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Peter King is an American sportswriter. He wrote for Sports Illustrated from 1989 to 2018, including the weekly multiple-page column Monday Morning Quarterback. He is the author of five books, including Inside the Helmet. He has been named National Sportswriter of the Year three times
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The Bona Fide Legend of Cool Papa Bell
Lonnie Wheeler - Feb 09, 2021
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The first full biography of the star Negro Leaguer and Hall of Famer   James “Cool Papa” Bell (1903–1991) was a legend in black baseball, a lightning fast switch hitter elected to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1974. Bell’s speed was extraordinary; as Satchel Paige famously quipped, he was so fast he could fl ip a light switch and be in bed be...
Peter King
Feb 28, 2021
Attaway, Tim. Lonnie's the best. So glad there's one last book to celebrate his greatness.      source
Know My Name
A Memoir
Chanel Miller - Sep 24, 2019
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The riveting, powerful memoir of the woman whose statement to Brock Turner gave voice to millions of survivors. She was known to the world as Emily Doe when she stunned millions with a letter. Brock Turner had been sentenced to just six months in county jail after he was found sexually assaulting her on Stanford's campus. Her victim impact statemen...
Peter King
Jun 08, 2020
Please save some reading time for my review of “Know My Name” and interview with author Chanel Miller. One of the most impactful books I have read.      source
The Body
A Guide for Occupants
Bill Bryson - Jan 26, 2021 (first published in 2019)
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Bill Bryson, bestselling author of A Short History of Nearly Everything, takes us on a head-to-toe tour of the marvel that is the human body--with a new afterword for the Vintage paperback....
Peter King
Jun 01, 2020
Fathers Day book recommendations: -“Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller. (Powerful account of Stanford rape case.) -“The Boy From the Woods,” by Harlan Coben. -“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. -“The Hot Hand: The mystery and science of streaks,” by Ben Cohen.      source
The Boy from the Woods
Harlan Coben - Mar 17, 2020
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In the shocking new thriller from the #1 New York Times bestselling author of Run Away, a man whose past is shrouded in mystery must find a missing teenage girl before her disappearance brings about disastrous consequences for her community . . . and the world.The man known as Wilde is a mystery to everyone, including himself. Decades ago, he was f...
Peter King
Jun 01, 2020
Fathers Day book recommendations: -“Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller. (Powerful account of Stanford rape case.) -“The Boy From the Woods,” by Harlan Coben. -“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. -“The Hot Hand: The mystery and science of streaks,” by Ben Cohen.      source
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Rob Delaney
The Hot Hand
The Mystery and Science of Streaks
Ben Cohen - Mar 10, 2020
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A brilliant and buoyant investigation into the existence (or not) of streaks, from a rising star at the Wall Street Journal.For decades, statisticians, social scientists, psychologists, and economists (among them Nobel Prize winners) have spent massive amounts of precious time thinking about whether streaks actually exist. After all, a substantial ...
Peter King
Jun 01, 2020
Fathers Day book recommendations: -“Know My Name,” by Chanel Miller. (Powerful account of Stanford rape case.) -“The Boy From the Woods,” by Harlan Coben. -“The Body: A Guide for Occupants,” by Bill Bryson. -“The Hot Hand: The mystery and science of streaks,” by Ben Cohen.      source
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Alexis Ohanian
Ball Four
The Final Pitch
Jim Bouton - Apr 01, 2014 (first published in 1970)
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The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with a new prologue by Jim Bouton When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to ...
Peter King
Jul 11, 2019
RIP Jim Bouton, author of “Ball Four,” the greatest sports book of all time.      source
The Rooster Bar
A Novel
John Grisham - Jun 19, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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#1 New York Times bestselling author John Grisham's newest legal thriller takes you inside a law firm that's on shaky ground."[A] buoyant, mischievous thriller . . . Grisham writes in such an inventive spirit. . . . A treat."--Janet Maslin, The New York Times Mark, Todd, and Zola came to law school to change the world, to make it a better place. ...
Peter King
Jun 16, 2018
My 5 picks: 1 “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman 2 “Bobby Kennedy,” by Chris Matthews 3 “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann 4 “The Rooster Bar,” by John Grisham 5 "Tiger Woods,” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian      source
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Bobby Kennedy
A Raging Spirit
Chris Matthews - Oct 31, 2017
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A revealing new portrait of Robert F. Kennedy that gets closer to the man than any book before, by bestselling author Chris Matthews, an esteemed Kennedy expert and anchor of MSNBC’s Hardball.With his bestselling biography Jack Kennedy, Chris Matthews shared a new look of one of America’s most beloved Presidents and the patriotic spirit that define...
Peter King
Jun 16, 2018
My 5 picks: 1 “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman 2 “Bobby Kennedy,” by Chris Matthews 3 “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann 4 “The Rooster Bar,” by John Grisham 5 "Tiger Woods,” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian      source
Tiger Woods
Jeff Benedict - Apr 02, 2019
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The #1 New York Times bestseller based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—this “comprehensive, propulsive…and unsparing” (The New Yorker) biography is “an ambitious 360-degree portrait of golf’s most scrutinized figure…brimming with revealing details” (Golf Digest).In 2009, Tiger W...
Peter King
Jun 12, 2018
Fathers Day book 5 “Tiger Woods,” by Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian. If I taught a reporting class, I’d make young students read this. How could our most written-about athlete have so many skeletons, so much we didn't know? Take a bow, Benedict and Keteyian. This book is great.      source
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Killers of the Flower Moon
Oil, Money, Murder and the Birth of the FBI
David Grann - Jan 01, 2018 (first published in 2017)
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In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Indian Nation in Oklahoma. After oil was discovered beneath their land, the Osage rode in chauffeured automobiles, built mansions, and sent their children to study in Europe.Then, one by one, they began to be killed off. One Osage woman, Mollie Burkhart, watched as h...
Peter King
Jun 12, 2018
Fathers Day book 3 “Killers of the Flower Moon,” by David Grann A spellbinding tale of brazen multiple Native American murders on Osage land in Oklahoma 90-plus years ago. Tremendously researched. I can’t recommend the history and the gripping murder story enough. Read this.      source
Beartown
A Novel
Fredrik Backman - Feb 06, 2018 (first published in 2016)
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The #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Man Called Ove returns with Beartownan instant New York Times bestsellerabout a forgotten town fractured by scandal, and the amateur hockey team that might just change everything.People say Beartown is finished. A tiny community nestled deep in the forest, it is slowly losing ground to the ever encroach...
Peter King
Jun 12, 2018
Fathers Day Book 1: “Beartown,” by Fredrik Backman. Terrific, disturbing speed-read about hockey’s grip on a small Swedish town, and how the addiction to the game warps good people. Sports are fun. Sports are not life. Great lessons here. Could not put this book down.      source
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