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What are the best sports books in the market?

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11:16 PM - 22 Oct 2014



It may be bad taste to mention the word Christmas, but sports books can be bought all year round, and with the release of the Roy Keane and Brian O'Driscoll autobiographies, I asked people on Twitter to select their favourite sports books.

I have compiled a list of 35 books, which are well worth checking out in your local bookshop or online.  Some I have read and can highly recommend. Others I haven't read but come highly recommended. 

Enjoy...

Soccer 

The Damned Utd - David Peace

Only A Game? The Diary of a Professional Footballer - Eamon Dunphy and Peter Ball 

A Life Too Short: The Tragedy of Robert Enke - Robert Reng 

Back from the Brink: The Autobiography - Paul McGrath 

My Father and Other Working Class Football Heroes - Gary Imlach 

The Miracle of Castel di Sangro: A Tale of Passion and Folly in the Heart of Italy - Joe McGinniss 

Fever Pitch - Nick Hornby 

Brilliant Orange - David Winner 

A Season with Verona - Tim Parks 

Rugby 

Engage: The Rise and Fall of Matt Hampson - Paul Kimmage 

Stand Up and Fight: When Munster Beat the All Blacks - Alan English 

GAA 

Kings of September: The Day Offaly Denied Kerry 5 in a Row - Michael Foley 

The Club - Christy O'Connor 

Hurling: The Revolution Years - Denis Walsh 

House of Pain: Through the Rooms of Mayo Football - Keith Duggan 

Working on a Dream: A Year on the Road with Waterford Footballers - Damian Lawlor 

Golf 

A Good Walk Spoiled: Days and Nights on the PGA Tour - John Feinstein 

The Greatest Game Ever Played: Harry Vardon, Francis Ouimet, and the Birth of Modern Golf - Mark Frost 

Four Iron in the Soul - Lawrence Donegan 

Boxing 

King of the World - Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero - David Remnick 

Four Kings: Leonard, Hagler, Hearns, Duran and the Last Great Era of Boxing - George Kimball 

Undisputed Truth - Mike Tyson and Larry Sloman 

The Sweet Science - A.J. Liebling 

The Fight - Norman Mailer 

Tennis 

Open: An Autobiography - Andre Agassi 

Cycling

Rough Ride - Paul Kimmage 

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France - Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle 

Horse Racing 

Seabiscuit: An American Legend - Laura Hillenbrand 

Basketball 

A Season on the Brink: A Year with Bob Knight and the Indiana Hoosiers - John Feinstein

Hanging from the Rafters: The Story of Neptune and the Golden Age of Irish Basketball - Kieran Shannon 

American Football 

Friday Night Lights: A Town, A Team and A Dream - H.G. Bissinger 

Boys will be Boys: The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty - Jeff Pearlman 

Baseball 

Ball Four - Jim Bouton 

The Boys of Summer - Roger Kahn

Cricket 

Beyond a Boundary - C L R James 



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