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Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks

Ron Rapoport - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

The definitive and revealing biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players, by acclaimed journalist Ron Rapoport.Ernie Banks, the first-ballot Hall of Famer and All-Century Team shortstop, played in fourteen All-Star...
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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
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...
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Limits of the Known

DAVID ROBERTS - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

A celebrated mountaineer and author searches for meaning in great adventures and explorations, past and present.David Roberts, "veteran mountain climber and chronicler of adventures" (Washington Post) , has spent his career documenting voyages to the most extreme landscapes...
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12 Rounds in Lo's Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia

TODD D SNYDER - West Virginia University Press
Format: Paperback

Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of Hillbilly Elegy, moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. From Todd Snyder, a first generation college student turned college professor,...
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Concussion

Jeanne Marie Laskas - Random House Trade
Format: Paperback

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * Now a major motion picture starring Will Smith, Concussion is the riveting, unlikely story of Dr. Bennet Omalu, the pathologist who made one of the most significant medical discoveries of the twenty-first century, a discovery that challenges the existence...
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The Complete Book of Horses: Breeds, Care, Riding, Saddlery: A Comprehensive Encyclopedia Of Horse Breeds And Practical Riding Techniques With 1500 Photographs - Fully Updated

Debby/ Muir Sarah (CON)/ Draper Judith (CON) Sly - Lorenz Books
Format: Hardcover

Expert advice on breeds, all aspects of horse care, and step-by-step riding techniques, fully updated.
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Beast: Blood, Struggle, and Dreams at the Heart of Mixed Martial Arts

Doug Merlino - Bloomsbury, 2015. ©2015
Format: Print book

The first book to bring readers deep inside a top mixed martial arts gym, Beast shows exactly what it takes to reach the top of this exacting sport. Doug Merlino spent two years at Florida's American Top Team, living, eating, and training alongside some of the world's best fighters,...
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Footnotes: How Running Makes Us Human

VYBARR CREGAN-REID - St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Running is not just a sport. It reconnects us to our bodies and the places in which we live, breaking down our increasingly structured and demanding lives. It allows us to feel the world beneath our feet, lifts the spirit, lets our minds out to play, and helps us to slip away from the demands...
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DK Eyewitness Travel Guide: Prague

DK TRAVEL. - DK Eyewitness Travel
Format: Paperback

DK Eyewitness travel guides: award-winning guidebooksFind your corner of Prague with this essential travel guide to this beautiful city, designed to help you create your own unique trip and to transport you to Prague before you've even packed your case - cross the iconic Charles Bridge,...
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North: Finding My Way While Running the Appalachian Trail

SCOTT JUREK - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the bestseller Eat and Run, a thrilling new memoir about his grueling, exhilarating, and immensely inspiring 46-day run to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail.Scott Jurek is one of the world's best known and most beloved ultrarunners. Renowned for his remarkable...
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Dodgerland: Decadent Los Angeles and the 197778 Dodgers

Michael Fallon - University of Nebraska Press
Format: Print book

<div>The 1977 78 Los Angeles Dodgers came close. Their tough lineup of young and ambitious players squared off with the New York Yankees in consecutive World Series. The Dodgers run was a long time in the making after years of struggle and featured many homegrown players who went...
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The Outdoor Adventurer's Guide to Forest Bathing: Using Shinrin-Yoku to Hike, Bike, Paddle, and Climb Your Way to Health and Happiness

Suzanne Bartlett Hackenmiller - Falcon Guides
Format: Paperback

The first and only guide to shinrin-yoku for the outdoor adventurer! With techniques tailored for hiking, mountain biking, paddling, climbing, trail-running, and cross-country skiing, this is the definitive guide to applying the healthy and rejuvenating practice of forest bathing to your...
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Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals

MARK MEHLER - Sports Publishing
Format: Hardcover

The annual NCAA Basketball Tournament, which has become known as "March Madness" has emerged as a major sports event, matched only by the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In Madness, Mark Mehler and Charles Paikert tell the stories behind the ten most compelling and memorable championship...
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Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football

BOB LEDERER - Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

On the eve of the fiftieth anniversary of the New York Jets' historic achievement, a nostalgic, inside look from the men who composed the team behind Joe Namath's Super Bowl III win, filled with exclusive insights and stories from the surviving players, coaches, and management of that championship...
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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
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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Rise: Surviving the Fight of My Life

Paige VanZant - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

AN INSPIRING MEMOIR FOR ANYONE WHO'S BEEN KNOCKED DOWN AND CAME UP SWINGINGPaige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. But long before...
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The Barstool Book of Sports: Stats, Stories, and Other Stuff for Drunken Debate

Andrew Daniels - Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Sports debates are the foundation of every fan's night out. But it's not enough merely to have these inebriated arguments - you must win them, too. Enter The Barstool Book Of Sports: a disorderly debate bible that's jam-packed with hilarious lists, irreverent sidebars, and edgy...
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Classic Hunting Tales

Vin T Sparano - Beaufort Books
Format: Hardcover

No matter when and where it's done, the love - and dangers - of hunting will always remain.For more than forty million Americans who hunt, here is the ideal companion. Vincent T. Sparano, a lifelong devotee of hunting stories - and himself a hunter - presents these timeless tales, each...
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Masters of Modern Soccer: How the World's Best Play the Twenty-First-Century Game

