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Long Distance
Long Distance
by Bill Mckibben
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A new edition of a classic McKibben book about what it takes to be a world-class athlete and where the true meaning of endurance can be found. At 37, the celebrated writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben took a break from the life of the mind to put... (read more)

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Rowing Into the Son: For Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic
Rowing Into the Son: For Young Men Crossing the North Atlantic
by Jordan Hanssen
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On June 10, 2006, college friends Dylan LeValley, Greg Spooner, Brad Vickers, and Jordan Hanssen stepped into a 29-foot rowboat as the only American competitors in the first North Atlantic Rowing Race, pulling across the northern ocean. From the first... (read more)

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The Great New York Sports Debate: Two New York Sportswriters Go Head-To-Head on the 50 Most Heated Questions
The Great New York Sports Debate: Two New York Sportswriters Go Head-To-Head on the 50 Most Heated Questions
by Roger Rubin
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Two New York sportswriters offer a spirited overview of the fifty most contentious issues in New York athletics, engaging in a heated debate over such topics as Is George Steinbrenner good or evil?, Which athlete is the biggest villain in New York?, and... (read more)

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The Great Book of San Francisco/Bay Area Sports Lists
The Great Book of San Francisco/Bay Area Sports Lists
by Damon Bruce
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The Bay Area is home to multiple popular franchises in all four major sports—the 49ers and Raiders (NFL), Giants and As (MLB), Kings and Warriors (NBA), and Sharks (NHL). With such diversity in rooting interest, area fans have much to debate all... (read more)

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Art of Sport the Best of Reuters Sports
Art of Sport the Best of Reuters Sports
by Reuters Photographer
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-- Covers sports from all around the world, including many rare or never-before-seen sports from Third World countries. -- Extended captions describe the images and the sporting event being captured. -- Includes no more than 2 or 3 photographs on any one... (read more)

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What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States
What's My Name, Fool?: Sports and Resistance in the United States
by Dave Zirin
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“Zirin is America’s best sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential “Zirin is one of the brightest, most audacious voices I can remember on the sportswriting scene, and my memory goes back to the 1920s.&rdquo... (read more)

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Inside Sports
Inside Sports
by Jay J Coakley
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From baseball and hockey to golf and gymnastics, this is a unique collection of stories of people involved in sports. Researchers interviewed athletes and supporters, including elite athletes and little league parents, to explore a wide range of physical... (read more)

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Beyond Fair Chase (94 Edition)
Beyond Fair Chase (94 Edition)
by Posewitz
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Beyond Fair Chase is for anyone concerned about the future of hunting. In simple but powerful text, it describes the ethical way to hunt, from preparation to shooting to care after the shot. Never before have so many issues been linked together in an... (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 Peter Gammons
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Well established as the premier sports anthology, The Best American Sports Writing brings together the finest writing on sports to appear in the past year. Edited by the award-winning Peter Gammons, the pieces in this volume embrace the world... (read more)

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Thomas Hauser on Sports: Remembering the Journey
Thomas Hauser on Sports: Remembering the Journey
by Thomas Hauser
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Thomas Hauser is best known as Muhammad Ali's biographer and for his recording of the contemporary boxing scene. Booklist called Hauser "the most respected boxing journalist working today and perhaps the best ever." Robert Lipsyte said Hauser is "the... (read more)

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Farewell to Sport
Farewell to Sport
by Paul Gallico
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For fourteen years during the golden age of sports, Paul Gallico was one of Americas ace sportswriters. He saw them all—the stars and the hams, the immortals and the phonies in boxing, wrestling, baseball, football, golf, tennis, and every... (read more)

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Sports from Hell: My Search for the World's Most Outrageous Competition
Sports from Hell: My Search for the World's Most Outrageous Competition
by Rick Reilly
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Bestselling author and ESPN star, Rick Reilly delivers a hilarious, unabashedly fun, and at times, skin-searing tour through some of the world’s most amazing and outrageous sports   From the physically and mentally taxing sport of chess boxing... (read more)

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There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell
There You Have It: The Life, Legacy, and Legend of Howard Cosell
by John Bloom
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Examines the life and career of a renowned and controversial sports... (read more)

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All Fishermen Are Liars
All Fishermen Are Liars
by Linda Greenlaw
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inda Greenlaw, the New York Times bestselling author of The Lobster Chronicles and The Hungry Ocean, brings us a riveting and uproarious collection of tales of fishing and adventure at sea.... (read more)

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The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists (Great Book of Sports Lists)
The Great Book of Detroit Sports Lists (Great Book of Sports Lists)
by Mike Stone
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Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans... (read more)

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Jewish Sports Legends
Jewish Sports Legends
by Joseph Siegman
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*Updated to include year 2001 inductees into the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame and containing nearly four hundred phtographs *Profiles not only participants, but also coaches, sportswriters, organizers, and other significant contributors to... (read more)

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Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime: An Irreverent Romp Through Chicago Sports
Fat Guys Shouldn't Be Dancin' at Halftime: An Irreverent Romp Through Chicago Sports
by Chet Coppock
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Flamboyant. Pioneering. Opinionated. These words and dozens more have been used over the years to describe Chet Coppock, a true Chicago sports legend. Now, after decades of talking sports in every corner of the city with everyone from Hall of Famers to... (read more)

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The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--With Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer
The Sporting Road: Travels Across America in an Airstream Trailer--With Fly Rod, Shotgun, and a Yellow Lab Named Sweetzer
by Jim Fergus
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From renowned outdoor writer Jim Fergus comes this collection which represents a kind of extended journey across the country from Colorado to Florida and points beyond. From pheasant hunting at Nebraska's Fort Robinson to bone fishing on the flats of... (read more)

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23 Ways to Get to First Base: The ESPN Uncyclopedia
23 Ways to Get to First Base: The ESPN Uncyclopedia
by Gary Belsky
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< BR> In the tradition of the < I> Guinness Book of World Records and The Book of Lists < /I> comes the ultimate smorgasbord of sports information, < I> 23 Ways To Get To First Base< /I> . Written for the fan who needs to... (read more)

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The Politics of Sport Development
The Politics of Sport Development
by Barrie Houlihan
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This important new text traces the evolution of sports development in the UK within the context of broader shifts in sport and social policy. It explores the emergence of sports development from the early years of public policy for sport in the 1960's to... (read more)

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