New Release Books by Peter Golenbock

Peter Golenbock is the author of George (2009), American Prince (2009), Idiot (2005), Thunder and Lightning (2005), The Superstar Hitter's Bible (1998) and other 73 books.

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George

release date: Apr 13, 2009
George
The biography of one of the most controversial figures in sports: New York Yankees owner George Steinbrenner For 34 years, he berated his players and tormented Yankees managers and employees. He played fast and loose with the rules, and twice could have gone to jail. He was banned from baseball for life—but was allowed back in the game. Yet George Steinbrenner also built the New York Yankees from a mediocre team into the greatest sports franchise in America. The Yankees won ten pennants and six World Series during his tenure. Now acclaimed sportswriter and New York Times bestselling author Peter Golenbock tells the fascinating story of "The Boss," from his Midwestern childhood through his decades-long ownership of the Yankees–the longest in the team's history. Draws on more than a hundred interviews with those who have known George Steinbrenner throughout his life to tell the complete story of "The Boss" and his long tenure as owner of the New York Yankees Gets inside Steinbrenner’s countless manager hirings and firings, from Billy Martin to Joe Torre; the legendary feuds and hard feelings involving famous figures such as Yogi Berra and Dave Winfield; and the ever-spiraling players' salaries Covers the astute business deals that transformed the Yankees from a $10 million franchise into a powerhouse worth over $1 billion today Written by Peter Golenbock, one of the nation's best-known sports authors and the author of five New York Times bestsellers, including Number 1 with Billy Martin and The Bronx Zoo with Sparky Lyle Packed with drama, insight, and fascinating front-office details, George is essential reading for baseball fans and anyone who loves a terrific story well told.

American Prince

release date: Jan 01, 2009
American Prince
He has appeared in over a hundred films. Elvis copied his looks. The Beatles put him on the cover of Sgt. Pepper. Tony Curtis is without question a Hollywood legend and part of its Golden Age. In American Prince he tells the whole story, from his hard-knock childhood growing up in the Bronx to his wild days as a Hollywood playboy, his destructive drug addiction and his life now as an artist in his eighties. He talks frankly about the people he has known during his long and illustrious career, from the studio owners and directors to his famous friends, such as Jack Lemmon, Cary Grant and James Dean, and the women in his life, including Janet Leigh and Natalie Wood.Forthright and enthralling, and sparing no detail and no ego, American Prince is the true record of a life lived to the full.

Idiot

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Idiot
The post-season leadoff hitter for the 2004 Boston Red Sox describes growing up and his life in baseball, and provides a personal account of the 2004 championship season.

Thunder and Lightning

release date: Sep 01, 2005
Thunder and Lightning
Esposito describes his life as a hockey player, including details about his career, memories of playing with Hall of Famers, and his role as commentator, coach, general manager, and founder-part-owner of the Tampa Bay Lightning.

The Superstar Hitter's Bible

release date: Jan 01, 1998
The Superstar Hitter's Bible
Offers advice on mastering the physical and mental aspects of hitting, focusing on grip, stance, balance, and mental preparation, with an overview on hitting from star baseball players

The Bronx Zoo

release date: Jan 01, 2005
The Bronx Zoo
The acclaimed relief pitcher shares his frequently bitter memories of the Yankees' championship 1978 season, one marred by various feuds and much infighting, alternating with irreverent anecdotes about his eccentric superstar teammates, managers, and owners. Reprint.

Landry's Boys

release date: Jan 01, 2005
Landry's Boys
Chronicling an unforgettable era in sports history, an oral hstory of the Dallas Cowboys during the reign of Tom Landry offers a colorful portrait of America's Team, its players, triumphs and defeats, off-field controversies, and more during the Landry's twenty-nine years with the Cowboy organization.

NASCAR Confidential

release date: Jan 01, 2004
NASCAR Confidential
The heart and soul of NASCAR is bared in this collection of stories from people intimately involved in stock car racing. Best-selling author Peter Golenbock interviewed a wide range of known and not-so-well-known players in the NASCAR game, ranging from the feisty female racer from the 1950s, Louise Smith, to the legendary champion Fred Lorenzen and announcer Benny Parsons. Golenbock draws incredible stories from these people, and has assembled a collection of stories that tells the tale of not only NASCAR's transformation from a regional backwater sport to an empire, but also brings to light new twists on the most dramatic stories of the sport. Golenbock's interviews pull out the human side of the men and women of racing, offering an intimate glimpse of life on and off the track.

American Zoom

release date: Jan 01, 1994
American Zoom
An exploration of the history, development, marketing, and appeal of American stock car racing traces the sport's evolution from moonshine runners all the way to today's multimillion dollar racing circuit, profiling some of the sport's great personalities. Original.

Barry Halper Collection of Baseball Memorabilia

release date: Mar 01, 2000
Barry Halper Collection of Baseball Memorabilia
This deluxe set of three volumes in a slipcase includes more than 1,500 photos of baseball memorabilia sold last year at Sotheby's--the Barry Halper Collection. The finest, rarest mementos from every era of baseball are individually described with a wealth of anecdotes and historical information.