ARCHETYPE. - Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

In Masters of Modern Soccer, Sports Illustrated writer Grant Wahl asks: How do some of the game's smartest figures master the craft of soccer By profiling players in every key position (American phenomenon Christian Pulisic, Mexican superstar Javier "Chicharito"...
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The Knee Injury Bible: Everything You Need to Know about Knee Injuries, How to Treat Them, and How They Affect Your Life

Robert F. LaPrade - Da Capo Lifelong Books
Format: Paperback

From prominent experts in orthopedics and sports medicine, a comprehensive guide for anyone with knee injury or chronic knee pain: how injuries occur, how to treat problems, and how to return to the life and sports you love Knee pain and knee injury happen to people at any age and across...
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The Last Chicago Cubs Dynasty: Before the Curse

Hal Bock - ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
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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Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius

Bill Pennington - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

The definitive biography of one of baseball's most celebrated, mercurial, and misunderstood figures Billy Martin is a story of contrasts. He was the clutch second baseman for the dominant New York Yankees of the 1950s. He then spent sixteen seasons managing in the big leagues, and is considered...
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Swim Speed Secrets: Master the Freestyle Technique Used by the World's Fastest Swimmers

Sheila Taormina - VeloPress
Format: Paperback

Sheila Taormina's Swim Speed Series is America's favorite guide to faster swimming.In this new edition of the best-selling Swim Speed Secrets, the 4-time Olympian, gold medalist, and triathlon world champion reveals the swim technique used by the world's fastest swimmers.Taormina's...
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The Night Wilt Scored 100: Tales from Basketball's Past

Eric Nadel - Taylor Pub
Format: Paperback

Essays about basketball history cover forgotten teams, great players and their nicknames, strange innovations, and the worst team in NBA history
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The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars

SEBASTIAN ABBOT - W. W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history.Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer's next superstars. Led by the Spanish...
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Baseball Prospectus 2018

Aaron Gleeman - Turner
Format: Paperback

The 2018 edition of The New York Times Bestselling Guide.PLAY BALL! The 23rd edition of this industry-leading baseball annual contains all of the important statistics, player predictions and insider-level commentary that readers have come to expect, along with significant improvements to several...
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Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockey's Forgotten 60-Goal Man

DENNIS MARUK - ECW Press
Format: Paperback

From feared NHL sniper to ship captain and bellhop -- with hockey's greatest 'stacheOnly 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Hull all hit the magical mark. And so did an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. When...
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One Goal: A Coach, a Team, and the Game That Brought a Divided Town Together

Amy Bass - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Friday Night Lights and Outcasts United, ONE GOAL tells the inspiring story of the soccer team in a town bristling with racial tension that united Somali refugees and multi-generation Mainers in their quest for state--and ultimately national--glory.When...
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Ask the Old Football Coach: Brilliantly Brainless Advice from the Ghosts of Gridiron Past

Jesse Farrar - Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Throwing the flag on long-lost football "wisdom" from legends like Rockne, Heisman, and Camp Quick-hitting spreads and single-page entries offer points of entry everywhere in the book Humorous alternative to the advanced statistics and fantasy football analyticsWith nearly 200 vintage...
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The Sport Rules Book, 4th Edition

Human Kinetics - Human Kinetics
Format: Paperback

The Sports Rules Book offers coaches, players, physical education teachers, youth sport administrators, and sport enthusiasts the information they need to understand and play 64 of today's most popular sports. Each chapter covers a different sport - the sport's origin and history,...
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How to Speak Football: From Ankle Breaker to Zebra--an Illustrated Guide to Gridiron Gab

Sally Cook - Flatiron Books
Format: Print book

From "ankle breaker" to "zebra," How to Speak Football includes over 125 football terms paired with amusing illustrations that decode the words and phrases that fly around the field. The "Sidelines" sections sprinkled throughout the book will teach you fun trivia...
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Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Roland Lazenby - Little
Format: Print book

Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan...
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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Michael Finkel - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality; not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own.A New York...
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Lasting Impact: One Team, One Season. What Happens When Our Sons Play Football

Kostya Kennedy - Sports Illustrated
Format: Hardcover

New York Times bestselling author Kostya Kennedy sets this captivating, character-rich story against the back-drop of one of the most pressing questions in sports: Should we let our sons play football? At the high end of Americas most popular game is the glittering NFL, a fan-stoked money...
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The Runner: Four Years Living and Running in the Wilderness

Markus Torgeby - Bloomsbury Sport
Format: Paperback

As a teenager, Markus Torgeby turned out to be a very talented long-distance runner. It didn't take long before he was discovered by an enthusiastic coach who set very high goals. However, while Markus performed brilliantly in training, during competitions he often failed inexplicably....
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Bushcraft First Aid: A Field Guide to Wilderness Emergency Care

Dave Canterbury - Adams Media
Format: Paperback

From wilderness expert Dave Canterbury and outdoor survival instructor Jason Hunt comes the next installment in the New York Times bestselling Bushcraft series a go-to first aid resource for anyone headed into the woods.Out in the woods or on top of a mountain, there s no calling 9-1-1....
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Running with the Champ: My Forty-Year Friendship with Muhammad Ali

