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Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight

Matt Higgins · Tantor; Unabridged CD edition
Format: Audio CD

PEN / ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing (2015 LONGLIST) "[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets." --Daily Beast "Matt Higgins...
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Porque el fútbol importa

Pelé · Celebra
Format: Print book

Fútbol. Balompié. El juego bonito. El deporte más popular del mundo tiene muchos nombres pero, por muchas décadas, los aficionados han estado de acuerdo en una cosa: el mayor jugador de todos los tiempos fue Pelé. Ahora, la estrella legendaria, embajador y personaje...
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Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

Becky Wade · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia - 9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running - investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing...
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The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal And John Roseboro Turned Baseball's Ugliest Brawl Into A Story Of Forgiveness And Redemption

John Rosengren · Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press,
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

One Sunday afternoon in August 1965, on a day when baseball's most storied rivals, the Giants and Dodgers, vied for the pennant, the national pastime reflected the tensions in society and nearly sullied two men forever. Juan Marichal, a Dominican anxious about his family's safety...
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Ping-Pong Diplomacy: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

Nicholas Griffin · Scribner
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente - achieved not by politicians but by Ping-Pong players. The Western press delighted in the absurdity of the moment...
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The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration: Basic Techniques, Maintenance, and Repair

Thomas Larsson · Skyhorse Publication
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

An excellent manual for embarking on a wooden boat restoration project.The Big Book of Wooden Boat Restoration is the perfect introduction or reference guide for both novice and experienced wooden boat enthusiasts. Author Thomas Larsson, one of Sweden's most experienced and premier...
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Carnival in Louisiana: Celebrating Mardi Gras from the French Quarter to the Red River

Brian J Costello · Louisiana State University Press
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

From the revelers on horseback in Eunice and Mamou to the miles-long New Orleans parade routes lined with eager spectators shouting "Throw me something, mister!," no other Louisiana tradition celebrates the Pelican State's cultural heritage quite like Mardi Gras. In Carnival...
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Qb : an autobiography

Steve Young · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

In the most candid and compelling sports memoir since Andre Agassi's riveting bestseller Open, former San Francisco 49er, Super Bowl champion, NFL MVP, and Hall of Famer Steve Young gives readers an unprecedented and stunning inside look at what it takes to become a super-elite professional...
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Boxing: A Concise History of the Sweet Science

Gerald R Gems · Rowman & Lttlefield Education,
Pages: 345
Format: Print book

Sports fans have long been fascinated with boxing and the brutal demonstration of physical and psychological conflict. Accounts of the sport appear as far back as the third millennium BC, and Greek and Roman sculptors depicted the athletic ideals of the ancient era in the form of boxers....
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A Life Well Played: My Stories

Arnold Palmer · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The instant New York Times bestsellerThis book is Palmer's parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger...
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Scribe: My Life in Sports

Bob Ryan · Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

Ever since he joined the sports department of the Boston Globe in 1968, sports enthusiasts have been blessed with the writing and reporting of Bob Ryan. Tony Kornheiser calls him the quintessential American sportswriter. For the past twenty-five years, he has also been a regular on various...
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The Sailing Bible: The Complete Guide for All Sailors, from Novice to Expert

Jeremy Evans · Firefly Books
Format: Print book

"Sailing is a popular sport and this book is a very comprehensive treatment of the subject.... This reviewer was impressed by the constant stress the authors place on safety at sea. Photographs always show sailors in appropriate yachting safety gear and almost every paragraph mentions...
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Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

BRIAN WINDHORST · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings...
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Lift: Fitness Culture, From Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors

Daniel Kunitz · Harper Wave
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A riveting cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the "big-box gym" and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise and physical ideals have changed over time - and what we can learn from our past. How did treadmills and weight machines become the gold...
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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

Joel Greenberg · Bloomsbury
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover

In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The down beats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other...
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