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A Fairway to Heaven: My Lessons from Harvey Penick on Golf and Life.
Kite, Tom; Herskowitz, Mickey (with).
ISBN: 0688146724
William Morrow New York 1997 
  Hardback small, dustjacket, as new condition (in as new dustjacket). 179 pp. A memoir by the American Hall of Fame golfer about his teacher, Harvey Penick, his golf secrets, and how he taught them - and Kite's friendly rivalry with Ben Crenshaw, and the special relationship all three enjoyed. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15858  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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A History of Drug Use in Sport 1876 - 1976: Beyond Good and Evil.
Dimeo, Paul.
ISBN: 9780415357722
Routledge London 2007 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, faint scratching covers, minor edgewear. 153 pp. A new history of drug use in sport. Argues that the idea of taking drugs to enhance performance has not always been the crisis or evil we now think it is. Instead, the late 19th century was a time of some experimentation and innovation largely unhindered by talk of cheating or health risks. By the interwar period, experiments had been modernised by exercise physiologists, but still there was little sense that this was contrary to the ethics or spirit of sport. World War 2 provided the impetus for both increased use of drugs and the emergence of an anti-doping response. By the late1950s a new ethics framework was imposed on the drugs question that constructed doping in highly emotive terms as evil. Alongside this emerged the science and procedural bureaucracy of testing. 
Price: $40.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15767  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australia's Forgotten Heroes: The Southpaw, the Diva and the Diggers: A story of Forgotten Australian Heroes - Vic Patrick, Flight and World War II Diggers.
Fenton, Peter.
ISBN: 9781925367102
Brolga Press Melbourne 2015 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, few black & white text-photos, bottom corner front cover little creased, bottom corner tip rear cover little scuffed, minor edgewear, autograph (author's written dedication). 314 pp. This is the story of two of the most admired sports heros, dynamic southpaw boxer Vic Patrick and a thoroughbred equine diva named Flight. Each was very talented, each created history and each had a stark, remorseless courage which epitomised the war years. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29526  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Australian Football Clubs in New South Wales and their Contribution to the AFL.
Wilks, Miles.
ISBN: 9781921496134
Bas Publishing Seaford, VIC 2011 
  Paperback large quarto, very good condition, colour & black & white text-photos, few scratches flyleaf & covers, minor edgewear. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 166 pp. This book ranks the top 25 NSW clubs based on their contribution to the VFL/AFL. It is the aim of this book to redress the attitudes that people have towards Australian football in NSW. The many photos make the book a good addition a sporting collection. 
Price: $50.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27073  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Blindsided.
Lynagh, Michael; Eglington, Mark (with).
ISBN: 9780732299248
HarperCollins Sydney 2015 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, colour & black & white photos centre spread, corner creased rear cover. 288 pp. Former Australian rugby union legend and World Cup winner, now acclaimed television sports pundit, on his glittering career in the game - and how close he came to losing his life. Few players in the history of the game have had as illustrious a career as Wallaby fly-half and captain Michael Lynagh. Yet fast forward to 2012, as Lynagh lay partially blinded in intensive care at the Royal Brisbane Hospital, his life hanging by a thread following a major stroke. A story of amazing highs and crippling lows - the personal tale of a sportsman playing to the extremes of his profession, but also a human tale of surviving debilitating trauma and finding a new meaning to life. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16536  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bodyline.
Derriman, Philip; O'Reilly, Bill (foreword).
ISBN: 0002165775
William Collins / Sydney Morning Herald Sydney 1985 
  Hardback quarto, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), black & white photos (many full-page), small dent top spine jacket (minor edgewear), remainder mark bottom edge. Heavy, and extra postage may be requested to destinations outside Australia. 160 pp. The author travelled to Melbourne and Britain to research the bodyline story for his articles in The Sydney Morning Herald, which form the basis of this book. The many photos bring the story of the Bodyline Tests - an important part of cricketing history - to life. 
Price: $35.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28582  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Boycott: Australia's Controversial Road to the 1980 Moscow Olympics.
Forrest, Lisa.
ISBN: 9780733322952
ABC Books Sydney 2008 
  Paperback octavo, very good plus condition, black & white photos, minimal edgewear. 270 pp. The Australian government wanted the Australian Olympic Federation (AOF) to boycott the Moscow Games after the USSR invaded Afghanistan. The AOF refused and Australian athletes competed in the Games, arguing that they were about peace, not politics. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 16057  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bradman and the Bush: The Legend of Australian Bush Cricket.
