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Swimming Studies

Leanne Shapton · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Swimming Studies is a collection of autobiographical sketches that explore the worlds of competitive and recreational swimming. From her training for the Olympic trials as a teenager, to meditative swims in pools and oceans as an adult, Leanne Shapton contemplates the sport that has shaped...
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Taking Aim: Daring to Be Different, Happier, and Healthier in the Great Outdoors

Eva Shockey · Convergent Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

An acclaimed bow hunter who defies the stereotype that hunting is a man's game, Eva Shockey is a TV and social media phenomenon at the forefront of a new wave of women and girls who are passionate about outdoor sports. Eva Shockey grew up expecting to be a dancer like her glamorous...
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The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record

John Eisenberg · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of baseball's legendary "Ironmen," two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea...
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The Patriot: The Stunning True Story of Aaron Hernandez: His Rise and Fall as a Football Superstar, His Two Explosive Trials for Murder, His Shocking Death

James Patterson · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The world's most popular thriller writer presents the definitive, never before told account of the Aaron Hernandez case. Everyone thought they knew Aaron Hernandez. He was an NFL star who made the game of football look easy. Until he became the prime suspect in a gruesome murder. But who was Aaron...
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Canoes: A Natural History in North America

Mark Neuzil · University of Minnesota Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

Ancient records of canoes are found from the Pacific Northwest to the coast of Maine, in Minnesota and Mexico, in the Southeast and across the Caribbean. And if a native of those distant times might encounter a canoe of our day - whether birch bark or dugout or a modern marvel made of carbon...
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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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Higher Calling: Cycling's Obsession with Mountains

MAX LEONARD · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Guaranteed to appeal to all lovers of cycling, the author of Lanterne Rouge explores the glorious -- and painful -- allure of cycling up mountain peaks.Written with verve and enthusiasm, A Higher Calling explores why mountains have such a magnetic appeal to cyclists the world over. But Max Leonard,...
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Dr. Z: The Lost Memoirs of an Irreverent Football Writer

Paul Zimmerman · Triumph Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

During his nearly 50 years of sportswriting, including 28 at Sports Illustrated, readers of Dr. Z came to expect a certain alchemical, trademark blend: words which were caustic and wry, at times self-deprecating or even puzzling, but always devilishly smart with arresting honesty. A complex...
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National Geographic Walking Washington, D.C.

Barbara Noe Kennedy · National Geographic Soc
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

See the best of Washington with this streamlined walking guide, complete with step-by-step itineraries and maps to help you explore the city like a pro and navigate like a local. Created in a handy, take-along format, this guide is written by a seasoned travel writer to help conjure the spirit...
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Kicks: The Great American Story of Sneakers

Nicholas Smith · Crown
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

A cultural history of sneakers, tracing the footprint of one of our most iconic fashions across sports, business, pop culture, and American identityWhen the athletic shoe graduated from the beaches and croquet courts of the wealthy elite to streetwear ubiquity, its journey through the heart...
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The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

HOWARD BRYANT · Beacon Press
Pages: 312
Format: Hardcover

Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today's Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning of American patriotismFor most of the twentieth century, "No News on the Sports Page" governed how sports were played and perceived in America....
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Tai Chi In 10 Weeks: A Beginner's Guide

AIHAN KUHN · Ymaa Publication Center
Pages: 224
Format: Paperback

This book is designed to guide beginning students through the fundamentals of tai chi in ten weeks. Dr. Aihan Kuhn teaches readers the twenty-four-step Yang-style form. She shares insight on warming up, healing, and avoiding injury. But tai chi is more than just a physical exercise. It is a way of life....
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Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments

Stephen Wong · Smithsonian Books
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Game Worn: Baseball Treasures from the Game's Greatest Heroes and Moments is a richly illustrated exploration and first-of-its-kind compendium study of the world's most coveted and precious baseball uniforms worn by Major League ballplayers during the twentieth century. This coffee-table...
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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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Salt, Sweat, Tears: The Men Who Rowed the Oceans

Adam Rackley · Penguin Books
Format: Paperback

A riveting first-person account and history of rowers who have attempted to navigate across the AtlanticMore people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven meters...
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