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A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

George Will · Crown Archetype
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times-bestselling history of America's most beloved baseball stadium, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs' century-long search for World Series gloryIn A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless...
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Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard

John Branch · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

"Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites." -- Steve Almond, New York Times Book Review The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions...
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Mudville Madness: Fabulous Feats, Belligerent Behavior, and Erratic Episodes on the Diamond

Jonathan Weeks · Taylor Trade Publishing
Format: Paperback

The extent to which remarkable things can happen on a baseball field is virtually limitless. Bats break, balls carom wildly, personalities clash, and playing fields are invaded by uninvited guests. Mudville Madness is for baseball fans who seek something beyond the standard boxscores—something...
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Belichick & brady

Michael Holley · Hachette Books
Pages: 410
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL. No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady...
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Sports Illustrated NFL Quarterback

Editors of Sports Illustrated · Sports Illustrated
Format: Hardcover

It may be true that defense wins championships, but it's quarterbacks who put their stamp on the NFL like no one else. The Mount Rushmore of the position would have to be a many-headed hydra to honor them all: preternaturally poised Joe Montana and gunslinging Brett Favre; cerebral...
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Ali: A Life

JONATHAN EIG · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 640
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times best-selling author with unique access to Ali's inner circle He was the wittiest, the prettiest, the strongest, the bravest, and, of course, the greatest (as he told us himself) . Muhammad Ali was one of the twentieth...
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Fair Grounds Through the Lens, The: Photographs and Memories of Horse Racing in New Orleans

Peggy Scott Laborde · Pelican Oublishing Company
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

A heart-pounding race through history! The thunder and excitement of the race has long drawn visitors to the Fair Grounds, where legendary horses including Black Gold, Whirlaway, and Risen Star have raced to victory. The history of one of America's oldest Thoroughbred horse-racing...
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unPHILtered: The Way I See It

Phil Robertson · Howard Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The beloved patriarch of AEs Duck Dynasty series, Phil Robertson, shares his thoughtful—and opinionated—philosophy on life. In Phil Robertsons 1 New York Times bestseller, Happy, Happy, Happy, we learned about Phils colorful past and the wild road to becoming the beloved patriarch of AEs smash...
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The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams

Michael Tackett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From an award-winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers - and men Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours...
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The Mechanical Horse: How the Bicycle Reshaped American Life

Margaret Guroff · University of Texas Press
Pages: 216
Format: Print book

With cities across the country adding miles of bike lanes and building bike-share stations, bicycling is enjoying a new surge of popularity in America. It seems that every generation or two, Americans rediscover the freedom of movement, convenience, and relative affordability of the bicycle....
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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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Eight World Cups: My Journey through the Beauty and Dark Side of Soccer

George Vecsey · Henry Holt & Co
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey offers a personal perspective on the beautiful gameBlending witty travelogue with action on the field--and shady dealings in back rooms--George Vecsey offers an eye-opening, globe-trotting account of the last...
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Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is Really Played

Jason Kendall · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Ever Wonder What's Being Said at Home Plate?How a Team Silently Communicates?What Goes on in the Clubhouse Behind Closed Doors?America's pastime has always left fans and amateur players alike yearning for the answers to questions about how pros play the game. Jason Kendall is an All-Star...
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Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History

Molly Schiot · Simon and Schuster
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

"A thoughtful, exhaustively researched, and long-overdue tribute to the women who have paved the way for the likes of Serena Williams, Abby Wambach, Simone Biles, and more." - espnW "A stirring tribute to the record setters, barrier breakers, and milestone makers who opened...
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The End of the Perfect 10: The Making and Breaking of Gymnastics' Top Score from Nadia to Now

Dvora Meyers · Touchstone
Pages: 319
Format: Print book

Just in time for the 2016 Olympic Games and the fortieth anniversary of Nadia Comaneci's "Perfect 10," an exciting and insightful account of the controversial world of gymnastics, the recent changes of the scoring system, and why those changes will drive American gymnasts to the top of the sport...
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