Books for the Sports Fan

The First 20 Minutes: Surprising Science Reveals How We Can Exercise Better, Train Smarter, Live Longer Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780142196755
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Published: Plume Books - April 30th, 2013

The "New York Times" bestseller that explains how groundbreaking scientific discoveries can help each of us achieve our personal best

Every week, Gretchen Reynolds single-handedly influences how millions of Americans work out. In her popular "New York Times" column, she debunks myths, spurs conversation, and stirs controversy by questioning widely held beliefs about exercise.


The Numbers Game: Why Everything You Know about Soccer Is Wrong Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780143124566
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Published: Penguin Books - July 30th, 2013

"Moneyball" meets "Freakonomics" in this myth-busting guide to understanding--and winning--the most popular sport on the planet - now with a new afterword on the 2014 World Cup


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics Cover Image
$28.95
ISBN: 9780670025817
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Published: Viking Books - June 4th, 2013

The #1"New York Times" bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany, the inspiration for the PBS documentary "The Boys of '36," broadcast to coincide with the 2016 Summer Olympics and the 80th anniversary of the boys' gold medal race.


League of Denial: The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780770437541
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Published: Crown Archetype - October 8th, 2013

"PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS."


The Squared Circle: Life, Death and Professional Wrestling Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592407675
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Published: Gotham Books - October 31st, 2013

Grantland and Deadspin correspondent presents a breakthrough examination of the professional wrestling, its history, its fans, and its wider cultural impact that does for the sport what Chuck Klosterman did for heavy metal.


Wheelmen: Lance Armstrong, the Tour de France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781592408481
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Published: Gotham Books - October 15th, 2013

The first in-depth look at Lance Armstrong's doping scandal, the phenomenal business success built on the back of fraud, and the greatest conspiracy in the history of sports


The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781591845119
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Published: Current - August 1st, 2013

Now a "New York Times" Bestseller With a new chapter added to the paperback.


Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780316196796
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Published: Little Brown and Company - November 19th, 2013

An unrivaled portrait of day-to-day life in the NFL: "Riveting...An instant classic." -- "New York Times Book Review"


Best American Sports Writing 2013 Cover Image
By Glenn Stout (Editor), J. R. Moehringer (Editor)
$14.95
ISBN: 9780547884608
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Published: Best American Paper - October 8th, 2013

J. R. Moehringer, a Pulitzer Prize winning feature writer and the author of"The Tender Bar, "has selected thebest insports writingfrom the past year. Chosen from more than 350 national, regional, and specialty publications and, increasingly, the top sports blogs, this collectionshowcases those journalists who areat the top of their game.


Bikenomics: How Bicycling Can Save the Economy Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781621060031
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Published: Microcosm Publishing - December 2013

"Bikenomics" provides a surprising and compelling new perspective on the way we get around and on how we spend our money, as families and as a society. The book starts with a look at Americans' real transportation costs, and moves on to examine the current civic costs of our transportation system.


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