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Swell: A Sailing Surfer's Voyage of Awakening

Liz Clark · Patagonia
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Chasing a dream is never easy, but if you go far enough, it will set you free. Captain Liz Clark spent her youth dreaming of traveling the world by sailboat and surfing remote waves. When she was 22, she met a mentor who helped turn her desire into reality. Embarking on an adventure that...
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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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Best Tent Camping: Maryland: Your Car-Camping Guide to Scenic Beauty, the Sounds of Nature, and an Escape from Civilization

Evan Balkan · Menasha Ridge Press
Pages: 192
Format: Print book

Called "America in Miniature" by National Geographic editor Gilbert Grosvenor, Maryland packs an extraordinary amount of natural diversity into a relatively small area. With the Atlantic Ocean in the east, Allegheny Mountains in the west, and the country's largest estuary...
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A Fly Rod of Your Own

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

John Gierach, "the voice of the common angler" (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general.John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant...
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The Murder of Sonny Liston: Las Vegas, Heroin, and Heavyweights

Shaun Assael · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 303
Format: Print book

A daring investigation into the mysterious death of Heavyweight Champion Sonny Liston, set against the dawn of the 1970s, when the mob was fighting to keep control of the Las Vegas Strip, Richard Nixon was launching America's first war on heroin, and boxing was in its glory days.On January...
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The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Thing in Sports

Jeff Passan · Harpercollins
Pages: 368
Format: Print book

Yahoo's lead baseball columnist offers an in-depth look at the most valuable commodity in sports - the pitching arm - and how its vulnerability to injury is hurting players and the game, from Little League to the majors.Every year, Major League Baseball spends more than $1.5 billion on pitchers...
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NFL Confidential: True Confessions from the Gutter of Football

Johnny Anonymous · Dey Street Books
Pages: 239
Format: Print book

A current pro player takes fans on a pseudonymous trip through one of the most infamous years of football - the very long, sometimes funny, often controversial 2013-2014 season - sharing raucous, behind-the-scenes, on-the-field, and in-the-locker-room truth about life in the National Football...
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Swimming : steps to success

Scott Bay · Human Kinetics
Pages: 240
Format:  Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats

Be confident in the pool or open water with Swimming: Steps to Success. This proven program will help you master these techniques: * Freestyle * Backstroke * Breaststroke * Butterfly * Starts and Turns * Open Water * Survival Swimming Step-by-step instruction and color...
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Getting to Us: How Great Coaches Make Great Teams

Seth Davis · Penguin Press
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

In Search of Excellence for coaching, from the acclaimed CBS Sports commentator and author of the definitive biography of John Wooden What makes a coach great? How do great coaches turn a collection of individuals into a coherent "us"? Seth Davis, one of the keenest minds in sports...
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Fields of Battle: Pearl Harbor, the Rose Bowl, and the Boys Who Went to War

Brian Curtis · Flatiron Books
Pages: 308
Format: Print book

In the wake of the bombing of Pearl Harbor, the 1942 Rose Bowl was moved from Pasadena to Durham, North Carolina, out of fear of Japanese attacks on the West Coast. It remains the only Rose Bowl game to ever be played outside of Pasadena. Duke University, led by legendary coach Wallace...
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Endurance: The Extraordinary Life and Times of Emil Zátopek

Rick Broadbent · Oxford
Pages: 314
Format: Print book

Voted the Greatest Runner of All Time by Runner's World in 2013, Emil Zátopek redefined modern running training techniques--with remarkable results. He is famed for setting a raft of world records and winning the Olympic ten thousand meters in London in 1948, followed by the remarkable...
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Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling

Pat Laprade · ECW Press Ltd.
Pages: 384
Format: Print book

Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main eventSisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage...
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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

DION LEONARD · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion. Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup,...
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New Functional Training for Sports 2nd Edition

Michael Boyle · Human Kinetics
Pages: 280
Format: Print book

Train to perform at the highest level with the lowest risk of injury. " New Functional Training for Sports, Second Edition" produces the best results on the court, field, track, and mat, not just in the weight room. Michael Boyle, one of the world's leading sport performance...
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Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Roland Lazenby · Little
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan...
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