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The Last Cowboy: A Life of Tom Landry

Mark Ribowsky · Liveright Publishing Corporation
Pages: 684
Format: Hardcover

A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2013 An action-packed biography of a man, his team, and the league he helped create -- in the tradition of Maraniss's When Pride Still Mattered. Tom Landry, the coach during professional football's most fabled era, transformed the gridiron from...
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ROAR: How to Match Your Food and Fitness to Your Unique Female Physiology for Optimum Performance, Great Health, and a Strong, Lean Body for Life

Stacy Sims · Rodale Books
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Women are not small men. Stop eating and training like one. Because most nutrition products and training plans are designed for men, it's no wonder that so many female athletes struggle to reach their full potential. ROAR is a comprehensive, physiology-based nutrition and training guide...
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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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The Stranger in the Woods: The Extraordinary Story of the Last True Hermit

Michael Finkel · Knopf
Pages: 203
Format: Hardcover

Many people dream of escaping modern life, but most will never act on it. This is the remarkable true story of a man who lived alone in the woods of Maine for 27 years, making this dream a reality - not out of anger at the world, but simply because he preferred to live on his own. A New York...
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The Campout Cookbook: Inspired Recipes for Cooking Around the Fire and Under the Stars

MARNIE HANEL · Artisan
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Forget freeze-dried astronaut meals and bags of stale, store-bought gorp. Finally, here's a cookbook that complements the magic of gathering around a campfire and sharing a meal with friends. From the IACP Award-winning authors of The Picnic, which brought taste and style to eating outdoors...
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A Wolverine Is Eating My Leg

Tim Cahill · Vintage Books
Pages: 302
Format: Book

Cahill is great! He is the P.J. O'Rourke of the outdoors! Fearless and hell-bent on overcoming all obstacles in his path, Cahill takes us to the oddest and scariest adventures nature has to offer.
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Undisputed Truth

Mike Tyson · Blue Rider Press
Format: Hardcover

A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world—and a legend both in and out of the ring. Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during...
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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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Unbeaten: Rocky Marciano's Fight for Perfection in a Crooked World

Mike Stanton · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of The Prince of Providence, a revelatory biography of Rocky Marciano, the greatest heavyweight champion of all time.The son of poor Italian immigrants, with short arms and stubby legs, Rocky Marciano accomplished a feat that eluded legendary heavyweight champions...
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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

Jeff Pearlman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

From a New York Times best-selling author, the full, definitive biography of Brett Favre A towering figure on the field for two decades who breezed into the Hall of Fame, Brett Favre was one of the game's last cowboys, a fastball-throwing, tobacco-chewing gunslinger who refused to give...
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Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Roland Lazenby · Little
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan...
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The Fight of Their Lives: How Juan Marichal And John Roseboro Turned Baseball's Ugliest Brawl Into A Story Of Forgiveness And Redemption

John Rosengren · Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press,
Pages: 277
Format: Print book

One Sunday afternoon in August 1965, on a day when baseball's most storied rivals, the Giants and Dodgers, vied for the pennant, the national pastime reflected the tensions in society and nearly sullied two men forever. Juan Marichal, a Dominican anxious about his family's safety...
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