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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 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 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 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.
By Susan E Cayleff. 1995
Biography of Mildred (Babe) Didriksen, who was a success at every sport she tried. In 1932 she won the javelin… toss and hurdles at the women's Olympic games, and later she became a golf pro. Babe created her public image first as an androgynous star and then as a more feminine wife of wrestler George Zaharias, while keeping the nature of her relationship with young golfer Betty Dodd a secret. Babe died of cancer at forty-five. c1995.
By Gordie Howe, Colleen Howe, Tom DeLisle. 1995
In their own words, Gordie and Colleen Howe, along with their children, tell the story of hockey's first family. They… take us behind the scenes of hockey, Gordie's career, Colleen's work as a hockey executive and agent, as well as their family life. 1995.
By Stephen Brunt, Jordin Tootoo. 2014
Tootoo was the first person of Inuk descent to play hockey in the NHL. His story is of someone who… has travelled far from home to realize a dream, someone who has known glory and cheering crowds, but also the demons of despair. It is the searing, honest tale of a young man who has risen to every challenge and nearly fallen short in the toughest game of all, while finding a way to draw strength from his community and heritage, and giving back to it as well. 2014.
By Jonathan Eig. 2017
Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth century's greatest radicals and most compelling figures. At his funeral in 2016, eulogists… said Ali had transcended race and united the country, but they got it wrong. Race was the theme of Ali's life. He insisted that America come to grips with a black man who wasn't afraid to speak out or break the rules. He didn't overcome racism. He called it out. "I am America," he once declared. "I am the part you won't recognize. But get used to me - black, confident, cocky; my name, not yours; my religion, not yours; my goals, my own. Get used to me." Ali went from being one of the most despised men in the country to one of the most beloved. But until now, he has never been the subject of a complete, unauthorized biography. 2017.