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American Huckster: How Chuck Blazer Got Rich From-and Sold Out-the Most Powerful Fiefdom in World Sports

Mary Papenfuss · Harper
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

The first inside account of the international soccer scandal that rocked the world and the American at its center - the incredible story of how a stay-at-home New York soccer dad illegally made millions off the world's most powerful and corrupt sports organization and became an unlikely...
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Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games

Michael Weinreb · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

From an award-winning writer, journalist, and college football expert: an entertaining cultural history that highlights the key moments, games, personalities, and scandals of the popular and controversial American pastime.Every Saturday in the fall, countless college students, alumni, and sports...
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A Feathered River Across the Sky: The Passenger Pigeon's Flight to Extinction

Joel Greenberg · Bloomsbury
Pages: 289
Format: Hardcover

In the early nineteenth century 25 to 40 percent of North America's birds were passenger pigeons, traveling in flocks so massive as to block out the sun for hours or even days. The down beats of their wings would chill the air beneath and create a thundering roar that would drown out all other...
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The Best in the World: At What I Have No Idea

Chris Jericho · Gotham; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers—and one of the top five talkers—of all time. Certainly,...
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Running: A Love Story: 10 Years, 5 Marathons, and 1 Life-Changing Sport

Jen A Miller · Seal Press
Pages: 232
Format: Print book

Jen Miller has fallen in and out of love, but no man has been there for her the way running has.In Running: A Love Story, Jen tells the story of her lifelong relationship with running with wit, thoughtfulness, and brutal honesty. Jen first laces up her sneakers in high school, when, like...
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Men in Green

Michael Bamberger · Simon & Schuster, 2015.
Pages: 260
Format: Print book

The instant New York Times bestseller from acclaimed Sports Illustrated writer Michael Bamberger - a warm, nostalgic, intimately reported account of golf's greatest generation, and "maybe the best golf book I've ever read" (Bill Reynolds, The Providence Journal) .With "exceptional...
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You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television

Al Michaels · William Morrow
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleAl Michaels' first television job was choosing women to appear on The Dating Game, but he really hit his stride when he took his first TV sports job in 1964. In the half century since, he has been the voice and often the face of major sports events; from Monday Night...
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Delavier's Women's Strength Training Anatomy Workouts

Frederic Delavier · Human Kinetics; 1 edition
Format: Book

About the Author Frédéric Delavier is a gifted artist with an exceptional knowledge of human anatomy. He studied morphology and anatomy for five years at the prestigious École des Beaux-Arts in Paris and studied dissection for three years at the Paris Faculté de Médecine....
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The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

Mike Matheny · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

"Nothing worth doing right is easy."-Mike Matheny Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis...
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Baseball Card Price Guide

Beckett Media · Beckett Pubns; 0037- edition
Format: Print book

Beckett Baseball Card Price Guide
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Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life

William Finnegan · Penguin Press
Pages: 447
Format: Print book

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**A deeply rendered self-portrait of a lifelong surfer by the acclaimed New Yorker writerBarbarian Days is William Finnegan's memoir of an obsession, a complex enchantment. Surfing only looks like a sport. To initiates, it is something...
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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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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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Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players

Steve Cameron · Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

Profiles, stories, artifacts and archival images of every player in the Hockey Hall of Fame. The greatest individual honor that can be bestowed upon a professional hockey player is to be inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. Hockey Hall of Fame Book of Players celebrates each and every...
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The Legends Club: Dean Smith, Mike Krzyzewski, Jim Valvano and the Story of an Epic College Basketball Rivalry

John Feinstein · Doubleday, 2016.
Pages: 416
Format: Print book

The riveting inside story of college basketball's fiercest rivalry among three coaching legends - University of North Carolina's Dean Smith, Duke's Mike Krzyzewski, and North Carolina State's Jim Valvano - by the king of college basketball writers, #1 New York Times bestseller John FeinsteinOn...
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99: Stories of the Game

Wayne Gretzky · G.P. Putnam's Sons
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

