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Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during World War II
Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during World War II

Douglas Stark · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 359
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 styles...
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100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time
100 Greatest Boxers Of All Time

Bert Randolph Sugar · Crescent
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

100 greatest boxers of all time
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For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr
For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr

Duncan Hamilton · Penguin Press
Pages: 388
Format: Print book

The untold and inspiring story of Eric Liddell, hero of Chariots of Fire, from his Olympic medal to his missionary work in China to his last, brave years in a Japanese work camp during WWIIMany people will remember Eric Liddell as the Olympic gold medalist from the Academy Award winning...
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Classic Hunting Tales
Classic Hunting Tales

Vin T Sparano · Beaufort Books
Pages: 215
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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Running with the champ : my forty-year friendship with Muhammad Ali
Running with the champ : my forty-year friendship with Muhammad Ali

Tim Shanahan · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 307
Format: eBook

"A former medical sales manager traces his longtime friendship with the two-time heavyweight champion of the world, describing how they bonded over shared efforts on behalf of underprivileged kids and how the author witnessed Ali's countless acts of unpublicized generosity over...
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Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA
Indentured: The Inside Story of the Rebellion Against the NCAA

Joe Nocera · Portfolio
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

"How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won't anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values and American justice?" In the four years since...
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Down to the Wire
Down to the Wire

Jeff Miller · Taylor Pub
Pages: 257
Format: Hardcover

Book by Miller, Jeff
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The Courage of Magic Johnson
The Courage of Magic Johnson

Peter Pascarelli · Starfire
Pages: 115
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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The Games: A Global History of the Olympics
The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

David Goldblatt · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 516
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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Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants
Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants

Maury Klein · Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Pages: 400
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 frenetic...
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How to Speak Football: From Ankle Breaker to Zebra--an Illustrated Guide to Gridiron Gab
How to Speak Football: From Ankle Breaker to Zebra--an Illustrated Guide to Gridiron Gab

Sally Cook · Flatiron Books
Pages: 128
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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NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football
NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

Johnny Anonymous · Dey Street Books
Pages: 239
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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Who Shot Sports: A Photographic History, 1843 to the Present
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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Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant
Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Roland Lazenby · Little
Pages: 608
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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Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball
Black Gods of the Asphalt: Religion, Hip-Hop, and Street Basketball

Onaje X O Woodbine · Columbia University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

J-Rod moves like a small battle tank on the court, his face mean, staring down his opponents. "I play just like my father," he says. "Before my father died, he was a problem on the court. I'm a problem." Playing basketball for him fuses past and present, conjuring...
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