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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 Sting Like a Bee, Evel, The Mysterious MontagueThe Big BamTed WilliamsAt the Altar of SpeedManute, and Why Not Us? He lives in Boston.

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Sting Like a Bee
Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | April 2018
$17.00/23.00(Canada) | 978-0-307-95032-1 (0-307-95032-8)


A tremendous new biography of Muhammad Ali that zeroes in on the moment Ali turned from an athlete to an activist-icon.

Muhammad Ali: heavyweight champion, Olympic gold medalist, and cultural icon. In Sting Like a Bee, bestselling author Lee Montville takes a close look at... Read more

Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2012
$17.95/23.95(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
$16.00/21.00(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

The Big Bam
Written by Leigh Montville
Anchor | Trade Paperback | May 2007
$18.00/24.00(Canada) | 978-0-7679-1971-5 (0-7679-1971-8)

National Bestseller

He was the Sultan of Swat. The Caliph of Clout. The Wizard of Whack. The Bambino. And simply, to his teammates, the Big Bam. 

Babe Ruth was more than baseball’s original superstar. For eighty-five years, he has remained the sport’s reigning titan. He has been named Athlete of the Century ... 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)

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?  

Still a gangly teenager when he stepped into... Read more

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