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Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules

A J Mendez Brooks · Crown
Pages: 288
Format: Print book

From beloved WWE champion AJ Mendez Brooks comes a raw and inspirational memoir about how her greatest weakness became the very means for her success, in the ring and in life. Recently retired WWE superstar AJ Brooks is a powerhouse - strong, quirky, and totally confident. But that wasn't...
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My Cubs: A Love Story

Scott Simon · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured - and now triumphant - franchise.No metaphor is necessary;...
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The Agent: My 40-Year Career Making Deals and Changing the Game

Leigh Steinberg · Thomas Dunne Books; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

A New York Times bestseller!The real-life "Jerry Maguire," superagent Leigh Steinberg shares his personal stories on the rise, fall, and redemption of his game-changing career in the high-stakes world of professional sportsLeigh Steinberg is renowned as one of the greatest sports...
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Spitting in the Soup: Inside the Dirty Game of Doping in Sports

Mark Johnson · VeloPress
Pages: 320
Format: Print book

Doping is a practice as old as sport. From baseball to track and field, cycling to horse racing, doping to win has been a part of sports for over 150 years. Today, the athletes caught using performance enhancing drugs are villainized as cheaters and morally flawed people whose presence...
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Circus Maximus: The Economic Gamble Behind Hosting the Olympics and the World Cup

Andrew Zimbalist · Brookings Institution Press
Format: Hardcover

The numbers are staggering China spent 40 billion to host the 2008 Summer Olympic Games in Beijing and Russia spent 50 billion for the 2014 Sochi Winter Games. Brazils total expenditures are thought to have been as much as 20 billion for the World Cup this summer and Qatar, which will be the site...
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Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf

Kevin Robbins · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

The first-ever biography of the iconic and beloved golf coach who caddied for Francis Ouimet, played with Ben Hogan, competed against Bobby Jones, shaped Ben Crenshaw, and distilled his golf wisdom into the Little Red Book, granting simplicity to a vexing yet beloved sport Millions of people...
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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

Jeff Pearlman · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

From a New York Times best-selling author, the full, definitive biography of Brett Favre A towering figure on the field for two decades who breezed into the Hall of Fame, Brett Favre was one of the game's last cowboys, a fastball-throwing, tobacco-chewing gunslinger who refused to give...
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Game Changers: The Unsung Heroines of Sports History

Molly Schiot · Simon and Schuster
Pages: 309
Format: Print book

"A thoughtful, exhaustively researched, and long-overdue tribute to the women who have paved the way for the likes of Serena Williams, Abby Wambach, Simone Biles, and more." - espnW "A stirring tribute to the record setters, barrier breakers, and milestone makers who opened...
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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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American Angler Guide to Fly Fishing for Trout: Proven Skills, Techniques, And Tactics From The Pros

Aaron Jasper · Lyons Press; First Edition edition
Format: Book

The American Angler Guide to Fly Fishing For Trout will, within a brief 176 pages, provide the beginning and intermediate angler with everything they need to know in order to successfully fly fish for the most popular quarry in America. It will contain the essentials of casting, the basics...
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Be a Player: A Breakthrough Approach to Playing Better ON the Golf Course

Pia Nilsson · Atria Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game.Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise...
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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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The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees

Steve Steinberg · University of Nebraska Press
Format: Hardcover

From the teams inception in 1903, the New York Yankees were a floundering group that played as second-class citizens to the New York Giants. With four winning seasons to date, the team was purchased in 1915 by Jacob Ruppert and his partner, Cap Til Huston. Three years later, when Ruppert...
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The Professor in the Cage: Why Men Fight and Why We Like to Watch

Jonathan Gottschall · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An English professor begins training in the sport of mixed martial arts and explores the science and history behind the violence of menWhen a mixed martial arts (MMA) gym moves in across the street from his office, Jonathan Gottschall sees a challenge, and an opportunity. Pushing forty,...
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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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