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Connie: The Marvellous Life of Learie Constantine

by Harry Pearson

His father was a first-class cricketer, his grandfather was a slave.

Born in rural Trinidad in 1901, Learie Constantine was the most dynamic all-round cricketer of his age (1928-1939) when he played Test cricket...


Electric October

by Kevin Cook

The story of six ordinary ballplayers whose paths crossed in the 1947 World Series--and the ways that epic October changed their lives

The 1947 World Series was “the most exciting ever” in the words of Joe...


Stephen Donald - Beaver

by Scotty Stevenson

Stephen Donald etched himself into All Blacks folklore with that 'kick' in the 2011 Rugby World Cup final at Eden Park. Donald, one of the country's most popular All Blacks, had not originally been wanted for...


Finding My Father's Voice

by Leigh Ann Walker

Leigh Ann Walker's efforts to learn about her deceased father began in earnest five years ago, but really, the journey started in 1971 when Verlon "Rube" Walker died. He was the third base coach for the Chicago...


They Call Me Pudge: My Life Playing the Game I Love

by Ivan Rodriguez, Jeff Sullivan & Nolan Ryan

With 14 All-Star appearances, 13 Gold Gloves, a Most Valuable Player Award, and, of course, a World Series ring, Ivan "Pudge" Rodriguez has more than earned his spot in Cooperstown as one of the best Major League...


From Delhi to the Den

by Stephen Constantine

From the Cypriot fourth division to the Indian national team, Stephen Constantine's career has taken the scenic route. Ever since leaving his home in Cyprus with nothing at the age of 16, Constantine has been...


Play Like a Girl: How a Soccer School in Kenya's Slums Started a Revolution

by Ellie Roscher

  

Growing up and living in Kibera, Kenya, Abdul Kassim was well aware of the disproportionate number of challenges faced by women due to the extreme gender inequalities that persist in the slums. After being...


Staying Strong

by Stephen Murray, John F McDonald & Lee Martin

Staying Strong is an immensely human story of how a working-class boy from Tyneside in the north of England became a world champion BMX dirt rider in America – then went downhill through partying and drugs...


Different Class: Football, Fashion and Funk - The Story of Laurie Cunningham

by Dermot Kavanagh

In 1977, Laurie Cunningham became the first black footballer to play professionally for England and, two years later, went on to become the first Englishman to play for Real Madrid. In a time when race relations...


Dog Rounds

by Elliot Worsell

There's a kindness in beating a man badly, and that kindness is based on correctness,' Chris Eubank March 2016: boxer Chris Eubank Jr punches his opponent, Nick Blackwell, into a coma. Blackwell dies momentarily,...


The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback

by Bruce Arians

What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several...


All Our Waves Are Water

by Jaimal Yogis

In this meditative memoir—a compelling fusion of Barbarian Days and the journals of Thomas Merton—the author of Saltwater Buddha reflects on his "failing toward enlightenment," his continued search to...


Footnotes

by Vybarr Cregan-Reid

Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts...


But Seriously

by John McEnroe

A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER John McEnroe's long-awaited follow-up to his #1 bestseller

He is one of the most controversial and beloved athletes in history, a tennis legend and a volcanic, mesmerizing presence....


The Roving Eye

by Richard Evans

Go. Be there. For the past six decades Richard Evans has followed that dictum - being where the action was, not just as a tennis writer and broadcaster - 196 Grand Slams and counting - but through his years...


AJ: How Alan Jones Climbed to the Top of Formula One

by Alan Jones

Few names in international motorsport are treated with the same reverence as Alan Jones. When he speaks, they listen.

He is one of only two Australians to win the Formula One World Drivers' Championship, and...


The Fair and the Foul: Inside Our Sporting Nation

by David Hill

If anyone is qualified to talk about sport in Australia, it's David Hill. In this book, with the benefit of his years of personal experience both playing and working in the sporting world, he vividly narrates...


The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Gunner

by Patrick Mangan

‘A wonderful book – I was helplessly absorbed’ – Bill Bryson

 

In his childhood memoir The Loneliness of the Long-Distance Gunner, former football journalist Patrick Mangan relives the agony and the ecstasy...


Lou Boudreau: My Hall of Fame Life on the Field and Behind the Mic

by Russell Schneider, Lou Boudreau & Jack Brickhouse

The autobiography of a baseball great.

Lou Boudreau is considered one of the most extraordinary men in baseball history. He was a player-manager, an All Star, an MVP, a World Series–winner, and a Hall of Famer....


American Wings, Iranian Roots

by Kristin Orloff

A gold medal wrestler, Reza's inspiring life celebrates honor, family and freedom. After he leads bloody battles in the 1979 Iranian Revolution and serves in the Air Force, Reza desires a fate beyond the suffocating...