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Lou: Fifty Years of Kicking Dirt, Playing Hard, and Winning Big in the Sweet Spot of Baseball

LOU PINIELLA · HARPERCOLLINS
Pages: 352
Format: Print book

In this candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir, the beloved New York Yankee legend looks back over his nearly fifty-year career as a player and a manager, sharing insights and stories about some of his most memorable moments and some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.For...
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Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

LEIGH MONTVILLE · Doubleday
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military - and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative...
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The Outer Beach: A Thousand-Mile Walk on Cape Cod's Atlantic Shore

Robert Finch · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

A poignant, candid chronicle of a beloved nature writer's fifty-year relationship with an iconic American landscape.Those who have encountered Cape Cod -- or merely dipped into an account of its rich history -- know that it is a singular place. Robert Finch writes of its beaches: "No...
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Iron Ambition: My Life with Cus D'Amato

Mike Tyson · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring,...
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The Push: A Climber's Journey of Endurance, Risk, and Going Beyond Limits

TOMMY CALDWELL · Viking
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A dramatic, inspiring memoir by legendary rock climber Tommy Caldwell, the first person to free climb the Dawn Wall of Yosemite s El CapitanOn January 14, 2015, Tommy Caldwell, along with his partner, Kevin Jorgeson, summited what is widely regarded as the hardest climb in history Yosemite...
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Ruthless River: Love and Survival by Raft on the Amazon's Relentless Madre de Dios

Holly FitzGerald · Vintage
Pages: 336
Format: Paperback

A stunning debut; a Departures original publication. The ultimate survival story; a wild ride - the wildest - down a South American river in the thick of the Amazon Basin; a true and thrilling adventure of a young married couple who survive a plane crash only to later raft hundreds of miles...
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The Captain Class: The Hidden Force That Creates the World's Greatest Teams

SAM WALKER · Random House
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

The former global sports editor of The Wall Street Journal profiles the greatest teams in history and identifies the counterintuitive leadership qualities of the unconventional men and women who drove them to succeed.The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach....
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Upstream: Searching for Wild Salmon, from River to Table

LANGDON COOK · Ballantine Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the award-winning author of The Mushroom Hunters comes the story of an iconic fish, perhaps the last great wild food: salmon. For some, a salmon evokes the distant wild - thrashing in the jaws of a hungry grizzly bear on TV, perhaps. For others, it's the catch of the day on a restaurant...
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The Range Bucket List: The Golf Adventure of a Lifetime

JAMES DODSON · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From beloved golf writer James Dodson, author of Final Rounds and American Triumvirate and a two-time winner of the USGA's Herbert Warren Wind Award for best golf book of the year, The Range Bucket List is a funny, intimate, nostalgic journey of self and sport in which the legendary...
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The Bolt Supremacy: Inside Jamaica's Sprint Factory

Richard Moore · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Like football evokes Texas in Friday Night Lights, so does the speed and drama of sprinting provide a unique view into Jamaica -- home to the mighty Usain Bolt and the fastest runners in the world. Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the the 100-meter...
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