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First: What It Takes to Win

by David Thomas, Rich Froning & Dave Castro

Physical Strength Can Only Take You So Far

Reigning CrossFit World Champion Rich Froning is “The Fittest Man on Earth.” He’s fast. He’s strong. And he’s incredibly disciplined. But it takes more than...


Winning Balance: What I've Learned So Far about Love, Faith, and Living Your Dreams

by Shawn Johnson

At age 20, American gymnast Shawn Johnson is a four-time Olympic gold and silver medalist; a national- and world-champion athlete. Already a popular role model to all ages, in 2009 she captured the national...


Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court

by Roy Williams & Tim Crothers

One of the most respected and successful basketball coaches in the nation, Coach Roy Williams traveled an unlikely path to a career that boasts the highest winning percentage among all active college coaches....


Wrestling with the Devil: The True Story of a World Champion Professional Wrestler--His Reign, Ruin, and Redemption

by John D. Hollis, Lex Luger & Steve "Sting" Borden

Lex Luger, wrestling megasensation and three-time world heavyweight champion, ruled the ring for years as “The Total Package.” Whether he was making a dramatic entrance from a helicopter, defeating champ...


Life's New Hurdles

by Colin Jackson

In 2003 Colin retired from athletics in front of an adoring home crowd. Then real life began. In Life's New Hurdles Colin describes the shock of adjusting to sudden change.


Crossing the Line

by Derek Sanderson & Kevin Shea

The autobiography of one of hockey’s first rebels and a beloved member of the “Big Bad Bruins,” this book shares how Derek Sanderson’s ferocious style helped lead the team to two Stanley Cup victories...


Lombardi - An Illustrated Life

by Chris Havel

“The measure of who we are is what we do with what we have.”

-Vince Lombardi

The son of an immigrant Italian butcher, Vince Lombardi rose from the humblest of beginnings to become the most famous coach in...


Reed All about It

by Tyrel Reed

Of all the wonderful players who have worn the crimson and blue for the University of Kansas basketball program through the years, only one can claim to ge the "winningest" Jayhawk of all-Tyrel Reed. Reed, who...


The Calling: A Life Rocked by Mountains

by Barry Blanchard

With heart-pounding descriptions of avalanches and treacherous ascents, Barry Blanchard chronicles his transformation from a poor Metis (half-breed) kid from the wrong side of the tracks to one of the most respected...


Through My Eyes

by Tim Tebow & Nathan Whitaker

FormerUniversity of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for theDenver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in Through MyEyes...


The Keeper

by Tim Howard

"I believe that we will win."

In the summer of 2014, Tim Howard became an overnight sensation after more than ten years as one of America's leading professional soccer players. His record-breaking 15 saves for...


Hail to the Redskins

by Adam Lazarus

At last, the definitive account of the Redskins’ championship decade

Based on more than ninety original interviews, here is the rollicking chronicle of the famed Washington Redskins teams of the Joe Gibbs years—one...


Jim Otto: The Pain of Glory

by Jim Otto & Dave Newhouse

Jim Otto is generally reconized as one of the greatest and most durable offensive centers the game of football has ever seen. He wasn't drafted by any NFL team so he joined the Oakland Raiders of the new AFL,...


Play Like You Mean It: Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game

by Rex Ryan

No football fan will want to be without the book that delivers pure, unfiltered Rex Ryan—head coach of the New York Jets and one of the most popular, outspoken, well-liked, and widely respected personalities...


Iditarod Adventures: Tales from Mushers Along the Trail

by Lew Freedman & Jon Van Zyle

Features the fascinating careers of Iditarod icons as well as the administrators, volunteers, and classic characters that keep the race "running."


Stan Musial: An American Life

by George Vecsey

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Veteran sports journalist George Vecsey finally gives this twenty-time All-Star and St. Louis Cardinals icon the biographical treatment he deserves. Stan Musial is the definitive portrait...


Each Branch, Each Needle: An Anecdotal Memoir

by H. A. Dorfman

This book is the story of Harvey Dorfman, who rose from a childhood sickbed to experience numerous successes in the world of sports. Dorfman has been a teacher, coach, counselor, and a consultant in sport psychology....


The Galloping Ghost: Red Grange, an American Football Legend

by Gary Andrew Poole

In the 1920s four athletes defined American sports: Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, Bobby Jones, and Red Grange. They were the country's first athletic pantheon, its Mount Rushmore, and for a few brief years Red Grange...


Evel: The High-Flying Life of Evel Knievel: American Showman, Daredevil, and Legend

by Leigh Montville

From New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville, this riveting and definitive new biography pulls back the red, white, and blue cape on a cultural icon—and reveals the unknown, complex, and controversial...


ATHLETES ONCE: 100 Famous People with Sports Backgrounds

by Jr., E. W. Smith

It has long been thought that there was a connection between athletics and success in later life. But nowhere is that connection brought home more dramatically than in this book. Presented are 100 people who...