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Scratching the Horizon

Scratching the Horizon

A Surfing Life

by Izzy Paskowitz and Dan Paisner

Hardcover, 289 pages, St Martins Pr, $24.99, published August 21 2012 | purchase
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  • A Surfing Life
  • Izzy Paskowitz and Dan Paisner

The founder of Surfers Healing, a foundation devoted to expanding the horizons of children with autism through surfing, recounts his unusual upbringing and shares the realities of adulthood.

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In My Skin

In My Skin

My Life on and Off the Basketball Court

by Brittney Griner and Sue Hovey

Hardcover, 216 pages, HarperCollins, $25.99, published April 8 2014 | purchase
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  • In My Skin
  • My Life on and Off the Basketball Court
  • Brittney Griner and Sue Hovey

The No. 1 pick in the 2013 WNBA draft and Phoenix Mercury star recalls the painful episodes in her life and describes how she came to celebrate what makes her unique.

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Pedestrianism

Pedestrianism

When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport

by Matthew Algeo

Hardcover, 262 pages, Independent Pub Group, $24.95, published April 1 2014 | purchase
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  • When Watching People Walk Was America's Favorite Spectator Sport
  • Matthew Algeo

Revealing competitive walking as the most popular American spectator sport in the late nineteenth century, this history of pedestrianism explores how the sport bridged cultural boundaries and spawned the nation's first celebrity athletes.

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Pistol

Pistol

The Life of Pete Maravich

by Mark Kriegel

Paperback, 393 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16, published February 5 2008 | purchase
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  • The Life of Pete Maravich
  • Mark Kriegel

An account of the personal life and professional achievements of the troubled 1970s basketball star, from his relationship with his obsessive father and unbroken college scoring record to the personal demons that challenged his life and his evangelical Christian faith.

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His Ownself

His Ownself

A Semi-Memoir

by Dan Jenkins

Hardcover, 266 pages, Random House Inc, $26.95, published March 4 2014 | purchase
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  • His Ownself
  • A Semi-Memoir
  • Dan Jenkins

The award-winning sportswriter and author of Baja Oklahoma traces the story of his life and career from his Depression-era childhood in Texas and early journalism days to his decades with Sports Illustrated and induction into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

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The Kid

The Kid

The Immortal Life of Ted Williams

by Ben, Jr. Bradlee

Hardcover, 855 pages, Little Brown & Co, $35, published December 3 2013 | purchase
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  • The Kid
  • The Immortal Life of Ted Williams
  • Ben, Jr. Bradlee

This biography of Ted Williams describes how the baseball legend's 1941 batting average hasn't been topped since, and discusses how Williams served as a Marine pilot in World War II and Korea and hid his Mexican heritage most of his life.

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Collision Low Crossers

Collision Low Crossers

A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football

by Nicholas Dawidoff

Hardcover, 485 pages, Little Brown & Co, $29, published November 19 2013 | purchase
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  • A Year Inside the Turbulent World of NFL Football
  • Nicholas Dawidoff

Relates the author's experiences while spending a year in the scouting department of the New York Jets, and discusses the time he spent with coach Rex Ryan, defensive star Darrelle Revis, and quarterback Mark Sanchez.

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Running Ransom Road

Running Ransom Road

Confronting The Past, One Marathon At A Time

by Caleb Daniloff

Paperback, 233 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $14.95, published October 22 2013 | purchase
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  • Running Ransom Road
  • Confronting The Past, One Marathon At A Time
  • Caleb Daniloff

A now-sober alcoholic documents his 18-month effort to run marathons in the cities where he lived during his self-destructive days. Reflecting on the redemptive benefits of running, he shares his own journey and learns the stories of fellow addicts who pursued similar dreams.

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Wheelmen

Wheelmen

Lance Armstrong, The Tour De France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever

by Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'connell

Hardcover, 364 pages, Penguin Group USA, $27.50, published October 15 2013 | purchase
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  • Lance Armstrong, The Tour De France, and the Greatest Sports Conspiracy Ever
  • Reed Albergotti and Vanessa O'connell

An in-depth assessment of the record-breaking Tour de France athlete's doping scandal and fraud-based business successes exposes the support network of money, power and cutting-edge science that enabled his achievements.Wheelmen discusses such topics as Armstrong's lucrative sponsor contracts and the accepted practices of illegal medicating.

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League of Denial

League Of Denial

The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth

by Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Hardcover, 399 pages, Random House Inc, $27, published October 8 2013 | purchase
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  • The NFL, Concussions and the Battle for Truth
  • Mark Fainaru-Wada and Steve Fainaru

Mark Fainaru-Wada and his brother Steve Fainaru take an exhaustive look at how the NFL has dealt with allegations that playing football can lead to brain damage.

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Just Tell Me I Can't

Just Tell Me I Can't

How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time

by Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt

Hardcover, 276 pages, Grand Central Pub, $27, published September 10 2013 | purchase
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  • Just Tell Me I Can't
  • How Jamie Moyer Defied the Radar Gun and Defeated Time
  • Jamie Moyer and Larry Platt

The left-handed major league pitcher describes how an "in-your-face" sports psychologist helped him reinvent and reconstruct himself just as he thought his career was over and instead helped him become an All-Star and World Series champion.

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The King of Sports

The King of Sports

Football's Impact on America

by Gregg Easterbrook

Hardcover, 354 pages, St Martins Pr, $25.99, published September 24 2013 | purchase
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  • The King of Sports
  • Football's Impact on America
  • Gregg Easterbrook

Using his year-long insider access to the Virginia Tech football program and interviews with current and former college and pro-football players and coaches, the author of the ESPN.com blog Tuesday Morning Quarterback tackles football's place in American society.

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Slow Getting Up

Slow Getting Up

A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile

by Nate Jackson

Hardcover, 243 pages, HarperCollins, $26.99, published September 17 2013 | purchase
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  • A Story of NFL Survival from the Bottom of the Pile
  • Nate Jackson

From scouting combines to game-day routines, this account of ordinary life in the NFL brings to light the story of hundreds of everyday, expendable players whose lives, unlike those of their superstar colleagues, aren't captured in high-definition.

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Wild

Wild

From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail

by Cheryl Strayed

Paperback, 315 pages, Random House Inc, $15.95, published March 26 2013 | purchase
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  • From Lost to Found on the Pacific Crest Trail
  • Cheryl Strayed

At 22, Cheryl Strayed thought she had lost everything. In the wake of her mother's death, her family scattered and her own marriage was soon destroyed. Four years later, with nothing more to lose, she made the most impulsive decision of her life. With no experience or training, driven only by blind will, she would hike more than 1,000 miles of the Pacific Crest Trail, from the Mojave Desert through California and Oregon to Washington state — and she would do it alone.NPR Bestseller

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18 in America

18 in America

A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game

by Dylan Dethier

Hardcover, 258 pages, Simon & Schuster, $25, published May 21 2013 | purchase
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  • 18 in America
  • A Young Golfer's Epic Journey to Find the Essence of the Game
  • Dylan Dethier

Traces the author's coming-of-age quest to play golf in each of the lower forty-eight states, sharing his experiences on courses ranging from a Flint, Michigan, municipal site to the manicured greens of Pebble Beach.

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