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Johnny Football: Johnny Manziel's Wild Ride from Obscurity to Legend at Texas A&M

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An inside look at one of today's most compelling athletes and his influence on college football--in Texas and across the nation. It's no secret that Texas is the capital of legendary football players. From Sammy Baugh to Earl Campbell to Robert Griffin III and scores of others in between, the Lone Star State has produced a heavily decorated list of athletic phenoms--but none has put on a display as explosive and as sudden as that of the kid they call "Johnny Football." In Johnny Football, Texas sportswriter Mike Shropshire recounts Johnny Manziel's extraordinary freshman season with Texas A&M in 2012--during which his unparalleled breakout performance made him the first freshman to ever win the illustrious Heisman Trophy--and follows Manziel and the rest of the Aggie squad through the much-hyped 2013 gridiron campaign. In Shropshire's signature witty and entertaining writing style, this book tells the complete story of an unlikely star who came out of rural obscurity to lead the Aggies to a top-ten ranking in the national polls in 2012 and a victory in the postseason Cotton Bowl. But make no mistake: the tale of "Johnny Football" is larger and deeper than that of one star player. It is the narrative of how a kid from nowhere, with his country-boy values, restored vigor and pride to the Spirit of Aggieland (Gig 'Em!), and this celebration of the A&M faithful and Texas' gridiron fanaticism is sure to make Johnny Football a treasured tale for years to come.

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Junior Seau: The Life and Death of an American Icon

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A moving portrait of the life and legendary career of one of the NFL's most beloved players

Tiaina Baul "Junior" Seau is widely considered one of the best linebackers ever to play the game. A ten-time All-Pro and twelve-time Pro Bowl selection, Seau was picked for the NFL's "All-Decade Team" in the 1990's. His incredible career spanned two decades, during which time he played for the Chargers, Dolphins, and Patriots. A charismatic leader and competitor known for playing through injuries and leaving it all on the field, Seau started in almost 250 regular season games and electrified fans with his dynamic play. In 2012, at the age of forty-three, Seau committed suicide with a gunshot wound to the chest. News of his death sent shockwaves through the NFL. Later, studies concluded that Seau had been suffering from chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a type of brain damage. His tragic death opened the door to hundreds of inquiries about the trauma from NFL players and their families. Drawing on exclusive access to Seau's family and Seau's never-before-seen diaries and letters, veteran reporter Jim Trotter goes beyond the statistics to paint a moving portrait of a larger-than-life star whose towering achievements in the game came at a great cost.

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Just Play Ball (USED)

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Just when baseball needs it the most, Just Play Ball focuses on the positive aspects of the national pastime. Garagiola serves up anecdotes and humorous stories from baseball's greats and offers his own unique behind-the-scenes perspective.
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Kayak Camping (USED)

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Knuckler: My Life with Baseball's Most Confounding Pitch (USED)

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"A terrific book about one of baseball's most underrated pitchers, not to mention baseball's most misunderstood pitch." - Stephen King

Tim Wakefield is an enigma. At forty-four years old, he is the longest-serving member of one of baseball's most popular franchises. He has pitched more games than any other player in Red Sox history, and in 2011 he reached the milestone of 200 career victories. Yet few realize the full measure of his success. In fact, that his career can be characterized by such words as longevity and consistency defies all odds, because he has achieved all of this with the game's most mercurial weapon--the knuckleball.

Knuckler is the story of how a struggling position player risked his future on a fickle pitch that would eventually define his career, making him one of the most respected players in the game. It is also a lively and entertaining meditation on the dancing pitch, its history, its mechanics, its mystique, and the inevitable ironies it brings to bear.

"This book is about resiliency, diligence, and the tunnel vision required to live by what appears to be the most fanciful pitch thrown by man." - Peter Gammons, MLB analyst

"Knuckler gives readers a rare glimpse of the man behind the baseball and his remarkable work on and off the field." - Carlton Fisk, Hall of Fame catcher

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Legends of Surfing

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Surfing, Jack London remarked, is "a royal sport for the natural kings of earth." The greatest of those natural kings grant readers an audience in this glorious celebration of the world's best surfers. Part exquisite picture book and travelogue to the top of the world, part biography and reference guidebook, Legends of Surfing profiles one hundred great surfers, men and women, from throughout the world. In life stories, and in exclusive interviews--which only the surfing icon Duke Boyd could have pulled off--stellar surfers such as Wayne Bartholomew, Tom Curren, Andy and Bruce Irons, Duke Kahanamoku, Dave Kalama, Gerry Lopez, Rob Machado, Mark Occhilupo, and Kelly Slater give us a rare firsthand look at what it's like, in this crowded world, to "seek and find the perfect day, the perfect wave, and be alone with the surf and his thoughts." (John Severson, Surfer magazine, 1960)

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Magnificent Seven: the authorized Story of American Gold (USED)

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Marc Marquez: Born to Win

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Marc Marquez is the new motorcycle racing icon, the very young rider who has changed the face of MotoGP by winning the world title at just 21 years old. His story is told in this book by Marco Masetti, the well-established motorcycle racing journalist, who closely follows MotoGP as his publication's correspondent. Masetti has literally seen Marquez grow from when he was a little boy with racing in his blood to when he became the sport's sensation on two wheels, a true heir to Valentino. As well as this world championship-winning rider, whose career has been nothing short of startling, away from the racetrack, the man and his own personality emerge. And all of this is told amid exceptionally spectacular pictures by outstanding photographers Gigi Soldano, Tino Martino and Jaime Olivares.

