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Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing

Jim Yardley · Knopf; First Edition edition
Format: Hardcover

The wonderfully original story of a struggling Chinese basketball team and its quixotic, often comical attempt to right its fortunes by copying the American stars of the NBA—a season of cultural misunderstanding that transcends sports and reveals China’s ambivalent relationship...
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Knack Kayaking for Everyone: Selecting Gear, Learning Strokes, and Planning Trips

Bill Burnham · Knack
Format: Book

Knack Kayaking for Everyone is aimed at both beginners and casual paddlers, covers both sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking. There are no good, public statistics on the crossover among practitioners of sea kayaking and whitewater kayaking. Modern recreational kayaks, however,...
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Wooden: Basketball & Beyond

Dick Enberg · Skybox Press / Abrams
Format: Print book

Beloved, respected, and admired for his work on and off the basketball court, coach John Wooden remains a source of fascination and inspiration even after his passing in 2010 at age 99. Wooden led the UCLA Bruins to 10 NCAA championships in 12 years—a record that will likely never...
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Every Day Was Special: A Fly Fisher's Lifelong Passion

William G. Tapply · Skyhorse Publishing
Format: Print book

"It’s been a lifelong, ever-expanding journey, with many big ?sh and faraway waters and dramatic moments . . . and yet I don’t think any of those moments or any of those places or ?sh has thrilled me any more than seeing the twitch of my ?y line where it entered the muddy...
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Pittsburgh Steelers: Men of Steel

Jim Wexell · Sports Publishing; 1 edition
Format: Print book

Who are the men made of steel? In this behind-the-scenes look at the AFC Conference championship team, Jim Wexell digs deep to bring out the stories and legacies which have defined this NFL empire for the last seventy years. Through interviews with players, coaches, and managers, Wexell...
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Complete Horse and Rider: A practical handbook of riding and an illustrated guide to tack and equipment

Sarah Muir · Anness
Format: Paperback

This is an invaluable guide to every aspect of horsemanship, from the diverse and specialist equipment for both horse and rider to learning to ride and competing in riding competitions. An essential guide to basic and advanced riding techniques, and a comprehensive directory of riding equipment.
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The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live: An Insider's Guide to Creating the Sports Experience of a Lifetime

Robert Tuchman · BenBella Books
Pages: 337
Format: Print book

For the casual armchair fan to the fan who dreams of a front row seat at the games, The 100 Sporting Events You Must See Live provides invaluable information about tickets and travel as well as the parties and the pageantry for the top games across the sporting landscape. A detailed travel...
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Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike

Philip H Knight · Scribner
Pages: 386
Format: Print book

In this candid and riveting memoir, for the first time ever, Nike founder and board chairman Phil Knight shares the inside story of the company's early days as an intrepid start-up and its evolution into one of the world's most iconic, game-changing, and profitable brands.Young, searching,...
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Paddling Pennsylvania: Kayaking & Canoeing the Keystone State's Rivers & Lakes

Jeff Mitchell · Stackpole Books
Format: Paperback

Maps and descriptions for more than 200 Pennsylvania waterwaysInformation on minimum water levels, potential hazards, and difficulty level of each streamIncludes directions and recommendations for put-in and take-out at each sitePennsylvania contains more miles of rivers and creeks than...
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The Most Expensive Game in Town: The Rising Cost of Youth Sports and the Toll on Today's Families

Mark Hyman · Beacon Press
Format: Hardcover

A look at how commercialization has transformed youth sports from fun into a heavily commercialized and profitable venture   Examining the youth sports economy from many sides—the major corporations, the small entrepreneurs, the coaches, the parents, and, of course, the kids—Hyman...
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A Speck in the Sea: A Story of Survival and Rescue

John Aldridge · Weinstein Publishing
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

In the dead of night on July 24, 2013, John Aldridge was thrown of the back of the Anna Mary while his fishing partner, Anthony Sosinski, slept below. As desperate hours ticked by, Sosinski, the families, the local fishing community, and the U.S. Coast Guard in three states mobilized in an unprecedented...
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The John Lardner Reader: A Press Box Legend's Classic Sportswriting

John Lardner · Bison Books; First Edition edition
Format: Paperback

This collection marks the return to print of John Lardner, one of America’s press box giants, a classic stylist whose wry humor and tireless reporting helped elevate sportswriting to art. The brilliant W. C. Heinz called Lardner “the best of us.” This book shows why. Lardner...
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Baseball Americana: Treasures from the Library of Congress

Susan Reyburn · Smithsonian
Format: Book

Baseball Americana is a lavishly illustrated history of America’s favorite sport, compiled from the unparalleled collections of the Library of Congress, now available from Smithsonian Books. From baseball’s biggest stars to street urchins, from its most newsworthy stories to sandlot...
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Unbeatable: Notre Dame's 1988 Championship and the Last Great College Football Season

Jerry Barca · St. Martin's Press
Format: Hardcover

Perhaps the best undefeated team in the history of college football—the dramatic true story of the 1988 Notre Dame Fighting Irish and their incredible unbeaten seasonUnbeatable is the first book to tell the complete story of the incredible 1988 season that brought...
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Barbaric Sport: A Global Plague

Marc Perelman · Verso; 1 edition
Format: Paperback

Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly...
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