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The Incomplete Book of Running

by Peter Sagal Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

“Sagal has created a new genre—the five-minute-mile memoir. Combining commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting. Whether...


The Grandmaster

by Brin-Jonathan Butler Simon & Schuster (November 06, 2018)

A firsthand account of the dramatic 2016 World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin, which mirrored the world's geopolitical unrest and rekindled a global fascination...


Everyday Hockey Heroes

by Bob McKenzie & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (October 30, 2018)

An inspiring volume of stories about Canada’s most beloved sport—hockey—and the everyday heroes who embody the spirit of the game and help shape its future, from the pros who compete in NHL arenas to the...


Arthur Ashe

by Raymond Arsenault Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2018)

A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK

The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe—the Jackie Robinson of men’s tennis—a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier,...


A Course Called Scotland

by Tom Coyne Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2018)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • “One of the best golf books this century.” —Golf Digest

From Tom Coyne—the author of the New York Times bestselling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as “a joy from start...


Oink

by Matt Whyman Simon & Schuster (September 20, 2011)

In an entertaining cross between Babe and Marley & Me, a family of six (plus a dog, cat, and several chickens) decides to invite two mini-pigs into their chaotic household.

Matt Whyman enjoyed a quiet writer’s...


Scouts in Bondage

by Michael Bell Simon & Schuster (October 02, 2007)

Step inside Michael Bell's antiquarian bookshop, stocked with rare and fine collectibles of infinite variety, from Book of Blank Maps, With Instructions, to Autobiography of the Best Abused Man in the World....


A Season in Dornoch

by Lorne Rubenstein & Sean Connery Simon & Schuster (January 25, 2002)

The town of Dornoch, Scotland, lies at nearly the same latitude as Juneau, Alaska. A bit too far removed for the taste of the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, the Royal Dornoch Golf Club has never...


The Fighters

by C. J. Chivers Simon & Schuster (August 14, 2018)

“A classic of war reporting...The author’s stories give heart-rending meaning to the lives and deaths of these men and women, even if policymakers generally have not.” —The New York Times

Pulitzer Prize...


Have Dog, Will Travel

by Stephen Kuusisto Simon & Schuster (March 13, 2018)

In a lyrical love letter to guide dogs everywhere, a blind poet shares his delightful story of how a guide dog changed his life and helped him discover a newfound appreciation for travel and independence.

Stephen...


The Man Who Caught the Storm

by Brantley Hargrove Simon & Schuster (April 03, 2018)

The life and death saga of one of history’s greatest storm chasers: a tour-de-force tale of obsession, ingenuity, and the race to understand nature’s fiercest phenomenon—the tornado.

“An instant classic...


Young Leafs: The Making of a New Hockey History

by Gare Joyce Simon & Schuster (October 31, 2017)

An in-depth and behind-the-scenes look at how Auston Matthews and a gang of talented young hockey players are breaking from Toronto’s troubled sporting past and rekindling the city’s love for its team.

Auston...


Inside the Inferno

by Damian Asher & Omar Mouallem Simon & Schuster (April 20, 2017)

An action-packed, on-the-ground memoir of the Fort McMurray wildfire and the courage, resilience, and sacrifice of the firefighters who saved the city.

In May 2016, what began as a remote forest fire quickly...


The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime

by James Dodson Simon & Schuster (May 09, 2017)

Beloved, award-winning golf writer James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate, shares his funny, intimate, nostalgic journey of self and sport in his golfing “bucket list.”

Many years ago,...


A Fly Rod of Your Own

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (April 04, 2017)

“After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master,” (Forbes) and his newest book only confirms this assessment, along with his recent induction into the Flyfishing...


The Lion in the Living Room

by Abigail Tucker Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

A New York Times bestseller about how cats conquered the world and our hearts in this “deep and illuminating perspective on our favorite household companion” (Huffington Post).

House cats rule bedrooms and...


Game Changers

by Molly Schiot Simon & Schuster (October 18, 2016)

The embrace of women’s sports sometimes feels almost like a political act...Molly Schiot’s Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History is so valuable.The Wall Street Journal

“A thoughtful,...


Bleeding Blue

by Wendel Clark & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2016)

Funny, fierce, and gritty, Bleeding Blue recounts every struggle and success of Wendel Clark’s rough-and-tumble journey to becoming one of hockey’s greatest heroes.

