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Bullpen Diaries: Mariano Rivera, Bronx Dreams, Pinstripe Legends, and the Future of the New York Yankees

by Charley Rosen HarperCollins e-books (April 26, 2011)

"Delightful and insightful." —John Thorn, author of Total Baseball

Baseball is the only sport where the defense has the ball, and there is no lonelier in the world of sports than the pitcher’s mound. Which...


High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Last Days of Tennis's Golden Age

by Stephen Tignor HarperCollins e-books (May 17, 2011)

“A book full of aces....A true page-turner.”

Associated Press

“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair.”

The Oregonian

High Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest...


Seeds: One Man's Serendipitous Journey to Find the Trees That Inspired Famous American Writers from Faulkner to Kerouac, Welty to Wharton

by Richard Horan HarperCollins e-books (April 19, 2011)

"Seeds reads like the best of a roundtable discussion amongst John Muir, Bill Bryson, and David Sedaris. From the fields of Gettysburg to the home of Kerouac, Horan takes an unlikely premise and weaves it into...


Bottom of the 33rd: Hope and Redemption in Baseball's Longest Game

by Dan Barry HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

Bottom of the 33rd is chaw-chewing, sunflower-spitting, pine tar proof that too much baseball is never enough.” —Jane Leavy, author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax 

“What a book—an exquisite exercise...


The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

by John J. Miller HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

John J. Miller delivers the intriguing, never-before-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt saved American Football—a game that would become the nation’s most popular sport. Miller’s sweeping, novelistic...


Rockers and Rollers: A Full-Throttle Memoir

by Brian Johnson HarperCollins e-books (May 24, 2011)

From PinkCadillac to Low Rider to Little Red Corvette, rock music hasalways had a racy love affair with cars. And AC/DC lead singer Brian Johnson isnot only a rock legend, second-to-none at infusing razor-sharp...


The Spirit of St. Louis

by Peter Golenbock HarperCollins e-books (February 15, 2011)

No metropolis in America has more pure baseball spirit than St. Louis, Missouri. It's a love affair that began in 1874, when a band of local boosters raised $20,000 to start a professional ball club, and the...


Weeds

by Richard Mabey HarperCollins e-books (June 28, 2011)

“[A] witty and beguiling meditation on weeds and their wily ways….You will never look at a weed, or flourish a garden fork, in the same way again.”

—Richard Holmes, author of The Age of Wonder

“In this...


Fight

by Eugene S. Robinson HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

Crushing your enemies, driving them before you, and hearing the lamentations of their women? It doesn't get any better than this." –Eugene Robinson, ripping off John Milius

That's the sentiment that surges...


The Million Word Crossword Answer Book

by Stanley Newman & Daniel Stark HarperCollins e-books (December 21, 2010)

The Million Word Crossword Dictionary was hailed by New York Times crossword editor Will Shortz as "the largest, most up-to-date, and most useful" and praised by crossword editors from all over the country....


Simply Green Giving

by Danny Seo HarperCollins e-books (September 14, 2010)

Danny Seo's brand Simply Green is a way of living that embraces certain rules–Be Authentic, Be Resourceful, Be Simple, Be Unexpected, Be Truthful, and Be an Individual. In Simply Green: Giving Danny takes...


Horse Housekeeping: Everything You Need to Know to Keep a Horse at Home

by Margaret Korda & Michael Korda HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

In Horse Housekeeping, Margaret and Michael Korda (she is a successful novice- and training-level eventer and he is the author of Horse People) provide everything you need to know to set up a barn of your own...


A War in Dixie: Alabama Vs. Auburn

by Ivan Maisel & Kelly Whiteside HarperCollins e-books (July 12, 2011)

Each year, on a Saturday in November, emotions run high as the entire state of Alabama comes to a halt. Stores close. Bars open. Families, friends, and couples who on any other day of the year are civil to one...


The Scrambler's Dozen: The 12 shots every Golfer Needs to Shoot Like the Pros

by Mike Mcgetrick HarperCollins e-books (July 19, 2011)

In this invaluable book, Mike McGetrick, one of Golf Magazine's Top 100 Teaching Professionals in America and 1999 National PGA Teacher of the Year, shows how to make the best shot possible and shave strokes...


Bloody Sundays: Inside the Rough and Tumble World of the NFL

by Mike Freeman HarperCollins e-books (June 07, 2011)

Award-winning sportswriter Mike Freeman goes beyond day-to-day newspaper journalism and ESPN highlights to take us deep inside the game and reveal the NFL in ways that will surprise the most avid football fans....


