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Thirteen Soldiers

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation's major military conflicts, from the...


Blood and Smoke

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (May 03, 2011)

One hundred years ago, 40cars lined up for the firstIndianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won.

The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was...


Travels With Casey

by Benoit Denizet-Lewis Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller and People "Book of the Week": This hilarious, charming road trip through canine-loving America is "essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers" (Library Journal, starred...


War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

"Intimate and urgent storytelling" (Chicago Tribune), a "ripping real-life yarn" (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world's most powerful navy, in defense...


Let the Tornado Come

by Rita Zoey Chin Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Hailed as a "clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion" by The Boston Globe, Let the Tornado Come is the "lyrical debut memoir" (Kirkus Reviews) of a runaway child, the woman she became, and the horse...


Animal Madness

by Laurel Braitman Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

**"Science Friday" Summer Reading Pick**

**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**

**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

"A lovely, big-hearted book...brimming with compassion and the tales of the many, many humans...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A "fascinating, encyclopedic history...of greater New York City through an ecological lens" (Publishers Weekly, starred review)--the sweeping story of one of the...


I Was Right On Time

by Buck O'neil, David Conrads, Steve Wulf & Ken Burns Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro...


All Fishermen Are Liars

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

This "elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing" (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life's most valuable lessons--and some of its best experiences--are found while fly-fishing.

For John...


Sloop

by Daniel Robb Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2014)

Now in paperback, Daniel Robb's Sloop proves he "is a craftsman... with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures the...


Throw Me a Bone

by Cooper Gillespie, Sally Sampson, Susan Orlean & Cami Johnson Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the...


Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood

by Jeffrey Marx Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

The bestselling inspirational book in which the author reunites with a childhood football hero, now a minister and coach, and witnesses a revelatory demonstration of the true meaning of manhood--Season of Life...


Gang Green

by Gerald Eskenazi Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Question: What is the only team dating back to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that has yet to win a division title?

Question: What is the only team in the four major pro sports that has existed since the early 1960s...


Scouts in Bondage

by Michael Bell Simon & Schuster (October 02, 2007)

Step inside Michael Bell's antiquarian bookshop, stocked with rare and fine collectibles of infinite variety, from Book of Blank Maps, With Instructions, to Autobiography of the Best Abused Man in the World....


A Season in Dornoch

by Lorne Rubenstein & Sean Connery Simon & Schuster (January 25, 2002)

The town of Dornoch, Scotland, lies at nearly the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska. A bit too far removed for the taste of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club has never...


The Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith Simon & Schuster (May 15, 1989)

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The...


Duel in the Sun

by Michael Corcoran Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts

by Fay Vincent Simon & Schuster (March 16, 2010)

It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts brings together ballplayers, managers, an umpire, and the first head of the players' union to describe the momentous changes to the game that took place in the 1970s...


Bud, Sweat, And Tees

by Alan Shipnuck Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

The PGA Tour is the most interesting subculture in sports, though you wouldn't know it from most golf books. The Tour is home to rowdy, randy young men often drunk with money and fame; fueled by alcohol and...


Golf Is a Game of Confidence

by Bob Rotella & Bob Cullen Simon & Schuster (May 20, 1996)

Confidence, or "playing with your eyes," can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help readers revolutionize their own course management and...


The Art of a Beautiful Game

by Chris Ballard Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise...


Rowing the Atlantic

by Roz Savage Simon & Schuster (October 06, 2009)

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...


A Great Game

by Stephen J. Harper Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada's Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


Their Life's Work

Fourth and Long

by John U. Bacon Simon & Schuster (September 03, 2013)

From New York Times bestselling author and Michigan football expert John Back, an analysis of the state of college football: Why we love the game, what is at risk, and the fight to save it.

In search of the sport's...


Run to Daylight!

by Vince Lombardi Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

In the golden years of professional football, one team and one coach reigned supreme: the 1960s Green Bay Packers, and the fiery Vince Lombardi.

Run to Daylight! is Lombardi's own diary of a week at the helm...


Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights

by Samuel G. Freedman Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

1967. Two rival football teams. Two legendary coaches. Two talented quarterbacks. Together they broke the color line, revolutionized college sports, and transformed the NFL. Freedman's dramatic account, highly...


True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna

by David Roberts Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2013)

In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak.