Mariner's Atlas: Long Island Sound and the South Shore (USED)

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Mario Andretti Photo Album

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Mario Andretti is an American legend. Beginning with a sensational pole in his very first and Prix, Andretti went on to win the 1978 title in a Lotus. Extraordinary photography affords a breathtaking look at Andretti's racing career and the Formula 1 cars he drove for Ferrari, Williams, and Parnelli. In addition, there are shots from Andretti's equally remarkable career outside F1, including NASCAR and Indy cars. No racing library is complete without this superb collection.

Maritime Quarterly (USED)

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Maritime Quarterly: Premier Issue (USED)

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Men At Work; The Craft of Baseball (USED)

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From the Pulitzer Prize-winning political commentator and longtime baseball fanatic George F. Will--the #1 bestselling ultimate insider's look at the exacting craft of baseball
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Mille Miglia 2014

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In 1977, precisely 20 years after the last unforgettable high speed Mille Miglia in 1957, the great race came back to relive its history all over again with the commemorative Mille Miglia, attracting once more to Brescia's Piazza della Vittoria the cars of the greatest, most prestigious race in the world that took place between the end of the'20s and the second half of the '50s. Since then, the Mille Miglia has gone back to being an event not to be missed, first every two years and then yearly for all motoring and motor racing enthusiasts.

A book tells the story of this great sporting and cultural event, the 2014 edition of which opens with a historical section that recalls the 1934 race, won by Achille Varzi, and the 1954, with the magnificent victory of Alberto Ascari. After that, the book concentrates on the race that took place last May and its protagonists - competitors, crew after crew, car after car, in a long and fully-illustrated section.

2014 Mille Miglia starting grid was full of exceptional protagonists too: actors Luke Evans, Adrien Brody and Jeremy Irons, American TV personality Jay Leno, French stylist Paloma Picasso and industrial designer Mark Newson. Many musicians were also there: Brian Johnson, AC/DC frontman, British rapper Example, Scottish singer Amy Macdonald and Belgian singer Milow. Many racing drivers took the start, first and foremost Eros Crivellari, the only one with an original Mille Miglia to his credit, Andy Wallace, Jochen Mass, Teo Fabi, Bernd Schneider, Jacky Ickx, Martin Brundle and Bruno Senna, with the very evocative helmet of his late uncle Ayrton.

This is indispensible publication for all those who were there, and for all vintage car enthusiasts.

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Mille Miglia: A Race in Pictures

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For 30 years from 1927 until 1957 the real Mille Miglia was the "race of excellence". A unique event of over 1,600 kilometres across Italy, the stars of which were some of the world's greatest car manufacturers, among them Alfa Romeo, Mercedes-Benz, Maserati, Ferrari, Jaguar and Aston Martin. And their cars were driven, naturally, by some of the equally great champions of the time, like Tazio Nuvolari, Achille Varzi, through to Juan Manuel Fangio and Stirling Moss as well as Alberto Ascari, Clemente Biondetti, Piero Taruffi and many others. Count Giannino Marzotto won the race twice in Ferraris in 1950 and 1953 and said the Mille Miglia was "a synthesis of dynamism, freedom, challenge, courage and calculation". The story, or better the stories, of that legendary race live again in this book, which tells the tales of the classic "Bresciana", first of all through hundreds of pictures, most of them never previously published. The text has been written by Leonardo Acerbi, who also wrote "Mille Miglia Story 1927-1957".

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Minor League Mom (USED)

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A mother recounts the hopes, joys and dreams, both fulfilled and dashed, of her two sons as they work their way toward major league glory.
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Moneyball (USED)

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Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge--insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

Mopar; A Legacy in Motion (USED)

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Mountain Biking Skills (USED)

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Mountain Biking Skills (USED)

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Mountain Bike Magazine's Complete Guide To Mountain Biking Skills by the editors of Mountain Bike Magazine and Bicycling Magazine offers expert tips on conquering curves, corners, dips, descents, hills, water hazards and other all-terrain challenges.

Hit the dirt!

From breaking to bunny hopping, speed jumping to switchbacks-- here are the skills you need to catch big air and experience the best of off-road riding.

* Selecting the right rig for you and your budget.
* Step-by-step drills for clearing obstacles, popping wheelies and more.
* How to hammer it and ride faster than you ever thought possible.
* Seven ways to stay alive by avoiding face plants, biffs and other crash landings.
* All-weather strategies for plowing through mud, rain and snow.
* Pro advice on entering your first off-road race.
* Riding responsibly to save the trails.
* Planning the perfect tour and enjoying a fat-tire vacation.
* Tons more practical info for aspiring and die-hard dirtheads.

