Black and Blue, by Tom Adelman (Little, Brown) Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

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Black and Blue, by Tom Adelman (Little, Brown)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A look back at the 1966 World Series, in which the underdog Orioles swept the Dodgers."

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To Hate Like This Is to Be Happy Forever, by Will Blythe (HarperCollins)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover-to-Cover", April 2006)

"A sort of Iliad for the Duke-North Carolina college basketball rivalry, written by the former literary editor of Esquire."

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Jim Brown , by Mike Freeman (William Morrow)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healey and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", November 2006)

"Jim Brown was, in the eyes of this biographer, 'the greatest pure football player the sport has ever known'—not to mention a civil-rights activist, the first black action-movie star, and the unwitting quarry of a hyperactive FBI."

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The Blind Side, by Michael Lewis (Norton)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healey and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", November 2006)

"The author of Moneyball turns his analytical gaze to football, and the sequence of events by which the left offensive tackle—once an anonymous outpost for oafish fat kids—has become the second-highest-paid position in the NFL."

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Clemente, by David Maraniss (Simon & Schuster)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A life of the virtuous and doomed slugger."

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Man o' War, by Dorothy Ours (St. Martin's)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A biography of Seabiscuit's grandfather."

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Moving the Chains , by Charles P. Pierce (FSG)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", May 2006)

"A Boston-based sportswriter chronicles a season in the life of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady."

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They Played the Game, by Stephen Randall (M Press)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"A collection of Playboy interviews conducted with sports stars, including Hank Aaron, O. J. Simpson, and Brett Favre."

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves, by William C. Rhoden (Crown)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," July/August 2006)

"A New York Times sports columnist examines the plight of the modern black athlete."

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Ringside, by Budd Schulberg (Ivan R. Dee)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ( "Cover to Cover," December 2006)

"In this anthology of boxing reportage, the veteran novelist and screenwriter casts his eye on the sweet science, from Tom Molineaux and Tom Cribb's marathon thirty-nine-round bare-knuckle brawl in 1810 to the more recent exploits of Lennox Lewis and Floyd Mayweather Jr."

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Baseball, by George Vecsey (Modern Library)
Reviewed by Benjamin Healy and Benjamin Schwarz ("Cover to Cover", September 2006)

"Although the aromas of Cracker Jack and cut grass hang heavy over the proceedings, Vecsey stops just short of intolerable sentimentality and convincingly portrays the game's reliable monotony as a source of constancy and national comfort."

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