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  • A Skating Lifeby

    Hyperion 2007; US$ 11.95

    The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. "America's Sweetheart" Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: winning Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared to be. Dorothy faced a painful inner struggle from the time she was a young... more...

  • My Lifeby

    Random House 2012; US$ 8.72

    My Life is the inspirational autobiography of Magic, the top-class athlete whose astonishing career is already a legend. He reflects on his boyhood in Michigan, his college career, his meteoric rise to basketball fame, the women he has met along the way and his most recent triumphs in the 1992 Olympics in Barcelona with the larger-than-life 'Dream... more...

  • Chuck Taylor, All Starby Abraham Aamidor

    Indiana University Press 2006; US$ 17.55

    His is the name on the label of the legendary Converse All-Star basketball shoe. Though the shoe has been worn by hundreds of millions, few, if any, know a thing about the man behind the name. Some even believe that there is no such person, that he is a marketer's fabrication like Betty Crocker. But... more...

  • I Had a Hammerby Hank Aaron

    HarperCollins 2009; US$ 12.99

    The man who shattered Babe Ruth's lifetime home run record, Henry "Hammering Hank" Aaron left his indelible mark on professional baseball and the world. But the world also left its mark on him. I Had a Hammer is much more than the intimate autobiography of one of the greatest names in pro sports?it is a fascinating social history of twentieth-century... more...

  • Imperfectby Jim Abbott; Tim Brown

    Random House Publishing Group 2012; US$ 14.00

    ?Honest, touching, and beautifully rendered . . . Far more than a book about baseball, it is a deeply felt story of triumph and failure, dreams and disappointments. Jim Abbott has hurled another gem.??Jonathan Eig, New York Times bestselling author of Luckiest Man   NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Born without a right hand, Jim Abbott... more...

  • What is a Wommett?by Mick Abrahams

    Andrews UK 2010; US$ 11.49

    Mick Abrahams first rose to fame as a guitarist during the 1960s and was a founder member of Jethro Tull, although his time with the band was to prove short lived owing to the vividly contrasting musical styles of himself and Ian Anderson. In his autobiography What is a Wommett Mick finally puts the record straight about this parting of the ways and... more...

  • Fifty-nine in '84by Edward Achorn

    HarperCollins 2010; US$ 13.99

    ?All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book." ? Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner ?This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time.? ? Joseph J. Ellis,... more...

  • Fifty-nine in '84by Edward Achorn

    HarperCollins 2010; Not Available

    ?All fans of baseball, all fans of a good story, will love this book." ? Professor Gordon Wood, Pulitzer and Bancroft Prize winner ?This is a beautifully written, meticulously researched story about a bygone baseball era that even die-hard fans will find foreign, and about a pitcher who might have been the greatest of all time.? ? Joseph J. Ellis,... more...

  • The Summer of Beer and Whiskeyby Edward Achorn

    PublicAffairs 2013; US$ 26.99

    Chris von der Ahe knew next to nothing about base¬ball when he risked his life?s savings to found the franchise that would become the St. Louis Cardinals. Yet the German-born beer garden proprietor would become one of the most important?and funniest?figures in the game?s history. Von der Ahe picked up the team for one reason?to sell more beer. Then... more...

  • The Water Boyby Bob Ackles; Ian Mulgrew

    HarperCollins Canada 2014; US$ 14.99

    When Bobby Ackles became the B.C. Lions' original water boy, he probably never dreamed that he would lead the team to a Grey Cup victory over 50 years later. From his earliest days with the team to becoming its general manager and now president, Ackles has demonstrated a commitment and dedication to football in the CFL, NFL and XFL. In this engaging... more...