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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.
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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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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

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Perfect Mile

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There was a time when running the mile in four minutes was believed to be beyond the limits of human foot speed, and in all of sport it was the elusive holy grail. In 1952, after suffering defeat at the Helsinki Olympics, three world-class runners each set out to break this barrier. Roger Bannister was a young English medical student who epitomized the ideal of the amateur -- still driven not just by winning but by the nobility of the pursuit. John Landy was the privileged son of a genteel Australian family, who as a boy preferred butterfly collecting to running but who trained relentlessly in an almost spiritual attempt to shape his body to this singular task. Then there was Wes Santee, the swaggering American, a Kansas farm boy and natural athlete who believed he was just plain better than everybody else.

Spanning three continents and defying the odds, their collective quest captivated the world and stole headlines from the Korean War, the atomic race, and such legendary figures as Edmund Hillary, Willie Mays, Native Dancer, and Ben Hogan. In the tradition of Seabiscuit and Chariots of Fire, Neal Bascomb delivers a breathtaking story of unlikely heroes and leaves us with a lasting portrait of the twilight years of the golden age of sport.

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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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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.

Progress of the Seasons: Forty Years of Baseball in Our Town (USED)

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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."

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Real All Americans (USED)

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Sally Jenkins, bestselling co-author of "It's Not About the Bike, "revives a forgotten piece of history in "The Real All Americans." In doing so, she has crafted a truly inspirational story about a Native American football team that is as much about football as Lance Armstrong's book was about a bike.

If you'd guess that Yale or Harvard ruled the college gridiron in 1911 and 1912, you'd be wrong. The most popular team belonged to an institution called the Carlisle Indian Industrial School. Its story begins with Lt. Col. Richard Henry Pratt, a fierce abolitionist who believed that Native Americans deserved a place in American society. In 1879, Pratt made a treacherous journey to the Dakota Territory to recruit Carlisle's first students.
Years later, three students approached Pratt with the notion of forming a football team. Pratt liked the idea, and in less than twenty years the Carlisle football team was defeating their Ivy League opponents and in the process changing the way the game was played.
Sally Jenkins gives this story of unlikely champions a breathtaking immediacy. We see the legendary Jim Thorpe kicking a winning field goal, watch an injured Dwight D. Eisenhower limping off the field, and follow the glorious rise of Coach Glenn "Pop" Warner as well as his unexpected fall from grace.
"The Real All Americans" is about the end of a culture and the birth of a game that has thrilled Americans for generations. It is an inspiring reminder of the extraordinary things that can be achieved when we set aside our differences and embrace a common purpose.

Red Sox Reader (USED)

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Red Sox Rhymes: Verses and Curses

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From the voice of Fenway Park comes a collection of sixty-four humorous and nostalgic poems celebrating the Boston Red Sox.

A commonwealth institution and popular local television personality who is also the announcer, ambassador, and poet laureate for Fenway Park, Dick Flavin has entertained audiences with his incredible poetic talent and abiding love for the Red Sox before countless home games for more than twenty years. Now, this legendary talent's poems are gathered together for the first time in this keepsake volume.

As a beloved Red Sox insider, Flavin has been privileged to watch history in the making, from the team's 2004 World Series victory that finally broke its nearly century-long "curse," to road-tripping with Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky, to witnessing Ted Williams final appearance at the plate. His pithy and comedic verses--including such gems as "The Beards of Summer," "Long Live Fenway Park," and his best known, "Teddy at the Bat"--pay homage to the American pastime, New England's favorite team and players (and the curses and legends that have followed it), and the passionate Nation that has remained faithful through victory and defeat.

Illustrated with more than fifty photos from the official Red Sox archives, Red Sox Rhymes honors all of Red Sox fandom and is an essential memento for every BoSox fan.

