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The Champion's Mind: How Great Athlet...

Jim Afremow

Even amongst the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superio...

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Published: Jun 2014

The Best Game Ever: Giants vs. Colts,...

Mark Bowden

On December 28, 1958, the New York Giants and Baltimore Colts met under the lights of Yankee Stadium for that season's NFL Championship game. Football, growing in popularity amid America's post-war economic boom, was still greatly ove...

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Published: May 2008

The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, ...

Alejandro Danois

As the crack epidemic swept across inner-city America in the early 1980s, the streets of Baltimore were crime ridden. For poor kids from the housing projects, the future looked bleak. But basketball could provide the quickest ticket o...

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Published: Sep 2016

Drama in the Bahamas: Muhammad Ali's ...

Dave Hannigan

On December 11, 1981, Muhammad Ali slumped on a chair in the cramped, windowless locker room of a municipal baseball field outside Nassau. A phalanx of sportswriters had pushed and shoved their way into this tiny, breeze-blocked space...

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Published: Aug 2016

Hell or High Water: Surviving Tibet's...

Peter Heller

Tibet’s Tsangpo Gorge, inspiration for Shangri La and one of the world’s most insurmountable stretches of river, remained unconquered until a team of seven world-class kayakers rose to the challenge, a journey chronicled i...

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Published: Oct 2004

The Road to Sparta: Reliving the Anci...

Dean Karnazes

The Road to Sparta is the story of the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta that inspired the marathon and saved democracy, as told-and experienced-by ultramarathoner and New York Times bestselling author Dean Karnazes. In 490 BCE, P...

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Published: Oct 2016

Pitching in a Pinch: Baseball from th...

Christy Mathewson

This insiders account blends anecdote, biography, instruction, and social history to celebrate baseball as it was played by its early heroes. Matty makes us feel that tense moment when a player in a pinch must use his head.

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Published: Mar 2008

Boys Will Be Boys: The Glory Days and...

Jeff Pearlman

They were America's Team-the high-priced, high-glamour, high-flying Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, who won three Super Bowls and made as many headlines off the field as on it. Led by Emmitt Smith, the charismatic Deion "Prime Time&...

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Published: Dec 2008

Hogan

Curt Sampson

Golf hero Ben Hogan bore a mystique that captivates golfers still. In this extraordinary book, Curt Sampson explores the milestones of Hogan's life: his father's suicide, his miraculous comeback after his brush with death, and his man...

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Published: Aug 2007

Hurricane Season: A Coach, His Team, ...

Neal Thompson

"There's always a point in the season when you're faced with a challenge and you see what you're capable of. And you grow up." —J. T. Curtis, head coach, John Curtis Christian School Patriots On Saturday, August 27, 2005, the John C...

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Published: Sep 2007

Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tenni...

Brad Gilbert

He's been called the best in the world at the mental game of tennis. Brad Gilbert's strokes may not be pretty, but looks aren't everything. He has beaten the Tour's biggest names-all by playing his "ugly" game.Now, in Winnin...

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Published: Jun 2013

Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant...

Steve Almond

In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions: ...

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Published: Feb 2015

Ball Four: The Final Pitch

Jim Bouton

When first published in 1970, Ball Four stunned the sports world. The commissioner, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and "social leper." Baseball commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to f...

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Published: Sep 2014

The Golden Rules: 10 Steps to World-C...

Bob Bowman

Bob Bowman, best known as the coach for the record-breaking run of Michael Phelps, is one of the most successful coaches in Olympic history. He is lauded for his intense personality, incredible dedication to his athletes, and his abil...

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Published: May 2016

108 Stitches: Loose Threads, Ripping ...

Ron Darling

This is New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling's 108 baseball anecdotes that connect America's game to the men who played it.In 108 Stitches, Ron Darling offers his own take on the "six degre...

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Published: Apr 2019

Opening Day: The Story of Jackie Robi...

Jonathan Eig

* Mp3 CD Format *. April 15, 1947, marked the most important opening day in baseball history. When Jackie Robinson stepped onto the diamond that afternoon at Ebbets Field, he became the first black man to break into major-league baseb...

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Published: Apr 2007

Peak: Secrets from the New Science of...

Anders Ericsson

From the world's reigning expert on expertise comes a powerful new approach to mastering almost any skill. Have you ever wanted to learn a language or pick up an instrument, only to become too daunted by the task at hand? Expert perfo...

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Published: Sep 2016

A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stori...

Dan Gable

What does it take to be an Olympic gold medalist and to coach a collegiate team to fifteen NCAA titles? In A Wrestling Life: The Inspiring Stories of Dan Gable, famed wrestler and wrestling coach Dan Gable tells engaging and inspiring...

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Published: Jun 2015

All Fishermen Are Liars

John Gierach

For John Gierach, 'the master of fly-fishing' (Sacramento Bee), fishing is always the answer-even when it's not clear what the question is. In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels around North America seeking out quintessential fi...

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Published: Feb 2017

What Makes Olga Run?: The Mystery of ...

Bruce Grierson

In What Makes Olga Run? Bruce Grierson explores what the wild success of a ninety-four-year-old track star can tell us about how our bodies and minds age. Olga Kotelko is not your average ninety-four-year-old. She not only looks and a...

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Published: May 2014

The Warrior Diet: Switch on Your Biol...

Ori Hofmekler

Along with the many benefits of leisure-class living comes obesity and its attendant ailments. In The Warrior Diet, Ori Hofmekler looks not forward but backward for a solution-to the primal habits of early cultures such as nomads and ...

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Published: Jan 2013

Ahead of the Curve: Inside the Baseba...

Brian Kenny

Most people who resist logical thought in baseball preach "tradition" and "respecting the game." But many of baseball's traditions go back to the nineteenth century, when the pitcher's job was to provide the batter with a ball he coul...

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Published: Jul 2016

The Eastern Stars: How Baseball Chang...

Mark Kurlansky

The intriguing, inspiring history of one small, impoverished area in the Dominican Republic that has produced a staggering number of Major League Baseball talent, from an award-winning, bestselling author.

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Published: Apr 2010

Mastering Golf's Mental Game: Your Ul...

Michael T. Lardon

To be a golfer is to tinker-with everything from equipment to grip to swing. But one thing most players don't give enough attention to is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a diff...

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Published: Oct 2014

The Mindful Athlete: Secrets to Pure ...

George Mumford

Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA...

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Published: Mar 2016

Touchdown Tony: Running with a Purpos...

Tony Nathan

When Tony Nathan got his hands on a football, it was like Superman putting on his cape for the first time. He stepped onto the field and became a different person-a hero destined to change the course of Alabama history. Somehow, when ...

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Published: Oct 2015

The Yucks: Two Years in Tampa with th...

Jason Vuic

Long before their first Super Bowl victory in 2003, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers did something no NFL team had ever done before and that none will ever likely do again: They lost twenty-six games in a row. It started in 1976, in their fir...

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Published: Aug 2016

Living on the Black: Two Pitchers, Tw...

John Feinstein

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Published: May 2008
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