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Biografier

  • Smerten, glæden - erindringer fra et liv på cykel af Brian Holm
    af Brian Holm

    Den legendariske danske cykelrytter Brian Holm fortæller om sin livslange kærlighed til cykelsporten, og hvordan han opnåede en karriere som en af verdens bedste cykelryttere. Brian Holms cykelhistorie begynder helt tilbage i Amager Cykle Ring, da han var en lille dreng, og fører ham senere til de belgiske brosten og de franske bjerge til Tour de France. Med en perfekt balance mellem humor og alvor beskriver han en moderne cykelrytters dilemmaer, de gråzoner, man bevæger sig i i forhold til doping, samt mediernes ubehagelige evne til at fordreje sandheden. Mest af alt handler bogen om smerten og glæden ved et liv, hvor man udlever sin drøm. De mange sejre og glæder kan nemlig koste dyrt på andre konti.Brian Holm (f. 1962) er en tidligere professionel cykelrytter, der blandt andet har deltaget i Tour de France. Efter han stoppede karrieren som cykelrytter, har Brian Holm blandt andet været medstudievært på Viasat Sports 1’s cykelmagasin, 1. etape. I dag er han sportsdirektør for det belgiske cykelhold Quick-Step Floors og sidder i kommunalbestyrelsen på Frederiksberg for Det Konservative Folkeparti. Brian Holm har udgivet erindringsbøgerne "Glæden, smerten" om sin karriere som cykelrytter og "Den sidste kilometer" om sit kræftforløb.

  • Three Kings af Leo Moynihan
    af Leo Moynihan & Jonny Owen

    Three of the greatest football clubs: Celtic, Liverpool and Manchester United. Their three greatest managers: Jock Stein, Bill Shankly and Matt Busby.Three men born within a 20-mile radius of each other in the central lowlands of Scotland; forged in mining communities to subsequently shape the course of modern football. More than the sum of its parts, THREE KINGS, promises a narrative beyond any single biography of its three subjects could. The track record of Jonny Owen and his producers promises a film of critical and commercial importance - loved by all fans of the beautiful game, as well as by fans of the three greatest clubs in the UK. Together these three clubs have a combined 170,000 season-ticket holders, and social-media followings worldwide of over 200,000,000 people.

  • Mason's Motoring Mayhem af Tony Mason Spar 15%
    af Tony Mason

    A full, frank and hilarious account of Tony Mason's hectic life, from humble beginnings in the Lake District to stardom on television and in motorsport. His story includes his business life, TV mistakes, rallying crashes, appearances on stage and travels to many far-flung places, all packed with laughs along the way.

  • For Your Consideration: Dwayne &quote;The Rock&quote; Johnson af Tres Dean Spar 24%
    af Tres Dean

    There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the awesomeness of Dwayne "e;TheRock"e; Johnson.This illustrated collection of humorous essays and fun extras makes the case for one of our most iconic celebrities, from the wrestling mat to the silver screen.Sporting a proverbial perfect Rotten Tomatoes score of 100%, Certified Fresh, TheRockembodies everything we want from our Hollywood superstars . . . and everything we admire in those who so boldly pursue the American Dream. But how did it all happen? How did a loathed professional wrestler become the most famous person in the world? Was it just good timing? Years of trial and error? Countless hours in the gym? A winning smile? Or his total mastery of Instagram Stories?For Your Consideration: Dwayne ';TheRock' Johnsonlooks at the distinct phases of the legend's career, examining the ways in which he has become both an onscreen heartthrob and an off-screen hero.Composed of five critical essays and fun extras, including an all-Rockversion of the Oscars, a quizidentifying the bestRockcharacter to take to the prom, and a definitive ranking of TheRock's catchphrases, this book is sure tosatisfy pop culture enthusiastsand TheRock's hardcore fans alike.

  • My Life on the Line af Ryan O'Callaghan Spar 21%
    - How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me and Ended Up Saving My Life
    af Ryan O'Callaghan

