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Ways of Grace: Stories of Activism, Adversity, and How Sports Can Bring Us Together

James Blake · Amistad
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Inspired by Arthur Ashe's bestselling memoir Days of Grace, a collection of positive, uplifting stories of seemingly small acts of grace from across the sports world that have helped to bridge cultural and racial divides.Like many people of color, James Blake has experienced the effects...
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Ultimate Glory: Frisbee, Obsession, and My Wild Youth

David Gessner · Riverhead Books
Pages: 352
Format: Paperback

A story of obsession, glory, and the wild early days of Ultimate Frisbee. Before he made a name for himself as an acclaimed essayist and nature writer, David Gessner devoted his twenties to a cultish sport called Ultimate Frisbee. Like his teammates and rivals, he trained for countless...
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The Pride of the Yankees: The Movie that Defined the Legacy of Lou Gehrig

Richard Sandomir · Hachette Books
Pages: 256
Format: Print book

On July 4, 1939, Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium. There is, for now, no known, intact film of Gehrig's speech, but instead, just a swatch of the newsreel footage has survived, incorporating his opening and closing...
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The Streak: Lou Gehrig, Cal Ripken, and Baseball's Most Historic Record

John Eisenberg · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The fascinating story of baseball's most legendary "Iron Men," Cal Ripken Jr. and Lou Gehrig, 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,...
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Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

ALEXANDRA HEMINSLEY · Pegasus Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, the new book from Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming. "It's a meditative act," they said. But it was far from meditative for Alexandra...
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Shark Drunk: The Art of Catching a Large Shark from a Tiny Rubber Dinghy in a Big Ocean

Morten Andreas Str√łksnes · Knopf
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Winner of the Norwegian Brage Prize 2015Winner of the Norwegian Critics' Prize for Literature 2015Winner of the Norwegian Reine Ord Prize at Lofoten International Literature Festival 2016A salty story of friendship, adventure, and the explosive life that teems beneath the ocean, for readers...
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A Hole in the Wind: A Climate Scientist's Bicycle Journey Across the United States

DAVID GOODRICH · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that engages the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices. After a distinguished career in climate science as the Director of the UN Global Climate Observing System in Geneva, David Goodrich returned...
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Finding Gobi: A Little Dog with a Very Big Heart

DION LEONARD · Thomas Nelson
Pages: 272
Format: Paperback

A man, a dog, and the lengths to which love will go to sacrifice for its companion. Finding Gobi is the miraculous tale of Dion Leonard, a seasoned ultramarathon runner who crosses paths with a stray dog while competing in a 155-mile race through the Gobi Desert in China. The lovable pup,...
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Return to Glory: The Story of Ford's Revival and Victory in the Toughest Race in the World

MATTHEW DEBORD · Atlantic Monthly Press
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

In January 2015 at the Detroit Auto Show, Ford unveiled a new car and the automotive world lost its collective mind. This wasn't some new Explorer or Focus. Onto the stage rolled a supercar, a carbon-fiber GT powered by a mid-mounted six-cylinder Ecoboost engine that churned out over...
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Adventure Cats: Living Nine Lives to the Fullest

Laura Moss · Workman
Pages: 224
Format: Print book

Just when you thought you knew all there was to know about cats comes the ultimate - and unexpected - guide to taking your cat into the wild. Here are cats walking on a leash. Cats hiking on a leash. Cats tramping through snow. Cats camping. Cats kayaking, canoeing, even surfing - yes,...
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