You also get skill-building techniques and strategies from world-class mountain bikers, including

* Ned Overend, six-time NORBA national champion
* John Tomac, 1994 NORBA downhill champion
* Juli Furtado, 1995 World Cup champion
* Missy Giove, 1994 world downhill champion
* Tinker Juarez, 1994 NORBA national champion
* Mike King, 1993 world downhill champion

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Mouth That Roared, My Six Outspoken Decades in Baseball (USED)

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From profanity-laced clubhouse tirades and outspoken opinions on the state of the game to tears at an emotional funeral for his murdered granddaughter, Dallas Green tells his story for the first time in this autobiography. In his nearly 60 years in baseball as a pitcher; manager of three franchises, including both New York squads, the Mets and Yankees; general manager; and executive, Dallas Green has never minced words or shied away from making enemies. Though many bristled at his gruff style, nobody could argue with the result of his leadership: as manager of the Philadelphia Phillies, he led the team to a World Series championship in 1980 and as general manger of the Chicago Cubs, he pulled off one of the most lopsided trades in the history of the sport by dealing journeyman Ivan DeJesus to the Phillies in exchange for Larry Bowa and future Hall of Famer Ryne Sandberg. This larger-than-life baseball personality shares insights from the mound, the dugout, and the front office as well as anecdotes of some of the game's biggest stars and encounters with the press, player agents, and the unions. Dallas Green also shares his feelings about his granddaughter, Christina-Taylor Green, who was shot and killed by a deranged stalker in Tucson, Arizona, during an assassination attempt on the life of Arizona Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. Knowing that the loss of his beloved granddaughter has irrevocably changed him, Green discusses how, in the wake of her death, baseball became a coping mechanism for him.
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My Story

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One of the greatest sports figures of all time breaks his silence in a memoir as unique as the man himself.
He has never written a memoir, authorized a biography, or talked to journalists about his past, but now he is finally ready to tell his story.
Bobby Orr is often referred to as the greatest ever to play the game of hockey. From 1966 through the mid-seventies, he could change a game just by stepping on the ice. No defenseman had ever played the way he did, or received so many trophies, or set so many records, several of which still stand today.
But all the brilliant achievements leave unsaid as much as they reveal. They don t tell what inspired Orr, what drove him, what it was like for a shy small-town kid to suddenly land in the full glare of the media. They don t tell what it was like when the agent he regarded as a brother betrayed him and left him in financial ruin. They don t tell what he thinks of the game of hockey today.
He is speaking out now because I am a parent and a grandparent and I believe that I have lessons worth passing on. Orr: My Story is more than a book about hockey it is about the making of a man."
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Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook (USED)

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Boost your energy, manage stress, build muscle, lose fat, and improve your performance with the all-time best-selling sports nutrition guide!

Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook will help you make the right food choices in grocery stores, restaurants, drive-throughs, and your own kitchen.

Whether you're preparing for competition or simply eating on the go, let sport's leading nutritionist show you how to get maximum benefit from the foods you choose and the meals you make. You'll learn how to eat before exercise and events as well as how to refuel afterward for optimal recovery.

Updated and on the cutting edge, the fourth edition includes the latest sports nutrition research on hydration and fluid intake, vitamins, supplements, energy drinks, organic foods, and the role of carbohydrate and protein during exercise. You'll also learn about the new food pyramid and the American Heart Association's latest dietary guidelines.

If you're seeking advice on losing weight, getting energized to exercise, or improving your health and performance, Nancy Clark's Sports Nutrition Guidebook has the answers you can trust.

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NASCAR Craftsman Truck Series (USED)

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Covers the truck series' history from conception to its status as the next stop for veteran racing drivers such as Mark Martin, Ricky Craven, and Bobby Hamilton, along with coming racers. This book also details the style and vehicle specifications that make truck racing so unique and popular with fans.
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Never Give Up (USED)

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This is the story of New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, his remarkable recovery from a stroke and his eventual comeback into the NFL.
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Next Man Up: A Year Behind the Lines in Today's NFL (USED)

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The NFL is one of the most secretive sports societies in America. This book highlights the Baltimore Ravens, one of the most watched NFL teams. From the first strategy sessions of a new season to the last down of the final game, it reveals the intensity, spirituality & the near life-or-death drama of professional football.
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No Excuses (USED)

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Weis was taught football by some of the best minds in the game: Bill Parcells and Bill Belichick. Parcells would give him a life-defining break in 1990 by hiring him as an assistant on the New York Giants staff. For a Jersey guy who loved sports, this was a dream come true, especially when Weis won his first championship in his debut year in the NFL. He'd always wanted to be a sports announcer--the next Marv Albert--but he'd caught the coaching bug and was now in a position to learn from the best. And he did, following Parcells to the New England Patriots and then to the New York Jets. Under enormous pressure and exacting standards, Weis flourished and later became offensive coordinator.

