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Fire Season

by Philip Connors HarperCollins (April 05, 2011)

Fire Season both evokes and honors the great hermit celebrants of nature, from Dillard to Kerouac to Thoreau—and I loved it.”

—J.R. Moehringer, author of The Tender Bar

“[Connors’s] adventures in...


The Bond

by Wayne Pacelle HarperCollins (April 05, 2011)

“If the animals knew about this book they would, without doubt, confer on Wayne Pacelle, their highest honor.”

—Jane Goodall

The Bond is the best overall book on animals I have ever read. Brilliant and...


The Boys of Summer

by Roger Kahn HarperCollins (February 22, 2011)

This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color...


Slaphappy

by Thomas Hackett HarperCollins (November 30, 2010)

Slaphappy is reporter Thomas Hackett's penetrating look at the world of professional wrestling, for those who love the spectacle and for the sport's skeptics and the uninitiated. Through interviews with wrestlers,...


Badasses

by Peter Richmond HarperCollins (September 14, 2010)

A book that explores the enduring legends of Snake, Foo, Dr. Death, and John Madden’s Oakland Raiders, Badasses is the definitive biography of arguably the last team to play old-fashioned tough-guy football....


Men at Work

by George F. Will HarperCollins (August 03, 2010)

In his classic tribute to America's pastime—now with a new introduction—political commentator, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist, and lifelong sports enthusiast George F. Will travels from the baseball field...


Fifty-nine in '84

by Edward Achorn HarperCollins (March 30, 2010)

“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...


The Machine

by Joe Posnanski HarperCollins (September 15, 2009)

Award-winning sports columnist Joe Posnanski hits a grand slam with The Machine—a thrilling account of the magical 1975 season of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s legendary “Big Red Machine,” from spring...


The Natural History of Unicorns

by Dr. Chris Lavers HarperCollins (September 08, 2009)

“Lavers keeps his intellectual detective story passionate and suspenseful.”

— Washington Post Book World

 

From Biblical stories about virgins to adventures with Harry Potter, unicorns have enchanted people...


On Rocky Top

by Clay Travis HarperCollins (August 18, 2009)

“The best book on college football I’ve read in a generation….If you love college football, you’ll love this book.”

— Jeff Pearlman, New York Times bestselling author of Boys Will Be Boys and The...


Poker Nation

by Andy Bellin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Journalist and poker fanatic Andy Bellin takes readers on a raucous journey into the shut-up-and-deal world of professional poker. From basement games to the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, you'll look over...


The Children's Blizzard

by David Laskin HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“David Laskin deploys historical fact of the finest grain to tell the story of a monstrous blizzard that caught the settlers of the Great Plains utterly by surprise. Using the storm as a lens, Laskin captures...


The Driver

by Alexander Roy HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

The riveting memoir of a life lived at the right-hand edge of the speedometer.

Alex Roy's father, while on his deathbed, hints about the notorious, utterly illegal cross-country drive from Los Angeles to New...


The Last Season

by Eric Blehm HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Destined to become a classic of adventure literature, The Last Season examines the extraordinary life of legendary backcountry ranger Randy Morgenson and his mysterious disappearance in California's unforgiving...


Inner Gardening

by Diane Dreher HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

Whether you're a first-time gardener or a veteran, you'll find something to inspire you in this beautifully written book that reveals the myriad ways in which working in a garden can enhance your life and deepen...


Rebound Rules

by Rick Pitino & Pat Forde HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

“Rick Pitino knows a thing or two about comebacks—on the court and in life.”

Louisville Courier-Journal

 

Basketball legend Rick Pitino reveals his model of success built upon his experiences of failure...


How Football (Nearly) Came Home: Adventures in Putin’s World Cup

by Barney Ronay HarperCollins (November 08, 2018)

The summer of 2018: England sweltered in the most sustained heatwave for 42 years, the government tore itself apart over deals and no deals, and hundreds of miles away, in a taciturn and strange state, the...


Driven: A pioneer for women in motorsport – an autobiography

by Rosemary Smith HarperCollins (October 04, 2018)

The inspirational story of the female motorsport pioneer who broke through the gender barrier to compete in and win some of the most iconic rallies in the world.

Rosemary Smith is recognised internationally...


