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    • A brief history of American sports
      A brief history of American sports
      Elliott J. Gorn and Warren Goldstein.
      Overview: Gorn and Goldstein show us where our games and pastimes came from, how they developed, and what they have meant to Americans. The great heroes of baseball and football are here, as well as the dramatic moments of boxing and basketball. Beyond this, the authors show us how sports fit into the larger contours of our past. A Brief History of American Sports reveals that from colonial times to the present, sports have been central to American culture, and a profound expression of who we are.
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    • Ted Williams, my father
      Ted Williams, my father
      Claudia Williams.
      In this poignant memoir, Claudia Williams, the last surviving child of legendary Boston Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Ted Williams, tells her father's story, including never before told anecdotes about his life on and off the field that reveal the flesh and blood man behind "The Kid." Born after her father retired from baseball, Claudia Williams grew up with little idea that her dad was one of the most revered sports figures of all time, until she finally saw him in uniform at Fenway Park, receiving the adulation of thousands of fans.
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    • The big fix : the hunt for the match-fixers bringing down soccer
      The big fix : the hunt for the match-fixers bringing down soccer
      Brett Forrest.
      "In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses--a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent. Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe--not even the World Cup tournament--and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport"--Publisher's description.
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    • Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak
      Denali's howl : the deadliest climbing disaster on America's wildest peak
      Andy Hall.
      "Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley--known to the locals as Denali--one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived. At an elevation of nearly 20,000 feet, these young men endured an "arctic super blizzard," with howling winds of up to 300 miles an hour and wind chill that freezes flesh solid in minutes. All this without the high-tech gear and equipment climbers use today."-- Provided by publisher.
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    • Michael Jordan : the life
      Michael Jordan : the life
      Roland Lazenby.
      Traces the life of one of the most legendary basketball players in the history of the sport, drawing upon interviews with Jordan's friends, family, and teammates, and following his career from college to the NBA.
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