As a young boy growing up in Kelvington,...


The Boys of Dunbar

by Alejandro Danois Simon & Schuster (September 13, 2016)

The inspiring true story of a remarkable coach whose superb undefeated high-school basketball team in 1980s Baltimore produced four NBA players and gave hope to a desperate neighborhood and city—“a feel-good...


The Yucks

by Jason Vuic Simon & Schuster (August 30, 2016)

Friday Night Lights meets The Bad News Bears in “a brisk, warmhearted reminder of how professional sports can occasionally reach stunning unprofessional depths” (Publishers Weekly): the first two seasons...


Running with the Champ

by Tim Shanahan & Chuck Crisafulli Simon & Schuster (May 10, 2016)

The “affectionate…charming” (Kirkus Reviews) story of Tim Shanahan’s remarkable and little-known forty-year friendship with boxing legend Muhammad Ali, filled with stories never told as well as never-before-published...


Ahead of the Curve

by Brian Kenny Simon & Schuster (July 05, 2016)

“A delight for baseball lovers” (Kirkus Reviews) and “one of the most significant baseball books of the year” (Bob Costas) Ahead of the Curve uses stories from baseball’s present and past to examine...


The Anatomy of Greatness

by Brandel Chamblee Simon & Schuster (March 29, 2016)

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER

In the first book from popular Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee, the network’s “resident scholar and critic” (The New York Times) explores the common swing positions of the...


Shift Work

by Tie Domi & Jim Lang Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2015)

From hockey’s most prolific fighter comes a sports memoir unlike any other—passionate, funny, and candid, Shift Work chronicles Domi’s sixteen tumultuous seasons in the NHL.

Making it through a single fight...


Players

by Matthew Futterman Simon & Schuster (April 26, 2016)

“Provocative…terrific stories” (The New Yorker) of the people who transformed sports—in the span of a single generation—from a job that required even top athletes to work in the off-season to make...


Back from the Dead

by Bill Walton Simon & Schuster (March 22, 2016)

“An elegiac yet exuberant new memoir” (The New York Times Book Review)—Bill Walton’s New York Times bestselling memoir about his recovery from debilitating physical injury and how lessons from John Wooden...


Two Hours

by Ed Caesar Simon & Schuster (October 27, 2015)

“Essential reading for every runner.” —Men’s Fitness

“Compelling…As becomes clear not long after its starting gun, this book transcends the search for a two-hour marathon.” —The Washington Post...


DOGGED VICTIMS OF INEXORABLE FATE

by Dan Jenkins Simon & Schuster (April 07, 2015)

This beloved sports classic from Sports Illustrated writer Dan Jenkins is a hilarious love-hate celebration of golfers and their game.


Felines of New York: A Glimpse Into the Lives of New York's Feline Inhabitants

by Jim Tews Simon & Schuster (November 24, 2015)

Featuring more than 100 photos and quotes from cats in America’s most glamorous city, Felines of New York exposes the furry underbelly of New York City’s most glamorous, self-important residents.

Where the...


Molina

by Bengie Molina & Joan Ryan Simon & Schuster (May 12, 2015)

New York Times Bestseller

“An ideal Father’s Day present...It’s this year’s baseball book most likely to be made into a terrific movie.” —The Chicago Tribune

“Affecting...A simply told, deeply moving...


Intangiball

by Lonnie Wheeler Simon & Schuster (August 11, 2015)

A unique and refreshing ode to the “little things” that represent baseball’s heartbeat—the player who, in countless ways, makes other players better.

Intangiball tracks the progress of the Cincinnati...


Thirteen Soldiers

by John McCain & Mark Salter Simon & Schuster (November 11, 2014)

A personal history of war from bestselling authors John McCain and Mark Salter, told through the stories of thirteen remarkable American soldiers who fought in the nation’s major military conflicts, from the...


Sloop

by Daniel Robb Simon & Schuster (February 11, 2014)

Now in paperback, Daniel Robb’s Sloop proves he “is a craftsman… with words as well as with a hammer, as he constructs a charming tale that both details the technical nature of boatbuilding and captures...


Buckeye Madness

by Joe Menzer Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

The Ohio State Buckeyes, one of the most storied college football programs in the nation, have a rich and colorful history that spans more than a century. In Buckeye Madness Ohio native Joe Menzer tells the...


