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Jacques Plante
Jacques Plante
Written by Todd Denault
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ISBN: 9780771026270
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Jacques Plante
The Man Who Changed the Face of Hockey
Written by Todd Denault


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $18.95

The first full-scale biography of a legendary and award-winning NHL goalie who transformed the game.

“There are a lot of very good goalies, there are even a fair number of great goalies. But there aren’t many important goalies. And Jacques Plante was an important goalie.” Ken Dryden

On and off the ice Jacques... Read more >
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Native American Son
Native American Son
Written by Kate Buford
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ISBN: 9780307594297
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Native American Son
The Life and Sporting Legend of Jim Thorpe
Written by Kate Buford


Format: eBook, 496 pages
On Sale: October 26, 2010
Price: $17.99

The first comprehensive biography of the legendary figure who defined excellence in American sports: Jim Thorpe, arguably the greatest all-around athlete the United States has ever seen.

With clarity and a fine eye for detail, Kate Buford traces the pivotal moments of Thorpe’s incomparable career: growing up in the tumultuous Indian Territory... Read more >
Open
Open
Written by Andre Agassi
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ISBN: 9780307388407
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Open
An Autobiography
Written by Andre Agassi


Format: Trade Paperback, 400 pages
On Sale: August 10, 2010
Price: $15.95

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.
 
Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the...

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Unforgivable Blackness
Unforgivable Blackness
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward
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ISBN: 9780307492371
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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: eBook, 544 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2010
Price: $13.99

In this vivid biography Geoffrey C. Ward brings back to life the most celebrated — and the most reviled — African American of his age.

Jack Johnson battled his way out of obscurity and poverty in the Jim Crow South to win the title of heavyweight champion of the world. At... Read more >
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Wilt, 1962
Wilt, 1962
Written by Gary M. Pomerantz
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ISBN: 9780307549389
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Wilt, 1962
The Night of 100 Points and the Dawn of a New Era
Written by Gary M. Pomerantz


Format: eBook, 288 pages
On Sale: June 2, 2010
Price: $11.99

On the night of March 2, 1962, in Hershey, Pennsylvania, right up the street from the chocolate factory, Wilt Chamberlain, a young and striking athlete celebrated as the Big Dipper, scored one hundred points in a game against the New York Knickerbockers.

As historic and revolutionary as the achievement was, it remains... Read more >
Death on the Barrens
A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic
Written by George James Grinnell
Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
Introduction by George Luste


Format: eBook, 296 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $12.95

Set in the remote arctic region of Northern Canada, this book takes readers on a harrowing canoe voyage that results in tragedy, redemption, and, ultimately, transformation. George Grinnell was one of six young men who set off on the 1955 expedition led by experienced wilderness canoeist Art Moffatt. Poorly planned and... Read more >
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Mis aņos con los Yankees
Mis aņos con los Yankees
Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
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ISBN: 9780307742452
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Mis aņos con los Yankees

Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci


Format: eBook, 592 pages
On Sale: June 1, 2010
Price: $13.99

La historia definitiva de una de las grandes dinastías en la historia del béisbol,
los New York Yankees de Joe Torre
 
 
Cuando Joe Torre tomó posesión como manager de los Yankees en 1996, no habían ganado una Serie Mundial en dieciocho años. Durante ese tiempo, diecisiete managers habían intentado hacerse con las... Read more >
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Mis aņos con los Yankees
Mis aņos con los Yankees
Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
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ISBN: 9780307476678
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Mis aņos con los Yankees

Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci


Format: Trade Paperback, 592 pages
On Sale: May 18, 2010
Price: $16.95

La historia definitiva de una de las grandes dinastías en la historia del béisbol,
los New York Yankees de Joe Torre
 
 
Cuando Joe Torre tomó posesión como manager de los Yankees en 1996, no habían ganado una Serie Mundial en dieciocho años. Durante ese tiempo, diecisiete managers habían intentado hacerse con las... Read more >
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The Last Hero
The Last Hero
Written by Howard Bryant, Read by Dominic Hoffman
Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307736895
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The Last Hero
A Life of Henry Aaron
Written by Howard Bryant
Read by Dominic Hoffman


