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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
  • And many more!

  • 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.

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    Hockey For Dummies (USED)

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    "If you're a fan, you'll want this book. If you're not a fan yet, Hockey For Dummies will turn you into one." --Mark Messier, NHL All-Star "My dog, Blue, and I loved it. We give it two paws up!" -- Don Cherry, Former NHL Coach and Coaches Corner Commentator for Hockey Night in Canada "J. D.'s insight and sense of humor give die-hard fans and newcomers to the sport the inside edge!" -- Scotty Bowman, NHL's Winningest Coach and Coach of the Detroit Red Wings(R), 1997 Stanley Cup(R) Champions "A must read for all hockey fans!" --John Vanbiesbrouck, Goaltender, Florida Panthers

    Free Issue of NHL PowerPlay(R) -- the Official Magazine of the Players and Teams of the NHL!

    An Official Publication of the NHL(R)

    Hit the rink with Hockey For Dummies(R) and you'll discover how to:

  • Understand the basics from the players and their positions to the penalties and checks
  • Polish your hockey skills -- from skating and shooting to passing and scoring
  • "Talk the talk" -- from hooking and icing to power plays and hat tricks
  • Buy the best and safest equipment -- from pads and pucks to sticks and skates
  • Get into "hockey shape" with expert tips on diet, exercise, and conditioning
  • Play and practice hockey year-round -- in any climate -- with popular in-line skates
  • Catch all the great plays whether you're watching on TV or from the stands
  • Get your kids involved in hockey through youth leagues and organizations
  • Hockey Handbook (USED)

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    Hoops Nation; A Guide to America's Best Pickup Basketball (USED)

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    Looking for a game? Here's your guided tour of the country's best pickup basketball courts, from the blacktops of Brooklyn to the asphalt of Anchorage to the gyms of Jackson, Mississippi. It's all inside: where the pros play, the most scenic runs in the land, and a ranking of the top five courts. Chris Ballard and three other former college players piled into a used Chevy van and traveled thirty-one thousand miles in seven months, playing at over a thousand courts in 166 cities in forty-eight states. This is the story of their roundball road trip and a guide to the places, people, and communities they encountered. More than a travel guide, Hoops Nation is a celebration of the game of basketball as it is played in America. It includes guides to streetball fashion, the lingo of the courts, the etiquette of the pickup world, the tricks of old-guy basketball, and tips for the dunking impaired. Also included are profiles of playground legends and dispatches from the legions of basketball lifers who populate the country's courts. This book can tell you where they're running today, all over America. Who's got next?
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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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    How I Play Golf (USED)

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    For the first time, champion Tiger Woods reveals the five secrets to his amazing success - a combination of physical, metaphysical and psychological practices he uses daily to keep his game in top shape.
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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.

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    I Beat The Odds (USED)

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    The football star made famous in the hit film (and book) The Blind Side reflects on how far he has come from the circumstances of his youth. Michael Oher shares his personal account of his story, in this inspirational New York Times bestseller.

    Looking back on how he went from being a homeless child in Memphis to playing in the NFL, Michael talks about the goals he had to break out of the cycle of poverty, addiction, and hopelessness that trapped his family. Eventually he grasped onto football as his ticket out and worked hard to make his dream into a reality. With his adoptive family, the Touhys, and other influential people in mind, he describes the absolute necessity of seeking out positive role models and good friends who share the same values to achieve one's dreams. Sharing untold stories of heartache, determination, courage, and love, I Beat the Odds is an incredibly rousing tale of one young man's quest to achieve the American dream.

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    Ice Capades; A Memoir of Fast Living and Tough Hockey

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    **One of Sports Illustrated's Best Sports Books of 2017**

    Controversial hockey star Sean Avery's no-holds-barred memoir of high living and bad behavior in the NHL--coupled with the behind-the-scenes glitter of celebrity and media nightlife in New York and LA.


    As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial.

    In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete's life, from what they do with their money and nights off to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited--Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restauranteur, gay rights advocate, and many more.

    Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the "sports book" genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

    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.
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    It's Good to Be Gronk (USED)

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    New England Patriots record-breaking tight-end Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski offers fans a front row seat to a football superstar's life on and off the field.

