59 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Red Sox MVP Pedroia tells this feel-good story about his love of baseball, overcoming the naysayers, and winning a World Series in his first season.

The Farthest Shore - Seeking solitude and nature on the Cape Wrath Trail in winter (Paperback): Alex Roddie The Farthest Shore - Seeking solitude and nature on the Cape Wrath Trail in winter (Paperback)
Alex Roddie
R321 Discovery Miles 3 210 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

In February 2019, award-winning writer Alex Roddie left his online life behind when he set out to walk 300 miles through the Scottish Highlands, seeking solitude and answers. In leaving the chaos of the internet behind for a month, he hoped to learn how it was truly affecting him - or if he should look elsewhere for the causes of his anxiety. The Farthest Shore is the story of Alex's solo trek along the remote Cape Wrath Trail. As he journeyed through a vanishing winter, Alex found answers to his questions, learnt the nature of true silence, and discovered frightening evidence of the threats faced by Scotland's wild mountain landscape.

Raw - My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports (Paperback): Colin Cowherd Raw - My 100% Grade-A, Unfiltered, Inside Look at Sports (Paperback)
Colin Cowherd
R384 R326 Discovery Miles 3 260 Save R58 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days
Mark Johnston: Phenomenon (Hardcover): Nick Townsend Mark Johnston: Phenomenon (Hardcover)
Nick Townsend
R454 R370 Discovery Miles 3 700 Save R84 (19%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

A new, fully authorised biography of the most successful trainer in British horse racing history. In the stratified and often secretive world of racehorse training, Mark Johnston has always been different: forthright, combative, provocative, and candid - a man who delights in questioning convention. Over more than three decades, he has gone from being a vet from a thoroughly working-class Scottish background to, mathematically, the most successful trainer in the history of British horse racing. In this new, fully authorised biography, acclaimed author Nick Townsend provides a unique insight into the world of Mark Johnston and his phenomenally successful operation. With unparalleled access to Mark and those closest to him, Mark Johnston: Phenomenon will dig into his storied career, his strong and passionate views on the sport of horse racing, and how he's planning for the future in unprecedented times, offering a fascinating portrait of one of horse racing's most singular figures.

Colombia Es Pasion! - The Generation of Racing Cyclists Who Changed Their Nation and the Tour de France (Paperback): Matt... Colombia Es Pasion! - The Generation of Racing Cyclists Who Changed Their Nation and the Tour de France (Paperback)
Matt Rendell
R282 R236 Discovery Miles 2 360 Save R46 (16%) Ships in 10 - 20 working days

By winning the 2019 Tour de France, Egan Bernal became the race's youngest champion in 110 years, and the first from the South American nation of Colombia. His victory brought decades of national yearning to fruition. Colombia has long been the only developing nation contending at cycling's highest level. Yet its cycling sons are not the products of a rigorous sports system that spots them in childhood and nurtures them through the ranks to the pinnacle of globalised sport. They come from harder backgrounds, that surprise, shock - even, at times, enchant. Colombia Es Pasion! explores the lives and dreams of each of the nation's leading cyclists. Theirs are inspiring stories of overcoming poverty and violence, sickness and corruption, and achieving global sporting glory. 'Takes you into the heart of both a sport and a country. The journey is well worth the effort' Sunday Times 'Wonderful' Observer 'Remarkable, a masterpiece' Never Strays Far podcast

Half Man, Half Bike - The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion (Paperback): William Fotheringham Half Man, Half Bike - The Life of Eddy Merckx, Cycling's Greatest Champion (Paperback)
William Fotheringham
R453 R385 Discovery Miles 3 850 Save R68 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Leading cycling writer William Fotheringham presents the biography of the greatest cyclist in history, Eddy Merckx--the extraordinary man who is to cycling what Muhammad Ali is to boxing. This definitive history chronicles his life, examining both the ups and the downs. Throughout his professional career Merckx amassed an astonishing 445 victories and exhibited a remorseless sense of domination that created his legend. But his triumphs only tell half of a story that includes horrific injury, a doping controversy, and tragedy. To discover the background of the Belgian cyclist's former invincibility, the author spoke with those who were there at the time and those who knew Merckx best. This is the singular tale of a man whose fear of failure would drive him to reach the highest pinnacles before ultimately destroying himself.

