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  • Climbing Everest: The Writings of George Mallory

    Climbing Everest: The Writings of George Mallory

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: George Mallory
    Duration: 06:00:00

    George Mallory's collected writings on his mountaineering - and his motivations. Famously impelled to climb Mount Everest simply because it was there, Mallory made three attempts to be the first to reach its summit, and perished on the third. His writing reveals the emotional life of the mountaineer ... [ more ]

  • Mysterious Montague

    Mysterious Montague

    Genre: Sports,NonFiction
    Author: Leigh Montville
    Duration: 08:32:00

    He was a 1930s golf legend and Hollywood trickster who adamantly refused to be photographed. He never played professionally, yet sports-writing legend Grantland Rice still heralded him as the greatest golfer in the world. Then, in 1937, the secrets of John Montague's past were exposed—leading ... [ more ]

  • Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph

    Standing Tall: A Memoir of Tragedy and Triumph

    Genre: Biographies,Sports & Recreation
    Author: C. Vivian Stringer
    Duration: 10:19:00

    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 ]

  • Hanging Curve: A Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mystery

    Hanging Curve: A Mickey Rawlings Baseball Mystery

    Genre: Sports,Historical Fiction
    Author: Troy Soos
    Duration: 09:07:00

    Critically-acclaimed novelist Troy Soos evokes the spirit and strife of 1920s America in this compelling mystery. Hanging Curve portrays a major league baseball player's struggle to see justice triumph over hatred and the expanding threat of the Ku Klux Klan. Mickey Rawlings hasn't had much time ... [ more ]

  • Bubba Talks

    Bubba Talks

    Genre: Biographies,NonFiction,Comedy,Sports & Recreation,Essays & Memoirs,Entertainment
    Author: Dan Jenkins
    Duration: 01:52:00

    One of America's most acclaimed sportswriters, Dan Jenkins has won countless fans with his bawdy sense of humor. Bubba Talks is a series of reflections from the quintessential American redneck'a lover of hot ladies, football, cheeseburgers, and Firebirds. ... [ more ]

  • Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game

    Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game

    Genre: History,Sports,Baseball
    Author: George Vecsey
    Duration: 07:15:00

    Best-selling author George Vecsey is an esteemed and award-winning sports journalist for the New York Times. In Baseball, he recounts the history of America's national pastime. Baseball has been around in various forms for thousands of years, but within the last 200 years it has become an American i ... [ more ]

  • 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 ]

  • Great Americans in Sports: Drew Brees

    Great Americans in Sports: Drew Brees

    Genre: Sports,Biographies,Football
    Author: Matt Christopher
    Duration: 02:37:41

    This entry in a brand new line of sports biographies from Matt Christopher takes readers onto the field with a beloved quarterback Drew Brees grew up in a family of athletes, and overcame injuries and setbacks to become one of today's best quarterbacks. This comprehensive biography - complete wit ... [ 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 ]

  • Eternal Summer

    Eternal Summer

    Genre: Sports,Golf
    Author: Curt Sampson
    Duration: 07:09:00

    Was there ever a year in golf like 1960? It was the year that the sport and its vivid personalities exploded on the consciousness of the nation, when the past, present, and future of the game collided. Television, still a new medium, provided a fresh window to this fascinating show and enabled this ... [ more ]

  • You’re Out and You’re Ugly, Too!

    You’re Out and You’re Ugly, Too!

    Genre: Sports,Baseball
    Author: Durwood Merrill
    Duration: 10:06:00

    One of the most colorful and beloved characters in major league baseball, Durwood Merrill talks about the game’s many personalities and gives an up-close and personal account of life on the diamond, in the clubhouse, and beyond. With over two decades of laugh-out-loud anecdotes and controversial opi ... [ more ]

  • Baseball in '41

    Baseball in '41

    Genre: Sports,Baseball
    Author: Robert W. Creamer
    Duration: 09:00:00

    It was the year that Joe DiMaggio set his 56-game hitting streak; Ted Williams batted .406; the Dodgers and the Yankees battled each other in a classic World Series; and America went to war. In this look at what he calls the best baseball season ever, Robert Creamer skillfully intertwines these ... [ more ]

  • When The Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946

    When The Boys Came Back: Baseball and 1946

    Genre: Sports,Baseball
    Author: Frederick Turner
    Duration: 09:03:00

    In the aftermath of World War II, few events in the United States were as eagerly awaited as baseball's spring training. But the national pastime was as unsettled as the rest of the country. Had some of the stars seen their careers ended by their service? How would wartime players fare against retur ... [ 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 ]

  • Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold US Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad

    Empire Strikes Out: How Baseball Sold US Foreign Policy and Promoted the American Way Abroad

    Genre: Sports,Politics,United States,Baseball,Political Science
    Author: Robert Elias
    Duration: 15:06:00

    'It's our game'America's game: it has the snap, go, fling of the American atmosphere'belongs as much to our institutions, fits into them as significantly as our Constitution's laws, [and] is just as important in the sum total of our historic life.''Walt Whitma ... [ 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 ]

  • Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game

    Why Football Matters: My Education in the Game

    Genre: Sports,Football
    Author: Mark Edmundson
    Duration: 07:31:00

    Acclaimed essayist Mark Edmundson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's Game shapes its men. Football teaches young men self-discipline and teamwork. But football celebrates violence. Football is a showcase for athletic ... [ more ]

  • Perfect Pass

    Perfect Pass

    Genre: Sports,Football
    Author: S. C. Gwynne
    Duration: 08:54:36

    New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach-two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s-changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL. Hal M ... [ more ]