The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler's Olympics
Paperback ISBN: 0618919104
A behind-the-scenes look at the accomplishments of Jesse Owens at the 1936 Olympic Games draws on previously unpublished interviews, family sources, and extensive archival research to provide a portrait of a remarkable man in relation to the intrigues, plots, controversies, and political machinations that took place. By the author of Cinderella Man. Reprint.
Play by Play
Baseball, Radio and Life in the Last Chance League
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.
Inside the Helmet
Life As a Sunday Afternoon Warrior
Hardcover ISBN: 1592402984
An unstinting report on life in the NFL by one of its most outspoken athletes reveals the players he believes to have employed less-than-admirable tactics, the drug therapies used to help injured players to return to games, the pressures of multi-million-dollar contracts, and more.
A Lefty's Legacy
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.
The Life of Pete Maravich
Paperback ISBN: 0743284984
The author of Namath: A Biography presents an account of the personal life and professional achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball star, from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
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.
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.