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Life Is a Wheel: Love, Death, Etc., and a Bike Ride Across America

Bruce Weber · Scribner Book Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Based on his popular New York Times series, bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle ride from coast to coast. Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill. During the summer and fall of 2011,...
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Arthur Ashe: A Life

RAYMOND ARSENAULT · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 784
Format: Hardcover

The first comprehensive, authoritative biography of American icon Arthur Ashe - the Jackie Robinson of men's tennis - a pioneering athlete who, after breaking the color barrier, went on to become an influential civil rights activist and public intellectual.Born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1943,...
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Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

Juliet Macur · Harper
Format: Hardcover

The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall.In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there—talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's...
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Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down

Dave Zirin · New Press, The
Format: Paperback

Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don’t mix. But in Game Over, celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin proves once and for all that politics has breached the modern sports arena with a vengeance. From the NFL lockout...
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The Naked Mountaineer: Misadventures of an Alpine Traveler

Stephen C. Sieberson · University of Nebraska Press
Format: Book

The Naked Mountaineer recounts a series of solo journeys to some of the world's most exotic peaks in places such as Switzerland, Japan, and Borneo. However, it is far from the typical heroic mountain-expedition book. Although Steve Sieberson did reach many summits, in most cases his travels...
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Lift: Fitness Culture, From Naked Greeks and Acrobats to Jazzercise and Ninja Warriors

Daniel Kunitz · Harper Wave
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

A riveting cultural history of fitness, from Greek antiquity to the era of the "big-box gym" and beyond, exploring the ways in which human exercise and physical ideals have changed over time - and what we can learn from our past. How did treadmills and weight machines become the gold...
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National Parks of America

Lonely Planet. · Lonely Planet Pubns, 2016.
Pages: 328
Format: Print book

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The Pine Tar Game: The Kansas City Royals, the New York Yankees, and Baseball's Most Absurd and Entertaining Controversy

Filip Bondy · Scribner
Format: Hardcover

An award-winning veteran sportswriter who personally covered the Pine Tar Game looks back and explores one of the wackiest events in baseball history. On July 24, 1983, during the finale of a heated four-game series between the dynastic New York Yankees and small-town Kansas City Royals,...
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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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Coleman The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook: The Official Cookbook from America's Camping Authority

Coleman · Oxmoor House
Pages: 271
Format: Paperback

A new cookbook from the brand that is the authority on the best camping experiences delivers the ultimate guide for creating wow-worthy campsite meals.As you'd expect from the experts at Coleman, The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook is both useful and beautiful. It's filled with 100 delicious...
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Players: The Story of Sports and Money, and the Visionaries Who Fought to Create a Revolution

Matthew Futterman · Simon and Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

"The business of sports has been completely transformed over the course of my lifetime, and Players is a riveting behind-the-scenes look at the beginnings of that revolution. I couldn't put it down." - Billy Beane The astonishing untold story of the people who transformed sports,...
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Why Baseball Matters

Susan Jacoby · Yale University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A best-selling author and passionate baseball fan takes a tough-minded look at America's most traditional game in our twenty-first-century culture of digital distraction Baseball is a clockless game at odds with the shortened attention spans of technology-obsessed modern lives. It is, paradoxically,...
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18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad

Nathaniel Crosby · Dey Street Books
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

In this love letter to his father, former professional golfer Nathaniel Crosby shares memories of Bing Crosby on the golf course, and the lessons he taught him about the game and about life. With a Foreword by Jack Nicklaus."Bing Crosby was a great ambassador for our game, as well...
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Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams

Seth Davis · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Search of Excellence for coaching, from the acclaimed CBS Sports commentator and author of the definitive biography of John Wooden What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent "us"? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports...
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Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas

Michael Hurd · University of Texas Press
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart...
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