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LeBron James vs. the NBA: The Case for the NBA's Greatest Player

Brendan Bowers · Triumph Books
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Showcasing one of professional basketball's best players, this book spotlights the life and career of hardcourt superstar LeBron James. More than just a biography, it relates James' story while also establishing his prominent place in NBA history. By examining his skills and statistics...
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Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son

Paul Dickson · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Leo Durocher (1906-1991) was baseball's all-time leading cocky, flamboyant, and galvanizing character, casting a shadow across several eras, from the time of Babe Ruth to the Space Age Astrodome, from Prohibition through the Vietnam War. For more than forty years, he was at the forefront...
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Blitzed: Why NFL Teams Gamble on Starting Rookie Quarterbacks

Thomas George · Sports Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

In today's NFL, every team has a "win now" mentality. There's no time for rebuilding or down years. You need to compete each and every day, or else you're out; and that goes for the players, coaches, and front office. You either win today or you're gone tomorrow.Because...
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Ice Bowl '67: The Packers, the Cowboys, and the Game That Changed the NFL

Chuck Carlson · Sports Publishing
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

For those players who remain, the scars still run deep when it comes to the infamous "Ice Bowl," played December 31, 1967, between the Green Bay Packers and Dallas Cowboys.There are players even today who suffer the ravages of frostbite and lung damage from a game many of the players...
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The Next Valley Over: An Angler's Progress

Charles Gaines · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Acclaimed sporting and adventure writer Charles Gaines has spent much of his life on the water, around the world, fishing rod in hand, angling for trout, redfish, salmon, bonefish, bass, marlin, tuna, and practically everything else that swims. Just about any place where there's water...
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Golden: The Miraculous Rise of Steph Curry

Marcus Thompson · Touchstone
Pages: 259
Format: Hardcover

The incredible and inspiring story of Stephen Curry, the greatest shooter basketball has ever seen, and the ascension of the Golden State Warriors, a team on the verge of being an NBA dynasty, by long-time Warriors beat reporter and Bay Area News Group sports columnist Marcus Thompson.When...
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The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain

Tim Moore · Pegasus Books
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Tim Moore and a rickety metal steed are back together -- riding the entirety of the Iron Curtain, where history, mechanical failures, physical endurance, and humor come together for "the Bill Bryson on two wheels." Not content with tackling the Italian Alps or the route of the Tour...
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Dust Bowl Girls: A Team's Quest for Basketball Glory

Lydia Reeder · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance...
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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's

Jason Turbow · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

How the Oakland A's of the 1970s-a revolutionary band of brawling winners led by Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Sal Bando, and Rollie Fingers-won three straight championships and knocked baseball into the modern ageThe Oakland A's of the early 1970s were the most transformative...
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The 1997 Masters: My Story

Tiger Woods · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Large print book

To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course. In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't...
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Long Shot: The Struggles and Triumphs of an NBA Freedom Fighter

Craig Hodges · Haymarket Books
Pages: 220
Format: Print book

As a member of the 1992 world-champion Chicago Bulls, a dashiki-clad Hodges delivered a handwritten letter to President George H. W. Bush demanding that he do more to address racism and economic inequality. Hodges was also a vocal union activist, initiated a boycott against Nike, and spoke...
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Surfing with Sartre: An Aquatic Inquiry into a Life of Meaning

AARON JAMES · Doubleday
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Assholes: A Theory, a book that - in the tradition of Shopclass as Soulcraft, Barbarian Days and Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance - uses the experience and the ethos of surfing to explore key concepts in philosophy. The existentialist philosopher...
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Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary

ERNIE JR JOHNSON · BAKER Book House
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Ernie Johnson Jr. has been in the game a long time. With one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting, he is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary. Yet he knows that some of sports' greatest triumphs--and life's greatest rewards--come...
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The Quarterback Whisperer: How to Build an Elite NFL Quarterback

Bruce Arians · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

What is an elite NFL QB and what separates that player from the others? One answer is the coach they share. In the recent history of the biggest game on earth, one man is the common thread that connects several of the very best in the sport: Peyton Manning; Ben Roethlisberger; Andrew Luck;...
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Under the Lights and In the Dark: Untold Stories of Women's Soccer

Gwendolyn Oxenham · Icon Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In 2004, journalist and award-winning documentary maker Gwendolyn Oxenham played futebol feminino for Santos FC, Brazil. The team hitchhiked to practice, shared their field with a horse and wore hand-me- downs from the men's team. If this was Brazil, the mecca of futebol, what did the women's...
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