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Gun Trader's Guide: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Guide to Modern Collectible Firearms with Current Market Values

Robert A. Sadowski · Skyhorse Publishing; 36th Edition edition
Format: Book

If you are seeking a comprehensive reference for collectible gun values, the Gun Trader’s Guide is the only book you need. For more than half a century, this guide has been the standard reference for collectors, curators, dealers, shooters, and gun enthusiasts. Updated annually, it remains...
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The Baseball Whisperer: A Small-Town Coach Who Shaped Big League Dreams

Michael Tackett · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

From an award-winning journalist, a real Field of Dreams story about a legendary coach and the professional-caliber baseball program he built in America's heartland, where boys come summer after summer to be molded into ballplayers - and men Clarinda, Iowa, population 5,000, sits two hours...
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Making Tracks: The Untold Story of Horse Racing in St. Louis, 1767 1905

Nancy E. Carver · Reedy Press
Format: Hardcover

At one time, horse racing was a more popular sport than baseball. Nowhere was this reality more apparent than in St. Louis. From 1767 to 1905, throngs of excited St. Louisans rooted for their horses in almost twenty different racing venues around the area. Making Tracks takes readers on a tour...
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Lennyball: A Memoir of Life on the Edge

Lenny Dykstra · William Morrow
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

A TOP-TEN NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER! AN INSTANT CLASSIC OF HUSSLE AND EXCESS ..."Tough, straight, upsetting, and strangely beautiful. ONE OF THE BEST SPORTS AUTOBIOGRAPHIES I'VE EVER READ. It comes from the heart." - Stephen King"THIS BOOK IS GOING TO BLOW YOUR MIND! Obviously...
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Swimming in the Sink: An Episode of the Heart

Lynne Cox · Alfred A. Knopf
Pages: 240
Format: Print book

From inspired and inspiring open-water swimmer and supreme athlete, able to endure cold water temperatures that would kill others, author of Swimming to Antarctica ("Riveting" - Sports Illustrated) and Grayson ("Moving, mystical" - People) - a powerful book about...
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Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary

ERNIE JR JOHNSON · BAKER Book House
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Ernie Johnson Jr. has been in the game a long time. With one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting, he is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary. Yet he knows that some of sports' greatest triumphs--and life's greatest rewards--come...
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NOLS canoeing

Zander Martin · Stackpole Books
Pages: 337
Format: Paperback

Planning and outfitting, including what you'll need on the water and in camp for long or short tripsUsing lines, basic strokes, basic maneuvers, and drills, rigging, loading and unloading, carrying and movingCovers techniques for whitewater and open water travel, navigation, and canoeing...
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USGA Golf Rules Illustrated 2016: The Official Illustrated Guide to the Rules of Golf

Lewis Blakey · Hamlyn
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

This book contains all the Rules of the game as revised 1st January, 2016, together with over 100 illustrations designed to provide easier understanding of those situations that cause difficulties for golfers.This essential reference book gives guidance on every situation a player...
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The Way of the Runner: A Journey into the Fabled World of Japanese Running

Adharanand Finn · Pegasus Books
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

Welcome to Japan, the most running-obsessed nation on earth, and home to a unique running culture unlike anything Adharanand Finn, author of Running with the Kenyans, has even experienced.It may come as a surprise to many people, but Japan is the most running-obsessed country on earth....
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The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers' Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse

Molly Knight · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

"From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it's as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors to see it for yourself." - Buster...
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Braving It: A Father, a Daughter, and an Unforgettable Journey into the Alaskan Wild

James Campbell · Crown Publishers
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

The powerful and affirming story of a father's journey with his teenage daughter to the far reaches of Alaska Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, home to only a handful of people, is a harsh and lonely place. So when James Campbell's cousin Heimo Korth asked him to spend a summer...
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Remembering the Stars of the NFL Glory Years: An Inside Look at the Golden Age of Football

WAYNE STEWART · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

The 1950s and 60s was a golden age for professional football. It was perhaps the toughest and roughest era for the sport, before rules were created to better protect the players, but it was also a time when legends were born. To many football fans this era remains the Glory Years of the NFL,...
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So You Think You Know Football?: The Armchair Ref's Guide to the Official Rules

Ben Austro · Taylor Trade Publishing
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

"The motherlode of NFL rules and their interpretations. Whether you know everything about on- and off-field rules or are a true novice, Austro deftly illustrates the ins and outs of the NFL rulebook using examples from actual games. Test your inner referee with questions about the correct...
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Losing Isn't Everything: The Untold Stories and Hidden Lessons Behind the Toughest Losses in Sports History

Curt Menefee · Dey Street Books
Pages: 272
Format: Print book

A refreshing and though-provoking look at athletes whose legacies have been reduced to one defining moment of defeat - those on the flip side of an epic triumph - and what their experiences can teach us about competition, life, and the human spirit.Every sports fan recalls with amazing...
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