    "One of the best tight ends the game has ever seen. Off the field, he's unabashedly the cruise director of the NFL." --New York Post

    Rob "Gronk" Gronkowski holds nine league-wide records and three Patriots franchise records. His accomplishments include thirty-eight receiving touchdowns in his first three seasons (thirteen more than any other tight end in the NFL) and the 2011 record for most touchdowns made by a tight end, with seventeen receiving and eighteen overall. With a Super Bowl victory under his belt and a nationwide reputation for a personality that's "comedy gold" (CBS Sports), he has continued to win the hearts of fans through his fun-loving attitude.

    From hamming it up at Super Bowl Media Day, to spicing up interviews with "Gronk-esque" dance moves, to cuddling with kittens in the pages of ESPN The Magazine, to christening a used party bus his ride of choice, Gronk's good humor and playful persona make it seem like other players are "living in black and white, and Gronk is in color" (CBS Sports). But it's not all fun and games. After multiple surgeries on his forearms, ankle, and back, Gronk tore his ACL and MCL, prematurely ending his 2013 season (but not before scoring four touchdowns and 592 receiving yards). His many injuries and subsequent recoveries made his key play in Super Bowl XLIX--which led to victory and the title of "Comeback Player of the Year"--all the sweeter. Gronk takes fans from the field to the locker room to the VIP room to the talk show green room to his parents' kitchen table--a full tour of the world according to Gronk.

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    It's Not About Perfecr: Competing for My Country and Fighting for My Life

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    "When the odds were against me, I was always at my best."

    When she retired at age 19, Shannon Miller did so as one of the most recognizable gymnasts in the country. The winner of seven Olympic medals and the most decorated gymnast, male or female, in U.S. history, Shannon tells a story of surviving and thriving. A shy, rambunctious girl raised in Oklahoma, Shannon fell in love with gymnastics at a young age and fought her way to the top.

    In 1992 she won five Olympic medals after breaking her elbow in a training accident just months prior to the Games. Then, in 1996, a doctor advised her to retire immediately or face dire consequences if she chose to compete on her injured wrist. Undeterred, Shannon endured the pain and led her team, the "Magnificent Seven," to the first Olympic team gold medal for the United States in gymnastics. She followed up as the first American to win gold on the balance beam.

    Equally intense, heroic and gratifying is the story of her brutal but successful battle with ovarian cancer, a disease from which fewer than fifty percent survive. Relying on her faith and hard-learned perseverance, Shannon battled through surgery and major chemotherapy to emerge on the other side with a miracle baby girl.

    Her story of trial, triumph and life after cancer reminds us all that its life's bumps and bruises that reveal our character. From early on in her career, Shannon knew that life wasn't about perfection. In this incredible and inspirational tale, Shannon speaks out so as to be seen and heard by thousands as a beacon of hope.

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    Jeff Gordon; His Dream, Drive & Destiny

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    Jeff Gordon: His Dream, Drive & Destiny is a New York Times best seller!

    "People are going to be able to read about me like they've never read about me before." says Jeff Gordon.

    "We reveal some things that are definitely a little controversial, whether it be my divorce or talking about my parents' separation, as well as the relationship between Jimmie Johnson and I. Although I'm a huge supporter of his and friend of his, how that has been challenged over time, as well as the separation with Ray Evernham when he left the team. It hasn't always been great, perfect and happy times. It was tough to tell myself that if I'm going to write a book, I want it to be done in a way that shows who I truly am and the things I went through and not hold back. I think Joe Garner did an excellent job of pulling that out of me, although it was hard at times."

    The first-ever authorized biography of Jeff Gordon, the four-time champion racing legend. For over a year, Garner interviewed and observed Gordon at races, special events, and at home. The book is based on extensive interviews with Gordon - as well as in-depth interviews with dozens of family members, friends, competitors, and colleagues, some of whom have never gone on the record before. Jeff speaks candidly, sometimes brutally so, about his childhood, his much publicized divorce, those he competed against, his family, and life after racing. This fully illustrated hardcover biography will allow privileged access to a wealth of exclusive unseen and rare material from Gordon's personal photo and memorabilia collection. Gordon's meteoric rise through racing's ranks is a classic American success story. Readers will find inspiration in Gordon's candid take on his pivotal life episodes.

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    Jeter: Unfiltered

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    The only authorized full-color book commemorating Derek Jeter's iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees, featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season from renowned photographer Christopher Anderson.

    Derek Jeter's twentieth and final season in Major League Baseball truly marks the end of a sports era. The New York Yankees' shortstop--a five-time World Series victor, team captain since 2003, and one of the greatest ballplayers of all time--is a beloved and inspiring role model who displays the indefinable qualities of a champion, on and off the field.