Tim Shanahan - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

A personal tribute to the remarkable friendship between Tim Shanahan and Muhammad Ali, including dozens of never-before-told stories about Ali, his family, his entourage, and various celebrities along the way - as well as never-before-published personal photos.In 1976 Tim Shanahan was a medical-instruments...
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Should the Tent Be Burning Like That?: A Professional Amateur's Guide to the Outdoors

BILL HEAVEY - Atlantic Monthly Press
Format: Hardcover

"Bill Heavey is one of the best magazine writers in America. No, he doesn't work for the New Yorker. He writes for Field & Stream, the popular journal for hunters and fishermen." -- Danny Heitman, Wall Street Journal "Bill Heavey is my favorite writer. When I die,...
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This Road I Ride: Sometimes It Takes Losing Everything to Find Yourself

Juliana Buhring - W.W. Norton & Company
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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The Big Chair: The Smooth Hops and Bad Bounces from the Inside World of the Acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager

Ned Colletti - G.P. Putnam's Sons
Format: Hardcover

An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the career of famed former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager (a position also known as "The Big Chair") , whose tenure spanned nine of the most exciting and turbulent years in the franchise's history. During his tenure with the Dodgers,...
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Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame: Their Remarkable Journeys to Canton

David Thomas - ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Format: Print book

Troy Aikman. Emmitt Smith. Michael Irvin. Tom Landry. The names are easily recognizable as Dallas Cowboys, and their legacies are on display in one location: the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio. Twenty-two members of the Hall of Fame were a part of the Dallas franchise; only eight...
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Surviving Logan

Erik Bjarnason - Rocky Mountain Books
Format: Print book

In May of 2005, North Shore Rescue put together a 40th Anniversary Expedition to Mount Logan. The team was made up of seven men and one woman - all experienced mountaineers and search & rescue personnel. The trip up the mountain was relatively standard, marked by good weather.But on May 25, 2005,...
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Earnhardts : the saga of nascar's first family.

Jay Busbee - Harpercollins, 2016.
Format: Print book

A colorful, fearless portrait of the larger-than-life first family of NASCAR, the Earnhardts, and the rise of the world's fastest stock car racing organization.More than sixty years ago, Ralph Earnhardt toiled in a cotton mill in his native North Carolina to support his growing family....
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Ali: A Life

JONATHAN EIG - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the 2018 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing Winner of The Times Sports Biography of the Year "Stunning . . . Eig's brilliant, exhaustive book is the biography the champ deserves." - NPR.orgThe definitive biography of an American icon, from a New York Times...
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Today We Die a Little!: The Inimitable Emil Ztopek, Olympic Runner and People's Champion

Richard Askwith - Nation Books
Format: Print book

For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Ztopek - "the Czech Locomotive" - redefined his sport, pushing back the frontiers of what was considered possible in terms of training, record-setting, and medal winning. He won five Olympic medals, set 18 world records, and went undefeated...
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Let Your Mind Run: A Memoir of Thinking My Way to Victory

DEENA KASTOR - Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a lyrical, inspirational memoir on how harnessing the power of the mind can unlock hidden potentialDeena Kastor was a star youth runner with tremendous promise, yet her career almost ended after...
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The Beautiful Race: The Story of the Giro d'Italia

COLIN O'BRIEN - Pegasus Books
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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After the Miracle: The Lasting Brotherhood of the '69 Mets

Art Shamsky - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The inside account of an iconic team in baseball history: the 1969 New York Mets - a consistently last-place team that turned it all around in just one season - told by '69 Mets outfielder Art Shamsky, Hall of Fame pitcher Tom Seaver, and other teammates as they reminisce about what happened...
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The Mannings: The Fall and Rise of a Football Family

Lars Anderson - Ballantine
Format: Print book

From New York Times bestselling author Lars Anderson comes the first full biography of the top family in American sports. Two generations of Mannings have produced three star quarterbacks: Archie, the folk hero at Ole Miss and a star with the Saints; Peyton, considered one of the best of all time;...
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The Courage of Magic Johnson

Peter Pascarelli - Starfire
Format: Mass Market Paperback

Everyone calls Earvin Johnson "Magic." His gravity-defying moves, split-second passes, and game-winning shots are only part ot the reason. Throughout his remarkable career with the Los angeles Lakers. Magic has embodied the qualities of teamwork, discipline, courage, and leadership...
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Swimming Holes of Washington: Perfect Places to Play

Anna Katz - Mountaineers Books
Format: Paperback

* Provides water lovers with a host of fun destinations * Includes swimming gems from drive-ups to hike-ins, in-city to out in the country * Appeals to all ages, fitness types, and income levels -- admission fees not required Finally a guidebook for swimmers! There is no shortage of guides...
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Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during World War II

Douglas Stark - University of Nebraska Press
Format: Print book

<div>Wartime Basketball tells the story of basketball s survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game s growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball professional and collegiate was largely a regional game, with different...
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Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence

Karen Crouse - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country - and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life.Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand...
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America's Great River Journeys: 50 Canoe, Kayak, and Raft Adventures

TIM PALMER - Rizzoli
Format: Hardcover

An inspirational bucket list for anyone interested in rafting, kayaking, or canoeing - from armchair traveler to recreational paddler to hard-core white-water enthusiast. From the Penobscot to the Potomac, the New to the Suwannee, the Colorado to the Snake, America's Great River Journeys...
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The Patriot: The Stunning True Story of Aaron Hernandez: His Rise and Fall as a Football Superstar, His Two Explosive Trials for Murder, His Shocking Death

