In Playing Hurt, a leading figure in the sports world-the quintessential "man's man," who seems to have it all-confesses his constant battle with depression. John Saunders welcomes readers into the heart of his desperate struggle through insights into the root causes of depression and explanations of modern medical and homeopathic treatments. His story unfolds as so many of our lives do-among family, friends, and colleagues-but it also peers into places we don't often discuss openly-psych wards and hospitals. Here is the honest story of a public figure facing his own mental illness head-on and emerging far better off for his effort. Playing Hurt ultimately offers an inspiring and empowering call to action when it comes to mental illness.
Smallmouth Bass Fishing for Everyone
By Root, James
Discover all the secrets of smallmouth bass fishing! Catching a smallmouth bass - especially a big one - can be a daunting pursuit for the unprepared. Successful smallmouth bass fishing depends on a variety of factors, including weather, habitat, time of year, type of tackle, and the tactics you decide to use on any given day. In A Beginner's Guide to Smallmouth Bass Fishing, lifelong angler Jim Root reveals all the specifics behind achieving success on lake, river, or pond. This comprehensive handbook includes key information about how to identify a smallmouth and where they live. It features specialized chapters on choosing, setting up, and using various rigs, including the Carolina rig, double fluke rig, Texas rig, Petey rig, and many others. Root explains the unique Japanese technique of spybaiting and breaks down deep, medium, and shallow cranks.
By Rue, Leonard Lee
Comprehensively Researched, Magnificently Photographed Although the whitetail population is at an all-time high, the lives of North America's most abundant and controversial deer are still shrouded in mystery. So few whitetail activities are ever witnessed that many unique traits, social habits, and day-to-day experiences have gone undocumented -- until now. Here, renowned wildlife author-photographer Dr. Leonard Lee Rue III shares his lifelong research. Blending unrivaled knowledge, the latest scientific research, and personal anecdotes and observations with over 250 astounding photographs, Rue brings to life the secret world of the whitetails. From the classifications of the Cervidae family to field dressing a deer, from the science behind tree rubs to the number of spots on a fawn's coat, Rue explains every conceivable aspect of these popular and spirited large mammals.
The Cooperstown Casebook
By Jaffe, Jay
The National Baseball Hall of Fame and Museum, tucked away in upstate New York in a small town called Cooperstown, is far from any major media market or big league stadium. Yet no sports hall of fame's membership is so hallowed, nor its qualifications so debated, nor its voting process so dissected.
Since its founding in 1936, the Hall of Fame's standards for election have been nebulous, and its selection processes arcane, resulting in confusion among voters, not to mention mistakes in who has been recognized and who has been bypassed. Numerous so-called "greats" have been inducted despite having not been so great, while popular but controversial players such as all-time home run leader Barry Bonds and all-time hits leader Pete Rose are on the outside looking in.
Now, in The Cooperstown Casebook, Jay Jaffe shows us how to use his revolutionary ranking system to ensure the right players are recognized. The foundation of Jaffe's approach is his JAWS system, an acronym for the Jaffe WAR Score, which he developed over a decade ago. Through JAWS, each candidate can be objectively compared on the basis of career and peak value to the players at his position who are already in the Hall of Fame. Because of its utility, JAWS has gained an increasing amount of exposure in recent years. Through his analysis, Jaffe shows why the Hall of Fame still matters and how it can remain relevant in the 21st century.
ST MARTIN'S Press
By Henderson, Dave
Every year millions of sportsmen and women take to America's fields and forests equipped with some type of shotgun. Millions of others participate annually in shotgun sports such as skeet, trap and sporting clays. In Modern Shotgunning, Dave Henderson gives readers a nuts-and-bolts look at modern shotguns. He explains chokes, stocks, barrels, and optics, as well as cleaning and safety practices. He also discusses how to choose the appropriate shotgun, shotgun games, gun fit, hand loading, and building your own specialty guns. Henderson doesn't write above his readers either, offering plainly written advice based on years of experience in the field and at the range. He writes without boast that in a year he probably shoots more rounds than do most hunters in a lifetime.