T.O.

by Terrell Owens & Jason Rosenhaus Simon & Schuster (July 11, 2006)

In this remarkably candid book, the NFL's most colorful and controversial athlete tells his own Philadelphia story.

Terrell Owens joined the Philadelphia Eagles for the 2004 season hoping to help the Eagles...


For All Who Love the Game

by Harvey Penick & Bud Shrake Simon & Schuster (November 22, 2011)

EVERY WOMAN CAN PLAY GREAT GOLF

Known in the world of golf as one of the game's greatest teachers, Harvey Penick worked with U.S. Open winners, great champions, and five out of the thirteen women who are members...


Run to Daylight!

by Vince Lombardi Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

In the golden years of professional football, one team and one coach reigned supreme: the 1960s Green Bay Packers, and the fiery Vince Lombardi.

Run to Daylight! is Lombardi’s own diary of a week at the helm...


Escape from Lucania

by David Roberts Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

In 1937, Mount Lucania was the highest unclimbed peak in North America. Located deep within the Saint Elias mountain range, which straddles the border of Alaska and the Yukon, and surrounded by glacial peaks,...


Billy Boy

by Bud Shrake Simon & Schuster (March 21, 2002)

Not since Larry McMurtry's The Last Picture Show has a novelist captured the poignant contradictions of young manhood in the American West the way Bud Shrake does in Billy Boy. And no novel has ever combined...


The Root of Wild Madder

by Brian Murphy Simon & Schuster (July 26, 2005)

Wisdom of a Turkmen proverb.

The Root of Wild Madder opens with an invitation that flows from the same ancient inspiration. "A carpet is poetry itself," an Iranian carpet merchant declares to author Brian Murphy....


Newton on the Tee

by John Zumerchik Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Like no other sport, golf obsesses those poor souls who hope to master its subtleties and abundant complexities. One shot is hit like a dream, the next a nightmare. As a result, the game's disciples have embraced...


Golden Boy

by Paul Hornung Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Paul Hornung was football's "Golden Boy" -- handsome, talented, and fabulously successful. He had a great career at Notre Dame, where he won the Heisman Trophy (the only player ever to win it on a team with...


The Big Horse

by Joe McGinniss Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

"The big horse," in racing vernacular, is the animal that brings fame and fortune to a stable. He's the heavyweight champion, the All-American quarterback, the four-legged Michael Jordan of the barn. Seabiscuit...


Bob Knight

by Steve Delsohn & Mark Heisler Simon & Schuster (February 07, 2006)

Brilliant, intimidating, charming, or profane, Coach Bob Knight is an enduring contradiction who has long fascinated and repelled basketball fans, for whom he has provided as much to dislike as to respect.

...


Blasted Heaths and Blessed Green

by James W. Finegan Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

Every golfer alive knows that he or she has two ancestral homes: one's own, and Scotland. On her rolling shores the game of golf had its origins, and to walk the links of St. Andrews is to feel at one with the...


In the Kingdom of Gorillas

by Bill Weber & Amy Vedder Simon & Schuster (January 10, 2012)

When Bill Weber and Amy Vedder arrived in Rwanda to study mountain gorillas with Dian Fossey, the gorilla population was teetering toward extinction. Poaching was rampant, but it was loss of habitat that most...


The Game for a Lifetime

by Harvey Penick & Bud Shrake Simon & Schuster (November 22, 2011)

TIMELESS LESSONS FROM THE MASTER OF THE GAME

This, the fourth book by Harvey Penick, was nearly finished when he died in April 1995. A return to the timeless wisdom that has made his first bestseller, Harvey...


The Wisdom of Harvey Penick

by Bud Shrake & Harvey Penick Simon & Schuster (November 22, 2011)

When Ben Crenshaw sank his putt at the seventy-second hole for a one-shot victory in the 1995 Masters, he bent over, buried his face in his fingers for a moment, then wept in the arms of his caddie. This was...


Big Deal

by Anthony Holden Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

In 1988, best-selling biographer Anthony Holden spent one year living the life of a professional poker player. His mesmerizing account of that year went on to become a classic of the genre, an inspiration to...


The Second Mark

by Joy Goodwin Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

It was billed as the greatest event in the history of pair skating: three of the best teams of all time battling for Olympic gold on one night in Salt Lake City. Technical ability was approximately equal. It...