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    'n Vurk in die pad

    R59,00 R460,00
    Hierdie memoir is, soos Andre Brink dit self stel, 'n reaksie op "'n behoefte … om nader te kyk na party gebeurtenisse in my lewe wat ek nog nie genoegsaam ondersoek het nie; baie dinge wat ek nog nie verstaan nie; baie wat my seergemaak of verras of vreugde veroorsaak het…"

    Elon Musk: How the Billionaire CEO of Spacex and Tesla is Shaping Our Future

    R175,00 R205,00
    South African born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. This book deals with his life and work.

    Shoe Dog: A memoir by the Creator of Nike

    R270,00 R320,00
    In 1962, fresh out of business school, Phil Knight borrowed $50 from his father and created a company with a simple mission: import high-quality, low-cost athletic shoes from Japan. Selling the shoes from the boot of his Plymouth, Knight grossed $8000 in his first year. Today, Nike's annual sales top $30 billion. In an age of start-ups, Nike is the ne plus ultra of all start-ups, and the swoosh has become a revolutionary, globe-spanning icon, one of the most ubiquitous and recognisable symbols in the world today. But Knight, the man behind the swoosh, has always remained a mystery. Now, for the first time, he tells his story. Candid, humble, wry and gutsy, he begins with his crossroads moment when at 24 he decided to start his own business. He details the many risks and daunting setbacks that stood between him and his dream - along with his early triumphs. Above all, he recalls how his first band of partners and employees soon became a tight-knit band of brothers. Together, harnessing the transcendent power of a shared mission, and a deep belief in the spirit of sport, they built a brand that changed everything. A memoir rich with insight, humour and hard-won wisdom, this book is also studded with lessons - about building something from scratch, overcoming adversity, and ultimately leaving your mark on the world.

    Holding my breath

    R155,00 R225,00
    Holding My Breath, is a memoir fashioned in a way that invites the reader to eavesdrop on a young man’s heartfelt conversation with his dead mother. Ace’s mother died when he was 13, leaving behind an extremely broken boy in equally broken circumstances.

    Neymar: The Making of the World's Greatest New Number 10: 2015

    R89,00 R240,00
    An updated edition following the World Cup of Luca Caioli's brilliant biography of the young Brazil and Barcelona wunderkind.

    Trevor Manuel

    R50,00 R459,00
    Trevor Manuel, sedert 1996 minister van finansies, is een van Suid-Afrika se geliefdste politieke leiers. Hy word wyd bewonder vir sy knap hantering van die ekonomie en sy professionele leierskap. Hier vertel Pippa Green, bekende joernalis en Nieman-genoot, die volle verhaal van 'n man wat van 'n nederige begin tot in die kern van mag gevorder het.

    Audrey Blignault

    R49,00 R320,00
    Hierdie versameling is uitgesoek deur Audrey se dogter, Marie Heese. Die soektog na essays wat Audrey se lewensverhaal in haar eie woorde vertel, het 'n merkwaardige resultaat opgelewer. Verspreid oor die nege bundels uit haar Sarie-rubrieke, gepubliseer oor 'n paar dekades, het Audrey haar lewe in sy volheid weergegee.

    Jan Smuts

    R215,00 R250,00
    Jan Christian Smuts was soldier, statesman and intellectual, one of South Africa’s greatest leaders. Yet little is said about him today even as we appear to live in a leadership vacuum.

    Emily Hobhouse

    R315,00 R350,00
    A fresh, nuanced look at an extraordinary woman and her lifelong fight for justice. Defying the constraints of her gender and class, Emily Hobhouse travelled across continents and spoke out against oppression. A passionate pacifist and a feminist, she opposed both the 1899-1902 Anglo-Boer War and World War One, leading to accusations of treason.

    Roberto Mancini: A Footballing Life: the Full Story

    R49,00 R270,00
    From the author of the bestselling Messi and Ronaldo, a revealing and enjoyable biography of the Manchester City manager.

    My Brief History

    R99,00 R320,00
    Recounts author's improbable journey, from his post-war London boyhood to his years of international acclaim and celebrity. This book deals wiht the challenges that confronted him following his diagnosis of motor neurone disease aged twenty-one.

    Goeiemore Mnr Mandela

    R199,00 R295,00
    Zelda la Grange het grootgeword as 'n ondersteuner van die reels wat wit en swart skei.

    Verlore onskuld

    R29,00 R207,50
    Tien verhale oor Suid-Afrikaners op die drempel van hul lewe, wat hulle skuldig maak aan ernstige misdaad en moord.

    A life digested

    R320,00
    A life digested charts a path through Pete’s culinary experiences from his early amorous endeavors to his take on tricky customers, picky eaters and the top restaurants he has run, worked in and dined at over the years. Each chapter is driven by stories he has written which revolve around what Pete finds most important as a cook.

    Gang town

    R205,00 R225,00
    Why is Cape Town one of the most violent cities on earth? What is it that makes gangs so attractive to young people? Why are drugs so easy to find and so widespread? Why are the police seemingly losing control of the crime situation? Top-selling author Don Pinnock answers these questions in Gang Town, and at solutions to the problem.

    Sharon Osbourne: Extreme - Read by the Author

    R89,00 R255,00
    The sensational autobiography of Sharon Osbourne - the First Lady of Rock - read by Sharon herself. Running time: over 6 hours.

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