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Alex: The Life of a Child
by Frank Deford
A father’s moving memoir of cystic fibrosis “captures a brave child’s legacy as well as the continuing fight against the genetic disease” ( The  New York Times ). In 1971 a girl named Alex was born with cystic fibrosis, a degenerative genetic lung disease. Although health-care innovations have improved the life span of CF...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs
Over Time: My Life As a Sportswriter
by Frank Deford
Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter is as unconventional and wide-ranging as Frank Deford’s remarkable career, in which he has chronicled the heroes and the characters of just about every sport in nearly every medium. Deford joined Sports Illustrated in 1962, fresh, and fresh out of Princeton. In 1990, he was Editor-in-Chief of...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors; Bestsellers
The Best of Frank Deford: I'm Just Getting Started...
by Frank Deford
Whether Frank Deford is the voice you hear on National Public Radio's Morning Edition or the name you see in the Newsweek byline, you are sure to be highly entertained with the irreverent musings of this much-acclaimed sports mind. Deford possesses a witty and poignant take on the world of athletics that has earned him a wealth of...
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Categories: All Sports & Outdoors
Big Bill Tilden: The Triumphs and the Tragedy (Hall of Fame Edition Book 2)
by Frank Deford
The classic biography of America’s first tennis star When he stepped onto the Wimbledon grass in 1920, Bill Tilden was poised to become the world’s greatest tennis star. Throughout the 1920s he dominated the sport, winning championship after championship with his trademark grace, power, and intelligence. He owned the game more...
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Categories: All Biographies & Memoirs; All Nonfiction; All Sex & Erotica; All Sports & Outdoors
The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and the New York Giants Created Modern Baseball
by Frank Deford
In The Old Ball Game, Frank Deford, NPR sports commentator and Sports Illustrated journalist retells the story of an unusual friendship between two towering figures in baseball history. At the turn of the twentieth century, Christy Mathewson was one of baseball's first superstars. Over six feet tall, clean cut, and college...
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Categories: All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
Everybody's All-american
by Frank Deford
Gavin Grey is everyone's All-American. A star running back at the University of North Carolina in the late 1950s, he graces the covers of Time and LIFE magazines and appears on the "Ed Sullivan Show." Everyone wants a piece of him or to be around him to bask in his glory, including his nephew Donny, who narrates the story and is...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Entitled: A Tale of Modern Baseball
by Frank Deford
"In men like Traveler and Alcazar we find the beating heart and struggling soul of baseball..." -Jeff MacGregor, Sports Illustrated ; author of Sunday Money Howie Traveler never made it as a player-his one major league hit and .091 batting average attest to that. He was cursed with that worst of professional maladies, the ill fortune...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature
The Spy in the Deuce Court
by Frank Deford
A globetrotting journalist goes on assignment for the Central Intelligence Agency As the world’s premier tennis journalist, Ronnie Ratajczak has a plush life. Like the professional players about whom he writes, he spends his life on the road, hopping from one glamorous locale to another and taking in the giddy atmosphere that...
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Categories: All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers; All Sex & Erotica
The Other Adonis: A Novel of Reincarnation
by Frank Deford
If true love can travel across time, can true evil be far behind? When the beautiful Dr. Nina Winston's patient Bucky Buckingham reveals his secret to her, she has to doubt him. Reincarnation? True love across four centuries? But Nina is fascinated and lets herself be drawn into the charming and vulnerable Bucky's tale and into his...
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Categories: All Contemporary Fiction & Literature; All Mystery, Crime & Thrillers
I'd Know That Voice Anywhere: My Favorite NPR Commentaries
by Frank Deford
Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports journalists in America. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel , these days, Deford is perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR’s “Morning Edition.” Since 1980, Deford has...
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Categories: All Humor; All Nonfiction; All Sports & Outdoors
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