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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
Format: eBook
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 >
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Perfect Rivals
Perfect Rivals
Written by Jeff Carroll
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345523150
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Perfect Rivals

Written by Jeff Carroll


Format: eBook, 224 pages
On Sale: August 31, 2010
Price: $13.99

College football is a sport of rivalries—and no two teams were ever more perfectly matched than the Miami Hurricanes and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. In Perfect Rivals, award-winning sportswriter Jeff Carroll takes us inside the locker rooms and onto the gridiron, as two storied programs with very different cultures battle... Read more >
Outcasts United
Outcasts United
Written by Warren St. John
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780385522045
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Outcasts United
An American Town, a Refugee Team, and One Woman's Quest to Make a Difference
Written by Warren St. John


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: December 1, 2009
Price: $15.00

The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town

Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world’s war zones—from Liberia... Read more >
Game On
Game On
Written by Tom Farrey
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345517487
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Game On
How the Pressure to Win at All Costs Endangers Youth Sports, and What Parents Can Do About It
Written by Tom Farrey


Format: eBook, 304 pages
On Sale: August 4, 2009
Price: $13.99

A first-of-its-kind investigative book on the least examined and most important topic in sports today.

Youth sports isn't just orange slices and all-star trophies anymore. It's 14-year-olds who enter high school with a decade of football experience, 9-year-olds competing for national baseball championships, 5-year-old golfers who shoot par, and toddlers made... Read more >
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Outcasts United
Outcasts United
Written by Warren St. John
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ISBN: 9780385529594
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Outcasts United
A Refugee Team, an American Town
Written by Warren St. John


Format: eBook
On Sale: April 21, 2009
Price: $13.99

BONUS: This edition contains a reader's guide.

The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town

Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of... Read more >
Meat Market
Meat Market
Written by Bruce Feldman
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781933060682
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Meat Market
Inside the Smash-Mouth World of College Football Recruiting
Written by Bruce Feldman


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
On Sale: October 14, 2008
Price: $16.00

"One of the most insightful books ever written about college football."
- The New York Times

"Easily among the best sports books of the new millennium."
- Paul Finebaum, columnist and radio host



In this unprecedented look at college football’s secret season, Bruce Feldman rips the cover off the game’s frenzied pursuit of raw... Read more >
Game On
Game On
Written by Tom Farrey
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781933060460
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Game On
The All-American Race to Make Champions of Our Children
Written by Tom Farrey


Format: Hardcover, 384 pages
On Sale: May 6, 2008
Price: $24.95

A first-of-its-kind investigative book on the least examined and most important topic in sports today.

Youth sports isn't just orange slices and all-star trophies anymore. It's 14-year-olds who enter high school with a decade of football experience, 9-year-olds competing for national baseball championships, 5-year-old golfers who shoot par, and toddlers made... Read more >
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One Helluva Ride
One Helluva Ride
Written by Liz Clarke
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345504494
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One Helluva Ride
How NASCAR Swept the Nation
Written by Liz Clarke


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: February 12, 2008
Price: $13.99

From its raw beginnings on Southern dirt tracks, NASCAR smacked of a slightly depraved spectacle, as if nothing but trouble could come from the unbridled locomotion of a V8 engine. By the time NASCAR roared into the twenty-first century, it had grown into a billion-dollar sports and marketing colossus, its races... Read more >
Every Week a Season
Every Week a Season
Written by Brian Curtis
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780307415196
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Every Week a Season
A Journey Inside Big-Time College Football
Written by Brian Curtis


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

“Brian Curtis tells the stories behind the stories. He brings the meetings, practice sessions, recruiting calls and game day experience to light like never before. Fans who want to know what goes on behind the scenes will find out in this book.”
–RON ZOOK, head football coach, the University of Florida

In Every... Read more >
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From Lance to Landis
From Lance to Landis
Written by David Walsh
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345499622
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From Lance to Landis
Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France
Written by David Walsh


Format: Hardcover, 352 pages
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $24.95

For eight years, the Tour de France, arguably the world’s most demanding athletic competition, was ruled by two men: Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. On the surface, they were feature players in one of the great sporting stories of the age–American riders overcoming tremendous odds to dominate a sport that held... Read more >
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From Lance to Landis
From Lance to Landis
Written by David Walsh
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345503589
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From Lance to Landis
Inside the American Doping Controversy at the Tour de France
Written by David Walsh


Format: eBook
On Sale: June 26, 2007
Price: $13.99

For eight years, the Tour de France, arguably the world’s most demanding athletic competition, was ruled by two men: Lance Armstrong and Floyd Landis. On the surface, they were feature players in one of the great sporting stories of the age–American riders overcoming tremendous odds to dominate a sport that held... Read more >
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Every Week a Season
Every Week a Season
Written by Brian Curtis
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345483379
Our Price: $14.95
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Every Week a Season
A Journey Inside Big-Time College Football
Written by Brian Curtis


Format: Trade Paperback, 320 pages
On Sale: August 30, 2005
Price: $14.95

“Brian Curtis tells the stories behind the stories. He brings the meetings, practice sessions, recruiting calls and game day experience to light like never before. Fans who want to know what goes on behind the scenes will find out in this book.”
–RON ZOOK, head football coach, the University of Florida

In Every... Read more >
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