Format: Abridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $20.00

In the thirty-four years since his retirement, Henry Aaron’s reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times, becoming the first player in history to hammer five hundred home runs and... Read more >
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The Last Hero
The Last Hero
Written by Howard Bryant
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ISBN: 9780307379245
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The Last Hero
A Life of Henry Aaron
Written by Howard Bryant


Format: eBook, 608 pages
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $13.99

In the thirty-four years since his retirement, Henry Aaron’s reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times, becoming the first player in history to hammer five hundred home runs and... Read more >
The Last Hero
The Last Hero
Written by Howard Bryant, Read by Dominic Hoffman
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780307877048
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The Last Hero
A Life of Henry Aaron
Written by Howard Bryant
Read by Dominic Hoffman


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: May 11, 2010
Price: $30.00

In the thirty-four years since his retirement, Henry Aaron’s reputation has only grown in magnitude: he broke existing records (rbis, total bases, extra-base hits) and set new ones (hitting at least thirty home runs per season fifteen times, becoming the first player in history to hammer five hundred home runs and... Read more >
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Johnny U
Johnny U
Written by Tom Callahan
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ISBN: 9780307533487
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Johnny U
The Life and Times of John Unitas
Written by Tom Callahan


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: May 5, 2010
Price: $10.99

In a time “when men played football for something less than a living and something more than money,” John Unitas was the ultimate quarterback. Rejected by Notre Dame, discarded by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he started on a Pennsylvania sandlot making six dollars a game and ended as the most commanding presence... Read more >
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As Good as Gold
As Good as Gold
Written by Kathryn Bertine, Foreword by Kathrine Switzer
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781933060538
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As Good as Gold
1 Woman, 9 Sports, 10 Countries, and a 2-Year Quest to Make the Summer Olympics
Written by Kathryn Bertine
Foreword by Kathrine Switzer


Format: Hardcover, 320 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $25.00

Imagine George Plimpton. Except with real athletic ability. And he’s a woman. And she’s taken on a challenge that makes Paper Lion look like a brisk game of Go Fish.
 
Meet Kathryn Bertine, elite triathlete, former professional figure skater, and starving artist. Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble... Read more >
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As Good as Gold
As Good as Gold
Written by Kathryn Bertine, Foreword by Kathrine Switzer
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ISBN: 9781933060736
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As Good as Gold
1 Woman, 9 Sports, 10 Countries, and a 2-Year Quest to Make the Summer Olympics
Written by Kathryn Bertine
Foreword by Kathrine Switzer


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $14.99

Imagine George Plimpton. Except with real athletic ability. And he’s a woman. And she’s taken on a challenge that makes Paper Lion look like a brisk game of Go Fish.
 
Meet Kathryn Bertine, elite triathlete, former professional figure skater, and starving artist. Just as her personal and professional dreams begin to crumble... Read more >
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Satchel
Satchel
Written by Larry Tye
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ISBN: 9780812977974
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Satchel
The Life and Times of an American Legend
Written by Larry Tye


Format: Trade Paperback, 432 pages
On Sale: May 4, 2010
Price: $16.00

He is that rare American icon who has never been captured in a biography worthy of him. Now, at last, here is the superbly researched, spellbindingly told story of athlete, showman, philosopher, and boundary breaker Leroy “Satchel” Paige.

Through dogged research and extensive interviews, award-winning author and journalist Larry Tye has tracked... Read more >
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Death on the Barrens
Death on the Barrens
Written by George James Grinnell, Illustrated by Roderick MacIver, Introduction by George Luste
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ISBN: 9781556438820
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Death on the Barrens
A True Story of Courage and Tragedy in the Canadian Arctic
Written by George James Grinnell
Illustrated by Roderick MacIver
Introduction by George Luste


Format: Trade Paperback, 296 pages
On Sale: April 20, 2010
Price: $17.95

Set in the remote arctic region of Northern Canada, this book takes readers on a harrowing canoe voyage that results in tragedy, redemption, and, ultimately, transformation. George Grinnell was one of six young men who set off on the 1955 expedition led by experienced wilderness canoeist Art Moffatt. Poorly planned and... Read more >
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To Win and Die in Dixie
To Win and Die in Dixie
Written by Steve Eubanks
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ISBN: 9780345521972
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To Win and Die in Dixie
The Birth of the Modern Golf Swing and the Mysterious Death of Its Creator
Written by Steve Eubanks


Format: eBook, 240 pages
On Sale: March 30, 2010
Price: $14.99

A fascinating biography of a forgotten golf legend, a riveting whodunit of a covered-up killing, a scalding exposé of a closed society—in To Win and Die in Dixie, award-winning writer Steve Eubanks weaves all these elements into a masterly book that resurrects a superb sportsman and reconstructs a startling crime.

