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            Steve Hansen: The Legacy
              

            Steve Hansen: The Legacy (Hardback)

            By Paul, Gregor

            • RRP: $49.99
            • $37.49
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            • Pub Date
              4 Aug 21

            The making of a New Zealand coaching great The revealing biography of the All Blacks' most enigmatic, most successful coach.

            ISBN 9781775541714
            Published NZ 4 Aug 2021
            Publisher HarperCollins Publishers
            Interest Age General Audience
            Availability
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            Sonny Bill Williams: You can't stop the sun from shining
              

            Sonny Bill Williams: You can't stop the sun from shining (Hardback)

            By Williams, Sonny Bill; Duff, Alan

            • RRP: $49.99
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            • Pub Date
              13 Oct 21

            Sonny Bill Williams (SBW) is a once in a hundred-year athlete with immense sporting talent in Rugby League, Rugby Union and Boxing. Sonny Bill has built an incredible career and sporting reputation across the globe. His athleticism has taken him from Auckland, where he grew up, t...o the highest sporting moments in Twickenham, Eden Park and Sydney's Olympic Stadium. But there is so much more to Sonny Bill Williams' life and journey than his on-field and in-the-ring triumphs. Sonny Bill's love of family, his faith, his skill and performance throughout his unparalleled sporting career, his ability to unite a team under pressure, his grace in owning his mistakes, the challenges of leaving home as a young man and dealing with a negative culture and the temptations that followed, and his courage in speaking out for the vulnerable and calling out injustice are all aspects of an inspiring life story. Sonny Bill Williams was the first Muslim to play for the All Blacks. Driven by a fierce moral compass, Sonny Bill Williams thoughtfully and authentically uses his standing and platform as both a UNICEF Ambassador and an elite sportsperson to speak out on political issues that confront the world today and to benefit those struggling in life. He is a dedicated family man, devoted to his faith, committed to his teammates, respectful of his fans and aware that the path he has taken can inspire and empower others. Working with Alan Duff, award-winning author of Once Were Warriors, this will be the must-read autobiography of the year.
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            ISBN 9781869714628
            Published NZ 13 Oct 2021
            Publisher Hachette
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Federer: The Definitive Biography
             

            Federer: The Definitive Biography (Hardback)

            By Bowers, Chris

            • RRP: $45.00
            • $33.75
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            • Pub Date
              3 Aug 21

            The outstanding English-language biography of the great Swiss star, arguably the greatest tennis player of all time, now exhaustively revised and updated.

            ISBN 9781789463668
            Released NZ 3 Aug 2021
            Publisher John Blake Publishing Ltd
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Seeing Serena
             

            Seeing Serena (Hardback)

            By Marzorati, Gerald

            • RRP: $45.00
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            • Pub Date
              1 Aug 21

            A riveting chronicle of trailblazing tennis champion and cultural icon Serena Williams's turbulent 2019 tour season and a revealing portrait of who she is, both on and off the court.

            ISBN 9781982127886
            Released NZ 1 Aug 2021
            Publisher Simon & Schuster
            Interest Age General Audience
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            Stronger

            Stronger (Hardback)

            By Thomas, Gareth

            • RRP: $48.00
            • $37.44
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            To understand how to empower yourself, first of all you have to recognize and accept your vulnerability. In Stronger, Gareth shares how he has managed to deal with the adversity life has thrown at him over the years, from his school years to his most recent difficult announcement... that he is living with HIV. Gareth's incredible willingness to expose his deepest emotional frailties as a man and come through even stronger as a result have made him a national hero and a role model for us all. Whether he is confronting the physical challenges of an Iron Man, or the mental resilience needed to be true to who you are, or weighing the medals and trophies he's won alongside the mistakes he's made, Gareth is unwaveringly honest. An inspirational rallying call, Stronger is a vital read for anyone who wants to turn their fear into a strength and to not only survive, but to thrive.
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            ISBN 9781529107753
            Released NZ 4 Jun 2021
            Publisher Ebury Publishing
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            Aiming Up with Kieran Read
              

            Aiming Up with Kieran Read (Paperback)

            By Riley, David

            • RRP: $17.99
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            Aiming Up with Kieran Read tells the thrilling story of how a humble young man from South Auckland, grew up to become the captain of the one of the most famous sports teams in the world ... the All Blacks! Learn how hard work and determination can help you succeed in life too.