"The Great One" weaves memories of his legendary career with an inside look at the sport of professional hockey, and the heroes and stories that inspired him. From minor-hockey phenomenon to Hall of Fame sensation, Wayne Gretzky rewrote the record books, his accomplishments becoming...
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Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour

Shane Ryan · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In Slaying the Tiger, one of today's boldest young sportswriters spends a season inside the ropes alongside the rising stars who are transforming the game of golf. For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger"...
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Ty Cobb: A Terrible Beauty

Charles Leerhsen · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

Finally - a fascinating and authoritative biography of perhaps the most controversial player in baseball history, Ty Cobb.Ty Cobb is baseball royalty, maybe even the greatest player who ever lived. His lifetime batting average is still the highest of all time, and when he retired in 1928,...
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Continental Divide: A History of American Mountaineering

Maurice Isserman · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 448
Format: Hardcover

This magesterial and thrilling history argues that the story of American mountaineering is the story of America itself.In Continental Divide, Maurice Isserman tells the history of American mountaineering through four centuries of landmark climbs and first ascents. Mountains were originally...
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Run the World: My 3,500-Mile Journey Through Running Cultures Around the Globe

Becky Wade · William Morrow & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From elite marathoner and Olympic hopeful Becky Wade comes the story of her year-long exploration of diverse global running communities from England to Ethiopia - 9 countries, 72 host families, and over 3,500 miles of running - investigating unique cultural approaches to the sport and revealing...
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Thunder and Sunshine: Around the World by Bike, Part Two: Riding Home from Patagonia

Alastair Humphreys · Trafalgar Square
Pages: 366
Format: Paperback

Follow Alastair Humphreys on his epic bike trip around the world, as he travels from South Africa to the UK, going through South and North America, Siberia in winter, Japan, and back through China, central Asia, and Europe Alastair Humphreys cycled around the world - a journey of 46,000...
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Earnhardts : the saga of nascar's first family.

Jay Busbee · Harpercollins, 2016.
Pages: 352
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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Club Soccer 101: The Essential Guide to the Stars, Stats, and Stories of 101 of the Greatest Teams in the World

Luke Dempsey · W. W. Norton & Company; 1 edition
Format: Book

Everything any fan needs to know.Club Soccer 101 is the essential guide to 101 of the most storied soccer clubs in the world. The book covers the history of European powerhouses like Arsenal, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, Chelsea, Inter Milan, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain, and Real...
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The Three-Year Swim Club: The Untold Story of Maui's Sugar Ditch Kids and Their Quest for Olympic Glory

Julie Checkoway · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 415
Format: Print book

For readers of Unbroken and The Boys in the Boat comes the inspirational, untold story of impoverished children who transformed themselves into world-class swimmers.In 1937, a schoolteacher on the island of Maui challenged a group of poverty-stricken sugar plantation kids to swim upstream...
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A Calculus of Color: The Integration of Baseball's American League

Robert Kuhn McGregor · McFarland & Company
Pages: 214
Format: Paperback

In 1947, as the integration of Major League Baseball began, the once-daring American League had grown reactionary, unwilling to confront postwar challenges--population shifts, labor issues and, above all, racial integration. The league had matured in the Jim Crow era, when northern cities...
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Terror in the City of Champions: Murder, Baseball, and the Secret Society that Shocked Depression-era Detroit

Tom Stanton · Lyons Press
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times BestsellerDetroit, mid-1930s: In a city abuzz over its unrivaled sports success, gun-loving baseball fan Dayton Dean became ensnared in the nefarious and deadly Black Legion. The secretive, Klan-like group was executing a wicked plan of terror, murdering enemies, flogging...
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Pete Rose: An American Dilemma

Kostya Kennedy · Little Brown & Co
Pages: 341
Format: Hardcover

"Kennedy's book on the tarnished and enigmatic Rose is exceptional. Like the best writing about sport--Liebling, Angell--it qualifies as stirring literature. I'd read Kennedy no matter what he writes about." --Richard FordPete Rose played baseball with a singular and headfirst...
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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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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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Pedro

