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The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey

Rowan Ricardo Phillips - Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Format: Hardcover

An energetic, lyrical, genre-defying account of the 2017 tennis season.In The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey, the award-winning poet -- and Paris Review sports columnist -- Rowan Ricardo Phillips chronicles 2017 as seen through the unique prism of its pivotal, revelatory, and historic...
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Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway: The Ultimate Travel Guide To America's Most Popular Scenic Roadway

RANDY JOHNSON - Falcon Guides
Format: Paperback

There has never been a better time to explore the Blue Ridge Parkway! This updated edition of Hiking the Blue Ridge Parkway is ideal for anyone who uses the Parkway as a portal to the Southern Appalachian experience. It includes the best trails in the national forests, state parks, and private...
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Is There Life After Football?: Surviving the NFL

Richard S. Jones - NYU Press
Format: Hardcover

In January 2014, President Barack Obama made headlines when he confided to New Yorker reporter Davis Remnick that, if he had a son, he would discourage him from playing in the NFL. "I would not let my son play pro football," he told the writer. Obama's words came on the heels...
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The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record

John Eisenberg - Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Format: Hardcover

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...
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Fast Girl: A Life Spent Running from Madness

Suzy Favor Hamilton - Dey Street Books
Format: Hardcover

The former middle distance Olympic runner and high-end escort speaks out for the first time about her battle with mental illness, and how mania controlled and compelled her in competition, but also in life. This is a heartbreakingly honest yet hopeful memoir reminiscent of Manic, Electroboy,...
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How to Suffer Outside: A Beginner's Guide to Hiking and Backpacking

Diana Helmuth - Mountaineers Books
Format: Paperback

Refreshingly approachable guide for aspiring backpackers and casual hikers of all stripes Colorful and humorous illustrations throughout Relatable, rising female voice in outdoor literature Part critique of modern hiking culture and part how-to guide, How to Suffer Outside is for anyone...
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Tribal: College Football and the Secret Heart of America

Diane Roberts - Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers
Format: Print book

Part introspective soul searching, part cultural analysis, Tribal tackles the controversies plaguing college athletics, tracing the dubious historical underpinnings of Americans' most popular sport, offering a visceral and often funny analysis of its tribal thrills and deep contradictions.Florida...
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Backpacker Hidden Gems: 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America

MAREN HORJUS - Falcon Guides
Format: Paperback

Nothing against the Bright Angel Trail, the Narrows, the Presidential Traverse, or Half Dome, which are all certainly worth of their popularity, but hikers don't need another resource pointing them toward those conga lines. It's time we rewrite the backpacker's life list. Enter Backpacker...
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Dinner with DiMaggio: Memories of An American Hero

Rock G Positano - Simon & Schuster
Format: Print book

The real Joe DiMaggio, remembered by the man who knew him best in the last decade of his life - candid and little-known stories about icons from Ted Williams, Lou Gehrig, and his Yankees teammates on the field to Marilyn Monroe, Frank Sinatra, and other great celebrities off the field.Dr....
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My Cubs: A Love Story

Scott Simon - Blue Rider Press
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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