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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...


Blood and Smoke

by Charles Leerhsen Simon & Schuster (May 03, 2011)

One hundred years ago, 40cars lined up for the firstIndianapolis 500. We are still waiting to find out who won.

The Indy 500 was created to showcase the controversial new sport of automobile racing, which was...


Travels With Casey

by Benoit Denizet-Lewis Simon & Schuster (July 22, 2014)

A New York Times bestseller and People “Book of the Week”: This hilarious, charming road trip through canine-loving America is “essential reading for dog lovers and armchair travelers” (Library Journal...


War of the Whales: A True Story

by Joshua Horwitz Simon & Schuster (July 01, 2014)

“Intimate and urgent storytelling” (Chicago Tribune), a “ripping real-life yarn” (Tampa Bay Chronicle): The remarkable account of two principled men who stand up to the world’s most powerful navy,...


Let the Tornado Come

by Rita Zoey Chin Simon & Schuster (June 24, 2014)

Hailed as a “clear-eyed book written with poetry and compassion” by The Boston Globe, Let the Tornado Come is the “lyrical debut memoir” (Kirkus Reviews) of a runaway child, the woman she became, and...


Animal Madness

by Laurel Braitman Simon & Schuster (June 10, 2014)

**“Science Friday” Summer Reading Pick**

**Discover magazine Top 5 Summer Reads**

**People magazine Best Summer Reads**

“A lovely, big-hearted book…brimming with compassion and the tales of the many,...


Gotham Unbound

by Ted Steinberg Simon & Schuster (June 03, 2014)

Winner of the 2015 PROSE Award for US History

A “fascinating, encyclopedic history…of greater New York City through an ecological lens” (Publishers Weekly, starred review)—the sweeping story of one of...


I Was Right On Time

by Buck O'neil, David Conrads, Steve Wulf & Ken Burns Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

From Babe Ruth to Bo Jackson, from Cool Papa Bell to Lou Brock, Buck O'Neil has seen it all. As a first baseman and then manager of the legendary Kansas City Monarchs, O'Neil witnessed the heyday of the Negro...


All Fishermen Are Liars

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (April 15, 2014)

This “elegiac tribute to the elusive art and ineffable pleasure of fly-fishing” (Kirkus Reviews) shows us why life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences—are found while fly-fishing....


The Prop

by Pete Hautman Simon & Schuster (March 28, 2006)

National Book Award winner Pete Hautman delivers a fast-paced mystery set in the torrid, unforgiving Southwestern desert, where the stakes are sky high and all bets are off.

Peeky Kane is a prop player at an...


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...


Throw Me a Bone

by Cooper Gillespie, Sally Sampson, Susan Orlean & Cami Johnson Simon & Schuster (June 15, 2010)

Cooper Gillespie, an extremely intelligent and handsome Welsh springer spaniel, is a dog of discriminating taste and strong opinions. Now Cooper, with the assistance of cookbook author Sally Sampson and the...


Season of Life: A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood

by Jeffrey Marx Simon & Schuster (November 01, 2007)

The bestselling inspirational book in which the author reunites with a childhood football hero, now a minister and coach, and witnesses a revelatory demonstration of the true meaning of manhood.

Joe Ehrmann,...


Gang Green

by Gerald Eskenazi Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

Question: What is the only team dating back to the 1970 AFL-NFL merger that has yet to win a division title?

Question: What is the only team in the four major pro sports that has existed since the early 1960s...


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 Annapolis Book of Seamanship

by John Rousmaniere & Mark Smith Simon & Schuster (May 15, 1989)

Completely revised and updated to address changes in technology, this new edition is the definitive guide to the art and science of sailing.

Since the publication of the widely hailed first edition in 1983, The...


Duel in the Sun

by Michael Corcoran Simon & Schuster (May 11, 2010)

In the rest of the world, they call it the Open Championship. Americans call it the British Open, but if any tournament is considered the battle for the world championship of golf, it is the one held annually...


It's What's Inside the Lines That Counts

by Fay Vincent Simon & Schuster (March 16, 2010)

It’s What’s Inside the Lines That Counts brings together ballplayers, managers, an umpire, and the first head of the players’ union to describe the momentous changes to the game that took place in the...


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....


Bud, Sweat, And Tees

by Alan Shipnuck Simon & Schuster (June 30, 2008)

The PGA Tour is the most interesting subculture in sports, though you wouldn't know it from most golf books. The Tour is home to rowdy, randy young men often drunk with money and fame; fueled by alcohol and...


My Golden Lessons

by Jack Nicklaus, Ken Bowden & Jim McQueen Simon & Schuster (October 22, 2002)

He made his first cut in a professional major championship in the 1958 U.S. Open, at age eighteen. Forty years later, he had his most recent top-10 finish in a major at the Masters. In between, he won eighteen...


