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Born to Run
A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Written by Christopher McDougall


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
Publisher: Knopf
On Sale: May 5, 2009
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-26630-9 (0-307-26630-3)

Full of incredible characters, amazing athletic achievements, cutting-edge science, and, most of all, pure inspiration, Born to Run is an epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt? In search of an answer, Christopher McDougall sets off to find a tribe of the world’s greatest distance... Read more >

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Bat Boy
Coming of Age with the New York Yankees
Written by Matthew McGough


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 13, 2007
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-27864-7 (0-307-27864-6)

Most of us have dreamed of sitting in the dugout with our favorite baseball team, and at sixteen Matt McGough was no different. A few months after sending a blind application letter to George Steinbrenner, on Opening Day 1992 Matt found himself walking into the legendary Yankee clubhouse. There, amid the... Read more >

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The Lives of Conn Smythe
From the Battlefield to Maple Leaf Gardens: A Hockey Icon's Story
Written by Kelly McParland


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
Publisher: FENN-M&S
On Sale: October 18, 2011
Price: $32.99
ISBN: 978-0-7710-5683-3 (0-7710-5683-4)

The first full-length biography of one of hockey’s - and Canada’s - most influential forces, Conn Smythe.

While the story of the Toronto Maple Leafs has been told many times, there has never been a full biography of the man who created, built and managed the team, turning it from a small-market... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.

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Muck City
Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
Written by Bryan Mealer


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-88863-1 (0-307-88863-0)

Selected for Common Reading: One Book One Community, Sarasota County (Florida)

The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables, often on the backs of roving, destitute migrants. Many of these were children who honed their skills along... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Sweetest Thing
A Boxer's Memoir
Written by Mischa Merz


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: April 5, 2011
Price: $18.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-928-6 (1-58322-928-0)

Journalist and amateur boxer Mischa Merz fulfills a long-held ambition to travel across the United States and compete in a series of amateur boxing tournaments. On this wild and fascinating journey she meets her idols, including Lucia Rijker of Million Dollar Baby fame, and some other truly extraordinary characters. Merz discovers... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Racing While Black
How an African-American Stock Car Team Made Its Mark on NASCAR
Written by Leonard T. Miller
Contribution by Andrew Simon
Foreword by Kenneth L. Shropshire


Format: Hardcover, 336 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $24.95
ISBN: 978-1-58322-896-8 (1-58322-896-9)

Starting a NASCAR team is hard work. Starting a NASCAR team as an African American is even harder. These are just a few of the lessons learned by Leonard T. Miller during his decade and a half of running an auto racing program. Fueled by more than the desire to win... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Best of Outside
The First 20 Years
Written by Outside Magazine Editors


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: September 1, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70313-3 (0-375-70313-6)

The man-eating proclivities of Komodo dragons.  The complicated art of being a cowgirl. A picaresque ramble with a merry band of tree-cleaners.  The big-wave crusaders of the world's best surfers.  For the past twenty years, Outside magazine has set the standard for original and engaging reports on travel, adventure, sports, and the environment.

Along the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Naked Olympics
The True Story of the Ancient Games
Written by Tony Perrottet


Format: Trade Paperback, 256 pages
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
On Sale: June 8, 2004
Price: $16.00
ISBN: 978-0-8129-6991-7 (0-8129-6991-X)

"The Naked Olympics presents the Greeks in all their glory, brutality, and vulgarity. It is a fascinating picture and popular history at its best."
--Norman Cantor, Professor Emeritus, New York University, and author of Antiquity: The Civilization of the Ancient World

Tony Perrottet delves into the ancient world and brings erudition and... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Right Set
A Tennis Anthology
Written by Caryl Phillips


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70646-2 (0-375-70646-1)

From stately lawns and gentlemen players to Andre Agassi and Venus Williams: 65 great writings on tennis that chronicle the transformation of the sport.

Since its inception, tennis has embraced traditions more patrician than plebeian. But times—and tennis—have changed. The game once reserved for royalty has moved from estate lawns to the... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sid vs. Ovi
Crosby and Ovechkin - Natural Born Rivals
Written by Andrew Podnieks


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
On Sale: October 25, 2011
Price: $19.95
ISBN: 978-0-7710-7116-4 (0-7710-7116-7)

Even before Sidney Crosby and Alexander Ovechkin began their NHL careers in 2005, the two players were rivals. They first met at the World U20 (Junior) Championship, playing for the gold medal, and ever since they have been opponents in the NHL and international arenas. No two star players could be... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Echoing Green
The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World
Written by Joshua Prager


Format: Trade Paperback, 544 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 11, 2008
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-71307-1 (0-375-71307-7)

The 1951 regular season was as good as over. The Brooklyn Dodgers led the New York Giants by three runs with just three outs to go in their third and final playoff game. And not once in major league baseball’s 278 preceding playoff and World Series games had a team overcome... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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More Than a Champion
The Style of Muhammad Ali
Written by Jan Philipp Reemtsma


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 27, 1999
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-70005-7 (0-375-70005-6)

"A dazzling portrait. . . . Written with energy, daring, and artful intelligence." --San Francisco Chronicle Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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King of the World
Muhammed Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Written by David Remnick


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 5, 1999
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-375-70229-7 (0-375-70229-6)

