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Icons of Australian Sport - Ron Barassi
Chronicling His Football Career Using His Scrapbooks and Memorabilia
There are few names in Australian sport as instantly recognisable and revered as that of Ronald Dale Barassi. The most famous name in football has opened up the numerous scrapbooks kept about his very public life - a number of them collected and maintained by his beloved mother, Elza, and others by staunch supporters over more than five decades. These scrapbooks magnificently tell his story, the story of football, and the story of Australian society through the decades.

Icons of Australian Sport - Ron Barassi is the latest publication from a best-selling series that has included football luminaries such as Leigh Matthews and Gary Ablett.

This stunning 288-page full colour book highlights Barassi's monumental contribution to football. It documents the highs and lows, the tears and triumphs, the controversies and the premierships of an extraordinary career.

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Ron Barassi Wisdom
Life Lessons From an Australian Legend
Ron Barassi is an iconic figure in Australian sporting culture, with a record of personal and team success that is unrivalled. Beyond sport, he has become a greatly respected elder in our broader society.

In Wisdom, he shares with us 31 maxims and quotations that he has collected and which have been integral in forging that reputation. Ron reflects on each and explains their importance in delivering ideas, motivation and inspiration and how he has applied them in sport and in life - words of wisdom, indeed. Wisdom is a book to come back to time and again.

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Barassi: The Biography
Biography
Long before Ronald Dale Barassi played his first match of league football, he'd already made a significant impact on the game. At the age of five his soldier father was killed at Tobruk. Some years later the Melbourne Football Club successfully approached the VFL to introduce a father-son rule so that Ronald Jr would not be lost to them via the suburban zone system of the time.

Innovative, creative, visionary, and ferociously tenacious, Ron's achievements are legendary. As a champion player he is credited with having all but invented the position of ruck rover and as a premiership coach he is said to have revolutionised the use of handball. He was also one of the first (and certainly one of the loudest) to push for fully nationalising the game. But as integral as Ron Barassi is to football, he is quick to point out that 'It was never my Life'.

Now for the first time Barassi tells his story - the whole story - in his own words. Peter Lalor has gone behind the legend to reveal the man and to tell the tale of a fatherless boy who was determined to make his own way in the world.

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