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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
Sandy Koufax
A Lefty's Legacy
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0060195339
A portrait of the elusive baseball pitcher considers him as both a champion athlete and a symbol for his beliefs, citing such career achievements as his perfect game in September 1965 and his refusal to pitch a World Series opening game that fell on a Jewish holy day.
Barney Ross
Barney Ross
Hardcover      ISBN: 0805242236
A profile of one of the most colorful sports figures of the twentieth century follows the life and career of boxer Barney Ross, from his youth as the child of Eastern European immigrants in a tough Chicago neighborhood and his hardscrabble early life, to his successful boxing career, exploits as a combat Marine during World War II, campaign against drug abuse, and fervent support of a Jewish state. 25,000 first printing.
Sid Hartman's Great Minnesota Sports Moments
Sid Hartman's Great Minnesota Sports Moments
Hardcover      ISBN: 0760326568
A leading Minnesota sports columnist provides a vivid glimpse of some of the great moments in Minnesota sports, capturing the great events and personalities--including Harmon Killebrew, Fran Tarkenton, Kevin Garnett, and Randy Moss--who have transformed the area's sports history.
75 Memorable Moments in Minnesota Sports
75 Memorable Moments in Minnesota Sports
Hardcover      ISBN: 0873514750
An illustrated history of the most electrifying, influential, and noteworthy moments in the state’s sports history
Sportswriter: The Life and Times of Grantland Rice
Sportswriter
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.
A Sense of Where You Are: A Profile of William Warren Bradley
A Sense of Where You Are
A Profile of William Warren Bradley
Paperback      ISBN: 0374526893
When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee’s first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley’s magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself—his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate—a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics. When John McPhee met Bill Bradley, both were at the beginning of their careers. A Sense of Where You Are, McPhee’s first book, is about Bradley when he was the best basketball player Princeton had ever seen. McPhee delineates for the reader the training and techniques that made Bradley the extraordinary athlete he was, and this part of the book is a blueprint of superlative basketball. But athletic prowess alone would not explain Bradley’s magnetism, which is in the quality of the man himself—his self-discipline, his rationality, and his sense of responsibility. Here is a portrait of Bradley as he was in college, before his time with the New York Knicks and his election to the U.S. Senate—a story that suggests the abundant beginnings of his professional careers in sport and politics.
King of the World: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
King of the World
Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero
Paperback      ISBN: 0375702296
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Lenin's Tomb explores the transformation of a young boxer into an internationally renowned athlete, mythic hero, American icon, and central figure in the twentieth century's social, cultural, and racial conflicts. Reprint. 125,000 first printing. NYT.
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit
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.
Unforgivable Blackness: The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Paperback      ISBN: 0375710043
The National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of A First-Class Temperament presents a full-scale portrait that draws on a wealth of period sources, including Johnson's never-before-published prison memoir, of heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson, from his rise to success to his prison sentence and life in exile. Reprint. 25,000 first printing.
October 1964
October 1964
1st Edition    Hardcover      ISBN: 0679415602
A study of a seminal season in the history of American baseball offers a close-up look at the 1964 clash between the Yankees, representing the status quo, and the St. Louis Cardinals, a tough, young team on the rise. 250,000 first printing. $250,000 ad/promo. Tour.