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Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football

John U. Bacon · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade - and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal - a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public...
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan · Penguin Books
Pages: 447
Format: Book

**Winner of the2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography** A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed" New Yorker "writer"Barbarian Days" is William Finnegan s memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates,...
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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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Concussion

Jeanne Marie Laskas · Random House Trade
Pages: 288
Format: Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence of America's...
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Pitch by Pitch: My View of One Unforgettable Game

Bob Gibson · Flatiron Books
Pages: 243
Format: Print book

Pitch by Pitch gets inside the head of Bob Gibson on October 2, 1968, when he took the mound for game one of the World Series against the Detroit Tigers and struck out a record seventeen batters. With the tension rising in the stadium, an uproarious crowd behind him, and the record for the most...
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The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse

Hal Bock · ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

The last time the Chicago Cubs played in the World Series, World War II had just ended. The last time they won a World Series, World War I had not yet begun. But from 1906-1910 the Cubs not only played in the World Series four of the five years, they won two World Championships, as well....
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The Chalmers Race: Ty Cobb, Napoleon Lajoie, and the Controversial 1910 Batting Title That Became a National Obsession

Rick Huhn · University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

In 1910 auto magnate Hugh Chalmers offered an automobile to the baseball player with the highest batting average that season. What followed was a batting race unlike any before or since, between the greatest but most despised hitter, Detroit’s Ty Cobb, and the American League’s...
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Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Bruce Weber · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011,...
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The Complete Guide to North American Fishing

Ken Schultz · Carlton Books
Format: Hardcover

The man ESPN calls "Mr. Fishing USA" shares his angling expertise in this gloriously illustrated exploration of fishing in North America. Former Field & Stream Fishing Editor Ken Schultz provides details on major saltwater and freshwater fish, analyzes all the latest equipment,...
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