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Education of a Coach (USED)

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More than 6 years after his death David Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII. A Pulitzer Prize-winner for his ground-breaking reporting on the Vietnam War, Halberstam wrote more than 20 books, almost all of them bestsellers. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.

Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, The Education of a Coach, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.
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Education of a Coach: Bill Belichik (USED)

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Pulitzer Prize-winner David Halberstam's bestseller takes you inside the football genius of Bill Belichick for an insightful profile in leadership. Bill Belichick's thirty-one years in the NFL have been marked by amazing success--most recently with the New England Patriots. In this groundbreaking book, David Halberstam explores the nuances of both the game and the man behind it. He uncovers what makes Bill Belichick tick both on and off the field.
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Eiger Obsession

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In the 1960s an American named John Harlin II changed the face of Alpine climbing. Gutsy and gorgeous -- he was known as "the blond god" -- Harlin successfully summitted some of the most treacherous mountains in Europe. But it was the north face of the Eiger that became Harlin's obsession. Living with his wife and two children in Leysin, Switzerland, he spent countless hours planning to climb, waiting to climb, and attempting to climb the massive vertical face. It was the Eiger direct -- the "direttissima" -- with which John Harlin was particularly obsessed. He wanted to be the first to complete it, and everyone in the Alpine world knew it.

John Harlin III was nine years old when his father made another attempt on a direct ascent of the notorious Eiger. Harlin had put together a terrific team, and, despite unending storms, he was poised for the summit dash. It was the moment he had long waited for. When Harlin's rope broke, 2,000 feet from the summit, he plummeted 4,000 feet to his death. In the shadow of tragedy, young John Harlin III came of age possessed with the very same passion for risk that drove his father. But he had also promised his mother, a beautiful and brilliant young widow, that he would not be an Alpine climber.

Harlin moved from Europe to America, and, with an insatiable sense of wanderlust, he reveled in downhill skiing and rock-climbing. For years he successfully denied the clarion call of the mountain that killed his father. But in 2005, John Harlin could resist no longer. With his nine-year-old daughter, Siena -- his very age at the time of his father's death -- and with an IMAX Theatre filmmaking crew watching, Harlin set off to slay the Eiger. This is an unforgettable story about fathers and sons, climbers and mountains, and dreamers who dare to challenge the earth.

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Eight Men Out; The Black Sox and the 1919 World Series (USED)

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Recounts the fixing of the 1919 World Series, covering events from the first meetings between White Sox players and gamblers to the 1921 trial and its aftermath.
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El Cerrador Edicion Juvenil (USED)

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Mariano Rivera nunca so en llegar a ser un atleta profesional. ?l nunca coleccion? tarjetas de b?isbol, ni jug? en Peque?as Ligas ni vitore? a su equipo en una Serie Mundial. ?l tampoco oy? hablar de Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Joe DiMaggio o Mickey Mantle.
Pero un d?a, todo cambi?.
De ser un ni?o que jugaba con sus amigos en Panam? hasta ser un deportista exitoso con los Yankees de Nueva York, la vida de Mariano se convirti? en algo grandioso que jam's ?l pens?. Cuando ?l se para en el mont?culo no oye a la multitud, s?lo oye la voz del ?rbitro gritando: "?Strike!." Es el compa?ero de juego en el que puedes confiar, aun cuando las bases est?n llenas en la parte baja de la novena entrada. Sea que lo conozcas como Mo o como el "Sandman," Mariano es El cerrador y esta es su historia.
Lleno de consejos para atletas j?venes y an?cdotas del equipo de los Yankees, El cerrador: Edici?n juvenil es una inspiradora historia de perseverancia, esp?ritu deportivo y dedicaci?n que han definido la vida de una leyenda del b?isbol.
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Eleven Seconds (USED)

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In this heartfelt testament to the power of love and the strength of the human spirit, Travis Roy, who suffered a devastating injury eleven seconds into his first college hockey game, reveals how he has managed to cope after the accident and, with the help of family and friends, overcome tremendous barriers to begin a new life.

Emergencies at Sea:Chapman's Nautical Guides (USED)

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Emergencies at Sea:Chapman's Nautical Guides (USED)

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This authoritative Chapman's handbook covers all the vital information for dealing with marine emergencies. In easy, clear language, veteran off-shore voyager Sid Stapleton outlines the critical first steps for getting the crisis under control. Photos and line drawings.
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Ever Green (USED)

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Now in paperback, "Ever Green" captures in words and vintage photos the special mystique of basketball's greatest dynasty and celebrated its forty-five years of existence. Ever Green recounts the complete story of the Celtics, from the troubled early years through their amazing string of championships to the triumphs--and low moments--of the 1970s and 80s.
Dan Shaughnessy records the team's history in the voice of eveyrone from its stars and coaches to the beloved benchwarmers, the Celtic fans, and rival players. Those interview include Bob Cousy, Satch Sanders, Sam Jones, K.C. Jones, Tom Heinsohn, John Havlicek, Dave Cowens, M.L. Carr, Gene Conley, Hank Finkel, Kevin Mchale, Dennis Johnson, Danny Ainge, Larry Bird, and Red Auerbach.
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Everyday Hockey Heroes; Inspiring Stories On and Off the Ice

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An inspiring volume of stories about Canada's most beloved sport--hockey--and the everyday heroes who embody the spirit of the game and help shape its future, from the pros who compete in NHL arenas to the dreamers and fans who play on backyard rinks.

