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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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Dallas Cowboys in the Hall of Fame: Their Remarkable Journeys to Canton

David Thomas · ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD
Pages: 272
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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The Edge of the World: A Visual Adventure to the Most Extraordinary Places on Earth

Jimmy Chin · Falcon Guides
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Photos and stories that will stop you in your tracksCreated in partnership with Outside magazine for its 40th anniversaryThe gripping stories behind some of Outside's most iconic images.More than 140 of the best adventure photos ever featured in OutsideWith a foreword by world-renowned...
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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
Pages: 464
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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Boys among men : how the prep-to-pro generation redefined the NBA and sparked a basketball revolution

Jonathan P D Abrams · Crown Archetype
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, never-before-told story of the prep-to-pro generation, those basketball prodigies who from 1995 to 2005 made the jump directly from high school to the NBA. When Kevin Garnett shocked the world by announcing that he would not be attending college - as young basketball prodigies...
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Sugar: Micheal Ray Richardson, Eighties Excess, and the NBA

Charley Rosen · Univ of Nebraska Pr
Pages: 192
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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The Night Wilt Scored 100: Tales from Basketball's Past

Eric Nadel · Taylor Pub
Pages: 185
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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Legends of Pro Wrestling: 150 Years of Headlocks, Body Slams, and Piledrivers

Tim Hornbaker · Sports Publishing
Pages: 553
Format: Print book

Legends of Pro Wrestling offers the first comprehensive look at the entire world of wrestling. With detailed biographies and never-before-seen statistics of some of the greatest athletes in the sport, you will be able to read about hundreds of wrestlers, dating back to the mid-1800s. As the first...
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Men in Blazers Present Encyclopedia Blazertannica: A Suboptimal Guide to Soccer, America's "Sport of the Future" Since 1972

Roger Bennett · Knopf
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Soccer has been America's Sport of the Future since 1972. Propelled by the rise of the World Cup, Premier League, the glory of the United States Women's National Team, Lionel Messi's DemiGod-esque talent and repeat exposure to Cristiano Ronaldo's preening abs, that Future...
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Back from the Dead

Bill Walton · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
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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Dust Bowl Girls: A Team's Quest for Basketball Glory

Lydia Reeder · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance...
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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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Surviving Logan

Erik Bjarnason · Rocky Mountain Books
Pages: 256
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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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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Find a Way

Diana Nyad · Knopf
Pages: 308
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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