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Olympic Portraits
Olympic Portraits
Hardcover      ISBN: 0821223666
Gathers portraits of American athletes preparing for the Centennial Olympic games
Major League Losers: The Real Cost of Sports and Who's Paying for It
Major League Losers
The Real Cost of Sports and Who's Paying for It
Paperback      ISBN: 0465071430
Analyzes the economic impact of sports on urban areas, and offers taxpayers and city and state leaders the tools to fight the current sports welfare system
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
Hardcover      ISBN: 0375500650
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
The Education of a Coach
The Education of a Coach
Paperback      ISBN: 1401308791
The Pulitzer Prize-winning author and journalist portrays the life and career of Bill Belichick, head coach of the New England Patriots, revealing the strategies and ideals that have brought him and his team success. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Luckiest Man: The Life And Death of Lou Gehrig
Luckiest Man
The Life And Death of Lou Gehrig
Paperback      ISBN: 0743268938
Draws on hundreds of new interviews and previously unpublished letters to present a comprehensive account of the life of the Hall of Fame ballplayer whose career was cut short by the disease now named for him, in a portrait that shares background details about his rivalry with Babe Ruth, the onset of his illness, and the final years of his life. Reprint. 50,000 first printing.
Joe Dimaggio: The Hero's Life
Joe Dimaggio
The Hero's Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0684865475
A chronicle of the complex, inspiring, and sometimes tragic life of one of the century's great sports stars also examines the influence of the media and the nature of celebrity in American society.
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
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.
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.
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
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.
Kent Hrbek's Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout
Kent Hrbek's Tales from the Minnesota Twins Dugout
Hardcover      ISBN: 1596702524
In his Minnesota Twins career, Kent Hrbek hit 293 home runs and helped his team to two World Series titles. But fans remember the hulking first baseman for much more than his solid play. Hrbek is a Twin Cities lifer, starring at Kennedy High School in nearby Bloomington, Minnesota before signing with the Twins. In fourteen major-league seasons, the only uniform Hrbek wore was the Twins. And since his retirement in 1994, Hrbek has remained visible in the Twin cities, whether assisting charity functions or hosting his locally broadcast outdoors show. In Kent Hrbeks Tales from the Twins Dugout, the fan favorite looks back at his playing career in Minnesota. Many stories revolve around the championship seasons of 1987 and 1991. Hrbek also shares his memories of the late Kirby Puckett, the star of those championship teams. He tells of his close friendshipand the sudden end of that relationshipwith third baseman Gary Gaetti. Kent Hrbeks Tales from the Twins Dugout is a humorous, insightful, and at times heartbreaking story of one of the most memorable eras in team history, from one of Minnesotas very own.