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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

by Phil Knight

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company’s early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one...


The Ugly Game: The Corruption of FIFA and the Qatari Plot to Buy the World Cup

by Heidi Blake & Jonathan Calvert

“The book that reminds you exactly what’s wrong with FIFA” (Esquire UK): This meticulously reported account by two award-winning, investigative journalists at Britain’s The Sunday Times explains how...


The Reason for Flowers: Their History, Culture, Biology, and How They Change Our Lives

by Stephen Buchmann

A “fascinating” (The Wall Street Journal), engaging, and expert account of the botany, ecology, history, culture, and meaning of flowers, written by a passionately devoted scientist, photographer, and writer,...


The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy

by Filip Bondy

An award-winning veteran sportswriter who personally covered the Pine Tar Game looks back and explores one of the wackiest events in baseball history.

On July 24, 1983, during the finale of a heated four-game...


The Modern Ark: The Story of Zoos: Past, Present, and Future

by Vicki Croke

An in-depth look at the radical changes occurring in our nation’s zoos—from cement-paved mazes to simulated rain forests to completely natural landscapes—as well as the history behind the actual idea of...


Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games

by Michael Weinreb

From an award-winning sports journalist and college football expert: “A beautifully written mix of memoir and reportage that tracks college ball through fourteen key games, giving depth and meaning to all”...


Climb to Conquer: The Untold Story of WWII's 10th Mountain Division Ski Troops

by Peter Shelton

Few stories from the "greatest generation" are as unforgettable -- or as little known -- as that of the 10th Mountain Division. Today a versatile light infantry unit deployed around the world, the 10th began...


Do Not Sell At Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World's Rarest 78rpm Records

by Amanda Petrusich

“A thoughtful, entertaining history of obsessed music collectors and their quest for rare early 78 rpm records” (Los Angeles Times), Do Not Sell at Any Price is a fascinating, complex story of preservation,...


Jump Attack: The Formula for Explosive Athletic Performance, Jumping Higher, and Training Like the Pros

by Tim S. Grover

Legendary trainer Tim Grover’s internationally acclaimed training program used by the pros, including Michael Jordan and Kobe Bryant—now completely revised, updated, and expanded, with 100 new photos.

Since...


The Price of Silence: The Duke Lacrosse Scandal, the Power of the Elite, and the Corruption of Our Great Universities

by William D. Cohan

A Duke alumnus whose work has been hailed as “authoritative” (The Washington Post), “seductively engrossing” (Chicago Tribune), “riveting” (The Economist), and “masterful” (Los Angeles Times),...


Rescue of the Bounty: Disaster and Survival in Superstorm Sandy

by Michael J. Tougias & Douglas A. Campbell

From the author of the Fall 2015 Disney movie The Finest Hours, the “thrilling and perfectly paced” (Booklist) story of the sinking and rescue of Bounty—the tall ship used in the classic 1962 movie Mutiny...


Brooklyn Bounce: The Highs and Lows of Nets Basketball's Historic First Season in the Borough

by Jake Appleman

“A breezy, cautionary tale for modern sports fans” (Booklist) of the Brooklyn Nets’ inaugural season, which brought back pro sports to the borough of Brooklyn—now updated to include the 2013-2014 season....


Company Man: Thirty Years of Controversy and Crisis in the CIA

by John Rizzo

The “revealing” (The New Yorker) insider history of the CIA from a lawyer with a “front-row seat on the hidden world of intelligence” (The Washington Post). Former CIA director George J. Tenet called...


Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin

Combining the insight of Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World and the intrigue of Ben Affleck’s Argo, Ping Pong Diplomacy traces the story of how an aristocratic British spy used the game of table...


The Herbfarm Cookbook

by Jerry Traunfeld

Not so long ago, parsley was the only fresh herb available to most American cooks. Today, bunches of fresh oregano and rosemary can be found in nearly every supermarket, basil and mint grow abundantly in backyards...


Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

by Alexandra Heminsley

The inspiring, hilarious memoir of a “Bridget Jones-like writer” (The Washington Post) who transforms her life by learning to run, with stories of miserable defeat, complete victory, and learning to choose...


Of Dice and Men: The Story of Dungeons & Dragons and The People Who Play It

by David M. Ewalt

The Lord of the Rings meets Moneyball in this unique and authoritative book on Dungeons & Dragons—from the game’s origins through its rise to cultural prominence, and its ripple effect on popular culture...


The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Though the Heart of the Grand Canyon

by Kevin Fedarko

From one of Outside magazine’s “Literary All-Stars” comes the thrilling true tale of the fastest boat ride ever, down the entire length of the Colorado River and through the Grand Canyon, during the legendary...


The Boilerplate Rhino: Nature in the Eye of the Beholder

by David Quammen

In 1981 David Quammen began what might be every freelance writer's dream: a monthly column for Outside magazine in which he was given free rein to write about anything that interested him in the natural world....


The Flight of the Iguana: A Sidelong View of Science and Nature

by David Quammen

From the award-winning author of The Song of the Dodo comes a collection of essays in which various weird and wonderful aspects of nature are examined. This book contains tales of vegetarian piranha fish, voiceless...