The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need: Easy Solutions to Problem Golf Swings

by Hank Haney & John Huggan HarperCollins e-books (July 12, 2011)

The Only Golf Lesson You'll Ever Need, Hank Haney, one of the most respected and soughtafter golf instructors in the world, shares the secrets he's learned by observing hundreds of thousands of students--from...


The Tree

by John Fowles HarperCollins e-books (September 28, 2010)

“For years I have carried this book...with me on travels to reread, ponder, envy. In prose of classic gravity, precision, and delicacy, Fowles addresses matters of final importance.”

Los Angeles Times...


Secrets of the Cat: Its Lore, Legend, and Lives

by Barbara Holland HarperCollins e-books (November 23, 2010)

“Smart, bright, well-written....A book about cats as good as this one is rare.”

Smithsonian

“May be the most elegantly written, witty, perceptive statement about felines ever published.”

Philadelphia...


Be Ready When the Sh*t Goes Down: A Survival Guide to the Apocalypse

by Forrest Griffin & Erich Krauss HarperCollins e-books (August 03, 2010)

Ultimate Fighter champ Forrest Griffin and Erich Krauss, who previously brought you the New York Times bestseller Got Fight, now offer a hilarious and very timely guide to surviving the coming apocalypse. Be...


Everything You Know Is Pong: How Mighty Table Tennis Shapes Our World

by Roger Bennett & Eli Horowitz HarperCollins e-books (November 02, 2010)

One billion Chinese pong fans can’t be wrong.

With an all-star team of contributing writers—including Nick Hornby, Will Shortz, Davy Rothbart, Harold Evans, and Jonathan Safran Foer—and quirky, fascinating...


The Perfection Point

by John Brenkus HarperCollins e-books (August 31, 2010)

In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPN’s Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection...


Eels: An Exploration, from New Zealand to the Sargasso, of the World's Most Mysterious Fish

by James Prosek HarperCollins e-books (September 21, 2010)

“This is a delightful work with the urgency of a good detective story.” —Thomas McGuane

“I loved it! A beautiful adventure story of one of the most wide-spread and least-known but ecologically important...


Jeff Gordon: Portrait of a Champion

by Jeff Gordon HarperCollins e-books (September 14, 2010)

"Go out and work hard and just take it one step at a time."

He is a living legend, an athlete whodominates his sport as few otherscan. With his rainbow-colored No.24 Dupont Chevrolet Monte Carlo, JeffGordon has...


The Whale: In Search of the Giants of the Sea

Baillie Gifford Prize 2009

by Philip Hoare HarperCollins e-books (March 23, 2010)

“Unpredictable and amusing and informative and original, cavorting between biology, history, travel writing, and memoir.”

—Mark Kurlansky

 

The Whale by Philip Hoare is a enthralling and eye-opening literary...


An Eagle Named Freedom: My True Story of a Remarkable Friendship

by Jeff Guidry HarperCollins e-books (May 04, 2010)

“A hauntingly beautiful story of rescue and rehabilitation….[A] gorgeous tale of redemption.”

—Susan Richards, New York Times bestselling author of Chosen by a Horse

“I could not put this book down.”...


Shell Games: Rogues, Smugglers, and the Hunt for Nature's Bounty

by Craig Welch HarperCollins e-books (April 06, 2010)

A unique blend of natural history and crime drama, Shell Games by Craig Welch is a riveting tale of rogues, scoundrels, and the hunt for nature’s bounty in the tradition of The Orchid Thief. A stranger-than-fiction...


Pet Food Nation

by Joan Weiskopf HarperCollins e-books (November 10, 2009)

A Must-Read for all Pet Lovers

For decades, dog and cat owners have depended on popular commercial foods to keep their beloved animals well-fed. Until 2007, when the national pet food catastrophe left pet owners...


Petfinder.com The Adopted Dog Bible

by Petfinder.com HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The old rules don't always apply to adopted dogs, whose training, past behaviors, and health histories may be a mystery. At last, here's the one-stop bible that acknowledges their special needs and covers every...


Giant

by Plaxico Burress HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In Giant, Plaxico Burress takes you into the locker room, onto the practice field, and into the huddle, providing a flat-out-honest look at life on and off the field with the New York Giants and at the making...


The Bookmaker

by Michael J. Agovino HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Marking the debut of a gifted new writer, The Bookmaker teems with humanity, empathy, humor, and insight.

At the heart of Michael J. Agovino's powerful, layered memoir is his family's struggle for success in...


A Splintered History of Wood

by Spike Carlsen HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In a world without wood, we might not be here at all. Without wood, we wouldn't have had the fire, heat, and shelter that allowed us to expand into the colder regions of the planet. If civilization somehow did...


