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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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Color Blind

Color Blind

The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line

by Tom Dunkel

Hardcover, 345 pages, Pgw, $25, published April 2 2013 | purchase
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  • The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line
  • Tom Dunkel

Taking readers back in time to the mid-1930s, Tom Dunkel chronicles an integrated baseball team in Bismarck, N.D., that rose above a segregated society to become champions, delving into the history of the players, the town and baseball itself.

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Long Shot

Long Shot

by Mike Piazza and Lonnie Wheeler

Paperback, 374 pages, Simon & Schuster, $16.95, published February 18 2014 | purchase
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  • Mike Piazza and Lonnie Wheeler

The 12-time All-Star catcher describes the inspiration he gleaned from his self-made father, his early career with the Los Angeles Dodgers, his memorable 2000 World Series with the New York Mets and the controversies that have marked his career.

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Sum It Up

Sum It Up

1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective

by Pat Summitt and Sally Jenkins

Hardcover, 407 pages, Random House Inc, $28, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • 1,098 Victories, a Couple of Irrelevant Losses, and a Life in Perspective
  • Pat Summitt and Sally Jenkins

The former head coach of the Tennessee Vols women's basketball team describes how her upbringing helped her to develop a balanced coaching style and recounts her battle with early-onset Alzheimer's disease.NPR Bestseller

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The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight
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The Power of Negative Thinking by Bob Knight

The Power of Negative Thinking

An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results

by Bob Knight

Hardcover, 223 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $25, published March 5 2013 | purchase
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  • An Unconventional Approach to Achieving Positive Results
  • Bob Knight

Using examples from his long career, a legendary basketball coach outlines the benefits of negative thinking, which helps build a realistic strategy that takes all potential obstacles into account.

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Top Dog

Top Dog

The Science of Winning and Losing

by Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

Hardcover, 498 pages, Grand Central Pub, $29.99, published February 19 2013 | purchase
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  • The Science of Winning and Losing
  • Po Bronson and Ashley Merryman

The co-authors of the New York Times best-selling NurtureShock turn their attentions to the cutting edge science behind life's triumphs and failures and offer insight from politics, finance, science, sports and economics to tip the odds in your favor. (business & economics). Simultaneous.

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The Disaster Diaries

The Disaster Diaries

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse

by Sam Sheridan

Hardcover, 324 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published January 24 2013 | purchase
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  • How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Apocalypse
  • Sam Sheridan

Plagued by insomnia and nightmares about a zombie apocalypse, Harvard grad turned boxer, cowboy, sailor and Wilderness EMT Sam Sheridan sets out to acquire the skills necessary to survive any doomsday scenario — from earthquakes and floods to invasion by alien monsters.

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Francona

Francona

The Red Sox Years

by Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy

Hardcover, 352 pages, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, $28, published January 22 2013 | purchase
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  • The Red Sox Years
  • Terry Francona and Dan Shaughnessy

The former Red Sox manager reflects on his tenure with the team, chronicling the challenges of managing difficult players, satisfying multiple owners, and dealing with both championship and losing seasons.NPR Bestseller

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The Ledge

The Ledge

An Adventure Story Of Friendship And Survival On Mount Rainier

by Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan

Paperback, 272 pages, Ballantine Books, $16, published January 1 2013 | purchase
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  • An Adventure Story Of Friendship And Survival On Mount Rainier
  • Jim Davidson and Kevin Vaughan

The Ledge documents the 1992 mountaineering venture during which co-author Jim Davidson and his best friend, Mike Price, ascended Mount Rainier before a tragic fall that instantly ended Mike's life and forced Jim to climb to safety with sparse equipment.

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Wherever I Wind Up

Wherever I Wind Up

My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball

by R. A. Dickey and Wayne Coffey

Hardcover, 340 pages, Penguin Group USA, $26.95, published March 29 2012 | purchase
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  • My Quest for Truth, Authenticity, and the Perfect Knuckleball
  • R. A. Dickey and Wayne Coffey

Relates the author's unlikely journey to the big leagues after his athletic dream was nearly destroyed and how he was sustained by his Christian faith and the love of his family before emerging as one of the National League's premier pitchers.

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Jewish Jocks

Jewish Jocks

An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy

Hardcover, 285 pages, Twelve, $26.99, published October 30 2012 | purchase
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  • An Unorthodox Hall of Fame
  • Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy

With contributions from celebrated Jewish writers including David Remnick, Jonathan Safran Foer and Dahlia Lithwick, Jewish Jocks provides an overview of the most influential Jewish figures in sports, from Howard Cosell to Sandy Koufax.

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Muck City

Muck City

Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town

by Bryan Mealer

Paperback, 336 pages, Random House Inc, $15, published August 13 2013 | purchase
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  • Winning and Losing in Football's Forgotten Town
  • Bryan Mealer

Muck City traces the intertwined stories of an orphaned quarterback, a celebrated football coach and an aspiring medical student. Their prospects were collectively shaped by the formidable challenges, shameful history and football enthusiasm of their hometown in the Florida Everglades.

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