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Books are a source of information and inspiration for student-athletes seeking new ways to improve their performance. Instructional books help athletes learn sport-specific skills and strategies; proper methods for improving strength, speed and power; and other aspects, such as mental training, injury rehabilitation and team building. Both fiction and non-fiction books, whether in print or electronic form, offer inspiring stories about the best athletes, teams and events in the history of sports. Find books that interest you and that will help you improve your athletic performance.

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13 Things an Athlete Will Learn from Tim Grover's 'Relentless: From Good to Great to Unstoppable'

Tim Grover training Dwyane Wade Tim Grover builds NBA legends. Among his clients are three of the best basketball players to ever set foot on the ...

Nate Jackson's Book Offers Candid Look at Survival in the NFL

Released this week: Slow Getting Up: A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile, a new book by former NFL player Nate Jackson. For fans fa...

Meek Mill to Release Debut Novel, 'Tony's Story'

Meek Mill will release his debut novel, Tony's Story, on May 1. It will be available in both paperback and e-book format. The novel follows the...

Lil Wayne's Memoir "Gone Til November" to Hit Shelves In May

Initially slated for release in November, Lil Wayne's memoir, Gone Till November, will instead hit bookstores in May 2013. The 288-page memoir ...

Read This: "The All-Pro Diet" by Tony Gonzalez

Professional football player Tony Gonzalez has authored The All-Pro Diet, which claims to "help you gain the strength, stamina, and energy of a p...

ESPN and Marvel Comics Join Up For LeBron James Comic Book

ESPN The Magazine and Marvel Comics have teamed up to create a LeBron James comic book. The project—entitled LeBron: King of the Rings—narrates...

STACK Reads: "The Winning Point: How to Master the Mindset of Champions"

In an athletic competition, the smallest misstep or hesitation could be the difference between a win and a loss. Great athletes dominate because t...

"Swimming Studies" Gives Swimmers New Meaning

Leanne Shapton's memoir, Swimming Studies, explores the persistent inequity between swimming and other sports. Like many other swimmers, Shapton fe...

STACK Approved: "Triphasic Training: A Systematic Approach to Elite Speed and Explosive Strength Performance"

Improving an athlete's performance on the field is the ultimate goal of every strength coach. Although there are many effective training programs, som...

Neil Gaiman Announces New "Sandman" Graphic Novel

Vertigo Comics treated Neil Gaiman fans to an unexpected surprise at the 2012 Comic-Con: Gaiman will re-start his cult sensation comic book series, ...