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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
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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
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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 Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro
The Fisherman's Son: The Spirit of Ramon Navarro
by Chris (int) Malloy
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Ramon Navarro, a third-generation subsistence fisherman and farmer who lives on the coast of Chile at Punta Lobos, learned to surf on a busted surfboard left by a visiting surfer. Since then he has become one of the top-ten big wave riders. He has used... (read more)

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Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2015
Wisden Cricketers' Almanack 2015
by Lawrence (edt) Booth
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The most famous sports book in the world, Wisden Cricketers' Almanack has been published every year since 1864. Wisden 2015—tthe 152nd edition—tcontains coverage of every first-class game in every cricket nation, and reports and... (read more)

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
by Laura Hillenbrand
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andquot;A rousing celebration of a moment in history when college football was more than metaphor and entertainment, it was a gritty sidebar to real war.andrdquo; andmdash; Robert Lipsyte, author of An Accidental Sportswriter Each year the Army and Navy... (read more)

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Cheated: The Unc Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports
Cheated: The Unc Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports
by Jay M. Smith
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In 2010 allegations of an utterly corrupt academic system for student-athletes emerged from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill campus, home of the legendary Tar Heels. As the alma mater of Michael Jordan, Larry Brown, Marion Jones, Lawrence... (read more)

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Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by Michael M. Lewis
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is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange... (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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The New York Times bestseller — with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports. The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate... (read more)

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Trails of Crater Lake National
Trails of Crater Lake National
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Thie guide includes everything you need to make the most of a visit to Crater Lake and Oregon Caves -- detailed descriptions of every trail, sightseeing suggestions, and tips on where to stay. Explore the geology behind Crater Lake's exploded volcano... (read more)

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Democratic Sports: Men's and Women's College Athletics During the Great Depression
Democratic Sports: Men's and Women's College Athletics During the Great Depression
by Brad Austin
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When high jumper Alice Coachman won the high jump title at the 1941 national championships with "a spectacular leap," African American women had been participating in competitive sport for close to twenty-five years. Yet it would be another twenty years... (read more)

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The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art
The Ninja and Their Secret Fighting Art
by Stephen K Hayes
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Ninjutsu, the least understood of the Japanese martial arts, is an ancient fighting style emphasizing natural movement, responsiveness to adversaries, and absolute practicality. In feudal Japan, ninja were feared for their skill in espionage and... (read more)

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The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation
The Real All Americans: The Team That Changed a Game, a People, a Nation
by Sally Jenkins
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Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame
Major Taylor: The Inspiring Story of a Black Cyclist and the Men Who Helped Him Achieve Worldwide Fame
by Conrad Kerber
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In the wake of the Tour de Frances fallen heroes, the story of one of historys most legendary cyclists provides a much-needed antidote. In 1907 the worlds most popular athlete was not Cy Young or Ty Cobb. Rather, he was a black bicycle racer named “... (read more)

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T'Ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self Defence
T'Ai Chi Ch'uan: A Simplified Method of Calisthenics for Health and Self Defence
by Man Ching Cheng
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"T'ai Chi Ch'uan as an art form of self-defense must completely spurn both physical bravery and muscular force. One is told that 'in any action, the whole body must be made as light and free-moving as possible;' so light that 'the addition of a... (read more)

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Wisden on Grace: An Anthology
Wisden on Grace: An Anthology
by Jonathan Rice
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Wisden was initially published in 1864, the same year that William Gilbert Grace, then age sixteen, made his debut in first-class cricket. The great man made his first appearance in the 1865 edition and two years later Wisden reported his 224 not out... (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
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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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The Strangers Who Came Home: The First Australian Cricket Tour of England
The Strangers Who Came Home: The First Australian Cricket Tour of England
by John Lazenby
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The Ashes cricket series, played out between England and Australia, is the oldest, and arguably the most keenly contested, rivalry in international sport. And yet the majority of the first representative Australian cricket team to tour England in 1878 in... (read more)

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American Sports [4 Volumes]: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas
American Sports [4 Volumes]: A History of Icons, Idols, and Ideas
by Murry R. Nelson
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This momentous four-volume work examines and details the cultural aspects of sport and how sport pervasively reflects—and affects—myriad aspects of American society from the early 1900s to the present day. Written in a straightforward... (read more)

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Beyond a Boundary (Rev 13 Edition)
Beyond a Boundary (Rev 13 Edition)
by C. L. R. James
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This new edition of C. L. R. James's classic Beyond a Boundary celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of one of the greatest books on sport and culture ever written. Named one of the Top 50 Sports Books of All Time by Sports Illustrated "Beyond a... (read more)

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The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
The Eighty-Dollar Champion: Snowman, the Horse That Inspired a Nation
by Elizabeth Letts
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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER   Harry de Leyer first saw the horse he would name Snowman on a truck bound for the slaughterhouse. The recent Dutch immigrant recognized the spark in the eye of the beaten-up nag and bought him for eighty dollars. On... (read more)

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