The Impossible First (Paperback, Local Printing (UK)): Colin O'brady The Impossible First (Paperback, Local Printing (UK))
Colin O'brady
R227 R189 Discovery Miles 1 890 Save R38 (17%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Colin O'Brady's awe-inspiring, New York Times bestselling memoir recounting his recovery from a tragic accident and his record-setting 932-mile solo crossing of Antarctica is a "jaw-dropping tale of passion and perseverance" (Angela Duckworth, New York Times bestselling author of Grit). Prior to December 2018, no individual had ever crossed the landmass of Antarctica alone, without support and completely human powered. Yet, Colin O'Brady was determined to do just that, even if, ten years earlier, there was doubt that he'd ever walk again normally. From the depths of a tragic accident, he fought his way back. In a quest to unlock his potential and discover what was possible, he went on to set three mountaineering world records before turning to this historic Antarctic challenge. O'Brady's pursuit of a goal that had eluded many others was made even more intense by a head-to-head battle that emerged with British polar explorer Captain Louis Rudd-also striving to be "the first." Enduring Antarctica's sub-zero temperatures and pulling a sled that initially weighed 375 pounds-in complete isolation and through a succession of whiteouts, storms, and a series of near disasters-O'Brady persevered. Alone with his thoughts for nearly two months in the vastness of the frozen continent-gripped by fear and doubt-he reflected on his past, seeking courage and inspiration in the relationships and experiences that had shaped his life. "Incredibly engaging and well-written" (The Wall Street Journal)-and set against the backdrop of some of the most extreme environments on earth, from Mt. Everest to Antarctica-this is "an unforgettable memoir of perseverance, survival, daring to dream big, and showing the world how to make the impossible possible" (Booklist, starred review).

The Outsider - A Memoir (Paperback): Jimmy Connors The Outsider - A Memoir (Paperback)
Jimmy Connors
R401 Discovery Miles 4 010 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Jimmy Connors is a working-man's hero, a people's champion who tore the cover off the country-club gentility of his sport. A renegade from the wrong side of the tracks, he broke the rules with a radically aggressive style of play and bad-boy antics. Yet his enduring dedication to his craft kept him among the top ten best players in the world for sixteen years straight--five of those years at number one. Presiding over an era that saw tennis attract a new breed of passionate fans, from cops to tycoons, Connors transformed the game forever with his two-handed backhand, his two-fisted lifestyle, and his epic rivalries.

The complete, uncensored story of his life and career, The Outsider is a grand slam of a memoir written by a man once again at the top of his game--as feisty, unvarnished, and defiant as ever.

How to Build a Car - The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Formula 1 Designer (Hardcover): Adrian Newey How to Build a Car - The Autobiography of the World's Greatest Formula 1 Designer (Hardcover)
Adrian Newey 1
R767 R531 Discovery Miles 5 310 Save R236 (31%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill The world's foremost designer in Formula One, Adrian Newey OBE is arguably one of Britain's greatest engineers and this is his fascinating, powerful memoir. How to Build a Car explores the story of Adrian's unrivalled 35-year career in Formula One through the prism of the cars he has designed, the drivers he has worked alongside and the races in which he's been involved. A true engineering genius, even in adolescence Adrian's thoughts naturally emerged in shape and form - he began sketching his own car designs at the age of 12 and took a welding course in his school summer holidays. From his early career in IndyCar racing and on to his unparalleled success in Formula One, we learn in comprehensive, engaging and highly entertaining detail how a car actually works. Adrian has designed for the likes of Mario Andretti, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill, David Coulthard, Mika Hakkinen, Mark Webber and Sebastian Vettel, always with a shark-like purity of purpose: to make the car go faster. And while his career has been marked by unbelievable triumphs, there have also been deep tragedies; most notably Ayrton Senna's death during his time at Williams in 1994. Beautifully illustrated with never-before-seen drawings, How to Build a Car encapsulates, through Adrian's remarkable life story, precisely what makes Formula One so thrilling - its potential for the total synchronicity of man and machine, the perfect combination of style, efficiency and speed.