Piesse, Ken; Ferguson, Ian; O’Reilly, Bill (foreword).
Cricketer Publication / Newspress Pty Ltd Melbourne 1986 
  Paperback small quarto, good condition, thin card covers, stapled (rusted), black & white photos & cartoons, colour cartoon front cover, spine worn (spine ends little scuffed), minor foxing edges, pages lightly toned, light creases covers, minor edgewear. 138 pp. The many photos help to tell a story about bush cricket. In his foreword, Bill (Tiger) O’Reilly says that his love of bush cricket has taken him all over New South Wales (NSW) - from Broken Hill to Lismore and Albury, with hundreds of happy settlements in between. This book will appeal to cricket lovers everywhere. (No date but 1986, Trove.). 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30564  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bradman to Border: A History of Australia - England Test Matches from 1946.
Commission, Australian Broadcasting; McGilvray, Alan (introduction).
ISBN: 0642529124
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Adelaide 1986 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, faint foxing top edge, minor scuffing edges, minor edgewear. 224 pp. Revised edition (originally published 1974 as "Bradman to Chappell"). This book contains accounts by all Australia's great captains since the end of World War II (WW2). From Don Bradman to Allan Border, the captains give the inside stories of the conditions, the problems, the frustrations and the successes, and the book is a valuable record of Test clashes between two great cricketing nations, Australia and Britain. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28584  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bradman's Band.
Mallet, Ashley; Bradman, Don.
University of Queensland Press (UQP) Brisbane, St Lucia 2000 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, pages & inside covers lightly toned, minor edgewear. 223 pp. The author rekindles the Bodyline Ashes conflict, and the great religious divide Down Under of the 1930s. Bradman's peers and opponents stories are gathered here to make up Bradman's Band. The vendettas and jealousies among Bradman's peers are fascinating reflections on the players and the game. The Don describes his sixty-five-year marriage to Jessie Bradman as his "greatest partnership". 
Price: $14.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28616  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bradman's War: How the 1948 Invincibles Turned the Cricket Pitch into a Battlefield.
Knox, Malcolm.
ISBN: 9780670077212
Penguin Group Melbourne 2013 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, top corner two pages creased, pages faintly toned. 433 pp. This is the story of The 1948 'Invincibles' - the only Australian cricket team to complete a tour of England undefeated. The author writes about the mixed feelings among the fans, commentators and players from both teams about the manner in which their feats were achieved. The talents of Ray Lindwall, Sid Barnes, Lindsay Hassett, Bill Johnstron, Arthur Morris and Don Bradman are celebrated. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28309  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Bradman, Benaud and Goddard's Cinderellas.
Whitington, R. S.
Rigby Adelaide 1964 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in good dustjacket), black & white photos, closed edge tears jacket (top spine jacket rubbed, corners scuffed & chipped, lightly rubbed), minor edgewear. 237 pp. The author pulls no punches in this candid picture of a memorable tour. He accompanied the Springboks on their recent tour of Australasia. He gives a vivid picture of Don Bradman and Richie Benaud. A great book for any lover of cricket. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30211  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Captain's Diary 2006: Australia's Road to the Battle for the Ashes.
Ponting, Ricky.
ISBN: 0732281539
HarperSports Sydney 2006 
  Paperback large octavo, very good plus condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. 374 pp. The current Australian cricket captain tells how the Australia team prepared itself for the most eagerly awaited Ashes series against Britain in history. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 21768  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cricket Balmainia 1897 - 1980: Official History Balmain District Cricket Club.
Winning, Clifford; Davidson, Alan (foreword).
ISBN: 0959825215
Clifford Winning / Printed by Standard Publishing House Sydney 1981 
  Hardback small quarto, black boards with gilt lettering front cover & spine, very good condition, black & white text-photos (some full-page), charts, frontispiece, spine ends little creased, boards little faded & rubbed, corner tips rear cover lightly bumped, autograph (author's written & dated dedication reverse side of flyleaf). 284 pp. This is a special numbered first edition (600) of Cricket Balmainia Book (no 224 signed and dated by the author). This book covers the years leading up to the development of Balmain as a suburb and the acquisition of Birchgrove Reserve as the "Tigers" home ground. The book is designed to tell a factual story, and the author examines the conception, studies the clubs teething troubles, applauds its developers, administrators and players, retraces its relentless march to maturity - despite the many obstacles and vicissitudes encountered along the way. A great book for cricket fans and early Sydney local history. 
