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The Great American Sports Page: A Century of Classic Columns from Ring Lardner to Sally Jenkins: A Library of America Special Publication

John Schulian · Library of America
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

A first-of-its-kind celebration of the newspaper scribes who made sportswriting a glorious popular art, and immortalized America's greatest games and athletesSpanning nearly a century, The Great American Sports Page presents essential columns from more than three dozen masters of the press-box...
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Mind and Matter: A Life in Math and Football

John Urschel · Penguin Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

John Urschel, mathematician and former offensive lineman for the Baltimore Ravens--with biographer Louisa Thomas--tells the story of a life balanced between two passionsFor John Urschel, what began as an insatiable appetite for puzzles as a child quickly evolved into mastery of the elegant...
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Life Is a Marathon: A Memoir of Love and Endurance

Matt Fitzgerald · Lifelong Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

An endurance athlete and coach reveals how the marathon transforms the lives of everyone who attempts it--and how it has helped his own family cope with serious adversityStep after step for 26.2 miles, hundreds of thousands of people run marathons. But why--what compels people past pain,...
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Legend: My Life in Football

JOE NAMATH · Little, Brown and Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

Timed for the 50th anniversary of his legendary Super Bowl "Guarantee," the NFL icon who first brought show business to sports is finally ready to tell the story of his spectacular rise and reign as "Broadway Joe," to his struggles with alcoholism, to the redemption...
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Backpacker Hidden Gems: 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America

Maren Horjus · Falcon Guides
Pages: 320
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...
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Pounding the Rock: Basketball Dreams and Real Life in a Bronx High School

Marc Skelton · Doubleday
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Welcome to Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School, in a working-class corner of the Bronx, where a driven coach inspires his teams to win games and championships--and learn Russian history and graduate and go on to college.In 2006, the Fannie Lou Hamer Panthers basketball team was 0-18. Since...
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Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan: With an Extensive Introduction and Notes by Alexander Bennett

Inazo Nitobe · Tuttle Publishing
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

Bushido: The Samurai Code of Japan is the most influential book ever written on the Japanese "Way of the Warrior." A classic study of Japanese culture, the book outlines the moral code of the Samurai way of living and the virtues every Samurai warrior holds dear. It is widely...
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Martial Structure: How to Maximize Your Martial Arts Skills through Body Alignment, Movement, and Breathing

Phillip Starr · Blue Snake Books
Pages: 136
Format: Paperback

A guide to becoming faster, more powerful, and more effective in martial arts through correct body alignment and proper structureIn all martial disciplines - including karate, judo, taekwondo, and gong-fu - real martial skill does not require the development of large muscles or great strength...
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This Much Country

Kristin Knight Pace · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

A memoir of heartbreak, thousand-mile races, the endless Alaskan wilderness and many, many dogs from one of only a handful of women to have completed both the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod.In 2009, after a crippling divorce that left her heartbroken and directionless, Kristin decided to accept...
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Beeline: What Spelling Bees Reveal About Generation Z's New Path to Success

Shalini Shankar · Basic Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

An anthropologist uses spelling bees as a lens to examine the unique and diverse traits of Generation Z--and why they are destined for successAt first glance, Generation Z (youth born after 1997) seems to be made up of anxious overachievers, hounded by Tiger Moms and constantly tracked...
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