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Leigh Montville

Three-time New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville is a former columnist at the Boston Globe and former senior writer at Sports Illustrated. He is the author of The Mysterious Montague, The Big Bam, Ted Williams, At the Altar of Speed, Manute, and Why Not Us? He lives in Boston.


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Dare to Dream
Written by Jim Calhoun and Leigh Montville
Three Rivers Press | Trade Paperback | October 1999
$15.00/17.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2954-7 (0-7679-2954-3)

The charismatic basketball coach at the University of Connecticut reveals the victorious secrets behind his team's breathtaking journey to the 1999 NCAA Division I National Championship--and along the way shares his philosophy for winning.

It was one of those games that basketball fans will talk about for years. Here was the seemingly... Read more






The Big Bam
Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1971-5 (0-7679-1971-8)

He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. From the award-winning author of the New York Times bestseller Ted Williams comes the thoroughly original, definitively ambitious, and exhilaratingly colorful biography of the largest legend ever... Read more






Evel
Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$16.95/19.95(Canada) | 978-0-7679-3052-9 (0-7679-3052-5)

Evel Knievel, the father of extreme sports, was a high-flying daredevil. He was the personification of excitement and danger and showmanship, and represented a unique slice of American culture and patriotism. But behind the flash and the frenzy, who was this man in red, white, and blue?
 
With characteristic flair and insight...

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The Mysterious Montague
Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2009
$15.00/17.50(Canada) | 978-0-7679-2650-8 (0-7679-2650-1)

John Montague was a boisterous enigma. In the 1930s, he was called “the world's greatest golfer” by famed sportswriter Grantland Rice. He could drive the ball 300 yards and more, or he could chip it across a room into a highball glass. He played golf with everyone from Howard Hughes and... Read more






Ted Williams
Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | March 2005
$18.00/22.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1320-1 (0-7679-1320-5)

He was The Kid. The Splendid Splinter. Teddy Ballgame. One of the greatest figures of his generation, and arguably the greatest baseball hitter of all time. But what made Ted Williams a legend – and a lightning rod for controversy in life and in death? What motivated him to interrupt his... Read more





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