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Reborn on the Run: My Journey from Addiction to Ultramarathons

Catra Corbett · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundred miles in the Ohlone...
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Can't Hurt Me: Master Your Mind and Defy the Odds

David Goggins · Lioncrest Publishing
Pages: 364
Format: Paperback

For David Goggins, childhood was a nightmare -- poverty, prejudice, and physical abuse colored his days and haunted his nights. But through self-discipline, mental toughness, and hard work, Goggins transformed himself from a depressed, overweight young man with no future into a U.S. Armed...
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Never Shut Up: The Life, Opinions, and Unexpected Adventures of an NFL Outlier

Marcellus Wiley · Dutton
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

Ex-NFL player, gentleman scholar, and Fox Sports personality Marcellus Wiley sucks you into a world of inner-city violence, Ivy League intrigue, and pro-football escapades that's one part touching, one part hilarious, and all parts impossible to put down.Marcellus Wiley has never had a problem...
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Perfectly Awful: The Philadelphia 76ers' Horrendous and Hilarious 1972-1973 Season

Charley Rosen · University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

During the 1972-1973 basketball season, the Philadelphia 76ers were not just a bad team; they were fantastically awful. Doomed from the start after losing their leading scorer and rebounder, Billy Cunningham, as well as head coach Jack Ramsay, they lost twenty-one of their first twenty-three...
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Making My Pitch: A Woman's Baseball Odyssey

Ila Jane Borders · University of Nebraska Press
Pages: 264
Format: Hardcover

Making My Pitch tells the story of Ila Jane Borders, who despite formidable obstacles became a Little League prodigy, MVP of her otherwise all-male middle school and high school teams, the first woman awarded a baseball scholarship, and the first to pitch and win a complete men's collegiate...
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Babe Ruth's Called Shot: The Myth And Mystery Of Baseball's Greatest Home Run

Ed Sherman · LP, Lyons Press, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press,
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

The anticipation of another showdown with the Bambino transformed Wrigley Field. Temporary bleachers held the overflow of the 50,000-strong crowd that bright September day. Game 3 of the 1932 World Series between the Cubs and Yankees stood locked at 4-4. An angry mob, rocking the ballpark...
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Tiger, Meet My Sister...: And Other Things I Probably Shouldn't Have Said

Rick Reilly · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 342
Format: Hardcover

Rick Reilly has been called "one of the funni­est humans on the planet - an indescribable amalgam of Dave Barry, Jim Murray, and Lewis Grizzard, with the timing of Jay Leno and the wit of Johnny Carson" (Publishers Weekly) . In Tiger, Meet My Sister, Reilly com­piles the best...
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Rickey & Robinson: The True, Untold Story of the Integration of Baseball

Roger Kahn · Rodale Books
Format: Hardcover

In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate, second-hand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other...
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Hometown Hardball: A Minor League Baseball Road Trip from the Rocky Shores of Maine to the Bright Lights of New York City

TIM HEALEY · Globe Pequot Press
Pages: 192
Format: Paperback

Grab a Zweigle's White Hot at Dwyer Stadium (built in 1939) and cheer on the Batavia Muckdogs. Join C.T. the Tiger as he warms up the crowd at Norwich's Dodd Stadium. Take in the view of Coney Island from the upper deck of MCU Park, home of the Brooklyn Cyclones. Watch from a box seat...
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A Different Kind of Daughter: The Girl Who Hid from the Taliban in Plain Sight

Maria Toorpakai · Twelve
Pages: 355
Format: Print book

Amazon Best Book of the Month"Maria Toorpakai is a true inspiration, a pioneer for millions of other women struggling to pave their own paths to autonomy, fulfillment, and genuine personhood." --Khaled Hosseini, author of The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns, and And the Mountains...
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What Made Maddy Run: The Secret Struggles and Tragic Death of an All-American Teen

KATE FAGAN · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From noted on-air commentator and sports journalist Kate Fagan, the heartbreaking and vital story of college athlete Maddy Holleran, whose death by suicide rocked the University of Pennsylvania campus and whose life reveals with haunting detail and uncommon understanding the struggle of young...
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Playing Through the Whistle: Steel, Football, and an American Town

S L Price · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 550
Format: Print book

In the early twentieth century, down the Ohio River from Pittsburgh, the Jones & Laughlin Steel Company built one of the largest mills in the world and a town to go with it. Aliquippa was a beacon and a melting pot, pulling in thousands of families from Europe and the Jim Crow south....
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