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The 1997 Masters: My Story

Tiger Woods · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

To mark the twentieth anniversary of his historic win at the 1997 Masters, Tiger Woods will for the first time reflect on the record-setting win both on and off the course. In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until...
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The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

RAFI KOHAN · Liveright
Pages: 416
Format: Hardcover

Riotous fan behavior, wild behind-the-scenes machinations, and madcap histories dominate in this unrivaled exploration of the modern American sports stadium. The American sports stadium, in all its raucous glory, is a shockingly overlooked centerpiece of our national culture. In this game-changing...
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Bloodlines: The True Story of a Drug Cartel, the FBI, and the Battle for a Horse-Racing Dynasty

Melissa Del Bosque · Ecco
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

The riveting and suspenseful account of two young FBI agents in a pursuit of a drug cartel's most fearsome leader, Miguel TreviñoDrugs, money, cartels: this is what FBI rookie Scott Lawson expected when he was sent to the border town of Laredo, but instead he's deskbound writing intelligence...
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The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse

RICH COHEN · Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A captivating blend of reportage and memoir exploring the history of the Chicago CubsFor Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the Cubs have always been more than a team: they've been the protagonists of a King Arthur epic, in search of the Holy Grail that is winning the World Series.A...
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Hike Smart: Tips and Tactics for Improving Your Treks

Ann Marie Brown · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Are you a first-timer about to take your inaugural trek? Are you a veteran hiker looking to be even more efficient when enjoying the sport you love? Are you someone in between? Then look no further than expert trekker Ann Brown's Hike Smart, the definitive guide to efficient and enjoyable...
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The Last Cowboys: A Pioneer Family in the New West

JOHN BRANCH · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

A gripping portrait of one family's gamble that rodeo and ranching are the future of the West -- and not just its past.For generations, the Wrights of southern Utah have raised cattle and world-champion saddle-bronc riders -- some call them the most successful rodeo family in history. Now Bill...
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Moon Blue Ridge & Smoky Mountains

Jason Frye · Avalon Travel
Pages: 296
Format: Print book

Travel writer Jason Frye offers his firsthand experience and advice on the Blue Ridge and Smoky Mountains - including North Carolina High Country, Great Smoky Mountains National Park, and the Cherokee Indian Reservation. Huso includes travel strategies, such as More Than a Drive: Top Hikes...
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Mr. Darley's Arabian: High Life, Low Life, Sporting Life: A History of Racing in Twenty-Five Horses

Christopher McGrath · Pegasus Books
Pages: 448
Format: Print book

The audacious and inspired history of horse racing told through the bloodline of twenty-five exceptional Arabian steeds. In 1704 a bankrupt English merchant sent home the colt he had bought from Bedouin tribesmen near the ruins of Palmyra. Thomas Darley hoped this horse might be the ticket...
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My Cubs: A Love Story

Scott Simon · Blue Rider Press
Pages: 160
Format: Hardcover

NPR's Scott Simon's personal, heartfelt reflections on his beloved Chicago Cubs, replete with club lore, memorable anecdotes, frenetic fandom and wise and adoring intimacy that have made the world champion Cubbies baseball's most tortured - and now triumphant - franchise.No metaphor is necessary;...
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The Pursuit of Endurance: Harnessing the Record-Breaking Power of Strength and Resilience

Jennifer Pharr Davis · Viking
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

National Geographic Adventurer of the Year Jennifer Pharr Davis unlocks the secret to maximizing perseverance--on and off the trailJennifer Pharr Davis, record holder of the FKT (fastest known time) on the Appalachian Trail, reveals the secrets and habits behind endurance as she chronicles...
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Running with a Police Escort: Tales from the Back of the Pack

Jill Grunenwald · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 252
Format: Hardcover

In the fall of 2012, quirky and cat-loving Cleveland librarian Jill Grunenwald got an alarming email from her younger sister: her sister was very concerned with Jill's weight and her overall mental and physical health. Having always struggled with her weight, Jill was currently hitting...
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Strong: Nine Workout Programs for Women to Burn Fat, Boost Metabolism, and Build Strength for Life

Lou Schuler · Avery, an imprint of Penguin Random House
Pages: 285
Format: Print book

A groundbreaking strength and conditioning plan for women, from the authors of The New Rules of Lifting for Women. Forget the elliptical machine and the candy-colored Barbie weights. Female athletes are hungry for real fitness. They want to be Strong. By now, it's common knowledge...
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Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History

MIKE PESCA · Twelve
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px Calibri} p.p2 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px...
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