Top Sports Ebook Best Sellers Chart

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Assumptions - Melanie Codina Cover Art

Assumptions

Assumptions by Melanie Codina

What happens when a girl, set on playing by the rules ... finds a guy worth breaking them for? Leeann Bradley is a college graduate who has achieved many of her personal goals, all because she follows the rules she's set for herself. It's simple. You work hard, enjoy life, surround yourself with friends and family, avoid jumping to conclusions ... and oh yeah, don't date jocks. These rules have worked well and have taken her down the path she wants in life. So what's a girl to do when temptation, in the form of a sexy college soccer player, is placed right in the middle fo that path? Deciding when to break the rules has never been easier for Leeann. But when assumptions are made, adn more than just the rules are broken ... will she be able to find her way down that path again? And what happens when it's no longer the path she's meant to take? Until now, Jonathan Baxter had one primary focus in his life, soccer. All decision made have been based on how it could affect his ability to play. His grades, his choice of college, any type of extracurricular activities, were all carefully assessed. All of it has made playing college soccer possible. But when an injury sidelines him for the forseeable future, and jeopardizes his dreams, he has to work even harder than before. Rehabilitating his injury becomes his primary objective. Until he meets Leeann, a physical therapy assistant whose touch has the ability to make him lose focus. She has him thinking there could be more in his life--in his future--than just soccer. So what's Jonathan to do when Leeann assumes he's just like every other jock out there? He has to prove her assumptions wrong. You know what they say about people who assume, right? So what do you do when you find yourself doing just that ... making assumptions, only to find out just how wrong you were.

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The TB12 Method - Tom Brady Cover Art

The TB12 Method

The TB12 Method How to Achieve a Lifetime of Sustained Peak Performance by Tom Brady

The #1 New York Times bestseller by the 6-time Super Bowl champion The first book by Tampa Bay Buccaneers and former New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady—the 6-time Super Bowl champion who is still reaching unimaginable heights of excellence in his forties—a gorgeously illustrated and deeply practical “athlete’s bible” that reveals Brady’s revolutionary approach to sustained peak performance for athletes of all kinds and all ages. In this new edition of The TB12 Method , Tom Brady further explains and details the revolutionary training, conditioning, and wellness system that has kept him atop the NFL at an age when most players are deep into retirement. Brady—along with the expert Body Coaches at TB12, the performance lifestyle brand he cofounded in 2013 with Alex Guerrero—explain the principles and philosophies of pliability, a paradigm-shifting fitness concept that focuses on a more natural, healthier way of exercising, training, and living. Filled with lessons from Brady’s own training regimen, The TB12 Method provides step-by-step guidance on how develop and maintain one’s own peak performance while dramatically decreasing injury risks. This illustrated, highly visual manual also offers more effective approaches to functional strength & conditioning, proper hydration, supplementation, cognitive fitness, restorative sleep, and nutritious, easy-to-execute recipes to help readers fuel-up and recover. Brady steadfastly believes that the TB12 approach has kept him competitive while extending his career, and that it can make any athlete, male or female, in any sport and at any level achieve his or her own peak performance and do what they love, better and for longer. With instructions, drills, photos, in-depth case studies that Brady himself has used, along with personal anecdotes and experiences from his legendary career, The TB12 Method gives you a better way to train and get results with Tom Brady himself as living proof.

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The Mamba Mentality

The Mamba Mentality How I Play by Kobe Bryant

The Mamba Mentality: How I Play is Kobe Bryant’s personal perspective of his life and career on the basketball court and his exceptional, insightful style of playing the game—a fitting legacy from the late Los Angeles Laker superstar. In the wake of his retirement from professional basketball, Kobe “The Black Mamba” Bryant decided to share his vast knowledge and understanding of the game to take readers on an unprecedented journey to the core of the legendary “Mamba mentality.” Citing an obligation and an opportunity to teach young players, hardcore fans, and devoted students of the game how to play it “the right way,” The Mamba Mentality takes us inside the mind of one of the most intelligent, analytical, and creative basketball players ever. In his own words, Bryant reveals his famously detailed approach and the steps he took to prepare mentally and physically to not just succeed at the game, but to excel. Readers will learn how Bryant studied an opponent, how he channeled his passion for the game, how he played through injuries. They’ll also get fascinating granular detail as he breaks down specific plays and match-ups from throughout his career. Bryant’s detailed accounts are paired with stunning photographs by the Hall of Fame photographer Andrew D. Bernstein. Bernstein, long the Lakers and NBA official photographer, captured Bryant’s very first NBA photo in 1996 and his last in 2016—and hundreds of thousands in between, the record of a unique, twenty-year relationship between one athlete and one photographer. The combination of Bryant’s narrative and Bernstein’s photos make The Mamba Mentality an unprecedented look behind the curtain at the career of one of the world’s most celebrated and fascinating athletes.

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Bigger Leaner Stronger

Bigger Leaner Stronger The Simple Science of Building the Ultimate Male Body by Michael Matthews

MICHAEL MATTHEWS' #1 BESTSELLING NATURAL BODYBUILDING BOOK WITH OVER 400,000 COPIES SOLD. If you want to build muscle, lose fat, and look great as quickly as possible without steroids, good genetics, or wasting ridiculous amounts of time in the gym and money on supplements ... regardless of your age ... then you want to read this book. Building muscle and burning fat isn't as complicated as the fitness industry wants you to believe. This book is the shortcut. You don't need to: spend hundreds of dollars per month on the worthless supplements that steroid-fueled bodybuilders “swear by.” You don't need to: constantly change up your weightlifting exercises to build muscle mass. Muscle building is much simpler than that. You don't need to: spend a couple of hours every day doing tons of weight training sets, supersets, drop sets, etc. In fact, this is a great way to get nowhere. You don't need to: grind out hours of boring cardio to shed ugly belly fat and get a six-pack. You don’t HAVE to do any cardio, actually. You don't need to: obsess over "clean eating" and avoid "unhealthy" foods to get ripped. Flexible dieting is the real “secret” of effective bodybuilding nutrition. Those are just a few of the harmful lies and myths that keep guys from ever achieving the lean, muscular, strong, and healthy bodies they truly desire. And in this book you re going to learn something most guys will never know ... The exact methods of diet and training that make putting on 10 to 15 pounds of quality lean mass a breeze...and it only takes a few months. Here are just a few of the things you're going to discover in this book: ​ The 7 biggest muscle building myths and mistakes that keep guys small, weak, and frustrated. How to build muscle, lose fat, and get healthy eating foods you love and never feeling starved, deprived, or like you're "on a diet." An all-in-one training system that delivers MAXIMUM results for your efforts, helping you build a big, full chest, a wide, tapered back, thick, powerful legs, and bulging arms...spending no more than 3 to 6 hours in the gym every week...doing workouts that energize you, not wipe you out. A no-BS guide to supplements that will teach you what works and what doesn't, and save you hundreds if not THOUSANDS of dollars each year. How to master the "inner game of fitness" and develop the self-discipline and willpower it takes to build the body of your dreams (and actually enjoy the process!). The 3 simple laws of muscle growth that, when applied, literally force your body to grow bigger and stronger. How to get shredded while still indulging in the "cheat foods" that you love every week like pasta, pizza, and ice cream. And a whole lot more! Imagine...just 12 weeks from now...being constantly complimented on how great you look and asked how the heck you’re doing it... Imagine enjoying the added benefits of high energy levels, no aches and pains, better spirits, and knowing that you're getting healthier every day... The bottom line is you CAN achieve that "Hollywood hunk" body without having your life revolve around it. SPECIAL BONUS FOR READERS! With this fitness book you'll also get a FREE 98-page bonus report with a year of Bigger Leaner Stronger bodybuilding workouts as well as the author's personal product and supplement recommendations and more! Scroll up, click the "Buy" button now, and begin your journey to a bigger, leaner, and stronger you!

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Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading - Hornady Manufacturing Company & Neal Emery Cover Art

Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading

Hornady 10th Edition Handbook of Cartridge Reloading by Hornady Manufacturing Company & Neal Emery

New bullets, new powders, new cartridges and more! The 10th Edition Hornady® Handbook of Cartridge Reloading features over 1,000 pages of reloading data, techniques and bullet information. From 17 caliber varmint cartridges to large dangerous game loads, the hand loader has access to over 200 different calibers featuring a variety of loads for the full line of Hornady® bullets. The 10th Edition also features an impressive lineup of new and expanded data. New powders include: Power Pro 2000 MR, IMR 4451 and 7977, CFE Pistol, BE-86, Reloader 23, 26, 33 and 50, Accurate LT-30 and 32, and some offerings from Shooters World. Popular established powders like Reloader 17, Superformance,® and LeverEvolution® have also been expanded to more cartridges. The latest Hornady® bullets, such as the ELD-X® and ELD® Match line, have been incorporated into the data. Plus, we’ve added more GMX®, SST® and FTX® offerings. New cartridges include the 280 Ackley Improved, 7x64 Brenneke and the 338 Federal. Well over 1,300 load combinations were shot to update and expand the reloading pages in this edition. Like previous editions, the handbook offers explanations of internal, external and terminal ballistics. We have also highlighted some of our online tools including the Hornady® Standard Ballistic Calculator (ballistic coefficient based) and the patent pending 4DOF™ Ballistic Calculator (drag coefficient based). Whether you’re a novice or seasoned hand loader, these resources provide everything needed to successfully reload your favorite cartridges. Please be sure to check www.hornady.com/errata for corrections to the load data.

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The Last Hero - Howard Bryant Cover Art

The Last Hero

The Last Hero A Life of Henry Aaron by Howard Bryant

This definitive biography of Henry (Hank) Aaron—one of baseball's immortal figures—is a revelatory portrait of a complicated, private man who through sports became an enduring American icon.   “Beautifully written and culturally important.” — The Washington Post   “The epic baseball tale of the second half of the 20th century.” — Atlanta Journal Constitution   After his retirement in 1976, Aaron’s reputation only grew in magnitude. But his influence extended beyond statistics. Based on meticulous research and extensive interviews  The Last Hero  reveals how Aaron navigated the upheavals of his time—fighting against racism while at the same time benefiting from racial progress—and how he achieved his goal of continuing Jackie Robinson’s mission to obtain full equality for African Americans, both in baseball and society, while he lived uncomfortably in the public eye.

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Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf - Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind & Anthony Ravielli Cover Art

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf

Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons: The Modern Fundamentals of Golf by Ben Hogan, Herbert Warren Wind & Anthony Ravielli

A timeless classic with nearly one million copies in print,  Ben Hogan’s Five Lessons  outlines the building blocks of winning golf from one of the all-time masters of the sport—fully illustrated with drawings and diagrams to improve your game instantly.

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2020-21 NFHS Basketball Rules Book - NFHS Cover Art

2020-21 NFHS Basketball Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for basketball, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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The Boys in the Boat - Daniel James Brown Cover Art

The Boys in the Boat

The Boys in the Boat Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics by Daniel James Brown

The #1  New York Times –bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36'.” For readers of  Unbroken , out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

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The Inner Game of Tennis

The Inner Game of Tennis The Classic Guide to the Mental Side of Peak Performance by W. Timothy Gallwey & Zach Kleinman

Master your  game from the inside out! With more than 800,000 copies sold since it was first published thirty years ago, this phenomenally successful guide has become a touchstone for hundreds of thousands of people. Not just for tennis players, or even just for athletes in general, this handbook works for anybody who wants to improve his or her performance in any activity, from playing music to getting ahead at work. W. Timothy Gallwey, a leading innovator in sports psychology, reveals how to • focus your mind to overcome nervousness, self-doubt, and distractions • find the state of “relaxed concentration” that allows you to play at your best • build skills by smart practice, then put it all together in match play Whether you're a beginner or a pro, Gallwey's engaging voice, clear examples, and illuminating anecdotes will give you the tools you need to succeed. “Introduced to The Inner Game of Tennis  as a graduate student years ago, I recognized the obvious benefits of [W. Timothy] Gallwey's teachings. . . . Whether we are preparing for an inter-squad scrimmage or the National Championship Game, these principles lie at the foundation of our program.”—from the Foreword by Pete Carroll

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Sheep No More: The Art of Awareness and Attack Survival - Jonathan T. Gilliam & Sean Hannity Cover Art

Sheep No More: The Art of Awareness and Attack Survival

Sheep No More: The Art of Awareness and Attack Survival by Jonathan T. Gilliam & Sean Hannity

Fight back, because we are sheep no more! This personal safety and security book comes armed to the teeth with empowering techniques so you can be your own expert at protecting your life. Weekly, there are major threats, mass killings, terrorist attacks and even weather-related disasters—the list goes on. And this increasingly dangerous world includes more violent and deadly threats that are specifically targeting everyday civilians. You. This is the definitive “safety bible” that links the leading expert on personal safety with civilians. For the first time, you can make educated predictions using the new key questions of “Who, Why, Where, When, and How” from the attacker’s point of view. No one really expects violent situations to occur—but they do, and usually without advance warning or your control. End the guessing game of safety and security by following the techniques inside Sheep No More. Think like an attacker in order to build better defenses. Your life may depend on it.

