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
How Racing Up Mountains, Running With the Bulls, or Just Taking on a 5-K Makes You a Better Person and the World a Better Place
The best-selling author of The Last Voyage of Columbus draws on his experiences in races throughout the world to illustrate how running fulfills the human desire to achieve one's potential, in a provocative account that shares advice for beginning runners. 35,000 first printing.
A former chief White House correspondent reveals how during a crossroads in his personal and professional life he learned about his late father's marathon achievements and resolved to run the 2009 New York Marathon himself.
The head coach of the New York Jets shares the lessons he has learned in leadership and motivation throughout his career, recounting colorful stories from his work with the Jets and the Ravens as well as memories about his father, NFL coach Buddy Ryan.
Shares the story of Negro League team owner Alex Pompez's founding of a notorious Harlem numbers racket as part of his efforts to finance the New York Cubans, describing his role in retaining the team throughout integration, transitioning players to the majors, and achieving a Negro League World Series Championship.
A baseball great shares stories about his rise from the minor leagues of the Deep South to the major leagues, despite the racism he had to deal with along the way, and discusses his career as a broadcaster and president of the National League.