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What Doesn't Kill Us: How Freezing Wa...

Scott Carney

What Doesn't Kill Us, a New York Times bestseller, traces our evolutionary journey back to a time when survival depended on how well we adapted to the environment around us. Our ancestors crossed deserts, mountains, and oceans wit...

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Published: Dec 2018

Sport. Faith. Life. (Calvin Shorts)

Brian R. Bolt

Sport is something we do, an experience that is hard to describe because it captures our whole selves. Sport draws us in and brings us back, day after day, season after season. We love to play--and yes, to win. Sport can train us, edu...

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Published: Sep 2018

The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divid...

Howard Bryant

Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today's Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning of American patriotismNamed a best book of 2018 by Library JournalIt used to be that politics and spo...

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Published: Jan 2019

Gaelic Games in Society: Civilising P...

John Connolly

In this book John Connolly and Paddy Dolan illustrate and explain developments in Gaelic games, the Gaelic Athletic Association (GAA), and Irish society over the course of the last 150 years. The main themes in the book include: a...

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Published: Jan 2021

Norwich: One Tiny Vermont Town's Secr...

Karen Crouse

The extraordinary story of the small Vermont town that has likely produced more Olympians per capita than any other place in the country, Norwich gives “parents of young athletes a great gift—a glimpse at another way to raise acco...

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Published: Jan 2019

Is There Life After Football?: Surviv...

James A. Holstein

Is There Life After Football? draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives playing the sport and after their football days are over. The "bubble"-like conditions of privilege that NF...

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Published: Aug 2016

Until It Hurts: America's Obsession w...

Mark Hyman

Every year, more than 3.5 million children under age fifteen require medical treatment for sports injuries, nearly half of which are the result of simple overuse. Journalist Mark Hyman investigates the evolution of youth sports from m...

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Published: Mar 2010

The Game is Not a Game: The Power, Pr...

Robert Scoop Jackson

Part play-by-play, part op-ed, The Game Is Not a Game is an illuminating and unflinching examination of the good and evil in the sports industry. Liberating and provocative, with sharp wit and generous humor, Jackson's essays explore ...

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Published: Mar 2020

You Throw Like a Girl: The Blind Spot...

Don McPherson

"A crucial read for anyone interested in learning more about how sports culture informs limited definitions of masculinity, and how such definitions are destructive for boys and men, and dangerous to girls and women. Don McPherso...

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Published: Sep 2019

Indentured: The Battle to End the Exp...

Joe Nocera

 “How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won’t anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American va...

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Published: Feb 2018

Upon Further Review: The Greatest Wha...

Mike Pesca

The New York Times bestseller, now in paperback!"Intriguing...thought provoking...delightful." --The Washington PostFrom Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how t...

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Published: Mar 2019

Run Like a Girl: How Strong Women Mak...

Mina Samuels

Run Like A Girl is about the impact that participating in sports has on women—how the confidence and strength that it helps to build spills over into all of our experiences, making us stronger and better prepared for life’s...

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Published: May 2011

We Matter: Athletes and Activism

Etan Thomas

"Before Kaepernick, there was Etan Thomas."--New York Times"In his new book, We Matter: Athletes and Activism, Thomas tirelessly interviews a range of people from NBA icons to the families of crime victims to illustrate the importance...

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Published: Feb 2018

Ordinary Games: Miraculous Moments in...

Kirk Westphal

A young boy nearly paralyzed in a car accident runs for the first time in his life during a baseball game. A refugee family from despoiled East Africa plays soccer in my suburban backyard on Thanksgiving Day. A group of college boys i...

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Published: Jun 2015
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