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The Victory Machine: The Making and Unmaking of the Warriors Dynasty Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781541736238
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Published: PublicAffairs - April 14th, 2020

How money, guts, and greed built the Warriors dynasty -- and then took it apart


The Golden State Warriors dominated the NBA for the better part of a decade. Since the arrival of owner Joe Lacob, they won more championships and sold more merchandise than any other franchise in the sport. And in 2019, they opened the doors on a lavish new stadium.


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The Baseball Codes: Beanballs, Sign Stealing, and Bench-Clearing Brawls: The Unwritten Rules of America's Pastime Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307278623
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Published: Anchor - March 22nd, 2011

An insider’s look at baseball’s unwritten rules, explained with examples from the game’s most fascinating characters and wildest historical moments.
 


Barbarian Days: A Surfing Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780143109396
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Published: Penguin Books - April 26th, 2016

**Winner of the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Autobiography**

“Reading this guy on the subject of waves and water is like reading Hemingway on bullfighting; William Burroughs on controlled substances; Updike on adultery. . . . a coming-of-age story, seen through the gloss resin coat of a surfboard.”—Sports Illustrated


Why We Swim Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9781616207861
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Published: Algonquin Books - April 14th, 2020

A Best Book of the Season: BuzzFeed * Bustle San Francisco Chronicle

“A fascinating and beautifully written love letter to water.


24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid Cover Image
By Willie Mays, John Shea, Bob Costas (Foreword by)
$28.99
ISBN: 9781250230423
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Published: St. Martin's Press - May 12th, 2020

THE INSTANT NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER AND SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE BESTSELLER

The legendary Willie Mays shares the inspirations and influences responsible for guiding him on and off the field in this reflective and inspirational memoir.


The Age of Football: Soccer and the 21st Century Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393635119
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 18th, 2020

A monumental exploration of soccer and society in our time—by its preeminent historian.


Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496217066
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019

In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth.


How to Camp in the Woods: A Complete Guide to Finding, Outfitting, and Enjoying Your Adventure in the Great Outdoors Cover Image
$21.99
ISBN: 9780316420815
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Published: Black Dog & Leventhal - May 7th, 2019

Immerse yourself in the natural world with How to Camp in the Woods, the book StarTribune says "does all but set up the tent."


The Sixth Man Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780525533993
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Published: Blue Rider Press - June 16th, 2020

**The Instant National Bestseller**

The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the Golden State Warriors.

Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors’ fifth Finals appearance in five years, his game has never been stronger. 


K: A History of Baseball in Ten Pitches Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9781101970850
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Published: Anchor - March 3rd, 2020

From The New York Times baseball columnist, an enchanting, enthralling history of the national pastime as told through the craft of pitching, based on years of archival research and interviews with more than three hundred people from Hall of Famers to the stars of today.


In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9780802121455
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Published: Grove Press - July 11th, 2017

Originally published in 1995 to huge critical acclaim and a finalist for the NBCC Award for Nonfiction, Madeleine Blais's In These Girls, Hope Is a Muscle is a modern sports writing classic.


Friday Night Lights, 25th Anniversary Edition: A Town, a Team, and a Dream Cover Image
$18.99
ISBN: 9780306824203
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 11th, 2015

Named Sports Illustrated's best football book of all time and a #1 NYT bestseller, this is the classic story of a high school football team whose win-loss record has a profound influence on the town around them.


Basketball (and Other Things): A Collection of Questions Asked, Answered, Illustrated Cover Image
By Shea Serrano, Arturo Torres (Illustrator), Reggie Miller (Foreword by)
$19.99
ISBN: 9781419726477
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 10th, 2017

Among the Thugs (Vintage Departures) Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780679745358
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Published: Vintage - June 1st, 1993

They have names like Barmy Bernie, Daft Donald, and Steamin' Sammy. They like lager (in huge quantities), the Queen, football clubs (especially Manchester United), and themselves. Their dislike encompasses the rest of the known universe, and England's soccer thugs express it in ways that range from mere vandalism to riots that terrorize entire cities.


The Impossible Climb: Alex Honnold, El Capitan, and the Climbing Life Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781101986660
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Published: Dutton - March 10th, 2020

INSTANT NATIONAL BESTSELLER
NEW YORK TIMES MONTHLY BESTSELLER
One of the 10 Best Books of March, Paste Magazine

A deeply reported insider perspective of Alex Honnold’s historic achievement and the culture and history of climbing.


Born to Run: A Hidden Tribe, Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen Cover Image
$16.95
ISBN: 9780307279187
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Published: Vintage - March 29th, 2011

The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run.

An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
 


A Spectacular Leap: Black Women Athletes in Twentieth-Century America Cover Image
$38.45
ISBN: 9781557286581
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Published: University of Arkansas Press - April 1st, 2014

When high jumper Alice Coachman won the high jump title at the 1941 national championships with "a spectacular leap," African American women had been participating in competitive sport for close to twenty-five years.


Touching the Void: The True Story of One Man's Miraculous Survival Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780060730550
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Published: Harper Perennial - February 3rd, 2004

Joe Simpson and his climbing partner, Simon Yates, had just reached the top of a 21,000-foot peak in the Andes when disaster struck. Simpson plunged off the vertical face of an ice ledge, breaking his leg. In the hours that followed, darkness fell and a blizzard raged as Yates tried to lower his friend to safety.


The Sweet Science Cover Image
By A. J. Liebling, Robert Anasi (Foreword by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9780374272272
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Published: North Point Press - September 29th, 2004

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline.


Where Dreams Die Hard: A Small American Town and Its Six-Man Football Team Cover Image
$15.99
ISBN: 9780306814976
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Published: Da Capo Press - August 8th, 2006

Down Farm Road 308, an hour's drive south of Dallas, amidst sprawling fields of cotton lies a small community--Penelope, Texas (population 211).


Michael Jordan: The Life Cover Image
$20.00
ISBN: 9780316194761
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Published: Back Bay Books - May 19th, 2015

The definitive biography of a legendary athlete.

The Shrug. The Shot. The Flu Game. Michael Jordan is responsible for sublime moments so ingrained in sports history that they have their own names. When most people think of him, they think of his beautiful shots with the game on the line, his body totally in sync with the ball -- hitting nothing but net.