by Bernard King
NBA Hall of Famer Bernard King is one of the most dynamic scorers in basketball history. King was notoriously private as a player, and rarely spoke to the press-not about his career and never about his personal life. And even beyond his prolific scoring, King will forever be remembered for the gruesome knee injury he suffered in 1985. Doctors who told him he'd never play again were shocked when he not only became the first player to return to the NBA from a torn ACL, but returned at an All Star...
Mohamed Salah: The Ultimate Fan Book (The Ultimate Football Fan Book)
by Adrian Besley
Mohamed Salah: The Ultimate Fan Book takes you into the Egyptian football superstar's world like no other book. Learn about his amazing journey from growing up in a suburb of Cairo, to Basel, Chelsea, Fiorentina, AS Roma and Liverpool, where he has become a superstar of the Premier League. Written in a lively style and filled with fun features, thrilling action photographs and enlightening quotes, Mohamed Salah: The Ultimate Fan Book celebrates his greatest moments and most famous goals, inclu...
African American Icons of Sport: Triumph, Courage, and Excellence (Greenwood Icons)
by Matthew C Whitaker, PH.D.
by Jerry Tarkanian
No matter where his basketball travels took him during his 31 seasons in NCAA Division I college basketball, controversy was never been far behind Jerry Tarkanian. The legendary former coach of the UNLV Runnin' Rebels proved himself to be one of the greatest coaches in the game's history, however, amassing an incredible overall record of 778-202, more wins than all but a handful of other coaches. His 19 seasons of amazing success and breathtaking teams in Las Vegas are the foundation of Jerry Ta...
by Arnold Palmer
An illustrated self-portrait is a collection of personal and professional anecdotes that recount many of the golf icon's experiences in an accessible manner, in a volume complemented by twelve removable facsimiles of such personal items as a tip card on how to work around various golf challenges, a letter from Eisenhower repaying a bet, and a winning USGA 1960 U.S. Open scorecard. 100,000 first printing.
Race and Football in America
by Dawn Knight
As the first African American player to be drafted by the NFL and the first African American to play quarterback, George Taliaferro was a trailblazer whose athletic prowess earned him accolades throughout his football career. Instrumental in leading Indiana University to an undefeated season and undisputed Big Ten championship in 1945, Taliaferro was a star when many major universities had no black players on their rosters and others were stacking black players behind white starters. George Ta...
by Shaw, Simon
Simon Shaw has played more professional matches than any other player in English rugby history, which is remarkable given that he didn't pick up a rugby ball until he was 16. With a World Cup winner's medal in 2003, a runners-up medal in the 2007 competition, fifty England caps and ten trophies won with London Wasps, Shaw is one of the biggest names in rugby. Yet he has experienced his fair share of disappointments. Sir Clive Woodward delivered the lowest blow, dropping him from the World Cup sq...
100 GAA Greats
by John Scally
In 100 GAA Greats, John Scally celebrates the most significant players Gaelic games have brought us in their 125-year history. He selects those footballers, hurlers, managers and camogie players who have lit up Irish sport, becoming national treasures in the process, and highlights their remarkable skills. Amongst those included in this unique who's who of the sport are Christy Ring, Mick O'Connell, Nicky Rackard, Mick Mackey, John Joe O'Reilly, Nicky English, Mickey Harte, Kevin Moran, Enda...
When You Walk Through the Storm
by Anne Will Smith
When You Walk Through The Storm is the moving story of Anne Williams, whose son Kevin died at the Hillsborough disaster in 1989. It is a remarkable personal account of a mother's determination to discover the true circumstances of her son's death on that tragic afternoon. She vividly relates the grief she felt when she realised Kevin wasn't coming home, followed by the anger she experienced on discovering that he could have been saved. In the aftermath of the tragedy, controversy raged over who...
Coming of Age
by Andy Murray
'With Andy, the sky's the limit...' John McEnroeAt Wimbledon 2005, Andy Murray announced himself on the tennis world stage by thrashing star pros George Bastl and Radek Stepanek: a legend was born and Britain had a new sporting hero.From there, Andy's rise to the top has been unstoppable: from winning his first ATP title at San Jose in 2006 and deposing Tim Henman to become British Number 1, to beating a host of former and current World no. 1s - including Andy Roddick, Lleyton Hewitt, Roger Fede...
Waggy's Tales: Dave Wagstaffe's Four Decades at Molineux
by Dave Wagstaffe
Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success Playbook
by John Wooden and Jay Carty
Readers of Coach Wooden's Pyramid of Success received practical, down to earth, biblical tips for being successful in life. Readings based on Wooden's own life experiences and spiritual development through the years revealed that success is built block by block, much like a pyramid. From confidence to faith, the building blocks contribute to moral character and form our key values. Coach Wooden and author Jay Carty would be the first to admit, it is not enough to simply read about the Pyramid of...
For the Glory
by Duncan Hamilton
“Hamilton is a guarantee of quality.” —Financial Times “Duncan Hamilton’s compelling biography puts flesh on the legend and paints a vivid picture of not only a great athlete, but also a very special human being.” —Daily Mail The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWII Many people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Acad...
The Second Jim Corbett Omnibus
by Jim Corbett
Jim Corbett is world famous for his classic man-eater stories. However, the three volumes collected here show a very different side to this remarkable man. In My India, he describes the villages of the Kumaon Hills, and the customs and lifestyles of the people he encountered. Jungle Lore is the closest Corbett ever came to writing an autobiography, combining recollections of his earliest days with frank views on the need for conservation which were well ahead of their time. Finally, in Tree Top...
by Lisa Curry
The long-awaited memoir of one of Australia's most enduring and inspiring sporting icons. Triple Olympian and wellness entrepreneur Lisa Curry has lived her life in the public eye for six decades. In this very personal memoir, she shares the untold story of being Lisa. A swimming prodigy who became one of Australia's first fitness entrepreneurs, Lisa Curry swam to Olympic fame in the '80s and '90s. With celerity and celebrity, she became in equal parts the darling of women's magazines and tablo...