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The Mighty Oak

by Jeff W. Bens & Adam Barr Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2020)

Tim O?Connor is paid to be violent. He plays for the El Paso Storm in the West Texas Hockey League. People call him Oak. He?s been an enforcer for longer than his hip or shoulder or back have been able to hold...


Journeys North

by Barney Scout Mann & Traber Burns Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2020)

In Journeys North, legendary trail angel, thru hiker, and former PCTA board member Barney Scout Mann spins a compelling tale of six hikers on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2007 as they walk from Mexico to Canada....


The Film Doesn't Lie

by Jimmy Dykes, George Newbern & Rece Davis Blackstone Publishing (June 02, 2020)

Elite level coaches, business owners, CEOs, and difference-makers from all walks of life share a common trait: they are masters at the process of evaluating. Film sessions are the life blood of any successful...


Aaron Hernandez's Killing Fields

by Dylan Howard & David Linski Blackstone Publishing (May 26, 2020)

From teenage gang member to $40 million star of the New England Patriots, from All-American college player to drug addict, murderer, dead by suicide in his jail cell at age twenty-seven...you think you know...


How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild

by Paul Magnanti & Alex Boyles Blackstone Publishing (February 18, 2020)

There and back--what every new backpacker needs to know

A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single book. How to Survive Your First Trip in the Wild bundles up everything you need to prep for your first-ever...


The Imperiled Ocean

The Twenty-Ninth Day

by Alex Messenger Blackstone Publishing (February 11, 2020)

A six-hundred-mile canoe trip in the Canadian wilderness is a seventeen-year-old's dream adventure, but after he is mauled by a grizzly bear, it's all about staying alive.

This true-life wilderness survival epic...


Brothers in Arms

Golf's Greatest Championship

by Julian I. Graubart & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (April 28, 2009)

The 1960 US Open Golf Championship played atCherry Hills Country Club in Denver, Colorado, remains perhaps the mostdramatic, competitive, and passionate of all US Open championships. In 1960,the young lions...


Smokin’ Joe

Touch the Top of the World

by Erik Weihenmayer & Nick Sullivan Blackstone Publishing (March 21, 2013)

Erik Weihenmayer was born with retinoscheses, a degenerative eye disorder that would leave him blind by the age of thirteen. But Erik was determined to rise above this devastating disability and lead a fulfilling...


Sweetness

by Jeff Pearlman & Malcolm Hillgartner Blackstone Publishing (October 12, 2011)

The first definitive biography of Chicago Bears superstar Walter Payton

At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Payton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation...


The Disaster Diaries

by Sam Sheridan & Donald Corren Blackstone Publishing (January 24, 2013)

Sam Sheridan has traveled the world as an amateur boxer and mixed martial arts fighter, worked as a professional wilderness firefighter, an EMT, a sailor, a cowboy at the largest ranch in Montana, and in construction...


The Empire Strikes Out

by Robert Elias & William Hughes Blackstone Publishing (November 16, 2010)

"It's our game...America's game: it has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere--belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution's laws, [and] is just as important...


The Greatest Game Ever Played

by Mark Frost & Robertson Dean Blackstone Publishing (October 13, 2015)

Francis Ouimet and Harry Vardon came from different worlds and different generations, but their passion for golf set them on parallel paths that would collide in the greatest match their sport had ever known....


Finley Ball

by Nancy Finley & Pam Ward Blackstone Publishing (March 28, 2016)

When Charlie Finley bought the A's in 1960, he was an outsider to the game--an insurance businessman with a larger-than-life personality. He brought his cousin Carl on as his right-hand man, moved the team from...


Muhammad Ali

by Thomas Hauser & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 01, 2016)

Stripping away the revisionism to reveal the true nature of the man himself, this new book recounts the life journey of a fighter universally recognized as a unique and treasured world icon.

Few global personalities...


The Warrior Within

by John Little, Feodor Chin, Mark Watts & Daniel Lee et al. Blackstone Publishing (December 12, 2014)

During his lifetime, legendary martial artist Bruce Leeformulated a complex personal philosophy--a synthesis of Eastern and Westernideals--that extolled the virtues of knowledge and total mastery of one's self....


