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A fighting aficionado offers insight into the motivations that inspire professional fighters, covering a wide range of disciplines including wrestling, jiu-jitsu, and boxing, in a tribute presented through a series of illustrated encyclopedic entries. 40,000 first printing.
The author of A Game of Inches weaves together a tableau of long-forgotten primary documents to take a fresh look at the early amateur years of baseball and the sense of joy that once pervaded its players.
The story of the Olympic medallist and world heavyweight champion covers such topics as the disqualification that lost him a gold medal, his sensationalized matches against Mike Tyson, and his appearances on such shows as "Dancing with the Stars."
A record-setting professional golfer outlines his offbeat, fun-oriented philosophy to golf play, discussing such challenges as high winds, limited practice times, and playing with hangovers.
The unapologetic bad boy of professional golf shares his philosophy in a memoir of the ups and downs of his personal and professional world, offering an account of booze, depression, weight problems, marital problems, and golf.
A son of a Cannonball Run participant describes his own entry into the world of semi-legal and illegal underground races, a lifestyle marked by high-stakes competitions with wealthy thrill seekers and the anonymous machinations of a mysterious organizer known only as "The Driver." 50,000 first printing.
Offers a portrait of Danny Basavich, a New Jersey-born pool hustler known as Kid Delicious, and his set-up man, Bristol Bob, as they embark on a four-year odyssey through the pool halls and urban billiard rooms of America.
Documents the full story behind the allegations of rape against the Duke lacrosse team, arguing that law-enforcement officials, a campaigning prosecutor, liberally biased journalists, and others were responsible for scapegoating the defendants. 25,000 first printing.
A critical analysis of race, politics, and the history of American sports traces the origins and evolution of the black athlete, arguing that every advance by black athletes has been countered by a definite setback and that black youngsters who are brought into big-time programs are cut off from their heritage and exploited by the media, team owners, and others. Reprint. 40,000 first printing.
An obsessed baseball fan celebrates his love of the American pastime while sharing information on the ins and outs of the game, from the difference between a split finger fastball and a forkball, why the first-base coach uses a stopwatch, obscure rules, pitching and hitting, fielding, and umpires.
Offers an inspirational portrait of the Native American football team of the Carlisle Indian Industrial School, a championship squad that included the legendary Jim Thorpe and that defeated its Ivy League opponents, in a history that is set against a backdrop of the early days of football and the rise and fall of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner. 75,000 first printing.