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By Duane Thomas, Paul Lionel Zimmerman. 1988
Thomas, a running back for two years with the Dallas Cowboys football team, tells of his turbulent years with the… team. Zimmerman indicts an arrogant management that let the Cowboys fall from greatness. 1988.
By Norman Ollestad. 2009
Norman Ollestad was thrust into the world of surfing and competitive downhill skiing at a very young age by the… father he idolized. Resentful of a childhood lost to his father's reckless and demanding adventures, young Ollestad was often paralyzed by fear. In February 1979, just as he was reaping the rewards of his training, a chartered plane carrying Norman, his father, and his father's girlfriend crashed in the mountains and was suspended at eight thousand feet, engulfed in a blizzard. Norman's father was dead, and the grief-stricken eleven-year old had to descend the mountain alone through snow and ice, without any gear. Strong language and some descriptions of sex. Bestseller. 2009.
By Bob Drogin. 2007
Investigates CIA reliance on unverified information from Ahmed Hassan Mohammed, "Curveball," an Iraqi chemical engineer who sought political asylum in… Germany in 1999. Examines the discovery, during interrogations that occurred after the invasion of Iraq, that the defector's pre-war tales of Saddam's mobile weapons of mass destruction were fabricated. c2007.
By Andrew Mitrovica. 2002
John Farrell, once a dedicated CSIS operative, believed in the service's "Ways and Means Act": If you have a way… to get things done, the means - legal or not - are justified. Breaking the silence surrounding CSIS, he describes its leadership, day-to-day operations, and major cases, to provide Canadians with a clearer understanding of what often takes place in the name of national security. He reveals a portrait of incompetence, venality, and law breaking, and shatters the myth that CSIS respects the rights and liberties it is charged with protecting. 2002.
By Daniel Duane. 1996
An account of a year spent surfing in northern California. The author describes the natural history of the wildlife of… the area. He also delves into the art of crafting a surfboard, the water dynamics of surfing, and the cultural history of the sport. 1996.
By Scott Young, Conn Smythe. 1981
By Ross Brewitt. 1997
Born in the mining town of Sudbury, Ontario, Eddie Shack seemed destined for a career in the meat-cutting trade. But… when his ability to cut the ice with his skates proved stronger, he followed his dreams into the NHL, into four Stanley Cup rings and into the hearts of hockey fans everywhere. However, his success came at great cost. While developing his profile as "Eddie the Entertainer," the young player had much to contend with, on and off the ice, and to this day, he cannot read or write. 1997.
By Michael Ulmer. 1995
Hockey journalist Ulmer profiles nine men who have gone beyond their status as Toronto Maple Leaf captains to become heroes… of Toronto history. Through the profiles of such players as Doug Gilmour, Darryl Sittler, and Wendel Clark, Ulmer tries to catch the spirit of the great team formed in 1927. 1995.
By Mike Leonetti, Darryl Sittler. 2016
Darryl Sittler may well be remembered for two of the most remarkable performances in the history of the National Hockey… League. On February 7, 1976, he scored six goals and added four assists for an NHL record total of ten points in a game. That spring, he joined Maurice Richard in hockey history by recording five goals in one playoff game. #27 looks back at his greatest moments on and off the ice: growing up in St. Jacobs, Ontario, his days in junior hockey with the London Knights, his rookie year in 1970-71, his greatest teammates (Lanny McDonald, Borje Salming, Ian Turnbull, and Mike Palmateer, to name a few) and greatest rivals (Bobby Orr, Phil Esposito, Bobby Hull, Brian Trottier, Bobby Clarke, Guy Lafleur, Ken Dryden, and Larry Robinson). He recounts his childhood hockey heroes, his years playing for Philadelphia and Detroit, his induction into the Hall of Fame, and deep devotion to his family. 2016.
By Tom Mangold. 1991
During the height of the Cold War, James Angleton was the chief of the Central Intelligence Agency's counterintelligence staff. Although… devoted to his employees, Angelton began a witch hunt for spies within the CIA after the defection of Kim Philby. 1991.
By Chris Mead. 1985
From the mid-1930s through 1947, Joe Louis was the best-known black in the United States, and probably the world, says… Mead. He offers here an affectionate warts-and-all account of the boxer's heyday, and grants him an important place in social history. 1985.
By Armen Keteyian, Jim Hunter. 1988
By Joel Engel, George Foreman. 1995
Boxer George Foreman tells of growing up poor in Texas, dropping out of junior high and turning to crime and… drinking, and then going on to become the heavyweight champion of the world. He also discusses his several marriages and children and the effect religion has had on his adult life. Includes violence. 1995.
By Victor Ostrovsky, Claire Hoy. 1990
As a junior officer with the Mossad, Israel's security organization, Ostrovsky had extraordinary access to its files. At first elated… at the privilege of joining the Mossad, Ostrovsky's experiences convinced him that it had betrayed the trust of Israel. Bestseller 1990. Some strong language and descriptions of violence. 1991, c1990.
By Peter Golenbock. 1984
A Brooklyn native and veteran sports author, Golenbock offers interviews with players, coaches, journalists, and fans. Provides enough anecdotes and… play-by-play accounts to satisfy the average baseball fan whose interests lie beyond the Dodgers of the mid-1950s. 1984.
By George Best, Roy Collins. 2001
George Best is a legend in his own lifetime, and at his peak he brought glamour and grace to the… game, second only in the world to Pele. But with success and fame came excess and foolhardiness, and Best's fabled story is littered with tales of his involvement with women and sex and, of course, the drink. 2001.
By David Beckham, Tom Watt. 2003
Autobiography by a legendary British soccer player and cultural icon. Beckham describes his London childhood, his marriage to "Posh" Spice… Girl Victoria Adams in 1999, and his leaving Manchester United to sign with a Spanish team, Real Madrid. For senior high and older readers. 2003.
By Tim Keown, Dennis Rodman. 1996
Flamboyant National Basketball Association star Dennis Rodman recounts his life and career in professional basketball. He unabashedly offers his views… on race relations, sex, cross-dressing, and the singer-actress Madonna, as well as on the game and its celebrities. Strong language. 1996.
By Russell Freedman. 1999
Biography of the "greatest woman athlete of all time," who broke records in golf, track and field, and other sports… in an era when there were few opportunities for female players. Discusses her childhood and her career after winning three medals in the 1932 Olympics. Grades 5-8. c1999.