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Book Cover: Carry on.

Carry on.

Author: Lisa Fenn

ISBN: 9780062427830

In the spirit of The Blind Side and Friday Night Lights comes a tender and profoundly moving memoir about an ESPN producer's unexpected relationship with two disabled wrestlers from inner city Cleveland, and how these bonds - blossoming, ultimately, into a most unorthodox family - would transform their lives.When award-winning...

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Book Cover: Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

Author: Steven Philip Gietschier

ISBN: 9780252083136

What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles , a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters "each chapter tracks down the real story behind the epic...

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Book Cover: American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise

American Pharoah: The Untold Story of the Triple Crown Winner's Legendary Rise

Author: Joe Drape

ISBN: 9780316268844

History was made at the 2015 Belmont Stakes when American Pharoah won the Triple Crown, the first since Affirmed in 1978. As magnificent as the champion is, the team behind him has been all too human while on the road to immortality.Written by an award-winning New York Times sportswriter, American...

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Book Cover: The Pride of the Yankees: The Movie that Defined the Legacy of Lou Gehrig

The Pride of the Yankees: The Movie that Defined the Legacy of Lou Gehrig

Author: Richard Sandomir

ISBN: 9780316355056

"I CONSIDER MYSELF THE LUCKIEST MAN ON THE FACE OF THE EARTH."On July 4, 1939, baseball great Lou Gehrig delivered what has been called "baseball's Gettysburg Address" at Yankee Stadium and gave a speech that included the phrase that would become legendary. He died two years later and his fiery...

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Book Cover: Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Showboat: The Life of Kobe Bryant

Author: Roland Lazenby

ISBN: 9780316387248

Seventeen-time all-star; scorer of 81 points in a game; MVP and a shooting guard second only to Jordan in league history: Kobe Bryant is one of basketball's absolute greatest players, a fascinating and complicated character who knew when he was a mere boy that he would be better than Jordan...

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Book Cover: Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court

Becoming Kareem: Growing Up On and Off the Court

Author: KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR

ISBN: 9780316555388

In his first memoir written especially for young readers, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar will focus on his relationships with several important coaches in his life - including his father, his high-school coach and Coach Wooden - as he tells the story of his life and career. Like many kids in elementary school...

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Book Cover: Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

Sting Like a Bee: Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

Author: LEIGH MONTVILLE

ISBN: 9780385536059

An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military - and the key moments in a life that was as...

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Book Cover: Beating Goliath: My Story of Football and Faith

Beating Goliath: My Story of Football and Faith

Author: Art Briles

ISBN: 9781250057778

Growing up in Rule Texas Art Briles learned at a young age the importance of hard work and faith from his parents Soon that faith would be tested On their way to see him play in a college football game Briles parents and aunt died in a car crash This...

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Book Cover: A Life Well Played: My Stories

A Life Well Played: My Stories

Author: Arnold Palmer

ISBN: 9781250085948

The instant New York Times bestsellerThis book is Palmer's parting gift to the world -- a treasure trove of entertaining anecdotes and timeless wisdom that readers, golfers and non-golfers alike, will celebrate and cherish. No one has won more fans around the world and no player has had a bigger...

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Book Cover: Hard to Believeland: Cavs win the NBA Championship!  Indians win the AL Championship!  Browns win a game!

Hard to Believeland: Cavs win the NBA Championship! Indians win the AL Championship! Browns win a game!

Author: Phil Barth

ISBN: 9781520611471

A look inside the mind of a Cleveland sports fan. For Cleveland Sports fans, 2016 was a year like no other. The Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA championship. The Cleveland Indians won the AL championship. The Cleveland Browns won a game. Painful expressions like "Red Right 88", "The Drive", "The...

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Book Cover: Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win

Author: Rachel Ignotofsky

ISBN: 9781607749783

Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes, from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science. Women for the win!A richly illustrated and inspiring book, Women in Sports highlightsthe achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the1800s to today, including trailblazers, Olympians, and record-breakersin more...

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Book Cover: The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life

The Phenomenon: Pressure, the Yips, and the Pitch that Changed My Life

Author: Rick Ankiel

ISBN: 9781610396868

On October 3, 2000, 21-year-old pitcher Rick Ankiel took the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals in Game One of the National League division series. All was going well until Ankiel, who'd been lauded as the next Bob Gibson, threw a pitch that missed the mitt--wildly. Then he threw another...

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Book Cover: Lost Drag Strips II: More Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past

Lost Drag Strips II: More Ghosts of Quarter-Miles Past

Author: Scotty Gosson

ISBN: 9781613252239

Fresh on the heels of the best-selling book Lost Drag Strips comes a new look at other long-lost and forgotten drag racing facilities from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s. In the first volume, the author examined the birth of drag racing and its subsequent popularity that invaded every city and...

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Book Cover: Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

Leap In: A Woman, Some Waves, and the Will to Swim

Author: ALEXANDRA HEMINSLEY

ISBN: 9781681774336

At once inspiring, hilarious, and honest, the new book from Alexandra Heminsley chronicles her endeavor to tackle a whole new element, and the ensuing challenges and joys of open water swimming. "It's a meditative act," they said. But it was far from meditative for Alexandra Heminsley when yet another wave...

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Book Cover: Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling

Sisterhood of the Squared Circle: The History and Rise of Women's Wrestling

Author: Pat Laprade

ISBN: 9781770413078

Documenting the rise of women's wrestling from sideshow to WWE main eventSisterhood of the Squared Circle presents the fascinating history of women's wrestling, from the carnival circuit of the late 1800s to today's hugely popular matches. With more than 100 wrestler profiles, find out how backstage politics, real-life grudges, and...

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Book Cover: Women Who Tri: A Reluctant Athlete's Journey Into the Heart of America's Newest Obsession

Women Who Tri: A Reluctant Athlete's Journey Into the Heart of America's Newest Obsession

Author: Difabio Alicia.

ISBN: 9781937715588

What would you do if half your town caught triathlon mania?If you're like Alicia DiFabio -- a minivan-driving, harried mother of four small children whose daily look features stained yoga pants, a messy ponytail, and a big diaper bag -- you would shrug your shoulders and try to hold on...

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