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    • License to play : the ludic in Japanese culture
    • Hiking California's Trinity Alps wilderness : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures
      Hiking California's Trinity Alps wilderness : a guide to the area's greatest hiking adventures
      Dennis Lewon.
      "Included in this guide are fifty-two routes from a writer who has been hiking in the Trinity for more than 20 years"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Follow the blue blazes : a guide to hiking Ohio's Buckeye Trail
      Follow the blue blazes : a guide to hiking Ohio's Buckeye Trail
      Connie Pond and Robert J. Pond
      "Many changes have taken place in the decade since Follow the Blue Blazes was first published, changes in the trails themselves and in the way we hike them. The Buckeye Trail still wends its way around the state of Ohio, following the course marked out by the characteristic blue blazes on trees, rocks, and other signposts along the way. In the intervening years, however, sections of the trail have changed their route, added amenities, or just grown more interesting. From the startling rock formations and graceful waterfalls of Old Man's Cave, to Native American mounds, battlefields, and scenic rivers, Connie and Robert J. Pond provide a captivating guide to often-overlooked treasures around the state. Each chapter features an overview of a 100-mile section of the trail and three self-guided featured hikes. The overviews and the accompanying maps may be read consecutively to acquaint the reader with the entire course of the trail. But most readers will best enjoy the trail by taking the guide along on one of the featured hikes. Each route is outlined on an easy-to-read map with GPS coordinates and waypoints to guide the hiker, as well as explicit directions from parking lot to trailhead"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Grace, gold and glory : my leap of faith
    • Nothing finer : North Carolina's sports history and the people who made it
    • Spartan sports encyclopedia : a history of the Michigan State men's athletic program
      Spartan sports encyclopedia : a history of the Michigan State men's athletic program
      Jack Seibold with Richard Kincaide and Andrea Nelson.
      "The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who's who. Earvin "Magic" Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves. the list grows with each new season. This book, now in its second edition, covers the complete history of MSU men's athletics. The Spartan Sports Encyclopedia 2e, organized chronologically, chronicles more than a century of Michigan State athletic history in an easy-to-read format, highlighting over 7,000 athletes and coaches from 15 sports. Included are vignettes about Spartan seasons and celebrities and an ultracomplete review of scores and statistics. This fantastic reference book is a must-have for any Spartan fan. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Playing the white man's game
    • Mental! : the toughest, bloodiest and hardest challenges in the world
    • Rowing after the white whale : a crossing of the Indian Ocean by hand
      Rowing after the white whale : a crossing of the Indian Ocean by hand
      James Adair.
      "Over a boozy Sunday lunch, flatmates James Adair and Ben Stenning made a promise to row across and ocean despite having no sailing or rowing experience whatsoever. This is the account of their 116 days at sea as they undertook the voyage of a lifetime"--Page [4] of cover.
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    • Frozen in time : a Minnesota North Stars history
    • 100 things Blues fans should know & do before they die
    • Facing Wayne Gretzky : players recall the greatest hockey player who ever lived
    • Derek Jeter : Jeter unfiltered
      Derek Jeter : Jeter unfiltered
      Derek Jeter with Anthony Bozza
      Jeter celebrates his iconic baseball career with the New York Yankees in a book featuring archival images and original photos of his final 2014 season. The shortstop -- a five-time World Series victor, team captain since 2003, and one of the greatest ballplayers of all time -- is a beloved and inspiring role model who displays the indefinable qualities of a champion, on and off the field. See Jeter as you have never seen him before: unguarded, unapologetic... unfiltered.
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    • Christy Mathewson, the Christian gentleman : how one man's faith and fastball forever changed baseball
    • Joe Quinn among the rowdies : the life of baseball's honest Australian
      Joe Quinn among the rowdies : the life of baseball's honest Australian
      Rochelle Llewelyn Nicholls.
      "Through 17 seasons in the major leagues, "Undertaker" Joe Quinn earned his place among the characters who pioneered the modern game of baseball, as much for his ability to stand apart from their bad behavior as for his steadfastness on the field. Australia's first professional baseball player and manager will live long in the minds of sports fans"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Heart over height
      Heart over height
      Nate Robinson with Jon Finkel.
      Heart Over Height tells the motivational story of how three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson combined an unstoppable will with dogged determination to achieve his goals, and how those traits can apply to anyone facing their own seemingly insurmountable obstacles.
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    • The Cleveland Cavaliers : a history of the wine & gold
      The Cleveland Cavaliers : a history of the wine & gold
      Vince McKee.