When Parcells stepped down as coach of the Jets, Weis joined his colleague and friend Bill Belichick, who was the newly named Patriots head coach. Together they would thrive, building a storied franchise, a rare modern-day dynasty that won three Super Bowls in four years. Through it all, Weis designed offensive schemes that would befuddle even the best defenses in the NFL, and he coached a number of players to greatness, including Pro Bowlers Ben Coates, Curtis Martin, and, of course, Tom Brady.

The chance of a lifetime arrived in December of 2004: Weis was offered the opportunity to lead one of the most prestigious football schools in the country, Notre Dame--home of coaching legends Knute Rockne, Frank Leahy, Ara Parseghian, Dan Devine, and Lou Holtz. And so began a new chapter in Weis's career. Weis took over a program in dire need of direction, and now he is in the process of building his own legacy with his unique vision.

Off the field, Weis faced his other challenges. Seeking to improve his health and lose weight, he decided to get gastric bypass surgery. What he thought would be a routine procedure turned into a nightmare as he nearly bled to death, lapsed into a coma, and was read the last rites. It was a horrifying experience, yet he battled back in inspiring fashion and still demands nothing less of himself despite the long-lasting aftereffects.

He has had his joys, too. Weis considers his wife, Maura, his best friend. They have two beautiful children: Charlie, his "best buddy," and Hannah, who he and his wife consider their "guiding angel." Hannah is developmentally delayed and has been the inspiration leading to the establishment of Hannah and Friends, a nonprofit foundation seeking to improve the quality of life for people with special needs.

No Excuses is not only illuminating and insightful, it is an extraordinary look inside one of football's greatest minds who has helped shape today's game.

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No Limits (USED)

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""When I'm focused, there is not one single thing, person, anything that can stand in the way of my doing something. There is not. If I want something bad enough, I feel I'm gonna get there.""

Michael Phelps is one of the greatest competitors the world has ever seen. From teen sensation in Sydney to bona fide phenom in Athens, he is now -- after the Beijing Games -- a living Olympic legend. With an unprecedented eight gold medals and world-record times in seven events, his performance at the 2008 Games set a new standard for success. He ranks among the most elite athletes in the world, and is both an inspiration and a role model to millions. The incredible focus he exhibits in practice and during competition propels him forward to his unrivaled excellence. In "No Limits," Michael Phelps reveals the secrets to his remarkable success, from his training regimen to his mental preparation and, finally, to his performance in the pool.

Behind Phelps's tally of Olympic gold medals lies a consistent approach to competition, a determination to win, and a straightforward passion for his sport. Like Michael Jordan and Tiger Woods, he has learned to filter out distractions and deliver stellar performance under pressure. The road has not always been easy; from the very beginning, Phelps had to overcome physical setbacks and emotional trials. When he was younger, he was diagnosed with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder; other kids bullied him; even a teacher said he would never be successful. Later, he had to work through injuries that jeopardized his career. In this book, Phelps talks for the first time about how he has overcome these and other challenges - about how to develop the mental attitude needed to persevere, not just in athletic competition but in life.

His success is imbued with the perspective of overcoming the obstacles that come your way and believing in yourself no matter the odds.

"No Limits" explores the hard work, commitment, and sacrifice that go into reaching any goal. Whether it is on the starting block during an Olympic swim meet or in the weight room on a typical day, Phelps's dedication has led him to unparalleled excellence. Filled with anecdotes from family members, friends, teammates, and his coach, "No Limits" gives a behind-the-scenes look at the makings of a real champion. One of Phelps's mottos is "Performance Is Reality," and it typifies his attitude toward achieving his goals. It's easy to get bogged down by doubt or to lose focus when a challenge seems out of reach, but Phelps believes that you can accomplish anything if you fully commit yourself to it. Using the eight final swims of the Beijing Olympics as a model, "No Limits" is a step-by-step guide to realizing one's dream.

No More Mr. Nice Guy (USED)

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Olympics: A History of the Games (USED)

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The Olympics, in all their glory, are seen through the photographs and essays of the magazine Sports Illustrated. The book also includes all the statistics and winners from the modern games, looking at the growth and evolution of the games into the international spectacle of today.

One Pitch Away; The Players' Stories of the 1986 League Championships (USED)

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Celebrate the 10th anniversary of the most exciting World Series in baseball history!

Gary Carter, Mookie Wilson, Bill Buckner, Doug DeCinces, and other players from the New York Mets, Houston Astros, Boston Red Sox, and California Angels tell what really went on during the exciting games of the 1986 post-season. A delight as a hardcover, Sowell's account was praised by the New York Times Book Review as "an old-fashioned baseball book."