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Rebuilding Milo - Aaron Horschig Cover Art

Rebuilding Milo

Rebuilding Milo The Lifter's Guide to Fixing Common Injuries and Building a Strong Foundation for Enhancing Performance by Aaron Horschig

Every athlete who spends time in the weight room eventually deals with pain/injury that leaves them frustrated and unable to reach their highest potential. Every athlete ought to have the ability to take the first steps at addressing these minor injuries. They shouldn’t have to wait weeks for a doctor’s appointment, only to be prescribed pain medications and told to “take two weeks off lifting” or, even worse, to “stop lifting so heavy.” Dr. Aaron Horschig knows your pain and frustration. He’s been there. For over a decade, Dr. Horschig has been a competitive weightlifter, and he understands how discouraging it is to tweak your back three weeks out from a huge weightlifting competition, to have knee pain limit your ability to squat heavy for weeks, and to suffer from chronic shoulder issues that keep you from reaching your goals. "Rebuilding Milo" is the culmination of Dr. Horschig’s life’s work as a sports physical therapist, certified strength and conditioning specialist, and Olympic weightlifting coach. It contains all of the knowledge he has amassed over the past decade while helping some of the best athletes in the world. Now he wants to share that knowledge with you. This book, designed by a strength athlete for anyone who spends time in the weight room, is the solution to your struggles with injury and pain. It walks you through simple tests and screens to uncover the movement problem at the root of your pain. After discovering the cause of your injury, you’ll be able to create an individualized rehab program as laid out in this book. Finally, you’ll be on the right path to eliminate your pain and return to the activities you love.

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Relentless - Tim S Grover Cover Art

Relentless

Relentless From Good to Great to Unstoppable by Tim S Grover

For more than two decades, legendary trainer Tim Grover has taken the greats—Michael Jordan, Kobe Bryant, Dwyane Wade, and hundreds of relentless competitors in sports, business, and every walk of life—and made them greater. Now, for the first time ever, he reveals what it takes to achieve total mental and physical dominance, showing you how to be relentless and achieve whatever you desire. Direct, blunt, and brutally honest, Grover breaks down what it takes to be unstoppable: you keep going when everyone else is giving up, you thrive under pressure, you never let your emotions make you weak. In “The Relentless 13,” he details the essential traits shared by the most intense competitors and achievers in sports, business, and all walks of life. Relentless shows you how to trust your instincts and get in the Zone; how to control and adapt to any situation; how to find your opponent’s weakness and attack. Grover gives you the same advice he gives his world-class clients—“don’t think”—and shows you that anything is possible. Packed with previously untold stories and unparalleled insight into the psyches of the most successful and accomplished athletes of our time, Relentless shows you how even the best get better . . . and how you can too.

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Pee Wees - Rich Cohen Cover Art

Pee Wees

Pee Wees Confessions of a Hockey Parent by Rich Cohen

A New York Times bestselling author takes a rollicking deep dive into the ultra-competitive world of youth hockey Rich Cohen, the New York Times –bestselling author of The Chicago Cubs: Story of a Curse and Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football , turns his attention to matters closer to home: his son’s elite Pee Wee hockey team and himself, a former player and a devoted hockey parent. In Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent , Cohen takes us through a season of hard-fought competition in Fairfield County, Connecticut, an affluent suburb of New York City. Part memoir and part exploration of youth sports and the exploding popularity of American hockey, Pee Wees follows the ups and downs of the Ridgefield Bears, the twelve-year-old boys and girls on the team, and the parents watching, cheering, conniving, and cursing in the stands. It is a book about the love of the game, the love of parents for their children, and the triumphs and struggles of both.

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Zen Golf - Joseph Parent Cover Art

Zen Golf

Zen Golf Mastering the Mental Game by Joseph Parent

The best players know that golf is a game of confidence, and most important, concentration–the ability to focus and block out distraction. The goal of achieving clear thought is also at the heart of Buddhist teachings. In his highly original and groundbreaking book, noted PGA coach and Buddhist instructor, Dr. Joseph Parent, draws on this natural connection and teaches golfers how to clear their minds, achieve ultimate focus, and play in the moment for each shot. Zen Golf presents a simple system for building “mental game mastery.” Dr Parent’s unique PAR Approach (focusing on Preparation, Action, and Response to Results) guides golfers with specific techniques for each aspect of their games. In chapters such as “How to Get From the Practice Tee to the First Tee”, “You Produce What You Fear”, and “How to Enjoy a Bad Round of Golf”, the author shares a personal teaching regimen that has helped improve the games of professionals and amateurs alike. By combining classic insights and stories from Zen tradition, Zen Golf helps eliminate the mental distractions that routinely cause poor shots and loss of concentration, allowing golfers to feel in “the zone” that professionals have learned to master. Clear, concise, and enlightening, Zen Golf shows golfers how to prepare for, execute, and equally important, respond the results of any golf shot. A different approach to golf instruction, this book shapes ancient philosophies into new teachings.

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The Era, 1947–1957 - Roger Kahn Cover Art

The Era, 1947–1957

The Era, 1947–1957 When the Yankees, the Giants, and the Dodgers Ruled the World by Roger Kahn

The author of The Boys of Summer explores the golden age of baseball, an unforgettable time when the game thrived as America’s unrivaled national sport. The Era begins in 1947, with Jackie Robinson changing major league baseball forever by taking the field for the Dodgers. Dazzling, momentous events characterize the decade that followed—Robinson’s amazing accomplishments; the explosion on the national scene of such soon-to-be legends as Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays, Bobby Thomson, Duke Snider, and Yogi Berra; Casey Stengel’s crafty managing; the emergence of televised games; and the stunning success of the Yankees as they play in nine out of eleven World Series. The Era concludes with the relocation of the Dodgers from Brooklyn to Los Angeles, a move that shook the sport to its very roots. “Kahn knows where the bodies are buried and allows his audience a joyous read as he digs them up.”— Publishers Weekly “[Kahn] engagingly captures the flavor of the times by bringing to the fore the defining traits and relationships that added human dimension to the sport.”— Library Journal “Kahn weaves such personal information into his rich descriptions of thrilling regular-season, playoff and World Series games. And in doing so he endows the players, managers and owners with more dynamic dimensions than any baseball writer of his generation. The men in The Era are ballplayers, not deities; and it takes the unerring strength of a straight shooter like Kahn to remind nostalgic baseball fans of that simple fact.”— Chicago Tribune

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Boys Will Be Boys - Jeff Pearlman Cover Art

Boys Will Be Boys

Boys Will Be Boys The Glory Days and Party Nights of the Dallas Cowboys Dynasty by Jeff Pearlman

Boys Will Be Boys, author Jeff Pearlman's rollicking, completely unabashed account of the glory days of "America's Team"—the NFL Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s—was a New York Times bestseller in hardcover and selected by GQ as one of the Best Books of the Year. The uncensored exploits of Michael Irvin, Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Troy Aikman, and the rest of the 'Boys on and off the football field, Boys Will Be Boys makes for riveting, shocking, often wildly hilarious reading.

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With Winning in Mind - Lanny Bassham Cover Art

With Winning in Mind

With Winning in Mind The Mental Management System, 3rd Edition by Lanny Bassham

With Winning in Mind is a great book for anyone interested in having a consistent mental performance under pressure. Written by an Olympic Gold medalist it will give you an introduction to Mental Management and is packed with techniques for competitors. Learn how performance is a function of three mental processes, how to control the mind under pressure and how to train for competition. Learn the secrets of Olympic Champions. The information provided in this book is being used by people from many different backgrounds including PGA Tour winners, Olympic Champions, Miss USA winners and the elite of the sports and business community.

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Seven Deadly Sins

Seven Deadly Sins My Pursuit of Lance Armstrong by David Walsh

The basis for the upcoming major motion picture The Program directed by Stephen Frears ( High Fidelity , The Queen , Philomena ), starring Chris O'Dowd as journalist David Walsh and Ben Foster as Lance Armstrong. When Lance Armstrong won his first Tour de France in 1999, the sports world had found a charismatic new idol. Journalist David Walsh was among a small group covering the tour who suspected Armstrong’s win wasn’t the feel-good story it seemed to be. From that first moment of doubt, the next thirteen years of Walsh’s life would be focused on seeking the answers to a series of hard questions about Armstrong’s astonishing success. As Walsh delved ever deeper into the shadow world of performance-enhancing drugs in professional athletics, he accumulated a mounting pile of evidence that led a furious Armstrong to take legal action against him. But he could not make Walsh—or the story—go away, and in the autumn of 2012, Walsh was vindicated when the cyclist was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles. With this remarkable book, Walsh has produced both the definitive account of the Armstrong scandal, and a testament to the importance of journalists who are willing to report a difficult truth over a popular fantasy.

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WHAT IS OPEN?

WHAT IS OPEN? Accelerating Answers for Football’s Most Important Game Planning & Play Calling Question by Dub Maddox

WHAT IS OPEN? How fast can you answer the most  important question in the game of football? Technology is changing football. In the history of the game, it has never been easier to gather scheme and strategy information. Top secret plays, game plans, and play call sheets that were once reserved for coaches at the highest-level can easily be found on the internet. Analytics and algorithms fed into super machines are challenging the thought process of traditional game plan and play calling theory. However, the surge of information that is meant to help human decision making is harming it. Dub Maddox continues the journey from Headset to Helmet and Adapt or Die. In What is Open? he shows coaches and players simple game planning and play calling process that accelerates answers in finding “open.”   In this Book You Will Learn How to…  • Identify key frames of reference that read the reality of space advantage  • Structure mental models that develop an intuition of open space  • Utilize a verbal brevity code that accelerates communication of open space  • Implement three core run and pass scheme strategies that every play should possess  • Include different personnel and formations to increase structural strain on a defense  • Implement progression platforms that sequence plays into a storyboard format  • Advance the ability to game plan an opponent using the R4 grid  • Apply concept grids into a work_ow that becomes the R4 play call sheet  • Assign an organized practice script that covers every play and situation in a game  • Create a championship culture that can empathize and empower any level of coach

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Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning - Ivar Dedekam Cover Art

Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning

Illustrated Sail & Rig Tuning Genoa & mainsail trim, spinnaker & gennaker, rig tuning by Ivar Dedekam

A beautifully, uniquely illustrated nautical guide to how to trim your sails and rig for maximum performance. With a revolutionary approach, this guide tackles the practical and realistic elements of tuning your boat, plus the theory of sail aerodynamics.

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Teaching Sport and Physical Activity

Teaching Sport and Physical Activity Insights on the Road to Excellence by Paul G. Schempp

Becoming a great teacher or coach requires extensive knowledge and prolonged practice. Teaching Sport and Physical Activity (2nd ed) provides practical suggestions supported by contemporary research thus offering a blueprint for successful sport instruction and coaching at any level in any setting.

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Hiking Grand Teton National Park

Hiking Grand Teton National Park A Guide to the Park's Greatest Hiking Adventures by Bill Schneider

This is the authoritative guide to all hiking trails—from short, easy day trips to multi-day backcountry adventures—in Grand Teton National Park, famous for its rugged beauty, abundant wildlife and spectacular mountain vistas. Located in western Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park is one of America’s true wilderness gems. Veteran hiker, author, and FalconGuides co-founder Bill Schneider provides everything you’ll need in this completely updated guide to hit the trails in one of America’s best parks. Now powered with National Geographic's TOPO! Maps, Hiking Grand Teton National Park is your complete guide to getting into the outdoors and onto your next great adventure!

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Weather at Sea

Weather at Sea A cruising skipper's guide to the weather by Simon Rowell

The weather affects everyone at sea, whether you are pottering along the coast, motoring from port to port or sailing to another continent. This book explains the basic principles that govern the weather from a practical, on the water, sailor’s point of view. It goes through global, regional and then local weather patterns so you understand what is happening, how this might change and why. Armed with this knowledge and understanding you will be more confident to make decisions about when and when not to venture out to sea and what to expect if things change while you are out there. Simon Rowell shares his experience as a round-the world skipper and world-class weather forecaster. He explains the basic physics creatively and puts it in context with real situations to enable you to apply weather theory to practical sailing scenarios. Hundreds of illustrations aid the communication of what can be a complex subject, enabling you to better understand the weather and increase your enjoyment and safety when out on the water. This book is part of Fernhurst Books’ Skipper’s Library series of practical books for the cruising sailor.

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Above the Line

Above the Line Lessons in Leadership and Life from a Championship Program by Urban Meyer & Wayne Coffey

A New York Times  Bestseller Remarkable lessons in leadership and team building from one of the greatest college football coaches of our time Urban Meyer has established himself as one of the elite in the annals of his sport, having lead his players to three national championships. In Above the Line , he offers readers his unparalleled insights into leadership, team building, and the keys to empowering people to achieve things they might never have thought possible. Meyer shares his groundbreaking game plan—the game plan followed every day in the Ohio State Buckeyes’ championship season—for creating a culture of success built on trust and a commitment to a common purpose. Packed with real life examples from Meyer’s storied career, Above the Line delivers wisdom and inspiration for taking control and turning setbacks into victories for a team, a family, or a Fortune 500 company.

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The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival - Steven Rinella Cover Art

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival

The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival Essential Wilderness and Survival Skills for Hunters, Anglers, Hikers, and Anyone Spending Time in the Wild by Steven Rinella

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • An indispensable guide to surviving everything from an extended wilderness exploration to a day-long boat trip, with hard-earned advice from the host of the show MeatEater as seen on Netflix For anyone planning to spend time outside,  The MeatEater Guide to Wilderness Skills and Survival  is the perfect antidote to the sensationalism of the modern survival genre. Informed by the real-life experiences of renowned outdoorsman Steven Rinella, its pages are packed with tried-and-true tips, techniques, and gear recommendations.    Among other skills, readers will learn about old-school navigation and essential satellite tools, how to build a basic first-aid kit and apply tourniquets, and how to effectively purify water using everything from ancient methods to cutting-edge technologies. This essential guide delivers hard-won insights and know-how garnered from Rinella’s own experiences and mistakes and from his trusted crew of expert hunters, anglers, emergency-room doctors, climbers, paddlers, and wilderness guides—with the goal of making any reader feel comfortable and competent while out in the wild.