Is Your Dog Gay?

by Charles Kreloff, Patty Brown & Victoria Roberts Simon & Schuster (November 02, 2004)

Have you ever found yourself pondering your dog's sexual preference?

Perhaps the answer lies within these pages.


The Battle for Augusta National

by Alan Shipnuck Simon & Schuster (March 30, 2004)

The controversy began with a seemingly innocuous private letter, and spiraled into the biggest media event in golf history. The Augusta National membership dispute dominated headlines and watercooler conversation...


Golf Is a Game of Confidence

by Bob Rotella & Bob Cullen Simon & Schuster (May 20, 1996)

Confidence, or “playing with your eyes,” can be the difference between making par and a bogey, one-putting and three-putting, winning and losing. To help readers revolutionize their own course management...


The Art of a Beautiful Game

by Chris Ballard Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise...


Rowing the Atlantic

by Roz Savage Simon & Schuster (October 06, 2009)

STUCK IN A corporate job rut and faced with an unraveling marriage at the age of thirty-six, Roz Savage sat down one night and wrote two versions of her own obituary -- the one that she wanted and the one she...


A Great Game

by Stephen J. Harper Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


Their Life's Work

by Gary M. Pomerantz Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2013)

“The definitive book of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers” (Scott Brown, ESPN): A unique literary sports book that—through exquisite reportage, love, and honesty—tells the full story of the best team to...


Fourth and Long

by John U. Bacon Simon & Schuster (September 03, 2013)

The New York Times bestseller about the state of college football: Why we love the game, what is at risk, and the fight to save it—“A fascinating saga” (Booklist).

In search of the sport’s old ideals...


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...


Breaking the Line: The Season in Black College Football That Transformed the Sport and Changed the Course of Civil Rights

by Samuel G. Freedman Simon & Schuster (August 13, 2013)

1967. Two rival football teams. Two legendary coaches. Two talented quarterbacks. Together they broke the color line, revolutionized college sports, and transformed the NFL. Freedman’s dramatic account, highly...


True Summit: What Really Happened on the Legendary Ascent on Annapurna

by David Roberts Simon & Schuster (June 11, 2013)

In a startling look at the classic Annapurna -- the most famous book about mountaineering -- David Roberts discloses what really happened on the legendary expedition to the Himalayan peak.

In June 1950, a team...


Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame

by National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum & Brooks Robinson Simon & Schuster (April 02, 2013)

Featuring more than 200 full-color photographs, Inside the Baseball Hall of Fame brings to vivid life the greatest treasures of baseball’s shrine, most of them rarely if ever displayed to visitors.

For any...


View From Rat Lake

by John Gierach Simon & Schuster (March 19, 2013)

Brilliant, witty, perceptive essays about fly-fishing, the natural world, and life in general by the acknowledged master of fishing writers.

“In the world of fishing there are magic phrases that are guaranteed...


Grand Ambition: An Extraordinary Yacht, the People Who Built It, and the Millionaire Who Can't Really Afford It

by G. Bruce Knecht Simon & Schuster (March 05, 2013)

G. Bruce Knecht, former reporter for The Wall Street Journaland author of The Proving Ground and Hooked, describes the creation of an outsized yacht in a sweeping narrative centered on the men and women who...


Paterno

by Joe Posnanski Simon & Schuster (August 21, 2012)

From America’s premier sportswriter, the definitive, #1 New York Times bestselling biography of Joe Paterno.

Joe Posnanski’s biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition...


To the Last Breath

by Francis Slakey Simon & Schuster (May 08, 2012)

A journey to the most extreme points on Earth and deep inside the human spirit

Before Georgetown physics professor Francis Slakey decided to climb the highest mountain on every continent and surf every ocean,...


Arnold: The Education of a Bodybuilder

by Arnold Schwarzenegger Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2012)

Five-time Mr. Universe, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and Mr. World, Arnold Schwarzenegger is the name in bodybuilding. Here is his classic bestselling autobiography, which explains how the “Austrian Oak” came...


Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men

by Arnold Schwarzenegger Simon & Schuster (July 17, 2012)

The complete program for building and maintaining a well-conditioned, excellently proportioned body -- for a lifetime of fitness and health.

In Arnold's Bodybuilding for Men, legendary athlete Arnold Schwarzenegger...


The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis

by Arnold Schwarzenegger & Bill Dobbins Simon & Schuster (July 03, 2012)

From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned...


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,...


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...


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 Lost Explorer

by Conrad Anker & David Roberts Simon & Schuster (December 22, 1999)

This is the adventure story of the year -- how Conrad Anker found the body of George Mallory on Mount Everest, casting an entirely new light on the mystery of the explorer who may have conquered Everest seventy-five...


On the Ridge Between Life and Death

by David Roberts Simon & Schuster (December 01, 2006)

What compels mountain climbers to take the risks that they do? Is it the thrill in the physical accomplishment, in managing to defy the odds, or both -- and why do they continue to do what they do in the face...