J... Read more >
More Than a Champion
More Than a Champion
Written by Jan Philipp Reemtsma
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ISBN: 9780307481009
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More Than a Champion
The Style of Muhammad Ali
Written by Jan Philipp Reemtsma


Format: eBook, 192 pages
On Sale: March 24, 2010
Price: $9.99

"A dazzling portrait. . . . Written with energy, daring, and artful intelligence."  --San Francisco Chronicle


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
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The Yankee Years
The Yankee Years
Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci
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ISBN: 9780767930420
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The Yankee Years

Written by Joe Torre and Tom Verducci


Format: Trade Paperback, 528 pages
On Sale: March 9, 2010
Price: $16.95

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 >
Age Is Just a Number
Age Is Just a Number
Written by Dara Torres and Elizabeth Weil
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ISBN: 9780767931915
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Age Is Just a Number
Achieve Your Dreams at Any Stage in Your Life
Written by Dara Torres and Elizabeth Weil


Format: Trade Paperback, 248 pages
On Sale: March 2, 2010
Price: $14.99

From legendary Olympic gold medalist Dara Torres comes a motivational, inspirational memoir about staying fit, aging gracefully, and pursuing your dreams.

Dara Torres captured the hearts and minds of Americans of all ages when she launched her Olympic comeback as a new mother at the age of forty-one—years after she had retired... Read more >
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Jerry West
Jerry West
Written by Roland Lazenby
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ISBN: 9780345519269
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Jerry West
The Life and Legend of a Basketball Icon
Written by Roland Lazenby


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: February 23, 2010
Price: $14.99

When in 1969 the NBA sought an emblem for the league, one man was chosen above all as the icon of his sport: Jerry West. Silhouetted in white against a red-and-blue backdrop, West’s signature gait and left-handed dribble are still the NBA logo, seen on merchandise around the world.

    In this... Read more >
The Life You Imagine
The Life You Imagine
Written by Derek Jeter
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ISBN: 9780307565945
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The Life You Imagine
Life Lessons for Achieving Your Dreams
Written by Derek Jeter


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 17, 2010
Price: $11.99

Ever wonder what it would take to turn all of your dreams into reality? In The Life You Imagine, All-Star New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter shows how you can use the same game plan that helped an eight-year-old boy who fantasized about playing baseball for the Bronx Bombers grow up... Read more >
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Racing While Black
Racing While Black
Written by Leonard T. Miller, Contribution by Andrew Simon, Foreword by Kenneth L. Shropshire
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781583228968
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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
On Sale: February 2, 2010
Price: $24.95

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 >
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The First Star
The First Star
Written by Lars Anderson
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ISBN: 9781588368942
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The First Star
Red Grange and the Barnstorming Tour That Launched the NFL
Written by Lars Anderson


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: December 29, 2009
Price: $12.99

In The First Star, acclaimed sports writer Lars Anderson recounts the thrilling story of Harold "Red" Grange, the Galloping Ghost of the gridiron, and the wild barnstorming tour that earned professional football a place in the American sporting firmament.

Red Grange's on-field exploits at the University of Illinois, so vividly depicted in... Read more >
Open
Open
Written by Andre Agassi
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307592804
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Open

Written by Andre Agassi


Format: eBook, 400 pages
On Sale: December 24, 2009
Price: $11.99

#1 NATIONAL BESTSELLER

Far more than a superb memoir about the highest levels of professional tennis, Open is the engrossing story of a remarkable life.
 
Andre Agassi had his life mapped out for him before he left the crib. Groomed to be a tennis champion by his moody and demanding father, by the...

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