Pedro Martinez · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A bold, no-holds-barred memoir from one of the most dominant and dynamic pitchers to ever play the game Before Pedro Martinez was the eight-time All Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, and World Series champion, before stadiums full of fans chanted his name, he was just a little kid from...
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Approaching Ali: A Reclamation in Three Acts

Davis Miller · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 212
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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Strong & Sculpted

Brad Schoenfeld · Human Kinetics
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Brad Schoenfeld has helped hundreds of thousands of readers increase strength, lose fat, and sculpt the physiques of their dreams. Now, he's created a new program for a new generation. "Strong & Sculpted" is a science-based program that is simple and effective. It takes into...
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Porque el fútbol importa

Pelé · Celebra
Format: Print book

Fútbol. Balompié. El juego bonito. El deporte más popular del mundo tiene muchos nombres pero, por muchas décadas, los aficionados han estado de acuerdo en una cosa: el mayor jugador de todos los tiempos fue Pelé. Ahora, la estrella legendaria, embajador y personaje...
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Money and Soccer: A Soccernomics Guide: Why Chievo Verona, Unterhaching, and Scunthorpe United Will Never Win the Champions League, Why Manchester ... and Manchester United Cannot Be Stopped

Stefan Szymanski · Nation Books; First Edition edition
Format: Print book

Modern soccer is big business. From the ill-received takeover of Manchester United by the Glazer family to Paris Saint Germain's current shopping spree for the best footballers on the planet, soccer finance has become an increasingly important part of the game.Barely a summer goes by now without...
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It's Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life

Shannon Miller · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Hardcover

The winner of seven Olympic medals and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, Shannon tells her story from being a shy, rambunctious girl raised in Oklahoma, through her training accidents, her successful battle with ovarian cancer, and the birth of her miracle baby...
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The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball

Alejandro Danois · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

The inspiring true story of a high-school basketball team that overcame desperate circumstances in 1980s Baltimore to produce four NBA players and give hope to a neighborhood and a city, thanks to a remarkable coach who relentlessly pursued perfection.As the crack epidemic swept across...
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Brady vs Manning: The Untold Story of the Rivalry That Transformed the NFL

Gary Myers · Crown Archtype
Pages: 264
Format: Print book

New York Times Bestseller From Acclaimed sports journalist Gary Myers comes the definitive inside account of the greatest rivalry in NFL historyTom Brady and Peyton Manning are perhaps the two greatest quarterbacks of all time. They are living legends who have come to embody the quarterback...
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Any Given Monday: Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them for Athletes, Parents, and Coaches - Based on My Life in Sports Medicine

James R. Andrews · Scribner
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

From tennis elbow to severe trauma, Dr. James Andrews has treated countless sports injuries during his unparalleled medical career. An orthopedic surgeon, well known for performing Tommy John surgeries, and a consultant to some of the fiercest teams in college and professional sports, Dr. Andrews...
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Lennyball: A Memoir of Life on the Edge

Lenny Dykstra · William Morrow
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A TOP-TEN NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AN INSTANT CLASSIC OF HUSSLE AND EXCESS ..."Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS AUTOBIOGRAPHIES I'VE EVER READ. It comes from the heart." - Stephen King"THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND! Obviously...
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The Domino Diaries: My Decade Boxing with Olympic Champions and Chasing Hemingway's Ghost in the Last Days of Castro's Cuba

Brin-Jonathan Butler · Picador USA
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

A powerful and lively work of immersive journalism, Brin-Jonathan Butler's story of his time chasing the American dream through CubaWhether he's hustling his way into Mike Tyson's mansion for an interview, betting his life savings on a boxing match, becoming romantically entangled...
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The Bowling Chronicles: Collected Writings of Dr. Jake

J.R. Schmidt · McFarland
Pages: 248
Format: Paperback

Millions of people bowl yet few know much about bowling's rich history. For more than 25 years, J.R. "Dr. Jake" Schmidt has been recounting that history in Bowlers Journal International with vitality and detail. This collection of 90 of his classic articles presents portraits...
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Life Is Not an Accident: A Memoir of Reinvention

