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- Oxford University Press 1993; US$ 144.99
This study offers a strong argument for the centrality of humour in Melville's novelistic career. Thorough research and scholarly readings of the oeuvre combine to make this text of benefit to the libraries of Melville scholars and enthusiasts. more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 14.54
'If you want to win something, run 100 metres. If you want to experience something, run a marathon' - Emil Zatopek The London Marathon salutes 25 years of the London Marathon by exploring the incredible physical and mental challenge that lies at the very heart of marathon running. It begins with the author standing on the start line... more...
- Random House 2010; US$ 13.08
The years 1953-4 were marked by the conquests of two unattainable peaks - Mount Everest and the Four Minute Mile. But the dream of setting a new track record for this distance started as early as the 1880s, by the American Lon Myers, a stick-thin hypochondriac who was sick before and after every race, yet still held every US record from 50 yards to... more...
- Aurum Press 2012; US$ 16.03
One of the most remarkable ? and controversial ? figures sporting figures in British history, Chris Brasher piled unique achievement on unique achievement. It was Chris Brasher who, along with Chris Chataway, paced Roger Bannister to break the 4-minute mile. Then he won his own Olympic Gold Medal in the steeplechase at the 1956 Olympics. Probably... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2012; US$ 13.66
We invented it. We love it. The ute is a national icon alongside the pie and sauce. It is the very symbol of our resourceful ingenuity. No matter what you drive, this collection of ute yarns will charm you with its laconic humour and Aussie warmth. Written by everyday Australians in praise of our love affair with the ute, this collection unashamedly... more...
- John Blake 2013; US$ 8.99
This is the thrilling account of the heroism, ambition, and scandal of three remarkable men whose actions at the 1908 Olympics overshadowed the first London Games. Diminutive Italian Dorando Pietri fell five times, and was practically carried across the finish line. Scottish sprinter Wyndham Halswelle and American competitor Johnny Hayes were drawn... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2014; US$ 20.49
Get out on the highway and into this new collection of all-Australian motorcycle stories - the latest addition to ABC Books' bestselling Great Australian series. Edited by John Bryant and full of laconic Aussie humour, the collection features 40 stories that capture the freedom, fun, independence and adventure that comes with having a bike - no matter... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 49.95
This book is intended as a thoughtful extension to Bachman et al.'s well-received monograph Smoking, Drinking, and Drug Use in Young Adulthood. That volume showed that the new freedoms of young adulthood lead to increases in substance use, while the responsibilities of adulthood--marriage, pregnancy, parenthood--contribute to declines in substance... more...
- Wiley 2010; US$ 27.95
A dynamic young leader shows how leading with love and respect creates success in business and life Written by the founder of Operation HOPE and advisor to the past two U.S. presidents, this groundbreaking book makes the case that the best way to get ahead is to figure out what you have to give to a world seemingly obsessed with the question:... more...
- Berrett-Koehler Publishers 2014; US$ 24.95
John Hope Bryant, successful self-made businessman and founder of the nonprofit Operation HOPE, says business and political leaders are ignoring the one force that could truly re-energize the stalled American economy: the poor. If we give poor communities the right tools, policies, and inspiration, he argues, they will be able to lift themselves... more...