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Sports Book Of The Year 2013

Previous Winners

1989 to 2011

2012 - The Secret Race – Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France : Doping, Cover-ups,
and Winning at All Costs by Tyler Hamilton and Daniel Coyle

2011 - A Life Too Short : The Tragedy Of Robert Enke by Ronald Reng

2010 - Beware of the Dog : Rugby’s Hardman Reveals All by Brian Moore

2009 - Harold Larwood : The Authorized Biography of the World’s Fastest Bowler by Duncan Hamilton 

2008 - Coming Back to Me : The Autobiography by Marcus Trescothick 

2007 - Provided You Don't Kiss Me : 20 Years With Brian Clough by Duncan Hamilton 

2006 - Unforgivable Blackness : The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson by Geoffrey Ward

2005 - My Father and Other Working-Class Football Heroes by Gary Imlach

2004 - Basil D'Oliveira : Cricket and Controversy by Peter Oborne

2003 - Broken Dreams : Vanity, Greed and the Souring of British Football by Tom Bower

2002 - In Black and White : The Untold Story of Joe Louis and Jesse Owens by Donald McRae

2001 - Seabiscuit: The True Story of Three Men and a Racehorse by Laura Hillenbrand

2000 - It's Not About the Bike : My Journey Back to Life by Lance Armstrong 

1999 - A Social History of English Cricket by Derek Birley

1998 - Angry White Pyjamas: An Oxford Poet Trains with the Tokyo Riot Police by Robert Twigger

1997 - A Lot of Hard Yakka: Triumph and Torment - A County Cricketer's Life by Simon Hughes

1996 - Dark Trade: Lost in Boxing by Donald McRae

1995 - A Good Walk Spoiled : Days and Nights on the PGA Tour by John Feinstein 

1994 - Football Against the Enemy by Simon Kuper

1993 - Endless Winter : The Inside Story of the Rugby Revolution by Stephen Jones

1992 - Fever Pitch by Nick Hornby

1991 - Muhammad Ali : His Life and Times by Thomas Hauser

1990 - Rough Ride : Behind the Wheel with a Pro Cyclist by Paul Kimmage

1989 - True Blue : The Oxford Boat Race Mutiny by Daniel Topolski and Patrick Robinson .