    Jeter Unfiltered is a powerful collection of never-before-published images taken over the course of Derek's final season. Fans will have unprecedented access to "The Captain," as the famously private baseball legend takes us behind the scenes--inside his home, the stadium, the gym, at his Turn 2 Foundation events, fortieth birthday party, and more--as he looks back with candor and gratitude on his baseball career. The result is an intimate portrait bursting with personality, professionalism, and pride.

    Jeter Unfiltered is Jeter as you have never seen him before: unguarded, unapologetic...unfiltered.

    Joey: An Extraordinary Life and a Dream Fulfilled

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    Johhny U: The Life & Times of Johnny Unitas (USED)

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    In a time "when men played football for something less than a living and something more than money," John Unitas was the ultimate quarterback. Rejected by Notre Dame, discarded by the Pittsburgh Steelers, he started on a Pennsylvania sandlot making six dollars a game and ended as the most commanding presence in the National Football League, calling the critical plays and completing the crucial passes at the moment his sport came of age.

    Johnny U is the first authoritative biography of Unitas, based on hundreds of hours of interviews with teammates and opponents, coaches, family and friends. The depth of Tom Callahan's research allows him to present something more than a biography, something approaching an oral history of a bygone sporting era. It was a time when players were paid a pittance and superstars painted houses and tiled floors in the off-season--when ex-soldiers and marines like Gino Marchetti, Art Donovan, and "Big Daddy" Lipscomb fell in behind a special field general in Baltimore. Few took more punishment than Unitas. His refusal to leave the field, even when savagely bloodied by opposing linemen, won his teammates' respect. His insistence on taking the blame for others' mistakes inspired their love. His encyclopedic football mind, in which he'd filed every play the Colts had ever run, was a wonder.

    In the seminal championship game of 1958, when Unitas led the Colts over the Giants in the NFL's first sudden-death overtime, Sundays changed. John didn't. As one teammate said, "It was one of the best things about him."

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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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    Kayaking; A Trailside Guide (USED)

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    Kayaking - whether touring offshore islands, pitching down Class IV whitewater, or exploring local waterways - is one of America's hottest aquatic sports. Yet many more people dream of adopting this unique craft than actually take paddle in hand. "Kayaking: Whitewater and Touring Basics" gives you the means and inspiration to take your first easy strokes through still water and the confidence to venture downriver.
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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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    Larry Legend (USED)

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    NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group is America's largest publisher and distributor of sports books. We cover all the bases for 32 sports and have more than 300 titles in print. Our list boasts such sports heavyweights as The Sporting News, Gold's Gym, /Ironman, and Joe Weider. More than just rules and equipment books, NTC/Contemporary's titles include biographies, commentary, humor, instruction, and statistics. NTC/Contemporary is the one team that produces winners every season.
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    Last Shot: City Streets, Basketball Dreams (USED)

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    It ought to be just a game, but basketball on the playgrounds of Coney Island is much more than that -- for many young men it represents their only hope of escape from a life of crime, poverty, and despair. In The Last Shot, Darcy Frey chronicles the aspirations of four of the neighborhood's most promising players. What they have going for them is athletic talent, grace, and years of dedication. But working against them are woefully inadequate schooling, family circumstances that are often desperate, and the slick, brutal world of college athletic recruitment. Incisively and compassionately written, The Last Shot introduces us to unforgettable characters and takes us into their world with an intimacy seldom seen in contemporary journalism. The result is a startling and poignant expose of inner-city life and the big business of college basketball.
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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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    Let Me Tell You a Story; A Lifetime in the Game (USED)

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    Red Auerbach is the architect and mastermind behind one of the most dominant franchises in professional sports history, the Boston Celtics. The cigar -chomping Auerbach wasn't a passive bench coach, but an aggressive, demanding and often volatile mentor who coached 11 Hall of Famers and led Boston to 10 Eastern Division titles in 16 years. Auerbach's passionate style reaped large rewards. From 1959-1966, the Celtics won 8 straight NBA championships, a streak unmatched in sports history. His career coaching record currently ranks fifth all-time in NBA history. Auerbach led Boston to 99 playoff victories, third all-time behind Phil Jackson and Pat Riley. He showcased his coaching prowess in 11 straight All-Star games, was named NBA Coach of the Year in 1965 and, in 1970, was selected as the NBA's 25th Anniversary All-Time Team coach. Auerbach began his coaching career in 1946 in the BAA with the Washington Capitals and led them to the 1947 and 1949 division titles.
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    Lifetime Running Plan (USED)

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    There are many who believe that the popularity of running in America took off after Bill Rodgers won his first New York Marathon in 1976. Certainly, his record is unparalleled. "Boton Billy" is the only runner to win the New York and Boston Marathons four times each, and the only runner to win all three of the world's major marathons within a 12-month period.