The Unexpected Genius of Pigs

by Matt Whyman HarperCollins (October 04, 2018)

We often consider dogs to be our enduring sidekicks but the truth is domestic pigs have played a role in our lives for nearly as long.

Pigs are highly social and smart. They like to play. They’re inventive,...


Gazza in Italy

by Daniel Storey HarperCollins (June 21, 2018)

A brilliant, funny and insightful analysis of Paul Gascoigne’s crazy up and downs during his three years at Lazio – a period which shows his entire career in microcosm.

4th July, 1990.

Turin, Italy

England...


eSports: The Ultimate Gamer's Guide

by Mike Stubbs HarperCollins (October 02, 2018)

Whether you want to game like a pro or watch the high-stakes drama, your entry to the pulse-pounding, fast-growing world of eSports starts here.

Competitive video gaming has taken the world by storm. Millions...


Oxygen: A Memoir

by William Trubridge HarperCollins (October 23, 2017)

LEARN THE POWER OF THE HUMAN MIND FROM THE WORLD'S GREATEST FREEDIVER One of the most mesmerising books about the ocean you'll ever read...New Zealander William Trubridge has reached depths never thought possible...


The Little Book of Zlatan

by Malcolm Olivers HarperCollins (November 02, 2017)

The Little Book of Zlatan is a celebration of one of the most charismatic, mercurial and talismanic footballers in the game, an individual so distinct, so talented and so perfect that he must refer to himself...


How to Build a Car: The Autobiography of the World’s Greatest Formula 1 Designer

by Adrian Newey HarperCollins (November 02, 2017)

'Adrian has a unique gift for understanding drivers and racing cars. He is ultra competitive but never forgets to have fun. An immensely likeable man.' Damon Hill

The world’s foremost designer in Formula One,...


The Grand Tour Guide to the World

by HarperCollins HarperCollins (October 05, 2017)

The world is a big place full of interesting things. And The Grand Tour has seen some of them. That’s why few people are better placed to lead you around this vast planet of ours than Jeremy Clarkson, Richard...


The Mixer: The Story of Premier League Tactics, from Route One to False Nines

by Michael Cox HarperCollins (June 01, 2017)

An absolutely essential book for every modern football fan, about the development of Premier League tactics, published to coincide with 25 years of the competition.

Back in 1992, English football was stuck in...


I-SPY PETS: When Human Friendship Is Not Enough (I-SPY for Grown-ups)

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (November 03, 2016)

From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.

The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the ‘I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious...


I-SPY AT THE SCHOOL GATE: My Mum’s Better Than Your Mum (I-SPY for Grown-ups)

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (November 03, 2016)

From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.

The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the ‘I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious...


I-SPY SIGNS AND INSTRUCTIONS: You Must Obey (I-SPY for Grown-ups)

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (November 03, 2016)

From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.

The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the ‘I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious...


I-SPY THE UK: While It Lasts (I-SPY for Grown-ups)

by Sam Jordison HarperCollins (November 03, 2016)

From Sam Jordison, author of the bestselling Crap Towns series, comes I-SPY for Grown-ups.

The I-SPY concept is very simple: it’s like the ‘I spy with my little eye’ game, only instead of all the tedious...


Sandy Koufax

by Jane Leavy HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

“The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed…. This is an absorbing book, beautifully written.” —Wall Street Journal

“Leavy has hit it out of the park…A lot more than a biography. It’s...


Horse Trader: Robert Sangster and the Rise and Fall of the Sport of Kings

by Patrick Robinson & Nick Robinson HarperCollins (June 30, 2016)

During the boom years of the 1980s, the massed oil wealth of the princes of Dubai and Saudi Arabia were pitted against British millionaire Robert Sangster in a battle for control of one of the world’s rarest,...


Great Sporting Wisdom: Legendary Quotes from the World of Sport

by John Scally HarperCollins (June 30, 2016)

One of the most endearing features of sport is its perennial humour. Witness this extraordinary collection of Freudian slips, true confessions, double entendres and unintentional puns which demonstrates that...


The Tree Climber’s Guide

by Jack Cooke HarperCollins (April 07, 2016)

‘After I finished this book I alarmed my family by going into the garden and climbing the apple tree.’ – Damian Whitworth, The Times

‘One of the publishing sensations of the year … For anyone who has...


