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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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One of America's premier sports journalists selects the best sports writing of the year by such authors as H.G. Bissinger, Charles P. Pierce, Jim Harrison, Rick Reilly, and others.... (read more)

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Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition: An Athletic History of Pius X High School
Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition: An Athletic History of Pius X High School
by Jim Hansen
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No other high school in Nebraska evokes as much pride, passion, inspiration, and devotion as Pius X High School. The school that was started in 1956 and remains today Nebraska's largest co-educational parochial school, is a beacon for success and... (read more)

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The Gamblers
The Gamblers
by Norman L. Wolfson
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Gambling is risky business, especially for recreational gamers. All casino poker rooms are populated 24/7 by serious players capable of emptying the pockets of any less experienced guests. While predators and crooks are a minority, they are there; these... (read more)

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Fanatic: Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die
Fanatic: Ten Things All Sports Fans Should Do Before They Die
by Jim Gorant
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If you had to pick the top ten iconic sporting events, what would they be? Jim Gorant asked himself this question, and the answer resulted in a yearlong journey into the heart of sports. From the Kentucky Derby to the Super Bowl, from a day game at... (read more)

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Best New York Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard New York Fans
Best New York Sports Arguments: The 100 Most Controversial, Debatable Questions for Die-Hard New York Fans
by Peter Handrinos
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Handrinos looks at the great debates from the most-loved sports of the Big Apple, such as: Should Yankee Stadium be moved to Manhattan? What were the five greatest games/events at Madison Square Garden? Is Steinbrenner the best or worst owner in NY... (read more)

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All Those Mornings... at the Post: The 20th Century in Sports from Famed Washington Post Columnist Shirley Povich
All Those Mornings... at the Post: The 20th Century in Sports from Famed Washington Post Columnist Shirley Povich
by Lynn Povich
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Shirley Povich was the Dean of American sportswriters. As a columnist for The Washington Post for more than seventyfive years, he was an eyewitness to the most thrilling moments in American sports, including: the legendary 1927 Dempsy-Tunney "long count";... (read more)

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Of Woods and Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader
Of Woods and Waters: A Kentucky Outdoors Reader
by Ron Ellis
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From the moment Daniel Boone first gained the summit of a commanding ridge, and...beheld the ample plains, the beauteous tracts below, generations of Kentuckians have developed rich and enduring relationships with the land that surrounds them. Of Woods &... (read more)

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My Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, and the Sporting Life
My Turf: Horses, Boxers, Blood Money, and the Sporting Life
by William Nack
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William Nack is widely acknowledged as one of the finest sports writers of the past half-century. He has won the prestigious Eclipse Award, given annually for the best magazine piece on horseracing, an unprecedented six times. Laura Hillenbrand, best... (read more)

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Life of Reilly (08 Edition)
Life of Reilly (08 Edition)
by Reilly
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Witty, irreverent, opinionated, honest, laugh-out-loud funny. These are just a few of the adjectives that have been used to describe the writing of Rick Reilly, the six-time National Sportswriter of the Year, who has entertained the readers of Sports... (read more)

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The Student Athlete's Handbook: The Complete Guide for Success
The Student Athlete's Handbook: The Complete Guide for Success
by Perry Bromwell
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All the Answers for Student Athletes and Parents Choosing a college or university is a major life decision, especially if you're an athlete. The Student Athlete's Handbook provides a wealth of practical and essential information to help you make the... (read more)

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Animal Encounters Trail Tales: Beastly Stories from the Woods
Animal Encounters Trail Tales: Beastly Stories from the Woods
by Amy Kelley Hoitsma
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It's inevitable--when you spend some times in the outdoors, you're likely to encounter an animal of some sort, be it a squirrel, a moose, or even something a bit more frightening. There's a story in each of these encoutners, and Animal Encounters Trail... (read more)

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Rooting for the Home Team
Rooting for the Home Team
by Daniel A Nathan
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Rooting for the Home Team examines how various American communities create and maintain a sense of collective identity through sports. Looking at large cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, and Los Angeles as well as small rural towns, suburbs, and college... (read more)

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Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Modern Athlete
Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Modern Athlete
by Michael Weinreb
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A mesmerizing look at sports in the 1980s - when athletes became superstars, mavericks replaced heroes, and sports moved to the forefront of American culture. In the 1980s America sent to the White House an actor and ex-jock who fervently believed in the... (read more)

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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories
The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories
by Patrick F. Mcmanus
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The Horse in My Garage and Other Stories is a hilarious addition to Patrick F. McManuss existing work in humor. The author weighs in on his childhood, everyday life, and outdoor tales with his typical exaggerated commentary that will elicit a belly... (read more)

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Running Through Roadblocks
Running Through Roadblocks
by Jerry Del Priore
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Never give up It's not just a rallying cry but the everyday philosophy for twenty heroic athletes. Jerry Del Priore chronicles the trials and tribulations of these warrior athletes who inspire through optimism in the face of life-changing adversity... (read more)

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Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition: An Athletic History of Pius X High School
Fifty Years of Thunderbolt Tradition: An Athletic History of Pius X High School
by Jim Hansen
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No other high school in Nebraska evokes as much pride, passion, inspiration, and devotion as Pius X High School. The school that was started in 1956 and remains today Nebraska's largest co-educational parochial school, is a beacon for success and... (read more)

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Playing Piano in a Brothel: A Sports Journalist's Odyssey
Playing Piano in a Brothel: A Sports Journalist's Odyssey
by Terry Frei
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As he did in his acclaimed '77: Denver, the Broncos, and a Coming of Age and his earlier nonfiction works, Terry Frei combines reporting, historical research, memoir, and opinion, discussing his varied experiences and the diverse characters-including... (read more)

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Best American Sports Writing 1995
Best American Sports Writing 1995
by Glenn Stout
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Now in its fifth year and well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing rounds up the year with one of America's favorite journalists sitting in the guest editor's chair. Selected from more than 350 American and... (read more)

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Power Games: A Critical Sociology of Sport
Power Games: A Critical Sociology of Sport
by John Peter Sugden
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Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It... (read more)

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Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand: Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
Sometimes They Even Shook Your Hand: Portraits of Champions Who Walked Among Us
by John Schulian
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John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what... (read more)

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