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Lament from Epirus: An Odyssey into Europe's Oldest Surviving Folk Music

Christopher C King · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In the tradition of Patrick Leigh Fermor and Geoff Dyer, a Grammy-winning producer discovers a powerful and ancient folk music tradition. In a dark record shop in Istanbul, renowned collector Christopher King uncovered some of the strangest -- and most hypnotic -- sounds he had ever heard....
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The Comeback: Greg LeMond, the True King of American Cycling, and a Legendary Tour de France

Daniel De Vise? · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

In July 1986, Greg LeMond stunned the sporting world by becoming the first American to win the Tour de France, the world's pre-eminent bicycle race, defeating French cycling legend Bernard Hinault. Nine months later, LeMond lay in a hospital bed, his life in peril after a hunting accident,...
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The Presidents and the Pastime: The History of Baseball and the White House

Curt Smith · Univ of Nebraska Pr
Pages: 472
Format: Hardcover

The Presidents and the Pastime draws on Curt Smith's extensive background as a former White House presidential speechwriter to chronicle the historic relationship between baseball, the "most American" sport, and the U.S. presidency. Smith, who USA TODAY calls "America's...
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Become an American Ninja Warrior: The Ultimate Insider's Guide

EXPERTS AND CONTESTANTS OF AMERICAN NINJA WARRIOR. · St. Martin's Griffin
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

The first official book adapted from the hit NBC show, American Ninja Warrior -- published to coincide with the 10th anniversary.Every week, millions of viewers tune in to NBC's American Ninja Warrior, to watch as ninjas from every walk of life attempt to complete a series of iconic obstacles...
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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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Red Card: How the U.S. Blew the Whistle on the World's Biggest Sports Scandal

KEN BENSINGER · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The definitive, shocking account of the FIFA scandal - the biggest international corruption case of recent years, spearheaded by US investigators, involving dozens of countries, and implicating nearly every aspect of the world's most popular sport, soccer, including its biggest event, the World...
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Bruce Lee: A Life

Matthew Polly · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 672
Format: Hardcover

The first authoritative biography - featuring dozens of rarely seen photographs - of film legend Bruce Lee, who made martial arts a global phenomenon, bridged the divide between Eastern and Western cultures, and smashed long-held stereotypes of Asians and Asian-Americans.Forty-five years...
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The Shipwreck Hunter: A Lifetime of Extraordinary Discoveries on the Ocean Floor

DAVID L MEARNS · Pegasus Books
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

This gripping memoir by the world's foremost marine geologist is an enthralling blend of maritime history, popular science, and Clive Cussler-style adventure. David L. Mearns has discovered some of the world's most fascinating and elusive shipwrecks. From the mighty battleship HMS Hood...
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The Cloudbuster Nine: The Untold Story of Ted Williams and the Baseball Team That Helped Win World War II

KEENE ANNE. · Sports Publishing
Pages: 380
Format: Hardcover

In 1943, while the New York Yankees and St. Louis Cardinals were winning pennants and meeting in that year's World Series, one of the nation's strongest baseball teams practiced on a skinned-out college field in the heart of North Carolina. Ted Williams, Johnny Pesky, and Johnny...
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