    "e;Football gave Ryan O'Callaghan a scholarship to Cal and the chance to earn millions in the NFL, but it also afforded him something far more important: a place to hide. As a closeted gay man, his helmet and pads became tools of deception...O'Callaghan, who retired in 2011 after four seasons, eventually found the courage to live his truth in retirement. His memoir offers an unsparing look at the nexus of sexuality and football."e;--Sports Illustrated"e;O'Callaghan came out as gay in 2017 after retiring from the league in 2011. Fearing condemnation while hiding his sexual orientation during a football career that spanned six seasons, O'Callaghan said he had regular suicidal thoughts while growing addicted to painkillers and he had elaborately planned his own death for retirement. In My Life On the Line, co-authored by Outsports co-founder Cyd Zeigler, O'Callaghan...credits then-Kansas City Chiefs executive Scott Pioli and Dr. Susan Wilson for saving his life once he came out to them."e;--USA Today"e;In a new book due out in September, O'Callaghan discusses his life story, including the treatment he received from former teammates after coming out."e;--Boston Globe"e;Former Patriots lineman Ryan O'Callaghan spent his entire career hiding his sexuality from his teammates, his friends and his family. He is now sharing that battle in his new book, My Life On The Line."e;--CBS Boston (WBZ TV)"e;O'Callaghan believes the NFL is moving in the right direction with social issues, albeit slowly...O'Callaghan is part of that change. And that change saved his life."e;--Boston Globe, feature on Ryan O'Callaghan "e;As one of the few openly gay former U.S. players, O'Callaghan's goal became making it easier for future athletes to be open about their sexuality and gender identity well before they enter professional sports."e;--Reuters"e;O'Callaghan is one of only a few openly gay former NFL players...In his upcoming memoir, My Life on the Line: How the NFL Damn Near Killed Me and Ended Up Saving My Life, O'Callaghan candidly discusses his addictions, mental health and struggles with his sexuality."e;--Washington BladeRyan O'Callaghan's plan was always to play football and then, when his career was over, kill himself. Growing up in a politically conservative corner of California, the not-so-subtle messages he heard as a young man from his family and from TV and film routinely equated being gay with disease and death. Letting people in on the darkest secret he kept buried inside was not an option: better death with a secret than life as a gay man. As a kid, Ryan never envisioned just how far his football career would take him. He was recruited by the University of California, Berkeley, where he spent five seasons, playing alongside his friend Aaron Rodgers. Then it was on to the NFL for stints with the almost-undefeated New England Patriots and the often-defeated Kansas City Chiefs.Bubbling under the surface of Ryan's entire NFL career was a collision course between his secret sexuality and his hidden drug use. When the league caught him smoking pot, he turned to NFL-sanctioned prescription painkillers that quickly sent his life into a tailspin. As injuries mounted and his daily intake of opioids reached a near-lethal level, he wrote his suicide note to his parents and plotted his death.Yet someone had been watching. A member of the Chiefs organization stepped in, recognizing the signs of drug addiction. Ryan reluctantly sought psychological help, and it was there that he revealed his lifelong secret for the very first time. Nearing the twilight of his career, Ryan faced the ultimate decision: end it all, or find out if his family and football friends could ever accept a gay man in their lives.

  • Things That Make White People Uncomfortable af Michael Bennett Spar 21%
    af Michael Bennett & Dave Zirin

    A version for Young Adults is also available.Super Bowl Champion and two-time Pro Bowler Michael Bennett is an outspoken proponent for social justice and a man without a censor. One of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, he is also a fearless activist, grassroots philanthropist, and organizer.Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, Things That Make White People Uncomfortable is a sports book for our times, a sports memoir and manifesto as hilarious as it is revealing.Bennett, a defensive end for the Seattle Seahawks, has gained international recognition for his public support for the Black Lives Matter Movement and women's rights. Bennett donates all his endorsement money and half of the proceeds from his jersey sales to fund health and education projects for poor underserved youth and minority communities, and has recently expanded his reach globally to provide STEM programming in Africa.Dave Zirin has been called the ';finest, most important writer on sports and politics in America,' by Dr. Cornel West, Professor of the Practice of Public Philosophy at the Harvard Divinity School. He is sports editor for The Nation and author of several titles for Haymarket Books, including his critically acclaimed book The John Carlos Story, written with 1968 Olympian John Carlos.

  • Serena Williams af Merlisa Lawrence Corbett
    - Tennis Champion, Sports Legend, and Cultural Heroine
    af Merlisa Lawrence Corbett

    Record-breaking, trend-setting, polarizing, and controversial, Serena Williams often sparks conversation and debate. The 23-time Grand Slam champion has a team, an entourage, celebrity groupies, and a band of fans who call themselves ';Serena's army.' When not winning titles, Williams finds time to run her own fashion line, endorse luxury and financial brands, and fund schools for girls in Africa and Jamaica. Serena Williams transcends sports.More than a biography, Serena Williams: Tennis Champion, Sports Legend, and Cultural Heroine not only tells the story of her upbringing and remarkable career but also looks at Williams as a sports pioneer. Merlisa Lawrence Corbett explores Williams' influence on cultural and political issues such as body shaming, gender equality, and racism in sports and society. Corbett also analyzes Williams' impact on discussions of feminism, the sports celebrity, and the marketing of female athletes. Williams is one of the most intriguing and influential figures in sports, and this book is the first to provide a fully-rounded portrait of a tennis icon.

