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Few people have influenced a team as much as did Tom Yawkey as owner of the Boston Red Sox. After purchasing the Red Sox in 1932, Yawkey poured millions into building a better team and making the franchise relevant again. Bill Nowlin takes a close look at Yawkey's life as a sportsman and philanthropist. He also addresses Yawkey's leadership style and issues of racism during his tenure.
*** Award-winning author of The Nowhere Men, Living on the Volcano and No Hunger in Paradise returns with his magnum opus on the state of modern football ***First he revealed the extraordinary lives of football scouts in The Nowhere Men.
Jack Kid Berg dominated boxing in the early 1930s like no other British-born boxer before or since. The Whitechapel Whirlwind features exclusive interviews with Berg in the years before his death in 1991, and makes deft use of eyewitness accounts, newspaper cartoons, statistics and photos of Jack's 200-plus fights.
Glen Sharp's boxing career was a rise-and-fall story without so much rise in it. A sparring partner for heavyweight Hall of Famer Yaqui Lopez, he ""retired"" with a record of one victory and two defeats. Told with heart and wit, his memoir is a treatise on boxing as both profession and purpose.
In 2018, 'Rocket' Ronnie O'Sullivan further cemented his position as one of snooker's all-time greats by claiming his record-breaking seventh Masters title. Next, he equalled Steve Davis's six UK Championships and Stephen Hendry's 18 Triple Crown titles. Now is the perfect time for his story to be told by Clive Everton - 'The Voice of Snooker'.
Wingin' It is the ultimate story of hope over hate. Due to the colour of his skin, Mark Walters always felt he needed to be twice as good as other players in order to succeed. A precocious talent, Mark fulfilled his potential by flaunting his dazzling ball skills for Aston Villa, Rangers and Liverpool - and by pulling on the white shirt of England.
The Chicken Runs at Midnight is the nearly unbelievable---but completely true---story of a Major League Baseball coach whose dying daughter's unusual encouragement changed his heart and his life...and just maybe the outcome of a World Series.
"Recounts the life of Tom Gola, the only player to win the National Invitational Tournament (NIT), the NCAA Tournament, and an NBA championship. The biography includes Gola's playing career at La Salle College and in the NBA, his coaching career at La Salle, and his subsequent career in Philadelphia politics"--
From the early sixties to the late seventies, defensive end Ron McDole experienced football's golden age from inside his oldschool, twobar helmet. In The Dancing Bear McDole traces his life from his humble beginnings in Toledo, Ohio, to his four years at the University of Nebraska, his marriage to high school sweetheart Paula, and his long, accomplished professional career.
Tracks the relationship between college football and higher education through the lens of one family's involvement in the sport. Ranging over almost a century of football history, Timothy Spears describes the different ways in which his grandfather, father, and he played the game and engaged with its educational dimensions as the sport was passed from father to son.
In September 1972, Rodney Milburn won the Olympic gold medal in the men's 110 metre hurdles. Raised amidst segregation and poverty in the 1950s and 60s, Milburn honed his skills on a grass track over wooden hurdles. This biography chronicles his rise from poverty to international athletic stardom.
"In this first biography of W. Glenn Killinger, the author explores the ways in which home-front culture during World War I--focused on heroism, masculinity and sporting culture--created the demand for sports and sports icons and drove the ascent college athletics in the first quarter of the 20th century"--
Micky Vann is one of the world's top boxing referees. The biggest night of his career - the 'Battle of Britain' world heavyweight clash between Frank Bruno and Lennox Lewis - saw him on the mat for a four-letter outburst broadcast across the world. Give Me A Ring is a compelling read, sure to be a revelation to the boxing world and its followers