Price: $80.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 29510  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong.
Macur, Juliet.
ISBN: 9780007520633
William Collins London 2014 
  Paperback thick trade, very good condition, colour photos, bottom corner front cover creased, remainder stripe. 459 pp. About one man's rise to fame and fortune in the cycling world (including Tour de France), and his devastating fall from grace. There are more than 100 witness accounts regarding the public and private Armstrong. The author was one of the few reporters to be given one-on-one access to him as his life fell apart in 2013. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 28054  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Dramatic Debuts and Swan Songs.
Meher-Homji, Kersi; Walters, Doug (foreword).
ISBN: 0733310214
Australian Broadcasting Commission (ABC) Sydney 2001 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear, bottom corner front cover & few pages creased. 168 pp. The author has made a personal selection of some of the most famous and/or dramatic debuts and farewells in test, first-class and international cricket history. Illustrated with sometimes rare photos, meticulously researched and written with clarity and a twinkle in the eye, this book is a rich and fascinating source of cricketing lore. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24935  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fields of Omagh.
Manning, Kristen; Higgins, Roy (foreword).
ISBN: 9781877096969
Melbourne Books Melbourne 2007 
  Paperback octavo (with flaps), very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear, few tiny dents & scratches covers. 223 pp. The author tells the amazing story of Fields of Omagh, a very special race horse who won the W. S. Cox Plate - Australia's most prestigious test of equine class - twice. This story goes beyond the race track and tells the tales behind his trainers, vet, owners and the many people who helped get this horse to the track. 
Price: $30.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26383  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fire in the Belly: The Inside Story of the Modern Olympics.
Wilkinson, Carole.
ISBN: 1876372478
Black Dog Books Melbourne, Fitzroy 2004 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white text-photos, rear cover corner faintly creased. 152 pp. The author explores, for young adults, the exciting and sometimes funny highs and lows of the modern Olympic movement. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 11322  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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First Tests: Great Australian Cricketers and the Backyards that Made Them.
Cannane, Steve.
ISBN: 9780733321146
HarperCollins Sydney 2009 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white text-photos, crease front cover, top corner tip bent front cover, faint foxing edges, minor edgewear. 231 pp. This collection of cricketers and the stories of the backyards that made them gets to the heart and soul of their game. Some of the cricketers featured are: Don Bradman, Greg Chappell, Alan Davidson, Doug Walters, Neil Harvey, Victor Trumper, Betty Wilson, Richie Benaud, the Waugh Brothers, Glenn McGrath, Adam Gilchrist. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 27709  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fixing the Olympics.
Clarke, Ron.
ISBN: 1863502793
Information Australia Melbourne 1999 
  Hardback octavo, dustjacket, very good condition (in very good dustjacket), pages lightly toned as usual. 120 pp. Cover subtitle: "It's controversial and will shock the sporting world." By the champion Australian athlete. SALE PRICE. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 5078  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Flying Scotsman: The Graeme Obree Story.
Obree, Graeme.
ISBN: 1841583359
Birlinn Edinburgh 2004 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, colour photos, minor edgewear. 292 pp. Autobiography of the champion Scottish cyclist. With great candour and much humour, he tells the inspiring story of what it took to escape a life on the dole to become a world record breaker. He talks about his troubled childhood in Ayrshire, and his sporting success achieved in the shadow of manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 22827  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Fundamentals of Lawn Bowls.
Newton, Albert.
Angus & Robertson Sydney 1962 
  Hardback small octavo, no jacket, good condition, black & white drawings & text-photos, pages lightly toned, top corner front cover bumped, tiny tear base spine, inner hinge little split (pages firm), tiny mark last page, list taped to front pastedown (minimal whited out), owner's label front flyleaf, written name front flyleaf 123 pp. Revised edition. Records all the important aspects of the game: equipment, the different shots, the play of various members of the team, tactics and other factors which make bowls one of the most skilful and fascinating of pastimes. This edition makes the mat size conform with the international bowling law adopted by the Australian Bowling Council in 1963. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23873  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Golden Girl: An Autobiography.
Cuthbert, Betty; Salter, Owen (editor).
