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  • Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania

    Yes!: My Improbable Journey to the Main Event of WrestleMania

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Daniel Bryan
    Duration: 09:00:00

    YES! YES! YES! Daniel Bryan is the real deal. Everyone's favorite underdog, he's proven to the world and to all of WWE that looks can be deceiving. Just ask everyone who's ever underestimated him...right before he went out and whipped the WWE Universe into a frenzy. ... [ more ]

  • NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

    NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Johnny Anonymous
    Duration: 07:08:33

    A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football-the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season-sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football League. W ... [ more ]

  • Open

    Open

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Andre Agassi
    Duration: 06:30:00

    From Andre Agassi, one of the most beloved athletes in history and one of the most gifted men ever to step onto a tennis court, a beautiful, haunting autobiography. Agassis incredibly rigorous training begins when he is just a child. By the age of thirteen, he is banished to a Florida tennis camp t ... [ more ]

  • Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

    Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Juliet Macur
    Duration: 11:33:00

    The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall. In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there, talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's version ... [ more ]

  • Match: The Day the Game of golf Changed Forever

    Match: The Day the Game of golf Changed Forever

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Mark Frost
    Duration: 08:43:00

    Renowned novelist and screenwriter Mark Frost turns his eye for golf to an event so famous that it's grown to the stuff of legend. In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era'Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan'against top amateurs Ha ... [ more ]

  • Standing Tall

    Standing Tall

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: C. Vivian Stringer, Laura Tucker
    Duration: 05:46:00

    Work hard, and don't look for excuses, C. Vivian Stringer's parents told her, and you can achieve anything. But her faith and perseverance would be tested many times. A gifted athlete, she had to fight for a place on an all-white cheerleading squad in the sixties. In 1981, just as her coaching caree ... [ more ]

  • Find a Way

    Find a Way

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Diana Nyad
    Duration: 12:16:47

    On September 2, 2013, at the age of sixty-four, Diana Nyad emerged onto the sands of Key West after swimming 111 miles, nation to nation, Cuba to Florida, in an epic feat of both endurance and human will, in fifty-three hours. Diana carried three poignant messages on her way across this stretch of s ... [ more ]

  • Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

    Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season to Remember

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Feinstein
    Duration: 18:52:00

    Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market. ... [ more ]

  • High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed

    High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Michael Kodas
    Duration: 05:54:00

    Journalist Kodas has written a disturbing account of stupidity and greed on the slopes of Mount Everest. On assignment for the Hartford Courant in 2004, Kodas joined an expedition led by a couple who had summited the mountain more than a dozen times between them. As he moved up Everest, Kodas watche ... [ more ]

  • Bradley Wiggins: My Time: An Autobiography

    Bradley Wiggins: My Time: An Autobiography

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Bradley Wiggins
    Duration: 06:51:25

    On 22 July 2012 Bradley Wiggins became the first British man ever to win the Tour de France. In an instant 'Wiggo' became a national hero. Ten days later, having swapped his yellow jersey for the colours of Team GB, he won Olympic gold in the time trial, adding to his previous six medals to become t ... [ more ]

  • Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, The Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

    Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, The Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Allen Barra
    Duration: 16:23:00

    Acclaimed sportswriter Allen Barra exposes the uncanny parallels--and lifelong friendship--between two of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field. Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they came ... [ more ]

  • On Tennis: Five Essays

    On Tennis: Five Essays

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: David Foster Wallace
    Duration: 06:01:00

    David Foster Wallace's extraordinary writing on tennis, collected for the first time in an exclusive digital-original edition. A long-time rabid fan of tennis, and a regionally ranked tennis player in his youth, David Foster Wallace wrote about the game like no one else. ON TENNIS presents David Fos ... [ more ]

  • Tales from the dugout

    Tales from the dugout

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Mike Shannon
    Duration: 05:27:00

    This memorable collection of anecdotes about America's national pastime will take you into the dugout, clubhouse, and press box with some of the game's greatest players and storytellers. From Hall-of-Famers Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays to the always-quotable Casey Stengel to modern-day stars Ken Gr ... [ more ]

  • Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-One Flying Disc at a Time

    Wallace: The Underdog Who Conquered a Sport, Saved a Marriage, and Championed Pit Bulls-One Flying Disc at a Time

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jim Gorant
    Duration: 09:12:00

    Today, Wallace is a champion; but in the summer of 2005, he was living in a shelter, a refugee from a suspicious pit bull-breeding operation. Then Andrew Roo Yori entered the picture. A scientist and shelter volunteer, Roo could immediately see that Wallace was something special. While on his honeym ... [ more ]

  • Trapped!: The Story of Floyd Collins

    Trapped!: The Story of Floyd Collins

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Robert K. Murray, Roger W. Brucker
    Duration: 12:01:00

    The sensationalism and hysteria of the rescue attempt in early 1925 of caver Floyd Collins generated America's first true media spectacle and one of the seminal events of the century. The crowds that gathered outside Sand Cave in Kentucky turned the rescue site into a carnival. Collins' situati ... [ more ]

  • Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

    Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Steve Almond
    Duration: 04:47:00

    In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for viol ... [ more ]

  • Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream

    Run to Overcome: The Inspiring Story of an American Champion's Long-Distance Quest to Achieve a Big Dream

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jon Gauger, Meb Keflezighi, Dick Patrick
    Duration: 06:07:00

    Meb Keflezighi (Kef-lez-ghee) is all about hope and second chances—starting with his very survival. The child of a small African country ravaged by a brutal war, Meb arrived in America with nothing but the clothes on his back, speaking no English and never having raced a mile. So how did he end up a ... [ more ]

  • Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court

    Hard Work: A Life On and Off the Court

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: John Grisham, Roy Williams, Tim Crothers
    Duration: 08:13:00

    Roy Williams, head coach of the University of North Carolina men’s basketball team, the Tar Heels, has the highest winning percentage in NCAA history. Over the last seven years, the 58-year-old Asheville, N.C., native—who was inducted into the Hall of Fame in 2007—has won 205 games, including 24 in ... [ more ]

  • Muhammad Ali - His Life, His Words

    Muhammad Ali - His Life, His Words

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Geoffrey Giuliano
    Duration: 00:42:00

    Known the world over as a tireless ambassador championing the plight of the downtrodden, disaffected and forgotten, Muhammad Ali is the compassionate giant of the boxing ring. Above and beyond perhaps any person of the twentieth century, Ali is almost universally recognized as one of the most import ... [ more ]

  • Class of 92: Out of Our League

    Class of 92: Out of Our League

    Genre: Sports,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Sports,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Gary Neville, Phil Neville
    Duration: 07:47:39

    As modern football legends, the Class of 92 need no introduction. Class of 92: Out of Their League, however, opens a dramatic new chapter in the story of former Manchester United greats Gary and Phil Neville, Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs and Nicky Butt, as they take on a new role in each of their lives: ... [ more ]