Heroes, Villains and Velodromes - Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution (Paperback, Epub Edition): Richard Moore Heroes, Villains and Velodromes - Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Richard Moore
R371 R289 Discovery Miles 2 890 Save R82 (22%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Chris Hoy and Britain's Track Cycling Revolution As the first Briton for 100 years to win three gold medals in one Olympic Games, Scottish track cyclist Chris Hoy has rewritten the record books. Critically acclaimed writer Richard Moore shadows Hoy throughout the current season - fully updated with events in Beijing - to provide an unprecedented insight into the secret world of track cycling. Heroes, Villains and Velodromes reveals how an elite athlete, Chris Hoy, lives, breathes and pushes the boundaries of his sport. How does he do it? And why? What drives him to put his body through the physical and mental hurdles to become the best in the world? And what is it like to be Olympic champion, astonishingly in three different cycling disciplines? This is also the story of an extraordinary year in the life of an extraordinary sportsman and his team, one which started with his best-ever world championships in Mallorca - where, for the first time in his career, Hoy became a double world champion - continued with his attempt on the world kilometre record in La Paz, Bolivia and two gold medals at the 2008 world championships in Manchester, before a glorious climax with seven golds for Hoy and the British track cycling team at the Beijing Olympics. By shadowing Hoy through a season, author Richard Moore has gained an unembellished insight into the mind of a World and Olympic champion. He has also attained unprecedented levels of access to the key members of the all-conquering British team and support staff, including top coaches, world-renowned psychiatrists, doctors (where the subject of drug abuse is an ever-present shadow) and the pivotal characters behind the scenes. Combining his forensic knowledge of the cycling world with his acclaimed skills as a tenacious investigative journalist, Moore captures the mood of the British team and explores an area of professional sport that has rarely been seen before.

Rock Queen (Paperback): Catherine Destivelle Rock Queen (Paperback)
Catherine Destivelle
R344 Discovery Miles 3 440 Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Mr Nastase - The Autobiography (Paperback, Epub Edition): Ilie Nastase Mr Nastase - The Autobiography (Paperback, Epub Edition)
Ilie Nastase
R261 Discovery Miles 2 610 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The amazing life story of the enfant terrible of tennis in the 1970s and 80s - winner of two Grand Slam titles, three Grand Slam doubles titles and twice a Wimbledon finalist. It is not an overstatement to say that Ilie Nastase was in part responsible for the explosion of interest in tennis in the seventies. Thanks to his success, his lifestyle, his sex appeal and the controversy that continually surrounded him, Nastase's name was recognisable far beyond the confines of tennis. Yet, he also had a dark side and he regularly got himself into trouble with umpires and spectators alike. His court-side tantrums and manic questioning of line calls could spiral out of control and, all too often, he found himself fined and disqualified - and making the next day's front pages. Bjorn Borg had great difficulty adjusting to life after retirement and lost vast amounts of money, while the late Vitas Gerulaitis had a major cocaine problem. Ilie reveals how he helped both of them at a time when their problems were taking a huge toll on their personal lives. He also provides opinions and anecdotes on a host of other characters, including John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors and Arthur Ashe, Henri Leconte, Yannick Noah, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova. As a result of his celebrity status, Nastase moved amongst the beautiful people. His book recalls some of his more memorable encounters and experiences, including dancing the night away in New York's Studio 54 and Castel in Paris with the likes of Bianca Jagger and Claudia Cardinale, and bedding some of the world's most desirable women (an Italian countess and a former Miss UK are among his conquests). For the many sports fans who followed tennis and followed his career, his stories behind the varied headline-grabbing outbursts will prove fascinating and irresistible.

