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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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Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
Play Their Hearts Out: A Coach, His Star Recruit, and the Youth Basketball Machine
by George Dohrmann
Staff Pick
Play Their Hearts Out is a must-read book for basketball fans at all levels. Pulitzer Prize winner Dohrmann presents an engrossing saga of an AAU team as its players grow up and try to achieve their basketball dreams. In addition to following the boys... (read more)

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Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004
Zero Break: An Illustrated Collection of Surf Writing, 1777-2004
by Matt Warshaw
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Jack London called surfing "a royal sport for the natural kings of earth." This anthology captures the thrill of the sport and explains the allure of its "cool" culture. Come on, catch a wave.... (read more)

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Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
by Jim Yardley
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Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Yardley brings us an entertaining account of a season with the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. In an attempt to improve his team, owner Boss Wang hires a former NBA coach (the... (read more)

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It's All about the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
It's All about the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
by Robert Penn
Staff Pick
If you're not already enchanted by the idea of two-wheeled adventure, you will be by the time you finish It's All about the Bike. Lifelong cycling enthusiast Robert Penn recounts his quest to build the perfect bike in this funny, engaging, and... (read more)

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Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game
Baseball in the Garden of Eden: The Secret History of the Early Game
by John Thorn
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As the official historian for major league baseball and chief consultant to Ken Burns' magnificent 10-part documentary series Baseball, John Thorn surely ranks as one of the most knowledgeable individuals on our national pastime. His familiarity with and... (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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The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches
The Baseball: Stunts, Scandals, and Secrets Beneath the Stitches
by Zack Hample
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One would think, perhaps, with the many thousands of books written about baseball over the decades, there would be little to add in the way of novelty or insight regarding the greatest game ever devised by man. But behind the history, the rivalries, and... (read more)

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Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas
Harry the K: The Remarkable Life of Harry Kalas
by Randy Miller
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Harry Kalas had one of the most recognizable voices in the world, known and loved by millions. For nearly four decades, Kalas served as the play-by-play announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies. In addition to his work with the Phils, he also served as... (read more)

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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime
The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime
by Jason Turbow
Staff Pick
Baseball, perhaps more than any other sport, can appear deceptively simple to the outsider or casual fan. It is, however, a richly nuanced game governed for more than a century as much by the written rulebook as by a constantly evolving tacit philosophy... (read more)

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Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
by Jim Yardley
Staff Pick
Pulitzer Prize winner Jim Yardley brings us an entertaining account of a season with the Shanxi Brave Dragons, one of the worst teams in the Chinese Basketball Association. In an attempt to improve his team, owner Boss Wang hires a former NBA coach (the... (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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Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (10 Edition)
Bullpen Gospels: Major League Dreams of a Minor League Veteran (10 Edition)
by Dirk Hayhurst
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Dirk Hayhurst may well be the antithesis of the stereotypical athlete, and his book, The Bullpen Gospels, is unlike any other sports memoir of late. Chronicling the uncertain and often frustrating life of a professional ballplayer as he ascends and... (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
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Featured in the book Born to Run, running coach Eric Orton offers a guide for every runner...   Natural running is more than barefoot running. Its about the joy of running that we were all born with and can reawaken. With a program... (read more)

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The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High Stakes Business of High School Ball
The Jump: Sebastian Telfair and the High Stakes Business of High School Ball
by Ian O'Connor
Staff Pick
Chronicling the rise of New York City high school basketball phenom Sebastian Telfair, The Jump tells the story of life as a basketball prodigy in an age of media hype and endorsement deals. A stimulating and informative read for basketball fans, or... (read more)

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The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games
The Naked Olympics: The True Story of the Ancient Games
by Tony Perrottet
Staff Pick
Can't attend the Olympics this summer? Then travel back more than 2000 years to experience the original Greek games in all their glory and squalor. Fascinatingly detailed, Perrottet's writing brings the scene to life, vividly depicting what it was like... (read more)

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The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan: Feel Full on Fewer Calories
The Volumetrics Weight-Control Plan: Feel Full on Fewer Calories
by Barbara Rolls
Staff Pick
When friends tell me to pick a book for them to read that I really like, this is the one I give most often. Brilliant, wacko, kooky, sharp short stories from one of my favorite writers.... (read more)

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I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography
I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography
by Jackie Robinson
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Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
Bike Snob: Systematically and Mercilessly Realigning the World of Cycling
by BikeSnob NYC
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The 33-Year-Old Rookie: How I Finally Made It to the Big Leagues After Eleven Years in the Minors
The 33-Year-Old Rookie: How I Finally Made It to the Big Leagues After Eleven Years in the Minors
by Chris Coste
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