What does hockey look like today in Canada? Who is changing the game? Canadian broadcasters Bob McKenzie and Jim Lang bring together players, from youth hockey to the NHL, and the people who support them to show us what hockey means to them.

Meet Philadelphia Flyer Wayne Simmonds and Paralympian gold medalist Greg Westlake, who wouldn't be at the top of their sport without the never-ending support of their families and communities. See how they're giving back to show young hockey hopefuls that anything is possible. Read about players like Ben Fanelli, who overcame catastrophic injury to keep playing the game he loved and is using his story as a platform to help others, or the renowned Canadian neurosurgeon Dr. Charles Tator, who is leading the charge to protect athletes from the dangers of brain trauma and concussion. From hockey commentators Andi Petrillo and Harnarayan Singh, who broke down barriers to be on air, to Karina Potvin, the youth hockey coach welcoming Syrian boys and girls to Canada by introducing them to our national pastime, these are the stories of everyday hockey heroes--those who defy the odds, advocate for inclusion, and champion the next generation of hockey.

From small-town rinks to big city arenas across the country, this collection celebrates everyone who loves our great game. Heartwarming and entertaining, Everyday Hockey Heroes is a must-read for every hockey fan.

Exercise Physiology: Fourth Edition (USED)

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Using a consistent format, this comprehensive manual of labs shows the effects of exercise, physical conditioning and training, and practical applications to physical health and performance in physical activity. It promotes accepted practices for administering field and laboratory tests of exercise physiology and fitness and is designed to show common principles of exercise physiology. The labs show the acute and chronic effects of exercise. The manual has been restructured into parts that correspond to fitness components and physiological systems: strength testing, anaerobic exercise, aerobic exercise, cardiovascular testing, respiratory testing, flexibility testing and body composition. The coverage of basic data collection has been extended to consider the distinction between mass, force and weight and the procedures for measuring stature and body mass, and the calculations are now less complicated, enabling students to solve problems more readily.

Extreme Golf: The World's Most unusual, fantastic and bizarre courses (USED)

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Fairways: Inspiration for the Golf Enthusiast (USED)

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These practical devotions focus readers on their relationship with their Lord through examples drawn from the sport of golf.

Faith Enterprise (USED)

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Faithful (USED)

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A fan's notes for the ages, "Faithful" grew from an email exchange last summer. Filled with the heady mix of exhilaration and frustration familiar to all Boston Red Sox fans, Stewart O'Nan fired off a note to fellow Sox fan, Stephen King, who responded with his thoughts on Pedro, Nomar, Manny, Mueller, and Theo. From the supposed Curse of the Bambino to f###in' Bucky Dent to the recent off-season battle for Alex Rodriguez, Sox fans have seen it all since 1918...except for that elusive World Championship. Baseball history has transformed these fans into a "nation" -- not to mention the most dedicated, knowledgeable fanbase on the planet. Stewart O'Nan and Stephen King, proud members of Red Sox Nation, will chronicle the 2004 baseball season from spring training to the last game of the season -- the important plays, the controversial managerial decisions, the significant front office moves, and the spectacular finish (whether heartbreaking or joyous). Attending games together, keeping a running diary of observations and arguments, and occasionally evoking great or tragic events in Red Sox history. King and O'Nan will cheer on their beloved team with the eternal hope that this just might be the year. If you don't have season ticket box seats right behind the firstbase dugout, you can't beat "Faithful."

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Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top

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Seth Mnookin was given access never before granted to a reporter for this fascinating inside account of the Boston Red Sox. As a result he has written perhaps the best book yet about a professional sports team in America.

Feeding the Monster shows what it takes to win a championship, both on and off the field. Seth Mnookin spent mornings in the front office, afternoons in the clubhouse, and evenings in the owners' box. He learned how the Sox persuaded Curt Schilling to sign, why Nomar Garciaparra resented his teammates, and what led to Pedro Martinez's acrimonious exit. He knows the real story behind Theo Epstein's brief departure and witnessed the development of his rift with Larry Lucchino. And in a new epilogue, Mnookin examines the 2006 offseason, including the negotiations for Japanese phenom Daisuke Matsuzaka.

In a juicy narrative that is filled with thrilling detail, Feeding the Monster peels back the curtain to show what it means to be a part of a major league sports team today.

