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Basketball Junkie

by Chris Herren & Bill Reynolds

I was dead for thirty seconds.

That’s what the cop in Fall River told me. 

When the EMTs found me, there was a needle in my arm and a packet of heroin in the front seat.

At basketball-crazy Durfee High School...


The Golden Era of Golf

by Al Barkow

Until now, no one has made the point directly and unequivocally that the game "invented" by ancient Scots would not have reached its present stature in the world of sports if Americans had never gotten hold...


This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It?

by Don Yaeger & George Karl

He's fiery, funny--and brutally frank. He's George Karl, head coach of the Seattle Supersonics, and one of the most outspoken men in professional basketball. Opinionated and always passionate about the sport,...


Insane Training

by Matt Kroczaleski

Matt “Kroc” Kroczaleski is a world champion, record holding powerlifter and an NPC bodybuilder known for his grueling, high intensity workouts.

 

Insane Training is what Kroc is famous for. His new book...


Draw in the Dunes

by Neil Sagebiel, Tony Jacklin & Jack Nicklaus

In 1969, the 42-year history of biennial golf matches between the United States and Great Britain reached its climax. The U.S., led by Jack Nicklaus, had dominated competitive golf for years; Great Britain,...


Putting Secrets

by Steve Page

First, let's clear up two things. Putting is, without question, one of the hardest parts of the game. It is also the most important. If you take a golf pro hitting right on par for 18, on average he'll take...


Miracle at Fenway

by Saul Wisnia & Dave Roberts

BEFORE THEY BECOME THE 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONS, THERE WAS THE SEASON THAT BROKE THE CURSE AND STARTED IT ALL…

The players and coaching staff of the 2004 Boston Red Sox are now and forever, legends. After all,...


Ya Gotta Believe!

by Michael Lichtenstein

Are you a true Mets fan? Were you there when they won the 1986 World Series in the seventh game? Did you stand and cheer as the Mets demolished the St. Louis Cardinals to become the National League Champions...


Shaq Talks Back

by Shaquille O'Neal

It's rare to discover a candid sports autobiography-- even rare when the author is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. But in Shaq Talks Back, Shaquille O'Neal for the first time talks frankly...


Muscle Beach

by Marla Matzer Rose

The Story Behind America's Iconic Patch of Sand--Muscle Beach, California

Almost half a century before health clubs, fitness videos and weight training became American obsessions, a pioneering enclave in Santa...


My Greatest Day in Football

by Bob McCullough

As he did for his previous books, My Greatest Day in NASCAR and My Greatest Day in Golf, sports journalist Bob McCullough has crisscrossed the country interviewing legendary football players who are in the Hall...


Sailing the Pacific

by Miles Hordern

Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here’s an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher...


Throwback

by Jason Kendall & Lee Judge

Ever Wonder What’s Being Said at Home Plate?How a Team Silently Communicates?What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?

America’s pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for...


Mistake-Free Golf

by Robert K. Winters, PhD & Rich Lerner

Mistake-Free Golf is the first and only book that directly applies to golfers of all levels on how to specifically correct their mental errors. By identifying the mental mistakes that golfers make on a consistent...


Black Noon: The Year They Stopped the Indy 500

by Art Garner

Winner of the 2014 Dean Batchelor Award, Motor Press Guild “Book of the Year”

Before noon on May 30th, 1964, the Indy 500 was stopped for the first time in history by an accident. Seven cars had crashed...


Cold Burial

by Clive Powell-Williams

For schoolboys in the 1920s, too young to have experienced first-hand the horrors of World War One, theirs was yet the age of adventure. Their imaginations fired by the exploits of Robert Scott, T. E. Lawrence,...


Basic Training

by Jon Giswold & David Morgan

A beautifully illustrated, indispensable guide for anyone embarking on a fitness program

Basic Training is an introductory guide to achieving health and fitness for men. This user-friendly source of information,...


Brooks: The Biography of Brooks Robinson

by Doug Wilson

Finalist for the 2014 Casey Award!

Selected by the National Baseball Hall of Fame for the 2014 author's series

Brooks Robinson is one of baseball’s most transcendent and revered players. He won a record sixteen...


Bad News for McEnroe

by Bill Scanlon, Sonny Long & Cathy Long

In the golden age of tennis, when players were just learning how to become media personalities, men like John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Björn Borg and Ivan Lendl ruled the court. Now in a tell-all memoir, former...


Blacktop Cowboys

by Ty Phillips

Blacktop Cowboys chronicles the 2004 rodeo season through the eyes of several steer wrestlers trying to make it back to rodeo's version of the Super Bowl, the National Finals Rodeo (NFR) in Las Vegas.

   Steer...