James Patterson - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The world's most popular thriller writer presents the definitive, never before told account of the Aaron Hernandez case. Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. But who was Aaron...
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The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars

MARNIE HANEL - Artisan
Format: Hardcover

Forget freeze-dried astronaut meals and bags of stale, store-bought gorp. Finally, here's a cookbook that complements the magic of gathering around a campfire and sharing a meal with friends. From the IACP Award-winning authors of The Picnic, which brought taste and style to eating...
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Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the '90s Dynasty

Bill Pennington - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the time when the New York Yankees were a laughingstock - and how out of that abyss emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, one of the greatest in all of sports The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships and 40 American League pennants, both world records. They...
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Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation

Michael Powell - Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations. Deep in the heart of northern Arizona, in a small and isolated...
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Berlin 1936: Sixteen Days in August

Oliver Hilmes - Other Press
Format: Hardcover

A lively account of the 1936 Olympics told through the voices and stories of those who witnessed it, from an award-winning historian and biographerBerlin 1936 takes the reader through the sixteen days of the Olympiad, describing the events in the German capital through the eyes of a select...
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One Day As A Tiger: Alex MacIntyre and the Birth of Light and Fast Alpinism

John Porter - Heritage House Publishing
Format: Print book

In the autumn of 1982, a single stone fell from high on the south face of Annapurna and struck Alex MacIntyre on the head, killing him instantly and robbing the climbing world of one of its greatest talents.Although only 28 years old, Alex was already one of the leading figures of British...
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Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History

KEITH O'BRIEN - Eamon Dolan/Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of five women who fought to compete against men in the high-stakes national air races of the 1920s and 1930s - and won Between the world wars, no sport was more popular, or more dangerous, than airplane racing. Thousands of fans flocked to multiday events, and cities...
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Back from the Dead

Bill Walton - Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

This inspiring memoir from sports and cultural icon Bill Walton recounts his devastating injuries and amazing recoveries, set in the context of his UCLA triumphs under John Wooden, his storied NBA career, and his affinity for music and the Grateful Dead.In February 2008, Bill Walton suffered...
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Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War

Brian Curtis - Flatiron Books
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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Archery Drill Book

Steve Ruis - Human Kinetics
Format: Paperback

Become a more consistent and accurate archer! The Archery Drill Book covers all aspects of the sport, with over 120 of the best drills for developing superior technique, skill, physical stamina, and the focused mind-set needed to shoot under pressure. Renowned coaches and archers Steve...
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Find a Way

Diana Nyad - Knopf
Format: Print book

Hillary Clinton said that Find a Way would stay with her through the general election: "When you're facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfishes. And nearly anything else seems doable in comparison."...
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Exploring the Superstitions: Trails and Tales of the Southwest's Mystery Mountains

John Annerino - Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Paperback

Arizona's Superstition Mountains are like no other mountain range in the continental United States. The ancestral ground of the western Apache and sacred heights of the neighboring Pima, these mountains were once a veritable no-man's land of soaring cliffs, dead-end box canyons,...
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The Year of the Pitcher: Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the End of Baseball's Golden Age

SRIDHAR PAPPU - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

The Year of the Pitcher is the story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series contests ever, with the Detroit Tigers coming back from a 3-1 deficit to beat the Cardinals in Game Seven of the World Series. In 1968, two remarkable...
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Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

James Campbell - Crown Publishers
Format: Print book

The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend...
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Battling the Ocean in a Rowboat: Two Men Cross 7,000 Miles of the North Pacific

MICK DAWSON - Center Street
Format: Hardcover

The heart-pounding story of rowing expert Mick Dawson's most challenging feats on the open water, culminating in his greatest achievement: crossing the North Pacific Ocean in a small rowboat.Storms, fatigue, equipment failure, intense hunger, and lack of water are just a few of the challenges...
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A Fly Rod of Your Own

John Gierach - Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

John Gierach, "the voice of the common angler" (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general.John Gierach is known for his witty,...
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The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

S C Gwynne - Scribner
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach - two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s - changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school...
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Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring

Josh Rosenblatt - Ecco
Format: Hardcover

Finally, we can talk about Fight Club!or,A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all meansAnyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different...
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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin - Akashic Books
Format: Print book

"Here Ervin and swim trainer and journalist Markides combine talents to create a biography that is part first-hand narrative by Ervin, with Markides filling in the details and providing context. The formula works, pulling readers into Ervin's experience of the thrill of victory...
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The Cardinals Way: How One Team Embraced Tradition and Moneyball at the Same Time

Howard Megdal - Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin's Press
Format: Print book

The St. Louis Cardinals have experienced the kind of success that is rare in baseball. Regarded by many as the premier organization in Major League Baseball, they not only win, but do so with an apparently bottomless pool of talent, one that is mostly homegrown.Despite years of phenomenal...
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Himalaya Bound: One Family's Quest to Save their Animals?And an Ancient Way of Life

MICHAEL BENANEV - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

A gorgeous work of literary journalism that follows a nomadic family's fraught migration to the high Himalayan plains, as a changing world closes in around them.Following his vivid account of traveling with one of the last camel caravans on earth in Men of Salt, Michael Benanav now brings...
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University of Nike: How Corporate Cash Bought American Higher Education