The Last Lap

release date: Oct 29, 2001
The Last Lap
Stock car racing is not only the most popular sport in the country, but it's also among the most dangerous, as well. Traveling at speeds of over 200 miles per hour, drivers risk their lives every time they take the wheel. To be competitive, drivers must feel invincible. The best of them did, and lived life -- on the racetrack -- to the fullest. Their zest for life and for racing is celebrated in this powerful book. In The Last Lap, updated edition, best-selling author Peter Golenbock talks to racers past and present, crewmembers, and families of the legendary drivers who have passed on give us behind-the-scenes stories of NASCAR's unique heroes. Among those sharing their stories are racing legends David Pearson, Buddy Baker, Tim Flock, Marvin Panch, thefamilies of the late Curtis Turner, the Myers brothers, Tiny Lund, Bobby Isaac, Alan Kulwicki, and Davey and Clifford Allison.

The Forever Boys

release date: Jan 01, 1991
The Forever Boys
Former major league baseball players, now members of a Florida league for older players, speak about their experiences in the major leagues and the final days of their professional careers

Wrigleyville

release date: Jan 01, 1999
Wrigleyville
For celebrated sportwriter Peter Golenbock, Wrigleyville is a symbol of America's fidelity to its greatest sport. As he did with classics of sports literature, Bums (a history of the Brooklyn Dodgers) and Dynasty (a history of the New York Yankees), Golenbock turns to a team that has won and broken the hearts of generations of fans; the Chicago Cubs. Utilizing dozens of personal interviews with players, coaches, fans, sportswriters, and clubhouse personnel, as well as out-of-print memiors by nineteeth-century players, Peter Golenbock has created a perfect gift for every baseball fan: a book that entertains, warms the heart, and touches the soul. This updated edition includes material from the team's past five years, such as Harry Caray's death, the magical seasons of Sammy Sosa and Kerry Wood, and the Cubs' 1998 playoff dive.

Personal Fouls

release date: Oct 01, 1990
Personal Fouls
Reveals the human toll behind the fast-paced, big-money world of major college athletics, focusing on North Carolina State University's renowned basketball team and its former coach, Jim Valvano

The Spirit of St. Louis

release date: Feb 01, 2000
The Spirit of St. Louis
Chronicles the history of professional baseball in St. Louis, beginning in 1874 up to the present day.

Teammates

release date: Jan 01, 1990
Teammates
Golenbock describes the racial prejudice experienced by Jackie Robinson when he joined the Brooklyn Dodgers and became the first black player in Major League baseball and depicts the acceptance and support he received from his white teammate Pee Wee Reese.

Between Each Line of Pain and Glory

release date: Jan 01, 2000
Between Each Line of Pain and Glory
A premier racer in NASCAR history drives his way into readers' hearts with an inside story of his amazing recovery after a 1994 crash, his strong opinions of the racing world today, and a candid account of his personal life. of photos.

No Fear: Ernie Irvan

release date: Feb 24, 1999
No Fear: Ernie Irvan
A premier racer in NASCAR history drives his way into readers' hearts with an inside story of his amazing recovery after a 1994 crash, his strong opinions of the racing world today, and a candid account of his personal life. of photos.

Bats

release date: Apr 01, 1987
Bats
The manager of the New York Mets discusses the setbacks and triumphs of the 1985 season and candidly reveals his opinions of the state of the game, umpires, opposing players, other managers, and the press

Balls

release date: Jan 01, 1985
Balls
A candid, behind-the-scenes look at the New York Yankees by the team's outspoken third baseman offers an irreverant chronicle of the crucial 1983 season--profiles of George Steinbrenner, Billy Martin, and fellow team members--and anecdotes about the baseb

Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes

release date: Jan 01, 1997
Cowboys Have Always Been My Heroes
Many legendary players and coaches, including Roger Staubach, Tom Landry, Pete Gent, and Bob Hayes, share the story of this famous football team, which has won five Super Bowls and more games than any other team in NFL history.

Pete Rose on Hitting

release date: Jan 01, 1985
Pete Rose on Hitting
From one of baseball's leading hitters comes an instructional guide covering the basic techniques, psychology, strategies of hitting a baseball, as well as personal anecdotes about such renowned baseball players as Johnny Bench, Willie Mays, Bob Gibson, C

Dynasty

release date: Jan 01, 2014
Dynasty
This first book by best-selling author Peter Golenbock is the inside story of the legendary Yankee teams of the Mantle/Berra/Ford/Stengel era, which appeared in an amazing 14 of 16 World Series, winning nine of them. Each season is brought back to life in colorful detail through the memories and reflections of the players--great and ordinary--of those championship teams. From the Casey Stengel's arrival, which shocked the team's demanding fans and the New York media, to the even more shocking five consecutive world series titles that followed; through the classic mid-fifties clashes with the Dodgers, plus two versus Henry Aaron and the Braves; to the arrival of Ralph Houk, loved by some, but not all, especially when he took over as GM and was no longer the players' best friend, and those last pennants and difficult World Series. The result of more than two years of research and more than 90 interviews, Dynasty is unlikely ever to be surpassed as a Yankees history for its thoroughness and insight, nor especially for its humor and humanity. Peter Golenbock is one of the true masters of the oral history, and Dynasty is a genuine tour-de-force. A must-read for all Yankee fans.

Guidry

Guidry
The star Yankee pitcher recounts his determined fight to move from the minors to big-league play, his apparent failure, the strength he received from his family and his Cajun background, and his subsequent grand, record-breaking success

Wild, High and Tight

release date: Jan 01, 1994
Wild, High and Tight
A popular sportswriter chronicles the explosive and extraordinary career of high-living baseball legend Billy Martin, a controversial and tormented figure blessed with many talents but cursed with psychological demons. 50,000 first printing.
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