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Champion Citizen

by HCCTA Elementary Reads

Do you know what your special talent is and how you can use it to make the world a better place? Series One of HCCTA Elementary Reads is about five champion athletes who overcame many obstacles, set records,...


Growing Up with Clemente

by Richard Peterson

A post-World War II memoir of a childhood in working-class PittsburghGrowing Up With Clemente is a personal history of the hardscrabble life of Pittsburgh's South Side during the city's post-World War II renaissance....


Coach Wooden's Greatest Secret: The Power of a Lot of Little Things Done Well

by James D. Denney, Pat Williams & David Robinson

A motivational message filled with life-changing insights and memorable stories--Pat Williams shares why the secret to success in life depends on a lot of little things done well.


Between the Lines

by Ray Scapinello & Rob Simpson

To hockey fans, Ray Scapinello's name and face are as recognizable as any star player or coach in the NHL. Scampy, as he is affectionately known, has had a long and storied career as a linesman in the NHL. His...


Fighting Back: The Chris Nilan Story

by Chris Nilan

Chris Nilan, who grew up in the tough and gritty Irish enclave in Boston, was a feared enforcer for the Montreal Canadiens, the Boston Bruins, and the New York Rangers and a Stanley Cup champion never afraid...


Unthinkable

by Scott Rigsby & Jenna Glatzer

After losing both of his legs in a car accident at age 18, Scott Rigsby battled his way back from depression and addiction to achieve the unthinkable—become the first double-leg amputee ever to cross the finish...


Too Good: The Scott Draper Story

by Scott Draper

'Scott is a walking testament to what the human spirit is capable of.' - Andre Agassi 'I had matchpoints on Roger Federer, the best player in the world. Of course I was nervous. But my mind was never clearer:...


A Love For Life

by Jane McGrath & Glenn McGrath

A love story that will break your heart. Jane Steele had been in a relationship with Australian Test cricketer Glenn McGrath for less than two years when, at age 31, to her horror and disbelief she was diagnosed...


Lovelock

by James McNeish

A classic fictionalised biography of the enigmatic Olympic athlete Jack Lovelock.Jack Lovelock has been called the first modern athlete. He became famous internationally when he broke the world record to take...


The Bad Boys of Footy

by Matthew Webber

AFL, Football, NRL and Rugby: Modern Failings Of Football's Finest. We read about footballers every day. We celebrate their physical feats, their freakish athleticism, their guile and poise. We rejoice in their...


What Makes Olga Run?

by Bruce Grierson

A fascinating look at the way we age today and the extent to which we can shape the process

In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell...


King of the Cowboys

by Ty Murray & Steve Eubanks

The most famous rodeo champion of all time tells his amazing true story -- and opens a fascinating window into the world of the professional cowboy.

Ty Murray was born to be a rodeo star -- in fact, his first...


Made in America: The Most Dominant Champion in UFC History

by Matt Hughes & Michael Malice

If you know anything at all about mixed martial arts and the UFC, then you know the name Matt Hughes. With devastating slams and ground-and-pound -- and nine championship belts to his credit -- Matt is the most...


Inside Out

by Mark Tewksbury

Mark Tewksbury is best known as a gold-medal-winning Olympic swimmer. His remarkable sixteen-year athletic career included three Olympic medals, numerous world records, and inductions into three major halls...


Forever Blue: The Memoirs of a Lanier High School and University of Kentucky Football Coach

by Willie G. Moseley, Bill Moseley & Bart Starr

They still call him "Coach." Bill Moseley closed out his career as a football player and coach almost 60 years ago, but his former players still call him "Coach," because his mentorship has meant that much to...


Arthur Lydiard: Master Coach

by Garth Gilmour

Arthur Lydiard was the most successful and influential running coach of the last fifty years. He burst into prominence at the Rome Olympics in 1960 when two of his protégés, Peter Snell and Murray Halberg,...


I Am Resilient: A True Story of Dreams and Inspiration

by Jeffrey L. Croonen

Jeff Croonen was a force, both on and off the field. As a player for six years with the Canadian Football League, he was determined and unyielding. As a pharmaceutical sales representative, he was a sales award...


Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court

by Tim Crothers & Roy Williams

Now in paperback, updated with an afterword and new photos.

One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams has traveled an unlikely path. In Hard Work¸ he tells...


The Water Boy

by Bob Ackles & Ian Mulgrew

When Bobby Ackles became the B.C. Lions' original water boy, he probably never dreamed that he would lead the team to a Grey Cup victory over 50 years later. From his earliest days with the team to becoming...


Rey Mysterio: Behind the Mask

by Jeremy Roberts

He's called the human highlight reel of professional wrestling. His high-flying acrobatics have thrilled fans on every continent. He's been crowned champion of the world's greatest wrestling promotions, from...