Jay Williams Ph. D. · Harpercollins
Pages: 255
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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We'll always have Paris

Jennifer Coburn · Sourcebooks
Format: eBook

How her daughter and her passport taught Jennifer to live like there's no tomorrow Jennifer Coburn has always been terrified of dying young. So she decides to save up and drop everything to travel with her daughter, Katie, on a whirlwind European adventure before it's too late....
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They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived

Doug Harvey · Gallery Books
Pages: 274
Format: Hardcover

In the pageantry of baseball, one select group is virtually unknown in the outside world, derided by fans, faced with split-second choices that spell victory or defeat. These men are up-close observers of the action, privy to inside jokes, blood feuds, benches-clearing brawls, and managers'...
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It's Not About Perfect: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life

Shannon Miller · Thomas Dunne Books
Format: Kindle Edition

The winner of seven Olympic medals and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, Shannon tells her story from being a shy, rambunctious girl raised in Oklahoma, through her training accidents, her successful battle with ovarian cancer, and the birth of her miracle baby...
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Maximum Interval Training

John Cissik · Human Kinetics Publishers
Pages: 368
Format: Paperback

Are you ready to challenge yourself, and turn up the intensity of your workouts? Are you ready for a proven program that burns fat, increases muscle, and sculpts the physique you've always wanted? If so, then Maximum Interval Training is for you! Maximum Interval Training combines high-intensity...
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A Life Well Played: My Stories

Arnold Palmer · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

The instant New York Times bestsellerThis book is Palmer's parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger...
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The Total Motorcycling Manual

Mark Lindemann · Weldon Owen
Format: Hardcover

Whether you’re a daily commuter, a weekend touring rider, or an off-road dirt fiend, this comprehensive guide from the experts at Cycle World magazine has the tried-and-true tips and tricks you need. Covers buying the right bike, riding safely, touring on two wheels, and maintaining...
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The Matheny Manifesto: A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life

Mike Matheny · Crown Archetype
Format: eBook

 “Nothing worth doing right is easy.”–Mike Matheny    Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony...
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The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams

Michael Tackett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From an award-winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers - and men Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours...
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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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The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights

Shaun Assael · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

A daring investigation into the mysterious death of Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston, set against the dawn of the 1970s, when the mob was fighting to keep control of the Las Vegas Strip, Richard Nixon was launching America's first war on heroin, and boxing was in its glory days.On January...
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Losing Isn't Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History

Curt Menefee · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A refreshing and though-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat - those on the flip side of an epic triumph - and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit.Every sports fan recalls with amazing...
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Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

Mark Schultz · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot...
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Writings on the Wall: Searching for a New Equality Beyond Black and White

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar · Time Home Entertainment
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

Bestselling author, basketball legend and cultural commentator Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores the heart of issues that affect Americans today.Since retiring from professional basketball as the NBA's all-time leading scorer, six-time MVP, and Hall of Fame inductee, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar has become...
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Speed Kings: The 1932 Winter Olympics and the Fastest Men in the World

Andy Bull · AVERY, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

A story of risk, adventure, and daring as four Americans race to win the gold medal in the most dangerous competition in Olympic history. In the 1930s, as the world hurtled toward war, speed was all the rage. Bobsledding, the fastest and most thrilling way to travel on land, had become...
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Two Hours: The Quest to Run the Impossible Marathon

Ed Caesar · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The first major work about marathon running - including the current heated battle among the world's elite runners to reach the two-hour barrier - and how psychology, technology, economics, and the latest science affect the potential of human performance.Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards....
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A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field at One Hundred

George Will · Crown Archetype
Pages: 223
Format: Hardcover

The New York Times-bestselling history of America's most beloved baseball stadium, Wrigley Field, and the Cubs' century-long search for World Series gloryIn A Nice Little Place on the North Side, leading columnist George Will returns to baseball with a deeply personal look at his hapless...
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The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Thing in Sports

