Biography & Autobiography - Sports

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It's Not About the Bike: My Journey B...

Lance Armstrong

People around the world have found inspiration in the story of Lance Armstrong--a world-class athlete nearly struck down by cancer, only to recover and win the Tour de France, the multiday bicycle race famous for its grueling intensit...

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Published: Jan 2001

Jackie Robinson and the Integration o...

Scott Simon

Biography/Sports 'An extraordinary book . . . invitingly written and brisk.' —Chicago Tribune 'Perhaps no one has ever told the tale [of Robinson's arrival in the major leagues] so well as [Simon] does in this...

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Published: Mar 2007

Never Die Easy: The Autobiography of ...

Walter Payton

This sports autobiography chronicles the life on and off the field of Walter Payton the NFL leading rusher who died in 1999 from liver cancer. Payton's athletic success was matched by the kindness of his heart; he used his fame in po...

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Published: Sep 2001

The Last Coach: A Life of Paul 'Bear'...

Allen Barra

The explosive biography of the greatest college football coach in history.When Paul William 'Bear' Bryant died on January 26, 1983, it was the lead story on the all three networks' evening news. New York City newspapers reported his d...

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Published: Sep 2006

Quiet Strength: The Principles, Pract...

Tony Dungy

Tony Dungy's words and example have intrigued millions of people, particularly following his victory in Super Bowl XLI, the first for an African American coach. How is it possible for a coach--especially a football coach--to win the r...

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Published: May 2008

Sum It Up: A Thousand and Ninety-Eigh...

Pat Head Summitt

Pat Summitt, the all-time winningest coach in NCAA basketball history and bestselling author of Reach for the Summitt and Raise The Roof, tells for the first time her remarkable story of victory and resilience as well as facing down h...

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Published: Mar 2014

Open: An Autobiography

Andre Agassi

From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography.Agassi's incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. ...

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Published: Aug 2010

The Extra Mile: One Woman's Personal ...

Pam Reed

One year after her astonishing victory at the Badwater Ultramarathon, Pam Reed again made distance running history when she braved the hottest weather in years—135 degrees—to successfully defend her title. How does this 100-pound ...

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Published: Sep 2007

Chalked Up: My Life in Elite Gymnasti...

Jennifer Sey

The true story of the 1986 U.S. National Gymnastics champion whose lifelong dream was to compete in the Olympics, until anorexia, injuries, and coaching abuses nearly destroyed her Fanciful dreams of gold medals and Nadia Comaneci le...

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Published: May 2009

Luckiest Man: The Life and Death of L...

Jonathan Eig

A baseball icon, as never before portrayed....Yes, Gehrig is depicted as a man who faced death without complaint, but he’s also outstandingly portrayed as a fallible man with faults and peccadilloes. Eig’s highly readable ...

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Published: Jan 2005

Every Second Counts

Lance Armstrong

The champion cyclist and author of IIt's Not About the Bike continues the inspirational story of his life and accomplishments in the wake of his recovery from testicular cancer and describes what fuels his pursuit of personal and prof...

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Published: Jan 2003

The Right Steph: How Stephen Curry Is...

Mike Yorkey

In the last couple of years, Stephen Curry has reshaped the way basketball is played, been proclaimed the best shooter in basketball history (with the stats to back him up), morphed into the baby-faced face of the NBA, and has been la...

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Published: Nov 2016

My Greatest Day in Baseball: Forty-Se...

John P. Carmichael

My Greatest Day in Baseball, one of the earliest collections of the game's oral histories, presents forty-seven famous stars from the golden age of baseball relating their most unforgettable moments in the sport. Ty Cobb vividly recre...

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Published: Jan 1996

The Teammates: A Portrait of a Friend...

David Halberstam

As baseball legend Ted Williams lay dying in Florida, his old Boston Red Sox teammates Johnny Pesky and Dom DMaggio piled into a car and drove 1,300 miles to see their friend. Another member of the close-knit group, Bobby Doerr, remai...

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Published: May 2004

Breaking Free: My Life with Dissociat...