JOSHUA HUNT - Melville House
Format: Hardcover

The dramatic expose of how the University of Oregon sold its soul to Nike--and what that means for the future of academics and college sports.In the world of college sports, winning means big dollars. But that money often comes at a cost. University of Nike explores the University...
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The Captain Myth: The Ryder Cup and Sport's Great Leadership Delusion

Richard Gillis - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

The War on the Shore, the Battle of Brookline, the Miracle of Medinah--the Ryder Cup inspires such nicknames, and is golf's version of an all-star game and one of international sports' most intense, high-profile tournaments. For almost ninety years, the biennial men's golf competition...
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Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE

Pat Patterson - ECW Press
Format: Print book

"Pat is one of the greatest mentors I've ever had in the world of sports-entertainment." - Dwayne "The Rock" JohnsonWhen Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love . . . with a man. Moving from Montreal...
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Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception

Terry McDermott - Pantheon
Format: Hardcover

A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book that explores the evolution and history of baseball pitching through the story of one "perfect" game. Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher's art of deception, Terry McDermott tells the fascinating story...
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The Nature Instinct: Relearning Our Sixth Sense for the Inner Workings of the Natural World

TRISTAN GOOLEY - The Experiment
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times-bestselling author of How to Read Water - an exploration of our subconscious ability to "know" our surroundings even when we can't explain how Master outdoorsman Tristan Gooley has long encouraged his readers to look closely at the world to discover...
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NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

Johnny Anonymous - Dey Street Books
Format: Print book

A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football - the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season - sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football...
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One Breath: Freediving, Death, and the Quest to Shatter Human Limits

Adam Skolnick - Crown Archetype
Format: Print book

One Breath is a gripping and powerful exploration of the strange and fascinating sport of freediving, and of the tragic, untimely death of America's greatest freediver Competitive freediving - a sport built on diving as deep as possible on a single breath - tests the limits of human...
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The Girls: An All-American Town, a Predatory Doctor, and the Untold Story of the Gymnasts Who Brought Him Down

Abigail Pesta - Seal Press
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of how serial predator Larry Nassar got away with abusing hundreds of gymnasts for decades -- and how a team of brave women banded together to bring him down.We think of Larry Nassar as the despicable sexual predator of Olympic gymnasts -- but there is an astonishing, untold...
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Kinesiology Taping for Horses: The Complete Guide to Taping for Equine Health, Fitness and Performance

KATJA BREDLAU-MORICH - Trafalgar Square Books
Format: Paperback

Kinesiology taping on human athletes is all the rage: widely used by physical therapists, chiropractors, and personal trainers, we see it on Olympians, runners, basketball players - on amateurs and professionals. The idea behind taping is that it provides incredible support and stabilization...
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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present

Gail Buckland - Alfred A. Knopf
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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A Course Called Scotland: Searching the Home of Golf for the Secret to Its Game

TOM COYNE - Simon & Schuster
Format: Hardcover

From Tom Coyne - the author of the New York Times bestselling A Course Called Ireland, hailed as "a joy from start to finish" by The Wall Street Journal - comes the heartfelt and humorous celebration of his quest to play golf on every links course in Scotland,...
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Never Ran, Never Will: Boyhood and Football in a Changing American Inner City

Albert Samaha - PublicAffairs
Format: Hardcover

This uplifting story of a boys' football team shines light on the under-appreciated virtues that can bloom in impoverished neighborhoods, even as nearby communities exclude them from economic progress. The Mo Better Jaguars are the pride of Brownsville, a poor neighborhood in Brooklyn...
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Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling

Pat Laprade - ECW Press Ltd.
Format: Print book

Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main eventSisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles,...
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Alone on the wall

Alex Honnold - W.W. Norton & Company
Format: Hardcover

"The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia, "--NoveList.
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Best Tent Camping: Illinois: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

John Schirle - Menasha Ridge Press
Format: Paperback

Perfect Camping for You in Illinois! The Prairie State provides a spectacular backdrop for some of the most scenic campgrounds in the country. But do you know which campgrounds offer the most privacy? Which are the best for first-time campers? John Schirle has traversed the entire state...
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Jose Altuve

Josh Leventhal - Black Rabbit Books

Where was Altuve born What challenge did he overcome to become a major league all star How old was Altuve when he became one of the best second basemen in Major League Baseball Colorful photographs, tables of statistics, and a timeline help readers of the nonfiction book Jose Altuve understand...
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The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

David Goldblatt - W.W. Norton & Company
Format: Print book

The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games -- by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time. Renowned sportswriter David Goldblatt has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal for writing "with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic"...
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Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules

A J Mendez Brooks - Crown
Format: Print book

From beloved WWE champion AJ Mendez Brooks comes a raw and inspirational memoir about how her greatest weakness became the very means for her success, in the ring and in life. Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Brooks is a powerhouse - strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn't...
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Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

Davis Miller - Liveright Publishing Corporation
Format: Print book

The single most intimate look at Muhammad Ali's life after boxing, told through the story of an unexpected friendship.On Easter weekend 1988, then struggling writer and movie store clerk Davis Miller drove to Muhammad Ali's mother's modest house in Louisville, knocked on the front door,...
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The Rhine: Following Europe's Greatest River from Amsterdam to the Alps

Ben Coates - Nicholas Brealey
Format: Paperback

The Rhine is one of the world's greatest rivers. Once forming the outer frontier of the Roman Empire, it flows 800 miles from the social democratic playground of the Netherlands, through the industrial and political powerhouses of Germany and France, to the wealthy mountain fortresses of Switzerland...
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Every Body Yoga: Let Go of Fear. Get On the Mat. Love Your Body.

