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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Philip H Knight · Scribner
Pages: 386
Format: Print book

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.Young, searching,...
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Here Comes Exterminator!: The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero

Eliza Mcgraw · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The father of the Kentucky Derby called him "the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history." Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him "the greatest race horse." Now, Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, longshot Kentucky Derby winner...
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The Box Wine Sailors: Misadventures of a Broke Young Couple at Sea

Amy McCullough · Academy Chicago Publishers,
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

Amy and Jimmie were not sailors. Their experience included reading a few books, watching a couple of instructional videos, and sailing once a week for a year. They were land-lubberly, middle-class twentysomethings, audacious and in love. All they wanted was to be together and do something...
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Unbound: A Story of Snow and Self-Discovery

Stephanie Jagger · Harperwave
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A young woman follows winter across five continents on a physical and spiritual journey that tests her body and soul, in this transformative memoir, full of heart and courage, that speaks to the adventurousness in all of us.Steph Jagger had always been a force of nature. Dissatisfied with...
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Greater than Gold : from Olympic heartbreak to ultimate redemption

David Boudia · Nelson Books
Pages: 194
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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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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Billy Martin: Baseball's Flawed Genius

Bill Pennington · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 530
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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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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Boy who runs : the odyssey of julius achon.

Julius Achon · Ballantine
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

In the tradition of Uzodinma Iweala's Beasts of No Nation by way of Christopher McDougall's Born to Run, this is the inspirational true story of the Ugandan boy soldier who became a world-renowned runner, then found his calling as director of a world-renowned African children's charity."Julius...
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Concussion

Jeanne Marie Laskas · Random House
Pages: 269
Format: Print book

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 of America's...
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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
Pages: 400
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 pitchers...
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Archery Fundamentals-2nd Edition

Teresa Johnson · Human Kinetics; 2 edition
Format: Book

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Alone on the wall

Alex Honnold · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 248
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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Chasing Water: Elegy of an Olympian

Anthony Ervin · Akashic Books
Pages: 300
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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Today We Die a Little!: The Inimitable Emil Zátopek, Olympic Runner and People's Champion

Richard Askwith · Nation Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

For a decade after the Second World War, Emil Zátopek - "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...
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