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Sports

  • Ty Cobb, Baseball, and American Manhoodby Steven Elliott Tripp

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2016; US$ 44.99

    As the first baseball player to achieve real celebrity status, Ty Cobb embodies the strength and determination of classic masculinity. His grit and stubbornness, however, form a legacy that has been both lauded and condemned by America?s own changing views of ideal masculine behavior. With attention to Cobb?s formation, personal tragedies, and struggles... more...

  • Soldier Mountaineerby Col N Kumar; N N Bhatia

    Vij Books India Private Limited 2016; US$ 29.95

    The author Colonel N N Bhatia along with inputs from Col Bull himself has endeavored to put across a compelling and absorbing account of the life and times of Narinder Kumar who took Indian mountaineering and mountaineering in the army to sublime heights. more...

  • This Mum Runsby Jo Pavey

    Random House 2016; US$ 26.78

    The inspirational story of athlete Jo Pavey, the runner and mum heading to a record-breaking fifth Olympic Games at Rio 2016. 'Come-back races? I've had more than a few, the night of 10 May 2014 was the ultimate long shot. I was a forty-year-old mother of two who had given birth eight months before. I trained on a treadmill in a cupboard by the... more...

  • Cycling the Earthby Sean Conway

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.32

    Sean Conway was stuck in a life dead end of his own making when he heard about a round the world cycling race. He was immediately inspired ? but it was a huge undertaking and he?d hardly been on a bike in years. Could he really cycle all the way round the world, solo and unsupported? Six months later, after completing a punishing training schedule... more...

  • Swee'peaby John Valenti; Ron Naclerio

    Atria Books 2016; US$ 16.00 US$ 10.99

    ?If you care about basketball or about people, you will care about this book.? ?(John Feinstein, author of Season on the Brink ) ?[Daniels?s] story was quite powerful in an age before the Internet and social media and is a fantastic read for this generation?s basketball players, parents, and lovers of the game.? ?(Ronnie Flores, Ball is Life)... more...

  • My Marathonby Frank Shorter; John Brant

    Rodale 2016; US$ 21.50 US$ 18.27

    My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000-meters title during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road, and cross country courses, but it was in the marathon that... more...

  • Der Blindgängerby Niels Walter; Rüdiger Nehberg

    Wörterseh Verlag 2016; US$ 10.99

    Als Jugendlicher verbringt Steven Mack (25) jede freie Minute draußen in der Natur. Nur wenn er Wind und Wetter ausgesetzt ist, an Felswänden und über Abgründen hängt und unter freiem Himmel schläft, fühlt er sich lebendig. Steven klettert auf Gipfel, springt an Seilen von Bäumen und Brücken, taucht in vereisten Seen, lebt im Wald und übernachtet im... more...

  • Iron Macby Andrew M. Homan

    UNP - Nebraska 2016; US$ 26.95

    At a time when cycling in the United States rivaled baseball as the nation?s most popular professional sport, along came Reggie McNamara, a farmer?s son from Australia. Within a month of his arrival in the United States in 1913, he had earned the moniker ?Iron Man? for his high tolerance of pain and his remarkable ability to recover from seemingly... more...

  • Win or Learnby John Kavanagh

    Penguin Books Ltd 2016; US$ 16.91

    Conor McGregor's trainer tells the amazing story of his long road to success in the world's fastest-growing sport Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was a skinny lad who was frequently bullied. As a young man, after suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself.... more...

  • Man Testsby Graham Little

    Ebury Publishing 2016; US$ 18.32

    ?It had long ago ceased to be a giddy adventure. It was all mulchy bog, heather and rocks. And tired, aching legs. And then Ty said something that really struck a chord. ?It?s a Man Test now, lads. Just finish it.? I got it immediately. Finishing the race was no longer about being fit, or a good runner, or map-reading, it was about putting... more...