The Ghost Runner

by Bill Jones & Clive R. Anderson Blackstone Publishing (March 06, 2013)

The mystery man threw off his disguise and started to run. Furious stewards gave chase. The crowd roared. A legend was born.

Soon the world would know him as "the ghost runner," John Tarrant, the extraordinary...


Zen in the Martial Arts

by Joe Hyams & Jim Meskimen Blackstone Publishing (March 09, 2015)

"A man who has attained mastery of an art reveals it in hisevery action."--Samurai maxim

Under the guidance of such celebrated masters as Ed Parkerand the immortal Bruce Lee, Joe Hyams vividly recounts his more...


Cobb

by Al Stump & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (December 15, 2011)

As a boy inthe 1890s, he went looking for thrills in a rural Georgia that still burnedwith the humiliation of the Civil War. As an old man in the 1960s, he dareddeath, picked fights, refused to take his medicine,...


Babe

by Robert W. Creamer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

He was the biggest man baseball has ever produced. Babe Ruth transcended the sport that brought him fame, money, and adulation, moving beyond the limits of baselines and outfield fences into the mainstream of...


Two Years before the Mast

by Richard Henry Dana & Bernard Mayes Blackstone Publishing (December 02, 2010)

Richard Henry Dana referred to this book as "a voice from the sea." Influencing such authors as Conrad and Melville, it has become a maritime classic that has inflicted legions of men with a passion for the...


Eight Men Out

by Eliot Asinof & Harold N. Cropp Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

In 1919, American headlines proclaimed the fix and cover-up of the World Series as “the most gigantic sporting swindle in the history of America.” In this painstaking review, Eliot Asinof has reconstructed...


Desperate Journeys, Abandoned Souls

by Edward E. Leslie & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

From Robinson Crusoe and The Swiss Family Robinson to Alive! and Adrift, tales of survival have always captivated readers. This powerful collection chronicles the remarkable true stories of real-life maroons,...


Tales from the Dugout

by Mike Shannon & John Lescault Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

This memorable collection of anecdotes about America'snational pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box withsome of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-FamersMickey...


Augusta

by Steve Eubanks & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

TheAugusta National Golf Club, founded in 1933 and home to the prestigious MastersTournament, is an American icon shrouded in intrigue. Co-designed by legends Bobby Jones and Alister MacKenzie, Augusta boastsgorgeous...


Shark

by Lauren St. John & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Greg Norman is golf's mostcomplex and controversial celebrity and perhaps its most gifted and charismaticplayer. He reigned as the world's number-one-ranked golfer for most of a decadeand began 1998 as the PGA...


Still a Legend

by Harvey Rosenfeld & Ian Esmo Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

This book recounts the slugger Roger Maris' life before, during, and after his headline season of 1961, when the taciturn North Dakota native topped Babe Ruth's all-time record by hitting sixty-one home runs....


Pitching in a Pinch

by Christy Mathewson & Adams Morgan Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

Christy "Matty" Mathewsonwas one of the most dominant pitchers ever to play baseball. Posthumouslyinducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame as one of the "Five Immortals," he wasan unstoppable force on the mound,...


From Darkness to Dynasty

by Jerry Thornton, Chris Andrew Ciulla & Michael Holley Blackstone Publishing (September 06, 2016)

Love them or hate them, what the New England Patriots have been able to do over the past fifteen years is nothing short of remarkable. In addition to their four Super Bowl championships, the Patriots have the...


The Climb

by Anatoli Boukreev, G. Weston DeWalt & Lloyd James Blackstone Publishing (January 13, 2010)

This is the gripping true account of the worst disaster in the history of Mt. Everest. On May 10, 1996, two commercial expeditions headed by experienced leaders attempted to climb the highest mountain in the...


When the Boys Came Back

by Frederick Turner & Brian Emerson Blackstone Publishing (June 22, 2010)

In the aftermath of World War II, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had some of the...


You're Out and You're Ugly, Too!

by Durwood Merrill, Adams Morgan & Jim Dent Blackstone Publishing (August 06, 2012)

One of the most colorful and beloved characters in major league baseball, Durwood Merrill talks about the game’s many personalities and gives an up-close and personal account of life on the diamond, in the...