  • Cup of Coffee Club af Jacob Kornhauser
    - 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History
    af Jacob Kornhauser

    The Cup of Coffee Club shares the stories of eleven men who played in just a single major league baseball game and how they responded to the heartache of never making it back. Featuring exclusive interviews with each of the players, their insight provides a unique look into the struggles of being a professional ballplayer. Reaching the major leagues is a pipe dream for most young baseball players in America. Very few ever get to live it out. While many that do make it to the big leagues stay there for a long time, there are just as many that are only there for a brief moment. A select few of those players face the elation and frustration of getting to play in just one major league game. The Cup of Coffee Club: 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History tells the stories of eleven of these players and their struggles to reach the major leagues, as well as their struggles to get back. They include a former Major League Baseball manager, the son of a Baseball Hall of Famer, and two different brothers of Hall of Famers. Exclusive interviews with each of the players provide insight into what that single seminal moment meant and how they dealt with the blow of never making another major league appearance again.Spanning half a century of baseball, each player's journey to Major League Baseball is distinct, as is each of their responses to having played in just a single game. The Cup of Coffee Club shares their unique perspectives, providing a better understanding of just how special each major league game can be.

  • Ask A Footballer af James Milner
    af James Milner

    'Ask a Footballer is a fine read, showcasing how an unassuming man has forged success, winning the Premier League twice, the FA Cup and the Champions League' Matthew Syed, The TimesEver wondered what it's REALLY like to be a Premier League footballer?My name is James Milner and I'm not a Ribena-holic.Let me share insights into what it's like being a professional footballer, across my different experiences with Leeds United, Newcastle, Aston Villa, Manchester City and now Liverpool (not forgetting a six-match loan spell at Swindon). Plus my highs - and a few too many lows - playing for England. There isn't a current player who's been playing Premier League football as long as I have, and that gives me a pretty rare perspective into how the top-flight game has changed over the past seventeen years.In this book, I explain how a footballer's working week unfolds - what we eat and how we prepare for matches technically, tactically, mentally and physically - and talk you through the ups and downs of a matchday. I reveal my penalty-taking techniques, half-time team talks and the differences between playing against Lionel Messi, Wilfried Zaha and Jimmy Bullard. I've played for managers ranging from Terry Venables, Peter Reid and Sir Bobby Robson to Martin O'Neill, Fabio Capello and Jurgen Klopp. I tell you what it's like sharing a training ground and a dressing-room with team-mates such as Lee Bowyer, Mario Balotelli and Mo Salah. I also reveal the behind-the-scenes work that went into Liverpool's Champions League success - and the celebrations that followed.So this isn't an autobiography. The whole point of Ask A Footballer is that you, the fans, asked me questions and I have used my own experiences to answer them. I hope you like it, and don't find it too boring.

  • Kyrie Irving af Martin Gitlin
    - Uncle Drew, Little Mountain, and Enigmatic NBA Superstar
    af Martin Gitlin

    Perhaps no NBA player today is as exciting and yet enigmatic as Kyrie Irving. Martin Gitlin’s biography chronicles Irving’s brilliance on the court as a devastating one on one talent, examines the influence of his father, the untimely death of his mother, his growth as a basketball player in high school and college, and his journey in the NBA. Nicknamed the “Isolation Assassin,” Irving has earned the distinction as the most incredible isolation player in the league, outperforming rivals such as Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook with his crossover dribble, drives to the basket, stop and go moves, and smooth, feathery jumpers, a distinction borne out, moreover, by his championship-clinching shot against Curry’s Golden State Warriors in 2016. Yet while he speaks of maximizing his talent, he has shown reluctance to maximize the production of his teammates by passing the ball, as well as his overall defense. Irving expresses his desire to win championships yet demanded a trade away from the franchise best suited to deliver him a second. Off the court there is no one like Irving either. An educated individual who claims that the earth could be flat and that dinosaurs perhaps never existed, Irving is a man of puzzling contradictions who seeks self-actualization and contentment through a variety of pursuits, including reflection, music, and acting. Gitlin, a veteran writer who has followed Irving’s career from the beginning, has much to tell about one of the most mysterious and sensational athletes of our time whose appeal transcends his sport.

