Shamrock (Kindle Edition)
From his fights inside the cage with Hall of Famers Dan Severn and Royce Gracie to his even more fearsome battles outside of it, the book Shamrock: The World’s Most Dangerous Man takes an in-depth look at one of the most fascinating men in all of the combat sports. In this book, acclaimed Bleacher Report sportswriter Jonathan Snowden offers a compelling and hard-hitting look at the factors that led to the rise and incredible fall of one of the mixed martial arts most enduring icons Ken Shamrock.
Through extensive research and more than 100 interviews, Snowden reveals a complicated man who, even when on top of the sports world, was planting the seeds of his eventual fall. These are the stories behind the headlines, a rare glimpse at what life is really like for a WWE Superstar and UFC Hall of Famer including the drugs, crime, and debauchery that almost cost Shamrock everything.
The Back Roads to March (Kindle Edition)
In The Back Roads to March, the#1 New York Times bestselling author John Feinstein has already taken readers into the inner circles of top college basketball programs in The Legends Club.
This time, Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball’s lesser-known Cinderella stories – the smaller programs that no one expects to win, who have no opportunity of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players to the NBA.
Feinstein tells the story of a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream of making it past their first or second-round games, rather than winning the NCAA tournament. Every once in a while, one of these players or coaches is plucked from obscurity to go on to play professionally or to lead a major team, cementing their status in these passionate fan bases as a legend. They are the gifted players who aren’t handled with kid gloves, they are hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else.