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Reversing the Curse; Inside the 2004 Boston Red Sox (USED)

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For nearly a century, the Boston Red Sox played the underdog to the indomitable New York Yankees in what ESPN named the number-one sports rivalry of all time. But in 2004 the snakebitten Sox finally got their revenge. After Aaron Boone's history-making Homeric blast, which sent the Red Sox packing in October 2003, and the infamous deal that put A-Rod, baseball's highest-paid player, in pinstripes, the age-old rivalry escalated to dizzying new heights. The result was a season in which a plucky team of comeback kids improbably brought down the House That Ruth Built and went on to right eighty-six years of jinxed history by winning Boston's first World Series since 1918. From right on the frontlines, from the front office to the bleachers, Dan Shaughnessy goes inside to chronicle this unforgettable journey, revealing how a self-described band of "idiots" was able to accomplish what eighty-five teams before it couldn't -- or didn't. We witness the colorful antics of baseball's best-known stars, the dramatic play on the field punctuated by bench-clearing brawls, and the cold war-style battle being waged behind the scenes. We sit alongside young Theo Epstein as he tries to settle in to one of baseball's most scrutinized jobs. We watch with the Red Sox brass into the wee hours of the night as the Yankees come almost unbearably close (again) to squashing Sox dreams. We join the players on the wild ride to redemption, replete with Jesus in the outfield, a lunar eclipse, and a bloodied sock on the mound. We also come to understand in an intimate way what it's like to be caught up in all of this as a fan. With lively reporting, penetrating insight, and a keen sense of history, Shaughnessy brings the 2004 season alive in all its glory, drama, and euphoria, definitively recounting a sports saga that will long be etched in the minds and hearts of baseball fans around the world.
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Ring Around Racing

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I loved racing before I ever met any racers. Yet it's the racers, the people involved in racing, the drivers, the car owners, the track owners, even the media, that have kept me coming back. It's been people like the late Paul Dunigan, the supermodified car-owner who flaunted his supposed unfair advantage over the competition in these, the fastest cars racing on shorttracks. "You can't compete? Go race street stocks," he'd tell you. It's people like the Astles, a band of brothers and sons whose Saturday night speedway-saga goes on still. And it's even folks like the sorry dads who hitch a wagon to their kid hoping to ride it all the way to big-league racing, even if their kid is more into superheroes than superspeedways. Or the moron who went to one race and decided - brace yourself - that we're all there for the crashes. Or the guy who called me out because I wouldn't accuse a competitor of a bush move from my seat a football field away. They've all been fun. So has the racing. Doing it, too. My own misadventures have only added to our affair. This is a collection of my favorite of those relationships, experiences and observations from over a quarter-century around racing. Enjoy them again.
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Rod Carew's Hit to Win

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In the more than 40 years since Rod Carew debuted in the big leagues, he's watched thousands of great and not-so-great hitters while discerning the fundamentals of success at the plate. Countless hours spent experimenting, watching video, and refining his own techniques have helped transform Carew from one of the game's best hitters to one of its most revered teachers. Rod Carew's Hit to Win teaches hitters how to develop their own swing, stance, and plate approach, all within the framework of solid fundamentals. Detailed photos and diagrams help students envision and execute success at the plate. Carew's hitting philosophy is featured here as well, with a focus on the mental and psychological battle between a hitter and a pitcher. Carew encourages his students to be creative and flexible in the batter's box, making Rod Carew's Hit to Win the ideal instructional tool for hitters of all ages and skill levels.
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Roger Maris (USED)

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"The definitive biography of the baseball legend who broke Babe Ruth's single-season home-run record--the natural way--and withstood a firestorm of media criticism to become one of his era's preeminent players.

"ROGER MARIS may be the greatest ballplayer no one really knows. In 1961, the soft-spoken man from the frozen plains of North Dakota enjoyed one of the most amazing seasons in baseball history, when he outslugged his teammate Mickey Mantle to become the game's natural home-run king. It was Mantle himself who said, "Roger was as good a man and as good a ballplayer as there ever was." Yet Maris was vilified by fans and the press and has never received his due from biographers--until now.

Tom Clavin and Danny Peary trace the dramatic arc of Maris's life, from his boyhood in Fargo through his early pro career in the Cleveland Indians farm program, to his World Series championship years in New York and beyond. At the center is the exciting story of the 1961 season and the ordeal Maris endured as an outsider in Yankee pinstripes, unloved by fans who compared him unfavorably to their heroes Ruth and Mantle, relentlessly attacked by an aggressive press corps who found him cold and inaccessible, and treated miserably by the organization. After the tremendous challenge of breaking Ruth's record was behind him, Maris ultimately regained his love of baseball as a member of the world champion St. Louis Cardinals. And over time, he gained redemption in the eyes of the Yankee faithful.