In June 1950, a team...


Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum & Brooks Robinson Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2013)

Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball’s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors.

For any...


View From Rat Lake

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (March 19, 2013)

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.

"In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...


Leave It As It Is

by David Gessner Simon & Schuster (August 11, 2020)

“A rallying cry in the age of climate change.” --Robert Redford

An environmental clarion call, told through bestselling author David Gessner’s wilderness road trip inspired by America’s greatest conservationist,...


Fathoms

by Rebecca Giggs Simon & Schuster (July 28, 2020)

Finalist for the 2020 Kirkus Prize for Nonfiction

A “delving, haunted, and poetic debut” (The New York Times Book Review) about the awe-inspiring lives of whales, revealing what they can teach us about ourselves,...


Horse Crazy

by Sarah Maslin Nir Simon & Schuster (August 04, 2020)


The Language of Butterflies

by Wendy Williams Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2020)

In this fascinating book from the New York Times bestselling author of The Horse, Wendy Williams explores the lives of one of the world’s most resilient creatures--the butterfly--shedding light on the role...


Buzz Saw

by Jesse Dougherty Simon & Schuster (March 24, 2020)


Animalkind

by Gene Stone, Ingrid Newkirk & Mayim Bialik Simon & Schuster (January 07, 2020)

The founder and president of PETA, Ingrid Newkirk, and bestselling author Gene Stone explore the wonders of animal life and offer tools for living more kindly toward them.

In the last few decades, a wealth of...


Lou Gehrig

by Alan D. Gaff Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2020)

“A compelling rumination by a baseball icon and a tragic hero.” --Sports Illustrated

The lost memoir from baseball icon Lou Gehrig--a sensational discovery, published for the first time as a book.

At the tender...


Why Fish Don't Exist

by Lulu Miller Simon & Schuster (April 14, 2020)

A “remarkable” (Los Angeles Times), “seductive” (The Wall Street Journal) debut from the new cohost of Radiolab, Why Fish Don’t Exist is a dark and astonishing tale of love, chaos, scientific obsession,...


Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (June 02, 2020)

Witty, shrewd, and, as always, a joy to read, John Gierach, “America’s best fishing writer” (Houston Chronicle) and favorite streamside philosopher, extols the frequent joys and occasional tribulations...


Road to Gold

by Mark Spector Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2019)

Celebrate another historic gold medal with the behind-the-scenes story of the Canadian World Junior program, from bestselling author Mark Spector.

On the world junior hockey stage today, Canada is known as the...


No Days Off

by Max Domi & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2019)

One of the NHL’s most talented young stars shares his inspiring coming-of-age story about following his dreams after being diagnosed with type 1 diabetes.

A portion of proceeds from the sale of this book will...


The Zookeepers' War

by J.W. Mohnhaupt & Shelley Frisch Simon & Schuster (November 12, 2019)

The unbelievable true story of the Cold War’s strangest proxy war, fought between the zoos on either side of the Berlin Wall.

“The liveliness of Mohnhaupt’s storytelling and the wonderful eccentricity of...


Best. Movie. Year. Ever.

by Brian Raftery Simon & Schuster (April 16, 2019)

From a veteran culture writer and modern movie expert, a celebration and analysis of the movies of 1999--“a terrifically fun snapshot of American film culture on the brink of the Millennium….An absolute...


After the Miracle

by Art Shamsky & Erik Sherman Simon & Schuster (March 19, 2019)

“A great and insightful” (Keith Hernandez, New York Mets legend and broadcaster) New York Times bestselling account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets?a last-place team that turned...


Paterno

by Joe Posnanski Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2012)

From America's premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno.

Joe Posnanski's biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition...


To the Last Breath

by Francis Slakey Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2012)

A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit

Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey decided to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean,...


The Incomplete Book of Running

by Peter Sagal Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares “commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning,...


Lessons From Lucy

by Dave Barry Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2019)

In this “little gem” (Washington Independent Review of Books), Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist and New York Times bestselling author Dave Barry learns how to age happily from his old but joyful dog, Lucy....


The Grandmaster

by Brin-Jonathan Butler Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2018)

“A bravura performance…An entertaining book” (Kirkus Reviews) about the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway’s Magnus Carlsen and Russia’s Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world’s...