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  • Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton

    Sweetness: The Enigmatic Life of Walter Payton

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jeff Pearlman
    Duration: 18:53:00

    At five feet ten inches tall, running back Walter Payton was not the largest player in the NFL, but he developed a larger-than-life reputation for his strength, speed, and grit. Nicknamed 'Sweetness' during his college football days, he became the NFL's all-time leader in rushing and ... [ more ]

  • I Never Had It Made

    I Never Had It Made

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jackie Robinson
    Duration: 03:00:00

    A straightforward yet inspiring story of what it took to be the first man of color to break into the white world of professional sports. Jackie Robinson's story is more than a telling of his tremendous talent; it is also a recollection that showcases his tenacious spirit, bravery and the courage of ... [ more ]

  • How I Play Golf

    How I Play Golf

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Tiger Woods
    Duration: 03:53:00

    Since turning pro after a short stint at Stanford University, no one athlete has dominated their sport as Tiger Woods has dominated the world of golf. His list of achievements and championships would fill pages. But how does he do it? In HOW I PLAY GOLF, Tiger talks about his drives, his putting, h ... [ more ]

  • One Last Strike

    One Last Strike

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Tony La Russa
    Duration: 15:33:00

    The team that refused to give up their manager in his final season A comeback that changed baseball After thirty-three seasons managing in Major League Baseball, Tony La Russa thought he had seen it all-that is, until the 2011 Cardinals. Down ten and a half games with little more than a mon ... [ more ]

  • Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

    Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable

    Genre: Biographies,Selfhelp,Sports & Recreation,Health, Mind, Body & Soul
    Author: Tim S. Grover
    Duration: 06:50:00

    Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Tim S. Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, and you never let your emotions make you weak. Tim details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and ac ... [ more ]

  • Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

    Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Daniel Coyle, Tyler Hamilton
    Duration: 11:26:00

    The Secret Race is a definitive look at the world of professional cycling-and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong-by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and New York Times bestselling author Daniel Coyle. Over the course of two years, Coyl ... [ more ]

  • K2

    K2

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: David Roberts, Ed Viesturs
    Duration: 12:39:00

    A thrilling chronicle of the tragedy-ridden history of climbing K2, the world's most difficult and unpredictable mountain, by the bestselling authors of No Shortcuts to the Top At 28,251 feet, the world's second-tallest mountain, K2 thrusts skyward out of the Karakoram Range of northern Pakistan. C ... [ more ]

  • Closer

    Closer

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Wayne Coffey, Mariano Rivera
    Duration: 07:27:00

    The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball. Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted by the Ya ... [ more ]

  • Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

    Beyond Basketball: Coach K's Keywords for Success

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation,Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Mike Kryzewski, Jamie K. Spatola
    Duration: 03:34:00

    For Mike Krzyzewski, head coach of the Duke University men's basketball team, certain words have special importance and force. Coach K uses them every day to energize, motivate, and teach his players how to be winners on the court and in every aspect of their lives. Now, in BEYOND BASKETBALL, he off ... [ more ]

  • Sandy Koufax

    Sandy Koufax

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Jane Leavy
    Duration: 06:16:00

    In an era when too many heroes have been toppled from too many pedestals, Sandy Koufax stands apart and alone, a legend who declined his own celebrity. As a pitcher, he was sublime, the ace of baseball lore. As a human being, he aspired to be the one thing his talent and his fame wouldn't allow: a r ... [ more ]

  • Big Fix: The Hunt for the Match-Fixers Bringing Down Soccer

    Big Fix: The Hunt for the Match-Fixers Bringing Down Soccer

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Brett Forrest
    Duration: 06:41:00

    Can the most beloved sport in the world beat the corruption that threatens to tear it apart? Known as the beautiful game, soccer is the world's most popular sport, crossing borders and language barriers to entertain billions. But underneath it all the raucous fans in the stadiums; the beloved p ... [ more ]

  • Coming Out to Play

    Coming Out to Play

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Robbie Rogers, Eric Marcus
    Duration: 05:01:00

    Rogers made history. -Sports Illustrated Robbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional soccer player. So he neve ... [ more ]

  • Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World

    Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World

    Genre: Sports,Other Sports & Recreation
    Author: Andy Bull
    Duration: 13:10:00

    A story of risk, adventure, and daring as four Americans race to win the gold medal in the most dangerous competition in Olympic history. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage. Bobsledding, the fastest and most thrilling way to travel on land, had become a sensation. ... [ more ]

  • Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager

    Gaffer: The Trials and Tribulations of a Football Manager

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Neil Warnock
    Duration: 09:33:24

    Ever wondered how a transfer deal is done? What a manager says during his pre-match team-talk? What he screams from the techincal area? What goes on in training sesions, and on those long away trips? How a manager carefully builds a team, and what he does when the planning is disrupted by injuries? ... [ more ]

  • Extreme Frontiers:  Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies

    Extreme Frontiers: Racing Across Canada from Newfoundland to the Rockies

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Charley Boorman
    Duration: 06:54:27

    Charley Boorman is back on his bike exploring the world's second largest country - home to some of the most stunning and challenging terrain known to man. Canada is a country of extremes, and Charley knows all about pushing the limits. He goes dirt biking in New Brunswick, dives through old shipwr ... [ more ]

  • Blood in the Cage

    Blood in the Cage

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: L. Jon Wertheim
    Duration: 09:08:00

    Based on unique access to the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and its rival organizations, Blood in the Cage peers through the chain-link Octagon into the frighteningly seductive world of mixed martial arts, which has exploded in popularity despite resistance. Wertheim focuses on Pat Miletich, ... [ more ]

  • Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker

    Cowboys Full: The Story of Poker

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: James McManus
    Duration: 07:32:00

    From James McManus, author of the bestselling Positively Fifth Street, comes the definitive story of the game that, more than any other, reflects who we are and how we operate. Cowboys Full is the story of poker, from its roots in China, the Middle East, and Europe to its ascent as a global-but espe ... [ more ]

  • Dream Again

    Dream Again

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir,Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Isaiah Austin, Matt Litton
    Duration: 04:56:00

    Born in 1993 in Fresno, California, Austin faced adversity even as a young child when he tore the retina in his eye. After four surgeries, Austin had to accept the fact he needed a prosthetic right eye. Isaiah's mom, Lisa Green says, There are two choices in life: you make it your excuse or you make ... [ more ]

  • An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course

    An American Caddie in St. Andrews: Growing Up, Girls, and Looping on the Old Course

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation,Memoir
    Author: Oliver Horovitz
    Duration: 09:15:00

    A hilarious and poignant memoir of a Harvard student who comes of age as a caddie on St. Andrews's fabled Old Course. In the middle of Oliver Horovitz's high school graduation ceremony, his cell phone rang: It was Harvard. He'd been accepted, but he couldn't start for another year. A caddi ... [ more ]

  • Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

    Jesse Owens: Fastest Man Alive

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: Carole Weatherford
    Duration: 00:16:00

    Jesse Owens' mother frequently told him, Put your best foot forward. So Jesse followed her advice, worked hard, and made his dreams come true as one of the greatest Olympic champions of all time. But it wasn't easy, as Jesse had to overcome many obstacles. Even though World War II hadn't started ye ... [ more ]