Sports Biography

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  1. Book ImageApproaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

    Davis Miller

    The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali’s retirement, told through the story of an unexpected, powerful and life-changing friendshipMore

  2. Book ImageAlone on the Wall

    Alex Honnold, David Roberts

    The life and death-defying feats of Alex Honnold, a visionary climber of the sort that comes along only once in a generation.More

  3. Book ImageBoy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard

    John Branch

    “Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites.”—Steve Almond, New York Times Book ReviewMore

  4. Book ImageThe Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry

    Mark Ribowsky

    A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2013

    An action-packed biography of a man, his team, and the league he helped create—in the tradition of Maraniss’s When Pride Still Mattered.More

  5. Book ImageHoward Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports

    Mark Ribowsky

    “Brilliant . . . entertaining . . . a thought-provoking portrayal of the multi-faceted Howard Cosell in all his glory and enmity.”—Don Ohlmeyer, Wall Street JournalMore

  6. Book ImageThe Last Man on the Mountain: The Death of an American Adventurer on K2

    Jennifer Jordan

    “A fascinating tale. . . . Readers who are into high-altitude adventure stories won’t be disappointed.”—Associated PressMore

  7. Book ImageYogi Berra: Eternal Yankee

    Allen Barra

    “Allen Barra brings a legendary figure from the true golden age of baseball to life.”—Bob CostasMore

  8. Book ImageThe Blind Side: Evolution of a Game

    Michael Lewis

    "Lewis has such a gift for storytelling... he writes as lucidly for sports fans as for those who read him for other reasons."--Janet Maslin, New York TimesMore

  9. Book ImageThe Last Coach: A Life of Paul "Bear" Bryant

    Allen Barra

    The explosive biography of the greatest college football coach in history.More

  10. Book ImageDrawn to the Rhythm: A Passionate Life Reclaimed

    Sara Hall

    The inspiring story of one woman's journey of healing and transformation.More

  11. Book ImageClimbing Free: My Life in the Vertical World

    Lynn Hill, John Long, Greg Child

    The legendary rock climber who redefined the boundaries of her sport tells her story.More

  12. Book ImageNo Excuse to Lose

    Dennis Conner, John Rousmaniere

    “You are likely to learn more about winning yacht races by reading this book than from anything you’ve read in quite a while. . . . [It] gives us a close look at Conner—surely the most successful sailboat skipper in the United States today . . .” —Bruce KirbyMore

  13. Book ImageA View from the Bench

    Red Holzman, Leonard Lewin

    What does a professional basketball coach see when he watches a game? What does he look for in the matchup of players such as Willis Reed vs. Kareem Abdul Jabbar? In this book, Red Holzman, one of the master strategists of the game, shares with us the insights of thirty years as a player, scout, coach, and general manager in the NBA.More