Jessamyn Stanley - Workman Publishing Company
Format: Paperback

From the unforgettable teacher Jessamyn Stanley comes Every Body Yoga, a book that breaks all the stereotypes. It's a book of inspiration for beginners of all shapes and sizes: If Jessamyn could transcend these emotional and physical barriers, so can we. It's a book for readers already...
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We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders

Nicholas Hirshon - University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

The NHL's New York Islanders were struggling. After winning four straight Stanley Cups in the early 1980s, the Islanders had suffered an embarrassing sweep by their geographic rivals, the New York Rangers, in the first round of the 1994 playoffs. Hoping for a new start, the Islanders swapped...
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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
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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The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch That Changed My Life

Rick Ankiel - Hachette Audio
Format: Audiobook

Rick Ankiel had the talent to be one of the best pitchers ever. Then, one day, he lost it.The Phenomenon is the story of how St. Louis Cardinals prodigy Rick Ankiel lost his once-in-a-generation ability to pitch - not due to an injury or a bolt of lightning, but a mysterious anxiety condition...
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Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Wil Haygood - Knopf
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.1968 and 1969:...
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Running That Doesn't Suck: How to Love Running

Lisa Jhung - Running Press Adult
Format: Paperback

Running doesn't have to suck. Ease yourself into a comfortable routine (promise!) with this hilarious and approachable guide to workouts and nutrition from an experienced athlete.We've all side-eyed the chipper runners jogging by in their...
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Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack

Jill Grunenwald - Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Hardcover

In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill's weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting...
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Sugar: Micheal Ray Richardson, Eighties Excess, and the NBA

Charley Rosen - Univ of Nebraska Pr
Format: Hardcover

The 1980s were arguably the NBA's best decade, giving rise to Magic Johnson, Larry Bird, and Michael Jordan. They were among the game's greatest players who brought pro basketball out of its 1970s funk and made it faster, more fluid, and more exciting. Off the court the game was changing...
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From the Outside: My Journey Through Life and the Game I Love

RAY ALLEN - Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

The record-holding two-time National Basketball Association champion reflects on his work ethic, his on-the-court friendships and rivalries, and what it takes to have a long and successful career in this thoughtful, in-depth memoir.Playing in the NBA for eighteen years, Ray Allen won championships...
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Mountain Lines: A Journey through the French Alps

Jonathan Arlan - W W Norton
Format: Print book

A nonfiction debut about an American's solo, month-long, 400-mile walk from Lake Geneva to Nice.In the summer of 2015, Jonathan Arlan was nearing thirty. Restless, bored, and daydreaming of adventure, he comes across an image on the Internet one day: a map of the southeast corner of France...
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Work In: The Athlete's Plan for Real Recovery and Winning Results

Erin Taylor - VeloPress
Format: Paperback

Work In shares new mental and physical recovery techniques for athletes who give it all in every workout. With access to unparalleled training data and workout bragging rights on social networks, athletes are doing everything they can to "win the workout" and keep pace with the athletes...
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The Sixth Man: A Memoir

Andre Iguodala - Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors.Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors' third NBA championship in the last four years, his game has never been stronger....
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The Wizard of Foz: Dick Fosburys One-Man High-Jump Revolution

Bob Welch - Skyhorse
Format: Hardcover

Track and Field Writers of Americas Book of the Year! "Great read! ... . Evokes a time and place that many of us remember well, and provides insight for those who came after. " - Tom Jordan, author of Pre: The Story of Americas Greatest Running Legend, Steve PrefontaineIn 1968,...
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Greater than Gold : from Olympic heartbreak to ultimate redemption

David Boudia - Nelson Books
Format: Print book

One of America's most heralded young divers, David Boudia twice went for Olympic gold, training obsessively and whole-heartedly for success. In his first Olympics, he failed miserably, not winning a single medal. Four years later saw a different story: he mounted the podium twice, winning...
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The Pact: A UFC Champion, a Boy with Cancer, and Their Promise to Win the Ultimate Battle

Cody Garbrandt - Thomas Nelson
Format: Hardcover

Cody Garbrandt grew up in a rough town in the Central Appalachian region of Ohio, surrounded by a longstanding culture of fighting - and drugs. Raised in this environment by a single mom (his dad left him at the young age of three to reside in the Ohio State Penitentiary) , Cody grew...
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Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants

Maury Klein - Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Format: Print book

The 1911 New York Giants stole an astonishing 347 bases, a record that still stands more than a century later. That alone makes them special in baseball history, but as Maury Klein relates in Stealing Games they also embodied a rapidly changing America on the cusp of a faster, more...
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A Ringside Affair: Boxing's Last Golden Age

JAMES LAWTON - Bloomsbury Sport
Format: Hardcover

For nearly three decades--throughout boxing's most engrossing era from 1977 through 2002--James Lawton was ringside, covering every significant bout, spending time with the likes of Muhammad Ali, Sugar Ray Leonard, Marvelous Marvin Hagler, Tommy Hitman Hearns, Roberto Duran, Mike Tyson,...
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Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages

DAVID ROSS - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

Foreword by Theo Epstein An inspiring memoir from David Ross, the veteran catcher dubbed "Grandpa Rossy," who became the heart and soul of the Chicago Cubs 2016 World Series championship team.In 2016 the Cubs snapped a 108-year curse, winning the World Series in a history-making,...
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The Last Pass: Cousy, Russell, the Celtics, and What Matters in the End

Gary M Pomerantz - Penguin Press
Format: Hardcover

Out of the greatest dynasty in American professional sports history, an intimate story of race, mortality, and regretAbout to turn ninety, Bob Cousy, the Hall of Fame Boston Celtics captain who led the team to its first six championships on an unparalleled run, has much to look back on in contentment....
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The Next Ones: How McDavid, Matthews and a Group of Young Guns Took Over the NHL

Michael Traikos - Douglas & McIntyre
Format: Paperback

The NHL is a young man's league. How young? Connor McDavid was twenty years old when he won the scoring title and MVP in 2017. Auston Matthews was still a nineteen-year-old rookie when he tied for second in the Rocket Richard Trophy race with forty goals. By the end of the NHL's hundredth...
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All the Wrong Moves: A Memoir About Chess, Love, and Ruining Everything

Sasha Chapin - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

"A smart, funny, and slyly profound book about the dark ecstasies of obsessive love. Sasha Chapin is a gentlemanly Gonzo, a dirty Bond, and he writes like a dream."--Claudia Dey, author of HeartbreakerSasha Chapin is a victim of chess. Like countless amateurs before him--Albert...
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Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

TOM CALLAHAN - HARPERCOLLINS
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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Late to the Ball: Age. Learn. Fight. Love. Play Tennis. Win.

Gerald Marzorati - Scribner
Format: Print book

An award-winning author shares the inspiring and entertaining account of his pursuit to become a nationally competitive tennis player - at the age of sixty.Being a man or a woman in your early sixties is different than it was a generation or two ago, at least for the more fortunate of us. We aren't...
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Fire Making: The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill

Daniel Hume - The Experiment
Format: Hardcover

A Richly Illustrated Guide to Making Fire Without a Lighter If you ask outdoorsman Daniel Hume for the fastest, most practical way to start a fire, he'll tell you: Use a match. But he probably won't stop there. For Hume, conjuring flame is an art form, and seeking out the old ways...
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Legend: My Life in Football

JOE NAMATH - Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports shares his life lessons on fame, fatherhood, and football. Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would lead...
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Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers

Nicholas Smith - Crown
Format: Hardcover

A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identityWhen the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart...
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Let Them Play: The Mindful Way to Parent Kids for Fun and Success in Sports

Jerry Lynch - New World Library
Format: Print book

American youth sports is undergoing a crisis in parental behavior: parents are fighting with refs, coaches, their kids, and each other. Verbal abuse is being thrown at adolescent referees, fist fights are breaking out on the sidelines, and leagues are having to impose new restrictions on parents'...
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22 Minutes: The USS Vincennes and the Tragedy of Savo Island: A Lifetime Survival Story

Jeff Spevak - Lyons Press
Format: Hardcover

Ernie Coleman survived the worst open-sea defeat in US Navy history. But he paid a price and buried the horrific memories for decades.In the manner of Mitch Albom's highly successful Tuesdays with Morrie, 22 Minutes is a searing account of a survivor coming to terms with an incident...
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The Kevin Show: An Olympic Athlete's Battle with Mental Illness

Mary Pilon - Bloomsbury USA
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times bestselling author of The Monopolists, the incredible story of Olympic sailor Kevin Hall, and the psychiatric syndrome that makes him believe he stars in a television show of his life.Meet Kevin Hall, brother, son, husband, father, and Olympic and America's...
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Shooter's Bible, 108th Edition: The World's Bestselling Firearms Reference

Jay Cassell - W W Norton
Format: Print book

Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooter's Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms...
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The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History

Jason Vuic - Simon and Schuster
Format: Print book

Friday Night Lights meets The Bad News Bears in this entertaining sports story chronicling the first two seasons with the worst team in NFL history: the hapless, hilarious, and hopelessly winless 1976-1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.During the 1976 and 1977 NFL seasons, the Tampa...
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Pop Culture New York City: The Ultimate Location Finder

Bob Egan - Applause Theatre & Cinema Books
Format: Paperback

(Applause Books) . No doubt about it, New York City is the pop culture capital of the world. And for good reason. Movies, TV shows, iconic photographs, works of literature, landmark buildings, amazing sculptures, and historic cultural events they all happen here. While other NYC guidebooks...
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Pickleball: Less Is More

Pat Carroll - CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
Format: Paperback

I discovered Pickleball in 2003, when I was competing in the National Senior Tennis Circuit. I was WRONG thinking I could use my tennis skills to win in Pickleball. I found a great coach, and my problem was: I WAS DOING TOO MUCH! So the good news was, if I did LESS with most shots, I would...
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Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

ALEXANDRA HEMINSLEY - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, the new book from Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming. "It's a meditative act," they said. But it was far from meditative for Alexandra Heminsley...
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Blowing the Bloody Doors Off: And Other Lessons in Life