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Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top (USED)

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The acclaimed author of Hard News presents the in-depth, inside story of the new Boston Red Sox, told with the full cooperation of the owners, management, and players who brought a World Series championship to Boston after 86 years. of photos.
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Few And Chosen: Defining Red Sox Greatness Across the Eras (USED)

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Boston Red Sox icon Johnny Pesky ranks the five best players at each position to ever take the field in this subjective analysis. Featured players include Mo Vaughn, Jimmie Foxx, Ted Williams, Cy Young, Roger Clemens, Pedro Martinez, Jim Rice, Bill Lee, and Nomar Garciaparra.
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Football Days (USED)

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An intimate view of football, this title not only represents a chronological record of the whole football experience, but also brings together all the strands of the game by providing a visual gallery of players, coaches, fans, grounds, personalities, media and politics - not to mention socio-cultural issues. The chapters are divided into key subjects, each representing a distinctive element of the sport, from the football strip to the effect of the media. The book explores how football has changed and developed, including personalities who contributed to the profile of the industry.
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Football for a Buck

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From a multiple New York Times bestselling author, the rollicking, outrageous, you-can't-make-this-up story of the USFL

The United States Football League--known fondly to millions of sports fans as the USFL--was the last football league to not merely challenge the NFL, but cause its owners and executives to collectively shudder. It spanned three seasons, 1983-85. It secured multiple television deals. It drew millions of fans and launched the careers of legends. But then it died beneath the weight of a particularly egotistical and bombastic owner--a New York businessman named Donald J. Trump. The league featured as many as 18 teams, and included such superstars as Steve Young, Jim Kelly, Herschel Walker, Reggie White, Doug Flutie and Mike Rozier.

In Football for a Buck, the dogged reporter and biographer Jeff Pearlman draws on more than four hundred interviews to unearth all the salty, untold stories of one of the craziest sports entities to have ever captivated America. From 1980s drug excess to airplane brawls and player-coach punch outs, to backroom business deals, to some of the most enthralling and revolutionary football ever seen, Pearlman transports readers back in time to this crazy, boozy, audacious, unforgettable era of the game. He shows how fortunes were made and lost on the backs of professional athletes and also how, thirty years ago, Trump was a scoundrel and a spoiler.

For fans of Terry Pluto's Loose Balls or Jim Bouton's Ball Four and of course Pearlman's own stranger-than-fiction narratives, Football for a Buck is sports as high entertainment--and a cautionary tale of the dangers of ego and excess.
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Formula 1 and Monza: A Race in Pictures

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The stories of Monza and Formula 1 are inseparable, two examples of motor sport par excellence that come together once a year, cross each other's paths and bring to life pages of history rich in fascination. In this book, enthusiasts will find accounts, but above all the pictures covering the most significant moments in a long journey that began way back in 1949 to reach the present day, with the exploits of the stars of the wheel and the best single seaters ever. To cover once again this exciting partnership is to immerse oneself in drivers, technicians, cars and the spectators - those of Monza are unique and incomparable - triumphs and tragedies. Hundreds of mostly previously unpublished pictures in colour and black and white comprise the structure of this volume, which just has to be in the libraries of all Formula 1 enthusiasts.

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Formula 1: Technical Analysis 2014/2015

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Radical changes in terms of technology and regulations marked the 2014 season, with the cars being equipped with 1600 cc, six-cylinder turbocharged engines with dual internal combustion and electrical power delivery (the so-called Power Unit) in place of the classic naturally aspirated V8s. Electronically controlled rear braking and a series of aerodynamic restrictions were also introduced, the latter having a major influence on the external appearance of the cars which were very different to their predecessors. These changes and innovations also had significant sporting repercussions with the Mercedes of Rosberg and Hamilton undisputed protagonists of the World Championship, the surprising Daniel Ricciardo doing better than his teammate Vettel and the Maranello team featuring in another grey season with Fernando Alonso already heading towards McLaren. Revealing the technical secrets of the 2014 cars and providing a broad preview of the season to come is as ever Giorgio Piola who, drawing by drawing, illustrates and describes in the most minute detail the entire World Championship field.

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Francona: The Red Sox Years

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"This is the best book looking inside the mind of a big-league manager I have ever read, because Francona is sharp and loves the game, because Shaughnessy is eloquent and a dazzling storyteller."--Philadelphia Daily News

When Terry Francona took over as manager of the Boston Red Sox in 2004, the storied franchise hadn't won a World Series championship in eighty-six years. Led by Francona, the team won two over the course of four years. During the full eight years of Francona's tenure, the Red Sox were transformed from "cursed" into one of the most successful and profitable teams in baseball history--only to fall back to last place as soon as Francona was gone.

Francona: The Red Sox Years lets readers in on the inner workings of the Red Sox clubhouse like no book has ever done before. From the highs of the World Series to the lows of the final months of the 2011 season--the most epic collapse of a team in baseball history--this book features the never-before-told stories about Sox fans' favorite players, moments, wins, and losses.

"A scorched-earth memoir . . . [that] touches fleetingly on steroid use, sabermetrics, and Michael Jordan's stint in the minor leagues . . . but saves its heaviest artillery for the owners . . . [and] Theo Epstein backs him up."--New York Times Book Review

"It's not often that baseball aficionados and gossip gluttons can plunk down on a shared portion of outfield grass with the same book for an afternoon of readerly delight, but Francona can bridge those kinds of differences."--Boston Globe

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Friday Night Lights (USED)

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Return once again to the enduring account of life in the Mojo lane, to the Permian Panthers of Odessa -- the winningest high school football team in Texas history. Odessa is not known to be a town big on dreams, but the Panthers help keep the hopes and dreams of this small, dusty town going. Socially and racially divided, its fragile economy follows the treacherous boom-bust path of the oil business.In bad times, the unemployment rate barrels out of control; in good times, its murder rate skyrockets. But every Friday night from September to December, when the Permian High School Panthers play football, this West Texas town becomes a place where dreams can come true. With frankness and compassion, Bissinger chronicles one of the Panthers' dramatic seasons and shows how single-minded devotion to the team shapes the community and inspires-and sometimes shatters-the teenagers who wear the Panthers' uniforms. Includes Reader's Group Guide inside.Now a major motion picture starring Billy Bob Thorton.

