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My Golden Lessons: 100-Plus Ways to Improve Your Shots, Lower Your Scores and Enjoy Golf Much, Much More

by Jack Nicklaus, Ken Bowden & Jim McQueen

He made his first cut in a professional major championship in the 1958 U.S. Open, at age eighteen. Forty years later, he had his most recent top-10 finish in a major at the Masters. In between, he won eighteen...


Golf Is a Game of Confidence

by Bob Rotella & Bob Cullen

Confidence, or “playing with your eyes,” can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help readers revolutionize their own course management...


Arnold

by Arnold Schwarzenegger

Five-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name in bodybuilding. Here is his classic bestselling autobiography, which explains how the “Austrian Oak” came...


Blood and Smoke: A True Tale of Mystery, Mayhem and the Birth  of the Indy 500

by Charles Leerhsen

One hundred years ago, 40cars lined up for the firstIndianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won.

The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was...


Let the Tornado Come: A Memoir

by Rita Zoey Chin

Hailed as a “clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” by The Boston Globe, Let the Tornado Come is the “lyrical debut memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) of a runaway child, the woman she became, and...


I Was Right On Time

by Buck O'neil, David Conrads, Steve Wulf & Ken Burns

From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro...


All Fishermen Are Liars

by John Gierach

This “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing....


Sloop: Restoring My Family's Wooden Sailboat--An Adventure in Old-Fashioned Values

by Daniel Robb

When Daniel Robb set out to rebuild a family sailboat that had been deteriorating for years, he couldn't have anticipated what he was getting into.

When Daniel Robb set out to rebuild a family sailboat that had...


Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood

by Jeffrey Marx

The bestselling inspirational book in which the author reunites with a childhood football hero, now a minister and coach, and witnesses a revelatory demonstration of the true meaning of manhood.

Joe Ehrmann,...


Gang Green: An Irreverent Look Behind the Scenes

by Gerald Eskenazi

Question: What is the only team dating back to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that has yet to win a division title?

Question: What is the only team in the four major pro sports that has existed since the early 1960s...


A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands

by Lorne Rubenstein & Sean Connery

The town of Dornoch, Scotland, lies at nearly the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska. A bit too far removed for the taste of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club has never...


The Annapolis Book of Seamanship: Fourth Edition

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The...


Duel in the Sun: Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus in the Battle of Turn

by Michael Corcoran

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts: Baseball Stars of the 1970s and 1980s Talk About the Game They Loved

by Fay Vincent

It’s What’s Inside the Lines That Counts brings together ballplayers, managers, an umpire, and the first head of the players’ union to describe the momentous changes to the game that took place in the...


Bud, Sweat, And Tees: Hootie, Martha, and the Masters of the Universe

by Alan Shipnuck

The PGA Tour is the most interesting subculture in sports, though you wouldn't know it from most golf books. The Tour is home to rowdy, randy young men often drunk with money and fame; fueled by alcohol and...


The Battle for Augusta National: Hootie, Martha, and the Masters of the Universe

by Alan Shipnuck

The controversy began with a seemingly innocuous private letter, and spiraled into the biggest media event in golf history. The Augusta National membership dispute dominated headlines and watercooler conversation...


The Art of a Beautiful Game: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA

by Chris Ballard

In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise...


Rowing the Atlantic: Lessons Learned on the Open Ocean

by Roz Savage

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...


A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

by Stephen J. Harper

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

by Gary M. Pomerantz

“The definitive book of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers” (Scott Brown, ESPN): A unique literary sports book that—through exquisite reportage, love, and honesty—tells the full story of the best team to...