Nestor...takes readers around the world as he explores the ocean’s mysterious and revealing depths...Throughout, scientific mini-lessons and lively character profiles give context to the author's anecdotes, bringing the ocean to life from a research perspective as well as a human one.
A comprehensive, illuminating and highly readable study of a notorious episode in the annals of the American justice system.
The reader will learn about numbers––attendance, beer prices, stadium stats...and enjoy reflections by the author, who understands firsthand the trials and tribulations of being a Cubs fan...As Will illustrates in his book, there’s plenty for Cubs fans to celebrate from the past 100 years, even if a world series isn’t one of them.
Rose is the subject of this new, compelling, exhaustively researched biography Pete Rose: An American Dilemma. The book is like the man himself: a train wreck so compelling that one cannot avert one’s eyes.
...those wondering how the current Lakers ship will ever right itself will be intrigued by the insights in this book.
...tell a “Big Lie” was the advice of one of history’s biggest villains and it was a lesson that the disgraced cycling superstar Lance Armstrong doubtless learned early. That is the conclusion drawn by journalist Juliet Macur in her riveting account of Armstrong’s implosion in her book, Cycle of Lies, The Fall of Lance Armstrong.
Feinstein focuses on the careers of two managers, two outfielders, two pitchers, a designated hitter and an umpire through the 2012 season in the International League...A kaleidoscopic insiders’ story of baseball as played by the Durham Bulls, Buffalo Bisons, Lehigh Valley IronPigs, Norfolk Tides and others like them.
Svante Paabo’s Neanderthal Man, is an important consideration...it takes us a step farther and explores, perhaps unintentionally, the very foundations of doing science.
...Bradlee’s expansiveness enables his book to transcend the familiar limits of the sports bio and to become instead a hard-to-put-down account of a fascinating American life.
Sloman has cowritten numerous books with celebrities, including Peter Criss and Howard Stern, but Undisputed Truth adds up to little more than Iron Mike ranting into a tape recorder. It's a missed opportunity.
While it would be easy to mock some of Tesson's haughtiest moments as typical Parisian high-mindedness, the fact he's so unabashed about his soul-searching is what sets the book apart from the typical 21st-century memoir.
The product will appeal to football fans and general readers alike. Though Jackson's days playing pro-ball are over, his writing career is just taking off.
There are also just too many setting changes. We have Texas, Minnesota, California, Washington D.C., and Florida and none of them place the hero and heroine in the same state. Despite these quibbles, the book works.
That is what makes “The Sports Gene” such a worthy read: While the book’s purpose is to push back against the widespread denial that genes matter, Mr. Epstein avoids taking too strident a stance in the opposite direction.
Matthew Berry, ESPN's senior fantasy sports analyst, would seem well-positioned to deliver on the promise of his subtitle...Yet "Fantasy Life" contains no insight into what might, say, cause someone to spend every Labor Day holiday—to his wife's consternation—in a dive bar in Keene, N.H., drafting a fantasy football team.
The Great Tamasha is a timely book, given that it coincidentally comes amid another a betting scandal, which points an accusing finger at players as well as administrators.
...the Berlin Olympics were carefully orchestrated by propaganda minister Joseph Goebbels and filmed by Leni Riefenstahl to show the world the terrifying images of Aryan “purity” and Nazi supremacy. Yet for these American boys, it was an amazing dream. A touching, fairly uncomplicated portrayal of rowing legends.
McEnroe and Andre Agassi pioneered the emotionally intelligent tennis memoir, but this is not it.
Anyone who...has been diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis...will be as startled as I was to read these pages. Pollan's prophetic track record makes it possible that you will be hearing a lot more about this soon.
...the story drifts toward a somewhat unsatisfying, perhaps too easy, conclusion.