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Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual Biography: The Faith of a Boundary-Breaking Hero

Michael G Long · Westminster John Knox Press
Pages: 212
Format: Paperback

Jackie Robinson believed in a God who sides with the oppressed and who calls us to see one another as sisters and brothers. This faith was a powerful but quiet engine that drove and sustained him as he shattered racial barriers on and beyond the baseball diamond. Jackie Robinson: A Spiritual...
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A Man for All Oceans: Captain Joshua Slocum and the First Solo Voyage Around the World

Stan Grayson · Tilbury House Publishers
Pages: 413
Format: Hardcover

The product of years of research, A Man for All Oceans is the most comprehensive biography of Slocum ever published, and the first written by a small-boat sailor. Author/historian Grayson uncovered previously unknown original source materials to shed new light on one of history's greatest...
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Unscripted: The Unpredictable Moments That Make Life Extraordinary

Ernie Johnson · BAKER Book House
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Ernie Johnson Jr. has been in the game a long time. With one of the most recognized voices in sports broadcasting, he is a tireless perfectionist when it comes to preparing and delivering his commentary. Yet he knows that some of sports' greatest triumphs--and life's greatest rewards--come...
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Electric October: Seven World Series Games, Six Lives, Five Minutes of Fame That Lasted Forever

Kevin Cook · Henry Holt and Co.
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The story of six ordinary baseball players whose lives intersected in the 1947 World Series, through whom the author explores the life-changing effects of momentary fame.The 1947 World Series was "the most exciting ever" in the words of Joe DiMaggio, with a decade's worth...
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Thursday Night Lights: The Story of Black High School Football in Texas

Michael Hurd · University of Texas Press
Pages: 260
Format: Hardcover

At a time when "Friday night lights" shone only on white high school football games, African American teams across Texas burned up the gridiron on Wednesday and Thursday nights. The segregated high schools in the Prairie View Interscholastic League (the African American counterpart...
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Rail-Trails Illinois, Indiana, and Ohio: The definitive guide to the region's top multiuse trails

Rails-to-Trails Conservancy · WILDERNESS PR
Pages: 264
Format: Paperback

Across the country, more than 1,600 unused railroad corridors have been converted to level, public, multiuse trails, where people can enjoy a fitness run, a leisurely bike ride, or a stroll with the family. In this updated guide in the popular series, the Rails-to-Trails Conservancy presents...
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Basketball

SHEA SERRANO · Abrams Image
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Michael Jordan is the acknowledged greatest basketball player of all-time, but what season was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? Who's in The Disrespectful Dunk Hall of Fame? What's allowed and absolutely not allowed in a game of pickup basketball? BASKETBALL (AND...
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Arnie: The Life of Arnold Palmer

Tom Callahan · HARPERCOLLINS
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover

In this definitive biography, veteran sportswriter Tom Callahan shines a spotlight on one of the greatest golfers ever to play the game, Arnold Palmer.The winner of more than ninety championships, including four Masters Tournaments, Arnold Palmer was a legend in twentieth century sports:...
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Families on Foot Book

Jennifer Pharr Davis · Falcon Guides
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

The perfect guide for those families looking to explore the outdoors together, Families on Foot by Jennifer Pharr Davis and Brew Davis will have the whole family enjoying the outdoors. PRODUCT FEATURES: FAMILIESONFOOT , families on foot books , families on foot , families on foot jennifer...
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A Fly Rod of Your Own

John Gierach · Simon & Schuster
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

John Gierach, "the voice of the common angler" (The Wall Street Journal) and member of the Fly Fishing Hall of Fame, brings his sharp sense of humor and keen eye for observation to the fishing life and, for that matter, life in general.John Gierach is known for his witty, trenchant...
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