Game According to Syd (USED)

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Game of My Life

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Recalling some of the greatest players in Red Sox history and some of their greatest games, author Chaz Scoggins traces back over 70 years, to the very start of the seminal Yawkey era, in Game of My Life Boston Red Sox. Beginning with Bobby Doerr, the Hall of Fame second baseman who joined the team in 1937, the book touches on players and their most memorable games from every decade, right up to those who finally experienced the exhilaration of winning that elusive World Series in 2004. Among the many players who recount the most memorable games in their Red Sox careers are Johnny Pesky, Dominic DiMaggio, Mel Parnell, Frank Malzone, Bill Monbouquette, Rico Petrocelli, Fred Lynn, Butch Hobson, and Bruce Hurst. Their recollections and stories linking eight decades of Boston Red Sox baseball and revealing many details unknown until now will undoubtedly awaken fond but probably long-forgotten memories of lifelong Boston fans themselves.

Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports--books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team.

Whether you are a New York Yankees fan or hail from Red Sox nation; whether you are a die-hard Green Bay Packers or Dallas Cowboys fan; whether you root for the Kentucky Wildcats, Louisville Cardinals, UCLA Bruins, or Kansas Jayhawks; whether you route for the Boston Bruins, Toronto Maple Leafs, Montreal Canadiens, or Los Angeles Kings; we have a book for you. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

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Giacomo Agostini: A Life in Pictures

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Fifteen world championships in the 350 cc and 500 cc classes, 18 Italian national titles (175, 250, 350 and 500 cc), 311 victories in world championship races of which 123 were world championship counters and 10 wins in the legendary TT. That is the incredible record of Giacomo Agostini, achieved between 1962, the year in which he won his first race at Bologna-San Luca on a Morini Settebello, and 1977 when he took the win at Hockenheim on a Yamamoto in the 750 cc class.

Agostini - just about everyone calls him Ago - was the greatest racing motorcyclist ever, and today he has decided to review his magnificent career again by bringing together the greatest, most significant photographs of his life in a book. The debut on the Morini, the golden years with MV and the less dazzling period with Yamaha, his experience as a team manager as well as his family, friends and his fleeting appearance on four wheels; these are the chapters that comprise this work, which has never previously been attempted.

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Giants vs. Dodgers; The Coast-to-Coast Rivalry Heard 'Round the World

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Games between the Dodgers and Giants are never just another day at the ballpark. Dating back to the late nineteenth century--when the teams embodied the competitive spirit of rival metropolises of New York and Brooklyn--the Giants-Dodgers rivalry gained intensity throughout the early twentieth century. The cheering and jeering continued unabated until 1957, when the clubs backed the moving vans up to the Polo Grounds and Ebbets Field, and took their rivalry to new venues in Los Angeles and San Francisco.

Only six games into the first West Coast season, the clubs had their first beanball dustup. The venue had changed but the venom remained, and the rivalry became author Joe Konte's obsession. Fifty-eight years ago, he attended one of the first Giants-Dodgers games ever played outside of New York. A longtime newspaper editor and baseball fiend, Konte understands what is so special about this storied rivalry. And so--via statistical analysis, game summaries, roster scrutiny, manager matchups, season recaps, and more--he has put together a rivalry bible. Revised and updated to cover the events of the past three seasons--including the Giants' 2014 World Series win and the Dodgers' playoff runs--Giants vs. Dodgers captures the spirit and intensity of one of the greatest rivalries in American sports.

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Gil Hodges (USED)

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Due to his achievements as a player and manager, as well as his sterling character, Gil Hodges deserves to be in the Hall of Fame as much as any player honored by the institution. A towering figure during the Golden Era of the 1950s, Hodges was the Brooklyn Dodgers powerful first baseman who, alongside Jackie Robinson, helped drive his team to six pennants and a thrilling World Series victory in 1955.
Dutifully following the Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1958, Hodges longed to return to New York City, and in 1962, joined the original Mets. He took over the manager s spot on their bench in 1968 and transformed the team from a joke to World Champions in 1969 the Miracle Mets. Yet behind his stoic demeanor lay a man prone to anxiety and scarred by combat during World War II. His sudden death in 1972 shocked his friends and family and left a void in the hearts of baseball fans everywhere.
Acclaimed authors Tom Clavin and Danny Peary delve into one of baseball s most overlooked stars, shedding light on a fascinating life and career that even his most ardent fans never knew."
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Golf in America; The First One Hundred Years (USED)

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"Golf in America: The First One Hundred Years" is the only book to cover the entire history of the game in the United States--from the days of the Apple Tree Gang to the present. It shows how golf developed and how it blossomed into America's sporting passion. More than 20 million American men and women play golf, and many more millions watch the major tournaments as they are televised each week. Spectator crowds have grown so large that a new type of golf course--the stadium course--has had to be created to accommodate them.

