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Federer and Me: A Story of Obsession

William Skidelsky · Atria Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In this wildly entertaining and informative memoir reminiscent of Nick Hornby's Fever Pitch - but set in the world of tennis - one man recounts his all-consuming obsession with Roger Federer and delves into the fascinating history of professional sports and fandom.For much of the past...
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Find a Way

Diana Nyad · Knopf
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

Hillary Clinton said that Find a Way would stay with her through the general election: "When you're facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfishes. And nearly anything else seems doable in comparison."...
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Not Without Hope

Nick Schuyler · William Morrow; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Not Without Hope is the true story of the headline-making tragedy that took the lives of three football players: NFL stars Marquis Cooper and Corey Smith, and Will Bleakley from the University of South Florida. Told by the sole survivor of the ill-fated fishing trip, Nick Schuyler, with...
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Red and Me: My Coach, My Lifelong Friend

Bill Russell · Harper; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

"Bill Russell was the greatest team basketball player ever ... .[He] has produced a moving tribute to his friend and, in a larger sense, to friendship." - Booklist In Red and Me, Boston Celtics basketball legend Bill Russell pays homage to his mentor and coach, the inimitable...
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Johnson/Evinrude Outboards, 1-2 Cylinders, 1956-70 (Seloc Marine Tune-Up and Repair Manuals)

Seloc · Delmar Cengage Learning; 1 edition
Pages: 430
Format: Paperback

SELOC Marine maintenance and repair manuals offer the most comprehensive, authoritative information available for outboard, inboard, stern-drive and diesel engines, as well as personal watercraft. SELOC has been the leading source of how-to information for the marine industry since 1974....
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Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.
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When the Game Was Ours

Larry Bird · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From the moment these two players took the court on opposing sides, they engaged in a fierce physical and psychological battle. Their uncommonly competitive relationship came to symbolize the most compelling rivalry in the NBA. These were the basketball epics of the 1980s--Celtics vs Lakers,...
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The Modern Survival Manual: Surviving the Economic Collapse

Fernando Aguirre · Fernando Aguirre
Pages: 254
Format: Paperback

The Modern Survival Manual is based on first hand experience of the 2001 Economic Collapse in Argentina. In it you will find a variety of subjects that the author considers essential if a person wants to be prepared for tougher times: -How to prepare your family, yourself, your home and your...
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Catch a Star: Shining through Adversity to Become a Champion

Tamika Catchings · Flemming H Revell
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

When all she wanted was to fit in, Tamika Catchings stood out and felt left out, never knowing one day she'd stand out--as a basketball superstar and an inspiration. She faced being set apart by her hearing loss, separated from family, living up to high expectations, and the pain and discouragement...
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Sweet Thunder: The Life and Times of Sugar Ray Robinson

Wil Haygood · Knopf; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the critically acclaimed In Black and White The Life of Sammy Davis, Jr., comes another illuminating socio-historical narrative of the twentieth century, this one spun around one of the most iconic figures of the fight game, Sugar Ray Robinson.Continuing to set himself...
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Basic Kayaking: All the Skills and Gear You Need to Get Started

Jon Rounds

2005 National Outdoor Book Award WinnerA fully illustrated introduction to river kayaking with a full-color gear guide plus chapters on river safety and reading the waterStep-by-step instruction on essential techniques, including all major strokes and rollsThis newest title in
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