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- Triumph Books 2015; US$ 13.99
Ben Hogan?s accomplishments on the golf course are the stuff of legends, but his life off it was exceedingly private. In this biography, author Tim Scott demonstrates why such public perception was not representative of Hogan?s personality, offering a firsthand glimpse into the famous golfer?s humor and sensitivity. Hogan wasn?t perfect, and many... more...
- Triumph Books 2015; US$ 13.99
Tommy Lasorda believed that winning wasn't about being the best, but about believing you are the best and that philosophy runs throughout Tommy Lasorda: My Way . Author Colin Gunderson takes readers through Lasorda's days as a player and the manager of the Los Angeles Dodgers, including their two World Series Championships in 1981 and 1988. It also... more...
- UNP - Nebraska 2015; US$ 28.95
In the spring of 1964, the Nankai Hawks of Japan?s Pacific League sent nineteen-year-old Masanori Murakami to the Class A Fresno Giants to improve his skills. To nearly everyone?s surprise, Murakami, known as Mashi, dominated the American hitters. With the San Francisco Giants caught in a close pennant race and desperate for a left-handed reliever,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
This the story of the seven baseball-playing Boyer brothers from western Missouri who signed professional contracts in the 1940s, 1950s and 1960s. Led by oldest brother Cloyd, a pitcher, third baseman Ken and third baseman Clete, three of the seven brothers reached the majors. This book recounts their hardscrabble upbringing and how they fought their... more...
- Open Road Media 2015; US$ 14.99
A hilarious and harrowing firsthand account of the eccentric world of hardcore bodybuilding When blue-blooded, storklike Samuel Wilson Fussell arrived in New York City fresh from the University of Oxford, the ethereal young graduate seemed like the last person on Earth who would be interested in bodybuilding. But he was intimidated by the dangers... more...
- Fledgling Press 2015; US$ 8.74
David Flanagan came from a long line of seafarers and thought learning to surf would be easy, despite the fact he was scared of the ocean and fast approaching middle age. As a journalist living in an island community, he had intended to write a light-hearted account of his progress towards surfing nirvana, but instead found himself facing danger,... more...
- Texas A&M University Press 2015; US$ 50.00
Buryl Baty (1924?1954) was a winning athlete, coach, builder of men, and an early pioneer in the fight against bigotry. In 1950, Baty became head football coach at Bowie High School in El Paso and quickly inspired his athletes, all Mexican Americans from the Segundo Barrio, with his winning ways and his personal stand against the era?s extreme, deep-seated... more...
- Parthian Books 2015; US$ 7.28
Carwyn James treated rugby football as if it was an art form and aesthetics part of the coaching manual. This son of a miner, from Cefneithin in the Gwendraeth Valley, was a cultivated literary scholar, an accomplished linguist, a teacher, and a would-be patriot politician, who also won two caps for Wales. He was the first man to coach any British... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2015; US$ 26.95
?When you die, it does not mean that you lose to cancer. You beat cancer by how you live, why you live, and the manner in which you live.? ? Stuart Scott The fearless, intimate, and inspiring story behind ESPN anchor Stuart Scott?s unrelenting fight against cancer. Shortly before he passed away, on January 4, 2015, Stuart Scott completed work... more...