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Mariano Rivera · Little Brown & Co.
Pages: 280
Format: Hardcover

The greatest relief pitcher of all time shares his extraordinary story of survival, love, and baseball.Mariano Rivera, the man who intimidated thousands of batters merely by opening a bullpen door, began his incredible journey as the son of a poor Panamanian fisherman. When first scouted...
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Endzone: The Rise, Fall, and Return of Michigan Football

John U. Bacon · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 480
Format: Hardcover

Endzone tells the story of how college football's most successful, richest and respected program almost lost all three in less than a decade - and entirely of its own doing. It is a story of hubris, greed, and betrayal - a tale more suited to Wall Street than the world's top public...
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Little Ship of Fools: Sixteen Rowers, One Improbable Boat, Seven Tumultuous Weeks on the Atlantic

Charles Wilkins · Greystone Books
Format: Paperback

Longlisted for the Charles Taylor PrizeThe dramatic and hilarious story of risk and survival as well as the importance of our connections to the planet on a human-powered journey across the oceanIt was to be an expedition like no othera run across the Atlantic from Morocco to Barbados...
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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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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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The Perfect Pass: American Genius and the Reinvention of Football

S C Gwynne · Scribner
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach - two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s - changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL.Hal...
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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams

SAM WALKER · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The former global sports editor of The Wall Street Journal profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed.The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach....
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Karate, Aikido, Ju-Jitsu And Judo: A Step-By-Step Practical Guide

Fay Goodman · Lorenz Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

A clear, accessible illustrated guide to popular martial arts disciplines for beginners and experienced practitioners.
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Coleman The Outdoor Adventure Cookbook: The Official Cookbook from America's Camping Authority

Coleman · Oxmoor House
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

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Slaying the Tiger: A Year Inside the Ropes on the New PGA Tour

Shane Ryan · Ballantine Books
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER * In Slaying the Tiger, one of today's boldest young sportswriters spends a season inside the ropes alongside the rising stars who are transforming the game of golf. For more than a decade, golf was dominated by one galvanizing figure: Eldrick "Tiger"...
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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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Find a Way

Diana Nyad · Knopf
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

Hillary Clinton said that Find a Way would stay with her through the general election: "When you're facing big challenges in your life, you can think about Diana Nyad getting attacked by the lethal sting of box jellyfishes. And nearly anything else seems doable in comparison."...
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Napoleon Lajoie: King of Ballplayers

David L. Fleitz · McFarland
Pages: 284
Format: Paperback

Napoleon Lajoie was the sixth player, and the first second baseman, to be elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. During his career, which lasted from 1896 to 1916, he was regularly called the "King of Ballplayers" and was widely regarded as the greatest baseball player of all time...
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The Last Season: A Father, a Son, and a Lifetime of College Football

Stuart Stevens · Knopf Publishing Group
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Fathers, sons, and sports are enduring themes of American literature. Here, in this fresh and moving account, a son returns to his native South to spend a special autumn with his ninety-five-year-old dad, sharing the unique joys, disappointments, and life lessons of Saturdays with their...
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Baseball Stadium Insider: A Dissection of All Thirty Ballparks, Legendary Players, & Memorable Moments

Matt Lupica · Kent State Univ Pr
Format: Print book

Major League Baseball occupies a special place in the hearts of Americans. The sound of the umpire yelling play ball is as familiar as the sight of the Stars and Stripes, and generations of sports fans spend summer nights staying up late to watch games. In The Baseball Stadium Insider,...
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