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Off Course: Inside the Mad, Muddy World of Obstacle Course Racing

Erin Beresini · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

A?fun, funny, fist-pumping?romp through the thriving new fitness culture of obstacle course racing? Obstacle course racing is the fastest-growing sport in U.S. history. Every week, thousands of marathoners, CrossFitters, and casual weekend warriors shell out money to run through mud and fire,...
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The Total Outdoorsman Skills & Tools Manual

T. Edward Nickens · Weldon Owen
Format: Hardcover

What makes someone a total outdoorsman? It's a mix of know-how, enthusiasm, experience and having the right tools. In this follow-up to the top-selling Total Outdoorsman Manual author T. Edward Nickens returns with another 300 hints on how to get the most from your hunting, fishing,...
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Chase Your Shadow: The Trials of Oscar Pistorius

John Carlin · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of the rise and fall of South African Olympic and Gold Medal-winning Paralympic sprinter Oscar Pistorius, from his personal and athletic success to the murder charge that rocked the world and put both the man, and post-Apartheid South Africa, on trial.Oscar Pistorius...
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The Soccer Book

DK Publishing · DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

The Soccer Book illustrates every aspect of the sport in great detail, from the history of the game to how it's played - the rules, field of play, players, officials, clothing, and equipment. Eye-catching artwork and jargon-free text clearly explain every aspect of the game, such...
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Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War

Brian Curtis · Flatiron Books
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 1942 Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena to Durham, North Carolina, out of fear of Japanese attacks on the West Coast. It remains the only Rose Bowl game to ever be played outside of Pasadena. Duke University, led by legendary coach Wallace...
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Blue Ridge Parkway by Foot: A Park Ranger's Memoir

Tim Pegram · McFarland & Co.
Pages: 310
Format: Print book

One of the premier tourist attractions of the eastern United States, the Blue Ridge Parkway stretches from Shenandoah National Park in Virginia to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in western North Carolina. This volume relates the author's one-of-a-kind backpacking trip along the 469-mile...
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Walk off the Weight

Lucy Wyndham-Read · Meyer & Meyer Sport
Pages: 200
Format: Print book

Lose weight, tone up, and look younger in just three weeks. Walk yourself to the fittest and healthiest version of yourself. Walk off the Weight is a full 21-day plan, and has all the advice and guidance you need. Simply follow the exercise instructions and the eating plan on each day and you will...
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Let Me Be Frank: My Life at Virginia Tech

Frank Beamer · Triumph Books, 2013.
Pages: 293
Format: Print book

After 26 seasons as head football coach at Virginia Tech University, Frank Beamer is not only the longest tenured but also the winningest active coach of any major college program, and Let Me Be Frank contains his personal reflections on more than a quarter-century leading the Virginia...
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The Hall: A Celebration of Baseball's Greats: In Stories and Images, the Complete Roster of Inductees

The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum · Little, Brown
Pages: 624
Format: Hardcover

A deluxe baseball treasury unlike any other, complete with essays, photos, and player bios from The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum.Everyone dreams of Cooperstown. It's a hallowed name in baseball, for players as well as their fans. It's a house where legends live; it's...
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A Backpacker’s Guide to Making Every Ounce Count: Tips and Tricks for Every Hike

Steven Lowe · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

Packing Light was written by an avid outdoorsman, for those interested in knowing how a Gram Weenie thinks. If you are interested in lightening your pack a few ounces at a time, this book covers that very subject. Steven Lowe discusses how he used to pack for a trip and how he learned from...
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Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia: A Guide to the State's Best Waterfall Hikes

Andy Thompson · Falcon Guides; First edition
Format: Print book

Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia includes detailed hike descriptions, maps, and color photos for approximately 100 of the most scenic waterfall hikes in the area. Hike descriptions also include history, local trivia, and GPS coordinates. Hiking Waterfalls in Virginia will take you through...
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Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

TOM CALLAHAN · HARPERCOLLINS
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer.The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports:...
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