German-born biergarten owner Chris Von der Ahe bought the St. Louis Browns baseball team in order to sell more beer, but the purchase became a turning point in American baseball history.
As Mexico descends into a feudal narco-state — one where cartels, death squads, the army and local police all fight over billions of dollars in profits from drug and human trafficking — the border city of Juarez has been hit hardest of all. Yet more than a million people still live there. They even love their impoverished city, proudly repeating its mantra: "Amor por Juarez," or "Love for Juarez." And nothing exemplifies the spirit and hope of Juarenses more than the Indios, the city's beloved but hard-luck soccer team.
Dave Zirin reveals how the most important debates about class, race, religion, sex and the quest for political power are played out both on and off the field. Game Over looks at the shady side of the NCAA, 2011's explosive MLB All-Star Game and why the Dodgers crashed and burned.
After her mother's death and the end of her marriage, Cheryl Strayed impulsively decided to hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — alone.
Taking readers back in time to the mid-1930s, Tom Dunkel chronicles an integrated baseball team in Bismarck, N.D., that rose above a segregated society to become champions, delving into the history of the players, the town and baseball itself.
The 12-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the New York Mets and the controversies that have marked his career.
The former head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team describes how her upbringing helped her to develop a balanced coaching style and recounts her battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.
Using examples from his long career, a legendary basketball coach outlines the benefits of negative thinking, which helps build a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account.
The co-authors of the New York Times best-selling NurtureShock turn their attentions to the cutting edge science behind life's triumphs and failures and offer insight from politics, finance, science, sports and economics to tip the odds in your favor. (business & economics). Simultaneous.
Plagued by insomnia and nightmares about a zombie apocalypse, Harvard grad turned boxer, cowboy, sailor and Wilderness EMT Sam Sheridan sets out to acquire the skills necessary to survive any doomsday scenario — from earthquakes and floods to invasion by alien monsters.
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.
Relates the author's unlikely journey to the big leagues after his athletic dream was nearly destroyed and how he was sustained by his Christian faith and the love of his family before emerging as one of the National League's premier pitchers.