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The Soccer Book: 4th Edition

DK. · DK
Pages: 400
Format: Paperback

The ultimate visual guide to the world's greatest sport

Discover the world's best teams and biggest competitions with the ultimate visual guide to soccer, fully updated for the 2018 World Cup. Whether you are an active player, a lifelong supporter, or an armchair soccer manager,...
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Sailing: The Basics: The Book That Has Launched Thousands

Dave Franzel · Lyons Press
Pages: 159
Format: Paperback

With Sailing: The Basics, acclaimed teacher and racer Dave Franzel moves you quickly from book to boat. It is his firm conviction that the best and most effective way to learn to sail is to be out on the water. Accordingly, he treats the theory of sailing in a straightforward, no-nonsense...
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Here Comes Exterminator!: The Longshot Horse, the Great War, and the Making of an American Hero

Eliza Mcgraw · St Martin'S Press
Pages: 336
Format: Print book

The father of the Kentucky Derby called him "the greatest all-around Thoroughbred in American racing history." Sportswriter Grantland Rice simply called him "the greatest race horse." Now, Eliza McGraw tells the story of how a gangling, longshot Kentucky Derby winner...
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Practice perfect softball

National Fastpitch Coaches Association. · Human Kinetics
Format:  Print book : English

The road to a championship season begins long before the first pitch of the opening game. It begins before a player even steps onto the field.

In Practice Perfect Softball, the game's premier coaches share their approaches, experiences, and philosophies of every aspect...

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The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

David Goldblatt · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 516
Format: Print book

The definitive sports and social history of the modern Olympic Games -- by one of the most celebrated sportswriters of our time.

Renowned sportswriter David Goldblatt has been hailed by the Wall Street Journal for writing "with the expansive eye of a social and cultural critic"...
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Foxcatcher: The True Story of My Brother's Murder, John du Pont's Madness, and the Quest for Olympic Gold

Mark Schultz · Dutton
Format: Hardcover

The riveting true story of Olympic wrestling gold medal-winning brothers Mark Schultz and Dave Schultz and their fatal relationship with the eccentric John du Pont, heir to the du Pont dynasty On January 26, 1996, Dave Schultz, Olympic gold medal winner and wrestling golden boy, was shot...
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The Journey Home: My Life in Pinstripes

Jorge Posada · Dey Street Books
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The legendary New York Yankee catcher tells the incredible story of his personal journey, offering an unexpected, behind-the-plate view of his career, his past, and the father-son bond that fueled his love of the game.For seventeen seasons, the name Jorge Posada was synonymous with New York...
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Championship Fighting: Explosive Punching and Aggressive Defense

Jack Demspey · Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

Fighting techniques and strategies from World Champion and Hall of Fame Boxer, Jack Dempsey.Jack Dempsey, one of the greatest and most popular boxers of all time, reveals the techniques behind his unparalleled success in the ring. Straightforward and with detailed illustrations, Championship...
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Let's Play Two: The Legend of Mr. Cub, the Life of Ernie Banks

Ron Rapoport · Hachette Books
Pages: 464
Format: Hardcover

The definitive and revealing biography of Chicago Cubs legend Ernie Banks, one of America's most iconic, beloved, and misunderstood baseball players, by acclaimed journalist Ron Rapoport.
Ernie Banks, the first-ballot Hall of Famer and All-Century Team shortstop, played in fourteen All-Star...
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On the Origins of Sports: The Early History and Original Rules of Everybody's Favorite Games

Gary Belsky · Artisan Publishers
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

On the Origins of Sports is an illustrated book built around the original rules of 21 of the world's most popular sports, from football and soccer to wrestling and mixed martial arts. Never before have the original rules for these sports coexisted in one volume. Brimming with history...
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Strong Is the New Beautiful: Embrace Your Natural Beauty, Eat Clean, and Harness Your Power

Lindsey Vonn · Dey St.
Pages: 242
Format: Print book

Lessons in strength, fitness, food, and attitude from the popular world champion skier and beauty icon - Olympic gold medalist Lindsey Vonn.

Olympic Alpine skier Lindsey Vonn wants women to stop thinking about "losing weight fast," and instead focus on loving their bodies...

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The Greatest: My Own Story

Muhammad Ali · Graymalkin Media
Pages: 415
Format: Print book

In his own words, the heavyweight champion of the world pulls no punches as he chronicles the battles he faced in and out of the ring in this fascinating memoir edited by Nobel Prize-winning novelist, Toni Morrison. Growing up in the South, surrounded by racial bigotry and discrimination,...
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Believe It: My Journey of Success, Failure, and Overcoming the Odds

NICK FOLES · Tyndale Momentum
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Get ready to defy the odds when everyone's counting you out.
When the Philadelphia Eagles' starting quarterback went down with a torn ACL in week 14 of the 2017 NFL season, many fans -- and commentators -- assumed the Eagles' season was over.

Instead, Nick Foles came off the bench...
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Sports Illustrated Basketball's Greatest

Editors of Sports Illustrated · Sports Illustrated
Format: Hardcover

Whos the greatest center of all time, Wilt Chamberlain or Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? Where does Shaquille ONeal land in the rankings? Would you pick Tim Duncan or Charles Barkley as the better power forward? Whos your best Sixth Man? Where does LeBron James rank among small forwards? Sports...
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