The award-winning author of The Whale Warriors documents his year-long surfing journey from Southern California down the coast of Mexico, where he witnessed the beauty and power of the natural world associated with surfing sub-culture. Original.
An in-depth profile of the founder of Lipton Tea describes his post-Civil War journey across America to establish a first chain of grocery stores, his novel use of mass media to create a winning public persona and his legendary pursuit of the America's Cup trophy. By the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Hershey.
Explains why we win at sports, why we don't and how the games of life are really played and demonstrates how sports offer powerful and often overlooked tools with which to explore fundamental subjects, including biology, morality, the relationship between mind and matter, globalization, culture, gender, race and economics. 100,000 first printing.
This is the story of the men and women who risked everything to find the deepest cave on Earth, earning their place in history beside the likes of Peary, Amundsen, Hillary, and Armstrong. Tabor focuses particularly on the heroic efforts of Bill Stone in the vast Cheve Cave of southern Mexico and Alexander Klimchouk in the supercave Krubera of the Republic of Georgia.
Why England Loses, Why Germany and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, Australia, Turkey--and Even Iraq--are Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport
Using insights and analogies from economics, statistics, psychology, and business to cast a new and entertaining light on how the game of soccer works, "Soccernomics" reveals the often surprisingly counterintuitive truths about the world's most popular game. An essential guide for the 2010 World Cup.
A leading NBA star presents the story of his inner-city Ohio youth basketball team on which players overcame challenging hardships to qualify for a national championship while learning key lessons about teamwork.
Describes how a small and impoverished region in the Dominican Republic grew to produce some of Major League Baseball's greatest talents, citing the influence of sugar industry migrant workers and the role of race in transforming the sport.
A reporter describes the perspectives he gained into the game of baseball while attending umpire training school and umpiring games firsthand, in an account that also draws on the experiences of dozens of professional umpires.
Draws on the insider perspectives of the Cy Young Award-winning all star and the World Series home-run champion to evaluate "America's pastime" while describing their visions for its future, sharing behind-the-scenes stories of such athletes as Willie Mays, Hank Aaron, and Joe Torre.
The American Gladiators star known as Nitro shares a no-holds-barred account of his twenty-year abuse of steroids, documenting his first use of steroids in high school in order to overcome an injury, the consuming addiction that left him physically and emotionally scarred, and his observations about the destructive ways in which steroids affect their users. 150,000 first printing.
In a biography authorized by the baseball great himself, the best-selling author of Hurricane: The Miraculous Journey of Rubin Carter offers a gripping account of Willie Mays's life, drawn from interviews with the icon, as well as friends, family members and teammates. Reprint. 100,000 first printing.