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Chadwick Boseman
Chadwick Boseman (4 Formats) ›
By Mia Johnson
Trade Paper Price 16.95

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ISBN 9781629378305

Published Nov 2020

Chadwick Boseman will forever be remembered as a sublime acting talent, infusing films like Black Panther, 42, and Get On Up with his trademark blend of charisma, vitality and vulnerability. His path to iconic status started quietly, a late bloomer by Hollywood standards. But Boseman rose to stardom with memorable roles including Jackie Robinson, James Brown, Thurgood Marshall, and of course King T'Challa, despite facing a private battle against colon cancer. This is a profound remembrance of an extraordinary life cut short, celebrating Boseman's brilliance on-screen as well as his rich existence as a generous friend, family member, and activist. Including nearly 100 full-color photographs, this commemorative book traces the actor's early days growing up in South Carolina, his string of impactful and historic movie roles, his commitment to elevating other storytellers as a producer, and the widespread impact of his artistry and unfathomable strength.
The Spencer Haywood Rule
The Spencer Haywood Rule (4 Formats) ›
By Marc J. Spears, By Gary Washburn
Cloth Price 28.00

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ISBN 9781629377766

Published Oct 2020

From picking cotton in rural Mississippi to the historic 1968 Olympics to ABA MVP to the battle with the NBA that would go all the way to the Supreme Court and change the league forever, Spencer Haywood's life has been a microcosm of 20th century sports and culture. One of the most dominant big men of his era, Haywood burst onto the international scene with a revelatory performance at the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City. Yet, while his basketball career was just beginning back in that summer of '68, it was only one notable moment in the extraordinary and fateful life of the big man from Silver City, Mississippi. Marc Spears of ESPN's The Undefeated and Gary Washburn of The Boston Globe tell the remarkable story of a man who was born into indentured servitude in rural Mississippi, and all of the unbelievable trials, tribulations, successes, failures, and redemptions that followed. Haywood would go on to be the ABA Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season, but his triumphs on the court are only part of the legend. His winding journey off the court saw him challenge the NBA's draft-entry rules and win at the Supreme Court level; run in New York City high-fashion circles in the mid-1970s with his then-wife, supermodel Iman; and bottom out with alcohol and drug addiction during the infancy of the Showtime Lakers dynasty. Spears and Washburn explore how Haywood's impact was felt throughout the NBA and in society at large—and still is to this day—culminating in Haywood's inspiring second act as an advocate for current and retired NBA players alike.
Rod Carew: One Tough Out
Rod Carew: One Tough Out (4 Formats) ›
By Rod Carew, By Jaime Aron
Cloth Price 26.95

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ISBN 9781629377643

Published May 2020

For a generation of American League baseball fans, Rod Carew was the definition of "batting champion." An insecure boy from Panama raised by a brutal father, Carew ascended to baseball stardom, tormenting pitchers with a smooth swing from a crouched stance and winning seven batting titles on his way to the Hall of Fame. It wasn't until he lost his beautiful 17-year-old daughter to an aggressive and rare form of leukemia that Carew had to re-gather himself and find new purpose outside of baseball. Then he was struck with a near-fatal heart attack and discovered that the heart transplant he received came from a 29-year-old pro football player whom he happened to have met years before. Now the parents of Konrad Reuland listen to their son's heart beating strong in Carew's chest, and Carew works to honor his daughter's wish that he "make a difference." Carew uses his own journey to show readers that regardless of what you may be facing–heart disease, cancer, divorce, an abusive relationship, premature retirement–you can persist and grow with the kind of grace, character, and determination that he learned to cultivate on the field and beyond.
The Legend of Kobe Bryant
The Legend of Kobe Bryant (4 Formats) ›
By Triumph Books
Trade Paper Price 12.95

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ISBN 9781629378510

Published Mar 2020

Kobe Bryant will forever be known as one of basketball's greatest superstars. Nicknamed "The Black Mamba," the Los Angeles Lakers legend left his mark on the game as a fierce competitor who lifted those around him and never settled for anything less than the best.  The Legend of Kobe Bryant contains essential facts and stories all basketball fans should know, plus inspiring quotes and brilliant photos. Learn about Kobe's early days bursting onto the NBA scene, his five NBA championships with the Lakers, his unforgettable 60-point final game, and his desire to share basketball with everyone.  
Ernie
Ernie ›
By Chicago Tribune
Price 14.95

Trade Paper

ISBN 9781629371702

Published Mar 2015

A tribute to Ernie Banks, regarded by some as one of the greatest baseball players of all timeChicago will never forget Ernie Banks's ever-present smile and trademark, "Let's play two." The Cubs' beloved #14 passed away on January 23, 2015 at the age of 83. The Chicago Cubs' first African American player was an 11-time All-Star and two-time National League Most Valuable Player. He finished with 512 home runs and had 1,636 RBIs, earning induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 1977. In this tribute to the legendary Cub that features nearly 100 images, Triumph Books partners with the Chicago Tribune to celebrate Banks's Chicago legacy and all that he meant to baseball fans in the city.