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This Game's the Best! So Why Don't They Quit Screwing With It?

by George Karl & Don Yaeger St. Martin's Press (October 06, 2014)

He's fiery, funny--and brutally frank. He's George Karl, head coach of the Seattle Supersonics, and one of the most outspoken men in professional basketball. Opinionated and always passionate about the sport,...


Miracle at Fenway

by Saul Wisnia & Dave Roberts St. Martin's Press (July 14, 2014)

BEFORE THEY BECOME THE 2013 WORLD CHAMPIONS, THERE WAS THE SEASON THAT BROKE THE CURSE AND STARTED IT ALL?

The players and coaching staff of the 2004 Boston Red Sox are now and forever, legends. After all, it...


Muscle Beach

by Marla Matzer Rose St. Martin's Press (June 09, 2014)

The Story Behind America's Iconic Patch of Sand--Muscle Beach, California

Almost half a century before health clubs, fitness videos and weight training became American obsessions, a pioneering enclave in Santa...


Sailing the Pacific

by Miles Hordern St. Martin's Press (May 19, 2014)

Solo sailors are widely known to be a breed apart, and here's an unforgettable book that shows just how wide a berth they give themselves from the crowds. Several years ago, Miles Hordern, a schoolteacher by...


Throwback

by Jason Kendall & Lee Judge St. Martin's Press (May 12, 2014)

Ever Wonder What's Being Said at Home Plate?

How a Team Silently Communicates?

What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?

America's pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the...


Mistake-Free Golf

by Robert K. PhD Winters & Rich Lerner St. Martin's Press (May 12, 2014)

Mistake-Free Golf is the first and only book that directly applies to golfers of all levels on how to specifically correct their mental errors. By identifying the mental mistakes that golfers make on a consistent...


Basic Training

by Jon Giswold & David Morgan St. Martin's Press (March 17, 2014)

A beautifully illustrated, indispensable guide for anyone embarking on a fitness program

Basic Training by Jon Giswold is an introductory guide to achieving health and fitness for men. This user-friendly source...


Bad News for McEnroe

by Bill Scanlon, Sonny Long & Cathy Long St. Martin's Press (January 27, 2014)

In the golden age of tennis, when players were just learning how to become media personalities, men like John McEnroe, Jimmy Connors, Björn Borg and Ivan Lendl ruled the court. Now in a tell-all memoir, former...


Smart Baseball

by Buddy Bell, Neal Vahle, David Bell & Mike Bell et al. St. Martin's Press (October 21, 2013)

What goes on in a baseball player's mind is critical to the outcome of the game. Since most major leaguers are in peak physical condition, the difference between success and failure on the field often depends...


The One-Day Contract

by Rick Pitino & Eric Crawford St. Martin's Press (September 30, 2013)

A life-changing guide to achieving your goals, by the 2013 NCAA champion college basketball coach and #1 New York Times bestselling author.

Rick Pitino is famous as one of the most dynamic and successful basketball...


Unbeatable

by Jerry Barca St. Martin's Press (August 12, 2013)

Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football?the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten season

Unbeatable is the first book to tell the...


The Rivals

by Bob Ryan, Jackie McMullan, Harvey Araton & Tyler Kepner et al. St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

A Struggle for the Ages. . .

BOSTON GLOBE JANUARY 6, 1920

RED SOX SELL RUTH FOR $100,000 CASH

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Demon Slugger of American League, Who Made 29 Home Runs Last Season, Goes to New York Yankees

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FRAZEE...


Scratching the Horizon

by Izzy Paskowitz & Daniel Paisner St. Martin's Press (August 20, 2012)

A bitchin' love letter to sand and sea, and a spirited inside account of life with the "first family" of American surfing

In 1956, Dorian "Doc" Paskowitz stepped away from a successful medical practice and began...


Must Win

by Drew Jubera St. Martin's Press (September 03, 2012)

Nestled amid cotton, pine, and swamps, the Deep South outpost of Valdosta, Georgia, has long drawn pilgrims from across the country to the home of the Wildcats, the winningest high school football team in America....


Clubhouse Confidential

by Luis Castillo & William Cane St. Martin's Press (August 15, 2011)

Clubhouse Confidential is the explosive, inside story of Yankees players and managers by a bat boy who saw it all

You are invited to come behind the closed doors of the Yankees' clubhouse for the ride of your...


Captain for Life

by Harry Carson St. Martin's Press (August 29, 2011)

A unique and powerful personal tale about the great joy and devastating price of playing professional football, by a legendary former NFL linebacker

One of the greatest linebackers to ever play professional football,...