      "A team history of the Cleveland Cavaliers franchise"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season
      Perfectly awful : the Philadelphia 76ers' horrendous and hilarious 1972-1973 season
      Charley Rosen.
      "During the 1972-73 season, the Philadelphia 76ers were not just a bad team; they were fantastically awful. Doomed from the start after losing their leading scorer and rebounder, Billy Cunningham, as well as head coach Jack Ramsay, they lost twenty-one of their first twenty-three games. A Philadelphia newspaper began calling them the Seventy Sickers, and they duly lost their last thirteen games on their way to a not-yet-broken record of nine wins and seventy-three losses. Charley Rosen recaptures the futility of that season through the firsthand accounts of players, participants, and observers. Although the team was uniformly bad, there were still many memorable moments, and the lore surrounding the team is legendary. Once, when head coach Lou Rubin tried to substitute John Q. Trapp out of a game, Trapp refused and told Rubin to look behind the team's bench, whereby one of Trapp's friends supposedly opened his jacket to show his handgun. With only four wins at the All-Star break, Rubin was fired and replaced by player-coach Kevin Loughery. In addition to chronicling the 76ers' woes, Perfectly Awful also captures the drama, culture, and attitude of the NBA in an era when many white fans believed that the league had too many black players, most of whom were overtly political and/or using recreational drugs. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • The final over : the cricketers of summer 1914
    • Bo's warriors : Bo Schembechler and the transformation of Michigan football
      Bo's warriors : Bo Schembechler and the transformation of Michigan football
      Frank Lieberman.
      "A giant tsunami hit the staid Ann Arbor campus of the University of Michigan in 1969 when it was announced that Glenn Edward "Bo" Schembechler was to be the new head football coach, replacing the beloved Bump Elliott. Efforts to pronounce the last name correctly came in response to thousands of questioners asking "Bo who?" but it didn't take long before his name and the Wolverines' resurrected football fortunes were the talk not only of the town, but of the hundreds of thousands of Michigan alumni across the country and around the world. Bo's Warriors is the story of that man and the moribund football program he revived. Bo won a school record 194 games while losing only 48 and never had a losing season. His Michigan teams won or shared the Big Ten title 13 times and made 10 Rose Bowl appearances. In 1968 under Elliott, archrival Ohio State had pounded the Wolverines 50-14, and to add insult to injury, Buckeye coach Woody Hayes went for a two point conversion late in the game rather than kicking the extra point. When asked why he went for two, Hayes is said to have replied, "because I couldn't go for three." The next year, Bo's first as coach, the defending national champion Buckeyes were 17 point favorites, but the 7-2 Wolverines dominated Ohio State and beat them 24-12. In a single afternoon, Schembechler had resurrected Michigan's proud football tradition and returned the program to the country's elite. Bo's Warriors is the story of Bo's first year as coach, seen through the eyes of several players and one assistant coach, and making the excitement of that historic season come alive"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Fergie the greatest : Manchester United 1986-2013 : the biography of Sir Alex Ferguson
      Fergie the greatest : Manchester United 1986-2013 : the biography of Sir Alex Ferguson
      Frank Worrall.
      May 8, 2013: the day Manchester United fans had dreaded for nearly three decades. Sir Alex Ferguson announced he was to step down as manager of the world's biggest football club after 27 years in charge. The Scot, affectionately knows as 'Fergie' to United's vast army of fans worldwide, signed off in style with an honours list that confirmed him as the most successful manager in British - and world - football. At the age of 71, he would leave United having won 38 trophies - an amazing haul that included 13 league titles, two Champions League crowns, five FA Cups and four League Cups. Fergie would now become a director and ambassador for the club he had rebuilt from top to bottom and turned into the greatest in the world during his colourful, wonder-filled reign. That he would still be around - to offer help and advice if needed to incoming new boss David Moyes - helped slightly cushion the blow of his departure for United fans. Fergie had left Moyes a wonderful platform from which to build: a talented young squad that had just brought the club its record-breaking 20th top-flight title and a stadium and training facilities second to none. The story of Sir Alex Ferguson is a true rags-to-riches fairytale. Born in Govan, Glasgow, in 1941, he played for Queen's Park, Dunfermline and Rangers before retiring in 1974 to begin his managerial career.
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    • Coming out to play
      Coming out to play
      Robbie Rogers with Eric Marcus.

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    • USA Soccer Guy's 50 insane soccer moments.
    • I am the secret WAG : the true story of my life as an England footballer's wife
      I am the secret WAG : the true story of my life as an England footballer's wife
      [Secret Wag].