Herschel Walker

The NFL legend and Heisman Trophy winner shares the inspiring story of his life and diagnosis with dissociative identity disorder.Herschel Walker is widely regarded as one of football's greatest running backs. He led the University of...

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Published: Jan 2009

Atlas: From the Streets to the Ring: ...

Teddy Atlas

'Of all the people who have affected by my life and influence the choices I've made, none has been more important than my father.' So begins the autobiography of legendary boxing trainer and commentator Teddy Atlas, who grew from...

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Published: May 2007

Pep Guardiola

Guillem Balague

This fully updated edition of the international bestseller includes Pep Guardiola's Bayern years and his decision to join Manchester CityPep Guardiola is the most successful and sought after football coach in the world. After being ap...

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Published: May 2017

Federer

Chris Bowers

This admired biography traces the rise of Roger Federer, from his first tentative strokes with a racket to legendary status, and perhaps even the title of greatest tennis player ever. It looks at his development as a sportsman and how...

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Published: Sep 2016

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Der...

John Branch

"Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites."―Steve Almond, New York Times Book Review The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 ...

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Published: Oct 2015

Standing Tall: The Kevin Everett Stor...

Sam Carchidi

In a matter of a few seconds, a strong, promising young Buffalo Bills player lay paralyzed and very mortal after a violent collision on the second-half kickoff return during the opening weekend of the 2007 NFL season. Kevin Everett, s...

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Published: Feb 2008

Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Da...

Rubin "Hurricane" Carter

Eye of the Hurricane: My Path from Darkness to Freedom is a self-portrait of Rubin "Hurricane" Carter, a twentieth-century icon and controversial victim of the U.S. justice system turned spokesperson for the wrongfully convi...

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Published: Aug 2013

Lance Armstrong's War: One Man's Batt...

Daniel Coyle

Lance Armstrong's War is the extraordinary story of greatness pushed to its limits; a vivid, behind-the-scenes portrait of perhaps the most accomplished athlete of our time as he vies for a historic sixth straight victory in the tough...

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Published: Apr 2010

Managing My Life: My Autobiography

Alex Ferguson

This book is about the beginning of Sir Alex's football career, until the year 2000.1999 was an outstanding year for Alex Ferguson - not only did he lead Manchester United, the most glamorous club in the world, to a unique and outstan...

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Published: Oct 2017

My Year of Running Dangerously: A Dad...

Tom Foreman

CNN correspondent Tom Foreman's remarkable journey from half-hearted couch potato to ultra-marathon runner, with four half-marathons, three marathons, and 2,000 miles of training in between; a poignant and warm-hearted tale of parenti...

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Published: Jun 2016

One Second to Glory: The Alaska Adven...

Lew Freedman

Dick Mackey, one of Alaska's great storytellers and one of its toughest men, approaches life in the North as one continuous adventure. It seems as if he has been everywhere and done everything in Alaska, soaking up more adventure and ...

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Published: Nov 2001

Herb Brooks: The Inside Story of a Ho...

John Gilbert

The U. S. hockey team's victory at the 1980 Olympics was a "Miracle on Ice"--a miracle largely brought about by the late Herb Brooks, the legendary coach who forged that invincible team.  Famously antagonistic toward the ...

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Published: Oct 2010

James Salerno, Boxer

John Greenburg

James Salerno, Boxer is a hard hitting true story in the mold of a Greek tragedy, with the world of the fight game as its backdrop. It pulls no punches in describing Salerno's wars in the ring, his experiences with the women he encou...

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Published: Jun 2014

Elston: The Story of the First Africa...

Arlene Howard

Beginning with his early years as a St. Louis teenager, Elston tells of Elston Howard’s love of baseball and his encounters with racism. His three decades with the New York Yankees include numerous anecdotes about fellow Yankee lege...

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Published: Jan 2018

The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals an...

Tim Howard

In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon  idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and pr...

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Published: May 2015

Kelly Tough: Live Courageously by Fai...

Erin Kelly

Do not let the title Kelly Tough fool you. This is not a be all you can be, no pain no gain story. Toughness is overrated. And being Kelly Tough, well, you are about to find out what that really means and why it just might matter to y...

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Published: May 2015
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