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Climbing Essays

by Jim Perrin & Robert Macfarlane

Long recognised as one of Britain's finest mountain writers, this collection brings together the best of Jim Perrin's essays and articles on climbing.

Perrin has selected these from four decades of describing...


The Water Boy: From the Sidelines to the Owner's Box: Inside the Cfl, the Xfl, and the NFL

by Bob Ackles & Ian Mulgrew

In 1953, Bobby Ackles became the first water boy in the BC Lions Football Club. Today he is the team’s President and CEO. His star rose quickly from the very beginning, taking him from the sidelines to the...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Golf and Sport: The Joy, Frustration, and Humor of Golf and Sport

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Amy Newmark

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tales of Golf and Sport contains Chicken Soup for the Soul’s 101 best stories and poems about golfers, golfing, and other sports. This book has fresh appeal to golfers and makes...


Tiger, Meet My Sister...: And Other Things I Probably Shouldn't Have Said

by Rick Reilly

Rick Reilly has been called "one of the funni­est humans on the planet-an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson" (Publishers...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: NASCAR: 101 Stories of Family, Fortitude, and Fast Cars

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Cathy Elliott

Fans will be inspired, surprised, and amused by these inside stories from the race track and pit. Drivers, their families, pit crews, and fans share their behind-the-scene stories to give readers a front row...


Sports in America

by James A. Michener

Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players...


Chicken Soup for the Soul: Inside Basketball: 101 Great Hoop Stories from Players, Coaches, and Fans

by Jack Canfield, Mark Victor Hansen & Pat Williams

Fans will be inspired, surprised, and even amused, by inside stories from well-known coaches and players, fascinating looks behind the scenes, and anecdotes from the people who make it all possible – the fans. ...


The First Tip-Off: The Incredible Story of the Birth of the NBA

by Charley Rosen

"Charley Rosen has undertaken the challenge of documenting the latest and greatest history of the game professionally--and has done so to great success. . . . . When I finished the book it seemed as if I had...


Are We There Yet?: Tales from the Never-Ending Travels of WWE Superst

by Robert Caprio

True, or mostly true, stories of the road from: John Cena, Mark Henry, Teddy Long, Shannon Moore, Matt Hardy, The Hurricane, Dr. Tom Prichard, Molly Holly, Dave Hebner, Rico, Brooklyn Brawler, Kane, Jim "J.R."...


WWE Legends

by Brian Solomon

They were World Heavyweight Champions: Bob Backlund, Superstar Billy Graham, and Bruno Sammartino. They were fan favorites: "Superfly" Jimmy Snuka, Chief Jay Strongbow, and Andre the Giant. They were the villains...


Body Politic: The Great American Sports Machine

by David Shields

In Body Politic, David Shields looks at contemporary America and its mythology through the lens of professional and college sports. The result is an unusually insightful and provocative book about an empire...


One Great Game: Two Teams, Two Dreams, in the First Ever National Championship High School Football Game

by Don Wallace

For more than a century, no Number 1 and Number 2 high schoolfootball team had ever met -- until October 6, 2001

One Great Game

This is the story of two teams -- Concord De La Salle, a private Catholic school...


Beck: The Art of Mutation

by Nevin Martell

In 1993, a quirky California boy named Beck burst onto the scene with the irony warped anthem "Loser." He has since earned a reputation as one of the most innovative, stylish, and vital recording artists of...


No Finish Line

by Marla Runyan & Sally Jenkins

More information to be announced soon on this forthcoming title from Penguin USA


The Best American Sports Writing 2013

by Glenn Stout & J. R. Moehringer

The Best American Sports Writing gathers the very best from sports journalists from the past year.


Modern Sport the Global Obsession

by Boria Majumdar & Fan Hong

Sport has become more than a simple physical expression or game- it now pervades all societies at all levels and has become bound up in nationalism, entertainment, patriotism and culture. Now a global obsession,...


The Breaks of the Game

by David Halberstam

More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner...


A Season with Verona: A Soccer Fan Follows His Team Around Italy in Search of Dreams, National Character and . . . Goals!

by Tim Parks

After 20 years of living in Italy, Tim Parks, whom Joseph Brodsky, has called "the nest British author working today," spent a full year following the fortunes-and misfortunes-of the Verona football-oops! Soccer-club....


Fun & Games with Alistair Cooke: On Sports and Other Amusements

by Alistair Cooke

For over half a century Alistair Cooke has been reporting on and interpreting America to the rest of the world, both in print and on the air, bringing his unique blend of curiosity, wit, and perceptive analysis...


The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories

by Patrick F. McManus

The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManus’s existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated...