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A Civil War: Army vs. Navy Tag - A Year Inside College Football's Purest Rivalry

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (November 25, 2014)

Feinstein follows the Army and Navy football teams through the 1994 season, culminating with an account of the dramatic December face-off, and brings to life one of the oldest and most heated rivalries in American...


On Tennis: Five Essays

by David Foster Wallace Little, Brown and Company (June 24, 2014)

David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital-original edition. A "long-time rabid fan of tennis," and a regionally ranked tennis player in his...


The Majors

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (May 27, 2014)

WHAT DOES IT TAKE to win a major championship and reach the absolute pinnacle of golf? Through a season of the four tournaments -- the Masters, the U.S. Open, the British Open, and the PGA Championship -- known...


Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

by Nicholas Dawidoff Little, Brown and Company (November 19, 2013)

An unrivaled portrait of day-to-day life in the NFL: "Riveting...An instant classic." -- New York Times Book Review

By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff entered a mysterious and private...


The 34-Ton Bat: The Story of Baseball as Told Through Bobbleheads, Cracker Jacks, Jockstraps, Eye Black, and 375 Other Strange and Unforgettable Objec

by Steve Rushin Little, Brown and Company (October 15, 2013)

An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters.

No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects....


Countdown: Our Last, Best Hope for a Future on Earth?

Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Science and Technology 2013

by Alan Weisman Little, Brown and Company (September 24, 2013)

A powerful investigation into the chances for humanity's future from the author of the bestseller The World Without Us.

In his bestselling book The World Without Us, Alan Weisman considered how the Earth could...


The Urban Bestiary: Encountering the Everyday Wild

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt Little, Brown and Company (September 17, 2013)

From the bestselling author of Crow Planet, a compelling journey into the secret lives of the wild animals at our back door.

In THE URBAN BESTIARY, acclaimed nature writer Lyanda Lynn Haupt journeys into the...


The End of Night: Searching for Natural Darkness in an Age of Artificial Light

by Paul Bogard Little, Brown and Company (July 09, 2013)

The "terrific ... moving, poetic, immersive, multifaceted, and thought-provoking" book (Publishers Weekly) that will open your eyes to the night.

A brilliantly starry night is one of nature's most thrilling wonders....


The Victory Season: The End of World War II and the Birth of Baseball's Golden Age

by Robert Weintraub Little, Brown and Company (April 02, 2013)

"Weintraub is a big-league storyteller .... He loads the bases with the kind of entertaining anecdotes, minutiae, and quotes that separate baseball-and baseball writing-from other sports." -- USA Today

In the...


Soul Full of Coal Dust

by Chris Hamby Little, Brown and Company (June 15, 2020)

In a devastating and urgent work of investigative journalism, Pulitzer Prize winner Chris Hamby uncovers the tragic resurgence of black lung disease in Appalachia, its Big Coal cover-up, and the resilient mining...


Intangibles

by Joan Ryan Little, Brown and Company (April 27, 2020)

From baseball to biology, an award-winning journalist highlights the power of team chemistry in this "terrific" data-driven investigation of human relationships (Billie Jean King).

Does team chemistry actually...


Rivers of Power

by Laurence C. Smith Little, Brown and Company (April 20, 2020)

An "eye-opening, sometimes alarming, and ultimately inspiring" natural history of rivers and their complex and ancient relationship with human civilization (Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of...


Yogi

by Jon Pessah Little, Brown and Company (March 23, 2020)

The definitive biography of Yogi Berra, the New York Yankees icon, winner of 10 World Series championships, and the most-quoted player in baseball history

Lawrence "Yogi" Berra was never supposed to become a...


The World Beneath Their Feet

by Scott Ellsworth Little, Brown and Company (February 17, 2020)

A saga of survival, technological innovation, and breathtaking human physical achievement -- all set against the backdrop of a world headed toward war -- that became one of the most compelling international...


The Queens of Animation

by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown and Company (October 21, 2019)

From the bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls, the untold, "richly detailed" story of the women of Walt Disney Studios, who shaped the iconic films that have enthralled generations (Margot Lee Shetterly,...


All the Way

by Joe Namath, Sean Mortimer & Don Yaeger Little, Brown and Company (May 06, 2019)

The NFL icon who first brought show business to sports shares his life lessons on fame, fatherhood, and football.

Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead the...


12

by Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge Little, Brown and Company (July 30, 2018)

The thrilling behind-the-scenes account of how the NFL's most sensational scandal culminated in sports history's greatest comeback, featuring dozens of exclusive interviews with Patriots players -- including...


Kings of the Yukon

by Adam Weymouth Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2018)

A thrilling journey by canoe across Alaska, by critically acclaimed writer Adam Weymouth.

The Yukon river is 2,000 miles long, the longest stretch of free-flowing river in the United States. In this riveting...


I'm Keith Hernandez

by Keith Hernandez Little, Brown and Company (May 14, 2018)

Legendary first baseman Keith Hernandez tells all in this gripping literary memoir and New York Times bestseller.

Keith Hernandez revolutionized the role of first baseman. During his illustrious career with...


Penguins of America

by James Patterson, Jack Patterson, Florence Yue & James Madsen Little, Brown and Company (April 30, 2017)

Learn why humans and penguins are similar and find the laughter in everyday life with this beautifully illustrated book from the world's #1 bestselling writer and his son.

Penguins -- our cute, formally dressed,...


And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind

by Bill Streever Little, Brown and Company (July 25, 2016)

A thrilling exploration of the science and history of wind from the bestselling author of Cold.

Scientist and bestselling nature writer Bill Streever goes to any extreme to explore wind -- the winds that built...


Showboat

by Roland Lazenby Little, Brown and Company (October 24, 2016)

The definitive portrait of Kobe Bryant, from the author of Michael Jordan. "Lazenby's detailed research and fantastic writing paint a complex, engaging picture of one of the NBA's greats" (Kurt Helin, NBC Sports)....


One for the Record

by George Plimpton & Bob Costas Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives.

In One For the Record, George Plimpton recounts Hank...


Open Net

by George Plimpton & Denis Leary Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

George Plimpton takes to the ice with the Boston Bruins in this memorable portrait of the rough-and-tumble world of professional hockey, repackaged and featuring a foreword from Denis Leary and never-before-seen...


Shadow Box

by George Plimpton & Mike Lupica Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

George Plimpton makes his riskiest foray into participatory journalism -- stepping into the ring against a champion boxer -- in Shadow Box, repackaged and including never-before-seen content from the Plimpton...


Mad Ducks and Bears

by George Plimpton & Steve Almond Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

George Plimpton's follow-up to Paper Lion, one of his personal favorites among his classic books -- repackaged and including a foreword from Steve Almond and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives....


The Bogey Man

by George Plimpton & Rick Reilly Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

George Plimpton chronicles his month spent on the PGA tour in The Bogey Man, repackaged and including a foreword by Rick Reilly and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.

What happens when a weekend...


Out of My League

by George Plimpton & Jane Leavy Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

This baseball classic that Ernest Hemingway called "beautifully observed and incredibly conceived" includes a foreword from Jane Leavy and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton archives.

The first of Plimpton's...


A March to Madness

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (May 26, 2014)

It's the book in which America's favorite sportswriter returns to the arena of his most successful bestseller, A Season on the Brink. It's the book that takes us inside the intensely competitive Atlantic Coast...


A Good Walk Spoiled

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (May 26, 2014)

"The best-ever account of life on the PGA tour" (Golf Magazine): John Feinstein's bestselling classic is a must-read for anyone who loves the game of golf.

Traveling with the golfers on the PGA Tour, Feinstein...


The Ground Beneath Us

by Paul Bogard Little, Brown and Company (March 20, 2017)

When a teaspoon of soil contains millions of species, and when we pave over the earth on a daily basis, what does that mean for our future? What is the risk to our food supply, the planet's wildlife, the soil...


Paper Lion

by George Plimpton & Nicholas Dawidoff Little, Brown and Company (April 25, 2016)

The book that made a legend -- and captures America's sport in detail that's never been matched, featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.

George Plimpton...


What Have We Done

by David Wood Little, Brown and Company (October 31, 2016)

From Pulitzer Prize-¬?winning journalist David Wood, a battlefield view of moral injury, the signature wound of America's 21st century wars.

Most Americans are now familiar with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder...


Walking The Himalayas

by Levison Wood Little, Brown and Company (May 23, 2016)

Following his trek along the length of the Nile River, explorer Levison Wood takes on his greatest challenge yet: navigating the treacherous foothills of the Himalayas, the world's highest mountain range.