Berlin Games

by Guy Walters HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

IN 1936, Adolf Hitler welcomed the world to Berlin to attend the Olympic Games. It promised to be not only a magnificent sporting event but also a grand showcase for the rebuilt Germany. No effort was spared...


The Pilot Who Wore a Dress: And Other Dastardly Lateral Thinking Mysteries

by Tom Cutler HarperCollins (November 05, 2015)

Devised by devious genius Tom Cutler, The Pilot Who Wore a Dress is a fiendish collection of riddles, mysteries and puzzles to test and tease your brain.

Here’s a simple one to get you started: four bodybuilders...


Winter World

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

From flying squirrels to grizzly bears, and from torpid turtles to insects with antifreeze, the animal kingdom relies on some staggering evolutionary innovations to survive winter. Unlike their human counterparts,...


A Perfect Red

by Amy Butler Greenfield HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

A Perfect Red recounts the colorful history of cochineal, a legendary red dye that was once one of the world's most precious commodities. Treasured by the ancient Mexicans, cochineal was sold in the great Aztec...


The Glory Game

by Frank Gifford & Peter Richmond HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

“Frank Gifford brings the contest so alive that you find yourself almost wondering, 50 years later, how it will turn out in the end.”

New York Times Book Review

 

The Glory Game recreates in breathtaking...


Why We Run

by Bernd Heinrich HarperCollins (October 06, 2009)

In Why We Run, biologist, award-winning nature writer, and ultramarathoner Bernd Heinrich explores a new perspective on human evolution by examining the phenomenon of ultraendurance and makes surprising discoveries...


Down the Great Unknown

by Edward Dolnick HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

Drawing on rarely examined diaries and journals, Down the Great Unknown is the first book to tell the full, dramatic story of the Powell expedition.

On May 24, 1869 a one-armed Civil War veteran, John Wesley...


Busting Vegas

by Ben Mezrich HarperCollins (March 17, 2009)

He played in casinos around the world with a plan to make himself richer than anyone could possibly imagine -- but it would nearly cost him his life.

Semyon Dukach was known as the Darling of Las Vegas. A legend...


The Secret Life of Lobsters

by Trevor Corson HarperCollins (October 13, 2009)

In this intimate portrait of an island lobstering community and aneccentric band of renegade biologists, journalist Trevor Corson escorts the reader onto the slippery decks of fishing boats, through danger-filled...


Care for Your Kitten (RSPCA Pet Guide)

by RSPCA HarperCollins (May 07, 2015)

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK’s leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a kitten and how best to look after it.

If you already...


Care for Your Rabbits (RSPCA Pet Guide)

by RSPCA HarperCollins (May 07, 2015)

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK’s leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a puppy and how best to look after it.

If you already...


Care for Your Guinea Pigs (RSPCA Pet Guide)

by RSPCA HarperCollins (May 07, 2015)

Published in association with the RSPCA, the UK’s leading animal welfare charity, this practical family guide is full of expert advice on how to choose a guinea pig and how best to look after it.

If you already...


May Martin’s Sewing Bible e-short 6: Tips & Tricks for the Experienced Sewer

by May Martin HarperCollins (January 23, 2015)

The last of 6 eBook-only shorts from star of The Great British Sewing Bee and doyenne of the Women’s Institute, May Martin, including fabulous tips for making those difficult sewing techniques easy to master....


May Martin’s Sewing Bible e-short 5: Homeware

by May Martin HarperCollins (December 26, 2014)

The fifth of 6 eBook-only shorts from star of the Great British Sewing Bee and doyenne of the Women’s Institute, May Martin, including three brilliant ways to improve the home from curtains to cushions –...


May Martin’s Sewing Bible e-short 4: Christmas

by May Martin HarperCollins (November 21, 2014)

The fourth of 6 eBook-only shorts from star of the Great British Sewing Bee and doyenne of the Women’s Institute, May Martin, including a delightful array of seasonal-inspired projects from stockings to Christmas...


May Martin’s Sewing Bible e-short 3: Kids

by May Martin HarperCollins (October 31, 2014)

The third of 6 eBook-only shorts from star of the Great British Sewing Bee and doyenne of the Women’s Institute, May Martin, including three adorable projects, across a range of difficulties – Hand Puppets,...