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  • Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

    Secret of Golf: The Story of Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Joe Posnanski
    Duration: 05:45:00

    New York Times BestsellerThe first time they met, at an exhibition match in 1967, Tom Watson was a seventeen-year-old high school student and Jack Nicklaus, at twenty-seven, was already the greatest golfer in the world. Though they shared some similarities-they were both Midwestern boys who had lear ... [ more ]

  • Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography

    Head On - Ian Botham: The Autobiography

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Ian Botham
    Duration: 12:45:00

    Ian Botham, voted the cricketer of the 20th century by the fans, was a genuine all-rounder who, when on form, was simply unstoppable. In his miraculous early career, he broke all the records: the fastest ever all-rounder to achieve the magical test doubles of 1,000 runs and 100 wickets, 2,000 runs a ... [ more ]

  • Bradley Wiggins: My Hour

    Bradley Wiggins: My Hour

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Bradley Wiggins
    Duration: 02:39:45

    For 60 minutes this summer, the British public stopped what they were doing switched on their radios, their TVs, refreshed their Twitter feeds and followed Bradley Wiggins's attempt to break one of sport's most gruelling records: The Hour. The premise is simple enough: how far can you cycle in one h ... [ more ]

  • Breaks of the Game

    Breaks of the Game

    Genre: History,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,History,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: David Halberstam
    Duration: 17:35:00

    More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, ... [ more ]

  • Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer

    Instant Replay: The Green Bay Diary of Jerry Kramer

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jerry Kramer, Dick Schaap
    Duration: 08:51:00

    This classic sports book takes readers inside the 1967 season of the Green Bay Packers, following that storied team from training camp to their dramatic victory in Super Bowl II. Candid and often amusing, Jerry Kramer describes from a player’s perspective a bygone era of sports, filled with blo ... [ more ]

  • Bums: An Oral History Of The Brooklyn Dodgers

    Bums: An Oral History Of The Brooklyn Dodgers

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Peter Golenbock
    Duration: 19:37:00

    Before the team headed to Los Angeles in 1957, the Brooklyn Dodgers were one of the most colorful and beloved teams in baseball. In Bums, best-selling author Peter Golenbock presents a fascinating oral history of baseball heroes and an era gone by. Revealing. . .memorable. . .reminiscences abo ... [ more ]

  • Rare Recording of Roger Bannister

    Rare Recording of Roger Bannister

    Genre: Sports,NonFiction,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Roger Bannister
    Duration: 00:05:00

    Sir Roger Gilbert Bannister, born on March 23, 1929, is an English former athlete best known for running the first mile in less than 4 minutes, remarkably while practicing as a junior doctor. This was finally achieved on May 6th 1954 at Iffley Road Track in Oxford, with Chris Chataway and Chris Bras ... [ more ]

  • Woman's Guide to Basketball

    Woman's Guide to Basketball

    Genre: Sports,Baseball,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Paula Duffy
    Duration: 00:49:00

    Shaq, Kobe, LeBron, their names are regularly in the headlines, now it's time to learn why they're famous. Paula Duffy, sportstress extraordinaire, is lending her knowledge and enthusiasm to one of the most exciting sports today with A Woman's Guide to Basketball: How to Talk His Language. In her ex ... [ more ]

  • In Search of Tiger

    In Search of Tiger

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Tom Callahan
    Duration: 06:47:00

    Tom Callahan has written the seminal book on golfing great Tiger Woods. Woods, who has gone out of his way to protect his privacy, has never allowed himself to get close enough to a writer to be properly examined on the page. Callahan, commonly regarded as one of the best all-round sports writers in ... [ more ]

  • All In: What It Takes to Be the Best

    All In: What It Takes to Be the Best

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Gene Chizik, David Thomas
    Duration: 07:06:00

    At 5–19, the odds against Gene Chizik leading Auburn to a national championship were staggering. But the odds were about to change. All In chronicles the remarkable journey of Gene Chizik, who in two short years went from being the much-maligned 5–19 coach of the Iowa State Cyclones to the un ... [ more ]

  • Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter

    Rising Tide: Bear Bryant, Joe Namath, and Dixie's Last Quarter

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Randy Roberts, Ed Krzemienski
    Duration: 15:32:00

    The extraordinary story of how Coach Paul Bear Bryant and Joe Namath, his star quarterback at the University of Alabama, led the Crimson Tide to victory and transformed football into a truly national pastime. During the bloodiest years of the civil rights movement, Bear Bryant and Joe Namath-two of ... [ more ]

  • Lessons from Everest: 7 Powerful Steps to the Top of the World

    Lessons from Everest: 7 Powerful Steps to the Top of the World

    Genre: Sports,Selfhelp,Health, Mind, Body & Soul,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Tim Warren
    Duration: 04:47:00

    After a devastating failed attempt to climb Mt. Everest in 2007 and a brief period of mourning, Dr. Tim Warren became focused on learning the lessons that had been revealed to him while hiking alone for three days down the Khumbu Valley of Nepal to heal his damaged lung tissue in the luxury of oxyge ... [ more ]

  • Race Of My Life : An Autobiography

    Race Of My Life : An Autobiography

    Genre: Sports,Biographies,Other Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Milkha Singh
    Duration: 04:05:00

    Milkha Singh has led a life dominated by running, running and running. From a boy who narrowly escaped death during Partition (most of his family was not so lucky), to a juvenile delinquent who stole and outran the police, to a young Army recruit who ran his very first race to win special privileges ... [ more ]

  • Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion

    Win Forever: Live, Work, and Play Like a Champion

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Pete Carroll
    Duration: 03:56:00

    I know that I'll be evaluated in Seattle with wins and losses, as that is the nature of my profession for the last thirty-five years. But our record will not be what motivates me. Years ago I was asked, 'Pete, which is better: winning or competing?' My response was instantaneous: 'Competing. . . bec ... [ more ]

  • Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

    Last Boy: Mickey Mantle and the End of America's Childhood

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jane Leavy
    Duration: 33:14:00

    Jane Leavy, the acclaimed author of the New York Times bestseller Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy, returns with a biography of an American original'number 7, Mickey Mantle. Drawing on more than five hundred interviews with friends and family, teammates, and opponents, she delivers the definitive ... [ more ]

  • Second Half

    Second Half

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane
    Duration: 09:05:00

    Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane. In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to exc ... [ more ]

  • Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back

    Beyond Belief: Finding the Strength to Come Back

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Josh Hamilton
    Duration: 07:58:00

    Josh Hamilton was the first player chosen in the first round of the 1999 baseball draft. He was destined to be one of those rare high-character superstars. But in 2001, working his way from the minors to the majors, all of the plans for Josh went off the rails in a moment of weakness. What followed ... [ more ]

  • Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    Concussion (Movie Tie-in Edition)

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jeanne Marie Laskas
    Duration: 09:51:00

    NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER -Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of Americas favor ... [ more ]

  • Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

    Running Like a Girl: Notes on Learning to Run

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Alexandra Heminsley
    Duration: 06:11:00

    Until five years ago, Alexandra Heminsley was decidedly not a runner. Nor was she athletic in any sense of the word. She was an ordinary, curvy woman who was convinced that sports of any kind, especially running, were beyond her. But she's made running part of her life, and gets to reap the rewards: ... [ more ]

  • Uncommon

    Uncommon

    Genre: Biographies,Selfhelp,Sports & Recreation,Health, Mind, Body & Soul
    Author: Tony Dungy
    Duration: 04:58:00

    2009 Retailer's Choice Award winner! Super Bowl-winning coach and #1 New York Times best selling author Tony Dungy has had an unusual opportunity to reflect on what it takes to achieve significance. He is looked to by many as the epitome of the success and significance that is highly valued in ... [ more ]