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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
Publisher Comments
The New York Times–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany Out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate... (read more)

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Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
Going Somewhere: A Bicycle Journey Across America
by Brian Benson
Publisher Comments
Brian has a million vague life plans but zero sense of direction. So when he meets Rachel, a self-possessed woman who daydreams of bicycling across the States, he decides to follow her wherever she'll take him. Brian and Rachel soon embark on a ride... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen (Vintage)
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
by Steve Almond
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"It's an indictment, a self-excoriation, and a provocative analysis of why so many Americans are hooked on this organized violence." Tampa Bay... (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
Publisher Comments
For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics. Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington... (read more)

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Ball Four
Ball Four
by Jim Bouton
Staff Pick
Baseball Season is upon us. I-CHI-RO! I-CHI-RO! Youngsters, you really need to read Ball Four by Jim Bouton. A season in the bigs with the expansion Seattle Pilots (Milwaukee Brewers for those that don't know.) Joe Schultz, Sal "The Barber" Maglie and... (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
Staff Pick
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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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
Staff Pick
Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
The Kind Diet: A Simple Guide to Feeling Great, Losing Weight, and Saving the Planet
by Alicia Silverstone
Staff Pick
The Kind Diet is a fabulous introduction to the vegan lifestyle. Not only are Alicia Silverstone's vegan recipes delectable, but she teaches readers, with honesty and warmth, how to attain a new, healthier body. All without harming the planet — and, in... (read more)

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Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen
by Christopher McDougall
Staff Pick
Born to Run is the one of those books you just can't keep to yourself. In fact, it's probably the one title I've recommended more than any other in the last two years. It has a little bit of everything: adventure, travel, history, science, and sport, all... (read more)

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Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
Sandy Koufax: A Lefty's Legacy
by Jane Leavy
Staff Pick
"Koufax spans two distinct eras in baseball and in America," Jane Leavy notes. "In virtually ever way that matters, ethnically and economically, medically and journalistically, he offers a way to measure where we've been, what we've come to, what we've... (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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Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
Stretching (20th Anniversary Revised Edition)
by Bob Anderson
Staff Pick
"It doesn't require equipment, it's not fancy or exotic, and it feels so good; learn what your cat already knows. This book is the easiest, most accessible guide to stretching I've found. Even sitting at a desk all day can put all sorts of kinks and... (read more)

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Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
Positively Fifth Street: Murderers, Cheetahs, and Binion's World Series of Poker
by James McManus
Staff Pick
This book is the Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil of high stakes poker. Author James McManus used his Harper's advance money to immerse himself into tournament poker. The result is an engrossing and bizarre account of Las Vegas gambling. Go ahead... (read more)

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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
by Michael Lewis
Staff Pick
The reclusive son of a drug-addled single mom suddenly becomes one of the most valued football prospects in America. How? A year before the scouts came calling, Michael Oher had virtually no formal education, no social skills, and no athletic experience.... (read more)

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The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean
by Susan Casey
Staff Pick
It has long been asserted that we know more about the surface of the moon than we do the vast seascapes that cover some 70 percent of our planet. Susan Casey's seductive book, The Wave: In Pursuit of the Rogues, Freaks, and Giants of the Ocean, goes a... (read more)

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Bicycle Diaries
Bicycle Diaries
by David Byrne
Staff Pick
Talking Heads fans will flock to this book. Bicycle enthusiasts will shove each other out of the way to get the first copy. But it's the cyclists who are also Talking Heads fans that you really have to watch out for, because they're going to be... (read more)

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Flip Flop Fly Ball
Flip Flop Fly Ball
by Craig Robinson
Staff Pick
Of the many books written about baseball, Flip Flop Fly Ball ought to rank amongst the most unique, informative, and entertaining. Devised and written by Craig Robinson, an Englishman whose love for the game was late to bloom, Flip Flop Fly Ball is a... (read more)

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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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Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Pedaling Revolution: How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
by Jeff Mapes
Staff Pick
Mapes's fantastic and inspiring Pedaling Revolution deserves to be read by everyone, from the cycle-curious to the cycle-phobic. Love it or hate it, the pedaling revolution is upon us — read all about it!... (read more)

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