Sports books

Many of the world’s great writers have been drawn to writing about sport. They make for great reads: high drama, human tension, effort, payoff, win or lose…
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Prices for The Straight Dope (Updated Edition) by Chip Le Grand
The Straight Dope (Updated Edition) by Chip Le Grand. The greatest drugs scandal in Australian sport goes well beyond who took what. What happened at Essendon, what happened at Cronulla, is only part of the story. From the basement office of a suburban football club to the seedy corners of Peptide Alley to the polished corridors of Parliament House, The Straight Dope is an inside account of the politics, greed and personal feuds which fuelled an extraordinary saga.
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Prices for My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey
My Fight / Your Fight by Ronda Rousey. Ronda Rousey is one of the most dominant mixed-martial-arts fighters in history. UFC's undefeated bantamweight champion, and an Olympic medallist in judo, her professional fight record is unrivalled: she has defeated most of her opponents in less than a minute; in February 2015 she beat contender Cat Zingano in just 14 seconds. In My Fight Your Fight Rousey relives the toughest fights of her life. Her journey to the top has been filled with challenges.
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Prices for The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali
The Greatest: My Own Story by Muhammad Ali. Everybody knows the record the stuff of almanacs, trade magazines and clipping services. A handful know the man. But only Muhammad Ali knows his life as he lived it. The Greatest is Ali's own story. For six years he worked, traveled and talked with Richard Durham, a writer with a stunning talent, and the result is mesmerizing in its brilliance, drama, humanity and sheer entertainment. This is no documented scrapbook of wins and losses strung together.
the game a collection of the best afl stories
Prices for The Game by edited by Dennis Cometti with Jon Pierik
The Game by Dennis Cometti, Jon Pierik. The Game collects the best AFL stories on and off the field told by the best writers around. They delve behind the statistics, examining the players, coaches and teams that make the game. Greg Baum brings to life the epic drawn 2010 grand final. Jake Niall dissects game styles and tells how the Cats saved football in 2008. Caroline Wilson uncovers the psyche of such greats as Western Bulldog star Scott West and Shane Crawford as reigning Brownlow medalist
the cover of 16 books every sports lover should read by jon krawert
16 Books Every Sports Lover Should Read
eaty novel, and an extremely impressive debut from Chad Harbach. The story of Henry Skrimshander, crackerjack shortstop, and his first year ...
the power of one by bruce couttenay, with an orange sky in the background
Prices for The Power of One by Bryce Courtenay
Follows Peekay, a white British boy in South Africa during World War II, between the ages of five and eleven, as he survives an abusive boarding school and goes on to succeed in life and in the boxing ring.
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Prices for King of the World by David Remnick
Explores the transformation of a young boxer into an internationally renowned athlete, mythic hero, American icon, and central figure in the twentieth century’s social, cultural, and racial conflicts.
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Prices for Friday Night Lights: A Town, a Team, and a Dream by H. G. Bissinger
Return once again to the enduring account of the Permian Panthers of Odessa — the most successful high school football team in Texas history.
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Prices for Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby
A famous account of growing up to be a fanatical football supporter. Told through a series of match reports, FEVER PITCH has enjoyed enormous critical and commercial success since it was first published in 1992. It has helped to create a new kind of sports writing, and established Hornby as one of the finest writers of his generation.
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Prices for Beyond a Boundary by C. L. R. James
In C. L. R. James’s classic Beyond a Boundary, the sport is cricket and the scene is the colonial West Indies. Always eloquent and provocative, James–the “black Plato,” (as coined by the London Times)–shows us how, in the rituals of performance and conflict on the field, we are watching not just prowess but politics and psychology at play.