Books about sport always have something with in. When we hear about people who are able to give up everything and focus on one discipline of sport we are curious how they can do it. The best idea is to read books about them or about sports they practice. We created this list of the best books about sports for people who want to know more and want to learn something.
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I.Muhammad Ali: His Life and Times
Author: Thomas Hauser
Muhammad Ali step in on the world stage as winner of the gold medal at the Olympic games in Rome. His fights become legendary – two fights with Sonny Liston, after which he proclaimed himself “the greatest,” three epic wars against Joe Frazier, eventually stunning victory over geographical Foreman in Zaire. Thanks to great directness and honesty, this athlete was popular in the press, among politicians and powerful people of this world. Every box fan must read this book.
Author: Andre Agassi
One of the most admired athletes in history – Andre Agassi – From early childhood he hated tennis. Prompted to play he not resigned to constant pressure even when he reached the top. He told about it in excellent autobiography, describing in it his life as a tennis player – balancing between self-destruction and perfectionism. Lonely, scared boy throws school in the 9-grade and rebels. When at age of sixteen goes pro, he changes world of tennis and becomes a favorite of the public and the media after winning Wimbledon in 1992.
III. The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France
Author: Daniel Coyle, Tyler Hamilton
The Secret Race is an explosive story that shocked the sports world. It is a courageous testimony of Tyler Hamilton, the most trusted lieutenant of Lance Armstrong and former number one among the riders. Hamilton spent ten years at the center of the cycling life, from amateur to the pro. He become a key witness in one of the biggest doping scandals in the history of the sport.
IV. I Think Therefore I Play
Author: Andrea Pirlo
This book is a masterpiece. Brutally honest, provocative, funny and touching. Written with incredible erudition and exceptional sense of self-irony. Fascinating memories, thousands of anecdotes and shameful secrets colleagues from the locker room.
V.Born to Run
Author: Christopher McDougall
Author is a war journalist and at age of 40 years starts to run. Unfortunately he is having problems with injuries. Sent to Mexico finds out by accident about the Tarahumara tribe. Indians, also called Rarámuri (running people) who live far away from civilization in a deeply hidden canyon and can run over several hundred miles. It is significant that the injuries almost did not happen to them. The author learns the Tarahumara secrets, presents the greatest runners and takes part in grueling race.
VI. Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story
Author: Arnold Schwarzenegger
VII. Finding Ultra: Rejecting Middle Age, Becoming One of the World’s Fittest Men, and Discovering Myself
Author: Rich Roll
A heart attack… This is how Rich Rolla should end his life if not the fact that he decide to cheat the death and go another way. Plant-based diet instead of fast-food and meat, daily exercises in place of stillness lazy changed this man into middle-aged running machine.
After half-year of preparation Roll reached the finish line at the Ultra man – 515 KM – Swimming, cycling and running. This book presents his story.
VIII. My Life: Queen of the Court
Author: Serena Williams
Serena Williams, currently one of the most prominent tennis player. She won all the major titles in her discipline. She started to play as a little girl at a public court with her father. The racket was almost as big as she was, but this was not discourage her. Tennis was her first big challenge she had to meet in life.