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Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

David L Ulin · University of California Press,
Pages: 152
Format: eBook

In Sidewalking, David L. Ulin offers a compelling inquiry into the evolving landscape of Los Angeles. Part personal narrative, part investigation of the city as both idea and environment, Sidewalking is many things: a discussion of Los Angeles as urban space, a history of the city's...
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The Beautiful Race: The Story of the Giro d'Italia

COLIN O'BRIEN · Pegasus Books
Pages: 239
Format: Hardcover

A celebration of the Giro d'Italia in all its kaleidoscopic glory after more than one-hundred stagings of this glorious race.Born of tumult in 1909, the Giro d'Italia helped unite a nation. Since then, it has reflected it's home country -- the Giro's capricious and unpredictable nature...
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The Language of the Game: How to Understand Soccer

Laurent Dubois · Basic Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Just in time for the 2018 World Cup, a lively and lyrical guide to appreciating the drama of soccer Soccer is not only the world's most popular sport; it's also one of the most widely shared forms of global culture. The Language of the Game is a passionate and engaging introduction to soccer's...
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Bizarre Competitions: 101 Ways to Become a World Champion

Richard Happer · Firefly Books Ltd.
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

You don't have to be Usain Bolt to be a champion of the world. This book describes 101 bizarre and eccentric events that call themselves "World Championships". They are open to anyone who dares to try but it also takes skill, a lot of passion and even more madness to become crowned...
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Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

MIKE PESCA · Twelve
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px...
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This Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself

Juliana Buhring · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

This Road I Ride is the remarkable story of one woman's solo journey around the world by bicycle.Juliana Buhring had been mired in a dark hole of depression after the death of a man she loved, and when an acquaintance suggested they honor his memory by biking across Canada, she thought,...
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Chesapeake Requiem: A Year with the Watermen of Vanishing Tangier Island

EARL SWIFT · Dey Street Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant, soulful, and timely portrait of a two-hundred-year-old crabbing community in the middle of the Chesapeake Bay as it faces extinction from rising sea levels - part natural history of an extraordinary ecosystem, starring the beloved blue crab; part paean to a vanishing way of life;...
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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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Return to Glory: The Story of Ford's Revival and Victory in the Toughest Race in the World

MATTHEW DEBORD · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In January 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn't some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a supercar, a carbon-fiber GT powered by a mid-mounted six-cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over 600 horsepower....
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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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Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty

Melissa Del Bosque · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, Miguel TreviñoDrugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he's deskbound writing intelligence...
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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Gail Buckland · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 344
Format: Print book

From the creator/editor of Who Shot Rock & Roll ("I loved this book" - Dwight Garner, The New York Times. "Whatever Gail Buckland writes, I want to read") , a book that brings together the work of 165 extraordinary photographers, most of their images heralded, most...
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Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game

Erica Westly · Touchstone Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

A real-life A League of Their Own meets The Girls of Atomic City: the first fascinating history of fastpitch softball from its beginnings as an industrial worker's game to an Olympic sport with millions of fans and players worldwide, and the incredible, larger-than-life women - and men - who popularized...
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The Ultimate Treadmill Workout: Run Right, Hurt Less, and Burn More with Treadmill Interval Training

David Siik · Adams Media
Format: Print book

Maximize the burn and eliminate the pain with the BITE method!Move over, HIIT--theres a new workout in town! The Balanced Interval Training Experience, or BITE method, helps you shed weight and improve your run faster than ever before. Based on David Siiks award-winning methodology and experience...
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White Mountain: A Cultural Adventure Through the Himalayas

ROBERT TWIGGER · Pegasus Books
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

A sweeping biography of the Himalayas by the acclaimed author of Angry White Pyjamas.Home to mythical kingdoms, wars and expeditions, and strange and magical beasts, the Himalayas have always loomed tall in our imagination. These mountains, home to Buddhists, Bonpos, Jains, Muslims, Hindus,...
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