Jeff Passan · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Yahoo's lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports - the pitching arm - and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors.Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers...
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One for the Record: The Inside Story of Hank Aaron's Chase for the Home Run Record

George Plimpton · Little
Pages: 193
Format: Print book

The inside story of Hank Aaron's chase for the home run record, repackaged and with a foreword by Bob Costas and new material from the Plimpton Archives.In ONE FOR THE RECORD, George Plimpton recounts Hank Aaron's thrilling race to become the new home run champion. Amidst media...
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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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Jackie Robinson: An Integrated Life

J. Christopher Schutz · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 175
Format: Hardcover

Jackie Robinson's story is not only a compelling drama of heroism, but also as a template of the African American freedom struggle. A towering athletic talent, Robinson's greater impact was on preparing the way for the civil rights reform wave following WWII. But Robinson's story has always...
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Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise

Anders Ericsson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 307
Format: Print book

From the world's reigning expert on expertise comes a powerful new approach to mastering almost any skill. Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert performance guru Anders Ericsson has made a career studying...
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Wake Up Happy: The Dream Big, Win Big Guide to Transforming Your Life

Michael Strahan · 37 INK/ATRIA
Pages: 196
Format: Print book

From America's favorite football player turned morning talk show host - a man who makes just about everything look easy - a mélange of stories and motivational advice to inspire the reader to turn up the heat and go from good to great in pursuit of their personal ambitions.Michael Strahan...
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Lucky Bastard: My Life, My Dad, and the Things I'm Not Allowed to Say on TV

Joe Buck · Dutton
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

In his debut memoir, Joe Buck talks about his life, his career, and his memorable relationship with his father, legendary sportscaster Jack Buck.Sports fans see Joe Buck everywhere: broadcasting one of the biggest games in the NFL every week, doing the World Series every year, announcing...
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The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph

Scott Ellsworth · Little, Brown and Company
Format: Hardcover

The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental changeIn the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was on the verge of changing basketball forever. A protégé of James Naismith, the games...
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Wooden: A Coach's Life

Seth Davis · Henry Holt & Co
Pages: 591
Format: Hardcover

A provocative and revelatory new biography of the legendary UCLA coach John Wooden, by one of America's top college basketball writersNo college basketball coach has ever dominated the sport like John Wooden. His UCLA teams reached unprecedented heights in the 1960s and '70s capped...
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MMA Now!: The Stars and Stories of Mixed Martial Arts

Brian Sobie · Firefly Books
Format: Paperback

Pound for pound, the most revealing book on the sport today. Mixed Martial Arts MMA is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Its origins hail from ancient Greece and the combat sport Pankration. Today MMA is a multi-million-dollar industry, led by the Ultimate Fighting Championship...
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Undisputed Truth

Christian Giudice · Blue Rider Press
Format: Kindle Edition

From Barnes & NobleHe was the undisputed heavyweight champion at twenty; a convicted rapist at twenty-five; a Boxing Hall of Famer who was bankrupt by 2003 despite having earned nearly a third of a billion dollars during his multiple careers. In his new autobiography, Mike Tyson talks candidly...
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Furious George: My Forty Years Surviving NBA Divas, Clueless GMs, and Poor Shot Selection

George Karl · Harpercollins
Pages: 228
Format: Print book

The most outspoken and combative coach in NBA history - and one of the most successful, amassing more than 1,175 victories, the sixth best winning record ever - reflects on his life, his career, and his battles on and off the basketball court in this no-holds-barred memoirA man of deep...
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My Fight / Your Fight

Ronda Rousey · Regan Arts.
Format: eBook

THE ONLY OFFICIAL RONDA ROUSEY BOOK "The fight is yours to win." In this inspiring and moving book, Ronda Rousey, the Olympic medalist in judo, reigning UFC women's bantamweight champion, and Hollywood star charts her difficult path to glory. Marked by her signature charm,...
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My Cubs: A Love Story

Scott Simon · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured - and now triumphant - franchise.No metaphor is necessary;...
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Accepted: How the First Gay Superstar Changed WWE