There were mythic sports figures before him--Jack Johnson, Babe Ruth, Joe Louis, Joe DiMaggio--but when Cassius Clay burst onto the sports scene from his native Louisville in the 1950s, he broke the mold. He changed the world of sports and went on to change the world itself. As Muhammad Ali, he... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Sammy Wong, All-American

Written by Charley Rosen


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: March 11, 2014
Price: $14.95
ISBN: 978-1-60980-545-6 (1-60980-545-3)

Sammy Wong, All-American tells the tale of a very talented Asian basketball player’s rise and stumble in the all-American sport of basketball—among the most international of team sports, yet one where until very recently Asians were completely unrepresented. The novel unwinds in spectacular fashion. On his high school, college, and professional... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Raceball
How the Major Leagues Colonized the Black and Latin Game
Written by Rob Ruck


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: February 21, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-4807-8 (0-8070-4807-0)

From an award-winning writer, the first linked history of African Americans and Latinos in Major League Baseball

After peaking at 27 percent of all major leaguers in 1975, African Americans now make up less than one-tenth--a decline unimaginable in other men’s pro sports. The number of Latin Americans, by contrast, has exploded... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.

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Play Like You Mean It
Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game
Written by Rex Ryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-74333-6 (0-307-74333-0)

“I want every player in the National Football League to want to play for the Jets, and I want every coach in the league to want to coach for the Jets, and we’re well on our way.” —Rex Ryan

Since Rex Ryan was made head coach of the New York Jets in... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Showdown
JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins
Written by Thomas Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Beacon Press
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-8070-0082-3 (0-8070-0082-5)

A classic NFL/civil rights story–the showdown between the Washington Redskins and the Kennedy White House

In Showdown, sports historian Thomas G. Smith captures a striking moment, one that held sweeping implications not only for one team’s racist policy but also for a sharply segregated city and for the nation as a... Read more >

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Walking with Jack
A Father's Journey to Become His Son's Caddie
Written by Don J. Snyder


Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: April 8, 2014
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-95112-0 (0-307-95112-X)

When Don Snyder was teaching the game of golf to his son, Jack, they made a pact: if Jack ever played on a pro golf tour, Don would walk beside him as his caddie. So when Jack developed into a standout college golfer years later, Don left the comfort of his... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Billion Dollar Game
Behind the Scenes of the Greatest Day In American Sport - Super Bowl Sunday
Written by Allen St. John


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: January 12, 2010
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2815-1 (0-7679-2815-6)

A fascinating portrait of the National Football League, the Super Bowl, and all the position players who come together to create the biggest cultural phenomenon in American sports.

Think the Super Bowl is only about two teams of titans clashing on the field? Think again. The Super Bowl is about fans, hundreds... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer
A Road Trip into the Heart of Fan Mania
Written by Warren St. John


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: May 31, 2005
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-609-80713-2 (0-609-80713-7)

A Chronicle of Higher Education Top 10 Best College-Sports Books Ever**

"St. John offers an unsurpassed blend of scholarly heft (he's gathered all of the scattered research on sports fandom), superb reporting (among those we meet is the Alabama fan so full of hate toward Tennessee that he'd root for "Notre Dame... Read more >

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Don't Put Me In, Coach
My Incredible NCAA Journey from the End of the Bench to the End of the Bench
Written by Mark Titus


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 12, 2013
Price: $15.00
ISBN: 978-0-307-74538-5 (0-307-74538-4)

An irreverent, hilarious insider's look at big-time NCAA basketball, through the eyes of the nation's most famous benchwarmer and author of the popular blog ClubTrillion.com (3.6m visits!). Mark Titus holds the Ohio State record for career wins, and made it to the 2007 national championship game. You would think Titus would... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audiobook download and an eBook.

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Dangerous Games
Ice Climbing, Storm Kayaking, and Other Adventures from the Extreme Edge of Sports
Written by Andrew Todhunter


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: November 6, 2001
Price: $12.00
ISBN: 978-0-385-48644-6 (0-385-48644-8)

In this elegant and exciting collection Andrew Todhunter, himself an extreme sportsman and the author of the critically acclaimed Fall of the Phantom Lord, takes readers along as men and women push themselves to their limits in the world’s riskiest sports.

In several of these essays Todhunter writes from personal... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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The Yankee Years

Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
Publisher: Anchor
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-7679-3042-0 (0-7679-3042-8)

The definitive story of one of the greatest dynasties in baseball history, Joe Torre's New York Yankees.

When Joe Torre took over as manager of the Yankees in 1996, they had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. In that time seventeen others had tried to take the helm of... Read more >

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The Yankee Years

Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci


Format: Hardcover, 512 pages
Publisher: Doubleday
On Sale: February 3, 2009
Price: $26.95
ISBN: 978-0-385-52740-8 (0-385-52740-3)

Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years

When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen... Read more >

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Himalayan Quest
Ed Viesturs Summits All Fourteen 8,000-Meter Giants
Written by Peter Potterfield
Photographed by Ed Viesturs
Introduction by David Breashears


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
Publisher: National Geographic
On Sale: May 19, 2009
Price: $21.95
ISBN: 978-1-4262-0485-2 (1-4262-0485-X)

Now updated to include the triumphant culmination of a monumental quest—to stand on the summits of all fourteen of the world’s highest mountains—Himalayan Quest offers an unforgettable glimpse into the remarkable world of Ed Viesturs, America’s best-known high altitude climber, and the breathtaking landscape in which he works. It is an... Read more >
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