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The Big Fella: Babe Ruth and the World He Created

JANE LEAVY · Harper
Pages: 560
Format: Hardcover

From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times bestselling author of The Last Boy and Sandy Koufax, comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth - the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity."He lived in the present tense - in the camera's lens. There was no frame...
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Slowhand: The Life and Music of Eric Clapton

PHILIP NORMAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Shout!, comes the definitive biography of Eric Clapton, a Rock legend whose life story is as remarkable as his music, which transformed the sound of a generation.For half a century Eric Clapton has been acknowledged to be one of music's greatest virtuosos,...
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Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL

Jeff Pearlman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

The USFL - United States Football League - was the last football league to not merely challenge the mighty NFL, but cause it to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secured multiple television deals. It drew millions of fans and launched the careers of legends. But then...
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The Club: How the English Premier League Became the Wildest, Richest, Most Disruptive Force in Sports

JOSHUA ROBINSON · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Club is the previously untold inside story of how English soccer's Premier League became the wildest, richest, most popular sports product on the planet. This is a sports and business tale of how money, ambition, and 25 years of uncommon drama re-made an ancient institution into...
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The Art and Making of Aquaman

Mike Avila · Insight Editions
Pages: 178
Format: Hardcover

Immerse yourself in the art and making of Aquaman, the movie chronicling Arthur Curry's path to a future reign as King of the Seven Seas.The Art and Making of Aquaman takes readers behind the scenes of the highly anticipated 2018 Warner Bros. Pictures film based on the popular DC character....
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The Baseball Game I'll Never Forget: Fifty Major Leaguers Recall Their Finest Moments

Steve Milton · Firefly Books
Pages: 176
Format: Paperback

Fifty of baseball's best recount their most memorable game. With careers that often span decades, and with more than 160 games in each season, baseball players have a lot to consider when choosing the one game that stands out -- but there is always at least one that leaps to mind for the "boys...
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Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring

Josh Rosenblatt · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Finally, we can talk about Fight Club!or,A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all meansAnyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different...
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