Biography & Autobiography

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    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]
    Swimming in the Daylight
    An American Student, a Soviet-Jewish Dissident, and the Gift of Hope
    By Lisa C. Paul
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    There is always some part of the world where human rights are trampled and oppression quashes the human spirit. In the 1980s, it was the Soviet Union. In Swimming in the Daylight, Lisa Paul, a Catholic-American student living in Moscow in the early ’80s, details how she grew to understand the perverse... [READ MORE]
    Reluctant Hero
    A 9/11 Survivor Speaks Out About That Unthinkable Day, What He's Learned, How He's Struggled, and What No One Should Ever Forget
    By Michael Benfante, By Dave Hollander
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On Tuesday, September 11, 2001, Michael Benfante went to work, just like he had day after day, at his office on eighty-first floor in the World Trade Center North Tower. Moments after the first plane struck, just twelve floors above him, Benfante organized his terrified employees, getting them out the... [READ MORE]
    Iron Heart
    The True Story of How I Came Back from the Dead
    By Brian Boyle, By Bill Katovsky
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    On the way home from swim practice, eighteen-year-old athlete Brian Boyle’s future changed in an instant when a dump truck plowed into his Camaro. He was airlifted to a shock-trauma hospital. He had lost sixty percent of his blood, his heart had moved across his chest, and his organs and pelvis were... [READ MORE]
    An Autobiography of Davy Crockett
    Edited by Stephen Brennan
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Based in part on Davy Crockett’s own writings, this is the true story about one of America’s most iconic historical figures. From his days as a scout for Andrew Jackson during the war of 1812, his time as a Congressman for the state of Tennessee, and his eventual death at the Alamo, Davy Crockett led... [READ MORE]
    Why Planes Crash
    An Accident Investigator’s Fight for Safe Skies
    By David Soucie, By Ozzie Cheek
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Boarding an airplane strikes at least a small sense of fear into most people. Even though we all have heard that the odds of being struck by lightning are greater than the odds of perishing in a plane crash, it still doesn't feel that way. Airplane crashes might be rare, but they do happen, and they’re... [READ MORE]
    Ibn Saud
    The Desert Warrior Who Created the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
    By Barbara Bray, By Michael Darlow
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Ibn Saud grew to manhood living the harsh traditional life of the desert nomad, a life that had changed little since the days of Abraham. Equipped with immense physical courage, he fought and won, often with weapons and tactics not unlike those employed by the ancient Assyrians, a series of astonishing... [READ MORE]
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