Pat Patterson · ECW Press
Pages: 320
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 to the United...
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The Closer

Mariano Rivera · Little Brown & Co.
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted...
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If These Walls Could Talk: Chicago Bulls: Stories from the Sideline, Locker Room, and Press Box of the Chicago Bulls Dynasty

Kent McDill · Triumph Books
Format: Book

The Chicago Bulls are one of basketball’s most storied teams—from Michael Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Phil Jackson to Hall of Famers and MVPs, the Bulls’ NBA championship legacy will likely never be surpassed. Author and Bulls’ beat reporter Kent McDill provides...
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I'd Know That Voice Anywhere: My Favorite NPR Commentaries

Frank Deford · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Frank Deford is one of the most beloved sports journalists in America. A contributing writer to Sports Illustrated for more than fifty years, and a longtime correspondent on Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel, these days, Deford is perhaps best known for his weekly commentaries on NPR's...
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Fly the W: The Chicago Cubs' Historic 2016 Championship Season

TRIUMPH BOOKS. · TRIUMPH BOOKS
Pages: 160
Format: Print book

Curse broken. For the first time since 1908, the Chicago Cubs are champions of the baseball world Following a dominant regular season and a thrilling playoff performance, the Cubs captured their long-anticipated World Series title in dramatic fashion and fulfilled the dreams of generations...
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Running Man: A Memoir

Charlie Engle · Scribner
Pages: 290
Format: Print book

A compulsively readable, remarkably candid memoir from world class ultra-marathon runner Charlie Engle chronicling his globe-spanning races, his record-breaking run across the Sahara Desert, and how running helped him overcome drug addiction ... and an unjust stint in federal prison.After...
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50 Years, 50 Moments: The Most Unforgettable Plays in Super Bowl History

Jerry Rice · Dey Street Books
Pages: 446
Format: Print book

In commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of America's most beloved sporting event - the Super Bowl - an authoritative collection of the most pivotal plays through the decades, compiled by the legendary Jerry Rice, and illustrated with dozens of color photographs.New York Times bestseller...
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NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent's Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League

Ralph Cindrich · Lyons Press
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

NFL Brawler is a raucous first-person account of an NFL under siege by the game's first player-turned-agent, Ralph Cindrich, the original "Blind Side" agent whose entertaining pro football memoir takes readers behind the scenes of the game's most important and outrageous...
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The Total Motorcycling Manual

Mark Lindemann · Weldon Owen
Format: Print book

Whether youre a daily commuter, a weekend touring rider, or an off-road dirt fiend, this comprehensive guide from the experts at Cycle World magazine has the tried-and-true tips and tricks you need. Covers buying the right bike, riding safely, touring on two wheels, and maintaining and repairing...
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Teammate: My Journey in Baseball and a World Series for the Ages

DAVID ROSS · Hachette Books
Pages: 272
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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Coming Out to Play

Robbie Rogers · Penguin Books
Format: Book

“Rogers made history.” —Sports IllustratedRobbie Rogers knows better than most that keeping secrets can crush you. But for much of his life Robbie lived in paralyzing fear that sharing his big secret would cost him the love of his family and his career as a professional...
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Women's Guide to Triathlon, The

USA Triathlon · Human Kinetics
Format: Print book

About the Author USA Triathlon is the national governing body of triathlon and other multisport disciplines in the United States. The organization is the sanctioning authority for more than 4,300 diverse events ranging from grassroots to national championship races...
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Catching the Sky

Colten Moore · 37 INK/Atria
Pages: 255
Format: Print book

A transcendent story about risk and the pursuit of happiness, family, and the bond between brothers.Dust and prairie were abundant on the Texas Panhandle, the land that gave birth to generations of Moores. But instead of working the landor the cattle that fed upon it, the Moore brothers,...
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Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football

Gilbert M. Gaul · Viking
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

"A penetrating examination of how the elite college football programs have become 'giant entertainment businesses that happened to do a little education on the side.'" - Mark Kram, The New York TimesTwo-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting...
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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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