  • Kyrie Irving af Martin Gitlin
    - Uncle Drew, Little Mountain, and Enigmatic NBA Superstar
    af Martin Gitlin

    Perhaps no NBA player today is as exciting and yet enigmatic as Kyrie Irving. Martin Gitlin’s biography chronicles Irving’s brilliance on the court as a devastating one on one talent, examines the influence of his father, the untimely death of his mother, his growth as a basketball player in high school and college, and his journey in the NBA. Nicknamed the “Isolation Assassin,” Irving has earned the distinction as the most incredible isolation player in the league, outperforming rivals such as Stephen Curry and Russell Westbrook with his crossover dribble, drives to the basket, stop and go moves, and smooth, feathery jumpers, a distinction borne out, moreover, by his championship-clinching shot against Curry’s Golden State Warriors in 2016. Yet while he speaks of maximizing his talent, he has shown reluctance to maximize the production of his teammates by passing the ball, as well as his overall defense. Irving expresses his desire to win championships yet demanded a trade away from the franchise best suited to deliver him a second. Off the court there is no one like Irving either. An educated individual who claims that the earth could be flat and that dinosaurs perhaps never existed, Irving is a man of puzzling contradictions who seeks self-actualization and contentment through a variety of pursuits, including reflection, music, and acting. Gitlin, a veteran writer who has followed Irving’s career from the beginning, has much to tell about one of the most mysterious and sensational athletes of our time whose appeal transcends his sport.

  • Oscar Charleston af Jeremy Beer
    - The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player
    af Jeremy Beer

    Buck O’Neil once described him as “Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. During his prime he became a legend in Cuba and one of black America’s most popular figures. Yet even among serious sports fans, Oscar Charleston is virtually unknown today. In a long career spanning from 1915 to 1954, Charleston played against, managed, befriended, and occasionally fought men such as Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Jesse Owens, Roy Campanella, and Branch Rickey. He displayed tremendous power, speed, and defensive instincts along with a fierce intelligence and commitment to his craft. Charleston’s competitive fire sometimes brought him trouble, but more often it led to victories, championships, and profound respect. While Charleston never played in the Major Leagues, he was a trailblazer who became the first black man to work as a scout for a Major League team when Branch Rickey hired him to evaluate players for the Dodgers in the 1940s. From the mid 1920s on, he was a player manager for several clubs. In 1932 he joined the Pittsburgh Crawfords and would manage the club many consider the finest Negro League team of all time, featuring five future Hall of Famers, including himself, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Satchel Paige. Charleston’s combined record as a player, manager, and scout makes him the most accomplished figure in black baseball history. His mastery of the quintessentially American sport under the conditions of segregation revealed what was possible for black achievement, bringing hope to millions. Oscar Charleston introduces readers to one of America’s greatest and most fascinating athletes.

  • Oscar Charleston af Jeremy Beer
    - The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player
    af Jeremy Beer

    Buck O’Neil once described him as “Ty Cobb, Babe Ruth, and Tris Speaker rolled into one.” Among experts he is regarded as the best player in Negro Leagues history. During his prime he became a legend in Cuba and one of black America’s most popular figures. Yet even among serious sports fans, Oscar Charleston is virtually unknown today. In a long career spanning from 1915 to 1954, Charleston played against, managed, befriended, and occasionally fought men such as Lou Gehrig, Jimmie Foxx, Lefty Grove, Satchel Paige, Josh Gibson, Jesse Owens, Roy Campanella, and Branch Rickey. He displayed tremendous power, speed, and defensive instincts along with a fierce intelligence and commitment to his craft. Charleston’s competitive fire sometimes brought him trouble, but more often it led to victories, championships, and profound respect. While Charleston never played in the Major Leagues, he was a trailblazer who became the first black man to work as a scout for a Major League team when Branch Rickey hired him to evaluate players for the Dodgers in the 1940s. From the mid 1920s on, he was a player manager for several clubs. In 1932 he joined the Pittsburgh Crawfords and would manage the club many consider the finest Negro League team of all time, featuring five future Hall of Famers, including himself, Cool Papa Bell, Josh Gibson, Judy Johnson, and Satchel Paige. Charleston’s combined record as a player, manager, and scout makes him the most accomplished figure in black baseball history. His mastery of the quintessentially American sport under the conditions of segregation revealed what was possible for black achievement, bringing hope to millions. Oscar Charleston introduces readers to one of America’s greatest and most fascinating athletes.