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Functional Training and Beyond - Adam Sinicki Cover Art

Functional Training and Beyond

Functional Training and Beyond Building the Ultimate Superfunctional Body and Mind (Building Muscle and Performance, Weight Training, Men's Health) by Adam Sinicki

Train Like a Superhero "I recommend this book to all personal trainers, training geeks, and people who just want to learn about different training methods and philosophies.” — JC Santana , author of Functional Training #1 Best Seller in Physical Education and Coaching Body and Brain Training Designed to Unlock Your Amazing Hidden Potential Inactive and stressful lifestyles.  Many of us have forgotten how to move correctly. We live with muscular imbalances, constant pain, and low energy. Adam Sinicki is on a mission to change this. He is best known for his YouTube channel “The Bioneer”, where he provides expertise on functional training, brain training, productivity, flow states, and more. Become better than just functional.  Currently popular functional training is exercise as rehabilitation. It aims to restore normal, healthy strength and mobility using compound and multi-faceted movements. In Functional Training and Beyond, Adam reveals how we can become “better than just functional.” We can improve not only our physical performance but also our mental state. We can train so that we move better, think more clearly, feel energetic, and even live more efficiently. An entirely new way to train.  Up until now working out has been defined as having one of two goals─get bigger or get leaner. But why are those the only goals? What if there was a third, practical, healthy and exciting way to train our body as well as our mind? Functional Training and Beyond shows us how we can train our brains just like our bodies, and how to incorporate this into a comprehensive, well-rounded program. In Functional Training and Beyond: Enjoy the unique benefits of new ways to train your body and your mindLearn how to train for greater mobility, less pain, improved mood, and increased energyExplore the fun of training with kettlebells, calisthenics, clubbells, street workouts, animal moves, handstands, rope climbs, isometrics, and more Fans of books such as Overcoming Gravity, You Are Your Own Gym, The World’s Fittest Book, New Functional Training for Sports, or Calisthenics for Beginners will discover a new and better way to train both their bodies and minds in Functional Training and Beyond.

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The Inner Game of Golf

The Inner Game of Golf by W. Timothy Gallwey

The classic guide to sharpening your mind and raising your performance—on the green, and in the game of life.   “The best sports psychology book ever written about golf.”— Inside Golf W. Timothy Gallwey’s bestselling Inner Game books–with more than one million copies sold–have revolutionized the way we think about sports. As he did in his phenomenally successful The Inner Game of Tennis , Gallwey provides methods that can be applied to situations beyond the green. The Inner Game of Golf delivers strategies to achieve potential–both in the crucible of competition and in everyday life. With Gallwey as a guide, you’ll learn how to • defeat your mental demons and find clarity under pressure • dispel tensions that can sabotage your performance • build confidence and overcome insecurities that can hijack your best instincts • employ the art of “relaxed concentration” to improve your swing, your game, and your life No matter what your skill set, Gallwey’s pioneering strategies, real-life examples, and illuminating advice are perfect for anyone who strives to be a champion on and off the course.

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6 Weeks To Golf Fitness

6 Weeks To Golf Fitness How To Get Healthy And Fit, And Hit The Ball Further Than Ever! by Phil Davies

Looking to increase the distance of your drives, improve the accuracy of your golf shots, lower your handicap or simply to better enjoy the game you love?  You’ve heard (correctly) that fitter golfers generally play better but you don’t know what exercises to do or in what order? 6 Weeks To Golf Fitness provides a series of step-by-step home exercise programs that will help improve every aspect of your golf game.  Indeed, these fitness routines were designed specifically for golfers and feature carefully selected exercises that will strengthen the muscles most solicited in golf.  The exercise routines can easily be performed in a home or a gym setting and require the use of very few and inexpensive equipments. Indeed, while many of the golf fitness exercises require no equipment at all some use a combination of the following: - Swiss ball (stability ball) - Dumbbells - Stretch bands (or resistance tubes) Gain access to the following - beautifully illustrated - golf fitness routines: - Warm-up - Beginner, Intermediate, or Advanced Strength and Stability Circuits (depending on your current fitness level) - Stretching - Pre-Round Warm-up - Bonus: Self Myofascial Release (SMR) exercises Begin your fitness program with confidence knowing that the material provided was assembled by a Strength & Conditioning Specialist, the result of thorough research into the sports science literature.  The exercises themselves are all beautifully illustrated, showing you quickly and clearly how to perform the various steps of the programs. Don’t wait any longer.  Start your own golf fitness program today and see full results in as little as 6 weeks.  Your golf game will thank you!

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Every Shot Must Have a Purpose

Every Shot Must Have a Purpose How GOLF54 Can Make You a Better Player by Pia Nilsson, Lynn Marriott & Ron Sirak

Two legendary coaches give golfers a powerful new approach to the game... and to life. As coaches to some of golf’s top players, Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott have designed and refined a revolutionary way of teaching the game, with phenomenal results. They don’t believe in prescribing the same stance, grip, and swing to everyone, followed by hours of purposeless drilling. They don’t even believe in beginning with physical technique. Their success has proven to them that a great game begins with a great vision. Unlike any other golf book, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose offers cutting-edge techniques for integrating the physical, technical, mental, emotional, and social parts of a player’s game. The book’s revolutionary pre-shot routine will improve your focus, leading to a golf swing that is not only successful but can be repeated under extreme pressure. Emphasizing the individual golfer rather than a rigid set of mechanics, their VISION54 method takes the frustration out of the game. Why 54? Because they believe it’s possible to shoot a 54 (making a birdie on every hole of a par-72 course) if you have the right mind-set and well-honed intuitive power. An engaging read for the beginner or the seasoned golfer, Every Shot Must Have a Purpose is inspiration for life, not just the links.

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The Logic of Sports Betting

The Logic of Sports Betting by Ed Miller

How do sportsbooks make their lines? Which types of bets are the best? Can you beat the house? The Logic Of Sports Betting answers all these questions and more with a dash of humor and a whole lot of real talk about how it all works. Peek behind the counter and learn how sportsbooks operate. Combine that insider knowledge with why-didn’t-I-think-of-that sports betting logic, and you have the winning formula.

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Seven Days in Utopia

Seven Days in Utopia Golf's Sacred Journey by David L. Cook

Golfers and non-golfers alike will be moved by this powerful story of transformation revealing the secrets to success in life beyond success in our game or work. Luke Chisolm is a talented young golfer set on making the pro tour. But when his first big shot turns into a very public disaster, he escapes the pressures of the game and finds himself unexpectedly stranded in Utopia, Texas. There, he meets Johnny Crawford, an eccentric rancher with a passion for teaching truth, whose faith forces Luke to question not only his past choices, but his direction for the future. Written by author and performance psychologist Dr. David Cook--who has worked with NBA World Champions, National Collegiate Champions, PGA Tour Champions, Olympians, and many Fortune 500 companies--this remarkable and encouraging story reminds us to get our game, and our life, back on course. Now a major motion picture starring Academy Award Winner Robert Duvall and Lucas Black! Also published as Golf's Sacred Journey.

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2020-21 NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book

2020-21 NFHS Swimming and Diving Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for swimming and diving, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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Zen in the Art of Archery

Zen in the Art of Archery by Eugen Herrigel

A classic work on Eastern philosophy, Zen in the Art of Archery is a charming and deeply illuminating story of one man's experience with Zen. Eugen Herrigel, a German professor of Philosophy in Tokyo, took up the study of archery as a step toward an understanding of Zen Buddhism. This book is the account of the six years he spent as a student of one of Japan's great kyudo (archery) masters, and of how he gradually overcame his initial inhibitions and began to feel his way toward new truths and ways of seeing.

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2020-22 NFHS Gilrls Gymnastics Rules Book

2020-22 NFHS Gilrls Gymnastics Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for gymnastics, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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Your Short Game Solution

Your Short Game Solution Mastering the Finesse Game from 120 Yards and In by James Sieckmann & David DeNunzio

Supported by state-of-the-art motion analysis research, "short game guru to the pros" James Sieckmann unveils his "finesse wedge" swing -- a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in the bag in every situation -- and shows players that upgrading their short game is possible. Since James Sieckmann first revealed his short-game methods two decades ago, he has amassed a cultlike following of more than seventy PGA and LPGA Tour disciples and has been dubbed the “short-game guru to the pros” (GOLF Magazine). Using his system, sev­eral of Sieckmann’s students have become some of the best short-game players of the modern era. A two-time winner on the PGA Tour jumped 117 spots in the Sand Save rankings in one season; another client quickly jumped 81 spots in Scrambling percentage. The benefits of a good short game are undisputed. Unfortunately, players at all levels fail to develop effective short-game skills because instructors teach the exact opposite of the correct technique. Sieckmann studied the greatest short-game players in recent memory—including Seve Ballesteros, Corey Pavin, and Raymond Floyd—to develop a proven and pragmatic way to learn, practice, and perform with each wedge in every situation. His unique observations, which were later verified by motion capture technology, work equally well for amateurs and pros. In his long-awaited first book, Sieckmann opens up his vault of secrets for all golfers. After breaking down the basics, he presents a session-by-session training and practice guide—the same one he creates for his tour clients—to help the reader develop and sustain correct habits, avoid common flaws, and master essential skills. Next, Sieckmann explains how to optimize a player’s wedge swing for every scenario. An easy-to-learn and easy-to-use system, Your Short Game Solution will be the go-to guide anywhere golf is played.

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Win at All Costs

Win at All Costs Inside Nike Running and Its Culture of Deception by Matt Hart

"After years of rumors and speculation, Matt Hart sets out to peel back the layers of secrecy that protected the most powerful coach in running. What he finds will leave you indignant—and wondering whether anything in the high-stakes world of Olympic sport has truly changed." —Alex Hutchinson, New York Times bestselling author of Endure Game of Shadows meets Shoe Dog in this explosive behind-the-scenes look that reveals for the first time the unsettling details of Nike's secret running program—the Nike Oregon Project. In May 2017, journalist Matt Hart received a USB drive containing a single file—a 4.7-megabyte PDF named “Tic Toc, Tic Toc. . . .” He quickly realized he was in possession of a stolen report prepared a year earlier by the United States Anti-Doping Agency (USADA) for the Texas Medical Board, part of an investigation into legendary running coach Alberto Salazar, a Houston-based endocrinologist named Dr. Jeffrey Brown, and cheating by Nike-sponsored runners, including some of the world’s best athletes. The information Hart received was part of an unfolding story of deception which began when Steve Magness, an assistant to Salazar, broke the omertà—the Mafia-like code of silence about performance-enhancing drugs among those involved—and alerted USADA. He was soon followed by Olympians Adam and Kara Goucher who risked their careers to become whistleblowers on their former Nike running family in Beaverton, Oregon. Combining sports drama and business exposé, Win at All Costs tells the full story of Nike’s running program, uncovering a corporate win-at-all-costs culture.

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Solid Contact

Solid Contact A Top Instructor's Guide to Learning Your Swing DNA and Instantly Striking the B all Better Than Ever by Jim Hardy

One of the world's most sought-after golf instructors and a PGA Teacher of the Year makes it easy to be your own coach, customizing your golf swing for phenomenal accuracy. In his decades as a renowned golf coach and player on the PGA and Champions tours, Jim Hardy has attracted not only a clientele of impressive players, but top teachers from around the globe flock to his clinics as well. At the heart of his approach is a simple philosophy: There is no universally right or wrong way to swing a golf club. In fact, Hardy teaches that every person's golf swing is as unique as a strand of DNA. Of course, this creates a challenge for instructors. Now, in Solid Contact , Hardy distills his remarkable system for readers of all skill levels, teaching them how to self-diagnose their shots and correct their swings and misses on the very next shot. Packed with instructional drawings and anecdotes about lessons that spurred turnarounds for the best instructors and pro golfers in the game, Solid Contact addresses the unique aspects of each golfer's swing. Hardy's plus/ minus system draws on three actions: the swing, the swing's impact, and ball flight. Working through evidence in each of these three categories, readers can tailor their actions to address weak points for dramatically improved effectiveness. Putting the world's best instructional techniques in the hands of all readers, Solid Contact delivers lasting results in record time.

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Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies by Gary McCord

Improve your golf swing in a day? Easy. Playing golf is fun—but there's a reason why it's known as the most maddening (if not wondrous) game of all. The intricacies of perfecting your golf swing can "tee off" even the most patient golfer, but that's where this handy little guide comes in. Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies is packed with tips on improving grip and posture, the essentials of a good swing, and the mechanics of putting. Plus, you'll get expert advice and tips for correcting problems with your own form and swing. The art of perfecting your golf grip and posture The essentials of refining your swing motion Adjusting your mechanics for various distances and putting Concise coverage of common swing faults and easy fixes Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features Get set to impress your friends with a perfect swing in no time!

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Born to Run

Born to Run by Christopher McDougall

The astonishing national bestseller and hugely entertaining story that completely changed the way we run. An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?   Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.

