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The Baseball Whisperer

Michael Tackett

Gauzy portrait of a small-town, summer-league coach in Iowa who taught baseball and life, producing 36 pros. Tasty if familiar corn.


The End of the Perfect 10

Dvora Meyers

A poignant and piquant tracing of Olympic scoring over 40 years, it touches marketing, politics, age and body type. High marks.


Muhammad Ali

Sports Illustrated

More than 290 pages of SI's best writing and photography on the Champ. Befitting of its subject, it's iconic and captivating.


Run the World

Becky Wade

Enduring and endearing memoir of a college star who goes on a yearlong, global running adventure and connects with people and life.