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Our favorite Sports books!

 

 

The Incomplete Book of Running Cover Image
$16.00
ISBN: 9781451696257
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 10th, 2019

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR’s Wait Wait...Don’t Tell Me! and a popular columnist for Runner’s World, shares “commentary and reflection about running with a deeply felt personal story, this book is winning, smart, honest, and affecting.


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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


The National Team: The Inside Story of the Women Who Changed Soccer Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781419743016
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - October 22nd, 2019

On the Trail: A History of American Hiking Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780300249668
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Published: Yale University Press - September 24th, 2019

The first history of the American hiking community and its contributions to the nation’s vast network of trails

In the mid-nineteenth century urban walking clubs emerged in the United States. A little more than a century later, tens of millions of Americans were hiking on trails blazed in every region of the country.


Boxing: A Cultural History Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781789140514
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Published: Reaktion Books - July 10th, 2019

Throughout history, potters, sculptors, painters, poets, novelists, cartoonists, song-writers, photographers, and filmmakers have recorded and tried to make sense of boxing. From Daniel Mendoza to Mike Tyson, boxers have embodied and enacted our anxieties about race, ethnicity, gender, and sexuality.


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.


Home Team: The Turbulent History of the San Francisco Giants Cover Image
$19.95
ISBN: 9781496214072
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - April 1st, 2019

In 1957 Horace Stoneham took his Giants of New York baseball team and headed west, starting a gold rush with bats and balls rather than pans and mines.


Letters to 87 Cover Image
By Matt Maiocco (Editor), Brad Mangin (By (photographer))
$25.00
ISBN: 9781944903770
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Published: Cameron - August 6th, 2019

Camp: Stories and Itineraries for Sleeping Under the Stars Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9780525577256
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Published: Clarkson Potter - June 4th, 2019

Pitch a tent and unroll your sleeping bag in some of the most secluded campsites on Earth. 


Rough Magic: Riding the World's Loneliest Horse Race Cover Image
$25.00
ISBN: 9781948226196
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Published: Catapult - May 7th, 2019

A National Bestseller

"Think the next Educated or Wild. Palmer's memoir of beating the odds to become a horse champion is an inspiring saga of perseverance--and a classic underdog tale." --Entertainment Weekly


America's Game: The NFL at 100 Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9780062692900
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 29th, 2019

A celebration of 100 years of the NFL from Hall of Fame receiver and bestselling author Jerry Rice!


Canyon Dreams: A Basketball Season on the Navajo Nation Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525534662
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Published: Blue Rider Press - November 19th, 2019

The moving story of a Navajo high school basketball team, its members struggling with the everyday challenges of high school, adolescence, and family, and the great and unique obstacles facing Native Americans living on reservations.
 


The Sixth Man: A Memoir Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9780525533986
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Published: Blue Rider Press - June 25th, 2019

**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. 


Waves: Pro Surfers and Their World Cover Image
$35.00
ISBN: 9781419738210
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Published: Harry N. Abrams - September 24th, 2019

Climbing Rock: Vertical Explorations Across North America Cover Image
By Jesse Lynch, Francois Lebeau (Photographs by), Peter Croft (Foreword by)
$50.00
ISBN: 9780847866113
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Published: Rizzoli - September 10th, 2019

A dream list of the most celebrated climbing destinations in North America, each explored in depth.