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Wizard of Oz: Speed, Modernism and the Last Ride of Norman 'Wizard' Smith

By: Clinton Walker

Price: $29.90

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 2013

Seller ID: 003777

ISBN: 1862549508

Condition: New


In the bitter autumn of 1932, as the world crashed into the Great Depression, Australian motor ace Norman 'Wizard' Smith sat on the remote Ninety Mile Beach in far north New Zealand, waiting for the wind to change; waiting for a chance to drive his streamlined super car the Enterprise to a new world speed record. He would be the fastest man on earth - a golden god! He waited and waited ... Norman Smith was an enigma. A contemporary of Bradman, Kingsford Smith and Phar L... View more info

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Darren Lockyer Autobiography [used book]

By: Darren Lockyer and Dan Koch

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, Ebury: 2011

Seller ID: 001350

ISBN: 1864712732

Condition: Good


Darren Lockyer will celebrate his 34th birthday this year. Of those 34 years, 17 have been spent putting his body through hell in perhaps the toughest football competition on the planet. Lockyer has, quite literally, spent half his lifetime in the NRL. By season's end Lockyer is set to hold the all-time appearance record for club, state, and country. The remarkable longevity of Lockyer's excellence has earned him the respect of fellow athletes around the world and the ad... View more info

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One Foot on the Podium

By: Don Elgin and Kevin Moloney

Price: $24.90

Publisher: Australia, Don Elgin: 2015

Seller ID: 003095

ISBN: 0994229615

Condition: New


Born without the lower half of his left leg, young Don Elgin never considered himself disabled until he was in high school - and even then, he had to be convinced. His story, of a boy from the bush who battled the odds and finally stepped onto the podium as a medallist at the Sydney Paralympics, is one of absolute inspiration. Driven by an inherited sense of grit, determination and pure guts, Don overcomes an abundance of obstacles to rise to the top of the sporting heap... View more info

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Memories of a Fox [used book]

By: Harry Gallagher

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, Wakefield Press: 1999

Seller ID: 001767

ISBN: 1862544395

Condition: Good


Harry Gallagher's memoir is both a story of achievement and a unique love story. As a child of the Depression in Sydney's inner west Harry and his best friend Gloria made a playground of the local tip. The resourcefulness he learnt in these early years stood him in good stead as he took on the world, launching the careers of Jon Henricks, Dawn Fraser and many other swimming legends, and bringing Australia an avalanche of Olympic Gold. 'This is a story to inspire. It cree... View more info

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Rex: My Life [used book]

By: Rex Hunt

Price: $5.95

Publisher: Australia, MacMillan: 2002

Seller ID: 001628

ISBN: 0732911370

Condition: Good


"Rex" is the blockbuster autobiography of one of Australia's best-loved and most colourful personalities - Rex Hunt. His book is Rex to the core - funny, earthy, refreshingly direct and, above all, deeply inspirational. "Rex" tells the story of a kid who struggled at school, but who found the drive and motivation to carve out a hugely successful career as an Aussie Rules player and then as a major media figure. Along the way Rex talks about his years in the police force,... View more info