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Splash!: 10,000 Years of Swimming

Howard Means · Hachette Books
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

Choose a stroke and get paddling through the human history of swimming! From man's first recorded dip into what's now the driest spot on earth to the splashing, sparkling pool party in your backyard, humans have been getting wet for 10,000 years. And for most of modern history,...
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Meat Eater: Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter

Steven Rinella · Spiegel & Grau
Pages: 256
Format: Paperback

"Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor." - The New York Times Book Review Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who taught...
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The Biggest Bluff: How I Learned to Pay Attention, Master Myself, and Win

Maria Konnikova · Penguin Press
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

How a New York Times bestselling author and New Yorker contributor parlayed a strong grasp of the science of human decision-making and a woeful ignorance of cards into a life-changing run as a professional poker player, under the wing of a legend of the gameIt's true that Maria Konnikova...
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The Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien: The Places That Inspired Middle-earth

John Garth · Princeton University Press
Pages: 208
Format: Hardcover

This book takes you to the places that inspired J. R. R. Tolkien to create his fictional locations in The Lord of the Rings, The Hobbit, and other classic works. Written by renowned Tolkien expert John Garth, The Worlds of J. R. R. Tolkien features a wealth of breathtaking illustrations,...
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A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team

Arshay Cooper · Flatiron Books
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only...
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Dumb Luck and the Kindness of Strangers

John Gierach · SIMON & SCHUSTER
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

“After five decades, twenty books, and countless columns, [John Gierach] is still a master” (Forbes). Now, in his latest fresh and original collection, Gierach shows us why fly-fishing is the perfect antidote to everything that is wrong with the world. “Gierach’s deceptively...
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The Night the Referee Hit Back: Memorable Moments from the World of Boxing

Mike Silver · Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

This collection of award-winning boxing journalist Mike Silver’s best articles from the past 40 years features a colorful mix of hard-hitting exposes and light-hearted stories that include legendary boxers such as Sugar Ray Robinson, Rocky Marciano, Muhammad Ali, Oscar De La Hoya, and more. The...
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Wrestling with Angels: A True Story of Addiction, Resurrection, Hope, Fashion, Training Celebrities, and Man’s Oldest Sport

John Hanrahan

In 1984, John Hanrahan was featured in Interview magazine's iconic Olympic Issue as one of America's top athlete's vying for a spot on the US Olympic Team. He had come within a point of defeating the mighty Soviet world medalist and had defeated other international competit
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