Jason Leonard - The Autobiography (Paperback): Jason Leonard Jason Leonard - The Autobiography (Paperback)
Jason Leonard; As told to Alison Kervin
R235 Discovery Miles 2 350 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Leonard's story starts as rugby started - in the amateur days, when the Cockney Carpenter began playing for Barking and Saracens in the days before multi-million pound business owners and sponsorship deals. His big break came when he was invited to join the England squad for their tour to Argentina in 1990 and has been capped 100 times. It was a tour that precipitated one of the greatest periods in the history of the British game, and Leonard provides a compelling insight into life behind the international scenes with England and the Lions, as well as the domestic game through his time at Saracens and Harlequins. Once told that he would never walk again after undergoing life-saving surgery on his neck, Leonard describes the torment he went through during this period - both physical and financial - and how he fought against all the odds to re-establish himself on the international stage. With 100 Test caps won to date, and a career in rugby union spanning two decades, there is no more experienced player in the modern game. Leonard has plenty to tell about the people he has met during his career - Rob Andrew, Will Carling, Lawrence Dallaglio, Brian Moore, Dick Best and Clive Woodward all feature - and with nicknames like 'The Fun Bus' and 'The Scourge of the Barking Barmaids' the stories are as colourful and controversial as the man himself. All is revealed in this fascinating portrait of an English rugby legend who also reflects upon England's 2002 Six Nations campaign, his hopes for his international future and a tough year for Quins.

Jack and Bobby - A Story of Brothers in Conflict (Paperback): Leo McKinstry Jack and Bobby - A Story of Brothers in Conflict (Paperback)
Leo McKinstry
R296 Discovery Miles 2 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

The history of modern British football can largely be written through the stories of Jack and Bobby Charlton. Both were in the World Cup winning team of '66, and each has remained deeply involved in the game ever since. The book traces the parallel lives of Jack and Bobby Charlton, following them from their schooldays through to the present day. The brothers both played prominent roles in the finest hour of English football, the 1966 World Cup triumph. Each played for the dominant club of their era, and summed up the style of their respective teams. Bobby was at Manchester Utd during their glory days under Sir Matt Busby. He survived the Munich air crash and went on to become a fast, graceful attacker who set grounds alight with his power, speed and athleticism in a team that played free-flowing, attacking football. Jack came to professional football late, working in a coal mine before Leeds signed him. Don Revie's Leeds side was renowned for its uncompromising and physical style, and Jack was himself a tough, durable and aggressive defender, who once caused uproar by admitting he had a 'black book' with a list of footballing enemies who he would target on the pitch. The two retired from football in the same year, and since, the contrast between them has been marked. Bobby's forays into management at Wigan and Preston were distinguished only by their brevity, while 'Big Jack' took the Republic of Ireland team to an unprecendented level of success, reaching the quarter finals of the World Cup in 1994. Bobby has been a key figure in the ongoing success of Manchester United over the past decade, working on recruiting players and as an FA diplomat. But, despite their continued successes, the relationship between the two has been strained, sometimes barely even polite, and the book will investigate the reasons for this, including in-depth interviews with many of those the two have been in contact with over the years.

Kangchenjunga - The Himalayan giant (Hardcover): Doug Scott Kangchenjunga - The Himalayan giant (Hardcover)
Doug Scott
R496 Discovery Miles 4 960 Ships in 12 - 17 working days

Kangchenjunga is the third highest mountain in the world and a notoriously difficult and dangerous mountain to climb. First climbed from the west in 1955 by a British team comprising Joe Brown, George Band, Tony Streather and Norman Hardie, it waited over twenty years for a second ascent. The third ascent, from the north, was made in 1979 by a four-man team including the visionary British alpinist Doug Scott. Completed before his death in 2020, and edited by Catherine Moorehead, Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott's final book. Scott explores the mountain and its varied people - the mountain sits on the border between Nepal and Sikkim in north-east India - before going on to look at Western approaches and early climbing attempts on the mountain. Kangchenjunga was in fact long believed to be the highest mountain in the world, until in the nineteenth century it was demonstrated that Peak XV - Everest - was taller. Out of respect for the beliefs of the Sikkimese, no climber has ever set foot on the very top of Kangchenjunga, the sacred summit. Scott's own relationship with the mountain began in 1978, three years after his first British ascent of Everest with Dougal Haston. The assembled team featured some of the greatest mountaineers in history: Scott, Joe Tasker, Peter Boardman and Georges Bettembourg. The plan was for a stripped-down expedition the following spring - minimal Sherpa support, no radios, largely self-financed. It was the first time a mountain of this scale had been attempted by a new and difficult route without the use of oxygen, and with such a small team. Scott, Tasker and Boardman summited on 16 May 1979, further consolidating their legends in this golden era. Kangchenjunga is Doug Scott's tribute to this sacred mountain, a paean for a Himalayan giant, written by a giant of Himalayan climbing.

