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Messi
Una biografía
Written by Leonardo Faccio


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage Espanol
On Sale: February 28, 2012
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94776-5 (0-307-94776-9)

El perfil definitivo del incomparable Lionel Messi, una de las más brillantes estrellas del fútbol internacional

En la historia del fútbol sólo cuatro jugadores tienen plaza en el primer escalón: Pelé, Di Stéfano, Cruyff y Maradona. Desde hace cuatro años, el argentino Lionel Messi llama con insistencia a la puerta de ese... Read more >
Also available as an eBook, eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Duke of Havana
Baseball, Cuba, and the Search for the American Dream
Written by Steve Fainaru and Ray Sanchez


Format: Trade Paperback, 376 pages
Publisher: Villard
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $19.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-9256-4 (0-8129-9256-3)

In 1998, a mysterious right-handed pitcher emerged from the ashes of the Cold War and helped lead the New York Yankees to a World Championship. His origins and even his age were uncertain. His name was Orlando El Duque Hernandez. He was a fallen hero of Fidel Castro's socialist revolution.

The chronicle... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 26, 2014
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7704-3756-5 (0-7704-3756-7)

Comprehensively, and for the first time, award-winning investigative reporters Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru deliver a probing look at brain injury and football. Moving between the NFL trenches, America’s research labs and the boardrooms where the NFL went to war against science, League of Denial examines how the league used its power and... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download, eBook and a hardcover.


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March 17, 2015
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Where Nobody Knows Your Name
Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball
Written by John Feinstein


Format: Trade Paperback, 384 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 17, 2015
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94958-5 (0-307-94958-3)

From the acclaimed #1 bestselling author . . . a riveting journey through the world of minor-league baseball

“No one grows up playing baseball pretending that they’re pitching or hitting in Triple-A.” —Chris Schwinden, Triple-A pitcher

“If you don’t like it here, do a better job.” —Ron Johnson, Triple-A manager


John Feinstein gave readers an unprecedented view... Read more >

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Where Nobody Knows Your Name
Life In the Minor Leagues of Baseball
Written by John Feinstein


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 25, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53593-9 (0-385-53593-7)

John Feinstein is one of the most influential sportswriters of the last three decades. In his masterful new book, Where Nobody Knows Your Name, Feinstein delivers a fascinating account of the mysterious proving ground of America’s national pastime, pulling back the veil on the minor leagues of baseball.

Where Nobody Knows Your... Read more >

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River
One Man's Journey Down the Colorado, Source to Sea
Written by Colin Fletcher


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: May 5, 1998
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70182-5 (0-375-70182-6)

At age sixty-seven, Colin Fletcher, the guru of backpacking in America, undertook a rigorous six-month raft expedition down the full length of the Colorado River--alone. He needed "something to pare the fat off my soul...to make me grateful, again, for being alive."

The 1,700 miles between the Colorado's source in Wyoming... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Baseball
Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches
Written by Zack Hample


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 8, 2011
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47545-9 (0-307-47545-X)

The holy grail, the fountain of youth, the golden fleece, and the baseball: rarely do objects inspire such madness. The Baseball is a salute to the ball, filled with insider trivia, anecdotes, and generations of ball-induced insanity.

Which Hall of Famer once caught a ball dropped from an airplane?
Why do balls... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Blues

Written by John Hersey


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 12, 1988
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-394-75702-5 (0-394-75702-5)

"Almost no one has answered 'why fish?' better than Mr. Hersey...what he does best of all is evoke wonder." — The New York Times Book Review

"Blues is, of course, about much more than the pleasures and techniques of fishing; it is, as Fisherman tells Stranger, about interconnections -- the ties between... Read more >

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The Rivals
Chris Evert vs. Martina Navratilova Their Epic Duels and Extraordinary Friendship
Written by Johnette Howard


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: June 13, 2006
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-1885-5 (0-7679-1885-1)

Praise for THE RIVALS:

“For all our seeming familiarity with Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, Johnette Howard takes us deep inside the greatest rivalry in tennis history to reveal how it took the two champions the length of their twenty year tennis war to truly know and love each other and themselves... Read more >
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The Most Expensive Game in Town
The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families
Written by Mark Hyman


Format: Trade Paperback
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0144-8 (0-8070-0144-9)

mining the youth sports economy from many sides–the major corporations, the small entrepreneurs, the coaches, the parents, and, of course, the kids–Hyman probes the reasons for rapid changes in what gets bought and sold in this lucrative marketplace. He reveals the effects on kids and profiles the individuals and communities bucking... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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The Most Expensive Game in Town
The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families
Written by Mark Hyman


Format: Hardcover, 176 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0136-3 (0-8070-0136-8)

Building on the eye-opening investigation into the damaging effects of the ultra-competitive culture of youth sports in his previous book, Until It Hurts, Mark Hyman’s new book looks at the business of youth sports, how it has changed, and how it is affecting young Americans. Examining the youth sports economy from... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Until It Hurts
America's Obsession with Youth Sports and How It Harms Our Kids
Written by Mark Hyman


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: March 1, 2010
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-2119-4 (0-8070-2119-9)

Every year, more than 3.5 million children under age fifteen require medical treatment for sports injuries, nearly half of which are the result of simple overuse. Journalist Mark Hyman investigates the evolution of youth sports from mere games to full-on quests to turn children into tomorrow’s superstar athletes by pushing them... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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More Than a Game

Written by Phil Jackson and Charley Rosen


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 3, 2001
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-060-3 (1-58322-060-7)

More than a Game is the odyssey of Jackson’s journey–from New York Knick and world champion, to CBA coach, to six-time Chicago Bulls world champion, to this year’s L.A. Lakers world champion–and the lessons in leadership he learned each step of the way. It is the tale of Rosen’s journey as... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 23, 2014
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47680-7 (0-307-47680-4)

A soul-baring, brutally candid, and highly colorful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from being an outcast to a Yankee legend.