  • Patty Berg af Kenny Kevin Kenny Spar 16%
    - Pioneer Champion of Women's Golf
    af Kenny Kevin Kenny

    The Ladies Professional Golfers Association (LPGA) was formed in 1950, 34 years after the men's association. There were 13 founding members, one of whom was Patty Berg (1918-2006). After a glittering amateur career with 28 championships, Berg turned professional in 1940. Before the formation of the LPGA she made a living playing in an occasional tournament and conducting thousands of exhibitions and teaching clinics in the U.S. Berg had one of the most successful careers in women's golf. She won 57 tour titles and her 15 major pro championships remain a record. This first biography of Berg traces her career from "e;teenage sensation"e; to beloved and respected elder stateswoman of the game, chronicling her role among the founding members who created the multi-million dollar LPGA.

  • Mit livs løb af Nikolaj Albrectsen
    af Nikolaj Albrectsen & Anders Hjort

    De fleste cykelfans har deres favoritsejre, men hvad siger cykelstjernerne egentlig selv? Hvad betragter de som deres vildeste oplevelse på cyklen? Det svarer de på i MIT LIVS LØB, hvor nuværende og pensionerende danske cykelstjerner hver får et kapitel til at fortælle om et cykeløjeblik, der har sat sig særligt fast hos dem selv.Læseren kommer både med en rejse tilbage i tiden med koryfæer som Ole Ritter og Niels Fredborg, ud til forårsklassikere og etapeløb med Rolf Sørensen, Brian Holm og Jesper Skibby og med til nutidige triumfer sammen med Jakob Fuglsang, Magnus Cort og Chris Anker.I bogen kan du møde: Jakob Fuglsang, Rolf Sørensen, Chris Anker Sørensen, Brian Holm, Ole Ritter, Niels Fredborg, Jesper Skibby, Magnus Cort, Dan Frost, Jørgen V. Pedersen, Nicki Sørensen, Jens Veggerby, Frank Høj, Matti Breschel, Johnny Weltz, Michael Mørkøv, Hans-Henrik Ørsted, Jørgen Marcussen, Mads Würtz Schmidt og Michael Valgren.

  • I, Robot af Peter Crouch
    - How to Be a Footballer 2
    af Peter Crouch

    What happens on the pitch is only half the story. Being a footballer is not just kicking a ball about with twenty-one other people on a big grass rectangle. Sometimes being a footballer is about accidentally becoming best mates with Mickey Rourke, or understanding why spitting is considered football s most heinous crime.In How to be a Footballer, Peter Crouch took us into a world of bad tattoos and even worse haircuts, a world where you re on the pitch one minute, spending too much money on a personalised number plate the next. In I, Robot, he lifts the lid even further on the beautiful game. We will learn about Gareth Bale s magic beans, the Golden Rhombus of Saturday night entertainment, and why Crouchy s dad walks his dog wearing an England tracksuit from 2005. Whether you re an armchair expert, or out in the stands every Saturday, crazy for five-a-side or haven t put on a pair of boots since school, this is the real inside story of how to be a footballer.

  • My Story af Kevin Brennan
    - From Foster Care to Footballer
    af Kevin Brennan & Mark Bright

    'Inspirational' Sunday Express'Moving and forthright' Mirror'Like so many of the stories in his book, Bright's account of meeting his father for the first time in more than 20 years is told with brutal honesty' GuardianWith a foreword by Gary LinekerMark Bright's 1990s partnership with Ian Wright at Crystal Palace earned them legendary status with the club. Bright played top-level football for most of his career, after starting in non-league while working as an apprentice engineer. He appeared in FA and League Cup finals, played abroad and experienced the change which swept through the game with the introduction of the Premier League.But this book is not just about Bright's time in the game. This is the story of someone who battled against the odds to achieve his dream. It is the story of a boy coping with the bewildering and frightening circumstances of being taken into care with his brother when both were very young. It is the story of his fractured family with a father who arrived in England from the Gambia, met a girl from Stoke-on-Trent, and then very quickly disappeared from his children's lives.It is the story of a mother who was unable to take responsibility for the boys she had given birth to, and it is the story of how a young Mark and his brother Philip found comfort and security after being fostered by a caring, loving white family whilst having to endure racism throughout their childhood. Above all, it is the story of a boy who had an unshakeable belief in his own ability to succeed in one of the most ruthless and high-profile professions in the world of sport. My Story explores Mark's life both on and off the football pitch, containing material he has never spoken of or addressed in the past. It delves into the highs and lows he experienced as a player and as a human being. He writes candidly about the racism he encountered, about the game itself, about those who work in it, about the way in which football has changed, the money it now generates, and about the characters he met along the way.

