And so the appearance of William D. Cohan's "The Price of Silence,'' in part a comprehensive examination of the case, may prompt weary sighs...And yet there are good reasons to plunge into Mr. Cohan's chronicle—not least, his meticulous research and evenhanded tone.
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.
...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.
The nickname "Showtime" described the Lakers' relentless and unparalleled freewheeling run-and-gun offense, as well as the entire era itself; the book it inspired is just as enticing—full of fast breaks, dramatic intensity, and celebrity sightings.
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.
In “Neanderthal Man” Paabo offers a fascinating account of the three decades of research that led from a secret hobby to a scientific milestone...For the most part, though, “Neanderthal Man” is a revealing history of a new scientific field.
...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.
Rich in poetry, charged with intensity, Consolations is magnificent, pretentious, thoroughly French, a hermit’s vodka-tossed paean to retreat and solitude.
Here now is a book by Nate Jackson called “Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival From the Bottom of the Pile,” and it’s everything you want football memoirs to be but never are: hilarious, dirty, warm, human, honest, weird.
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.
Illuminating book that challenges the notion that in sport, practice matters more than innate talent.
Berry gave it the old college try, but the ultimate fantasy sports book has yet to be written...
Astill’s excursions, however, give the book its spice, its masala. “The Great Tamasha” is a book of breadth rather than depth. It buzzes with field trips and brisk interviews that sometimes bring insight, and more often momentum and freshness.
...Brown has picked his subject and central characters well, telling their story with knowledge and passion. “The Boys in the Boat” makes for absorbing and sometimes thrilling reading, even by people who have no previous interest in rowing.
Throughout the book, Mr. Connors is honest to the point of bluntness, which not all readers will enjoy.
ably portrays the role of his wife and teenage son in his culinary journey, making a case for the role of food in building family connections.
Singer’s rendering of the labored speech of an aging Joe in the later portion of the book may seem heavy-handed in some respects...
The master of emotional jousting on the court speaks candidly of life challenges off of it—a must-read for basketball junkies, sport fans and any whose lives have been touched by incurable illness.
Myers's obsessive attention to detail and sharp opinions, will appeal to multiple generations of pro football fans.