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Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secret to Happiness and Excellence

Karen Crouse · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country - and whose citizens provide a model for achieving excellence while leading a well-rounded life.Norwich, a charming Vermont town of roughly three thousand...
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Walking to Listen: 4,000 Miles Across America, One Story at a Time

Andrew Forsthoefel · Bloomsbury USA
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of one young man's coming of age on a cross-country trek--told through the stories of the people of all ages, races, and inclinations he meets along the highways of America.Life is fast, and I've found it's easy to confuse the miraculous for the mundane, so I'm slowing down, way down,...
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Gun Digest 2017

Jerry Lee · Gun Digest Books
Pages: 568
Format: Print book

THE 71ST EDITION OF THE WORLD'S GREATEST GUN BOOK! Generations of firearms enthusiasts have used Gun Digest as the number one source for information on guns old and new for hunting, target shooting, collecting and personal defense. Whatever your interest is in relation to firearms, you'll...
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Dust Bowl Girls: A Team's Quest for Basketball Glory

Lydia Reeder · Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

At the height of the Great Depression, Sam Babb, the charismatic basketball coach of tiny Oklahoma Presbyterian College, began dreaming. Like so many others, he wanted a reason to have hope. Traveling from farm to farm, he recruited talented, hardworking young women and offered them a chance...
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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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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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Slobberknocker: My Life in Wrestling

JIM ROSS · Sports Publishing
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

There are few people who have been in the wrestling business longer than Jim Ross. And those who have made it as long as he has (half a century to be exact) probably made enemies or burned bridges. But that's just not JR.Slobberknocker is the story of how an Oklahoman farm kid, with...
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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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Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father

Murray Howe · Viking
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Part Tuesdays with Morrie, part Mr. Hockey, Nine Lessons I Learned from My Father is a son's intimate account of all that lies behind the towering legacy of the beloved Gordie Howe.When Gordie Howe passed away, the world paused to acknowledge the legacy of the game's greatest player. For twelve...
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The 1997 Masters: My Story

Tiger Woods · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course. In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until...
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The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse

RICH COHEN · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago CubsFor Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Cubs have always been more than a team: they've been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series.A...
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Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America's Game

UPTON BELL · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history or you can live its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game...
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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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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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Return of the King: LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers, and the Greatest Comeback in NBA History

BRIAN WINDHORST · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Now a New York Times bestseller! The inside story of LeBron James's return and ultimate triumph in Cleveland. What really happened when LeBron James stunned the NBA by leaving a potential dynasty in Miami to come home to play with the Cleveland Cavaliers? How did the Cavs use secret meetings...
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