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Long Range Shooting Handbook

Long Range Shooting Handbook A Beginner's Guide to Precision Rifle Shooting by Ryan Cleckner

25% of this book's proceeds will be donated to two military charities: the Special Operation Warrior Foundation and the Sua Sponte Foundation.   This book is the complete beginner's guide to long range shooting written in simple every-day language so that it's easy to follow. Included are personal tips and best advice from my years of special operations sniper schooling and experience, and as a sniper instructor.If you are an experienced shooter, this guide will be a resource covering the principles and theory of long range shooting.  This is the preliminary book to help you understand fundamental concepts such as MOA vs Mils and external ballistics, that can be like a trusted resource at the range.Learning to shoot long range isn't that difficult. Once you understand the basics, you can start to master your technique and you'll be hitting targets in no time.   The author has a series of online instructional videos known for their ability to take seemingly complex areas of long range shooting and breaking them down so that they're easy to understand. This book was motivated by the feedback from those videos. The handbook is broken down into three main categories: What it is/How it works, Fundamentals, and How to use it. "What it is/How it works" covers equipment, terminology, and basic principles. "Fundamentals" covers the theory of long range shooting. "How to use it" gives you practical advice on how to implement what you've learned so far to make you a long range shooter.

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Sidelines and Bloodlines

Sidelines and Bloodlines A Father, His Sons, and Our Life in College Football by Ryan McGee, Jerry E. McGee, Sam McGee & Rece Davis

For ESPN's Ryan McGee, football is a lifelong passion formed from growing up as the son of Dr. Jerry McGee, a man who wore stripes for decades as one of the most highly-decorated officials in college football history. In Sidelines and Bloodlines, Ryan McGee teams up with his father and brother to share lessons learned between the white lines, featuring a cast of characters that runs from no-name small college athletes and coaches to one-name legends such as Holtz, Paterno, Tebow, and Bo. The McGees provide a rare and often hilarious glimpse inside the lives of college officials, detailing how a love for the game convinces accomplished professionals from all walks of life to voluntarily endure ceaseless insults, public criticism, and the expressed goal of doing one's job on a very public stage in a way that will hopefully NOT draw any attention to how that job is done. From hilarious stories of brawling high school referees and making awkward small talk with George Lucas and Darth Vader at the Rose Bowl to the heart-tugging story of young sons in the stands on a Saturday as a stream profanity-laden insults directed at their father drowns out the marching band, Sidelines and Bloodlines delivers laughs, tears, and a deeper understanding of a life in stripes.

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I Came As a Shadow

I Came As a Shadow An Autobiography by John Thompson

The long-awaited autobiography from Georgetown University’s legendary coach, whose life on and off the basketball court threw America’s unresolved struggle with racial justice into sharp relief. John Thompson was never just a basketball coach and I Came As A Shadow is categorically not just a basketball autobiography. After three decades at the center of race and sports in America, the first Black head coach to win an NCAA championship makes the private public at last. Chockful of stories and moving beyond mere stats (and what stats! three Final Fours, four times national coach of the year, seven Big East championships, 97 percent graduation rate), Thompson’s book drives us through his childhood under Jim Crow segregation to our current moment of racial reckoning. We experience riding shotgun with Celtics icon Red Auerbach, and coaching NBA Hall of Famers like Patrick Ewing and Allen Iverson. How did he inspire the phrase “Hoya Paranoia”? You’ll see. And thawing his historically glacial stare, Thompson brings us into his negotiation with a DC drug kingpin in his players’ orbit in the 1980s, as well as behind the scenes of his years on the Nike board. Thompson’s mother was a teacher who couldn’t teach because she was Black. His father could not read or write, so the only way he could identify different cements at the factory where he worked was to taste them. Their son grew up to be a man with his own life-sized statue in a building that bears his family’s name on a campus once kept afloat by the selling of 272 enslaved people. This is a great American story, and John Thompson’s experience sheds light on many of the issues roiling our nation. In these pages—a last gift from “Coach”—he proves himself to be the elder statesman whose final words college basketball and the country need to hear. I Came As A Shadow is not a swan song, but a bullhorn blast from one of America’s most prominent sons. Huddle up.

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2020 NFHS Softball Rules Book

2020 NFHS Softball Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for softball and are designed to explain all aspects of the sport.

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Your Putting Solution

Your Putting Solution A Tour-Proven Approach to Mastering the Greens by James Sieckmann & David DeNunzio

The author of Your Short Game Solution presents his Tour-proven putting-improvement system that can work with any stroke.   In a follow-up to the industry-acclaimed Your Short Game Solution (2015), James Sieckmann presents a no-nonsense plan to making more putts. Most putting manuals focus on hard-set mechanics that even the top putters on Tour fail to achieve. According to Sieckmann, you can score even if your mechanics are flawed as long as you master four essential skills: 1) choosing the correct line; 2) starting your ball on that line; 3) matching the line with appropriate speed; and 4) believing completely in yourself and in your training. Borrowing from the same playbook he uses with his Tour clients, Sieckmann outlines a step-by-step process for perfecting these skills, which automatically boost performance.

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Zen and the Art of Disc Golf

Zen and the Art of Disc Golf by Patrick McCormick

“The one book every disc golfer needs… If you only pick up one book on this list, make it this one… This is one of those books that will end up with highlighter and notes all over it as you read it again and again.” – Mind Body Disc Golf Reading List (MindBodyDisc.com) “It is a cool book to motivate and inspire you, speaking in terms that Disc Golfers can understand. Definitely check this book out.” – Bobby Brown AKA Cool Daddy Slick Breeze (The Disc Golf Answer Man Podcast) “Zen and the Art of Disc Golf is a perfect read anytime of the year to help your disc golf game…It’s safe to say that you’ll take something away from it and in the end, you’ll take steps to being a better disc golfer with the knowledge you’ll gain.” – Zach Parcell (All Things Disc Golf) Disc Golf is more than a game, Patrick D. McCormick carefully argues, it can be a window that shows us how we interact with the world. The way we play is the way we live. This book is about the sport of Disc Golf, but it also is about so much more than throwing a disc at a basket. For the passionate practitioner, Disc Golf becomes a meditation, and practicing not only has the potential to make us better players, but better people as we begin to focus on what we are doing on the course that is working or not working versus what we are doing at home or in the office. "Zen and the Art of Disc Golf" is about becoming the best players we can be and in turn becoming the best possible version of ourselves through cultivation of attitude, focus, determination, and mental strength. It is about mastering the mind, body, and spirit in such a way that we score better and live better. Inside this book you will learn:  -What Disc Golf can teach us about life and success  -The secret formula for success on and off the course.  -How to create the proper attitude and focus to become better Disc Golfers and in turn live better lives.  -How visualization improves our game and our lives.  -Who you need to be playing with on the course.  -How to hit more chains and less trees.  -How to take yourself off autopilot and elevate your scores and your game.  -The 3 sides of Disc Golf and how to balance them. Most importantly, after reading this book you will walk away ready to Ace holes and Ace life. Disc Golf is life. Life is good.

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4th and Goal Every Day

4th and Goal Every Day Alabama's Relentless Pursuit of Perfection by Phil Savage & Ray Glier

With a Preface by Alabama Football Coach Nick Saban and a Foreword by ESPN's College Gameday Host Rece Davis. In 2017, Alabama won its fifth national title during Coach Nick Saban's tenure. This is Saban's sixth national title win as a coach. He' s now tied with Bear Bryant for coach with the most national championships. Phil Savage first worked with Nick Saban when they both joined the Cleveland Browns’ coaching staff in 1991. They were reunited in 2009 when Savage became part of the Crimson Tide Sports Network as the radio color analyst. Since then, Savage has enjoyed an up-close view of the Alabama program’s dedication to recruiting, its commitment to practice, and devotion to fundamentals. Through those years of observation, now comes his 360-degree perspective on Alabama football and Coach Nick Saban’s unique coaching style, a style that has led the Crimson Tide to five Southeastern Conference titles, three consecutive College Football Playoff appearances and five national championships. In his words, Savage details Coach Saban’s year-round preparation, his willingness to adjust and his belief in “complimentary football.” The book offers a close look at their player development and practice habits and gives a glimpse of the Crimson Tide’s approach of playing every single down like it is 4th and goal. With anecdotes from his days growing up in Alabama in the 1970s when the Tide was a consistent national championship contender, through his 20-year career in the National Football League as a coach, scout and general manager, Savage gives a rare look at what makes Coach Nick Saban and his teams so successful. You won’t find another person who can intelligently discuss Alabama football in public better than Phil Savage. Together with Ray Glier, 4th and Goal Every Day chronicles how the Crimson Tide re-emerged as one of the true superpowers in college football.

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The Book of Basketball

The Book of Basketball The NBA According to The Sports Guy by Bill Simmons & Malcolm Gladwell

Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell   Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more* *Including even more footnotes! Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball. Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

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Tenth Legion

Tenth Legion by Tom Kelly

Tenth Legion  has long been considered the greatest - and most hilarious - book on turkey hunting. Yet until now it was only available in a privately published edition. Many people who hunt turkeys do so with an attention to detail, a regard for strategy, tactics, and operations, and a disregard for personal comfort and convenience that ranks second only to war. As for all cultists, it never occurs to them that they may be anachronisms. Supremely unconscious of the rest of the world, blind and deaf to logic and reason, they walk along their different roads in step to the music of their different drums.

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Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court

Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections On and Off the Court by John Wooden

NATIONAL BESTSELLER "I am just a common man who is true to his beliefs."--John Wooden Evoking days gone by when coaches were respected as much for their off-court performances as for their success on the court, Wooden presents the timeless wisdom of legendary basketball coach John Wooden. In honest and telling passages about virtually every aspect of life, Coach shares his personal philosophy on family, achievement, success, and excellence. Raised on a small farm in south-central Indiana, he offers lessons and wisdom learned throughout his career at UCLA, and life as a dedicated husband, father, and teacher. These lessons, along with personal letters from Bill Walton, Denny Crum, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and Bob Costas, among others, have made Wooden: A Lifetime of Observations and Reflections on and off the Court an inspirational classic.

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Season of Life

Season of Life A Football Star, a Boy, a Journey to Manhood by Jeffrey Marx

The bestselling inspirational book in which the author reunites with a childhood football hero, now a minister and coach, and witnesses a revelatory demonstration of the true meaning of manhood— Season of Life is a book that “should be required reading for every high school student in America and every parent as well” (Carl Lewis, Olympic champion). Joe Ehrmann, a former NFL football star and volunteer coach for the Gilman high school football team, teaches his players the keys to successful defense: penetrate, pursue, punish, love. Love? A former captain of the Baltimore Colts and now an ordained minister, Ehrmann is serious about the game of football but even more serious about the purpose of life. Season of Life is his inspirational story as told by Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist Jeffrey Marx, who was a ballboy for the Colts when he first met Ehrmann. Ehrmann now devotes his life to teaching young men a whole new meaning of masculinity. He teaches the boys at Gilman the precepts of his Building Men for Others program: Being a man means emphasizing relationships and having a cause bigger than yourself. It means accepting responsibility and leading courageously. It means that empathy, integrity, and living a life of service to others are more important than points on a scoreboard. Decades after he first met Ehrmann, Jeffrey Marx renewed their friendship and watched his childhood hero putting his principles into action. While chronicling a season with the Gilman Greyhounds, Marx witnessed the most extraordinary sports program he’d ever seen, where players say “I love you” to each other and coaches profess their love for their players. Off the field Marx sat with Ehrmann and absorbed life lessons that led him to reexamine his own unresolved relationship with his father. Season of Life is a book about what it means to be a man of substance and impact. It is a moving story that will resonate with athletes, coaches, parents—anyone struggling to make the right choices in life.

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Pro Cycling on $10 a Day

Pro Cycling on $10 a Day From Fat Kid to Euro Pro by Phil Gaimon

Plump, grumpy, slumped on the couch, and going nowhere fast at age 16, Phil Gaimon began riding a bicycle with the grand ambition of shedding a few pounds before going off to college. He soon fell into racing and discovered he was a natural, riding his way into a pro contract after just one season despite utter ignorance of a century of cycling etiquette. Now, in his book Pro Cycling on $10 a Day , Phil brings the full powers of his wit to tell his story. Presented here as a guide—and a warning—to aspiring racers who dream of joining the professional racing circus, Phil’s adventures in road rash serve as a hilarious and cautionary tale of frustrating team directors and broken promises. Phil’s education in the ways of the peloton, his discouraging negotiations for a better contract, his endless miles crisscrossing America in pursuit of race wins, and his conviction that somewhere just around the corner lies the ticket to the big time fuel this tale of hope and ambition from one of cycling’s best story-tellers. Pro Cycling on $10 a Day  chronicles the racer’s daily lot of blood-soaked bandages, sleazy motels, cheap food, and overflowing toilets. But it also celebrates the true beauty of the sport and the worth of the journey, proving in the end that even among the narrow ranks of world-class professional cycling, there will always be room for a hard-working outsider.