"Golf in America" is lavishly illustrated with more than 400 pictures--many rare and historic, many commissioned specially for this volume--that provide a visual feast.

Individual chapters by the editors of "GOLF Magazine" and several other first-rate writers on the game cover the birth of golf in America; the amateurs; the pros; women's golf; equipment; the media; golf course architecture; instruction; and resorts.

Special features filled with valuable information will delight anyone interested in the game. Among these are: Players of the Decade: The ten men from 1888 to 1988 and the five women form 1938 to 1988 who were the best of their era. Walt Spitzmiller, the famed sporting artist, was commissioned to paint an action portrait of each Player of the Decade; all fifteen are reproduced in magnificent full-page color.100 Heroes of American Golf: The men and women who have made the mightiest impact on the American game of golf are profiled in alphabetical order--from Willie Anderson (1878-1910) to Fuzzy Zoeller (b. 1951). Information on professionals and amateurs, on celebrities like Bob Hope, Bing Crosby, and Dinah Shore; on golf officials likeCommissioner Deane Beman and great golf architects like Robert Trent Jones becomes instantly accessible. Portrait sketches of each hero were specially commissioned and enliven this excellent reference feature.Winners of Major Championships: This feature offers complete lists of winners of the Masters, U.S. Open, British Open, PGA Championship, U.S. Amateur, U.S. Women's Open, and LPGA Championship.A Chronology of the game in America pulls together, year by year, the various subjects covered in depth throughout the book.A bibliography and full index round out a handsome and informative volume that celebrates, above all, the men and women who make the game of golf so exciting.

"455 pictures, including 164 in full color."

Golf Quotes (USED)

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Goofy Presents the Olympics (USED)

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Growing Up Gronk

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Huge boys, huge dreams, huge success--how one family from Buffalo put five boys on the track to realizing their athletic potential and making it "big"

"The beauty of Growing Up Gronk is that you never really have to grow up at all. A fascinating look inside a larger-than-life football family."-- Dan Shaughnessy, best-selling author of Francona: The Red Sox Years

It is so statistically unlikely as to be almost unbelievable. Somehow, the Gronkowski family has produced three sons who play in the NFL (Rob, Chris, and Dan), one who was drafted into Major League Baseball (Gordie, Jr.), and another who is the starting fullback for Kansas State (Goose). Their father, Gordy, even played college football for Syracuse.

How did it happen? From an early age, Gordy realized the potential his sons had and worked with them to make the most of it. Beyond their monstrous size, physicality, and raw talent, he instilled in them a commitment to fitness, health, drive, and determination that would give his boys a leg up in ways other families simply couldn't match. And the boys' motivation certainly wasn't something solely triggered by a driven father. They were like a pack of adolescent wolves readying themselves for the recruiting hunt. Still, all were honor roll students; the three oldest earned college degrees. Each was motivated and inspired by his brothers. Competition and bragging rights were -- and continue to be -- a big part of what makes the Gronkowskis tick. Growing Up Gronk reveals the secrets to the Gronkowskis' astonishing collective success while opening the door to a lively, entertaining, one-of-a-kind household.

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Gunslinger: The Remarkable, Improbable, Iconic Life of Brett Favre

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"Over two decades, Brett Favre was as compelling a figure as any in the National Football League. He alone was 'Must-See TV.' In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman provides an extraordinary look at every facet of the life of a man who performed on sport's grandest stage and who had one helluva time along the way."--Al Michaels

In Gunslinger, Jeff Pearlman tells Brett Favre's story for the first time, charting his unparalleled journey from a rough rural childhood and lackluster high school football career to landing the last scholarship at Southern Mississippi, to a car accident that nearly took his life, and eventually to the NFL and Green Bay, where he restored the Packers to greatness and inspired a fan base as passionate as any in the game. Yet he struggled with demons: addiction, infidelity, the loss of his father, and a fraught, painfully prolonged exit from the game he loved, a game he couldn't bear to leave.

Gritty and revelatory, Gunslinger is a big sports biography of the highest order, a fascinating portrait of the man with the rocket arm whose life has been one of triumph, fame, tragedy, embarrassment, and--ultimately--redemption.

"The compelling, complete story of his legend, and his faults."--Chicago Tribune
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Hackercraft

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This book tells the story of the enigmatic John Hacker, who started Hacker Boat Company in Detroit in 1914 and drafted some of the most successful and popular boat designs of all time. This book is organized chronologically, concentrating on the boats, the drivetrains, and the evolution of powerboat design. It highlights the life and times of John Hacker as well as the key designers that worked behind the scenes.
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Hank Greenberg: The Hero of Heroes (USED)

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Baseball during the Great Depression of the 1930s galvanized communities and provided a struggling country with heroes. Jewish player Hank Greenberg gave the people of Detroit--and America--a reason to be proud.

But America was facing more than economic hardship. Hitler's agenda heightened the persecution of Jews abroad while anti-Semitism intensified political and social tensions in the U.S. The six-foot-four-inch Greenberg, the nation's most prominent Jew, became not only an iconic ball player, but also an important and sometimes controversial symbol of Jewish identity and the American immigrant experience.

