The Best Minnesota Sports Arguments
The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard Fans
1st Edition Paperback ISBN: 1402210612
An entertaining and informative series for rabid sports fans from around the country furnishes provocative debates over hometown teams, games, players, and issues, as well as expert opinions on each controversy from leading sports media figures from each region.
Ballad of the Whiskey Robber
A True Story of Bank Heists, Ice Hockey, Transylvanian Pelt Smuggling, Moonlighting Detectives, And Broken Hearts
Paperback ISBN: 0316010731
Follows the misadventures of Budapest bank robber Attila Ambrus, who struggled in his pursuit of fast women and a haphazard career as an untalented hockey goaltender before taking up a life of crime, and profiles the virtually incompetent team of crime investigators assigned to his case. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
The Oral History of Notre Dame Football
Paperback ISBN: 0060937157
A vivid oral history of Fighting Irish football draws on the reminiscences and observations of more than 150 Notre Dame players, coaches, faculty, and sports journalists--including Ara Parseghian, Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Lujack, and Lou Holtz--to chronicle some fifty years of football glory. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
An American Life
Paperback ISBN: 0767908635
A carefully researched profile of the golf sportsman describes such elements as the automobile crash that nearly ended his life and career in 1949, his fiercely private life, his significant tournament achievements in 1953, and his relationship with his wife. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
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.
Celebrating a Century of Minnesota Football
Hardcover ISBN: 0931714877
Minnesotaís football history comes to life like never before. The Vikings, the Gophers, the Tommies and more, this book is an entertaining collection of facts, stats, photos and memories. It includes pro, semi-pro, college and high school.
Blades Of Glory
The True Story Of A Young Team Bred To Win
Paperback ISBN: 1402200471
"By high school, the pressure mounted along with the stakes. The Jaguars knew they were expected to beat the lower-ranked teams. When you're No. 1, that means everybody..." Under the watchful eye of pro scouts and the weight of massive expectations, seventeen young men rank No. 1 in the country. In the tradition of Buzz Bissinger's classic Friday Night Lights, Blades of Glory follows these talented athletes, their coaches, their parents and their fans, offering a captivating glimpse into an elite program and the triumphs and tragedies of real life. *** "The fervor with which Minnesotans celebrate hockey raises issues about sport and society that transcend Minnesota and reach into communities across the country, wherever kids play and parents cheer them to victory." -from the Introduction For a championship team like the Bloomington Jefferson Jaguars, hockey is religion and failing to win is a sin. This is a place where kids dream of playing for the state championship from the time they can pick up a stick, and parents plan their entire social calendar around the season. John Rosengren was given unlimited, season-long access to every harsh reality and euphoric high these teammates experienced during one full season at the top. Amid the turmoil, politics and pain, Blades of Glory draws into sharp focus the challenges of divorce, teen suicide and performance-enhancing drugs to examine what it ultimately means to win. Though Blades of Glory follows one hockey team, this story could be set in any gym, rink or field where students train and compete, coaches holler and parents scream from the stands. This is a story of high drama and emotion; intense and poignant, it is what happens to boys with championship dreams...
No Shortcuts to the Top
Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Paperback ISBN: 0767924711
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. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
It's Not About the Bike
My Journey Back to Life
Paperback ISBN: 0425179613
The champion cyclist recounts his diagnosis with cancer, the grueling treatments during which he was given a less than twenty percent chance for survival, his surprising victory in the 1999 Tour de France, and the birth of his son.
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.