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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans ...

Daniel James Brown

The New York Times-bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times-the improbable,...

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Published: May 2014

A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bo...

John Feinstein

Twenty-five years after it spent sixteen weeks atop the New York Times bestseller list, A Season on the Brink remains the most celebrated basketball book ever written. Granted unprecedented access to legendary coach Bob Knight and the...

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Published: Nov 2011

The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thin...

Chris Ballard

Chris Ballard sits down with the NBA's most passionate, cerebral players to discover their tricks of the trade and to learn what drives them. He reveals the roots of Kobe Bryant's limitless competitiveness; shadows LeBron James to fig...

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Published: Nov 2010

Blood, Sweat & Gears. The Story of t...

David G. Barnes

In 1971, could a little group of unknown automotive engineers independently design and build a race car from an old 1964 Pontiac sedan and really compete against professional, factory-backed racing teams? Blood, Sweat & Gears is based...

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Published: Oct 2014

When the Game Was Ours

Larry Bird

A riveting portrait of two legendary players whose fierce rivalry came to define one of the most exciting periods of professional basketball In Celtic green was Larry Bird, the hick from French Lick with laser-beam focus, relentles...

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Published: Oct 2010

Minnesota Made Me

Patrick C. Borzi

What is it about living in Minnesota that shapes the careers and values of its most successful athletes and sports figures? In Minnesota Made Me, award-winning sportswriter Patrick C. Borzi digs into the background of more than three ...

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Published: Nov 2018

The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of C...

Scott Ellsworth

Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports WritingThe true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental changeIn the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College ...

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Published: Mar 2016

Gumbo for the Tiger Soul: It's more t...

Ces Guerra

Gumbo for the Tiger Soul is a collection of personal stories covering great and not so great moments in LSU football history over nearly 50 years. The stories have been contributed by friends, former football players, fans, band membe...

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Published: Jul 2014

Pool Wars: On the Road to Hell and Ba...

Jay Helfert

Jay's recollection of pool stories exceeds any that I've ever heard. His exactness in recalling events as they actually happened is amazing. There are few as qualified to write about pool action as Jay. He has always been right on the...

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Published: Jun 2012

Swell: A Waterbiography

Jenny Landreth

These days, swimming may seem like the most egalitarian of pastimes, open to anyone with a swimsuit--but this wasn't always the case. In the 19th century, swimming was exclusively the domain of men, and access to pools was a luxury li...

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Published: May 2018

Losing Isn't Everything: The Untold S...

Curt Menefee

A refreshing and thought-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat—those on the flip side of an epic triumph—and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and t...

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Published: Oct 2017

The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Sa...

John J. Miller

John J. Miller delivers the intriguing, never-before-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt saved American Football—a game that would become the nation's most popular sport. Miller's sweeping, novelistic retelling captures the violent...

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Published: Apr 2012

The Machine: A Hot Team, a Legendary ...

Joe Posnanski

From 1972 to 1976, the Cincinnati Reds—the franchise known as the Big Red Machine—dominated the National League, winning four division crowns, three league pennants, and two World Series titles. But their 1975 season was the stuff...

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Published: Sep 2010

Remembering the Stick: Candlestick Pa...

Steven Travers

Described by famed baseball scribe Roger Angell as looking like "a festive prison yard" during the 1962 World Series, Candlestick was loved and hated by sports teams and fans alike for its 43 years of existence. Built on a l...

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Published: Jun 2015

Crazyball: Sports Scandals, Superstit...

Barry Wilner

Crazyball is a look at the wild, unusual, unimaginable, funny, and downright strange occurrences in sports. Barry Wilner and Ken Rappoport take us from the worst teams in history to sports' craziest superstitions, wackiest pranks, and...

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Published: Aug 2014
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