Throughout his twelve-year baseball career and four years of military service, he heard cheers wherever he went along with anti-Semitic taunts. The abuse drove him to legendary feats that put him in the company of the greatest sluggers of the day, including Babe Ruth, Jimmie Foxx, and Lou Gehrig. Hank's iconic status made his personal dilemmas with religion versus team and ambition versus duty national debates.

Hank Greenberg is an intimate account of his life--a story of integrity and triumph over adversity and a portrait of one of the greatest baseball players and most important Jews of the twentieth century.

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Hawk Occupation: Skateboarder (USED)

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For Tony Hawk, it wasn't enough to skate for two decades, to invent more than eighty tricks, and to win more than twice as many professional contests as any other skater. It wasn't enough to knock himself unconscious more than ten times, fracture several ribs, break his elbow, knock out his teeth twice, compress the vertebrae in his back, pop his bursa sack, get more than fifty stitches laced into his shins, rip apart the cartilage in his knee, bruise his tailbone, sprain his ankles, and tear his ligaments too many times to count. No. He had to land the 900. And after thirteen years of failed attempts, he nailed it.It had never been done before.

Growing up in Sierra Mesa, California, Tony was a hyperactive demon child with an I44 IQ. He threw tantrums, terrorized the nanny until she quit, exploded with rage whenever he lost a game; this was a kid who was expelled from preschool. When his brother, Steve, gave him a blue plastic hand-me-down skateboard and his father built a skate ramp in the driveway, Tony finally found his outlet--while skating, he could be as hard on himself as he was on everyone around him.

But it wasn't an easy ride to the top of the skating game. Fellow skaters mocked his skating style and dubbed him a circus skater. He was so skinny he had to wear elbow pads on his knees, and so light he had to ollie just to catch air off a ramp. He was so desperate to be accepted by young skating legends like Steve Caballero, Mike McGill, and Christian Hosoi that he ate gum from between Steve's toes. But a few years of determination and hard work paid off in multiple professional wins, and the skaters who once had mocked him were now trying to learn his tricks. Tony had created a new style of skating.

In Hawk Tony goes behind the scenes of competitions, demos, and movies and shares the less glamorous demands of being a skateboarder--from skating on Italian TV wearing see-through plastic shorts to doing a demo in Brazil after throwing up for five days straight from food poisoning. He's dealt with teammates who lit themselves and other subjects on fire, driving down a freeway as the dashboard of their van burned. He's gone through the unpredictable ride of the skateboard industry during which, in the span of a few years, his annual income shrank to what he had made in a single month and then rebounded into seven figures. But Tony's greatest difficulty was dealing with the loss of his number one fan and supporter--his dad, Frank Hawk.

With brutal honesty, Tony recalls the stories of love, loss, bad hairdos, embarrassing '80s clothes, and his determination that had shaped his life. As he takes a look back at his experiences with the skateboarding legends of the '70s, '80s, and '90s, including Stacy Peralta, Eddie Elguera, Lance Mountain, Mark Gonzalez, Bob Burnquist, and Colin Mckay, he tells the real history of skateboarding--and also what the future has in store for the sport and for him.

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Highschool Football in Texa; Amazing Football Stories from the Greatest Players of Texas (USED)

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Savor stories from generations of Lone Star football. Here are tales from under the Friday Night Lights: Future Hall of Famer Drew Brees never got onto the field in his first scrimmage. Mean Joe Greene wanted to be a running back like Jim Brown. And much more!

From the best players to the best coaches and some of the most legendary schools and teams in US history, Texas high school football has it all. In the state that made "Friday Night Lights" famous, High School Football in Texas takes an inside look at the state's greatness in the sport, from the best players when they were in high school to those who've gone on to be stars as collegiate players or pros. It's about record-setters, trend-setters, and some of the most inspirational families and people you'll ever meet. Some of the players and coaches featured include

  • Mean Joe Greene
  • Earl Campbell
  • Andy Dalton
  • Bob Lilly
  • Andrew Luck
  • Mike Singletary
  • Eric Dickerson
  • Tim Brown
  • Johnny Manziel
  • Y.A. Tittle
  • Von Miller
  • Forrest Gregg
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  • High School Football America founder Jeff Fisher mixes amazing anecdotes and interviews with the many who've experienced Texas high school football from every imaginable angle.

    Hockey Handbook (USED)

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    Homegrown: How the Red Sox Built a Champion Team from the Ground Up

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    The captivating inside story of the historic 2018 Boston Red Sox, as told through the assembly and ascendancy of their talented young core--the culmination of nearly a decade of reporting from one of the most respected baseball writers in the country.

    "Alex Speier spins a compelling narrative about how great scouting and player development created a perennial contender in baseball's toughest division, without losing sight of the people at the heart of his story." -- Keith Law

    "Compelling reading. A must for Red Sox fans." --Booklist

    The 2018 season was a coronation for the Boston Red Sox. The best team in Major League Baseball--indeed, one of the best teams ever--the Sox won 108 regular season games and then romped through the postseason, going 11-3 against the three next-strongest teams baseball had to offer.