In the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player on the Oakland A's dynasty teams, he was the... Read more >

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Becoming Mr. October

Written by Reggie Jackson and Kevin Baker


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53311-9 (0-385-53311-X)

A soul-baring, brutally candid, and richly eventful memoir of the two years—1977 and 1978—when Reggie Jackson went from outcast to Yankee legend

In the spring of 1977 Reggie Jackson should have been on top of the world. The best player of the Oakland A’s dynasty, which won three straight World Series, he... Read more >

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His Ownself
A Semi-Memoir
Written by Dan Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 28, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47470-4 (0-307-47470-4)

In His Ownself, Dan Jenkins takes us on a tour of his legendary career as a sportswriter and novelist. Here we see Dan's hone his craft, from his high school paper through to his first job at theFort Worth Press and on to the glory days of Sports Illustrated. Whether in Texas, New York... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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His Ownself
A Semi-Memoir
Written by Dan Jenkins


Format: Hardcover, 288 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: March 4, 2014
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-53225-9 (0-385-53225-3)

From Dan Jenkins—one of America’s most respected and acclaimed sportswriters and author of the bestselling novels Semi-Tough and Dead Solid Perfect—comes a colorful, sentimental, hilarious, and cantankerous memoir about his lifelong journey through the world of sports.

“Sometimes, I envy my own childhood,” says Dan Jenkins. Many can say that about Dan’s whole life. In His Ownself... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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The Real All Americans

Written by Sally Jenkins


Format: Trade Paperback, 368 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 12, 2008
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2624-9 (0-7679-2624-2)

Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of It's Not About the Bike, revives a forgotten piece of history in The Real All Americans. In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike.


If... Read more >

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On Bullfighting

Written by A. L. Kennedy


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 20, 2001
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72081-6 (0-385-72081-5)

An Anchor Books Original

One day, on the brink of despair and contemplating her own mortality, novelist A. L. Kennedy is offered an assignment she can’t refuse–an opportunity to travel to Spain and cover a sport that represents the ultimate confrontation with death: bullfighting.

The result is this remarkable book, which takes Kennedy... Read more >

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Instant Replay
The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer
Written by Gerald L. Kramer and Dick Schaap
Foreword by Jonathan Yardley


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: September 13, 2011
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74338-1 (0-307-74338-1)

This classic sports book takes readers inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II.

Candid and often amusing, Jerry Kramer describes from a player’s perspective a bygone era of sports, filled with blood, grit, and... Read more >

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Fall Classics
The Best Writing About the World Series' First 100 Years
Written by Bill Littlefield and Richard Johnson


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: August 24, 2004
Price: $14.00
ISBN: 978-1-4000-4900-4 (1-4000-4900-8)

Long before there was the Super Bowl, the NBA Championship, the Final Four, or the World Cup, there was the World Series. In the beginning, men in derbies sat in the outfield and marveled at Mathewson and McGraw. Today, fans congregate in sports bars, staring at screens big enough to see... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Godforsaken Sea
The True Story of a Race Through the World's Most Dangerous Waters
Written by Derek Lundy


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: June 6, 2000
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-72000-7 (0-385-72000-9)

"The best book ever written about the terrifying business of single-handed sailing--. Lundy tells a harrowing tale, as tight and gripping as The Perfect Storm or Into Thin Air."—San Francisco Chronicle

A chilling account of the world's most dangerous sailing race, the Vendée Globe, Godforsaken Sea is at once a hair-raising adventure... Read more >

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America's Game

Written by Michael MacCambridge


Format: Trade Paperback, 608 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: October 18, 2005
Price: $17.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72506-7 (0-375-72506-7)

It’s difficult to imagine today—when the Super Bowl has virtually become a national holiday and the National Football League is the country’s dominant sports entity—but pro football was once a ramshackle afterthought on the margins of the American sports landscape. In the span of a single generation in postwar America, the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Class A
Baseball in the Middle of Everywhere
Written by Lucas Mann


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-94975-2 (0-307-94975-3)

An unforgettable chronicle of a year of minor-league baseball in a small Iowa town that follows not only the travails of the players of the Clinton LumberKings but also the lives of their dedicated fans and of the town itself.

Award-winning essayist Lucas Mann delivers a powerful debut in his telling of... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Beyond Glory
Joe Louis vs. Max Schmeling, and a World on the Brink
Written by David Margolick


Format: Trade Paperback, 464 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 10, 2006
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-72619-4 (0-375-72619-5)

Nothing in the annals of sports has aroused more passion than the heavyweight fights in New York in 1936 and 1938 between Joe Louis and Max Schmeling—bouts that symbolized and galvanized the hopes, hatreds, and fears of a world moving toward total war.

David Margolick takes us into the careers of both... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
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