Blue Blood II

by Art Chansky St. Martin's Press (October 29, 2018)

A follow-up to Blue Blood that tells the recent history of the Duke-Carolina college basketball rivalry

When Art Chansky's Blue Blood was published in 2005, ESPN?s Dick Vitale said it was about ?the greatest...


Drive for Five

by Christopher Price, Devin McCourty & Matthew Slater St. Martin's Press (September 04, 2017)

Foreword by Patriots safety Devin McCourty

Afterword by Patriots wide receiver Matthew Slater

A behind-the-scenes look at the legendary 2016 New England Patriots season from the rocky start to the superbowl finish...


Always Compete

by Steve Bisheff St. Martin's Press (August 31, 2009)

Just when USC football was in the midst of a horrific slump, when skeptics began to say the scholarship limits had conspired to make it impossible to recapture its old glory, Coach Pete Carroll arrived to transform...


The Wonder Crew

by Susan Saint Sing St. Martin's Press (November 04, 2013)

THE WONDER CREW is the fascinating story of how the salty coach of the Annapolis crew team, Coach Richard Glendon, seized the sport of rowing first from the Ivy League schools and then the imposing British with...


Shaq Talks Back

by Shaquille O'Neal St. Martin's Press (June 30, 2014)

It's rare to discover a candid sports autobiography-- even rare when the author is one of the most recognizable athletes in the world. But in Shaq Talks Back, Shaquille O'Neal for the first time talks frankly...


Tiger's New Swing

by John Andrisani St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2010)

Tiger Woods, the world's greatest golfer, has switched teachers and everybody is talking about his new swing. There have been numerous changes to his technique since renowned author and golf instructor John...


Finding the Game

by Gwendolyn Oxenham St. Martin's Press (June 18, 2012)

Across two dozen countries?from back alleys to remote beaches to the roofs of skyscrapers?an eye-opening journey into the heart of soccer

Every country has a different term for it: In the United States it's "pickup."...


Endzone

by John U. Bacon St. Martin's Press (August 31, 2015)

The New York Times Bestseller

Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade - and entirely of its own doing. It is...


The Old Man and the Tee

by Turk Pipkin & David Leadbetter St. Martin's Press (January 13, 2014)

As a kid caddying for his father on the sunburned links of West Texas, Turk Pipkin had dreamed of great achievements in golf. Unfortunately, life got in the way. A lack of talent didn't help much either. It...


Cold Burial

by Clive Powell-Williams St. Martin's Press (April 28, 2014)

For schoolboys in the 1920s, too young to have experienced first-hand the horrors of World War One, theirs was yet the age of adventure. Their imaginations fired by the exploits of Robert Scott, T. E. Lawrence,...


Inside the Meat Grinder

by Chad Brown & Alan Eisenstock St. Martin's Press (September 14, 2000)

Welcome to the violent world of NFL referee Chad Brown, where three-hundred-pound men hurtle at each other at supercharged speeds. Where intimidation is a way of life. And where Chad is the man marked in stripes,...


The All Americans

by Lars Anderson St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

On November 29, 1941, Army played Navy in front of 100,000 fans. Eight days later, the Japanese attacked and the young men who battled each other in that historic game were forced to fight a very different enemy....


True Boo

by Boo Weekley & Paul Brown St. Martin's Press (March 28, 2011)

From the deep South to the PGA Tour, the hilarious and inspiring memoir of golfer Boo Weekley

Ever since his breakout performance at the 2008 Ryder Cup, professional golfer Thomas Brent Weekley, known affectionately...


Glory Days

by Bill Reynolds St. Martin's Press (February 14, 1998)

Bill Reynolds built his youth around sports. As a boy in a blue-collar Rhode Island town, he spend his hours shooting hoops and dreaming of stardom. From his adolescence to high school fame to a scholarship...


Hope

by Bill Reynolds St. Martin's Press (January 25, 2016)

Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both...


Bowling Across America

by Mike Walsh St. Martin's Press (October 27, 2008)

Inspired by his father's unexpected passing, Mike Walsh, a 27 year-old Chicago advertising executive, quits his job to embark on a one-of-a-kind quest. The destination: bowling alleys in each of the 50 states....


The Proving Ground

by Lars Anderson St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2010)

Life in the minor leagues of football, which NFL Europe was aptly dubbed, could be funny, sad, profound and ludicrous all at the same time. At its heart, this six-team league was a short-stop away from either...


