Traces the challenges faced by the University of Michigan football team after 2008, drawing on interviews with players and coaches to offer insight into topics ranging from their most heated rivalries and heartbreaking defeats to the pivotal contributions of Rich Rodriguez and the winner-take-all culture that has dominated their efforts. 40,000 first printing.
A portrait of the three-time MVP and World Series champion celebrates his consistent performances that won him the batting title seven times for the St. Louis Cardinals and earned him the unacknowledged status as the sport's greatest hitter.
Presents the history of sports channel ESPN based on interviews with nearly five hundred current and former employees, featuring announcers and analysts as well as sports stars including LeBron James, Peyton Manning, and Jeff Gordon.
Analyzes hidden influences and subtle biases that shape sports plays, covering such topics as performance pressures, the "home field advantage," and the overpayment of athletic talent.
The Ledge documents the 1992 mountaineering venture during which co-author Jim Davidson and his best friend, Mike Price, ascended Mount Rainier before a tragic fall that instantly ended Mike's life and forced Jim to climb to safety with sparse equipment.
The International Boxing Hall of Fame icon shares the story of how he rose from impoverished origins to become a national Golden Gloves champion, Olympic gold medalist and top-rate pro, offering insight into such topics as his professional relationships, exposure to sport corruption and struggles with addiction. 75,000 first printing.
The author, whose relationship with his father had been forged on the golf course, recounts how he accompanied his aging father to the Scottish course the older man played in his youth, a journey during which his father's cancer became terminal