            ISBN 9780473417673
            Published NZ 1 May 2018
            Publisher Reading Warrior
            Interest Age Children / Young Adults
            Series Reading Warriors
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            Kobe Bryant: Legends in Sports

            Kobe Bryant: Legends in Sports (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Christopher, Matt

            • RRP: $19.99
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            The #1 sports series for kids takes readers on the court and behind the scenes with beloved NBA icon Kobe Bryant in this inspiring biography.

            ISBN 9780316667098
            Released NZ 9 Mar 2021
            Publisher Little, Brown
            Interest Age 9-11 years
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            Little Wonder: The Extraordinary Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar
             

            Little Wonder: The Extraordinary Story of Lottie Dod, the World's First Female Sports Superstar (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Abramsky, Sasha

            • RRP: $39.99
            • $37.99
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            • Pub Date
              11 Aug 21

            Little Wonder tells the epic, and until now largely unchronicled, story of Lottie Dod, the first great heroine in women's sports. Dod was a champion tennis player, golfer, hockey player, tobogannist, skater, mountaineer, and archer. She was also a first-rate musician, performing ...numerous choral concerts in London in the 1920s and 1930s, including in a private performance before the King and Queen. In the late 19th century, Dod was almost certainly the second most famous woman in the British Isles, bested only by the fame of Queen Victoria. She was fawned over by the press, and loved by a huge fan base - which composed poems and songs in her honor, followed her from one tournament to the next, voraciously read every profile published on her and every report on her sporting triumphs. Yet, within a decade or two of her retirement from sports, Dod was largely a forgotten figure. She lived, unmarried and childless, until 1960, and for the last half of her life she was shrouded in obscurity. In this new book, Sasha Abramsky brings Lottie's remarkable achievements back into the public eye in a fascinating story of resilience and determination.
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            ISBN 9781909715912
            Released NZ 11 Aug 2021
            Publisher Birlinn General
            Interest Age General Audience
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            All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King
             

            All In: The Autobiography of Billie Jean King (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By King, Billie Jean

            • RRP: $38.00
            • $28.50
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            • Pub Date
              17 Aug 21

            An intimate self-portrait encompassing the life, times, and career of one of the most transformative individuals--let alone athletes--of recent times. Journeying from a blue-collar childhood to shatter tennis's exclusive country-club culture, Billie Jean King paved the way for a ...more open, inclusive, and equal sports environment. In her memoir, she takes us behind the scenes of the pro tennis tour, through her five years as the top-ranked woman in the world, her twenty Wimbledon championships, her thirty-nine grand-slam titles, and her watershed defeat of Bobby Riggs in the famous Battle of the Sexes. With her ever-present candour, King also describes the high personal price of public greatness. We see how she struggled to live authentically and the challenges she grappled with beneath the mask of fame, including entrenched sexism, an eating disorder and struggles with her sexual identity until her outing by a former lover led her to embrace her true self. We come to understand how, through it all, her unshakeable integrity, resilience, and sense of purpose allowed her time and again to overcome her obstacles, and, at a few dire moments, to rebound from near ruin. Hers is the story of a pathbreaking fighter for equality, world-class athlete, and an indomitable spirit.
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            ISBN 9780241988459
            Released NZ 17 Aug 2021
            Publisher Penguin
            Interest Age 16+ years
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            Joseph Parker
             

            Joseph Parker (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

            By Riley, David

            • RRP: $22.99
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            "Tells how a young boxer from South Auckland, New Zealand became a heavyweight champion of the world"--Back cover.

            ISBN 9780473383626
            Published NZ 26 Feb 2017
            Publisher Reading Warrior
            Interest Age Children
            Series Reading All Stars
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