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves

Forty Million Dollar Slaves The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden

NEW YORK TIMES  BESTSELLER • “An explosive and absorbing discussion of race, politics, and the history of American sports.”— Ebony   From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says  New York Times  columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the periphery of true power in the multibillion-dollar industry their talent built. Provocative and controversial, Rhoden’s  $40 Million Slaves  weaves a compelling narrative of black athletes in the United States, from the plantation to their beginnings in nineteenth-century boxing rings to the history-making accomplishments of notable figures such as Jesse Owens, Althea Gibson, and Willie Mays. Rhoden reveals that black athletes’ “evolution” has merely been a journey from literal plantations — where sports were introduced as diversions to quell revolutionary stirrings — to today’s figurative ones, in the form of collegiate and professional sports programs. He details the “conveyor belt” that brings kids from inner cities and small towns to big-time programs, where they’re cut off from their roots and exploited by team owners, sports agents, and the media. He also sets his sights on athletes like Michael Jordan, who he says have abdicated their responsibility to the community with an apathy that borders on treason. The power black athletes have today is as limited as when masters forced their slaves to race and fight. The primary difference is, today’s shackles are invisible. Praise for  Forty Million Dollar Slaves   “A provocative, passionate, important, and disturbing book.” — The New York Times Book Review   “Brilliant . . . a beautifully written, complex, and rich narrative.” — Washington Post Book World   “A powerful call for more black athletes to give back to their communities.” — Los Angeles Times

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The Mindful Athlete - George Mumford Cover Art

The Mindful Athlete

The Mindful Athlete Secrets to Pure Performance by George Mumford

“George helped me understand the art of mindfulness. To be neither distracted or focused, rigid or flexible, passive or aggressive. I learned just to be." —Kobe Bryant Michael Jordan credits George Mumford with transforming his on-court leadership of the Bulls, helping Jordan lead the team to six NBA championships. Mumford also helped Kobe Bryant, Andrew Bynum, and Lamar Odom and countless other NBA players turn around their games. A widely respected public speaker and coach, Mumford is sharing his own story and the strategies that have made these athletes into stars in The Mindful Athlete: The Secret to Pure Performance . His proven, gentle but groundbreaking mindfulness techniques can transform the performance of anyone with a goal, be they an Olympian, weekend warrior, executive, hacker, or artist. When Michael Jordan left the Chicago Bulls to play baseball in 1993, the team was in crisis. Coach Phil Jackson, a long-time mindfulness practitioner, contacted Dr. Kabat-Zinn to find someone who could teach mindfulness techniques to the struggling team—someone who would have credibility and could speak the language of his players. Kabat-Zinn led Jackson to Mumford and their partnership began. Mumford has worked with Jackson and each of the eleven teams he coached to become NBA champions. His roster of champion clients has since blossomed way beyond basketball to include corporate executives, Olympians, and athletes in many different sports. With a charismatic teaching style that combines techniques of engaged mindfulness with lessons from popular culture icons such as Yoda, Indiana Jones, and Bruce Lee, Mumford tells illuminating stories about his larger than life clients. His writing is down-to-earth and easy to understand and apply. The Mindful Athlete is an engrossing story and an invaluable resource for anyone looking to elevate their game, no matter what the pursuit, and includes a foreword by Phil Jackson. "Self-consciousness is when you’re focused on how you’re doing instead of what you’re doing. We have to learn how to push and challenge ourselves, but not in an insensitive way. Honing your performance really comes down to being comfortable with being uncomfortable."—George Mumford

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More Than a Game

More Than a Game by Phil Jackson & Charley Rosen

More than a Game  covers the years  that follow  the one featured in the ESPN documentary series "The Last Dance." After leaving the Bulls at the end of the 1997-1998 season—the year featured in the new ESPN documentary series "The Last Dance"—Phil Jackson had one year off and started to write this book—together with his old friend, fellow player and coach, the basketball novelist Charley Rosen. Then Phil took the LA Lakers coaching job, Rosen followed him there, and by the time they finished writing this book it was 2000 and Phil had won yet another NBA championship, the first of five he would win with his new team.       In  More than a Game , Jackson and Rosen look backward to their origins as players and coaches, forward to the future of the game of basketball, and linger in the moving target of the present—lavishing page after page on the Triangle Offense and all the ways it reveals the essence of the game of basketball they both love so much. This is Jackson in his prime, transitioning from the Bulls to the Lakers, a master of the art of winning, who would go on to claim more NBA championships, eleven, than any other coach in NBA history. As he writes in  More than a Game  of his newest championship team: "We won because our fundamentals were sound, because Shaq was so dominant and Kobe was so creative, but we also won because we developed a certain confidence in our ability to win."

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The Wax Pack

The Wax Pack On the Open Road in Search of Baseball's Afterlife by Brad Balukjian

A Los Angeles Times Bestseller 2020 NPR's Book Concierge Staff Pick Is there life after baseball? Starting from this simple question, The Wax Pack  ends up with something much bigger and unexpected—a meditation on the loss of innocence and the gift of impermanence, for both Brad Balukjian and the former ballplayers he tracked down. To get a truly random sample of players, Balukjian followed this wildly absurd but fun-as-hell premise: he took a single pack of baseball cards from 1986 (the first year he collected cards), opened it, chewed the nearly thirty-year-old gum inside, gagged, and then embarked on a quest to find all the players in the pack. Absurd, maybe, but true. He took this trip solo in the summer of 2015, spanning 11,341 miles through thirty states in forty-eight days. Balukjian actively engaged with his subjects—taking a hitting lesson from Rance Mulliniks, watching kung fu movies with Garry Templeton, and going to the zoo with Don Carman. In the process of finding all the players but one, he discovered an astonishing range of experiences and untold stories in their post-baseball lives, and he realized that we all have more in common with ballplayers than we think. While crisscrossing the country, Balukjian retraced his own past, reconnecting with lost loves and coming to terms with his lifelong battle with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Alternately elegiac and uplifting, The Wax Pack is part baseball nostalgia, part road trip travelogue, and all heart, a reminder that greatness is not found in the stats on the backs of baseball cards but in the personal stories of the men on the front of them.                 

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Own Your Game

Own Your Game How to Use Your Mind to Play Winning Golf by Dave Stockton & Matthew Rudy

“The Pro Tour’s hottest coach” ( Golf Digest ) distills the lessons of a private strategy session into an indispensable “soft skills” companion.   Credited with transforming the short games of world-class golfers like Rory McIlroy, Phil Mickelson, Annika Sorenstam, and Yani Tseng, Dave Stockton is one of the most sought-after coaches in golf. Yet Stockton’s natural abilities are more like the average player’s than those of most tour superstars. Not particularly long off the tee and average in terms of ballstriking, Stockton has won multiple major championships through a willingness to set his ego aside and analyze his game objectively—precisely what make him so effective as an instructor. The hallmark of Stockton’s coaching is the idea that “trying doesn’t work.” He shows students how to get out of their own way and let their subconscious take over.   In Own Your Game , Stockton recreates the experience of riding eighteen holes with him at one of his highly sought-after corporate outings. He explains how any player can learn to use his or her mind effectively—both in the microcosm of the shot at hand and in plotting a way through a round. Amateur golfers are tired of trying to imitate the swings of the pros—to mostly disastrous results. Stockton gives players the tools and the freedom to play better with the swing they currently have. Portable, conversational, practical—and complete with a mini-guide to playing business golf with colleagues and clients— Own Your Game shows how players at all levels can master the all-important mental game.

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The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities

The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities by Boat Ed

The Handbook of South Carolina Boating Laws and Responsibilities is the official boating handbook developed for the South Carolina Department of Natural Resources. The Handbook introduces you to South Carolina laws governing boating and provides general information about safe vessel operation. Boater education prevents accidents and saves lives. Whether or not your state requires it, all boaters have a responsibility to learn about boat operation, communications, navigation, and life-saving techniques before taking to the water. To take the official South Carolina Boater Safety Education Course, visit www.boat-ed.com/southcarolina.

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Big Book of Bass

Big Book of Bass Strategies for Catching Largemouth and Smallmouth by Steve Hauge

The bible of bass fishing Ounce for ounce, no North American gamefish offers more excitement for anglers than bass. Any angler who has landed a feisty, ferocious two-pounder after 30 minutes of play remains hooked for life. No wonder 19.5 million anglers regularly fish for bass in the U.S, Canada, and central America. Bass fishing is now so popular that bass-catching tournaments have become a leading spectator sport across the continent, with top bass fishermen rivaling NASCAR drivers in the loyalty of their followers. With this impressive collection of up-to-date information, novice as well as experienced anglers will learn everything they need to know to catch both largemouth and smallmouth bass. Readers will find in-depth coverage of bass biology and behavior, with clear, concise text and more than 1,000 step-by-step photos. And the book shows the very latest innovations in lures and tackle suitable for catching trophy bass. Sections include: • Information on bass biology & habitat tips • Complete presentation of equipment—rods, reels, lines, boats • Techniques for soft plastics, jigging, plugs, spinnerbaits

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Mistake-Free Golf

Mistake-Free Golf First Aid for Your Golfing Brain by Robert K. Winters, PhD

Mistake-Free Golf is the first and only book that directly applies to golfers of all levels on how to specifically correct their mental errors. By identifying the mental mistakes that golfers make on a consistent basis and then teaching the reader step-by-step how to correct these mental issues, Dr. Winters will help take strokes off any golfer's game immediately. By using interviews with over 50 established golf stars such as Nick Price, Michelle Wie, Charles Howell III, Raymond Floyd, Greg Norman, Suzann Pettersen, and 2013 U.S. Open champion, Justin Rose, and others, Dr. Winters helps golfers understand that players of all levels make the same mental mistakes and shows how to learn from these mental infractions and turn their shortcomings into new-found confidence. Easy to read with entertaining stories, anecdotes, and specific intervention strategies designed to make an immediate impact on the reader, Mistake-Free Golf can be read cover-to-cover or can be read by going to the chapter that is specifically handicapping the frustrated golfer. Mistake-Free Golf can be used as a reference book for the mentally frustrated golfer. Whether tossed in a golf bag and used as an emergency read or enjoyed as an insightful look into the mind of a golfer, this is truly first aid for the golfing brain!

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Your Best Triathlon

Your Best Triathlon Advanced Training for Serious Triathletes by Joe Friel

Your Best Triathlon is a master plan that will guide experienced triathletes through every week of their season. For each phase of training, Joe lays out the path to success, outlining clear objectives and the guidelines to meet them. Joe Friel’s highly refined training plans for sprint, Olympic, half-Ironman®, and Ironman® race distances will help serious triathletes deliver a breakout performance, even those with countless races under their belt. Joe offers a tool kit of proven workouts that will isolate and develop specific abilities. Within each workout and plan, he offers easy modifications to better manage personal limiters and improve performance. Hundreds of thousands of triathletes have relied on Joe Friel and his groundbreaking best seller, The Triathlete’s Training Bible , to develop their own self-coached training programs. Now Joe Friel, the most experienced coach in triathlon, reveals his formula for advanced training and coaches triathletes to their best race ever.

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Rudow's e-Guide to Chesapeake and Delmarva Striper Fishing - Lenny Rudow Cover Art

Rudow's e-Guide to Chesapeake and Delmarva Striper Fishing

Rudow's e-Guide to Chesapeake and Delmarva Striper Fishing by Lenny Rudow

This book is a collection of how-to/where-to striped bass fishing articles by noted fisherman/outdoors writer Lenny Rudow. In it, he covers detailed tackle, tactics, and locations for targeting rockfish while angling in the waters of the Chesapeake Bay, and off the Delmarva coast. Chumming, trolling,light-tackle casting, night fishing, eeling, jigging, and more are all explained.The book includes 16 distinct chapters which address specific tactics and places striper anglers will be interested in. Chapter one covers how to fish tributaries and the shallows, when strong winds make accessing the Chesapeake or larger waters impossible. Chapter two covers how to bottom bounce (a trolling technique). Fishing at warm water discharges such as Calvert Cliffs is covered in chapter three. Next, Rudow addresses tactics for locating larger fish, when lots of throw-backs are around. In chapter five, the do's and dont's of shallow water light tackle casting are covered. Then in chapter six, basic and advanced fall chumming techniques are addressed. Chapter seven focuses on night fishing, and chapter eight, on how to target trophy spring stripers on light tackle. Then in chapter nine, the topic is live-lining for stripers. Chapter ten is a where-to article on Poplar Island. Chapter eleven deals with locating and catching late-fall sea-run trophy fish. And in chapter twelve, Rudow covers how to fish the Chesapeake Bay Bridges, the rockpiles, and the sewer pipe. In thirteen, he addresses the specifics of fishing Thomas Point. In chapter fourteen, the topic is how to eel for stripers. Fifteen covers both the basics and advanced tactics for spring chumming, and finally, in chapter sixteen we learn low-light tactics that will help anglers fill their fishboxes.Anglers up and down the coast have been reading Lenny Rudow's how-to/where-to fishing articles for decades. This e-guide is the first in a series meant to collect his writings into a species-specific work which will allow anglers and fishermen to get the exact knowledge they need to catch more fish. The information is detailed, and specific."I don't believe in writing about generalities," Rudow says. "You can find a million articles and books that are a little helpfull, but it's hard to fish fishing books which really do give away the "secret" tips and tricks that make the difference between catching a fish or two, and having a full fishbox. Rudow's e-Guide to Chesapeake and Delmarva Striper Fishing will include that information. You have my word on it," he said.

