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First Class Citizenship

by Michael G. Long

Never-before-published letters offer a rich portrait of the baseball star as a fearless advocate for racial justice at the highest levels of American politics

 

Jackie Robinson's courage on the baseball diamond...


The Road to Cooperstown

by Tom Stanton

Every true baseball fan dreams of visiting Cooperstown. Some make the trip as boys, when the promise of a spot in the lineup with the Yankees or Red Sox or Tigers glows on the horizon, as certain as the sunrise....


Moe & Me: Encounters with Moe Norman, Golf's Mysterious Genius

by Lorne Rubenstein

Spotlighting Moe Norman, a golfer admired by Tiger Woods himself, this memoir by a sportswriter who knew Moe Norman for 40 years details Moe's unique and controversial life. The record investigates how, despite...


America's Girl

by Tim Dahlberg, Mary Ederle Ward & Brenda Greene

America’s Girl is an intimate look at the life and trials of Gertrude Ederle, who in 1926 not only became the first woman to swim across the English Channel, but broke the record set by men. The feat so thrilled...


The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr

by Chris Willis & James A. Carr

This biography chronicles the many achievements of Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL for most of its first two decades. During his tenure, Carr implemented the standard player's contract, wrote the league's...


Angela James: The First Superstar of Women's Hockey

by Tom Bartsiokas & Corey Long

Dubbed "the Wayne Gretzky of women's hockey," Angela James became the most dominant female player on the planet from the early 1980s through the mid 1990s. Her rise to hockey stardom, however, was a true long...


Worcester Warrior

by Cecil Duckworth

Story of the many setbacks encountered by self-made millionaire Cecil Duckworth in the pricess of building up his business in Worcester.


How I Played the Game: An Autobiography

by Byron Nelson & Arnold Palmer

Byron Nelson is golf's greatest living legend. He is one of the finest golfers ever to pick up a putter, and the man who had the most magnificent year any golfer ever had-1945, when he won an incredible eighteen...


The Bowden Way: 50 Years of Leadership Wisdom

by Bobby Bowden & Steve Bowden

As head football coach at Florida State, Bobby Bowden has won two national championships and compiled an astounding resume of all-time credentials. Filled with personal anecdotes, famous names, and fascinating...


Jimmie Foxx: The Pride of Sudlersville

by Mark R. Millikin

The story of one of baseball's most ferocious hitters, Jimmie Foxx. The most inclusive biography of Foxx to date, Millikin's book provides a complete picture of his subject.


Bradley Wiggins: Tour de Force

by John Deering

Rising from an inner city background, abandoned by his pro cyclist father as a toddler, Bradley Wiggins became a prodigious talent. World Junior Champion, World Champion and Olympic Champion were all titles...


Michael Vick: An Unauthorized Biography

by Belmont and Belcourt Biographies

Michael Vick is an extraordinarily talented and extraordinarily controversial NFL quarterback. Most people are aware of his amazing talents on the field and of his amazing controversies off the field, but in...


Playing for Paterno: One Coach, Two Eras . . . A Father and Son's Recollections of Playing for JoePa

by Charles Pittman, Tony Pittman & Jae Bryson

Penn State football icon Joe Paterno has presided over five undefeated seasons in his storied career as a head coach. Charlie and Tony Pittman played in three of those seasons. The Pittmans are the only undefeated...


Bear: The Hard Life & Good Times of Alabama's Coach Bryant

by Paul "Bear" Bryant & John Underwood

A reissue of Paul "Bear" Bryant's autobiography, this edition features a completely new introduction and an accompanying audio CD of Bryant himself, in his own voice, talking about his life and football. It's...


The Kid: A Season with Sidney Crosby and the New NHL

by Shawna Richer & Roy Macgregor

In the tradition of A Season on the Brink and Peter Gzowksi's The Game of Our Lives, Shawna Richer has had the exclusive assignment of chronicling Sidney Crosby's incredible rookie season. Beginning with the...


Diary of a Red Sox Season: 2007

by Maureen Mullen, Johnny Pesky & Peter Gammons

This unique reference provides insider observations of the entire 2007 Championship season from Mr. Red Sox himself, Johnny Pesky. Starting with the unparalleled press conference introducing new Japanese pitcher...


The Daily Telegraph Book of the Tour de France

by Alasdair Fotheringham & Martin Smith

A man, a bike and the open road. What could be simpler? Certainly not the Tour de France, the annual travelling circus which for more than a century has been the ultimate test of sporting endurance.There’s...


Playing With Purpose Collection: Inside the Lives and Faith of Today's Biggest Football, Basketball, and Baseball Stars

by Mike Yorkey

Meet the “starting lineup” of talented big-time athletes with fascinating faith stories in the Playing with Purpose Collection.

 

 


Don Laws: The Life of an Olympic Figure Skating Coach

by Beverly Ann Menke & Scott Hamilton

At the 1984 Olympics, American Scott Hamilton skated into the history books when he claimed a gold medal in Sarajevo. Beside him the entire time was his coach, Don Laws. Don Laws: The Life of an Olympic Figure...


Being Sugar Ray: Sugar Ray Robinson, America's Greatest Boxer and First Celebrity Athlete

by Kenneth Shropshire

A biography of Sugar Ray Robinson and an intellectual expedition into the culture of celebrity in sports