ISBN: 1876825251
Strand Publishing Sydney 2004 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, minimal edgewear. 172 pp. The inspiring autobiography of the great Australian Olympic athlete. Betty's inspirational story is one of adventure, courage, perseverance and tenacious faith - particularly her struggle with multiple sclerosis (MS) late in life. A greatly expanded version of a book originally published in 1966. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 20892  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Golf: With Special High-speed Photographs and Slow Motion Cinema Slips.
Whitton, Ivo; Quirk, Eric (introduction).
Melbourne and Weekly Times Melbourne 1930 
  Paperback small, good condition, pictorial card cover, black & white text-photos, hinge little loose at covers, spine ends frayed, covers & edges lightly foxed, minor edgewear. 96 pp. (Estimated date, Trove catalogue. Presumed first edition, which was later reprinted by Robertson & Mullens in 1937 and 1947.) An illustrated handbook of golfing shots, with 40 illustrations. 
Price: $25.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 15644  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Gregory's Guide to Bowls in New South Wales [N.S.W.].
Giles, Jack.
Gregory's Guides and Maps Sydney 1955 
  Paperback small octavo, good condition, card covers, concealed staples, black & white text-photos, pages toned, minor loss spine ends, cover corners creased, rear cover & endpapers toned, rear internal hinge detached from staples (pages firm), staples rusted, small edge tears repaired, minor edgewear. 120 pp. (Estimated date, 1955, Trove catalogue.) Subtitle: The history of the game in New South Wales, Some famous "first" clubs, Administration, Championship Records, Complete List of all Clubs in the State and where to find them, Women in Bowls, Administration, State Records, The Laws of the Game, and Bowls For Beginners. The adverts add to the charm of this interesting and helpful publication. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26201  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Herbert Chapman, Football Emperor: A Study in the Origins of Modern Soccer.
Studd, Stephen.
Souvenir Press London 1998 
  Paperback trade, very good condition, black & white photos, frontispiece, corner tip rear cover slightly lifted, pages faintly toned, minor edgewear, rubber stamp. 160 pp. Herbert Chapman was the first of the modern-style football managers. This detailed account of Chapman's career in Britain, illustrated with many important archive photos, is not only a success story, but a fascinating study of how football (soccer) came of age. 
Price: $18.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 24158  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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How to Coach Hockey.
Law, John.
ISBN: 0002183242
Willow Books London 1990 
  Paperback wide trade, flexible covers, very good plus condition, black & white drawings, sticker mark rear cover. 128 pp. This introductory guide for coaches includes advice on: Planning a lesson structure, the role and responsibilities of the coach, introducing basic skills and techniques, developing a tactical approach to the game, fault finding and corrective practices, the official laws of the sport. 
Price: $10.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23652  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Like Father Like Son: Legends of AFL Football.
Hillier, Kevin.
ISBN: 1405037164
Pan Macmillan Sydney 2006 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, black & white photos, minor edgewear. 220 pp. This is a book about footballers and families. The author writes about the lives of some very special sporting stars. It is a collection of treasured, sometimes painful, memories. 
Price: $12.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 23334  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Never a Gentlemen's Game: Blood, Boycotts and Bullyboys.
Knox, Malcolm.
ISBN: 9781742706641
Hardie Grant Melbourne, Richmond 2013 
  Paperback octavo, very good condition, frontispiece, pages lightly toned, minor edgewear. 442 pp. A history of cricket that brings to life famous aspects: the crusades against chucking - the short and often tragic lives of many of the early Test cricketers - the riots on the field, and fisticuffs behind the scenes - and the lust for money on all sides. It was a time when the rules were still evolving, and the shape and form of modern cricket was being cast. Shortlisted for the 2013 Cricket Society and MCC Book of the Year award. 
Price: $20.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 30506  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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Newtown Tarts: A History of Sydney University Women's Sports Association 1910 - 1995.
Lilienthal, Sonja.
ISBN: 1864483547
Allen & Unwin Sydney 1997 
  Paperback small quarto, very good condition, black & white text-photos, top edge minimally foxed, minor edgewear. 154 pp. This carefully documented history of the Sydney University Women's Sports Association traces the growth of women's sport at Sydney University from their struggling beginnings to the point where today women students have access to the full range of sporting activities and enjoy the use of modern facilities. The book includes the reminiscences of prominent university sportswomen from different eras. 
Price: $15.00 (AUD)
Book Number: 26050  Bookseller: Bookhome Australian Internet Bookshop
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