Raiders and Rebels

by Frank Sherry HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

I he most authoritative history of piracy, Frank Sherry's rich and colorful account reveals the rise and fall of the real "raiders and rebels" who terrorized the seas. From 1692 to 1725 pirates sailed the oceans...


Gorgeous George

by John Capouya HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

This is the first-ever biography of the legendary wrestler Gorgeous George, filled with incredible never-before-told stories. George directly influenced the likes of Muhammad Ali, who took his bragging and boasting...


Boys Will Be Boys

by Jeff Pearlman HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Boys Will Be Boys, author Jeff Pearlman's rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of "America's Team"—the NFL Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s—was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and...


A Race Like No Other

by Liz Robbins HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

When 39,195 competitors thunder over the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge to begin the thirty-eighth running of the famed New York City Marathon, they experience one of the most exhilarating moments in sports. But as...


Merry Christmas from . . .

by Karen Robert HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

150 of the World's Funniest and Most Delightful Christmas Cards

Karen Robert has spent the last several years tracking down the wonderful and wacky Christmas cards represented in this book—the best out of tens...


The Last Night of the Yankee Dynasty

by Buster Olney HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

For six extraordinary years around the turn of the millennium, the Yankees were baseball's unstoppable force, with players such as Paul O'Neill, Derek Jeter, and Mariano Rivera. But for the players and the coaches,...


Alex & Me

by Irene Pepperberg HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

On September 6, 2007, an African Grey parrot named Alex died prematurely at age thirty-one. His last words to his owner, Irene Pepperberg, were "You be good. I love you."

What would normally be a quiet, very...


Follow the Roar

by Bob Smiley HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

With his career at a standstill and his golf game a shadow of its former mediocrity, TV writer and ESPN.com contributor Bob Smiley decided the time had come to turn to the one person who might be able to help:...


Do Cats Hear with Their Feet?

by Jake Page HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Do Cats Hear with Their Feet? traces the evolution of cats from the time they first adapted their feline form about 20 million years ago. Exploring every aspect of a cat's life—from predation, to play, to...


The Worst Call Ever!

by Kyle Garlett & Patrick O'neal HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In any sport, whenever an official takes the field, court, ice, ring, or pitch, they do so with a bright red bull's-eye on their backs. For even with their great accuracy and passion for the game, they do make...


The Snoring Bird

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Although Gerd Heinrich, a devoted naturalist, specialized in wasps, Bernd Heinrich tried to distance himself from his "old-fashioned" father, becoming a hybrid: a modern, experimental biologist with a naturalist's...


Inside Gitmo

by Gordon Cucullu HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

The U.S. military detention center at Guantánamo Bay—known to the public as Gitmo—has been called the American Gulag, a scene of medieval horrors where innocent farmers and goat herders swept up in Afghanistan...


Play Blackjack Like the Pros

by Kevin Blackwood HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Professional blackjack player Kevin Blackwood shares his million-dollar winning strategies for mastering the odds and consistently beating the house at their own game.

Play Blackjack Like the Pros is the requisite...


The Unwritten Rules of Baseball

by Paul Dickson HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

From beanballs to basebrawls, the most important rules governing the game of baseball have never been officially written down—until now.

They have no sanction from the Commissioner, appear nowhere in any official...


Safe at Home: Confessions of a Baseball Fanatic

by Alyssa Milano HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

Film and television star Alyssa Milano (Who’s the Boss, Charmed) is one of the most popular bloggers on MLB.com (http://alyssa.mlblogs.com), and has even done on-field commentary for TBS. In Safe at Home,...


Breaking the Slump

by Jimmy Roberts HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

In Breaking the Slump, NBC golf commentator Jimmy Roberts shares the “slump stories” of some of the greatest professional golfers of all time—from Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, and Tom Watson to Phil Michelson...


The Baseball Talmud

by Howard Megdal HarperCollins e-books (October 06, 2009)

From the icons of the game to the players who got their big break but never quite broke through, The Baseball Talmud provides a wonderful historical narration of Major League Jewish Baseball in America. All...


Hunting Booger Bottom: Life Lessons from the Field

by Michael Waddell & Mike Schoby HarperCollins e-books (January 05, 2010)

“Michael [Waddell] is the real McCoy. Down to earth, clever, genuine, well-grounded, funny as all hell, kind, generous, decent, and surely one of the best natural hunters and woodsmen that I have ever grilled...


The Story of Sushi

by Trevor Corson HarperCollins e-books (July 21, 2009)

Everything you never knew about sushi—its surprising origins, the colorful lives of its chefs, and the bizarre behavior of the creatures that compose it

Trevor Corson takes us behind the scenes at America's...