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Hitting Across the Line

by Viv Richards

The career of cricket’s greatest enigma, Viv Richardsm spans a tumultuous 20 years. Born Isaac Vivian Alexander Richards in Antiqua he made his first-class debut for the leeward Islands in 1971, and his Test...

Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhood: A Red-Blooded Sport for Red-Blooded Men

by Steven Elliott Tripp

As the first baseball player to achieve real celebrity status, Ty Cobb embodies the strength and determination of classic masculinity. His grit and stubbornness, however, form a legacy that has been both lauded...

This Mum Runs

by Jo Pavey

The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum heading to a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016.

'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate...

Forman's Games

by Lance Forman

On 6 July 2005, the world held a collective intake of breath as IOC president Jacques Rogge declared: 'The games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of … London.'

Despite the images of jubilant...

Swee'pea: The Story of Lloyd Daniels and Other Playground Basketball Legends

by John Valenti & Ron Naclerio

“If you care about basketball or about people, you will care about this book.” —(John Feinstein, author of Season on the Brink)

“[Daniels’s] story was quite powerful in an age before the Internet and...

The Picador Book of Cricket

by Ramachandra Guha

A tribute to the finest writers on the game of cricket and an acknowledgement that the great days of cricket literature are behind us. There was a time when major English writers – P. G. Wodehouse, Arthur...

Mount Everest 1938

by H.W. Tilman & Steve Bell

It’s 1938, the British have thrown everything they’ve got at Everest but they’ve still not reached the summit. War in Europe seems inevitable; the Empire is shrinking. Still reeling from failure in 1936,...

Fall from Grace: The Truth and Tragedy of ¿Shoeless Joe¿ Jackson

by Tim Hornbaker

Considered by Ty Cobb as “the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,” “Shoeless Joe” Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting...

Blue Apple Switchback: A Memoir

by Carrie Highley

At age forty, Carrie Highley finally decided to take on the biggest switchback of her life: Upon her bicycle, and with the help of her mentor's wisdom, she shed everything she was taught to believe as a young...

Muhammad Ali: A Tribute to the Greatest

by Thomas Hauser

Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon.  Few global personalities...

1966: My World Cup Story

by Bobby Charlton

Fifty years on, a legend remembers.

In 1966 England won the World Cup at Wembley. Sir Bobby Charlton, England's greatest ever player, was there on the pitch. Now, fifty years on, Sir Bobby looks back on the most...

Fedegraphica: A Graphic Biography of the Genius of Roger Federer

by Mark Hodgkinson

Fedegraphica is a graphic biography that reveals the genius of Roger Federer through illuminating infographics of his game alongside stories and analysis from those who have played, watched and admired him....

Inside Pitch: Playing and Broadcasting the Game I Love

by Nick Cafardo & Tom Glavine

One of the greatest pitchers of his generation, Tom Glavine delivered the defining moment of the Atlanta Braves' 1990s dynasty. Glavine took the Atlanta-Fulton County Stadium mound for Game 6 of the 1995 World...

For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr

by Duncan Hamilton

The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII

Many people will remember...

Home Game: Big-League Stories from My Life in Baseball's First Family

by Bret Boone & Kevin Cook

From the first third-generation player in Major League history, a sometimes moving, always candid inside look at his family’s seventy years in baseball


A five-foot-ten fireball questioned by scouts because...

The Mozart of Basketball: The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Dra¿en Petrovic

by Todd Spehr & Digger Phelps

Dražen Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in Šibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Dražen was a natural. He began his professional career at the age...

The Romford Pelé

by Ray Parlour & Arsène Wenger

The Trophies …

The Tuesday Club …

The Prawn Crackers …

Marc Overmars may have given him the nickname, but the Romford Pele is a legend in his own right. Over 16 action-packed years, from a trainee scrubbing...

More Than Rivals: A Championship Game and a Friendship That Moved a Town Beyond Black and White

by Ken Abraham

This New York Times bestseller is the true story of a friendship between two high school basketball players, one black and one white, that diffused the highly charged racial tensions in a small Southern town...


by Rick Broadbent

"A runner must run with dreams in his heart." Emil Zatopek.

In the summer of 1952 Emil Zatopek became the king of the running world with an unprecedented distance treble at the Olympic Games in Helsinki. Together...

Valley Walls: A Memoir of Climbing and Living in Yosemite

by Glen Denny

Half a century ago a rag-tag group of innovators was building a foundation for modern American rock climbing from a makeshift home base in Yosemite. Photographer Glen Denny was a key figure in this golden age...