Big Blue Wrecking Crew

by Jerry Barca St. Martin's Press (August 22, 2016)

A marauding linebacker who changed the game of football, a tough-as-nails quarterback, and a fiery head coach helped the 1986 New York Giants leave an indelible mark on the NFL. Big Blue Wrecking Crew is the...


Golf Etiquette

by Jim Apfelbaum, Barbara Puett, Tom Kite & Ben Crenshaw St. Martin's Press (October 31, 2003)

A revised, more focused edition of the essential golf etiquette handbook.

Tiger Wood's popularity has introduced golf to thousands. Very few, however know proper golf etiquette--which is essential to enjoying...


Man o' War

by Dorothy Ours St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

His trainer said that managing him was like holding a tiger by the tail. His owner compared him to "chain lightning." His jockeys found their lives transformed by him, in triumphant and distressing ways. All...


The Eight

by Susan Saint Sing St. Martin's Press (March 15, 2010)

A fascinating look at the 2008 Harvard Varsity Crew Team and the university's legendary history of accomplished rowers

The Eight is a thrilling, behind-the-scenes look at a group of young men who have given...


My Life Outside the Ring

by Hulk Hogan & Mark Dagostino St. Martin's Press (October 26, 2009)

Hulk Hogan, born Terry Bollea, burst onto the professional wrestling scene in the late seventies and went on to become a world wrestling champion many times over. From humble beginnings, this giant of a man...


Basketball Junkie

by Chris Herren & Bill Reynolds St. Martin's Press (May 09, 2011)

I was dead for thirty seconds.

That's what the cop in Fall River told me.

When the EMTs found me, there was a needle in my arm and a packet of heroin in the front seat.

At basketball-crazy Durfee High School in...


Jags to Riches

by John Oehser & Pete Prisco St. Martin's Press (August 18, 2014)

Jags to Riches is the ultimate fan book chronicling the Jacksonville Jaguars' improbable run to the AFC Championship Game and within one game of going to the Super Bowl.

In Jags to Riches Prisco and Oehser of...


Fierce Heart

by Stuart Holmes Coleman St. Martin's Press (April 27, 2009)

Fierce Heart is the biography of a community and a portrait of its people. Although Makaha is a small, isolated town on the Western coast of Oahu, it has produced some of the most intriguing Hawaiians of the...


The Draft

by Pete Williams St. Martin's Press (March 31, 2007)

An explosive look at the NFL Draft from the inside out that exposes the multilayered feeding frenzy that swarms around America's top college players.

The Draft follows a handful of NFL hopefuls through the ups...


Bulls Before Breakfast

by Peter N. Milligan & John Hemingway St. Martin's Press (June 29, 2015)

Ever since Ernest Hemingway popularized the fiesta de San Fermín with the publication of The Sun Also Rises in 1926, the world has been enthralled with the concept of running with the bulls. For millions, running...


Hurt Yourself

by Iii Harry Hurt St. Martin's Press (September 29, 2008)

Harry Hurt III is a journalist and professional dilettante who puts it all on the line in the search for freedom and joy in the most unlikely of places. And the likely ones, too.

Whether he's flying a vintage...


The Sporting Road

by Jim Fergus & Rick Bass St. Martin's Press (October 16, 2000)

More than just a "man and his dog" hunting adventure, The Sporting Road is a book about the land and man's place in it. It is also, in many ways, a book about relationships; with nature, animals, and the people...


Extreme Fear

by Jeff Wise St. Martin's Press (December 07, 2009)

Ever since the phrase "fight or flight" was coined in the 1920s, the common understanding has been that the mind respond to danger in one of two ways - either fleeing in blind panic, or fighting through it....


Death in the Dark Continent

by Peter Hathaway Capstick St. Martin's Press (July 14, 1989)

Critically acclaimed as a master of adventure writing for Death in the Long Grass and Death in the Silent Places, former professional hunter Peter Hathaway Capstick takes us back to Africa to encounter the world?s...


The Golden Rules

by Bob Bowman & Charles Butler St. Martin's Press (May 16, 2016)

Bob Bowman, best known as the coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful coaches in sports history. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to...


I'm Fascinated by Sacrifice Flies

by Tim Kurkjian & George F. Will St. Martin's Press (May 02, 2016)

The New York Times Bestseller!

In the aftermath of the Steroid Era that stained the game of baseball, at a time when so many players are so rich and therefore have a sense of entitlement that they haven't earned,...


The A Swing

by David Leadbetter & Ron Kaspriske St. Martin's Press (May 11, 2015)

A National Bestseller!

David Leadbetter is the most recognized golf instructor in the history of the game. His new book, The A Swing, is his first for a decade and is an evolution of his swing theories that have...