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The Dynasty

Jeff Benedict · Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster
Pages: 592
Format: Hardcover

It's easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a championship and was on the brink of moving to St. Louis. Everything changed in 1994, when Robert Kraft acquired the franchise and soon brought on board...
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Love, Zac: Small-Town Football and the Life and Death of an American Boy

Reid Forgrave · Algonquin Books
Pages: 288
Format: Hardcover

"I just can't live with this pain anymore," were among the final words in the diary of Zac Easter, a young man from small-town Iowa. In December 2015, Zac decided to take his own life rather than continue his losing battle against the traumatic brain injuries he had sustained...
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Sid Meier's Memoir!: A Life in Computer Games

Sid Meier · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

The life and career of the legendary developer celebrated as the "godfather of computer gaming," and creator of Civilization.Over his four-decade career, Sid Meier has produced some of the world's most popular video games, including Sid Meier's Civilization, which has sold...
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Cursed Objects: Strange but True Stories of the World's Most Infamous Items

J. W. Ocker · Quirk Books
Pages: 272
Format: Hardcover

They're lurking in museums, graveyards, and private homes. Their often tragic and always bizarre stories have inspired countless horror movies, reality TV shows, novels, and campfire tales. They're cursed objects, and all they need to unleash a wave of misfortune is . . . you. Many...
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Kingdom: How Andy Reid, Patrick Mahomes, and the Kansas City Chiefs Returned to Super Bowl Glory

Adam Teicher · Triumph Books
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

After 50 years of waiting, Kansas City Chiefs fans were hungry for a return to Super Bowl glory. In 2020, their patience was rewarded in dramatic, exuberant fashion with a second-half comeback for the ages against the San Francisco 49ers. ESPN's Adam Teicher expertly retraces the team's...
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How Baseball Happened: Outrageous Lies Exposed! The True Story Revealed

Thomas W. Gilbert · David R. Godine, Publisher
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover

Baseball's true founders don't have plaques in Cooperstown. The founders were the hundreds of uncredited amateurs -- ordinary people -- who played without gloves, facemasks or performance incentives in the middle decades of the 19th century. Unlike today's pro athletes,...
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Lords of the Fly: Madness, Obsession, and the Hunt for the World Record Tarpon

Monte Burke · Pegasus Books
Pages: 304
Format: Hardcover

From the bestselling author of Saban, 4th and Goal, and Sowbelly comes the thrilling, untold story of the quest for the world record tarpon on a fly rod, a tale that reveals as much about Man as it does about the fish. In the late 1970s and early 1980s, something unique happened in the quiet...
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The Rock: Through the Lens: His Life, His Movies, His World

Hiram Garcia · St. Martin's Press
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

Hiram Garcia, who has known Dwayne Johnson since college, is a longtime collaborator, producing partner, and talented photographer. As a film and television producer as well as in his role as the President of Production at Seven Bucks Productions, Garcia has unprecedented access to capture...
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Elway: A Relentless Life

Jason Cole · Hachette Books
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

John Elway's historic moments are known by two-word phrases. He was at the center of the wildest play in college football history, simply known as "The Play." Before he signed a pro contract, there was "The Trade." His NFL career included "The Drive" and "The...
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Peterson Field Guide to Birds of Western North America, Fifth Edition

Roger Tory Peterson · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 480
Format: Vinyl Bound

For decades, the Peterson Field Guide to Birdsof Western North America has been a popular and trusted guide for birders of all levels, thanks to its famous system of identification and unparalleled illustrations. Following the Spring 2020 update to Peterson Field Guide to Birds of North...
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