Duel in the Sun
The Story of Alberto Salazar, Dick Beardsley, And America's Greatest Marathon
Paperback ISBN: 1594866287
The 1982 Boston Marathon was great theater: Two American runners, Alberto Salazar, a celebrated champion, and Dick Beardsley, a gutsy underdog, going at each other for just under 2 hours and 9 minutes. Neither man broke. The race merely came to a thrilling, shattering end, exacting such an enormous toll that neither man ever ran as well again. Beardsley, the most innocent of men, descended into felony drug addiction, and Salazar, the toughest of men, fell prey to depression. Exquisitely written and rich with human drama, Duel in the Sun brilliantly captures the mythic character of the most thrilling American marathon ever run—and the powerful forces of fate that drove these two athletes in the years afterward.
An American Legend
Paperback ISBN: 0449005615
The author retraces the amazing journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that nevertheless made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, an owner, and a jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
The Life and Times of Grantland Rice
Hardcover ISBN: 0195061764
Discusses Rice's childhood in Nashville, his athletic career at Vanderbilt, his prime as the most popular sportswriter of the 1920s, and his relationship with Rube Goldberg, Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and other well-known figures of the day.
The Big Bam
The Life and Times of Babe Ruth
Paperback ISBN: 0767919718
A revelatory portrait of the legendary slugger draws on interviews, recently discovered documents, and Ruth's personal scrapbooks to trace Ruth's life from his childhood in an orphanage to his rise to the heights of major league baseball, documenting the athlete's larger-than-life personality and extraordinary accomplishments on the field. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
Swimming To Antarctica
Tales Of A Long-distance Swimmer
Paperback ISBN: 0156031302
A noted long-distance swimmer with a love for cold water describes her eventful career in the sport, from her record-breaking English Channel crossing and her 1987 swim across the Bering Strait from America to the Soviet Union to her exploits in the Straits of Magellan, Lake Baikal, and Antarctica. Reprint.
Play by Play
Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League
1st Edition Hardcover ISBN: 0609608711
A prominent NPR personality describes how he chose to go on sabbatical to pursue a lifelong dream to become a play-by-play baseball announcer and offers a detailed journal of his 2000 season with the Aberdeen Arsenal, a minor league franchise. 25,000 first printing.
No Shortcuts to the Top
Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Hardcover ISBN: 0767924703
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that "getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory" while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers. 75,000 first printing.
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Paperback ISBN: 074349282x
A mountaineer who survived a near-fatal accident by amputating his arm when it became trapped behind a boulder in Utah describes how he endured five days of hypothermia, dehydration, and hallucinations before managing his own rescue.
The Soul of Baseball
A Road Trip Through Buck O'Neil's America
Paperback ISBN: 0060854049
An award-winning sports columnist documents his cross-country travels at the side of Negro Leagues champion Buck O'Neil, a journey during which the pair sought to recapture their love of the game, remembered O'Neil's history-making career, and explored the numerous challenges that the sport has overcome, from racism to steroid scandals. Reprint.
The Blind Side
Evolution of a Game
Hardcover ISBN: 039306123x
The best-selling author of Moneyball follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly paid players in the NFL. 250,000 first printing. First serial, New York Times Magazine.