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Game On: 10 Best Sports Books Ever Written

Rivalries, triumphs, and heartbreaks make these narratives sing.

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Summer of '49

Summer of '49

By David Halberstam

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The Fight

By Norman Mailer

best sports books

Seabiscuit

By Laura Hillenbrand

Ball Four

Ball Four

By Jim Bouton

best sports books

Paper Lion

By George Plimpton

best sports books

Unforgivable Blackness

By Geoffrey C. Ward

best sports books

Levels of the Game

By John McPhee

best sports books

Wonder Girl

By Don Van Natta Jr.

best sports books

The Boys of Winter

By Wayne Coffey

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

Soccer in Sun and Shadow

By Eduardo Galeano