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  • Chasing the Dream

    Chasing the Dream

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Joe Torre
    Duration: 03:25:00

    When Joe Torre was fired as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 1995, he thought his career in baseball was over. After more than three decades and 4,200 games as a player and manager, one thing had always eluded him: winning a World Series. He had all but given up his dream when the New York ... [ more ]

  • Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World

    Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Joshua Prager
    Duration: 05:54:00

    The 1951 regular season was as good as over. The Brooklyn Dodgers led the New York Giants by three runs, with just three outs to go in their third and final playoff game. And not once in Major League Baseball's 278 preceding playoff and World Series games had a team overcome a three-run deficit in t ... [ more ]

  • Incomplete & Inaccurate History of Sport

    Incomplete & Inaccurate History of Sport

    Genre: Sports,Comedy,Literature,Essays & Memoirs,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Kenny Mayne
    Duration: 06:07:00

    Wisecracking sports broadcaster Kenny Mayne keeps dubious score of sports' absurdities, true and unsubstantiated history, off-the-wall trivia, and all things real and possibly made-up in this hilarious book. ... [ more ]

  • Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

    Few Seconds of Panic: A 5-Foot-8, 170-Pound, 43-Year-Old Sportswriter Plays in the NFL

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Stefan Fatsis
    Duration: 11:38:00

    Drawing on rare access to an NFL team's players, coaches, and facilities, the author of the New York Times bestseller Word Freak trains to become a professional-caliber placekicker. As he sharpens his skills, he gains surprising insight into the daunting challenges---physical, psychological, and int ... [ more ]

  • Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

    Yogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Allen Barra
    Duration: 20:19:00

    The gripping biography of the legendary Hall-of-Famer Yogi Berra, one of the most quotable figures in American culture. ... [ more ]

  • Champion's Mind

    Champion's Mind

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Pete Sampras, Peter Bodo
    Duration: 08:58:00

    Pete Sampras is arguably the greatest tennis player ever, a man whose hard-nosed work ethic led to an unprecedented number one world ranking for 286 consecutive weeks, and whose prodigious talent made possible a record-setting fourteen Grand Slam titles. While his more vocal rivals sometimes grabbed ... [ more ]

  • Paterno

    Paterno

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Joe Mantegna
    Duration: 13:06:00

    Joe Posnanski's biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition of works by Richard Ben Cramer on Joe DiMaggio and David Maraniss on Vince Lombardi. Having gained unprecedented access to Paterno, as well as the coach's personal notes and files, Posnanski spent th ... [ more ]

  • Loudmouth: Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, Sex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone

    Loudmouth: Tales (and Fantasies) of Sports, Sex, and Salvation from Behind the Microphone

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Craig Carton
    Duration: 06:19:00

    From one of radio's loudest, orneriest, most beloved, and highest-rated sports radio personalities, a bold and hilarious memoir of sports, manhood, and what it is to be a fan. In 1991, a young Craig Carton drove all of his belongings in a crappy 1980 Buick to Buffalo, New York, to interview for ... [ more ]

  • Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

    Dream Team: How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jack McCallum
    Duration: 12:58:29

    Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic men's basketball team that captivated the world, kindled hoop dreams, and remade the NBA into a global sensation. They were the Beatles of basketball, the Mercury Seven ... [ more ]

  • Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation

    Invictus: Nelson Mandela and the Game that Made a Nation

    Genre: Biographies,Political,Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Carlin
    Duration: 09:13:52

    Beginning in a jail cell and ending in a rugby tournament-the true story of how the most inspiring charm offensive in history brought South Africa together. After being released from prison and winning South Africa's first free election, Nelson Mandela presided over a country still deeply divided by ... [ more ]

  • Dan Carter: The Autobiography of an All Blacks Legend

    Dan Carter: The Autobiography of an All Blacks Legend

    Genre: Sports,Biographies,Other Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Dan Carter
    Duration: 07:35:04

    Dan Carter's last game as an All Black culminated with him declared Man of the Match following the 2015 Rugby World Cup final at Twickenham - an unforgettable ending to the career of the greatest fly-half of all time. But along with the triumphs of his signature World Cup win, his performance again ... [ more ]

  • Immortal

    Immortal

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Duncan Hamilton
    Duration: 15:30:31

    George Best is considered the greatest footballer of our time. No other imposed himself so completely on to the romantic imagination. No other was so emblematic of the era during which he flourished. And no other will ever be as memorable as George Best. On the field Best's skills were sublime and a ... [ more ]

  • Michael Jordan: In His Own Words

    Michael Jordan: In His Own Words

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Geoffrey Giuliano
    Duration: 00:54:00

    Michael Jordan is not only the greatest basketball player of all time, but also an international figure and genuine role model. Jordan's inspirational story is one of intense personal struggle and unequaled success not only on the hardwood but also as a respected actor, international businessman, a ... [ more ]

  • Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football, Doing It Differently--and Winning

    Head Ball Coach: My Life in Football, Doing It Differently--and Winning

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Steve Spurrier, Buddy Martin
    Duration: 10:37:00

    In this New York Times Bestseller, College football's most colorful, endearing, and successful pioneer, Steve Spurrier, shares his story of a life in football -- from growing up in Tennessee to winning the Heisman Trophy to playing and coaching in the pros to leading the Florida Gators to six SEC Ch ... [ more ]

  • Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph

    Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Scott Ellsworth
    Duration: 11:14:00

    Winner of the 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of c ... [ more ]

  • Insideout Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives

    Insideout Coaching: How Sports Can Transform Lives

    Genre: Sports,Selfhelp,Health & Fitness,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Men's Health,Women's Health,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Selfhelp,Health & Fitness,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Men's Health,Women's Health,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Gregory Jordan, Joe Ehrmann
    Duration: 09:18:00

    Joe Ehrmann, the Most Important Coach in America (Parade) and subject of the New York Times bestseller Season of Life, describes how sports can transform lives and society---by teaching coaches to use athletics as a way to develop healthy men and women. ... [ more ]

  • Every Day I Fight

    Every Day I Fight

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Stuart Scott, Larry Platt
    Duration: 08:06:00

    When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.' – Stuart Scott The fearless, intimate, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scott's unrelenting fight against cancer. Shortly before he passed aw ... [ more ]

  • What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir

    What I Talk about When I Talk about Running: A Memoir

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Haruki Murakami
    Duration: 04:25:00

    Equal parts training log, travelogue, and reminiscence, this revealing memoir covers his four-month preparation for the 2005 New York City Marathon. Settings range from Tokyo, where he once shared the course with an Olympian, to the Charles River in Boston among young women who outpace him. Through ... [ more ]

  • Everest, Revised & Updated Edition: Mountain without Mercy

    Everest, Revised & Updated Edition: Mountain without Mercy

    Genre: Sports,NonFiction,Other Sports & Recreation,Survival
    Author: Broughton Coburn
    Duration: 06:00:00

    David Breashears, the first American to scale Everest twice, was a veteran of nine previous Himalayan filmmaking expeditions when he agreed to lead what became his most challenging filmmaking experience. The expedition was organized by large-format motion picture producer MacGillivray Freeman Films ... [ more ]

  • Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

    Toughness: Developing True Strength On and Off the Court

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jay Bilas
    Duration: 07:33:00

    The popular ESPN basketball analyst and former Duke player looks at the true meaning of toughness. If anyone knows tough, it's Jay Bilas. A four-year starter at Duke, he learned an incomparable work ethic under coach Mike Krzyzewski, battling against the greatest college players in the game. After p ... [ more ]