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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...


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...


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...


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...


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

by Gary M. Pomerantz Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2013)

“The definitive book of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers” (Scott Brown, ESPN), Their Life’s Work is a triumphant yet intimate literary sports book that?through exquisite reportage, love, and honesty?tells...


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...


Hockey's Hot Stove

by Al Strachan Simon & Schuster (December 01, 2020)

Stories from behind the scenes of one of hockey’s longest running and most popular broadcasts, Hockey Night in Canada’s Satellite Hot Stove, from an insider who’s seen it all.

For more than twenty years,...


Undrafted

by Nick Kypreos & Perry Lefko Simon & Schuster (October 20, 2020)

True stories and hard-won lessons about a life of hockey, from a Stanley Cup champion and top analyst.

As a child growing up in Toronto, Nick Kypreos lived for hockey and dreamed of following in his idols’...


Everyday Hockey Heroes, Volume II

by Bob McKenzie & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (November 10, 2020)

From TSN Hockey Insider Bob McKenzie comes a new collection of hockey stories about the everyday heroes from across the game who are defying the odds and championing the next generation of hockey?on and off...


Horse Crazy

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

ONE OF USA TODAY'S “20 SUMMER BOOKS YOU WON'T WANT TO MISS”

In the bestselling tradition of works by such authors as Susan Orlean and Mary Roach, a New York Times reporter and Pulitzer Prize finalist explores...


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...


Relentless

by Bryan Berard & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2019)

Former NHL star Bryan Berard shares the inspiring story of his life on and off the ice?from finding early success in the league and suffering a life-changing eye injury to discovering the inner strength to overcome...


Buzz Saw

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

The remarkable story of the 2019 World Series champion Washington Nationals told by the Washington Post writer who followed the team most closely.

By May 2019, the Washington Nationals?owners of baseball’s...


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...


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...


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,...


Everyday Hockey Heroes

by Bob McKenzie & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

An inspiring volume of stories about Canada’s most beloved sport?hockey?and the everyday heroes who embody the spirit of the game and help shape its future, from the pros who compete in NHL arenas to the dreamers...


Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

by Arnold Schwarzenegger Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2012)

Five-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name in bodybuilding. Here is his classic bestselling autobiography, which explains how the ?Austrian Oak? came to...


Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men

by Arnold Schwarzenegger Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2012)

The complete program for building and maintaining a well-conditioned, excellently proportioned body -- for a lifetime of fitness and health.

In Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, legendary athlete Arnold Schwarzenegger...


A Course Called Scotland

by Tom Coyne Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * “One of the best golf books this century.” ?Golf Digest

Tom Coyne’s A Course Called Scotland is a heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links...


Red Card

by Ken Bensinger Simon & Schuster (June 12, 2018)

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal?the biggest corruption case of recent years?involving dozens of countries and implicating nearly every aspect of the world’s most popular sport, soccer,...


A Season in Dornoch: Golf and Life in the Scottish Highlands

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 New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis

by Arnold Schwarzenegger & Bill Dobbins Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2012)

From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned...


Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders: A John Gierach Fly-Fishing Treasury

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (February 21, 2001)

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

Death, Taxes, and Leaky Waders collects forty of John Gierach?s finest...


The Wisdom of Harvey Penick

by Bud Shrake & Harvey Penick Simon & Schuster (November 22, 2011)

When Ben Crenshaw sank his putt at the seventy-second hole for a one-shot victory in the 1995 Masters, he bent over, buried his face in his fingers for a moment, then wept in the arms of his caddie. This was...


Golf My Way

by Jack Nicklaus Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

Hailed as a classic and read everywhere golf is played, Golf My Way has sold more than 2 million copies worldwide since it was first published in 1974.

Finally, Jack Nicklaus, golf's leading master, definitively...


The Ticket Out

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

The year was 1979 and the fifteen teenagers on the Crenshaw High Cougars were the most talented team in the history of high school baseball. They were pure ballplayers, sluggers and sweet fielders who played...


What Time Is It? You Mean Now?

by Yogi Berra & Dave Kaplan Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Could Confucius hit a curveball?

Could Yoda block the plate?

Can the Dalai Lama dig one out of the dirt?

No, there is only one Zen master who could contemplate the circle of life while rounding the bases.

Who...


At the Grave of the Unknown Fisherman

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

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

Proving that fishing is not just a part-time pursuit, At the Grave...


Even Brook Trout Get The Blues

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

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

?Once an angler has become serious about the sport (and ?serious? is...