Charles Jardine - Hachette Books
Format: Hardcover

With over 100 movies and two Academy Awards to his credit over six decades, Hollywood legend Michael Caine shares the wisdom, stories, insight, and skills that life has taught him in his remarkable career--and now his 85th year. One of our best-loved actors Michael Caine has starred in a huge...
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Amazing Racers: The Story of Americas Greatest Running Team and its Revolutionary Coach

Marc Bloom - Pegasus Books
Format: Paperback

The inspiring, untold story about a group of remarkable athletes and their groundbreaking coach who live and train in startling ways - and are redefining running excellence in the United States.. What would one call taking teens with no evident running talent and challenging them with boundless...
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Gus Dorais: Gridiron Innovator, All-American and Hall of Fame Coach

Joe Niese - McFarland
Format: Paperback

Charles "Gus" Dorais (1891-1954) is best known as the passing end of the "Dorais to Rockne" University of Notre Dame tandem that helped revolutionize football's forward pass in the early 1910s. A triple threat prep star from Chippewa Falls,Wisconsin, Dorais was a captain...
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Ali on Ali: Why He Said What He Said When He Said It

Hana Ali - Workman Publishing Company
Format: Hardcover

Muhammad Ali was a champion, a poet, a prophet. Sports Illustrated called him "the greatest athlete of the twentieth century." And yet he was even more than all of that, "a whole greater than the sum of its parts . . . bigger, brighter, more original and influential than...
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Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention

Jay Williams Ph. D. - Harpercollins
Format: Print book

This big-hearted memoir by the most promising professional basketball player of his generation details his rise to NBA stardom, the terrible accident that ended his career and plunged him into a life-altering depression, and how he ultimately found his way out of the darkness.Ten years...
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Soccer without borders : jrgen klinsmann, coaching the u.s. men's national soccer team and the ... quest for the world cup.

Erik Kirschbaum - Picador
Format: Print book

A GAME-CHANGING AND FASCINATING BOOK ON HOW TO USE WISDOM FROM AROUND THE WORLD TO CREATE A WORLD-CLASS SOCCER TEAM, ABOUT ONE OF THE SPORT'S MOST ICONIC AND EFFECTIVE COACHES Jurgen Klinsmann, head coach of the U. S. men's national soccer team, has become a household name after the United...
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The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire

John Eisenberg - Basic Books
Format: Hardcover

The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured...
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Sidewalking: Coming to Terms with Los Angeles

David L Ulin - University of California Press,
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 Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen: The Original Handbook for Hunting, Fishing, & Game

Frank Forester - Clydesdale
Format: Paperback

All the essentials for the young outdoorsman Originally published in 1865, The Complete Manual for Young Sportsmen is every young man (or young woman's) guide to everything outdoors. This new edition of the classic handbook provides instructions, tips, and facts about everything...
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The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

JOHN FEINSTEIN - Doubleday
Format: Hardcover

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of A Good Walk Spoiled, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly-fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands.Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding...
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Lost and Stranded Expert Advice on How to Survive Being Alone in the Wilderness

For anyone who spends time in the backcountry, understanding not only what sorts of dangers you can run into out there but also exactly what those risks can do to you is part of being a smart, well informed outdoor traveler. In Lost and Stranded, author Timothy Sprinkle breaks down...
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Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton: Including Jackson Hole

Becky Lomax - Moon Travel
Format: Paperback

Find Your Adventure with Moon Travel Guides!Forge your way through forests, across mountain peaks, past geysers, and more with Moon Yellowstone & Grand Teton.Inside you'll find:Itineraries for every timeline, budget, and travel style, ranging from one day in each park to a week-long...
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Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968

John J. Harney - University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

When the Empire of Japan defeated the Chinese Qing Dynasty in 1895 and won its first colony, Taiwan, it worked to establish it as a model colony. The Japanese brought Taiwan not only education and economic reform but also a new pastime made popular in Japan by American influence: baseball....
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Why Baseball Matters

Susan Jacoby - Yale University Press
Format: Hardcover

A best-selling author and passionate baseball fan takes a tough-minded look at America's most traditional game in our twenty-first-century culture of digital distraction Baseball is a clockless game at odds with the shortened attention spans of technology-obsessed modern lives. It is, paradoxically,...
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Ultimate Speed: The Fast Life and Extreme Cars of Racing Legend Craig Breedlove

Samuel Hawley - Chicago Review Press
Format: Hardcover

An L.A. hot-rodder with a high school education, a family to support, and almost no money, Craig Breedlove set out in the late 1950s to do something big: harness the thrust of a jet in a car. With a growing obsession that would cost him his marriage, he started building in his dad's...
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The Cyclist Who Went Out in the Cold: Adventures Riding the Iron Curtain

Tim Moore - Pegasus Books
Format: Hardcover

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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Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

MIKE PESCA - Twelve
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:...
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This Is Your Brain on Sports: The Science of Underdogs, the Value of Rivalry, and What We Can Learn from the T-Shirt Cannon

L Jon Wertheim - Crown Archetype
Format: Print book

This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them. Sports Illustrated executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers...
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Spartan Fit!: 30 Days. Transform Your Mind. Transform Your Body. Commit to Grit.

Joe De Sena - ‎Mariner Books; Illustrated edition
Format: Hardcover

From the best-selling author of Spartan Up! a complete 30-day workout and diet plan to help you reach peak performance Joe De Sena designed...
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