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One Pitch from Glory (USED)

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One strike away-a painful reminder to Red Sox Nation of the 1986 Red Sox team that, until the 2004 World Series champions, came the closest to delivering that elusive trophy back to Boston for the first time since 1918. It was a team constructed by Lou Gorman, who was in the early stages of a 10-year run that produced three playoff teams, plenty of excitement, and more than its share of controversy. In Lou Gorman: One Pitch from Glory, he shares rare and private storeis about constructing a team in one of the most demanding markets int he world.
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Out of My League (USED)

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A classic of sport, and the first of George Plimpton's remarkable forays into participatory journalism, Out of My League chronicles with wit, charm, and grace what happens when a self-professed amateur wonders how he would fare on a baseball mound in a major league game.
On an ordinary afternoon in the third-baseline seats of Yankee Stadium, Plimpton hits on what seems an inspired idea - to get on the mound and pitch a few innings to the All-Stars of the American and National Leagues. What begins as a fun-filled stunt, for the average man to pitch in the Big Leagues, comes to a nearly humiliating end. This honest and hilarious tale features Mickey Mantle, Billy Martin, Willie Mays, Ernie Banks, Whitey Ford, Ralph Houk, Richie Ashburn, and other baseball greats. What happens when America's favorite sports dilettante tries his arm against the likes of Hall-of-Fame baseball players recalls the dreams of diamond heroics of every man who still has the noble heart of youth beating in him and the fears of anyone who has taken a lump or two from life.
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Outcasts United (USED)

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The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American town

Clarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home for scores of families in flight from the world's war zones--from Liberia and Sudan to Iraq and Afghanistan. Suddenly Clarkston's streets were filled with women wearing the hijab, the smells of cumin and curry, and kids of all colors playing soccer in any open space they could find. The town also became home to Luma Mufleh, an American-educated Jordanian woman who founded a youth soccer team to unify Clarkston's refugee children and keep them off the streets. These kids named themselves the Fugees.

Set against the backdrop of an American town that without its consent had become a vast social experiment, Outcasts United follows a pivotal season in the life of the Fugees and their charismatic coach. Warren St. John documents the lives of a diverse group of young people as they miraculously coalesce into a band of brothers, while also drawing a fascinating portrait of a fading American town struggling to accommodate its new arrivals. At the center of the story is fiery Coach Luma, who relentlessly drives her players to success on the soccer field while holding together their lives--and the lives of their families--in the face of a series of daunting challenges.

This fast-paced chronicle of a single season is a complex and inspiring tale of a small town becoming a global community--and an account of the ingenious and complicated ways we create a home in a changing world.

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Paleo Fitness (USED)

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GO BACK TO BASICS

The best way to get a strong, lean physique is to eat and work out the way nature intended. Paleo Fitness guides you through the fitness and exercise plan anthropological evidence has proven to be the most efficient, healthiest way to live--work out in the real world, for the real world. A healthy, athletic physique is as easy as tuning in to how your body evolved. This book shows how to work out with functional, playful, and primal movements for:
- improved strength, speed & stamina
- greater mobility & flexibility
- life-long fitness & good health

Packed with step-by-step exercises, a two-week meal plan and delicious, satisfying, healthy recipes, Paleo Fitness helps you use the high-intensity methods proven to increase fitness in the shortest possible time.

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Paper Lion: Confessions of a Last-String Quarterback

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The book that made a legend--and capture's America's sport in detail that's never been matched, now featuring a foreword by Nicholas Dawidoff a and never-before-seen content from the Plimpton Archives.

George Plimpton was perhaps best known for PAPER LION, the book that set the bar for participatory sports journalism. With his characteristic wit, Plimpton recounts his experiences in talking his way into training camp with the Detroit Lions, practicing with the team, and taking snaps behind center. His breezy style captures the pressures and tensions rookies confront, the hijinks that pervade when sixty high-strung guys live together in close quarters, and a host of football rites and rituals.

One of the funniest and most insightful books ever written on football, PAPER LION is a classic look at the gridiron game and a book The Wall Street Journal calls "a continuous feast...The best book ever about football--or anything!"

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Papi, My Story

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An entertaining, unfiltered memoir by one of the game's greatest, most clutch sluggers and beloved personalities

David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped the team win 3 World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from "never wins" to "always wins." He helped them upend the doubts, the naysayers, the nonbelievers and captured the imagination of millions of fans along the way, as he launched balls into the stands again, and again, and again. He made Boston and the Red Sox his home, his place of work, and his legacy. As he put it: This is our f*&#ing city.

Now, looking back at the end of his legendary career, Ortiz opens up fully for the first time about his last two decades in the game. Unhindered by political correctness, Ortiz talks colorfully about his journey, from his poor upbringing in the Dominican Republic to when the expansion Florida Marlins passed up a chance to sign him due to what was essentially tennis elbow. He recalls his days in Peoria, Arizona, his first time in the United States; tense exchanges with Twins manager Tom Kelly in Minnesota; and his arrival in Boston. Readers go behind the scenes for the many milestones of his Red Sox career-- from the huge disappointment of the Red Sox losing to the Yankees in 2003, ending the curse in 2004 with the infamous "band of idiots," including his extraordinary clutch hitting to overcome a 3-0 series deficit against the Yankees, to earning a second title in 2007 and a third in 2013. Along the way, he was tainted by the infamous banned substances list in 2009; he used his passion and place to fortify a city devastated by the Boston Marathon bombings; and he dominated pitchers right up through his retirement season at age 40. Papi, as he became so affectionately called, gave his fans big hits when they needed them most. He was an even bigger presence: He was a champion who rallied a team, a city, and a sport in a way that no one will ever forget.

