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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
Staff Pick
Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (read more)

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
by Daniel James Brown
Staff Pick
Brown masterfully narrates the tale of the 1936 American Olympic rowing team and their gold medal triumph. He paints a vivid picture of the men in the boat, their world, and their sport. A fascinating glimpse into a bygone era.... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Used - Trade Paper

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
Staff Pick
Going Somewhere is an adventure, a love story, and an utterly addictive read. Benson's tale of crossing the country by bike with his girlfriend might make you think twice about making the same journey, but you won't be able to tear yourself away from... (read more)

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Ball Four
Ball Four
by Jim Bouton
Staff Pick
Baseball Season is upon us. I-CHI-RO! I-CHI-RO! Youngsters, you really need to read Ball Four by Jim Bouton. A season in the bigs with the expansion Seattle Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers for those that don't know.) Joe Schultz, Sal "The Barber" Maglie and... (read more)

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A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
A Million Miles in a Thousand Years: What I Learned While Editing My Life
by Donald Miller
Staff Pick
Miller's latest book is a meditation on the hard lessons he learned about himself while watching his bestselling memoir Blue Like Jazz turned into a narrative film. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years is inviting and engaging — and just might inspire... (read more)

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Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
by Bob Anderson
Staff Pick
"It doesn't require equipment, it's not fancy or exotic, and it feels so good; learn what your cat already knows. This book is the easiest, most accessible guide to stretching I've found. Even sitting at a desk all day can put all sorts of kinks and... (read more)

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Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
Winterdance: The Fine Madness of Running the Iditarod
by Gary Paulsen
Staff Pick
I read Winterdance while camping in the mountains of eastern Oregon when it was cold, very cold (though I was snug and warm in my sleeping bag), but I was glad to not be experiencing the Arctic climes in the book. Gary Paulsen describes cold and snow the... (read more)

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Flip Flop Fly Ball
Flip Flop Fly Ball
by Craig Robinson
Staff Pick
Of the many books written about baseball, Flip Flop Fly Ball ought to rank amongst the most unique, informative, and entertaining. Devised and written by Craig Robinson, an Englishman whose love for the game was late to bloom, Flip Flop Fly Ball is a... (read more)

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The Breaks of the Game
The Breaks of the Game
by David Halberstam
Staff Pick
Portland: Read this. The Breaks of the Game, finally back in print, is almost certainly one of the best books ever written about the NBA, but that statement hardly does it justice. Halberstam's subject far transcends any action on the court. In 1979... (read more)

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Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180
Heft on Wheels: A Field Guide to Doing a 180
by Mike Magnuson
Staff Pick
Be fascinated with the cessation of bad habits. Revel in the sound of clicking gears and the whoosh of skinny tires on asphalt. This is a crash and burn, lose your mind with your fat, die or get fit way to becoming a bicycle geek.... (read more)

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FreeDarko Presents... The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History
FreeDarko Presents... The Undisputed Guide to Pro Basketball History
by Bethlehem Shoals and Big Baby and Dr. Lawyer IndianChief and Billups and Silverbird 5000
Staff Pick
The guys at FreeDarko have delivered another outstanding basketball book, this time about the history of the game. While not a complete history, they hit many of the highlights of the sport, including the first organized leagues, the Celtics of the 1960s,... (read more)

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The Cool Impossible: The Running Coach from Born to Run Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles -- And from Yourself
The Cool Impossible: The Running Coach from Born to Run Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles -- And from Yourself
by Eric Orton
Staff Pick
The bestseller Born to Run did a wonderful job of explaining why humans have evolved to run long distances, but it left many readers wondering, How? The answer is simple. Follow Eric Orton's advice in The Cool Impossible and discover that you, too, were... (read more)

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
by Michael Lewis
Staff Pick
The reclusive son of a drug-addled single mom suddenly becomes one of the most valued football prospects in America. How? A year before the scouts came calling, Michael Oher had virtually no formal education, no social skills, and no athletic experience.... (read more)

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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
by Alicia Silverstone
Staff Pick
The Kind Diet is a fabulous introduction to the vegan lifestyle. Not only are Alicia Silverstone's vegan recipes delectable, but she teaches readers, with honesty and warmth, how to attain a new, healthier body. All without harming the planet — and, in... (read more)

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Soccer in Sun and Shadow (03 Edition)
Soccer in Sun and Shadow (03 Edition)
by Eduardo Galeano
Staff Pick
Eduardo Galeano consistently composes some of the world's most elegant and engaging prose. Whether writing about national histories, military juntas, the intrusiveness of advertising, the poetry of lovemaking, or, as in this case, the world's most... (read more)

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The Devil and Sonny Liston
The Devil and Sonny Liston
by Nick Tosches
Staff Pick
I just finished rereading We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families because after reading Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning I thought that the atrocities committed in Rwanda might make more sense to me. There are eerie... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
Staff Pick
Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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Fight
Fight
by Norman Mailer
Staff Pick
The Fight is Norman Mailer's account of the October 30, 1974, fight between Muhammad Ali and George Foreman in the former Zaire. Mailer numbered among several journalists (George Plimpton, Hunter S. Thompson) who followed Ali and Foreman during the... (read more)

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Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
by Steve Almond
Staff Pick
Growing up in Pittsburgh in the 1970s, it was impossible not to be a football fan. But like Steve Almond, I've struggled with its morality. The case he makes against the game is rational, compelling, and impossible to ignore. He won't win any popularity... (read more)

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