    As Boston Globe baseball reporter Alex Speier reveals, the Sox' success wasn't a fluke--nor was it guaranteed. It was the result of careful, patient planning and shrewd decision-making that allowed Boston to develop a golden generation of prospects--and then build upon that talented core to assemble a juggernaut. Speier has covered the key players--Mookie Betts, Andrew Benintendi, Xander Bogaerts, Rafael Devers, Jackie Bradley Jr., and many others--since the beginning of their professional careers, as they rose through the minor leagues and ultimately became the heart of this historic championship squad. Drawing upon hundreds of interviews and years of reporting, Homegrown is the definitive look at the construction of an extraordinary team.

    It is a story that offers startling insights for baseball fans of any team, and anyone looking for the secret to building a successful organization. Why do many highly touted prospects fail, while others rise out of obscurity to become transcendent? How can franchises help their young talent, in whom they've often invested tens of millions of dollars, reach their full potential? And how can management balance long-term aims with the constant pressure to win now?

    Part insider's account of one of the greatest baseball teams ever, part meditation on how to build a winner, Homegrown offers an illuminating look into how the best of the best are built.

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    Homegrown: The Making of the 1972-73 Providence College Friars

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    The Providence College Friars thrilling 1972-73 season began, in some ways, long before the players got together for their first practice. It was the culmination of fate, a little fortune, and the drawing power of this small Catholic college with a history of great former players which ultimately led to what has been called PC's magic carpet ride to the 1973 Final Four of the NCAA Division 1 Men's Basketball Tournament.The thirteen players who were part of the greatest team in Providence College basketball history were all talented young players. Their collective skills and the effort they gave all year contributed to the immense success the Friars had that season. Alongside future NBA player, sharpshooting Kevin Stacom, Nehru King, Fran Costello, Charlie Crawford, Al Baker, and Gary Bello were some of the names that appeared in the box scores after each game, but Providence featured two local players who formed the nucleus of the team and dominated the headlines.PC's dominant 6'9 center Marvin Barnes was born in Providence and grew up in the shadows of Providence College. His development into the punishing rebounder he became, an unstoppable force on both ends of the court, was rooted in the physical style of basketball Barnes learned to play in the inner city of Providence. He would go to play pro ball, becoming the ABA Rookie of the Year, and later play in the NBA. Of all the stars in the constellation of the Providence College basketball universe, perhaps none shines more brightly than the 6'0 Italian kid from North Providence, Ernie DiGregorio, who became widely known simply as Ernie D after a RI sportscaster doing play-by-play had trouble pronouncing his last name quickly enough. Like Barnes, DiGregorio was a local product who played basketball on the playgrounds and in the school gyms just a couple miles away from the Providence College campus. After helping put the Friars basketball program on the map, DiGregorio was drafted in the first round of the NBA draft, and immediately impacted the league by earning Rookie of the Year honors.Today the NBA employs a draft lottery system for teams to select eligible players from the college ranks, but it wasn't always this way. Soon after its formation, the NBA was struggling to survive. In order to increase its fan base, in 1949 the league set out to take advantage of the regional popularity of college stars and instituted the territorial pick. In the territorial draft, teams had the option prior to the regular draft of using their first-round pick to select a player who played college ball within a 50-mile radius.Obviously, this system shaped the early years of the association and the territorial pick controlled the NBA through 1965, when the league voted to phase out the territorial draft. The territorial draft had been dissolved by the time the players who would made up the 1972-73 PC Friars were being recruited to play in college, and although Marvin Barnes and Ernie DiGregorio both had the ability to play for much bigger schools and basketball programs that would potentially garner them greater recognition, they chose the family-like environment of Providence College.You will certainly never see another collection of homegrown collegiate basketball talent on the same court at the same time, the likes of which was produced at PC's Alumni Hall in the early 1970's, becoming the heart of soul of the 1972-73 team that generated so much interest and popular appeal that their home games had to be relocated to a new 14,000-seat arena in downtown Providence to satisfy the unprecedented demand for tickets.Incredibly, it has been nearly fifty years since this magic basketball season in Providence. In this book, readers can relive the excitement of that season, while being taken on a historical journey from the earliest days of Providence College basketball history straight through to the PC's Final Four matchup against Memphis State in the 1973 NCAA tournament.
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    Hope: A School, A Team, A Dream

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    Hope High School in Providence, Rhode Island was once a model city school, graduating a wide range of students from different backgrounds. But the tumult of the 1960s and the drug wars of the 70s changed both Providence and Hope. Today, the aging school is primarily Hispanic and African-American, with kids traveling for miles by bus and foot each day.
    Hope was known for its state championship basketball teams in the 1960s, but its 2012 team is much different. Disobedient, distracted, and overwhelmed by family troubles, with mismatched sneakers and a penchant for profanity and anger, these boys represent Coach Dave Nyblom's dream of a championship, however unlikely that might seem. Nyblom's mostly black players, including several who emigrated to Providence from war-torn Liberia, face gang violence, domestic uncertainty, drug problems, and a host of other issues. But with the unfailing support and guidance of Nyblom and other Hope coaches, their ragtag team gradually pulls together, overcoming every obstacle to find the faith and trust in themselves that Nyblom never stops teaching.
    A look at a hidden world that just a few hundred yards from Brown University, Bill Reynolds' Hope is the inspiring true story of young men and their mentors pursuing one goal--a championship--but achieving so much more.