In Papi, his ultimate memoir, Ortiz opens up as never before about his life in baseball and about the problems he sees in Major League Baseball, about former teammates, opponents, coaches, and executives, and about the weight of expectation whenever he stepped up to the plate. The result is a revelatory, fly-on-the wall story of a career by a player with a lot to say at the end of his time in the game, a game to which he gave so much and which gave so much to him.
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Parcells: A Football Life

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Bill Parcells may be the most iconic football coach of our time. During his decades-long tenure as an NFL coach, he turned failing franchises into contenders. He led the ailing New York Giants to two Super Bowl victories, turned the New England Patriots into an NFL powerhouse, reinvigorated the New York Jets, brought the Dallas Cowboys back to life, and was most recently enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Taking readers behind the scenes with one of the most influential and fascinating coaches the NFL has ever known, PARCELLS" "will take a look back at this coach s long, storied and influential career, offer" "a nuanced portrayal of the complex man behind the coach, and examine the inner workings of the NFL."

Pc's Legendary Jimmy Walker and Ernie DiGregorio (USED)

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Pedro

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A New York Times bestseller

"Pedro the book is as smart, as funny, and as diva-esque as Pedro the pitcher . . . Buy the book. Read the book. Celebrate a golden era in Boston baseball." -- Boston Globe

"There is little the eight-time All-Star holds back about any subject as he offers a revealing look at a colorful career . . . The intimate details Martinez offers up from both inside and outside the clubhouse make the book a winner."--Washington Post

Pedro Martinez entered the big leagues a scrawny power pitcher with a lightning arm who they said wasn't "durable" enough, who they said was a punk. Yet Martinez willed himself to become one of the most intimidating pitchers to have ever played the game, an eight-time All-Star, three-time Cy Young Award winner, World Series champion, and Hall of Famer.

In Pedro, the always colorful pitcher opens up to tell his remarkable story. From his days in the minor leagues clawing for respect; to his early days in lonely Montreal; to his legendary run with the Red Sox when, start after start, he dazzled with his pitching genius; to his twilight years on the mound as he put the finishing touches on a body of work that made him an icon, this memoir by one of baseball's most enigmatic figures will entertain and inspire generations of fans to come.

"This is the beauty of this book, the machinations of a modern pitcher's mind . . . Knowing and gritty, this memoir should've been printed on rawhide."--Los Angeles Times

Pele; Porque El Futbol Importa (USED)

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Fútbol. Balompié. El juego bonito. El deporte más popular del mundo tiene muchos nombres pero, por muchas décadas, los aficionados han estado de acuerdo en una cosa: el mayor jugador de todos los tiempos fue Pelé. Ahora, la estrella legendaria, embajador y personaje humanitario comparte su visión total de lo que el fútbol puede lograr. Ahora, Pelé comparte por primera vez su historia, su experiencia y sus ideas sobre este juego.

Antes de Messi, antes de Ronaldo, antes de Beckham estaba Edson Arantes do Nascimento --conocido simplemente como Pelé--. Un tesoro nacional, sus logros en la cancha fueron magia pura: tres campeonatos mundiales --algo sin precedentes-- y el récord de goleo de todos los tiempos: 1,282 goles en una carrera de veinte años.

Ahora, cuando después de sesenta años la Copa Mundial regresa a Brasil --país al que con frecuencia se le reconoce haber perfeccionando este deporte--, el fútbol tiene una oportunidad única para lograr un cambio mundial. Y como embajador oficial del torneo, Pelé está listo para ser el rostro del progreso.

Por primera vez, Pelé explora la historia reciente de este juego y ofrece nuevas ideas acerca del papel del fútbol como conector y animador de jugadores alrededor del mundo. Pelé ha viajado por todo el planeta en su papel de embajador mundial del fútbol y de apoyo a organizaciones de beneficencia como la UNICEF, promoviendo la influencia positiva del fútbol en la producción de cambios en los jóvenes, las comunidades y hasta en países enteros. Con detalles extraordinarios y una franqueza sin precedentes, Pelé comparte sus experiencias más inspiradoras, sus historias más conmovedoras y sus lecciones más difíciles, y pone en perspectiva el juego del fútbol.

Ese es el legado de Pelé su manera de transmitir todo lo que ha aprendido y de inspirar a una nueva generación. En Porque el fútbol importa, Pelé detalla sus metas para el futuro del fútbol y, por extensión, del mundo.

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Pete Rose: My Prison Without Bars (USED)

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PETE ROSE HOLDS MORE MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL RECORDS THAN ANY OTHER PLAYER IN HISTORY. He stands alone as baseball's hit king having shattered the previously "unbreakable" record held by Ty Cobb. He is a blue-collar hero with the kind of old-fashioned work ethic that turned great talent into legendary accomplishments.

Pete Rose is also a lifelong gambler and a sufferer of oppositional defiant disorder. For the past 13 years, he has been banned from baseball and barred from his rightful place in the Hall of Fame-- accused of violating MLB's one taboo. Rule 21 states that no one associated with baseball shall ever gamble on the game. The punishment is no less than a permanent barring from baseball and exclusion from the Hall of Fame.