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Bird Dream - Matt Higgins Cover Art

Bird Dream

Bird Dream Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight by Matt Higgins

PEN / ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing (2015 LONGLIST) “[P]erversely entertaining... In a truly intoxicating read that was hard to put down, Matt Higgins has managed to make real a world about as far removed from daily life as it gets.”  -- Daily Beast "Matt Higgins cracks open this astonishingly dangerous sport and captures the spectacular adrenaline surges it delivers." -- The Wall Street Journal "[R]iveting... a must-read. A highflying, electrifying story." -- Kirkus  (STARRED) A heart-stopping narrative of risk and courage,  Bird Dream  tells the story of the remarkable men and women who pioneered the latest advances in aerial exploration—from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying—and made history with their daring. By the end of the twentieth century BASE jumping was the most dangerous of all the extreme sports, with thrill-seeking jumpers parachuting from bridges, mountains, radio towers, and even skyscrapers. Despite numerous fatalities and legal skirmishes, BASE jumpers like Jeb Corliss of California thought they had discovered the ultimate rush. But all this changed for Corliss in 1999, when, high in the mountains of northern Italy, he and other jumpers watched in wonder as a stranger—wearing a cunning new jumpsuit featuring “wings” between the arms and legs—leaped from a ledge and then actually flew from the vertiginous cliffs. Drawing on intimate access to Corliss and other top pilots from around the globe, Bird Dream  tracks the evolution of the wingsuit movement through the larger than life characters who, in an age of viral video, forced the sport onto the world stage. Their exploits—which entranced millions of fans along the way—defied imagination. They were flying; not like the Wright brothers, but the way we do in our dreams. Some dared to dream of going further yet, to a day when a wingsuit pilot might fly, and land, all without a parachute. A growing number of wingsuit pilots began plotting ways in which a human being might leap from the sky and land. A half dozen groups around the world were dedicated to this quest for a “wingsuit landing,” conjuring the pursuit of nations that once inspired the race to first summit Everest. Given his fame as a stuntman, the brash, publicity-hungry Corliss remained the popular favorite to claim the first landing. Yet  Bird Dream  also tracks the path of another man, Gary Connery—a forty-two-year-old Englishman—who was quietly plotting to beat Corliss at his own game. Accompanied by an international cast of wingsuit devotees—including a Finnish magician, a parachute tester from Brazil, an Australian computer programmer, a gruff hang-gliding champion-turned-aeronautical engineer, a French skydiving champion, and a South African costume designer—Corliss and Connery raced to leap into the unknown, a contest that would lead to triumph for one and nearly cost the other his life. Based on five years of firsthand reporting and original interviews,  Bird Dream  is the work of journalist Matt Higgins, who traveled the world alongside these extraordinary men and women as they jumped and flew in Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Americas. Offering a behind-the-scenes take on some of the most spectacular and disastrous events of the wingsuit movement, Higgins’s  Bird Dream  is a riveting, adrenaline-fueled adventure at the very edge of human experience.

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Developing High Performance Tennis Players - Edgar Giffenig Cover Art

Developing High Performance Tennis Players

Developing High Performance Tennis Players A Guide for Coaches, Players, Parents and Anyone Who Wants to Know What It Takes to Be the Best by Edgar Giffenig

This ebook (incl. 13 video-sequences with training tips and Authors' comments) is an attempt to answer the questions that I have pondered most of my life: What does it take to be a great tennis player and what is the most effective way to train.    It is a summary of 40 years in competitive tennis as a high performance player and coach of elite athletes. Within its pages you will find a player development system that guides coaches, players and parents through the intricacies of high performance tennis training.    It provides an in-depth analysis and explanation of every important aspect of the game and presents a clear and complete roadmap for anyone interested in truly understanding what it takes to excel in this marvelous sport.   The Author:   Edgar Giffenig was a highly ranked junior in Mexico and played for the University of Texas where he completed an undergraduate degree in business and a graduate degree in exercise physiology.   Starting as assistant coach at his alma mater, Edgar has been coaching high performance players for the last 25 years. He was a national coach for the USA, Germany and Mexico as well as a partner in two major tennis academies: Centro Mextenis in Mexico and International Tennis Academy in the USA.   He has been a speaker at many national and international coaches conventions (ITF, PTR, ITA, USTA, DTB, FMT) and is a partner in TennisGate, a company specializing in player development media.   Edgar currently lives in Connecticut, USA, where he teaches and coaches at The Salisbury School.

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Ben Hogan's Short Game Simplified - Ted Hunt Cover Art

Ben Hogan's Short Game Simplified

Ben Hogan's Short Game Simplified The Secret to Hogan's Game from 120 Yards and In by Ted Hunt

In the follow-up to his successful Ben Hogan’s Magical Device , author Ted Hunt takes things a step further, focusing his attention on the elements of Hogan’s picture-perfect swing specific to shots attempted within 100 yards of the flagstick. Ben Hogan’s Short Game Simplified begins with an overview of Hogan’s magical device for the uninitiated and segues into a detailed, step-by-step breakdown of Hogan’s swing from the takeaway to the follow-through, with each step garnering its own dedicated chapter complete with illustrations, photos, and drills. Chapters focus on chip shots; flop shots; bunker shots; putts; spinning, drawing, and fading the ball; Hogan’s fundamentals; additional drills and exercises; and a special chapter of Hogan stories.

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Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects

Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects Simple Instructions for Survival Bracelets and Other DIY Projects by Pepperell Braiding Company & Joel Hooks

If you love the outdoors, you’ll love parachute cord! Strong, lightweight, and durable, it’s the most versatile material ever developed for making outdoor gear and accessories. This book shows you how easy it is to use colorful paracord to create attractive and useful survival bracelets, lanyards, straps, and more. Paracord Outdoor Gear Projects takes you step by step through all the knots and wraps you need to know. Get practical advice on tools and materials, and learn the right way to melt and fuse the cut ends of your cord. Whether you’re camping in the wilderness, working outside, or just walking the dog, you’re sure to find the ideal DIY project here.

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Mentally Strong

Mentally Strong 7 Steps to Becoming the Best Version of Yourself by Freddy Sandoval

We all tend to live our life trapped inside our own minds, accepting that we are unhappy, but not looking to improve the situation. "Mentally Strong" will give you the kick you need to decide to crush your mental blocks and transform your way of thinking. The book provides challenging step-by-step strategies that build strong mental habits and open up brand new possibilities.

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Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather Backcountry Forecasting for Hikers, Campers, Climbers, Skiers, Snowboarders by Jeff Renner

* Reading clouds, wind patterns, snow conditions, and other clues, pre-trip and on the mountain * Strategies for safety and survival in adverse weather conditions * Regional mountain weather phenomena to watch for across the U.S. Working as a broadcast meteorologist, author Jeff Renner hears all too frequent reports about weather-related hiking, climbing, and skiing accidents. He'll teach you how to avoid becoming a statistic: all it takes is a little basic weather knowledge, pre-trip planning, and vigilance on the mountain. Renner discusses the best information sources to guide you, clues to watch for in the field, and how to analyze it all, with particular emphasis on potential threats due to thunderstorms, mountain winds, snow, and avalanche hazards. If you do get caught under stormy skies, he'll tell you how to limit your exposure. The book is filled with tip lists and concrete examples. Renner also includes chapters on weather patterns region by region across the U.S., highlighted by reference maps. The book is in the Mountaineers Outdoor Basics series.

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Running Rewired

Running Rewired Reinvent Your Run for Stability, Strength, and Speed by Jay Dicharry

In Running Rewired , America’s leading endurance sports physical therapist and coach shares a program for runners to become stronger, faster, and more durable. Jay Dicharry distills cutting-edge biomechanical research into 15 workouts any runner can slot into their training program to begin seeing real results in about 6 weeks. For better or worse, your body drives your running form. Running Rewired will show you how to shed old injuries, mobility problems, weaknesses and imbalances and rewire your body-brain movement patterns. You’ll rebuild your movement and transform your running within one season. Through his work with athletes at REP Lab and top university sports performance clinics, Dicharry has found that strength training alone is inadequate for runners. To develop the four essential movement skills required for faster, safer running, runners must practice better movement as they build strength. In Running Rewired , you’ll use • 11 self-tests for joint mobility, posture stability, rotation, and alignment • 83 exercises to fix blocks, move with precision, build strength, and improve power • 15 rewire workouts to amplify any training plan from 5K to ultramarathon Dicharry’s Running Rewired combines the best of real-world coaching and a physical therapy approach to strength and mobility for better running. You’ll find your personal best running form and become a faster, more durable runner.

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The Endless Knot

The Endless Knot K2 Mountain of Dreams and Destiny by Kurt Diemberger

'A monumental book … I defy anyone to read it and remain unmoved.' Stephen Venables, Alpine Journal Acclaimed as one of the most powerful accounts of mountain adventure and tragedy ever written, The Endless Knot is a harrowing account of the 1986 K2 disaster. A rare first-hand account from a survivor at the very epicentre of the drama, The Endless Knot describes the disaster in frank detail. Kurt Diemberger's account of the final days of success, accident, storm and escape during which five climbers died, including his partner Julie Tullis and the great British mountaineer Al Rouse, is lacerating in its sense of tragedy, loss and dogged survival. Only Diemberger and Willi Bauer escaped the mountain. K2 had claimed the lives of 13 climbers that summer. Kurt Diemberger is one of only two climbers to have made first ascents of two 8000-metre peaks, Broad Peak and Dhaulagiri. A superb mountaineer, the K2 trauma left him physically and emotionally ravaged, but it also marked him out as an instinctive and tenacious survivor. After a long period of recovery Diemberger published The Endless Knot and resumed life as a mountaineer, filmmaker and international lecturer.

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Belichick and Brady

Belichick and Brady Two Men, the Patriots, and How They Revolutionized Football by Michael Holley

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley takes readers behind the scenes of the relationship that transformed the Patriots from a middling franchise to the envy of the NFL. No head coach-quarterback pair has been more successful in NFL history than Bill Belichick and Tom Brady of the New England Patriots. They have won four Super Bowls, six AFC championships, and thirteen division titles. And now Holley takes us inside their relationship, dissecting how these men and their team came to dominate football. Belichick, a genius as a defensive coordinator, had been a five-year flop as head coach of the Cleveland Browns. Upon his controversial arrival in Foxboro, though, he quickly began to remake the team at every level--scouts, coaches, and players. His bold, calculated approach had fans up in arms, sportswriters questioning his intelligence, and players wondering how long they would last on the team. Meanwhile, buried down in the 2000 NFL draft, the 199th overall pick was a skinny kid from the University of Michigan named Tom Brady who many scouts thought would never succeed at a professional level. The lowest of the four quarterbacks on the team's depth chart, he appeard to be just one of the guys. Like Belichick, though, he lived for football, and he knew the playbook as well as Drew Bledsoe, the franchise quarterback. And when Bledsoe was injured in 2001, Brady took the job and vowed to never give it back. The handsome Brady became a star, wearing hand-tailored suits, appearing in movies and on magazine covers, and marrying a supermodel. Belichick, with his trademark cut-off hoodies, was the opposite of a fashion plate. Together, the odd couple somehow rose above controversies and tragedies. Draft picks were lost, suspensions given, lawsuits filed. As their legends have grown, so have their critics, with some of those critics operating from NFL headquarters. Despite that, with Belichick's deft and brilliant strategy in the draft year in year out and Brady's exacting decision-making on the field, the Patriots cultivated an atmosphere of success and won a stunning 75 percent of their games together. Respected and reviled, Belichick and Brady have set the bar high for excellence in a league designed for parity. They have rarely been understood. Until now. Based on dozens of interviews with former and current players, coaches, and executives, Belichick and Brady is an eye-opening look at the minds, motives, and wild ambitions of two men who have left an indelible mark on the game of football.

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Tough Guy

Tough Guy My Life on the Edge by Bob Probert

Documenting his notorious career with the Detroit Red Wings and the Chicago Blackhawks, Bob Probert details in this autobiography how he racked up points, penalty minutes, and bar bills, establishing himself as one of the most feared enforcers in the history of the NHL. As Probert played as hard off the ice as on, he went through rehab 10 times, was suspended twice, was jailed for carrying cocaine across the border, and survived a near fatal motorcycle crash all during his professional career, and he wanted to tell his story in his own words to set the record straight. When he died unexpectedly of a heart attack at the age of 45 on July 5, 2010, he was hard at work on his memoir—a gripping journey through the life of Bob Probert, with jaw-dropping stories of his on-ice battles and his reckless encounters with drugs, alcohol, police, customs officials, courts, and the NHL, told in his own voice and with his rich sense of humor.

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Bowling eXecution

Bowling eXecution by John Jowdy

The sport's definitive work, from the game's master instructor. In Bowling Execution , legend and PBA Hall of Fame coach John Jowdy shares his expertise on every aspect of the sport, from developing skills to refining techniques for improved consistency. Bowling Execution will show you how to -improve each phase of your shot, from stance to follow-through; -increase the accuracy of your hook; -incorporate the free armswing for smoother mechanics; -generate more power behind your shot to create greater pin action; -analyze lane conditions and adjust your game accordingly; and -develop strategies for achieving your personal best. Whether your style is power or finesse, Bowling Execution will raise your game and your scores. It's the bowling resource you will turn to again and again.

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2020-21 NFHS Soccer Rules Book - NFHS Cover Art

2020-21 NFHS Soccer Rules Book

2020-21 NFHS Soccer Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for Soccer, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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Xcel Code of Points

Xcel Code of Points by USA Gymnastics Xcel Program

The Xcel Code of Points is the official rule book for the Xcel Program.  This book is a complete guide for coaches and judges. In addition to all of the rules and regulations the Xcel Code of Points includes illustrations of all allowable skills and examples of routines.  A must-have for anyone involved in the Xcel program.

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Eleven Rings

Eleven Rings The Soul of Success by Phil Jackson & Hugh Delehanty

During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed. This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head. In Eleven Rings , Jackson candidly describes how he: • Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s • Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title • Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync • Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves • Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

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Legacy

Legacy by James Kerr

When the going gets tough, the tough start changing. Difficult times call for different solutions. In his global bestseller, Legacy , James Kerr goes deep into the heart of the world's most successful team, the New Zealand All Blacks, to help understand what it takes to bounce back from adversity and still reach the top. It is a book about leading a team or an organisation - but, more importantly, about leading a life. The kind of life that you want to lead. In today's volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous environment, personal leadership has never been more relevant and Legacy goes to the heart of how great leaders - and we are all leaders - 'reboot' and reframe their future. It is a truly life-defining read that addresses the big questions - values, vision, mindset and purpose - that, when answered, build the foundation for resilience, excellence and sustained success. This book will change your life. Champions do extra. They sweep the sheds, follow the spearhead, and keep a blue head. They are good ancestors and plant trees they'll never see.