      Money, cars, homes, holidays, parties and all the shoes you've ever dreamed of. The life of a footballer's wife or girlfriend must be as glamorous and exciting as her other half, right? But behind the closed doors of the Wag's world, there are all the pressures as well as pleasures of success. So what is it really like? The Secret Wag lays bare the reality of existence under the celebrity spotlight. It is about fashion and fame, sex and scandal, but, like the bestselling Secret Footballer books, is also an honest appraisal of life on and off the field. It is sassy, outspoken, funny and above all, written from the heart. The Secret WAG began as a blog.
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    • The martial arts directory : international martial arts instructors guide : 2014
    • The little book of Gaelic football
    • Seattle seahawks super season : notes from a 12 on the best season in seahawks history
      Seattle seahawks super season : notes from a 12 on the best season in seahawks history
      Mark Tye Turner.
      "Relive the Seattle Seahawks Super Bowl Season through the eyes of the 12th Man. From the perspective of a dedicated Seahawks fan, Mark Tye Turner, author of Notes from a 12 Man, compiles this vivid and insightful account of the year the Seattle Seahawks won Super Bowl XLVIII with coach Pete Carroll and quarterback Russell Wilson. Starting in the 2013 preseason and following through to the aftermath of the team's momentous victory parade, Turner's account of the season is filled with stories and anecdotes from the Seahawks' 38-year history"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Legends of Oklahoma Sooners football
      Legends of Oklahoma Sooners football
      Ray Dozier
      "Since 1895, the University of Oklahoma football program has amassed some impressive numbers: seven national championships, 47 consecutive wins, 44 conference championships, 28 bowl wins, five Heisman Trophy winners, and more than 150 All-America players. In Legends of Oklahoma Sooners Football, Ray Dozier profiles 36 players and coaches who provided the talent and inspiration that put Sooner football on the national sports landscape. Many of those legends played before the dawn of the television era, but standouts such as Forest "Spot"Geyer, Tommy McDonald, Prentice Gautt (the first black football player at the University of Oklahoma), Clendon Thomas, and Bob Kalsu remain alive and well in the hearts and minds of loyal Sooner fans. The legends of Sooner stars such as Steve Owens, Joe Washington, Jack Mildren, the Selmon brothers, Billy Sims, Greg Pruitt, Tony Casillas, Brian Bosworth, Adrian Peterson, and Sam Bradford continue to grow with time. Coaching legends include Bennie Owen, Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer, and the all-time leader in wins, Bob Stoops. Legends of Oklahoma Sooners Football chronicles the players, coaches, rivalries, and events that transformed a club team that played its first games on a dusty territorial prairie into a national powerhouse. "-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Rory McIlroy : the biography
    • The golf book : 20 years of the players, shots and moments that changed the game
      The golf book : 20 years of the players, shots and moments that changed the game
      Chris Millard, Forward by Arnold Palmer.
      From the archives of Golf Channel comes the ultimate book on the sport--a must for every fan--a comprehensive and engaging full-color compendium of the best moments of the past 20 years, filled with stories from top players, colorful insights from on air talent and celebrity viewers, essential lists and sidebars, and stunning photographs of legendary golf courses around the world. Foreword by Arnold Palmer. Over the past two decades, golf has witnessed some of the most exciting play, interesting players, biggest technological advances, deepest controversies, increased participation and viewership, and unprecedented engagement between professionals and fans in its history. Year by year, shot by shot around the globe, Golf Channel has been there to cover it all. Now, for the first time, the network that features more live golf coverage than all others combined opens its archives and offers unprecedented access to its top on air talent. The result is a dazzling illustrated digest that pays tribute to the sport and the extraordinary players and events that have shaped it over the course of a generation.
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    • Greatest Jewish tennis players of all time
    • Seventy-seven : my road to Wimbledon glory
    • The big book of bicycling : everything you need to know, from buying your first bike to riding your best
    • Reckless : the life and times of Luis Ocana
    • Philosophy and the martial arts : engagement
      Philosophy and the martial arts : engagement
      edited by Graham Priest and Damon Young.