Pete Rose has lived in the shadow of his exile. He has denied betting on the game that he loves. He has been shunned by MLB, investigated by the IRS, and served time for tax charges in the U.S. Penitentiary in Marion, Illinois.

But he's coming back.

Pete Rose has never been forgotten by the fans who loved him throughout his 24-year career. The men he played with have stood by him. In this, his first book since his very public fall from grace, Pete Rose speaks with great candor about all the outstanding questions that have kept him firmly in the public eye. He discloses what life was like behind bars, discusses the turbulent years of his exile, and gives a vivid picture of his early life and baseball career. He also confronts his demons, tackling the ugly truths about his gambling and his behavior.

MY PRISON WITHOUT BARS is Pete Rose's full accounting of his life. No one thinks he's perfect. He has made mistakes-- big ones. And he is finally ready to admit them.

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Philadelphia Phillies Where Have You Gone?

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Philadelphia Phillies fans are not casual about their favorite team or its players. These intense and loyal fans expect a full effort from their charges, regardless of the outcome. Philadelphia Phillies: Where Have You Gone? takes an informative stroll down memory lane and includes information about dozens of former Phillies players and coaches from the fifties through the present day. Guys like Robin Roberts, Curt Simmons, Richie Ashburn, Jim Lonborg, Bill Robinson, and ambidextrous pitcher Greg Harris are featured, to name just a few.

The proud history of the team has seen players such as Richie Ashburn, Jim Bunning, Steve Carlton, and Mike Schmidt inducted into baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, New York. Hundreds of lesser players impacted fans during their careers, as well. For every All-Star there are dozens of players like Tom Qualters, Terry Harmon, Nippy Jones, Tommy Hutton, and, of course, Ralph Joseph "Putsy" Caballero.

First published in 2004, this unique read looks at the human side of the former players after their baseball careers ended, players who are no longer playing but are certainly never forgotten. Readers can learn about these players' accomplishments on the field and their lives after baseball in this entertaining book.

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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Physics of NASCAR

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A physicist explores the science of speed racing and the #1 spectator sport in America in the perfect gift for both NASCAR and science fans.

Every NASCAR fan--at one time or another--asks the same question: Why isn't my favorite driver winning? This is your chance to discover how much more there is to NASCAR than "Go fast, turn left and don't crash." If you've ever wondered why racecars don't have mufflers, how "bump drafting" works, or what in the world "Let's go up a pound on the right rear and add half a round of wedge" means, The Physics of NASCAR is for you.

In this fast-paced investigation into the adrenaline-pumping world of NASCAR, a physicist with a passion uncovers what happens when the rubber hits the road and 800-horsepower vehicles compete at 190 miles per hour only inches from one another.

Diandra Leslie-Pelecky tells her story in terms anyone who drives a car--and maybe occasionally looks under the hood--can understand. How do drivers walk away from serious crashes? How can two cars travel faster together than either car can on its own? How do you dress for a 1800°F gasoline fire? In simple yet detailed, high-octane prose, this is the ultimate thrill ride for armchair speed demons, auto science buffs, and NASCAR fans at every level of interest.

Readers, start your engines.

Pride on the Mount (USED)

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Pride on the Nount (USED)

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Mount Saint Charles Academy is the Los Alamos of hockey. A small school in a small town in a famously small state, it has for decades been a virtual secret laboratory for creating hockey players, winning regional championships for twenty-seven straight years, and sending player after player to the NHL. But no parent or reporter had ever been allowed to a practice or in the locker room, until veteran sportswriter John Gillooly was given total access for one year.
The result is a year in sports unlike any other. The story of Mount Saint Charles is in many ways
the story of one man, the coach, Normand "Bill" Belisle, now in his seventies. Gillooly watched
the practices, rode the bus, hung out in the locker room after defeats and triumphs. He spoke with
the parents and the former players now competing for the Stanley Cup. He talked hockey for
hours with kids who have dreamed all their life of playing for Belisle.
Gillooly found a coach who made cuts in thirty minutes--who even cut his own son after only a
day. His practices were notoriously hard, so hard that many excellent players were too timid to try
out. Bobby Orr, a scout, might show up at a game, but wouldn't want to bother Belisle, and would
hang furtively in the shadows. It was a team where future NHLers would linger for three years on
junior varsity.
Here for the first time is the inside story of this legendary hockey coach, a must-read for every
player and fan.
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Pro Files: Baseball (USED)

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DESCRIPTION: Sports Illustrated Kids Pro Files Baseball is a must - have book for every young baseball fan and player. This 96 - page book profiles 15 of the big leagues ' hottest stars and features SI Kids' signature content: great writing, fun trivia, amazing statistics, and dynamic photography. But Pro Files Baseball also delves deeper, providing insider tips from major league coaches on how to hit, pitch and field just like the stars in the book. Experts help break down each baseball skill so that young players can learn to play like the pros. In Pro Files Baseball, fans will not only read all about Albert Pujols and his accomplishments, but they 'll also learn how to smack home runs like the St. Louis Cardinals slugger.
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Pujols

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After a decade starring for the St. Louis Cardinals, Albert Pujols is already compared with names in the highest reaches of baseball's pantheon: Ruth, Gehrig, Aaron, Mays. Slugging his way toward the Hall of Fame, Pujols has raised the game's standard for greatness beyond any statistical measure. But the standard by which Pujols measures himself has less to do with baseball performance than with honoring God and exemplifying his faith for the millions who follow him.