With research drawn from more than 130 interviews with Maris's teammates, opponents, family, and friends, as well as 16 pages of photos, some of which have never before been seen, this timely and poignant biography sheds light on an iconic figure from baseball's golden era--and establishes the importance of his role in the game's history.

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Sailing (USED)

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Learn the essential techniques of sailing, from rigging and launching your boat to advanced tacking, jibbing and starting to race. Plus, get the low-down on navigating your vessel and handling emergencies.
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Salt Water Fishing Tactics (USED)

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Stripers in the surf. Redfish on the flats. Dolphin & Kingfish in blue water. Experts such as Mark Sosin, Al Ristori, Bob McNally, Lefty Kreh, George Poveromo and many others guide you through the sport of saltwater fishing.

Whether you're fishing onshore, inshore or offshore, you will learn the tips and techniques needed to catch your favorite fish from the experts at "Salt Water Sportsman" magazine. This book is packed with how-to tips and great photos that will teach and inspire you to become a better salt water angler.

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Saltwater Fishing

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Have you ever cast into the surf in hopes of tempting a striped bass or bluefish? Or fished from an ocean pier and felt a mackerel take your line? Or have you taken a boat deep-sea fishing to catch big game fish such as tuna or swordfish? Saltwater fishing from shore or in boats can be a thrilling experience!

Enter the Great Outdoors Sports Zone to learn about the history, gear, rules, and catches connected to saltwater fishing. You'll discover:
- What fishing techniques work best for different types of saltwater fish.
- What gear you need to become an expert saltwater angler.
- How rules about saltwater fishing help preserve fish populations.
- How to prepare and cook your catch.

Are you into sports? Then get into your favorite zone!

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Saltwater Gamefishing: Offshore and Onshore (USED)

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"Saltwater Gamefishing" examines all aspects of world saltwater gamefishing both onshore and offshore. Whether you are fishing for giant billfish in deep water oceans or from rocky headlands or angling for lighter gamefish in rivers and estuaries, "Saltwater Gamefishing" will provide you with all the necessary details of where to find them, how to fish for them and the equipment you will need. All the main species of gamefish are identified, with illustrations and maps showing world distribution.

"Saltwater Gamefishing" also includes information on how to rig bait, troll lures, take a leader, and handle a gaff. It provides advice on suitable rods, reels and tackle, and when and how to use it. There is also vital information on selecting an appropriate boat and dealing with charter boat crews. In addition, the rules of competitive fishing are outlined, as is their importance in world records.

"Saltwater Gamefishing" emphasizes the need for conservation of fish stocks and for the first time provides information on how to capture, tag and release billfish, tuna and other gamefish. Correct techniques for wiring and gaffing fish to allow for successful resuscitation of the released fish are described.

Lavishly illustrated with over 120 full color and 100 black and white photographs, "Saltwater Gamefishing" also includes more than 200 diagrams and illustrations to help identify species and explain technical information.

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Sandy Koufax; A Lefty's Legacy (USED)

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"The incomparable and mysterious Sandy Koufax is revealed.... This is an absorbing book, beautifully written." --Wall Street Journal

"Leavy has hit it out of the park...A lot more than a biography. It's a consideration of how we create our heroes, and how this hero's self perception distinguishes him from nearly every other great athlete in living memory... a remarkably rich portrait." -- Time

The instant New York Times bestseller about the baseball legend and famously reclusive Dodgers' pitcher Sandy Koufax, from award-winning former Washington Post sportswriter Jane Leavy. Sandy Koufax reveals, for the first time, what drove the three-time Cy Young award winner to the pinnacle of baseball and then--just as quickly--into self-imposed exile.

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Sea Kayaking Along the New England Coast (USED)

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Thirty-two great trips, from the challenging Down East Canoe Trail in Maine to Connecticut's Thimble Islands.
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Seabiscuit (USED)

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#1 NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER - From the author of the runaway phenomenon Unbroken comes a universal underdog story about the horse who came out of nowhere to become a legend.

Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit's fortunes:

Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.

Praise for Seabiscuit

"Fascinating . . . Vivid . . . A first-rate piece of storytelling, leaving us not only with a vivid portrait of a horse but a fascinating slice of American history as well."--The New York Times

"Engrossing . . . Fast-moving . . . More than just a horse's tale, because the humans who owned, trained, and rode Seabiscuit are equally fascinating. . . . [Laura Hillenbrand] shows an extraordinary talent for describing a horse race so vividly that the reader feels like the rider."--Sports Illustrated

"REMARKABLE . . . MEMORABLE . . . JUST AS COMPELLING TODAY AS IT WAS IN 1938."--The Washington Post

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend (USED)

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Seabiscuit was one of the most electrifying and popular attractions in sports history and the single biggest newsmaker in the world in 1938, receiving more coverage than FDR, Hitler, or Mussolini. But his success was a surprise to the racing establishment, which had written off the crooked-legged racehorse with the sad tail. Three men changed Seabiscuit's fortunes:
Charles Howard was a onetime bicycle repairman who introduced the automobile to the western United States and became an overnight millionaire. When he needed a trainer for his new racehorses, he hired Tom Smith, a mysterious mustang breaker from the Colorado plains. Smith urged Howard to buy Seabiscuit for a bargain-basement price, then hired as his jockey Red Pollard, a failed boxer who was blind in one eye, half-crippled, and prone to quoting passages from Ralph Waldo Emerson. Over four years, these unlikely partners survived a phenomenal run of bad fortune, conspiracy, and severe injury to transform Seabiscuit from a neurotic, pathologically indolent also-ran into an American sports icon.
Author Laura Hillenbrand brilliantly re-creates a universal underdog story, one that proves life is a horse race.

"From the Hardcover edition."

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Senior Year: A Father, A Son and High School Baseball

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With gleaming insight, wicked humor, and, at times, the searching soul of an unsure father, Shaughnessy illuminates how sports connect generations and how they can help parents grow up--and let go.
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Senna and Imola: A Story Within a Story

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The first title in a series born of collaboration between Giorgio Nada Editore and the Imola Autodrome, which will see a series of books appear over time, devoted to the Italian track. This bi-lingual book has as the object the story of Ayrton at Imola, a circuit at which the Brazilian competed from 1984 to 1994, winning on three occasions and starting from pole eight times. The volume closes with a section on the three days there from 1-3 May 2014 that took place to mark the 20th anniversary of Ayrton's death, commemorated on the Imola track.

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Serious Cycling (USED)

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You already ride long and hard ... now take your cycling to the next level! Here is the information you need to evaluate and improve every aspect of your cycling training and performance.

"Serious Cycling" makes the latest scientific and technical advances in the sport easy to understand. Two-time U.S. Olympic team staffer Ed Burke explains cycling physiology and how it applies toendurance training, tempo (intensity variation) training, Speed training, and training "periodization, " for peaking at your most important competitions of the year.The book also provides advice for cross-training and how to create the most personalized and efficient cycling program possible.

Whether you are an avid recreational or competitive cyclist, you can learn how to cycle smarter for greater endurance and speed with "Serious Cycling"

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Shotgun Guide (USED)

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From the most trusted brand in outdoor sports, Field & Stream, this book is drawn from the Total Gun Manual, the latest in the top-selling series that began with The Total Outdoorsman (200,000 copies in print!). Author Phil Bourjaily is the magazine's Shotguns Editor, a popular blogger, and co-host of the Gun Nuts show on the Outdoor Channel (sponsored by Smith & Wesson).

When it comes to shotguns, Field & Stream's Phil Bourjaily is the real deal. He loves to talk guns, to clay shoot, and to hunt waterfowl, upland birds, turkeys, small game, and even deer with a shotgun. He has a wealth of advice and opinions to share, and isn't shy about doing so. Charismatic and funny, he's the guy you'd want helping you choose the right gun, fix your stance, and bag the ultimate Thanksgiving turkey.
This book covers all the basics: Understanding your gun options, choosing the right gun for every situation, understanding shot and shells, old-school blackpowder hints, improving your shooting and hunting performance, and much, much more.

Shotguns by Keith (USED)

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