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The final race: the incredible World War II story of the Olympian who inspired Chariots of fire
Par Eric Eichinger. 2018
Eric Liddell was on top of the world after winning the gold in the 1924 Olympics. But in the years…after, Eric faced unspeakable odds, and became an inspiring vision of what life means, even when the final hour comes. 2018.
The feeling of greatness: the Moe Norman story
Par Jim O'Connor, Tim O'Connor. 1995
This is the story of a relatively unknown sports personality who could not be part of the golf 'system'. While…his life was unconventional, his golf is considered exceptional. An unpolished man, he is a legend in the amateur ranks in Canada, owning 33 course records from the 1950's. 1995.
The fighting fisherman: the life of Yvon Durelle
Par Raymond Fraser. 1981
Par Norman Mailer. 1975
The hockey I love
Par Vladislav Treti͡ìak, V Snegirev. 1977
The home team: fathers, sons & hockey
Par Roy MacGregor. 1995
MacGregor examines the relationship between father and son as it is lived through hockey. Using examples from famous hockey players,…including stars like Gretzky, Messier, and Coffey, he describes the dynamic between generations. c1995.
The great Antonio
Par Elise Gravel. 2016
He weighed as much as a horse; he once wrestled a bear; he could devour twenty-five chickens in one sitting.…This whimsical book tells the story of Antonio Barichievich, the larger-than-life strongman who had muscles as big as his heart. Grades K-3. 2016.
The hall of the mountain king
Par Howard H Snyder. 1973
The greatest: Muhammad Ali
Par Walter Dean Myers. 2001
Account of Muhammad Ali's life and career, focusing on his professional accomplishments, principles, and fight against racial injustice. Describes his…Olympic triumph, his transformation from the young Cassius Clay into Muhammad Ali, and his rise to fame as world heavyweight champion. Examines boxing's damaging effects. Grades 5-8 and older readers. Some descriptions of violence. 2001.
The education of a coach
Par David Halberstam. 2006
David Halberstam offers listeners this moving profile of NFL coaching legend Bill Belichick. Early in his life, Bill realized he…had a special aptitude for football and teaching. During his 31 years in the league, he would parlay a lifetime of experience into one of the most successful careers in NFL history. Bestseller. 2006.
The boys in the boat: nine Americans and their epic quest for gold at the 1936 Olympics
Par Daniel Brown. 2013
Traces the story of an American rowing team from the University of Washington that defeated elite rivals at Hitler's 1936…Berlin Olympics, sharing the experiences of their enigmatic coach, a visionary boat builder, and a homeless teen rower. Bestseller. 2013.
The bullpen gospels: major league dreams of a minor league veteran
Par Dirk Hayhurst. 2010
Pitcher Dirk Hayhurst is not a superstar, never even a 'Top Prospect', and in the game of baseball, if you…don't fit in either of those categories, it can almost be as if you don't exist. Hayhurst tackles this issue - the issue of labels and identity and the problems that come along with them - but also writes about seeing ballplayers as more than just numbers on the backs of jerseys, and about life, with baseball as the backdrop. Descriptions of sex, explicit strong language. Bestseller. 2010.
The big red horse: the story of Secretariat and the loyal groom who loved him
Par Lawrence Scanlan. 2007
On March 30, 1970, a wobbly foal named Secretariat was born on a farm in Virginia - but he was…no ordinary horse. He was bigger and more muscled than racehorses his age, and after a slow start and lots of training, he went on to compete for the biggest prize in racing - the Triple Crown. This is also the story of the one person who helped Secretariat the most - feeding him grain, bathing him, and chatting with him at dawn each day - his groom, Edward "Shorty" Sweat. Grades 5-8. 2007.
The Big M: the Frank Mahovlich story
Par Ted Mahovlich. 1999
Through interviews, anecdotes and photographs, Ted Mahovlich explores the life and career of his father, hockey legend Frank Mahovlich. He…follows his father's childhood and his early career in the old farm team system to his rise in the NHL and the World Hockey Association. 1999.
The 1997 Masters: my story
Par Lorne Rubenstein, Tiger Woods. 2017
In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until the…Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports. Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game's all-time greats. Bestseller. 2017.
Tessa and Scott: our journey from childhood dream to gold
Par Tessa Virtue, Scott Moir. 2010
Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir dazzled the world when they became the first Canadians - and first North Americans -…to win an Olympic gold medal in ice dancing in 2010. Here they share their inspiring story. 2010.
Terry Fox: his story
Par Leslie Scrivener. 1981
Sur la trace de Nives: récit
Par Erri De Luca, Danièle Valin, Nives Meroi. 2006
Erri De Luca accompagne la célèbre alpiniste italienne Nives Meroi dans l'une de ses expéditions himalayennes. Réfugiés sous la tente,…en pleine tempête, ils engagent une conversation à bâtons rompus. Dans ce lieu magique à la jonction entre le ciel et la terre, où la beauté des montagnes contraste avec la violence des conditions climatiques, les récits d'altitude de la jeune femme sont une trame où se tissent réflexions et souvenirs de l'auteur autour du métier d'écrire et de la Bible. 2006, c2005. Titre uniforme: Sulla traccia di Nives.
Tales of a curling hack
Par Douglas Maxwell. 2006
It was no surprise that Team Canada won the 2006 Winter Olympics gold medal in men's curling - as the…preeminent curling country, Canada has more curlers than the rest of the other 50-plus curling nations combined. For the past 50 years, Doug Maxwell has been right alongside the ice, as Canada's foremost observer and storyteller of the sport. His memoirs combine humour, tales never before told, and insights that help explain why curling has such a hold on Canadians. Some strong language. 2006.
Swimming to Antarctica: tales of a long-distance swimmer
Par Lynne Cox. 2004
At age sixteen, swimmer Lynne Cox achieved her lifetime goal of setting a new record for an English Channel swim.…So she set her goals higher, becoming the first to swim the Strait of Magellan, crossing the Cape of Good Hope and New Zealand's Cook Strait, and swimming the 38 degree waters of the Bering Strait - in just a swimsuit, cap and goggles. She even swam a mile in the iceberg-choked seas of the Antarctic. 2004.