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Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence

Mind Gym : An Athlete's Guide to Inner Excellence by Gary Mack & David Casstevens

Drawing on his work with some of the top teams in professional sports, noted sport psychology consultant Gary Mack shares with you the same techniques and exercises he uses to help elite athletes build mental "muscle." These 40 accessible lessons and inspirational anecdotes will help you gain the "head edge" over the competition.

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Classic Krakauer

Classic Krakauer "Mark Foo's Last Ride," "After the Fall," and Other Essays from the Vault by Jon Krakauer

The gripping articles in Classic Krakauer , originally published in periodicals such as The New Yorker , Outside , and Smithsonian , display the singular investigative reporting that made Jon Krakauer famous—and show why he is considered a standard-bearer of modern journalism. Spanning an extraordinary range of subjects and locations, these articles take us from a horrifying avalanche on Mt. Everest to a volcano poised to obliterate a big chunk of greater Seattle at any moment; from a wilderness teen-therapy program run by apparent sadists to an otherwordly cave in New Mexico, studied by NASA to better understand Mars; from the notebook of one Fred Beckey, who catalogued the greatest unclimbed mountaineering routes on the planet, to the last days of legendary surfer Mark Foo. Rigorously researched and vividly written, marked by an unerring instinct for storytelling and scoop, the pieces in Classic Krakauer are unified by the author’s ambivalent love affair with unruly landscapes and his relentless search for truth.

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The Match

The Match The Day the Game of Golf Changed Forever by Mark Frost

In 1956, a casual bet between two millionaires eventually pitted two of the greatest golfers of the era -- Byron Nelson and Ben Hogan -- against top amateurs Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi. The year: 1956. Decades have passed since Eddie Lowery came to fame as the ten-year-old caddie to U.S. Open Champion Francis Ouimet. Now a wealthy car dealer and avid supporter of amateur golf, Lowery has just made a bet with fellow millionaire George Coleman. Lowery claims that two of his employees, amateur golfers Harvie Ward and Ken Venturi, cannot be beaten in a best-ball match, and challenges Coleman to bring any two golfers of his choice to the course at 10 a.m. the next day to settle the issue. Coleman accepts the challenge and shows up with his own power team: Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson, the game's greatest living professionals, with fourteen major championships between them. In Mark Frost's peerless hands, complete with the recollections of all the participants, the story of this immortal foursome and the game they played that day-legendarily known in golf circles as the greatest private match ever played-comes to life with powerful, emotional impact and edge-of-your-seat suspense.

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Glute Lab

Glute Lab The Art and Science of Strength and Physique Training by Bret Contreras

Improve your physique, build lean muscle, increase strength -- "Glute Lab" is the all-in-one glute training system that will teach you how to do all this and more. The gluteus maximus is the largest and most versatile muscle in the human body. In addition to being aesthetically appealing and controlling a wide range of functional movements, big, strong glutes set you up to lift heavier, jump higher, sprint faster, and swing harder and can even play a role in preventing knee, hip, and lower back pain and injuries. Your glutes influence every aspect of your physical life: from the way you look and how you feel to your ability to run, jump, cut, lift, and twist. Yet few understand how to properly build and develop this all-important muscle.   Enter "Glute Lab." In this book, Bret "The Glute Guy" Contreras -- PhD, personal trainer, and bestselling author -- lays out a glute training system that will help you reach your strength, performance, and physique goals. Through descriptive narrative, step-by-step images and illustrations, and easy-to-follow training programs, the Glute Guy distills the science and art of glute training into one comprehensive manual. Whether you're a bodybuilder, physique competitor, athlete, powerlifter, CrossFitter, personal trainer, physical therapist, or simply someone who wants to improve your physique, this book contains everything you need to know about building bigger, stronger, leaner, higher-performing glutes. In this book, you will learn:   - The fundamentals of optimal glute training - How to perform the most effective glute-building exercises - How to select exercises based on your goals and body type - Variations for the hip thrust, deadlift, and squat exercises - The science behind how muscle develops and grows - The anatomy and function of the glutes - How to design a customized glute-training program - Techniques and programs for sculpting rounder, stronger glutes - The importance of glute training for aesthetics, health, strength, and performance - How glute training can prevent knee, hip, and low back injuries and pain - Strategies for targeting different areas of the glutes and lower body - More than 30 glute burnout circuits and workouts.

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Eat and Run

Eat and Run My Unlikely Journey to Ultramarathon Greatness by Scott Jurek

“In pursuing the mental side of endurance, Jurek uncovers the most important secrets any runner can learn.”—Amby Burfoot, author of The Runner’s Guide to the Meaning of Life For nearly two decades, Scott Jurek has been a dominant force—and darling—in the grueling and growing sport of ultrarunning. Until recently he held the American 24-hour record and he was one of the elite runners profiled in the runaway bestseller Born to Run . In Eat and Run , Jurek opens up about his life and career as a champion athlete with a plant-based diet and inspires runners at every level. From his Midwestern childhood hunting, fishing, and cooking for his meat-and-potatoes family to his slow transition to ultrarunning and veganism, Scott’s story shows the power of an iron will and blows apart the stereotypes of what athletes should eat to fuel optimal performance. Full of stories of competition as well as science and practical advice—including his own recipes— Eat and Run will motivate readers and expand their food horizons. “Jurek’s story and ideas should easily manage to speak to and cheer on anyone seeking to live life as fully as possible.”— Denver Post “A shockingly honest, revealing, and inspiring memoir.”— Trail Runner

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Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition

Chapman Piloting & Seamanship 68th Edition by Jonathan Eaton

The leading authoritative boating reference for close to a century. Includes up-to-date information on boating laws, regulations and safety tips, as well as complete discussions of weather, tide, currents, and navigation--addresses every issue that a boater faces.

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Golf is Not a Game of Perfect

Golf is Not a Game of Perfect by Bob Rotella

Filled with insightful stories about golf, Dr. Bob Rotella’s delightful book will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player. Dr. Bob Rotella is one of the hottest performance consultants in America today. Among his many professional clients are Nick Price (last year's Player of the Year), Tom Kite, Davis Love III, Pat Bradley, Brad Faxon, John Daly, and many others. Rotella, or “Doc,” as most players refer to him, goes beyond just the usual mental aspects of the game and the reliance on specific techniques. What Rotella does here in this extraordinary book, and with his clients, is to create an attitude and a mindset about all aspects of a golfer's game, from mental preparation to competition. The most wonderful aspect of it all is that it is done in a conversational fashion, in a dynamic blend of anecdote and lesson. And, as some of the world's greatest golfers will attest, the results are spectacular. Golfers will improve their golf game and have more fun playing. Some of Rotella's maxims include: -On the first tee, a golfer must expect only two things of himself: to have fun, and to focus his mind properly on every shot. -Golfers must learn to love 'the challenge when they hit a ball into the rough, trees, or sand. The alternatives—anger, fear, whining, and cheating—do no good. -Confidence is crucial to good golf. Confidence is simply the aggregate of the thoughts you have about yourself. -It is more important to be decisive than to be correct when preparing to play any golf shot or putt. Filled with delightful and insightful stories about golf and the golfers Rotella works with, Golf Is Not a Game of Perfect will improve the game of even the most casual weekend player.

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Harvey Penick's Little Red Book

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf by Harvey Penick

The twentieth anniversary edition of this classic work—the bestselling golf instruction book of all time and hailed as “the golfer's equivalent of The Elements of Style ” ( The New York Times )—includes a new introduction by a prominent golfer, twenty new illustrations, and never-before-published materials from the Penick family archives. The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hypertechnical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.”

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The Champion's Mind

The Champion's Mind How Great Athletes Think, Train, and Thrive by Jim Afremow

Even among the most elite performers, certain athletes stand out as a cut above the rest, able to outperform in clutch, game-deciding moments. These athletes prove that raw athletic ability doesn't necessarily translate to a superior on-field experience—its the mental game that matters most. Sports participation—from the recreational to the collegiate Division I level—is at an all-time high. While the caliber of their games may differ, athletes at every level have one thing in common: the desire to excel. In  The Champion's Mind , sports psychologist Jim Afremow, PhD, offers the same advice he uses with Olympians, Heisman Trophy winners, and professional athletes, including: • How to get in a "zone," thrive on a team, and stay humble • How to progress within a sport and sustain long-term excellence • Customizable pre-performance routines to hit full power when the gun goes off or the puck is dropped With hundreds of useful tips, breakthrough science, and cutting-edge workouts from the world's top trainers,  The Champion's Mind  will help you shape your body to ensure a longer, healthier, happier lifetime.

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Outdoor Life: The Ultimate Survival Manual

Outdoor Life: The Ultimate Survival Manual 333 Skills that Will Get You Out Alive by Rich Jonson

Your Indispensable Go-To Guide for Surviving Anything Get Ready, Get Set, Survive! You’re lost in the woods without food or water. Confronted by an armed assailant in the dead of night. Forced to outrun a deadly tornado. Don’t worry—The Ultimate Survival Manual has you covered. OUT IN THE WILD From navigating with a compass to fending off a mountain lion, learn to prevail in the forests, deserts, and open oceans like an expert outdoorsman. DURING A DISASTER Whether it’s a towering tsunami or a blazing wildfire, bad things happen every day. Know what to do when the going gets tough. IN AN URBAN CRISIS Arm yourself with the latest self-defense moves, weapons tips, and home-protection tactics, plus crucial strategies for handling bad guys and bad situations at home and abroad.

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2020-21 NFHS Wrestling Rules Book

2020-21 NFHS Wrestling Rules Book by NFHS

Contains the official rules for wrestling, and are designed to explain all aspects of the activity.

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The Book of Five Rings

The Book of Five Rings by Miyamoto Musashi

Along with Sun Tzu's The Art of War, The Book of Five Rings is considered to be one of the most insightful texts on the subtle arts of confrontation and victory to emerge from Asia. Composed in 1643 by the famed duelist and undefeated samurai Miyamoto Musashi, The Book of Five Rings analyzes the process of struggle and mastery over conflict that underlies every level of human interaction. For Musashi, the way of the martial arts was a mastery of the mind rather than simply technical prowess—and it is this path to mastery that is the core teaching in The Book of Five Rings. This brilliant manifesto is written not only for martial artists but for anyone who wants to apply the timeless principles of this text to their life.

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Women's Artistic Gymnastics Junior Olympic Code of Points (2018-2022)

Women's Artistic Gymnastics Junior Olympic Code of Points (2018-2022) USA Gymnastics Women's JO Program by USA Gymnastics

The official “rule book” for 2018–2022 for the Junior Olympic Optional Levels 6 through 10. Includes a listing of all skills, complete with their value plus illustrations of each skill. A”must have” for all Junior Olympic Optional coaches and judges.  In an easy to navigate format, the digital Code of Points makes finding rules, regulations and points convenient.

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Tales from Q School

Tales from Q School Inside Golf's Fifth Major by John Feinstein

It is the tournament that separates champions from mortals. It is the starting point for the careers of future legends and can be the final stop on the down escalator for fading stars. The annual PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament is one of the most grueling competitions in any sport. Every fall, veterans and talented hopefuls sweat through six rounds of hell at Q school, as the tournament is universally known, to get a shot at the PGA Tour, vying for the 30 slots available. The grim reality: If you don't make it through Q school, you're not on the PGA tour. You're out. And those who make it to the sixday finals are the lucky ones: hundreds more players fail to get through the equally grueling first two stages of the event. John Feinstein tells the story of the players who compete for these coveted positions in the 2005 Q school as only he can. With arresting accounts from the players, established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA Tour's brutal all-ornothing competition.

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How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL

How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL Combat Marksmanship Fundamentals by Chris Sajnog

Each year in America, 2 Million criminals break into homes just like yours. Is your aim good enough to guarantee your family’s safety? How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL teaches gun owners and their families the same deadly effective techniques the author used to create the world’s deadliest snipers. The book is designed to give you the most powerful methods in easy-to-follow instructions. When the book temporarily went out of print, new paperback copies were selling for as much as $3495.00! Now you can save over $3,475.03 on this life-saving knowledge, with the security of knowing that it works -- for both Navy SEALs and responsible gun owners like you. A retired US Navy SEAL and bestselling author, Chris Sajnog was hand-selected to develop the entire US Navy SEAL Sniper training program. Now, you can use these world-class techniques to master your weapon and protect your family. How to Shoot Like a Navy SEAL also comes with exclusive access to 12 online instructional video lessons filmed just for this book – no other shooting book offers you this! Watch Chief Sajnog show you his proven methods, and read detailed explanations in this book packed with Navy SEAL training in just 114 easy pages packed with crucial weapons knowledge. Chief Sajnog doesn’t waste time showing you “cool moves” or “fancy footwork.” He gets down to the fundamental skills that separate US Navy SEALs from everyone else, and shows you how to use them in simple, step-by-step instructions. Here’s what you’ll learn: - How to find the right positions for you -- not the cookie-cutter methods that only work for some people -- so you can maximize your aim with as little effort as possible. - Simple training exercises you can do right now, at home, without having to spend 1,000’s of dollars at the shooting range. - How to boost your accuracy by up to 95% -- using the “Navy SEAL focus” technique that you can master in just minutes. - Chris Sajnog’s “SEAL 7”: 7 super-simple steps that will completely change the way you shoot… so you can hit your mark every time. - The SEAL Sniper Trick that you can start using today, allowing you to instantly hit targets at twice the distance. - Why the aiming technique you were taught is completely wrong -- and how you can fix it instantly. - Plus… how to do all of this safely, without risking harm to your family. Protect your loved ones, your country, and yourself, with the firearms techniques developed by the mastermind behind the US Navy SEAL Sniper training program and one of the most respected firearms trainers in the world.

