Biography & Autobiography

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    Beneath the Surface
    My Story
    By Michael Phelps, By Brian Cazeneuve, Foreword by Bob Costas
    (Sports Publishing)
    Just in time for the 2012 Olympics—prepare to peek into the mind of a champion with this newly updated edition of Michael Phelps’ autobiography, Beneath the Surface. In this candid memoir, Phelps talks openly about his battle with attention deficit disorder, the trauma of his parents’ divorce, and the... [READ MORE]
    The Fastest Man Alive
    The True Story of Usain Bolt
    By Usain Bolt
    (Sports Publishing)
    A skinny kid from the Jamaican parish of Trelawny, Usain Bolt’s life changed in August 2008 when the Olympic men’s 100-meter starter pistol was followed just 9.69 seconds later by his streak across the finish line and the first of his three gold medals was placed around his neck. In this illustrated... [READ MORE]
    Super Agent
    The One Book the NFL and NCAA Don't Want You to Read
    By Jerry Argovitz, By J. David Miller
    (Sports Publishing)
    Super Agent. Maverick. Reformer. Iconoclast. Dealmaker. Dentist? Jerry Argovitz has worn many hats in his remarkable life, both inside and outside of the world of sports. As a player agent representing and advising some of the biggest names in the game, Argovitz challenged the NFL both at the negotiating... [READ MORE]
    Fall from Grace
    The Truth and Tragedy of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson
    By Tim Hornbaker
    (Sports Publishing)
    Considered by Ty Cobb as “the finest natural hitter in the history of the game,” “Shoeless Joe” Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average—which is still ranked third all-time—the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on... [READ MORE]
    The Mozart of Basketball
    The Remarkable Life and Legacy of Dražen Petrovic
    By Todd Spehr, Foreword by Digger Phelps
    (Sports Publishing)
    Dražen Petrovic was born on October 22, 1964, in Šibenik, Croatia. Learning basketball at an early age from his older brother, Aleksandar, Dražen was a natural. He began his professional career at the age of fifteen, playing for the national team, where he began his rise through the European circuit.... [READ MORE]
    Andy Russell
    A Steeler Odyssey
    By Andy Russell, By Rocky Bleier
    (Sports Publishing)
    Andy Russell, two-time Super Bowl champion and seven-time Pro Bowler with the great Pittsburgh Steelers' teams of the '70s, writes about his career and his teammates on those great teams. Russell writes, "The stories about my teammates are not a recounting of their many records, awards, and other sporting... [READ MORE]
    Brian Cardinal
    Citizen Pain
    By Fred Kroner
    (Sports Publishing)
    Before he became a fan favorite in West Lafayette, Ind., before there was a contest to give him a nick-name, Brian Cardinal questioned whether he could make the transition to big-time collegiate basketball from a small-town community of 2,600. The Tolono, Ill., native's success, Cardinal now ranks among... [READ MORE]
    Blood in My Coffee
    The Life of the Fight Doctor
    By Ferdie Pacheco, Foreword by Budd Schulberg
    (Sports Publishing)
    Best known as the Fight Doctor, Ferdie Pacheco has lived a dreamer’s life. Instead of finding success in just one career, Pacheco has excelled in numerous fields. He’s been a successful pharmacist, doctor, boxing cornerman, television commentator, screenwriter, author, artist, and more. Now the life... [READ MORE]
    An American Odyssey
    The Bob Mathias Story
    By Bob Mathias, By Robert Mendes
    (Sports Publishing)
    Bob Mathias is a true 20th-century American hero. The youngest man ever to win the Olympic decathlon gold medal, and the only American ever to win it twice, Mathias was also a movie star, U.S. Marine, writer, four-term congressman, and architect of America's Olympic renaissance. In addition, he was recently... [READ MORE]
    Centered By A Miracle: A True Story of Friendship, Football and Life
    By Steve Rom, By Rod Payne
    (Sports Publishing)
    Miracles can happen to anyone. Steve Rom, a sportswriter at the Ann Arbor News, never thought his friendship with a recently retired Super Bowl champion would last. Rod Payne, a member of the 2000 world champion Baltimore Ravens, and a former All-America center at the University of Michigan, never thought... [READ MORE]
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