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Baseball's Top 10: Ranking the Best Major League Players by Position

Robert Kuenster · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Format: Hardcover

Comparing major league players has always been a popular topic among baseball fans. Debating the strengths and weaknesses of such greats as Joe DiMaggio and Ted Williams, Babe Ruth and Hank Aaron, Willie Mays and Mickey Mantle, or Tom Seaver and Greg Maddux continues to stir up controversy...
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Darts: Skills - Tactics - Techniques

Patrick Chaplin · The Crowood Press
Pages: 96
Format: Print book

Crowood Sports Guides are the perfect tool for anyone wanting to improve their performance, from beginners learning the basic skills to more experienced participants working on advanced techniques. These practical, no-nonsense guides will help give you that all-important advantage. Darts...
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Montana: The Biography of Football's Joe Cool

Keith Dunnavant · Thomas Dunne Books, 2015
Pages: 326
Format: Print book

As long as football is played, Joe Montana will be synonymous with the heart-pounding rally. Seemingly impervious to the pressure of a scoreboard deficit, the quarterback known as Joe Cool brought a steadying calm to every huddle, especially when the situation seemed especially dire. His reputation...
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Backpacking with the Saints: Wilderness Hiking as Spiritual Practice

Belden C. Lane · Oxford University Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Carrying only basic camping equipment and a collection of the worlds great spiritual writings, Belden C. Lane embarks on solitary spiritual treks through the Ozarks and across the American Southwest. For companions, he has only such teachers as Rumi, John of the Cross, Hildegard of Bingen,...
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Baseball's Most Baffling MVP Ballots

Jeremy Lehrman · Mcfarland
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

From its colorful beginnings more than a century ago, baseball's annual Most Valuable Player Award has become the most prestigious (and contentious) individual honor in the sport. No accolade means more to players, fans or the media. No other award can claim a voting history so rich...
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Walks of a Lifetime: Extraordinary Hikes from Around the World

ROBERT MANNING · Falcon Guides
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

Walk the World's Greatest TrailsTo walk is to discover, from those first halting steps as a child to walking the world's greatest long-distance trails. Experience breathtaking coastlines, mountain ranges, historic landscapes, wilderness areas, religious pilgrimages, great cities, and iconic...
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The Keeper: A Life of Saving Goals and Achieving Them

Tim Howard · Harper
Format: Hardcover

In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon  idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring...
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Street Art

Ed Bartlett · Lonely Planet
Pages: 221
Format: Hardcover

An insider's guide to discovering the world's best urban art. From amazing wall murals to Banksy's stencils and Invader's mosaics, we showcase 140 creative hotspots across 42 cities and tell you how to find them, as well as introduce pioneering artists and interview those...
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Dynastic, Bombastic, Fantastic: Reggie, Rollie, Catfish, and Charlie Finley's Swingin' A's

Jason Turbow · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 432
Format: Print book

How the Oakland A's of the 1970s-a revolutionary band of brawling winners led by Reggie Jackson, Catfish Hunter, Vida Blue, Sal Bando, and Rollie Fingers-won three straight championships and knocked baseball into the modern ageThe Oakland A's of the early 1970s were the most transformative...
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Backcasts: A Global History of Fly Fishing and Conservation

Samuel Snyder · University Of Chicago Press
Pages: 422
Format: Hardcover

"Many of us probably would be better fishermen if we did not spend so much time watching and waiting for the world to become perfect."-Norman Maclean Though Maclean writes of an age-old focus of all anglers - the day's catch - he may as well be speaking to another, deeper...
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Coach Wooden and Me: Our 50-Year Friendship On and Off the Court

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.
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Racing Toward Recovery: The Extraordinary Story of Alaska Musher Mike Williams Sr.

Mike Williams Sr. · Alaska Northwest Books; New edition
Format: Print book

For the first time, Alaska musher and tribal leader Mike Williams shares his remarkable life story with veteran sports writer Lew Freedman. Williams is a man of many parts, a sports figure, a government figure, a leader of his people, a husband, a father, and a Native man with one foot...
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The Fight That Started the Movies: The World Heavyweight Championship, the Birth of Cinema and the First Feature Film

Samuel Jay Hawley · Conquistador Press
Pages: 371
Format: Print book

"Movie buffs and boxing buffs alike will relish this!"(Publishers Weekly) "An extremely well-researched tale."(Kirkus Reviews) On March 17, 1897, in an open-air arena in Carson City, Jim Corbett and Bob Fitzsimmons fought for the heavyweight championship of the world....
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Tales of a First-Round Nothing: My Life as an NHL Footnote

Terry Ryan · ECW Press
Format: Paperback

Terry Ryan was poised to take the hockey world by storm when he was selected eighth overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 1995 NHL draft, their highest draft pick in a decade. Expected to go on to become a hockey star, Ryan played a total of eight NHL games for the Canadiens, scoring...
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