Praised...


The Water Will Come

by Jeff Goodell Little, Brown and Company (October 23, 2017)

What if Atlantis wasn't a myth, but an early precursor to a new age of great flooding? Across the globe, scientists and civilians alike are noticing rapidly rising sea levels, and higher and higher tides pushing...


Feast Your Eyes

by Brittany Wright Little, Brown and Company (November 27, 2017)

Artist Brittany Wright was stuck in a job she didn't love and needed a new creative project to stay happy -- so she learned to cook. Inspired by the effortless beauty of her ingredients -- fresh fruits, vegetables,...


Let Dogs Be Dogs

by Marc Goldberg Little, Brown and Company (September 11, 2017)

America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners.

No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog,...


The Dallas Cowboys: The Outrageous History of the Biggest, Loudest, Most Hated, Best Loved Football Team in America

by Joe Nick Patoski Little, Brown and Company (October 09, 2012)

The definitive, must-have account of the all-time players, coaches, locker rooms and boardrooms that made the Dallas Cowboys "America's Team." Since 1960, the Cowboys have never been just about football. From...


The Queens of Animation

by Nathalia Holt Little, Brown and Company (September 17, 2019)

In The Queens of Animation, bestselling author Nathalia Holt recounts the dramatic stories of an incredibly influential group of women who have slipped under the radar for decades but have touched all our lives....


Legend

by Joe Namath Little, Brown and Company (October 30, 2018)

Timed for the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports is finally ready to tell the story of his spectacular rise and reign as "Broadway...


12

by Casey Sherman & Dave Wedge Little, Brown and Company (August 01, 2018)

The incredible story of Tom Brady and the Patriots' tumultuous 2016 season: from national disgrace to the greatest Super Bowl comeback of all time.

In January 2015, rumors circulated that the New England Patriots--a...


The Last Whalers

by Doug Bock Clark Little, Brown and Company (July 24, 2018)

The epic story of the world's last subsistence whalers and the threats posed to the way of life that has sustained them for five centuries

The Lamalerans, a tribe of 1,800 people on the Indonesian island of...


Kings of the Yukon

by Adam Weymouth Little, Brown and Company (May 22, 2018)

An epic journey to explore the relationship between man and nature in one of the last wild places in the US

The Yukon is the third longest river in the United States. Every summer, millions of salmon migrate...


What Every Dog Needs

by The Monks of New Skete & Marc Goldberg Little, Brown and Company (September 26, 2017)

America's foremost authorities on dog care and training distill decades of experience in a comprehensive "foundational" guide for dog owners.

No matter what training method or techniques you use with your dog,...


The Water Will Come

by Jeff Goodell Little, Brown and Company (November 14, 2017)

A deeply reported look at how water is pouring into our cities via the global crisis of rising sea levels By century's end, hundreds of millions of people will be retreating from the world's shores. Nuclear...


A March to Madness: A View from the Floor in the Atlantic Coast Conference

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (May 27, 2014)

It's the book in which America's favorite sportswriter returns to the arena of his most successful bestseller, A Season on the Brink. It's the book that takes us inside the intensely competitive Atlantic Coast...


A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (May 27, 2014)

In the highly acclaimed bestseller A Good Walk Spoiled, John Feinstein captures the world of professional golf as it has never been captured before. Traveling with the golfers on the PGA Tour, Feinstein gets...


The Great Animal Orchestra: Finding the Origins of Music in the World's Wild Places

by Bernie Krause Little, Brown and Company (March 19, 2012)

Musician and naturalist Bernie Krause is one of the world's leading experts in natural sound, and he's spent his life discovering and recording nature's rich chorus. Searching far beyond our modern world's honking...


Mozart's Starling

by Lyanda Lynn Haupt Little, Brown and Company (May 16, 2017)

A charming story of Mozart and his pet starling, along with a natural history of the bird.

On May 27th, 1784, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart met a flirtatious little starling who sang (an improved version of!) the theme...


One on One: Behind the Scenes with the Greats in the Game

by John Feinstein Little, Brown and Company (December 05, 2011)

John Feinstein's illuminating recollections from two decades of interviews with sports legends.

John Feinstein's career is a sports fan's dream-a lifetime of encounters with the great figures in sports, not...