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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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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
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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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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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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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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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The Breaks of the Game
The Breaks of the Game
by David Halberstam
Staff Pick
Portland: Read this. The Breaks of the Game, finally back in print, is almost certainly one of the best books ever written about the NBA, but that statement hardly does it justice. Halberstam's subject far transcends any action on the court. In 1979... (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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The Cool Impossible: The Running Coach from Born to Run Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles -- And from Yourself
The Cool Impossible: The Running Coach from Born to Run Shows How to Get the Most from Your Miles -- And from Yourself
by Eric Orton
Publisher Comments
Featured in the book Born to Run, running coach Eric Orton offers a guide for every runner...   Natural running is more than barefoot running. Its about the joy of running that we were all born with and can reawaken. With a program... (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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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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It's All about the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
It's All about the Bike: The Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels
by Robert Penn
Staff Pick
If you're not already enchanted by the idea of two-wheeled adventure, you will be by the time you finish It's All about the Bike. Lifelong cycling enthusiast Robert Penn recounts his quest to build the perfect bike in this funny, engaging, 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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The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
by Michael Lewis
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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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Soccer in Sun and Shadow
Soccer in Sun and Shadow
by Eduardo Galeano
Staff Pick
Eduardo Galeano consistently composes some of the world's most elegant and engaging prose. Whether writing about national histories, military juntas, the intrusiveness of advertising, the poetry of lovemaking, or, as in this case, the world's most... (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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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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Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
Swimming to Antarctica: Tales of a Long-Distance Swimmer
by Lynne Cox
Staff Pick
The first to swim the Strait of Magellan, the Bering Strait, and the Cape of Good Hope, Lynne Cox, from the age of fourteen, began forcing the world's best long-distance swimmers to reconsider what might be possible in the water. Dive in and brace... (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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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
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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 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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The Devil and Sonny Liston
The Devil and Sonny Liston
by Nick Tosches
Staff Pick
I just finished rereading We Wish to Inform You That Tomorrow We Will Be Killed with Our Families because after reading Ordinary Men by Christopher Browning I thought that the atrocities committed in Rwanda might make more sense to me. There are eerie... (read more)

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