All for a Few Perfect Waves - The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora (Paperback): David Rensin All for a Few Perfect Waves - The Audacious Life and Legend of Rebel Surfer Miki Dora (Paperback)
David Rensin
R416 R360 Discovery Miles 3 600 Save R56 (13%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

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.

Red and Me - My Coach, My Lifelong Friend (Paperback): Bill Russell, Alan Steinberg Red and Me - My Coach, My Lifelong Friend (Paperback)
Bill Russell, Alan Steinberg
R339 R281 Discovery Miles 2 810 Save R58 (17%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Red Auerbach was one of the greatest basketball coaches in sports history. Bill Russell was the star center and five-time MVP for Auerbach's Celtics, and together they won eleven championships in thirteen years. But Auerbach and Russell were far more than just coach and player. A short, brash Jew from Brooklyn and a tall, intense African-American from Louisiana and Oakland, the men formed a friendship that evolved into a rare, telling example of deep male camaraderie even as their feelings remained largely unspoken.

Red and Me is an extraordinary book: an homage to a peerless coach, which shows how he produced results unlike any other, and an inspiring story of mutual success, in which each man gave his all and gained back even more. Above all, it may be the most honest and heartfelt depiction of male friendship ever captured in print.

Barca - The rise and fall of the club that built modern football (Hardcover): Simon Kuper Barca - The rise and fall of the club that built modern football (Hardcover)
Simon Kuper
R475 R380 Discovery Miles 3 800 Save R95 (20%) Ships in 5 - 10 working days

'This is a masterfully written history of the world's greatest football club. Mes que un book!' - GARY LINEKER From the bestselling co-author of Soccernomics comes the story of how FC Barcelona became the most successful football club in the world - and how that envied position now hangs in the balance. Barca is not just the world's most popular sports club, it is simply one of the most influential organisations on the planet. With almost 250 million followers on social media and 4 million visitors to its Camp Nou stadium each year, there's little wonder its motto is 'More than a club'. But it was not always so. In the past three decades, Barcelona has transformed from regional team to global powerhouse, becoming a model of sporting excellence and a consistent winner of silverware. Simon Kuper unravels exactly how these transformations took place. He outlines the organisational structure behind the club's business decisions, and details the work of its coaches, medics, data analysts and nutritionists who have revolutionised the sporting world. And, of course, he studies the towering influence of the club's two greatest legends, Johan Cruyff and Lionel Messi. Like many leading global businesses, FC Barcelona closely guards its secrets, granting few outsiders a view behind the scenes. But, after decades of writing about the sport and the club, Kuper was given unprecedented access to the inner sanctum and to the people who strive daily to keep Barcelona at the top. Erudite, personal, and capturing all the latest successes and upheavals, his portrait of this incredible institution goes beyond football to understand Barca as a unique social, cultural, and political phenomenon. "I began my research thinking I was going to be explaining Barca's rise to greatness, and I have, but I've also ended up charting the decline and fall."

Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (Paperback, Reprinted edition): Aaron Feigenbaum Heartbreak & Triumph: The Shawn Michaels Story (Paperback, Reprinted edition)
Aaron Feigenbaum
R436 R382 Discovery Miles 3 820 Save R54 (12%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

One of the most charismatic showmen ever to grace a WWE ring recounts his life, his phenomenal career, and how he finally found the one thing that gave his life meaning--his faith. Reprint. 35,000 first printing.

