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The Joy of Movement: How exercise helps us find happiness, hope, connection, and courage

Kelly McGonigal
Format: Hardcover

The bestselling author of The Willpower Instinct introduces a surprising science-based book that doesn't tell us why we should exercise but instead shows us how to fall in love with movement.

Exercise is health-enhancing and life-extending, yet many of us feel it's...
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K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches

Tyler Kepner · Doubleday
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

From the New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today

The...
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Bones: Brothers, Horses, Cartels, and the Borderland Dream

JOE TONE · One World
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

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

José and Miguel Treviño were bonded by blood and a shared vision of a better life. But they chose different...
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Battle of the Brazos: A Texas Football Rivalry, a Riot, and a Murder

T. G. Webb · Texas A&M University Press
Pages: 184
Format: Hardcover

During halftime of the October 30, 1926, football game between Baylor University and the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas, a massive riot erupted between the two student bodies that resulted in the death of Texas A&M senior cadet Charles Sessums. Though various newspaper...
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Collision of Wills: Johnny Unitas, Don Shula, and the Rise of the Modern NFL

Jack Gilden · Univ of Nebraska Pr
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In their seven years together, quarterback Johnny Unitas and coach Don Shula, kings of the fabled Baltimore Colts of the 1960s, created one of the most successful franchises in sports. Unitas and Shula had a higher winning percentage than Lombardi s Packers, but together they never won the championship....
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The Blueprint: LeBron James, Cleveland's Deliverance, and the Making of the Modern NBA

JASON LLOYD · Dutton
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

In 2010, LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. That same year, Jason Lloyd began to cover the team for the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron's hometown newspaper. The story he uncovered started as a tragedy but ended in incredible triumph. Back in 2010, starting in the days, weeks,...
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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...
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Coach Hall: My Life On and Off the Court

Joe B. Hall · University Press of Kentucky
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

Until I was nine or ten, everyone called me Joe or Joe Hall. Then one day, my grandmother, for reasons known only to her, pulled me aside, telling me my name was "too short and too plain." She said, "Let's add your middle initial to make it more interesting. From now on, you say your...
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You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot of Masculinity

Don McPherson · Edge of Sports
Pages: 232
Format: Hardcover

"McPherson wants readers to begin to understand that traditional masculinity is a burden to boys and men, and to help change the narrative handed down to them...This is a valuable contribution to the new choir of traditionally masculine men reevaluating themselves on their own terms."
--Publishers...

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Legend: My Life in Football

JOE NAMATH · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

In the wake of the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports shares his life lessons on fame, fatherhood, and football.

Three days before the 1969 Super Bowl, Joe Namath promised the nation that he would...
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Red Holzman: The Life and Legacy of a Hall of Fame Basketball Coach

Mort Zachter · Sports Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The Definitive Biography of a Coaching Legend Hanging high atop the world's most famous arena, Madison Square Garden, is the name "Holzman" and the number "613." That is the total number of wins by former New York Knicks head coach Red Holzman, which is the most...
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Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Wil Haygood · Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.

1968...
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Higher Calling: Cycling's Obsession with Mountains

MAX LEONARD · Pegasus Books
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Guaranteed to appeal to all lovers of cycling, the author of Lanterne Rouge explores the glorious -- and painful -- allure of cycling up mountain peaks.Written with verve and enthusiasm, A Higher Calling explores why mountains have such a magnetic appeal to cyclists the world over. But Max Leonard,...
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Boxing and the Mob: The Notorious History of the Sweet Science

Jeffrey Sussman · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 216
Format: Hardcover

More than any other sport, boxing has a history of being easy to rig. There are only two athletes and one or both may be induced to accept a bribe; if not the fighters, then the judges or referee might be swayed. In such inviting circumstances, the mob moved into boxing in the 1930s and profited...
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