  • Fight of the Century af Thomas R. Hietala
    - Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and the Struggle for Racial Equality
    af Thomas R. Hietala

    This is a revealing look at the history of race relations in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century portrayed through the lives and times of the first two African-American heavyweight boxing champions, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis. Incorporating extensive research into the black press of the time, the author explores how the public careers and private lives of these two sports figures both define and explain vital national issues from the early 1900s to the late 1940s.

  • Fight of the Century af Thomas R. Hietala
    - Jack Johnson, Joe Louis, and the Struggle for Racial Equality
    af Thomas R. Hietala

    This is a revealing look at the history of race relations in the United States during the first half of the twentieth century portrayed through the lives and times of the first two African-American heavyweight boxing champions, Jack Johnson and Joe Louis. Incorporating extensive research into the black press of the time, the author explores how the public careers and private lives of these two sports figures both define and explain vital national issues from the early 1900s to the late 1940s.

  • Baseball Maverick af Steve Kettmann Spar 14%
    - How Sandy Alderson Revolutionized Baseball and Revived the Mets
    af Steve Kettmann

    ';An intimate portrait of one of the shrewdest, most decorated men to ever occupy the GM chair... A really fun read' (Jonah Keri, #1 New York Timesbestselling author of Up, Up, & Away). In 2010, the New York Mets were in trouble. One of baseball's most valuable franchises, they had recently suffered an embarrassing September collapse and two bitter losing seasons. To whom did they turn? Sandy Alderson, a former marine who got his baseball start in Oakland, where he led a revolution in the sport. The A's partnered with Apple in 1980, pioneering the use of statistical analysis in baseball, and became a powerhousewinning the 1989 World Series. Granted unprecedented access to the working general manager over several seasons, bestselling author Steve Kettmann traces Alderson's history and his revival of the Mets, despite a limited budget, through big trades that brought back high-profile prospects to the development of young aces including Matt Harvey, Zack Wheeler, and Jacob deGrom. Baseball Maverick is a gripping, behind-the-scenes look at a Major League team and a fascinating exploration of what it means to be smart. A Publishers Weekly Top 10 Sports Book for Spring ';A fascinating and fresh look at the resurgent team's winning strategy. Whether you're a diehard Mets fan like me or just a curious baseball fan in general, you'll want to read Steve Kettmann's new book because it's a compelling human interest story and you will gain insight about how the game has changed.' Forbes ';Extremely well-written and unflaggingly interesting, [Baseball Maverick] will appeal to any baseball fan who wants insight into what GMs do and into how contemporary winning major league baseball teams are built.' Spitball magazine ';Outstanding.' Dennis Eckersley, Hall of Fame pitcher ';Revealing... [Alderson] gave serious access to Kettman, an astute reporter.' George Vecsey, New York Times sports columnist and author of Baseball: A History of America's Favorite Game

  • Scotty af Ken Dryden Spar 25%
    - A Hockey Life Like No Other
    af Ken Dryden

    A hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "e;Rocket"e; Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close.Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey.Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a lifea hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.

  • Hooligan af Richard Barrett
    af Richard Barrett & Paddy Holohan

    When Paddy Holohan discovered mixed martial arts as a teenager, it was the first time his life settled into something approaching focus.Far removed from the chaos of the outside world, every bout reduced that maze of hardship to one simple proposition: survive a task made all the more unlikely given Paddy's rare form of haemophilia, which he kept secret from the MMA world for years.For the duration of his career, he was never more than one misplaced strike away from the end. Why enter the Octagon knowing you might never leave?For Holohan, it would take a journey to the summit of his sport, and a high-profile fall from grace, to unravel the answer to that question and, with it, finally find some measure of redemption.This is his story.

  • All In af Matt Cooper
    af Matt Cooper & Jamie Heaslip

    For almost the duration of his professional career, during which he was a mainstay for Leinster and Ireland, the name Jamie Heaslip was synonymous with the No 8 jersey. An athletic and tireless presence at the base of the pack, outspoken both on and off the field, not to mention a captain for province and country, he was one of the leading lights of a generation that helped propel Irish rugby to previously uncharted heights.Written in partnership with Matt Cooper, All In is the story of Heaslip's thirteen years at rugby's frontline, as demanding and uncompromising a place as can be found in professional sport. From the euphoria and disappointment of life on the field to the major relationships that have helped shape the team for better or worse it's the most vivid portrait yet of life behind the scenes at Leinster and Ireland, and a compelling account of what it means to put your body on the line in pursuit of excellence.