      "This is the first substantial academic book to lay out the philosophical terrain within the study of the martial arts and to explore the significance of this fascinating subject for contemporary philosophy. The book is divided into three sections. The first section concerns what philosophical reflection can teach us about the martial arts, and especially the nature and value of its practice. The second section deals with the other direction of the dialectical interplay between philosophy and the martial arts: how the martial arts can inform philosophical issues important in their own right. Finally, because many of the notable martial arts are of Asian origin, there are particularly close links between the arts and Asian philosophies - and Buddhism in particular - and therefore the last section is devoted to this topic. The essays in this collection deal with a wide range of philosophical issues: normative ethics, meta-ethics, aesthetics, phenomenology, the philosophy of mind, Ancient Greek and Buddhist thought. By demonstrating the very real nature of the engagement between the martial arts and philosophy, this book is essential reading for any serious student or scholar with an interest in the martial arts, Eastern philosophy, the philosophy of sport, or the study of physical culture"-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Krav Maga : real world solutions to violence
    • Globalizing boxing
    • Boxer's book of conditioning & drilling
      Boxer's book of conditioning & drilling
      Mark Hatmaker
      Going beyond the standard workout for boxers, this innovative manual introduces a diverse set of training methods, integrating them into drill sets that build the athletic attributes for which past and present fighters are known. Features two workout menus for weight training.
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    • Tai chi sword, classical Yang style : the complete form, qigong, and applications
    • How to become a poker queen
    • Nimzowitsch, move by move
    • Chess progress : from beginner to winner
      Chess progress : from beginner to winner
      Erik M. Czerwin.
      "Absolute beginners can learn everything they need to know in order to play chess competitively. More experienced players will encounter deeper concepts and be able to approach chess from a new perspective, enabling them to take their play to the next level. Award-winning chess coach Erik Czerwin's unique training method begins by studying the simplest chess positions with very few pieces -- and then moves on, step by step, adding more pieces to the board. Complex ideas are always built up from simpler situations, ensuring that the learning curve stays flat. With helpful exercises throughout, Chess Progress is the perfect book for every chess enthusiast."--Provided by publisher.
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    • Test your chess
    • Chess strategy : move by move
      Chess strategy : move by move
      Adam Hunt.
      "Want to improve at chess? Then you'll need to improve your understanding of chess strategy. You probably knew that already - but how to begin to study such a vast and seemingly complex subject? International Master Adam Hunt is a full-time chess teacher and is thus very familiar with this problem. His solution is to present an accessible and easy-to-read guide for club players and juniors. Hunt studies all the key components of chess strategy, including development, king safety, attack and defence, initiative, pawn play and much more. He examines not only grandmaster games but also those played by students, demonstrates model strategic play, identifies typical mistakes and explains how to avoid them. Move by move provides an ideal platform to study chess. By continually challenging the reader to answer probing questions thoughout the book the 'Move By Move' format greatly encourages the learning and practising of vital skills just as much as the traditional assimilation of knowledge. Carefully selected questions and answers are designed to keep you actively involved and allow you to monitor your progress as you learn. This is an excellent way to improve your chess skills and knowledge. An essential guide to chess strategy -- Important ideas absorbed by continued practice -- Uses an ideal approach to chess study." -- back cover.
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    • Petrosian : move by move
    • The book of magic
      The book of magic
      David Ovason.
      The secrets of the world's greatest illusions revealed! Learn clever tricks and daring deceptions! An indispensible guide for the home Magician! Beginning with instruction in simple sleights-of-hand, which may be mastered and performed by any amateur magician for the delight of their friends, The Book of Magic includes directions in the performance of more sophisticated illusions, and exposes the methods behind such famous feats as levitation, sawing a woman in half, or disappearing an elephant. A fascinating look into the Art of Conjuring, The Book of Magic provides practical hints, tips and inspiration for any aspiring illusionist, and is an essential addition to the library of all Magicians.
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    • A sportsman's call
    • You're not lost if you can still see the truck : the further adventures of America's everyman outdoorsman
      You're not lost if you can still see the truck : the further adventures of America's everyman outdoorsman
      Bill Heavey.
      "From the beloved Field & Stream everyman, a collection of hilarious, insightful, and moving pieces about a life lived outdoors"--Publisher's website.
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    • The ultimate guide to deer hunting skills, tactics, and techniques
      The ultimate guide to deer hunting skills, tactics, and techniques
      edited by Jay Cassell.
      "A comprehensive guide to hunting whitetails, mule deer, blacktails, and other members of the deer family, including elk, moose, and caribou. With hunting advice from a wide variety of experts, including Peter Fiduccia, Dave Henderson, J. Wayne Fears, John Weiss, and Monte Burch, The ultimate guide to deer hunting skills, tactics, and techniques really drills down and examines every major tactic--from rattling to driving to stalking and more. Rifle hunting is the major focus in this compendium, but there is also a wealth of information on bowhunting and muzzleloading hunting."--Page 4 of cover.
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    • Failproof tactics for whitetail bowhunting : tips and techniques to help you take a trophy this season