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Barbaric Sport
A Global Plague
Written by Marc Perelman


Format: eBook, 144 pages
On Sale: April 22, 2014
Price: $14.95

Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly harmless games.

They have provided a smokescreen for the forcible removal of ‘undesirables’... Read more >
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Sports in America
Sports in America
Written by James A. Michener, Introduction by Steve Berry
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780804151399
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Sports in America

Written by James A. Michener
Introduction by Steve Berry


Format: eBook, 576 pages
On Sale: April 15, 2014
Price: $12.99

Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, while a Major League pitcher is arrested for smuggling drugs across the Mexican border... Read more >
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League of Denial
League of Denial
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780770437541
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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru


Format: Hardcover, 416 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $27.00

“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of... Read more >
League of Denial
League of Denial
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions, and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $13.99

“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of... Read more >
League of Denial
League of Denial
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, Read by David H. Lawrence XVII
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804128179
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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
Read by David H. Lawrence XVII


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $45.00

“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of... Read more >
League of Denial
League of Denial
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru, Read by David H. Lawrence XVII
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804128186
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League of Denial
The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
Written by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru
Read by David H. Lawrence XVII


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: October 8, 2013
Price: $22.50

“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”
So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. That judgment, implausible even to a casual fan, also contradicted the opinion of a growing cadre of... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
The System
The System
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780385536615
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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $27.95

AN EXPLOSIVE AND REVELATORY PORTRAIT REPORTED FROM DEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF BIG-TIME NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE PASSION, THE THRILLING ACTION—AND THE SHOCKING REALITIES THAT LIE BENEATH THIS COLOSSAL, MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS
 
COLLEGE FOOTBALL has never been more popular—or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch on... Read more >
The System
The System
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
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ISBN: 9780385536622
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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian


Format: eBook, 432 pages
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $14.99

A Shelf Awareness Best Book of the Year 

NCAA football is big business. Every Saturday millions of people file into massive stadiums or tune in on television as "athlete-students" give everything they've got to make their team a success. Billions of dollars now flow into the game. But what is the true... Read more >
The System
The System
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, Read by Mark Deakins
Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
ISBN: 9780804148412
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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Read by Mark Deakins


Format: Unabridged Compact Disc
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $50.00

AN EXPLOSIVE AND REVELATORY PORTRAIT REPORTED FROM DEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF BIG-TIME NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE PASSION, THE THRILLING ACTION—AND THE SHOCKING REALITIES THAT LIE BENEATH THIS COLOSSAL, MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS
 
COLLEGE FOOTBALL has never been more popular—or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch on... Read more >
The System
The System
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, Read by Mark Deakins
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9780804148429
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The System
The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football
Written by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian
Read by Mark Deakins


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: September 17, 2013
Price: $25.00

AN EXPLOSIVE AND REVELATORY PORTRAIT REPORTED FROM DEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF BIG-TIME NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE PASSION, THE THRILLING ACTION—AND THE SHOCKING REALITIES THAT LIE BENEATH THIS COLOSSAL, MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS
 
COLLEGE FOOTBALL has never been more popular—or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch on... Read more >
Also available as an unabridged audio CD, eBook, hardcover and a trade paperback.
Muck City
Muck City
Written by Bryan Mealer
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307888631
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Muck City
Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
Written by Bryan Mealer


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: August 13, 2013
Price: $15.00

In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds.

The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Most Expensive Game in Town
The Most Expensive Game in Town
Written by Mark Hyman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807001448
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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
On Sale: April 9, 2013
Price: $15.00

A look at how commercialization has transformed youth sports from fun into a heavily commercialized and profitable venture
 
Examining 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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a hardcover.
Muck City
Muck City
Written by Bryan Mealer
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307888648
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Muck City
Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
Written by Bryan Mealer


Format: eBook, 336 pages
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $11.99

In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds.

The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once built an empire for Big Sugar and provided much of the nation's vegetables... Read more >
Also available as a trade paperback.
Haunts of the Black Masseur
Haunts of the Black Masseur
Written by Charles Sprawson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307823649
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Haunts of the Black Masseur
The Swimmer as Hero
Written by Charles Sprawson


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $16.99

In a masterful work of cultural history, Charles Sprawson, himself an obsessional swimmer and fluent diver, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water, and the search for the springs of classical antiquity.
 