  • Recovering af Richie Sadlier
    af Richie Sadlier & Dion Fanning

    When a career-ending injury saw former Ireland and Millwall striker Richie Sadlier retire from football at age 24, his life spiralled out of control.Without structure or a sense of purpose, and fuelled by a dependency on alcohol, he spent years running from the dark memories and feelings that had haunted him since childhood. Until one day he hit rock bottom and decided to confront his demons.Recovering written with Dion Fanning is about a life shaped by efforts to escape, and how it is possible to rebuild that life, piece by piece, with the right help.Inspiring and ground-breaking, it is an important reflection on the need to move away from perceptions of shame in our discussions about mental health, sex, relationships and addiction.

  • Last Stand of Payne Stewart af Kevin Robbins
    - The Year Golf Changed Forever
    af Kevin Robbins

    From award-winning sports writer Kevin Robbins, The Last Stand of Payne Stewart is the story of legendary golfer Payne Stewart, focusing on his last year in the PGA Tour in 1999, which tragically culminated in a fatal air disaster that transpired publically on televisions across the country.Forever remembered as one of the most dramatic storylines in the history of golf, Payne Stewart's legendary career was bookended by a dramatic comeback and a shocking, tragic end. Here, Robbins brings Stewart's story vividly to life. Written off as a pompous showman past the prime of his career, Stewart emerged from a long slump in the unforgettable season of 1999 to capture the U.S. Open and play on the victorious U.S. Ryder Cup team. He appeared to be a new man that summer: wiser, deeper, and on the verge of a new level of greatness. Then his journey to redemption ended in October, when his chartered Learjet flew aimlessly for more than a thousand miles, ran out of fuel, and fell to earth in a prairie in South Dakota. His death marked the end of an era, one made up of "e;shotmakers"e; who played the game with artistry, guile, finesse, and heart. Behind them were Tiger Woods, David Duval, Phil Mickelson, and other young players whose power and strength changed the PGA Tour forever. With exclusive access to Stewart's friends, family, and onetime colleagues, Kevin Robbins provides a long-overdue portrait of one of golf's greats in one of golf's greatest seasons.

  • Enzo Ferrari af Brock Yates
    - The Man and the Machine
    af Brock Yates

    Ferrari means red. It means racing. Excellence, luxury, and performance.Less well-known is the man behind the brand.For nearly seventy years, Enzo Ferrari dominated a motor-sports empire that defined the world of high-performance cars. Next to the Pope, Ferrari was the most revered man in Italy. But was he the benign padrone portrayed by an adoring world press at the time, or was he a ruthless despot, who drove his staff to the edge of madness, and his racing drivers even further?Brock Yates's definitive biography penetrated Ferrari's elaborately constructed veneer and uncovered the truth behind Ferrari's bizarre relationships, his work with Mussolini's fascists, and his fanatical obsession with speed. "e;A fascinating and provocative book"e; The Observer.

  • Grace a eux, la perdition n'est plus pour moi af Alain Barret Spar 12%
    - Temoignage
    af Alain Barret