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    Horse Training: Bonding with Your Horse Through Gentle Leadership

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    This is the companion book to the horse-training television show Saddle Up with Dennis Brouse. In it, Brouse shares the unique training methods he has pioneered. His methods are simple, easy to use, and effective. He does not "break" horses but rather focuses on cooperation, encouragement, and partnership. Topics include roundpen work, control techniques, problem solving, despooking, and trailer loading. Learn from an expert how to truly communicate and bond with your horse. Packed with instructional training photography, the book is also packaged with a DVD featuring thirty minutes of valuable training footage.

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    I am Jesse James

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    Like his famous relative, Jesse James has captured the imagination of the world. His bad- to-the-bones hand-built choppers with their trademark flames and Maltese cross logos are coveted by millions and ridden by wealthy motorcycle fanatics like Keanu Reeves and Shaquille O?Neal. He's one of People magazine's ?Sexiest Men Alive.? But, only now, in "I Am Jesse James," will his legion of fans get an up-close look at the man and his machines.

    With one hundred and sixty pages of full-color photographs grouped into three sections covering his bikes, his shop, West Coast Choppers, and his lifestyle, "I Am Jesse James" will introduce the gritty, supertalented biker who makes no apologies for who he is and makes no compromises when it comes to the artistry of his bikes. Tattooed and devilishly handsome, Jesse James is the kind of rebel that many teenage boys?and grown men?dream about being.

    Ice Hockey Rules (USED)

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    If These Walls Could Talk: Stories from the Boston Red Sox

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    The Boston Red Sox are one of the most iconic teams in Major League Baseball, with eight World Series championships and countless greats who have donned the Sox uniform. In If These Walls Could Talk: Boston Red Sox, former player and longtime broadcaster Jerry Remy provides insight into the team's inner sanctum as only he can. Readers will gain the perspective of players, coaches, and personnel in moments of greatness as well as defeat, making for a keepsake no fan will want to miss.
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    Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding (USED)

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    "As a PSIA examiner I have worked with Kevin on and off the snow for several years. His creativity and knowledge of what works comes through clearly in The Illustrated Guide to Snowboarding. I'd recommend it as a reference to the professional instructor, as well as a how-to for the avid snowboarder and those who wish to be." -- J. Randy Price Member of the PSIA-AASI national demonstration team "As a professional athlete and instructor, working with Kevin and reading his book helped my riding immensely. One of Kevin's principles is straightforward and perfectly applicable for snowboarding, climbing or just about any sport--your mind leads and your body follows. It works!" -- Robyn Ebersfield 4-time World Cup rock climbing champion "Never in my thirty-three years of pioneering, shaping and defining the sport of snowboarding was there ever access to material explaining the technical aspects of riding in such an easy to understand manner. . . . This 'encyclopedia' of snowboarding how-to belongs on the shelf of every ski area, snowboard park and bookstore in the snowbelt." -- Paul Graves
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    Images of Modern America - Fenway Park

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    In June 1967, Red Sox owner Tom Yawkey declared Fenway Park outdated and stated that without help from the city for a new ballpark, he would consider moving his team. That same year, an impossible dream came true as the 100-1 underdog Red Sox won the pennant and a record-setting 1.7 million fans visited Fenway. Since then, approximately 110 million fans have watched the Red Sox play at what is now called "America's Most Beloved Ballpark." While Fenway Park was once known for simply resembling a warehouse, its nearby streets now hold a baseball festival every game. Those festivals have grown to include concerts, hockey, soccer, and high school football. The exterior walls of the park extoll the accomplishments of each Red Sox World Championship team and fly the banners of Red Sox Hall of Famers since the team's birth in 1901. Red Sox bronzed immortals stand watch at the entrance to Gate B.

    In Ty Cobb's Shadow: The Story of Napoleon LaJoie

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    Napoleon who? Often called the Emperor of the Diamond, he was baseball's first superstar. Cy Young called him "the Babe Ruth of our time." When he endorsed a popular cigar, it was said that half of the nation's youth were sick the next day. Three cities claimed him as their hero, even as thousands upon thousands nationwide streamed through the turnstiles to see his mesmerizing talents on display. And yet, the Emperor's reign was too short, usurped by a brilliant streaking meteor named Ty Cobb. But Napoleon Lajoie had risen from the street and the mills. He would not go down without a battle. Many years later, Ty Cobb came to visit. Each man was but a few years away from death, but under the swaying palms of a warm Florida afternoon, the two gladiators of the game needed to talk. In the Shadow of Ty Cobb is the story of America's fanatical love affair with baseball. It is the story of baseball heroes who played the game as it will never be played again. From his impoverished French-Canadian childhood in the mills of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, to his induction into the Baseball Hall of Fame, he remains one of baseball's greatest Horatio Alger figures, a man who kept true to his roots and found light even in the shadows.
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    Inshore Salt Water Fishing (USED)

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    -- Facts and information about the history and distribution of over 40 inshore species. -- Includes advice from big names including Barry Gibson, John Brownlee and Bob McNally. -- Tips and illustrations on how to fish with live bait, lures and fly-fishing tackle.