In nineteenth-century England bathing was thought to be an instrument of social and moral reform, while in... Read more >
Barbaric Sport
Barbaric Sport
Written by Marc Perelman
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ISBN: 9781844678594
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Barbaric Sport
A Global Plague
Written by Marc Perelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly harmless games.

They have provided a smokescreen for the forcible removal of ‘undesirables’... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.
The Most Expensive Game in Town
The Most Expensive Game in Town
Written by Mark Hyman
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780807001363
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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
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $24.95

A look at how commercialization has transformed youth sports from fun into a heavily commercialized and profitable venture
 
Examining 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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook and a trade paperback.
The Most Expensive Game in Town
The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families
Written by Mark Hyman


Format: eBook
On Sale: March 20, 2012
Price: $24.95

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 a hardcover and a trade paperback.
Hand-Me-Down Dream (Essay)
Hand-Me-Down Dream (Essay)
Written by George Dohrmann
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345530127
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Hand-Me-Down Dream (Essay)
Father, Son, and the Burden of Basketball
Written by George Dohrmann


Format: eBook, 36 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $0.99

In this eBook exclusive essay, Pulitzer Prize–winning sports journalist George Dohrmann follows a father and son separated by prison bars—but bonded by their pursuit of basketball glory.
 
The dream of playing big-time basketball never came true for Bruce Nelson, so he passed it on to his son Roberto. His every... Read more >
Play Their Hearts Out
Play Their Hearts Out
Written by George Dohrmann
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ISBN: 9780345508614
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Play Their Hearts Out
A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Written by George Dohrmann


Format: Trade Paperback, 448 pages
On Sale: February 7, 2012
Price: $16.00

Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting
Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports
 
Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America’s basketball stars...

Read more >
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A Season Inside
A Season Inside
Written by John Feinstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307800916
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A Season Inside
One Year in College Basketball
Written by John Feinstein


Format: eBook, 464 pages
On Sale: November 30, 2011
Price: $11.99

Feinstein takes readers inside the locker rooms, the grueling practices, the late-night strategy sessions. They get a close-up look at recruiting, referees, injuries, winning, losing, and the private lives of the game's biggest stars. Read more >
Hard Courts
Hard Courts
Written by John Feinstein
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307800961
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Hard Courts
Real Life on the Professional Tennis Tours
Written by John Feinstein


Format: eBook, 471 pages
On Sale: August 17, 2011
Price: $11.99

The new edition of this bestseller in hardcover features never-before-published, all-new inside info on the money, personalities and politics of pro-tennis: Jimmy, Monica, Boris, Martina, et al. Now in paper.


From the Trade Paperback edition. Read more >
The Lords of the Realm
The Lords of the Realm
Written by John Helyar
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307801425
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The Lords of the Realm

Written by John Helyar


Format: eBook, 640 pages
On Sale: July 27, 2011
Price: $22.99

In this fascinating, colorful chronicle -- based on hundreds of interviews and years of research and digging -- John Helyar brings to vivid life the extraordinary people and dramatic events that shaped America's favorite pastime, from the dead-ball days at the turn of the century through the great strike of 1994... Read more >
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The Masters
The Masters
Written by Curt Sampson
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307776198
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The Masters
Golf, Money, and Power in Augusta, Georgia
Written by Curt Sampson


Format: eBook
On Sale: November 10, 2010
Price: $13.99

The Masters golf tournament weaves a hypnotic spell. It is the toughest ticket in sports, with black-market tickets selling for $10,000 and more. Success at Augusta National breeds legends, while failure can overshadow even the most brilliant of careers. But as Curt Sampson, author of the bestselling Hogan, reveals in The... Read more >
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Play Their Hearts Out
Play Their Hearts Out
Written by George Dohrmann
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345508607
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Play Their Hearts Out
A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Written by George Dohrmann


Format: Hardcover, 432 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $26.00

Eight years of unfettered access, a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths, and a genuine compassion for his subject allow Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America’s basketball stars.
 
Hoop dreams aren’t just for players. The fever that grips college basketball... Read more >
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Play Their Hearts Out
Play Their Hearts Out
Written by George Dohrmann
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ISBN: 9780345523167
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Play Their Hearts Out
A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Written by George Dohrmann


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: October 5, 2010
Price: $11.99

Winner of the PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sportswriting
Winner of the Award for Excellence in the Coverage of Youth Sports
 
Eight years of unfettered access and a keen sense of a story’s deepest truths allow Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist George Dohrmann to take readers inside the machine that produces America’s basketball stars... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover and a trade paperback.
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