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Hawk Occupation: Skateboarder (USED)

Hawk Occupation: Skateboarder (USED)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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.

    His Father's Son: Earl and Tiger Woods (USED)

    His Father's Son: Earl and Tiger Woods (USED)

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    A revealing and intimate biography of the man who influenced Tiger Woods the most-his father, Earl Woods
    Tiger Woods has been with us since he appeared on "The Mike Douglas Show" as a two-year-old, hitting golf balls for Bob Hope. In the three decades since, he established himself as the most dominant golfer of all time and became the wealthiest athlete on the planet. And beside him was his father and best friend, Earl Woods.
    In "His Father's Son," bestselling author Tom Callahan recounts the life of Earl Dennison Woods and his son. Callahan recounts Earl's boyhood in Manhattan, Kansas, his days as a star baseball player at Kansas State, and his military career with the special forces. He details Earl's final tour in Vietnam, where he became close friends with a South Vietnamese operative named Tiger Phong. Earl picked up golf after his retirement from the military, and when he became a father for the last time, his son-another Tiger-would watch him hit balls from his high chair. As soon as Tiger could stand, he was swinging a golf club. Under Earl's tutelage, he went on to the most storied amateur career in golf history. He was a millionaire the day he announced he was going pro.
    Callahan follows Tiger through every one of his major championship wins, discussing his complex and ever-changing relationship with his father. He places Tiger into the context of golf history, detailing his chase of Nicklaus's records and his interactions with fellow pros. He reveals that Tiger stepped away from golf after his father's death, and examines Tiger's recent troubles in light of his father's own womanizing.
    Written in lyric prose and based on interviews with Earl, Tiger, and dozens of insiders, Callahan reveals in "His Father's Son" the man who made Tiger who he is.
    Hockey For Dummies (USED)

    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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    Hooked! America's Passion for Bass Fishing (USED)

    Hooked! America's Passion for Bass Fishing (USED)

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    "From the boat you peer down into the watery world that is its undisputed domain. You're straining for a glimpse of it, or a hint of one of those hidden places where you know it might lurk, hiding among the weeds and outcrops, perfectly blended into its surroundings among the rotting tree stumps, as still as a rock, waiting and watching for prey. But you're not just looking for any bass. It's the monster, the giant, the tackle-buster, the solitary, the elusive, or the unattainable, it's the unrealizable dream that you carry out and return home with everyday you spend on the water....

    Bass fishing is a passion for millions for fishermen. Their pursuit for these powerful freshwater predators spans North America and takes place year-round. Houndreds of bass fishing rounaments are held annualy, ranging from the small local club tournaments to national contests for professional anglers where hundreds of thousands of dollars are at stake. And overriding it all is every anlgler's search for the biggest lunker of them all -- the fish that will surpass a wrld record that has stood for nearly seventy years -- which will earn the luchky bass angler a million dollars in prize money. "Hooked! America's Passion for Bass Fishing presents the experience of the sport from the bottom where the big lunkers lurk, to the surface where modern bass boats, bristling with fish-finding sonar and global positioning equipment, hunt them. Packed witht he thrills of the sport, "Hooked! delivers tips, from the pros, tales of memorable fishing days, nostalgic refections, and over 200 vivid color photographs and illustrations. After "Hooked! no fisherman will be able to resist getting our on the water again --as soon as possible!

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

    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?
    Horse Training: Bonding with Your Horse Through Gentle Leadership

    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.

    How I Play Golf (USED)

    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.

    Hummers, Knuckles, and Slow Curves: Contemporary Baseball Poems (USED)

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