    Now, in "Bill Rodgers' Lifetime Running Plan, " the "King of the Road" offers practical and invaluable information that runners of all ages and levels can apply to a lifelong pursuit of running. Along with regimens and strategies specifically tailored for the different age groups, Bill Rodgers covers the full range of issues and concerns for all runners--everything from getting started to countering the effects of aging.

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    Linspired: The Remarkable Rise of Jeremy Lin (USED)

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    Linspired reveals the inside story of the remarkable and meteoric rise of Jeremy Lin, superstar of the New York Knicks the first Asian-American-born player of Chinese/Taiwanese descent to play in the NBA. Discover the journey of the underdog who beat the odds to reach his current stardom and catch the attention of the sports world with both his incredible basketball skills and his on and off-court example of faith, persistence, and hard work.

    After receiving no athletic scholarship offers out of high school and not being drafted by an NBA team after graduating from Harvard, Lin signed a deal with his hometown team of the Golden State Warriors. After only his first year of play he was waived by the Warriors, but he was picked up by the Houston Rockets. Again, he was let go, on Christmas Eve, 2011. In spite of this disappointment, Lin always remained positive and trusted that God had a plan for his life and talents. Soon after, Lin was picked up when the New York Knicks needed a guard. After weeks of sitting on the bench, a teammate's injury placed Lin on the court, and since then he has captivated sports fans throughout the world with his tremendous skill and humble response.

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    Living On the Black; Two Pitchers, Two Teams, One Season To Remember (USED)

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    Pitchers are the heart of baseball, and John Feinstein tells the story of the game today through one season and two great pitchers working in the crucible of the New York media market. Tom Glavine and Mike Mussina have seen it all in the Major Leagues and both entered 2007 in search of individual milestones.
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    Long Ball; The Summer of '75- Spaceman, Catfish, Charlie Hustle, and the Greatest World Series Ever Played (USED)

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    The 1975 World Series between the Boston Red Sox and the Cincinnati Reds is generally considered the best of all time, and baseball historians often rank its sixth game as the greatest single game ever played. Adelman opens his story of this epochal summer with the dramatic preseason showdown between owners and players that catalyzed free agency, increased player salaries, and launched an age when baseball would be less about the game and more about "the green." THE LONG BALL then tells the dramatic story of the starstudded season that followed and the heart-stopping series itself. With unforgettable portraits of some of baseball's most colorful characters, this is an affecting look at baseball's last great days--all of it leading up to a magical home run that wins a game for a losing team and leaves the bat with the thump of a heartbeat.
    - THE LONG BALL is packed with the most colorful players and managers of the modern era, among them Reggie Jackson, Pete Rose, Carl Yastrzemski, George Brett, Fred Lynn, Ken Griffey, Bobby Bonds, Bill "Spaceman" Lee, Steve Garvey, Billy Martin, Rickey Henderson, Johnny Bench, Sparky Anderson, Jim Palmer, Catfish Hunter, and many others.
    - Because the book looks at the whole season, fans of teams such as Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, Oakland, the New York Yankees, and others will find plenty to enjoy.
    - Jonathan Lethem has said about Adelman's writing: "Dazzling...[his] narrative stances are confessions of a heart pining over artifacts, a mind spinning fable and fantasy in pursuit of a usable history."
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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.

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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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    Match; The Day The Game of Golf Changed Forever (USED)

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    In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi.

    The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them.

    In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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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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    Moment of Glory; The Year Underdogs Ruled Golf (USED)

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    After winning 6 of the 12 Majors from 2000 to 2002, Tiger Woods struggled in 2003. Four unknown players would seize the day, rising to become champions in his wake.
    Mike Weir--considered a good golfer but not a great one--triumphed in The Masters, becoming the first Canadian to win a Major. Jim Furyk emerged victorious in the U.S. Open.In the British Open, Ben Curtis became the only player since Francis Ouimet in 1913 to prevail on his first time out, and Shaun Micheel came from nowhere to prevail at the PGA Championship. How does one moment of glory affect the unsung underdog for years to follow?
    Feinstein chronicles the champions' ups and downs, giving readers an insider's look into how victory (and defeat) can change players' lives.

    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