From his birthplace in the Dominican Republic to his high-school days in Kansas City, from a single season in the minor leagues to the World Series and nine All-Star Games, Pujols has developed his immense talents on the baseball diamond, all the while focusing his direction--and the direction of his family--with the belief that a higher power is behind every achievement.

Authors Scott Lamb and Tim Ellsworth spare no tale of this growing baseball legend, all the while accentuating "the unseen hand of divine providence" that has shaped the man Albert Pujols has become. It's a story that will inspire, and a reminder of the human quality behind superhuman achievement.

A story--still in the making--of allowing God's strength to guide one man's path to be the best his game has ever seen.

His numbers are staggering.

In 2010 Albert Pujols became the first player in baseball history to bat .300 with 30 home runs and 100 runs batted in for ten consecutive seasons. Babe Ruth didn't do it. Ted Williams didn't do it. Hank Aaron didn't do it. The fact that this was accomplished in Pujols' first ten seasons only makes the achievement more, well, Ruthian.

Albert Pujols' story goes beyond numbers, though. Beyond the bright lights and packed stadiums of Major League Baseball. Even beyond the adulation of millions who have come to see the St. Louis Cardinal star as the rare "once-in-a-lifetime-player" who transcends team loyalties.

Through the 2010 season, Pujols hit 408 home runs. And every time he touched home plate after sending another baseball to a random bookshelf or trophy case, Pujols pointed heavenward. Toward the strength behind his otherworldly talents, toward the inspiration that lifts him on a daily basis, regardless of his team's place in the standings. For Jesus Christ is Albert Pujols' first love. Faith, family, then maybe baseball.

Endorsements:

"He matches in his personal life the excellence that he demonstrates on the diamond. You will love this book and will love Pujols if you don't already." --Mike Huckabee, 44th Governor of Arkansas, Former Republican presidential candidate, Host of Fox News ' Huckabee Show, Best-selling author

But Pujols' argument for greatest player ever isn't nearly as interesting or significant as the fact that there even is an argument. That's because perhaps the most amazing thing about Albert Pujols is that less than two years before he began one of the greatest rookie seasons in baseball history, he was a non-prospect." -Joe Posnanski, Senior Writer at Sports Illustrated (included in the Foreword)

"Pujols is full of nuggets. Given that the action in the famous poem "Casey at the Bat" starts with "Cooney died at first, and Barrows did the same," I enjoyed reading that Albert Pujols asks opposing runners at first base, "If you died today, where do you think you're going to go?" Lamb and Ellsworth lucidly describe both the season-by-season baseball exploits of Pujols and the impact he's having on some lives for eternity." -Marvin Olasky, Editor-in-chief, World

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Randy Johnson's Power Pitching: The Big Unit's Secrets to Domination, Intimidation, and Winning (USED)

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Randy Johnson is a Hall of Famer with a rare combination of inborn talent and highly refined pitching skills. Fully illustrated, and enlivened with Randy's reminiscences of his life in baseball, this is an essential instructional guide for young players and their coaches. 60 photos.
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Rcae: A Book About Running

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"This is not your typical book about running! Great stories & practical tips on how to pace yourself in life not pacing your run. I laughed, I cried. This author has a great perspective on life." -Reader Review

This book is for runners, people thinking about running, type-A personality athletes, people working long hours confined by horrible little cubicles and people interested in applying endurance sports principles to work and life.

From the author: "I'm not scared to admit I am type-A personality. I own it along with the rest of my junk, but it has taken many years and an unfortunate episode with my heart to try to be kinder to myself. The real progress in my journey started when I took all the research I was focused on in my work - pace, recovery, visualization, fit and form - and applied it to my work, sport and life. Quite absurdly my overall goal has been to run faster, next in line has been a more balanced life. I know that should be reversed, but we all know what motivates us right?! Every day I am working on just enjoying the moment and flushing unrealistic expectations down the toilet."

This book is about my personal evolution, in both running and not running. I include some research that helped me run easier and faster, talk from other runners, and some thoughts from my 'inner *******'. My siblings said I talk too much about my personal life. I'm okay with that. Just wait until they read what I wrote about them!;)"

Reader Review: "I loved this book, even though I am not a runner (yet). I think that may change after this read though! The writing style is candid, self-deprecating and relatable to anyone who has had struggles with time management, health, and juggling everything on his or her plate. Look for the deeper message in this book and you will find it. The thought-provoking stories and energetic drive toward wellness and balance made a lasting impression on me, whereas most books do not. Whether you are a runner or not, whether you are an ergonomist or not, I highly recommend this book."