The Rise - Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality (Paperback): Mike Sielski The Rise - Kobe Bryant and the Pursuit of Immortality (Paperback)
Mike Sielski
R350 R301 Discovery Miles 3 010 Save R49 (14%) Ships in 7 - 12 working days

Kobe Bryant is a legend - The Rise is a fascinating look at his early life and how he became regarded as one of basketball's greatest ever players. Kobe Bryant's death in January 2020 did more than rattle the worlds of sports and celebrity. It took the tragedy of that helicopter crash to reveal the full breadth and depth of Kobe's influence, and by tracing and telling the oft-forgotten and lesser-known story of his early life, The Rise promises to provide an unparalleled insight into Kobe. In The Rise, readers travel from the cracked concrete basketball courts of Philadelphia in the 1960s and 70s - where Kobe's father, Joe, became a playground, college and professional stand out - to the majesty and isolation of Europe, where Kobe spent his formative years and to the leafy suburbs of Lower Merion, where Kobe's legend was born. The story culminates with his leading Lower Merion to the 1995-96 Pennsylvania state championship - a true underdog run for a team with just one star player, Kobe - and with the 1996 NBA draft, where Kobe's dream of playing pro basketball culminated with his acquisition by the Los Angeles Lakers. With exclusive access to a series of never-before-released interviews during Bryant's senior season and early days in the NBA. Mike Sielski's The Rise reveals insights never seen before. For a quarter-century, these tapes and transcripts preserved Kobe's thoughts, dreams and goals from his teenage years, and they contained insights into him and told stories about him that have never been revealed before. This is beyond a mere basket ball book. This is an exploration of the making of an icon and the effect of his development on those around him - the essence of the man before he truly became a man.

Pretty Good for a Girl - The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer (Paperback, 1st ed): Tina Basich, Kathleen Gasperini Pretty Good for a Girl - The Autobiography of a Snowboarding Pioneer (Paperback, 1st ed)
Tina Basich, Kathleen Gasperini
R366 Discovery Miles 3 660 Ships in 7 - 11 working days

When Tina Basich grabbed her rented snowboard and headed to the mountains in Lake Tahoe, snowboarding wasn't even considered a sport ... yet. It was the beginning, and could have easily gone the way of many other sports and become dominated by male-driven competition.

But not with Tina on the scene ...

Comments like "You're pretty good ... for a girl" only pushed her harder to be the best and to prove she was more than just a token player on the slopes. Representing for women everywhere, she became a snowboarding all-star, started her own signature board and clothing lines for women, founded Boarding for Breast Cancer, and followed her heart, which led her on the adventure of a lifetime.

This is her story.

Rise - My Story (Hardcover): Lindsey Vonn Rise - My Story (Hardcover)
Lindsey Vonn
R539 R462 Discovery Miles 4 620 Save R77 (14%) Ships in 12 - 17 working days
Sports Leaders & Success (Paperback): Investor's Business Daily Sports Leaders & Success (Paperback)
Investor's Business Daily
R432 R367 Discovery Miles 3 670 Save R65 (15%) Ships in 7 - 11 working days

Be the best and win against the toughest opponents.

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What makes Mia Hamm and Michael Jordan two of the most successful sports leaders in the world? Their drive, dedication, ambition, courage, and winning strategies. "Sports Leaders And Success" goes behind-the-scenes to reveal strategies used by 55 celebrated athletes and coaches and explores how to apply their skills to succeed in any competitive environment.. .

Straight from the popular "Investor's Business Daily ""Leaders And Success" section, this inspirational book examines how: . . Basketball legend John Wooden won an unsurpassed 10 of 12 NCAA Championship titles by relentlessly focusing on what worked (and fixing what didn't) for each group of young men he coached. . Tennis great Martina Navratilova practiced constantly and used the advice of other pros to win the most championships of any player in tennis history, man or woman. . Kareem Abdul-Jabbar's dedication and self-discipline helped this scrawny kid grow up to become one of the greatest basketball players ever. . Lance Armstrong won the Tour de France five years in a row by working harder than anyone else and riding when no one else would. . . .

Highlighting the traits and habits of the world's greatest athletes, this collection provides positive examples of the uncompromising dedication behind any and all success. Learn what it takes to be at the top of "your "game with "Sports Leaders And Success.," . . . .

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