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By Erri De Luca, Danièle Valin, Nives Meroi. 2006
Erri De Luca accompagne la célèbre alpiniste italienne Nives Meroi dans l'une de ses expéditions himalayennes. Réfugiés sous la tente,… en pleine tempête, ils engagent une conversation à bâtons rompus. Dans ce lieu magique à la jonction entre le ciel et la terre, où la beauté des montagnes contraste avec la violence des conditions climatiques, les récits d'altitude de la jeune femme sont une trame où se tissent réflexions et souvenirs de l'auteur autour du métier d'écrire et de la Bible. 2006, c2005. Titre uniforme: Sulla traccia di Nives.
By Douglas Maxwell. 2006
It was no surprise that Team Canada won the 2006 Winter Olympics gold medal in men's curling - as the… preeminent curling country, Canada has more curlers than the rest of the other 50-plus curling nations combined. For the past 50 years, Doug Maxwell has been right alongside the ice, as Canada's foremost observer and storyteller of the sport. His memoirs combine humour, tales never before told, and insights that help explain why curling has such a hold on Canadians. Some strong language. 2006.
By Lynne Cox. 2004
At age sixteen, swimmer Lynne Cox achieved her lifetime goal of setting a new record for an English Channel swim.… So she set her goals higher, becoming the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, crossing the Cape of Good Hope and New Zealand's Cook Strait, and swimming the 38 degree waters of the Bering Strait - in just a swimsuit, cap and goggles. She even swam a mile in the iceberg-choked seas of the Antarctic. 2004.
By Bruce Hart. 2011
The first son of wrestling steps out from behind the shadows of Calgary’s fabled “Hart dungeon” to discuss his family… and the cutthroat world of professional wrestling. Stories about growing up as Stu Hart’s son and the brother of wrestling legends Bret “Hitman” Hart and the late Owen Hart offer sometimes disturbing insights into this wrestling dynasty. 2011.
By Don Cherry. 2014
Known for his opinions - and unabashed expression of them - Don Cherry has been causing debate for decades. Topics… on "Coach's Corner" sometimes veer away from sports and on to other matters that are near and dear to Cherry's heart: the war in Afghanistan and politics, among others. Now Don shares his thoughts on a broader range of issues than he ever has before. He shares some of his personal experiences on and off the ice, and offers the lessons he's learned along the way. Bestseller. 2014.
By Phil Pepe, Whitey Ford. 1987
By Tie Domi. 2015
Raised by immigrant parents in Belle River, Tie Domi found success from an early age on the field and the… rink. A gifted athlete in whatever sport he played, Tie eventually focused his sights on hockey. As he moved up the junior ranks, he made a name for himself as a player who was always ready to take on anyone who dared to cross his teammates. Tie's reputation followed him into the NHL, and it wasn't long before he ranked among the game's most feared - and fearless - enforcers. From New York to Winnipeg to Toronto, Tie quickly became a fan favourite. As he went about working his name into the record books, Tie surrounded himself with people from every walk of life, learning from each one. Bestseller. 2015.
By Tom Rubython. 2010
By Willie Shoemaker, Barney Nagler. 1988
By Dick Bass, Frank Wells, Rick Ridgeway. 1986
By James Kaplan, John McEnroe. 2002
This autobiography chronicles the tennis career of John McEnroe. From his first Wimbledon in 1977, when he stunned the tennis… world by reaching the semi-finals, and shocked it with his on-court behaviour. What followed was a double act of technique and temperament that set the sport alight. The book also covers his life outside tennis from his friendship with Keith Richards and Jack Nicholson, his stormy marriage to Tatum O'Neal, his forays into the worlds of art and rock music, and his arrival as one of the most astute sports commentators around. 2002.
By Doug Hunter. 1998
Beginning with his roots in the Montreal Canadien development system in the 1950s and 60s, this book examines the life… and times of hockey legend Scotty Bowman. Hunter details Bowman's coaching debut with the St. Louis Blues in 1967/68 and his triumphant return to Montreal, the site of five Stanley Cup wins in the 1970s.
By Laura Hillenbrand. 2001
Recounts the rise of an "undersized, crooked-legged" thoroughbred horse who in 1938 was the year's number-one newsmaker over Franklin Roosevelt,… Hitler, and Lou Gehrig. Hillenbrand tells Seabiscuit's story through the three men who made a true long shot into a winner: owner Charles Howard, trainer Tom Smith, and jockey Red Pollard. Some descriptions of violence and some strong language. Bestseller. 2001.
By Alan Maimon, Tim Raines. 2017
For more than a decade, Tim Raines patrolled left field for the nascent Montreal Expos, alongside other superstars such as… Andre “Hawk” Dawson, Gary Carter, and Steve Rogers. The seven-time all-star tore through the Expos’ record books before moving on to the Chicago White Sox, New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Baltimore Orioles, and Florida Marlins, ultimately earning three World Series rings (one as a coach). But it wasn’t always easy - Raines’s performance dipped in 1982, and at the end of the season, he entered a substance abuse program for cocaine addiction. He would ultimately resume his career several times, culminating in the Expos retiring his number (#30), and in January 2017, being elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. 2017.
By Larry Robinson, Chrys Goyens. 1988
By Paige VanZant. 2018
The journey that brought Paige VanZant to the UFC is a stunning story of overcoming tragedy and finding the strength… and skills to defend oneself in the face of evil. Within the pages of 'Rise' is a girl who was so severely bullied in high school she had garbage thrown on her, so tortured she had to move hometowns. She sought refuge but nothing worked, until one day, feeling spiritually broken and emotionally shattered, she visited her dad at his gym, and everything changed: she decided to fight back. 2018.
By Mike Lupica, Reggie Jackson. 1984
The lively story of baseball's "superduperstar" as he approaches the end of his dramatic career on the diamond. Jackson describes… his childhood and college years, his stint in the minor leagues in the Deep South, and his legendary career as a feisty slugger. Strong language. Bestseller 1984.
By Alan Steinberg, Bill Russell. 2009
Former Boston Celtics basketball player Bill Russell, an African American, ruminates about his five-decade-long friendship with his coach, the late… Red Auerbach, a Brooklyn Jew. Recounts the nine championships he and Auerbach won during the 1950s and 1960s, and discusses their shared values and mutual respect. Some strong language. 2009.
By Rick Pitino, Pat Forde. 2008
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino tells a personal story, describing how he rebounded from several major life crises, including the… September 11th death of his best friend and brother-in-law and the loss of his toddler son Daniel. Recouping after such tragedies has been far more daunting than any coaching disappointments, although those too are discussed in this book. 2008.
By Tom Oldfield, Giuliana Persico. 2011
''Nadal est l'un des joueurs de tennis les plus passionnants de sa génération. Jeune joueur, redoutable et puissant avec neuf… titres en tournois du Grand Chelem à seulement 24 ans, Rafa est sans doute l'une des stars les plus emblématiques du tennis mondial. Élevé dans la ville de Manacor, à Majorque, parmi une famille de grands sportifs, Rafa a commencé à jouer au tennis à seulement trois ans. À l'âge de 12 ans, il remporte des titres espagnols et européens dans sa catégorie d'âge, et à 16 ans, il est classé dans le top 50 des meilleurs joueurs.Joueur très athlétique et déterminé, Nadal a pris le monde du tennis par surprise. Considéré à l'origine comme le spécialiste de la terre battue - il a remporté jusqu'à quatre victoires consécutives à Roland Garros - il a prouvé, au cours de ces dernières années, qu'il était également capable d'exceller sur des surfaces différentes. '' -- 4e de couv.