Tales of Tahitian Waters

by Zane Grey & Robert G. Slade Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2019)

This book describes Zane Grey's hair-raising tales of fishing in shark-infested Pacific waters.

Tales of Tahitian Waters describes Grey's fishing expeditions to the Tahitian Islands during 1928, 1929, and 1930,...


Tales from a Fisherman's Log

by Zane Grey & Robert G. Slade Blackstone Publishing (October 01, 2019)

Zane Grey, known mainly for his Western fiction and for his own personal adventures exploring the rugged West, was also a prolific fisherman. Once his income from the Westerns gave him free time to explore the...


Baseball in '41

by Robert W. Creamer & Grover Gardner Blackstone Publishing (January 01, 2007)

It was the year that Joe DiMaggio set his 56-game hitting streak, that Ted Williams batted .406, that the Dodgers and the Yankees battled each other in a classic World series--and that the United States went...


Gironimo!

by Tim Moore & Gildart Jackson Blackstone Publishing (May 15, 2015)

The 1914 Giro d'Italia was the most difficult bike race in history; eighty-one riders started and only eight finished. Now Tim Moore is going to attempt it himself, and he's committed to total authenticity.

Twelve...


Playing through the Whistle

by S. L. Price & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (October 04, 2016)

From a Sports Illustrated senior writer, a moving epic of football and industrial America, telling the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, its now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football team...


Tales From Q School

by John Feinstein & Richard M. Davidson Blackstone Publishing (June 01, 2007)

It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying...


The Last Season

by Stuart Stevens & Dan John Miller Blackstone Publishing (September 15, 2015)

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native Mississippi to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad,...


Strong Boy

by Christopher Klein & Joe Barrett Blackstone Publishing (July 07, 2015)

"I can lick any son-of-a-bitch in the world."

So boasted John L. Sullivan, the first modernheavyweight boxing champion of the world, a man who was the gold standard ofAmerican sports for more than a decade and...


Irish Thunder

by Bob Halloran & Bronson Pinchot Blackstone Publishing (October 14, 2010)

"Irish" Micky Ward grew up in the 1970s and '80s as atough kid from Lowell, Massachusetts--a town where young men became boxers as ameans of survival. Ward participated in street fights from an early age and...


What I Talk about When I Talk about Running

by Haruki Murakami, Ray Porter & Philip Gabriel Blackstone Publishing (July 29, 2008)

From the bestselling author of Kafka on the Shore comes this rich and revelatory memoir about writing and running and the integral impact both have made on his life. Equal parts training log, travelogue, and...


The Squared Circle

by David Shoemaker & R. C. Bray Blackstone Publishing (October 31, 2013)

A breakthroughexamination of professional wrestling--its history, its fans, and its widercultural impact--that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavymetal

The Squared Circle grows out of David...


Alone on the Wall

by Alex Honnold, Andrew Eiden, Will Damron & David Roberts Blackstone Publishing (November 09, 2015)

Only a few years ago, Alex Honnold was little known beyond a small circle of hardcore climbers. Today, at the age of thirty, he is probably the most famous adventure athlete in the world. In that short time,...


Lessons from Everest

by Dr. Tim Warren Blackstone Publishing (May 01, 2013)

After a devastating failed attempt to climb Mt. Everest in 2007 and a brief period of mourning, Dr. Tim Warren became focused on learning the lessons that had been revealed to him while hiking alone for three...


Wallace

by Jim Gorant & Sean Runnette Blackstone Publishing (August 30, 2012)

Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew "Roo" Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter...


Tiger

by Steve Helling & Kevin Kenerly Blackstone Publishing (May 04, 2010)

He was born to a father who described him as the "chosen one," a boy who would grow into a man with the power to impact nations. His mother called him the "universal child," blessed with the ability to hold...


The Suspect

by Kent Alexander, Kevin Salwen & Paul Michael Blackstone Publishing (November 12, 2019)

A contributing source for the Warner Bros.' film Richard Jewell starring Sam Rockwell, Kathy Bates, Jon Hamm, Olivia Wilde and Paul Walter Hauser!

A gripping insider account of the terrorist bombing at the 1996...