    Le recit sincere et humain du parcours et de la reinsertion d'un sportif apres sa chute !Boxeur, ex-taulard ? Oui mais pas seulement. Avant tout, le portrait d'un battant, issu de la vieille ecole, dote d'un certain sens des valeurs ou l'authenticite et l'amitie menent le jeu. Trente ans apres sa liberation, Alain Barret se vide et dresse le bilan de son parcours chaotique, de ses premiers faux-pas a son entree a la mairie de Paris a la fin des annees 1980. Un temoignage sincere et riche, a double niveau de lecture, humain et social, revelateur des effets pervers du systeme carceral et du defi de la reinsertion.Decouvrez le temoignage authentique d'Alain Barrat, un boxeur qui a connu les effets nefastes de la prison et le defi du retour a la societe.EXTRAITDurant ces annees-la, Steve se cherche, ou plutot, se recherche. Son incarceration l'a lamine. Il essaie de rattraper le temps perdu en vivant comme un fou et, surtout, en profitant de tout ce qui s'offre a lui. Malgre la Boxe, qui l'aide beaucoup, il ne sait pas trop ou il en est. Tout lui semble irreel, il a perdu la notion du temps, et la readaptation est rude. Il est libre, mais il ne sait quoi faire. Sa vie s'agite beaucoup, et il est a fond dans l'alcool. Il va de conquete en conquete, il plait a la gent feminine, il a un faux air de Patrick Swayze. Tout ceci lui plait bien, mais il n'avance pas dans sa vie perso. Il est toujours sur le qui-vive. Il vit sa vie a trois cents a l'heure. Comme si rien n'avait d'importance a ces yeux. Il joue meme a la roulette russe. Ce qui va lui donner des sensations qu'il n'imaginait meme pas. Mais la chance veille et chaque fois Steve passe a travers. Parfois, il repense a ce jeu et se dit qu'il etait vraiment con a cette periode de sa vie. Il essaie de rattraper le temps qu'il a perdu, en etant incarcere Il vit a trois cents a l'heure, et, croque la vie par tous les bouts. Il tombe dans les extremes, alcool, bagarres et femmes. Les trois sont souvent melanges. Il vit, comme si plus rien n'avait d'importance pour lui. Sa vie est trepidante et cela lui convient ainsi. Il profite a fond de tout ce qui s'offre a lui. Il s'autorise tous les exces. Le risque, fait partie integrale de sa vie. Il est fou de voitures puissantes. Il en essaie des modeles de plus en plus rapides (Mercedes, Porche, Alfa Romeo qui le font vibrer, et, l'apaise. Et, ce qui devait arriver arriva.A PROPOS DE L'AUTEURAlain Barret - L'histoire de Steve est avant tout basee sur d'anciennes valeurs : l'amitie, la parole donnee. Parfois, celles-ci menent dans des situations complexes. Elle prouve que l'on peut s'en sortir avec de la volonte et, parfois, un peu de chance. Les rencontres aussi aident : JC Bouttier. J P Piedvache, Minal Balarin Alain Mimoun ont jalonne le parcours de Steve et l'ont aide a s'en sortir.

  • Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee af Paul Gibson
    af Paul Gibson

    The remarkable story of Eamonn Magee's life takes in a childhood lived during the height of The Troubles, a youth spent involved with the IRA, and the constant presence of drink, drugs, gambling and violence throughout his life. It may be hard to believe but it was against the background of all this that Eamonn won the WBU world welterweight and Commonwealth light welterweight titles. The author, Paul Gibson, has managed to decipher a very dark, very troubled, very flawed individual who happened to have an exceptional gift to box at the highest world level. The Lost Soul of Eamonn Magee reads like the screenplay of the kind of gritty rags-to-riches-to-rags boxing story that Hollywood producers seem to love.

  • Tail of the Dragon af R.M. Singhose Spar 15%
    - Harley Woman: Tales from the Open Road
    af R.M. Singhose

    Deep in the Great Smoky Mountains between Tennessee and North Carolina, there is a road that is a legend among motorcyclists. This road contains an eleven-mile stretch of some of the most incredible curves in the United States: three hundred eighteen curves, to be exact. Three hundred eighteen breathtaking, eyeball bugging, white knuckle, hairpin curves. Of course, the best way to ride this road is at a fast pace, taking the curves on the wrong side, dodging the traffic coming to meet you. Tail of the Dragon is a true story of the authors journey on her Harley-Davidson, riding alongside her husband from Oregon to the Great Smoky Mountains, finally encountering the infamous Tail Of The Dragon. The fourth book in the series Harley Woman: Tales From The Open Road, this is a fascinating memoir that will delight armchair travelers and motorcycle enthusiasts everywhere.

  • Promise to Jess af Sean Graham Spar 15%
    - The Journey
    af Sean Graham

    From the beginning of their first season in 1995, this group of eight- and nine-year-olds take their coaches and families on a magical journey of inspiration, excitement, hardship, and incredible accomplishments. The parents, grandparents, sisters, brothers, friends, fans, and coaches alike are wrapped up in the lives of the Warriors for an intense, eight-week period. This little ragtag bunch of players is one of a number of Tyke teams in a city league. For most of them, this is their first experience of football or of participating in a team sport. Their first season gives them a taste of victory and they win the B cup city championship.The author begins the second season as an assistant coach, practicing not only with his oldest son, Jess, on the team but his younger brother, Kurt, as well. He comes up with a new offensive strategy that helps bring the team out of the doldrums. Living on the emotional roller coaster alongside his players, the author witnesses these young kids grow and flourish as a team.Join Sean Graham as he shares the simple pleasures and rewards he finds in coaching the Warriors, and allow them to capture your heart and inspire you, as they did for so many of their fans.

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