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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
by David Epstein
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What explains the Manning brothers, the Williams sisters, and all those worldclass Jamaican sprinters? Do superstar athletes like Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps owe their success to genetic luck? Or are they basically normal... (read more)

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The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance
by David Epstein
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In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with... (read more)

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The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
The Champion's Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive
by Jim Afremow
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Even amongst the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesnt necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience&... (read more)

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Everything They Had: Sports Writing from David Halberstam
Everything They Had: Sports Writing from David Halberstam
by David Halberstam
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"Sometimes sports mirrors society, sometimes it allows us to understand the larger society a little better. But mostly, it is a world of entertainment of talented and driven young men and women who do certain things with both skill and passion."... (read more)

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The Sports Book
The Sports Book
by Dk Publishing
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Highlighting the largest and most diverse range of sports--more than 200 in all--this up-to-date and authoritative guide presents information sourced from leading experts and sports governing bodies around the world.... (read more)

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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN
by James Andrew Miller and Tom Shales
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It began, in 1979, as a mad idea of starting a cable channel to televise local sporting events throughout the state of Connecticut. Today, ESPN is arguably the most successful network in modern television history, spanning eight channels in the Unites... (read more)

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50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports: From the Flying Dutchman to Sid the Kid
50 Great Moments in Pittsburgh Sports: From the Flying Dutchman to Sid the Kid
by David Shribman
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A century of Pittsburghs rich sports history is celebrated through 50 greatest moments in this volume, culled from the coverage by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Among the storied past of athletics in the Pennsylvanian city, this collection highlights such... (read more)

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The Best American Sports Writing of the Century
The Best American Sports Writing of the Century
by David Halberstam
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Pulitzer Prize-winning historian David Halberstam selects the fifty best pieces of sports writing of this century. The Best American Sports Writing of the Century showcases the best sports journalists of the twentieth century, from Jimmy Cannon, Red... (read more)

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Gone Pro: Alabama: The Crimson Tide Athletes Who Became Legends
Gone Pro: Alabama: The Crimson Tide Athletes Who Became Legends
by Steve Millburg
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Gone Pro: Alabama is a collection of biographies of 220 Crimson Tide athletes who went on to professional careers or Olympics success. Refresh your memory about their glory days at Alabama and find out what happened to them afterward, personally as well... (read more)

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Beyond the Game: The Collected Sportswriting of Gary Smith
Beyond the Game: The Collected Sportswriting of Gary Smith
by Gary Smith
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In the tradition of John McPhee and David Halberstam, this collection from one of the most accomplished sports journalists working today captures the spirit of the game and the humanity of its athletes.... (read more)

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Best American Sports Writing 2013 (13 Edition)
Best American Sports Writing 2013 (13 Edition)
by Glenn Stout
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J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize-winning feature writer and the author of The Tender Bar, has selected the best in sports writing from the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and,... (read more)

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The Old Man and the Tee: How I Took Ten Strokes Off My Game and Learned to Love Golf All Over Again
The Old Man and the Tee: How I Took Ten Strokes Off My Game and Learned to Love Golf All Over Again
by Turk Pipkin
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As a kid caddying for his father on the sunburned links of West Texas, Turk Pipkin had dreamed of great achievements in golf. Unfortunately, life got in the way. A lack of talent didn't help much either. It was not until his father passed away that Turk... (read more)

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Team Talk: Sporting Words and Their Origins (Shire General)
Team Talk: Sporting Words and Their Origins (Shire General)
by Julian Walker
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Have you ever wondered why we talk about a handicap in sport, why boxing is so named, or whether a dumbbell ever rang? It was during the nineteenth century that hitherto local games with relaxed and varying rules were formalized. During this process... (read more)

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Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting
Total MMA: Inside Ultimate Fighting
by Jonathan Snowden
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?Since the beginning of time, men have engaged in hand-to-hand combat. In Ancient Greece, they called it Pankration, a no-holds-barred battle. Over time, one complete combat system was replaced by a variety of limited ones like karate, boxing, and... (read more)

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Beyond the Box Score: An Insider's Guide to the $750 Billion Business of Sports (Sports Professor)
Beyond the Box Score: An Insider's Guide to the $750 Billion Business of Sports (Sports Professor)
by Rick Horrow
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Beyond the Box Score: An Insiders Guide to the $750 Billion Business of Sports is the first comprehensive look at how the ever-growing professional sports industry really works, from the perspective of a three-decade dealmaker maneuvering within it.... (read more)

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Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
Coach: Lessons on the Game of Life
by Michael Lewis
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There was a turning point in Michael Lewis's life, in a baseball game when he was fourteen years old. The irascible and often terrifying Coach Fitz put the ball in his hand with the game on the line and managed to convey such confident trust in Lewis's... (read more)

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George Plimpton on Sports
George Plimpton on Sports
by George Plimpton
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George Plimpton on Sports collects the best writing-the most observant, the most acerbic, the most humane, and the most fun-from George Plimpton's long career as the consummate and prototypical participatory sports journalist. Here are selections that... (read more)

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The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance
The Perfection Point: Sport Science Predicts the Fastest Man, the Highest Jump, and the Limits of Athletic Performance
by John Brenkus
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In The Perfection Point, John Brenkus, host and creator of ESPNs Emmy Award-winning “Sport Science,” uses hard data and scientific research to uncover the absolute limits of human performance. The Perfection Point is ideal for sports fans... (read more)

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2013 Minor League Baseball Analyst (Minor League Baseball Analyst)
2013 Minor League Baseball Analyst (Minor League Baseball Analyst)
by Rob Gordon
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The first book of its kind to fully integrate sabermetrics and scouting, the 2013 Minor League Baseball Analyst provides a distinctive brand of analysis for more than 1,000 minor league baseball players. Features include scouting reports for all players,... (read more)

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The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)
The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)
by Glenn Stout
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The Best American Series® First, Best, and Best-Selling The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of... (read more)

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