What are the best books about sports?

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    #1How Soccer Explains the World

    How Soccer Explains the World

    How Soccer Explains the World:  An Unlikely Theory of Globalization is a study book by Franklin Foer. It was released in July 2005. It became one of Sports Illustrated's Most Influential Sports Books of the Decade.


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    Madison Crawford
    Written on May 10, 2018
    "Great read that helps to understand quite a few different cultures all while using soccer to tell a story. Well written, fun, and very different. I recommend this not only to learn about soccer, but life too. "
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    #2Vanishing Act

    Vanishing Act

    Vanishing Act: Mystery at the U.S. Open is the second book in John Feinstein's thrilling mystery and sports fiction series for young adults, the Sports Beat series. It was released in 2007. It is about teen writers looking for a missing tennis star.


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    Edward Cooper
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "This is an excellent middle-school level book! While it looks like it's all about tennis, it's really not. It's a who-done-it book! Fast read for higher readers and an excellent recommendation for reluctant readers!"
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    #3Last Shot (The Sports Beat)

    Last Shot (The Sports Beat)
    Last Shot: Mystery at the Final Four is the first book in John Ferstein's thrilling sports fiction series for young adults, the Sports Beat series. It was released in 2006 and is about an aspiring sports journalist trying to help a blackmailed athlete.

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    Billy Mendez
    Written on May 20, 2018
    "Sport is a very complicated industry when it comes to its competition and rewards. To a general audience it may seem simple and obvious day-to-day task that the athletes perform, but in reality that world is full of surprises, betrayals, uncertainties and anxiety that only one who has been through can understand. John Ferstein has done an incredible job in trying to depict and convey such non-commonalities to its reader. The book is full of intriguing aspect of sport that truly captivates the surprise. The irony and struggle to win is not always a straight path as it may seem, but function of many which needs to be incorporated to solve"
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    #4Goalkeeper in Charge

    Goalkeeper in Charge
    Goalkeeper in Charge is a sports fiction written by renowned sports author Matt Christopher. It was released in September 2002. It is about a young girl who loves to play soccer but is reluctant to play as the team's shot-stopper.

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    John Romero
    Written on May 19, 2018
    "You could have just imagine being in the spotlight I would like to get a lot more points out of that book but you know"
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    #5Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen

    Dairy Queen is a young adult football romance novel by Catherin Gilbert Murdock. It tells the story of D.J. Schwenk, who tries to balance her chores at her family's farm, her social life, and her duties at the football team.


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    Julia Carlson
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "Dairy Queen is very interesting. I had me stuck to the pages without putting the book down. I can't wait to read the rest of the books that Catherin Gilbert Murdock has written for this series. "
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    #6My Losing Season

    My Losing Season
    My Losing Season is a book written by Pat Conroy. My Losing Season was published on May 15, 2002 by Nan. A. Talese. My Losing Season was first published on January 1, 2002.

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    Samantha Brown
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "This is a good book, albeit one that needed a more forceful editor. Pat Conroy is a particularly emotional and effusive author who has a tendency to use superlatives about everything in his life"
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    Jerkbait is a fictional contemporary young adult novel written by Mia Siegert. This fictional contemporary young adult novel published on May 3, 2016 by Jolly Fish Press.


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    Lawrence Dean
    Written on May 15, 2018
    " the repetition...and the repetition...and the repetition. I'm convinced the author has a computer macro that she hits to insert one of her limited repertoire of facial expressions whenever she needs one. According to my Kindle search function, characters roll their eyes 41 times, Ana bites her lip 35 times, Christian's lips "quirk up" 16 times, Christian "cocks his head to one side" 17 times, characters "purse" their lips 15 times, and characters raise their eyebrows a whopping 50 times. Add to that 80 references to Ana's anthropomorphic "subconscious" (which also rolls its eyes and purses its lips, by the way), 58 references to Ana's "inner goddess," and 92 repetitions of Ana saying some form of "oh crap" (which, depending on the severity of the circumstances, can be intensified to "holy crap," "double crap," or the ultimate "triple crap"). And this is only part one of a trilogy..."
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    #8The Greatest Player Who Never Lived

    The Greatest Player Who Never Lived

    The Greatest Player Who Never Lived: A Golf Story is a thrilling suspense novel about golf written by J. Michael Veron. It was released in 2001. It is about law firm intern trying to unravel an old murder case related to the best golf player ever.


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    Brian Watson
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "when some of the best are kept secret, what if the world of pro and champion goflers also contain and hides one of its best champion. Thrilling, full of mystries story about golf and murder"
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    #9Cover-up (The Sports Beat)

    Cover-up (The Sports Beat)

    Cover-up: Mystery at the Super Bowl is the third book in the sports fiction series for young adults, the Sports Beat. It was written by bestselling author John Feinstein and was published in 2007. It is about a controversial group of linemen.


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    Jeffrey Gordon
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Mystery writers are always looking for an eye catching background or setting for their latest plot twists. This book uses the Super Bowl, one of the very biggest events in the entire world every year, as the setting for a very modern problem in sports. When one of the teams involved is concealing an extremely widespread steroid abuse scandal that's let them seize on field success, the stakes couldn't be higher. Two teenage sleuths know the truth, but can't prove it without proof. Will they ruin the big game, or let dishonesty rack up the score for the liars?"
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    #10Chasing a Dream

    Chasing a Dream

    Chasing a Dream is a sports novel written by C. J. Boerger. Published in 2012, it focuses on the journey of 33-year-old Charlie Becker, a promising baseball player who's stuck in the Minor Leagues.


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    Matthew Collins
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is a touching and informative story that kept me glued to the pages. The struggles in the book really related to things I am going through."
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    #11Playing For Pizza

    Playing For Pizza

    Playing For Pizza is a fiction book by John Grisham. It is about Rick Dockery, a washed out American quarterback who goes to Italy to become part of the Italian football team to redeem himself. It was published in 2007 by Doubleday.


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    Rachel Little
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "Playing For Pizza has to be one of the best books about sports that I have read over the years. This was a change of pace from the normal John Grisham books that I was used to but the story turned out to be better than expected."
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    #12Freshman Phenom

    Freshman Phenom

    Freshman Phenom is the first in The Will Stover Series written by C.E. Butler. This fiction novel is ideal for middle-grade readers. It narrates the story of a boy who has to lead a football team. This was originally published in 2014.


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    Keith Howard
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "Freshman Phenom is a book for kids, and it shows. I just couldn't get into it, as an adult. However, I would gladly recommend it to young and aspiring athletes with social anxiety."
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    #13Bliss, Remembered

    Bliss, Remembered
    Bliss, Remembered is a historical fiction book written by Frank Deford that features swimming as a sport. It was published on July 8, 2010 by The Overlook Press. Set in the 1936 Berlin Olympics, it follows the character of Sydney.

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Best What are the best books about sports
1How Soccer Explains the WorldBooks 29 Paid
2Vanishing ActBooks 26 Paid
3Last Shot (The Sports Beat)Books 24 Paid
4Goalkeeper in ChargeBooks 24 Paid
5Dairy QueenBooks 21 Paid
6My Losing SeasonBooks 20 Paid
7JerkbaitBooks 18 Paid
8The Greatest Player Who Never LivedBooks 17 Paid
9Cover-up (The Sports Beat)Books 13 Paid
10Chasing a DreamBooks 12 Paid

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