Women in Sports
By Ignotofsky, Rachel
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.
Women for the win!
A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles, as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone, the first woman to play baseball in a professional men's league, and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy, a timeline ofwomen's participation in sports, pay and media statistics for female athletes, and influential women's teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough, bold, and fearless women who paved the way for today's athletes.
Ten Speed Press
By Eisenberg, John
The fascinating story of baseball's legendary "Ironmen," two players from different eras who each achieved the coveted and sometimes confounding record of most consecutive games played
When Cal Ripken Jr. began his career with the Baltimore Orioles at age twenty-one, he had no idea he would someday beat the historic record of playing 2,130 games in a row, a record set forty-two years before by the fabled "Iron Horse" of the New York Yankees, Lou Gehrig. Ripken went on to surpass that record by 502 games, and the baseball world was floored. Few feats in sports history have generated more acclaim. But the record spawns an array of questions. When did someone first think it was a good idea to play in so many games without taking a day off? Who owned the record before Gehrig? Whose streak - Gehrig's or Ripken's - was the more difficult achievement? Through probing research, meticulous analysis, and colorful parallel storytelling, The Streak delves into this impressive but controversial milestone, unraveling Gehrig's at-times unwitting pursuit of that goal (Babe Ruth used to think Gehrig crazy for wanting to play every game) , and Ripken's fierce determination to stay in the lineup and continue to contribute whatever he could even as his skills diminished with age.
The question looms: How do these streaks compare? There were so many factors: the length of seasons, the number of teams in the major leagues, the inclusion of nonwhite players, travel, technology, medical advances, and even media are all part of the equation. This is a book that captures the deeply American appreciation - as seen in the sport itself - for a workaday mentality and that desire to be there for the game every time it called.
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
By Reynolds, Bill
Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both Providence and Hope. Today, the aging school is primarily Hispanic an
By Schwartz, Jeffrey M.
The 20th anniversary edition of the definitive classic on defeating obsessive-compulsive behavior, with all-new material from the author.An estimated 5 million Americans suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and live diminished lives in which they are compelled to obsess about something or to repeat a similar task over and over. Traditionally, OCD has been treated with Prozac or similar drugs. The problem with medication, aside from its cost, is that 30 percent of people treated don't respond to it, and when the pills stop, the symptoms invariably return. In Brain Lock, Jeffrey M. Schwartz, M.D., presents a simple four-step method for overcoming OCD that is so effective, it's now used in academic treatment centers throughout the world. Proven by brain-imaging tests to actually alter the brain's chemistry, this method doesn't rely on psychopharmaceuticals.
By Tone, Joe
The dramatic true story of two brothers living parallel lives on either side of the U.S.-Mexico border - and how their lives converged in a major criminal conspiracy
Joe Tone's riveting, exquisitely layered crime narrative, set against the high-stakes world of horse racing, is an intimate story about family, loyalty, and the tragic costs of a failed drug war. Compelling and complex, Bones sheds light on the perilous lives of American ranchers, the morally dubious machinery of drug and border enforcement, and the way greed and fear mingle with race, class, and violence along America's vast Southwestern border.
Advance praise for Bones
"One magnificent piece of border reporting." - Sam Quinones, author of Dreamland: The True Tale of America's Opiate Epidemic
"Bones is a riveting read that transcends the larger-than-life cartels, cowboys, and fast horses at its heart. It's about how hard it is to determine what makes a good guy and a bad guy along our embattled border." - Joe Drape, author of the New York Times bestseller American Pharoah
"What a cast of characters: a bloodthirsty Mexican drug lord, his unassuming blue-collar brother, a daring Texas rancher, and an idealistic young FBI agent. And then there are the racehorses, as fast as the wind, competing for million-dollar purses on the quarter-horse tracks of the American Southwest. Through amazingly detailed research, Joe Tone has brought us a riveting tale about the pursuit of justice in the most dangerous of worlds." - Skip Hollandsworth, author of the New York Times bestseller The Midnight Assassin