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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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