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Summer of '68: The Season That Changed Baseball--and America--Forever

Tim Wendel · Da Capo Press; First edition
Format: Hardcover

Overview: From the beginning, '68 was a season rocked by national tragedy and sweeping change. Opening Day was postponed and later played in the shadow of Martin Luther King, Jr.'s funeral. That summer, as the pennant races were heating up, the assassination of Robert Kennedy was later...
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A Skating Life: My Story

Dorothy Hamill · Hyperion; First Edition edition
Format: Book

The dazzling smile, the signature haircut, the staple spin. "America's Sweetheart" Dorothy Hamill grew up on the ice, working toward the dream she was to accomplish by age nineteen: winning Olympic gold in figure skating. But life was not the picture of perfection it appeared...
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Mickey and Willie: Mantle and Mays, the Parallel Lives of Baseball's Golden Age

Allen Barra · Crown Archetype
Format: Hardcover

Acclaimed sportswriter Allen Barra exposes the uncanny parallels--and lifelong friendship--between two of the greatest baseball players ever to take the field. Culturally, Mickey Mantle and Willie Mays were light-years apart. Yet they were nearly the same age and almost the same size, and they...
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Iceman: My Fighting Life

Chuck Liddell · Dutton Adult; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

“When I walk out of the tunnel, I can see the lights, hear the music, feel the crowd, but it all begins to close off as I near the cage. By that point I’m thinking, I’ve been training hard, it’s time to focus....Every man is born with a fight-or-flight instinct, and mine...
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The Complete Book of Tackle Making

C. Boyd Pfeiffer · Lyons Press; 1st edition
Pages: 560
Format: Paperback

The most thorough work ever published on making and caring for fishing tackle.
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After the Wind: Tragedy on Everest - One Survivor's Story

Lou Kasischke · Good Hart Publishing
Format: Print book

New deluxe paperback edition with Book Group Questions and a Q&A with the Author.Near the top of Mount Everest, on 10 May 1996, eight climbers died. It was the worst tragedy in the mountain's history. Lou Kasischke was there. After the Wind tells the harrowing story of what went...
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Three Ways to Capsize a Boat: An Optimist Afloat

Chris Stewart · Broadway Books
Format: Book

Chris Stewart had a long and eclectic list of jobs.  From some of the most glamorous careers – he was original drummer in Genesis - to the more offbeat - a sheep shearer and circus performer - he had done it all…or almost all.  So when he is offered the chance to captain...
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Paterno

Joe Posnanski · Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

Joe Posnanski's biography of the late Penn State football coach Joe Paterno follows in the tradition of works by Richard Ben Cramer on Joe DiMaggio and David Maraniss on Vince Lombardi. Having gained unprecedented access to Paterno, as well as the coach's personal notes and files,...
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The Big Trip: Your Ultimate Guide to Gap Years and Overseas Adventures

Lonely Planet · Lonely Planet
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

This comprehensive companion, now in its third edition, provides essential pretrip planning advice, regional overviews with maps and itineraries, and practical resources for finding work abroad. Now in full colour packed with inspirational images.
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Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak

Andy Hall · Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time.In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley - known to the locals as Denali - one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world....
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Don't Let The Lipstick Fool You: The Making of a Champion

Lisa Leslie · Dafina
Format: Book

A three-time Olympic gold medalist, three-time MVP of the WNBA, and the first woman ever to dunk in a professional basketball game, Lisa Leslie is considered one of the greatest players in the history of women's basketball. Now in her own words, she points the spotlight onto her remarkable...
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Freestyle Snowboarding: Tricks, Skills and Techniques

Nici Pederzolli · Firefly Books
Pages: 160
Format: Paperback

Freestyle tricks for the more than 5 million American snowboarders who hit the slopes every season. Freestyle Snowboarding is the avid boarder's guide to the skills and stunts that earned medals for Olympic superstars Shaun White and Hannah Teter. Each technique or trick is shown in a "slow-motion"...
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The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with the Losingest Team in NFL History

Jason Vuic · Simon and Schuster
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

Friday Night Lights meets The Bad News Bears in this entertaining sports story chronicling the first two seasons with the worst team in NFL history: the hapless, hilarious, and hopelessly winless 1976-1977 Tampa Bay Buccaneers.During the 1976 and 1977 NFL seasons, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers...
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Walking Washington's History: Ten Cities

Judy Bentley · University of Washington Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

Walking Washington's History: Ten Cities, a follow-up to Judy Bentley's bestselling Hiking Washington's History, showcases the state's engaging urban history through guided walks in ten major cities. Using narrated walks, maps, and historic photographs, Bentley reveals each...
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