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Twelve Mighty Orphans

Twelve Mighty Orphans The Inspiring True Story of the Mighty Mites Who Ruled Texas Football by Jim Dent

Jim Dent, author of the New York Times bestselling The Junction Boys, returns with his most powerful story of human courage and determination. More than a century ago, a school was constructed in Fort Worth, Texas, for the purpose of housing and educating the orphans of Texas Freemasons. It was a humble project that for years existed quietly on a hillside east of town. Life at the Masonic Home was about to change, though, with the arrival of a lean, bespectacled coach by the name of Rusty Russell. Here was a man who could bring rain in the midst of a drought. Here was a man who, in virtually no time at all, brought the orphans' story into the homes of millions of Americans. In the 1930s and 1940s, there was nothing bigger in Texas high school football than the Masonic Home Mighty Mites—a group of orphans bound together by hardship and death. These youngsters, in spite of being outweighed by at least thirty pounds per man, were the toughest football team around. They began with nothing—not even a football—yet in a few years were playing for the state championship on the highest level of Texas football. This is a winning tribute to a courageous band of underdogs from a time when America desperately needed fresh hope and big dreams. The Mighty Mites remain a notable moment in the long history of American sports. Just as significant is the depth of the inspirational message. This is a profound lesson in fighting back and clinging to faith. The real winners in Texas high school football were not the kids from the biggest schools, or the ones wearing the most expensive uniforms. They were the scrawny kids from a tiny orphanage who wore scarred helmets and faded jerseys that did not match, kids coached by a devoted man who lived on peanuts and drove them around in a smoke-belching old truck. In writing a story of unforgettable characters and great football, Jim Dent has come forward to reclaim his place as one of the top sports authors in America today. A remarkable and inspirational story of an orphanage and the man who created one of the greatest football teams Texas has ever known . . . this is their story—the original Friday Night Lights. "This just might be the best sports book ever written. Jim Dent has crafted a story that will go down as one of the most artistic, one of the most unforgettable, and one of the most inspirational ever. Twelve Mighty Orphans will challenge Hoosiers as the feel-good sports story of our lifetime. Naturally, being from Texas, I am biased. Hooray for the Mighty Mites.'' —Verne Lundquist, CBS Sports "Coach Rusty Russell and the Mighty Mites will steal your heart as they overcome every obstacle imaginable to become a respected football team. Take an orphanage, the Depression, and mix it with Texas high school football, and Jim Dent has authored another winner, this one about the ultimate underdog.'' —Brent Musburger, ABC Sports/ESPN "No state has a roll call of legendary high school football stories like we do in Texas, and, admittedly, some of those stories have been ‘expanded' over the years when it comes to the truth. But let Jim Dent tell you about the Mighty Mites of Masonic Home, the pride of Fort Worth in the dark days of the Depression. Read this book. You will think it's fiction. You will think it's a Hollywood script. But Twelve Mighty Orphans is the truth, and nothing but. It is powerful stuff. Some eighty years later, the Mighty Mites' story remains so sacred, not even a Texan would dare tamper with these facts. And Jim Dent tells it like it was." — Randy Galloway, columnist, Fort-Worth Star Telegram

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The Sports Gene

The Sports Gene Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance by David Epstein

In high school, I wondered whether the Jamaican Americans who made our track team so successful might carry some special speed gene from their tiny island. In college, I ran against Kenyans, and wondered whether endurance genes might have traveled with them from East Africa. At the same time, I began to notice that a training group on my team could consist of five men who run next to one another, stride for stride, day after day, and nonetheless turn out five entirely different runners. How could this be? We all knew a star athlete in high school. The one who made it look so easy. He was the starting quarterback and shortstop; she was the all-state point guard and high-jumper. Naturals . Or were they? The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training? The truth is far messier than a simple dichotomy between nature and nurture. In the decade since the sequencing of the human genome, researchers have slowly begun to uncover how the relationship between biological endowments and a competitor’s training environment affects athleticism. Sports scientists have gradually entered the era of modern genetic research. In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success, Sports Illustrated senior writer David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving this great riddle. He investigates the so-called 10,000-hour rule to uncover whether rigorous and consistent practice from a young age is the only route to athletic excellence. Along the way, Epstein dispels many of our perceptions about why top athletes excel. He shows why some skills that we assume are innate, like the bullet-fast reactions of a baseball or cricket batter, are not, and why other characteristics that we assume are entirely voluntary, like an athlete’s will to train, might in fact have important genetic components. This subject necessarily involves digging deep into sensitive topics like race and gender. Epstein explores controversial questions such as: • Are black athletes genetically predetermined to dominate both sprinting and distance running, and are their abilities influenced by Africa’s geography? • Are there genetic reasons to separate male and female athletes in competition? • Should we test the genes of young children to determine if they are destined for stardom? • Can genetic testing determine who is at risk of injury, brain damage, or even death on the field? Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

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The Matheny Manifesto

The Matheny Manifesto A Young Manager's Old-School Views on Success in Sports and Life by Mike Matheny, Jerry B. Jenkins & Bob Costas

St. Louis Cardinals manager Mike Matheny's New York Times bestselling manifesto about what parents, coaches, and athletes get wrong about sports; what we can do better; and how sports can teach eight keys to success in sports and life.   Mike Matheny was just forty-one, without professional managerial experience and looking for a next step after a successful career as a Major League catcher, when he succeeded the legendary Tony La Russa as manager of the St. Louis Cardinals in 2012. While Matheny has enjoyed immediate success, leading the Cards to the postseason four times in his first four years-a Major League record-people have noticed something else about his life, something not measured in day-to-day results. Instead, it’s based on a frankly worded letter he wrote to the parents of a Little League team he coached, a cry for change that became an Internet sensation and eventually a “manifesto.”   The tough-love philosophy Matheny expressed in the letter contained his throwback beliefs that authority should be respected, discipline and hard work rewarded, spiritual faith cultivated, family made a priority, and humility considered a virtue. In The Matheny Manifesto, he builds on his original letter by first diagnosing the problem at the heart of youth sports-it starts with parents and coaches-and then by offering a hopeful path forward. Along the way, he uses stories from his small-town childhood as well as his career as a player, coach, and manager to explore eight keys to success: leadership, confidence, teamwork, faith, class, character, toughness, and humility.    From “The Coach Is Always Right, Even When He’s Wrong” to “Let Your Catcher Call the Game,” Matheny’s old-school advice might not always be popular or politically correct, but it works. His entertaining and deeply inspirational book will not only resonate with parents, coaches, and athletes, it will also be a powerful reminder, from one of the most successful new managers in the game, of what sports can teach us all about winning on the field and in life.

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The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game - Steven Rinella & John Hafner Cover Art

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game

The Complete Guide to Hunting, Butchering, and Cooking Wild Game Volume 2: Small Game and Fowl by Steven Rinella & John Hafner

A comprehensive small-game hunting guide , perfect for hunters ranging from first-time novices to seasoned experts, with photography by renowned outdoor photographer John Hafner Steven Rinella was raised in a hunting family and has been pursuing wild game his entire life. In this first-ever complete guide to hunting—from hunting wild game to butchering and cooking it—the host of the popular hunting show MeatEater shares his own expertise with us, and imparts strategies and tactics from many of the most experienced hunters in the United States as well.   This invaluable book includes • recommendations on what equipment you will need—and what you can do without—from footwear to cutlery to camping gear to weapons • basic and advanced hunting strategies for all North American small game, including drive techniques, solo and group hunting, ambush hunting, the use of hunting dogs, and techniques for decoying and calling • how to find hunting locations, on both public and private land; how to locate areas that other hunters aren’t using; and how to make competition work in your favor • detailed sections on furred small game, upland birds, and waterfowl, covering the biology and best hunting methods for a total of thirty small game species  • comprehensive information about hunting wild turkeys in both the spring and fall seasons • how to master the arts of wingshooting and rifle marksmanship, and detailed information about shot placement, ammunition selection, and field maintenance of firearms and archery equipment • instructions on how to field dress and butcher your own small game animals for a variety of preparations • techniques and recipes for both indoor and outdoor wild game cooking

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Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead

Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead by Eddie Merrins

Legendary golf instructor, PGA Hall-of-Fame member, and Bel-Air Country Club Professional Emeritus Eddie Merrins shares his knowledge of the game in this Inaugural eBook Edition of his classic book, "Swing The Handle - Not The Clubhead".  Utilize his revolutionary method and time-tested techniques to produce a mechanically perfect golf swing, each and every time you swing - become a better player, simplify your game, and have fun doing it!

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Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts - Bruce Lee & John Little Cover Art

Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts

Bruce Lee Striking Thoughts Bruce Lee's Wisdom for Daily Living by Bruce Lee & John Little

"A teacher is never a giver of truth—he is a guide, a pointer to the truth that each student must find for himself. A good teacher is merely a catalyst."—Bruce Lee Within the pages of Striking Thoughts , you will find the secrets of Bruce Lee's incredible success— as an actor, martial artist, and inspiration to the world. Consisting of eight sections, Striking Thoughts covers 72 topics and 825 aphorisms—from spirituality to personal liberation and from family life to filmmaking—all of which Bruce lived by. His ideas helped energize his life and career and made it possible for him to live a happy and assured life, overcoming challenging obstacles with seeming ease. His ideas also inspired his family, friends, students, and colleagues to achieve success in their own lives and this personal collection will help you in your journey too. Sections include: On First Principles —including life, existence, time, and death On Being Human —including the mind, happiness, fear, and dreams On Matters of Existence —health, love, marriage, raising children, ethics, racism, and adversity On Achievement —work, goals, faith, success, money, and fame On Art and Artists —art, filmmaking, and acting On Personal Liberation —conditioning, Zen Buddhism, meditation, and freedom On the Process of Becoming —self-actualization, self-help, self-expression, and growth On Ultimate (Final) Principles —Yin-yang, totality, Tao, and the truth This Bruce Lee Book is part of the Bruce Lee Library which also features: Bruce Lee: The Celebrated Life of the Golden DragonBruce Lee: The Tao of Gung FuBruce Lee: Artist of LifeBruce Lee: Letters of the DragonBruce Lee: The Art of Expressing the Human BodyBruce Lee: Jeet Kune Do

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Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster - Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, Ray Moss & Editors of Runner's World Maga Cover Art

Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster

Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster Become a Faster, Stronger Runner with the Revolutionary 3-Run-a-Week Training Program by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, Ray Moss & Editors of Runner's World Maga

The Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (known as FIRST) is dedicated to make running more accessible and limit overtraining and burnout while producing faster race times. FIRST is one of the foremost experts in the world on the science of running; its authority is unmatched and the promise of training less and accomplishing more has made the first two editions of Run Less, Run Faster a solid and steady seller. With 50 percent updated content, this new edition of Runner's World Run Less, Run Faster by Bill Pierce, Scott Murr, and Ray Moss continues to promise the same tantalizing results: Readers can get stronger, faster, and better by training less. It will also include more sections for novice runners, broadening the audience appeal, as well as training plans tailored to the new qualifying times for the Boston Marathon. The quality-over-quantity approach optimizes training time and yields better performance—results runners will love no matter what distance they are racing.

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Hikertrash

Hikertrash Life on the Pacific Crest Trail by Erin Miller

Teetering awkwardly on the brink of insanity, unable to handle life in snowy, cold, ultra-conservative North Idaho, Carl and Erin sold their house and set out in search of a new place to call home. Suddenly finding themselves completely free of responsibilities, jobless, and with a little spare cash in the bank, it didn’t take long before their serious search for a new life took some unexpected twists and turns. “What do you think we should do when we return to the States?” Erin asked Carl, as they sat outside a tiny café sipping coffee. It was a question that had been plaguing her for weeks as they budget travelled across South East Asia in an attempt to avoid winter (and reality). “I’ve been thinking about it, and I think we should thru-hike the Pacific Crest Trail.” Was Carl’s totally unexpected reply. Spend months on end traipsing through the wilderness, petting bunnies and chasing rainbows, as they hiked 2,660 miles from Mexico to Canada? How could Erin possibly say no? Life Rule #1: Never, ever, turn down an adventure. Friends wagered they wouldn’t last a week, but before they knew it, days turned into months as they made their way across America at three miles an hour. As Carl and Erin morphed into Bearclaw and Hummingbird, they found that being hikertrash suited them. Though they will both admit the trail was life altering, there were no great epiphanies, no magic answers to all of life’s burning questions, no “ah-ha!” moments when suddenly life made sense. This is not a tale of personal growth. Through blisters and shin splints, jaw-dropping landscapes and craptastically unspectacular forests, searing heat and pouring rain, complete hilarity and utter exhaustion, this is the story of what day-to-day life is really like on one of America’s greatest trails. As told through Hummingbird's journal entries, this is the story of life on the trail - the people you meet, the things you see, and how,mile by mile, you eventually become Hikertrash. Includes: 6 Overview Maps to Follow our Journey 19 Black & White Photos of Sights Along the Trail Leave No Trace Tips Our Gear Lists Our Trail Recipes What Is Hikertrash? Hikertrash: a long distance hiker, shabby and homeless in appearance, rarely bathed and rank in odor, more at home outdoors than in society, with a deep reverence and respect for all things wild.

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