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A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts

A-Rod: The Many Lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts

RETAIL PRICE $26.99 OUR PRICE $21.25 - Through exhaustive reporting and interviews, Sports Illustrated writer Selena Roberts will explore A-Rod’s path to a self-destruction so profound it would rate as one of the most dramatic falls in major league history. Building on her groundbreaking reporting in Sports Illustrated, Selena Roberts delivers the first biography of Alex Rodriguez and explores the full nine innings of his life, not just the one big strike against him--steroids. Roberts chronicles A-Rod as a plunge-in-progress, from his dalliances with strippers to the news that he tested positive for steroids during his 2003 MVP season-a story she broke for Sports Illustrated in February. Roberts goes behind the sensational headlines, probing traumatic events in his childhood to reveal a man torn by his obligation to his family and his insatiable hedonism, while revealing new information about A-Rod’s history of steroid use. At 33, Alex Rodriguez is the highest paid player in the...
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Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne (Hardcover)

Bicycle Diaries by David Byrne (Hardcover)

RETAIL PRICE $25.95 OUR PRICE $20.75 - A renowned musician and visual artist presents an idiosyncratic behind-thehandlebars view of the world's cities Since the early 1980s, David Byrne has been riding a bike as his principal means of transportation in New York City. Two decades ago, he discovered folding bikes and started taking them on tour. Byrne's choice was made out of convenience rather than political motivation, but the more cities he saw from his bicycle, the more he became hooked on this mode of transport and the sense of liberation it provided. Convinced that urban biking opens one's eyes to the inner workings and rhythms of a city's geography and population, Byrne began keeping a journal of his observations and insights. An account of what he sees and whom he meets as he pedals through metropoles from Berlin to Buenos Aires, Istanbul to San Francisco, Manila to New York, Bicycle Diaries also records Byrne's thoughts on world music, urban planning, fashion, architecture,...
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Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal

Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal

RETAIL PRICE $27.99 OUR PRICE $22.99 - After three years in retirement following his record-setting 7th Tour de France win — which he accomplished after successfully battling the testicular cancer that almost killed him — Lance Armstrong announced to the world on September 24, 2008 at the Clinton Global Initiative in New York City, that he would return to professional cycling to help promote a Global Cancer Campaign. Comeback 2.0: Up Close and Personal is Lance Armstrong's first-person photo-journal of his 2009 comeback season with the goal to take the LIVESTRONG message around the world. Heavily illustrated with color photos and text, Lance will take readers on a thrilling ride through his dramatic comeback year. Comeback 2.0 includes an introduction by Lance that frames his decision to return to competitive cycling followed by journal-like entries written through the course of his comeback season beginning with the Tour Down Under, followed by the Tour of California, his spectacular...
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Crossfire by Dick Francis, Felix Francis (H)

Crossfire by Dick Francis, Felix Francis (H)

RETAIL PRICE $26.95 OUR PRICE $ 21.56 - Captain Thomas Forsyth s tour of duty in Afghanistan is cut brutally short when he s badly wounded by a roadside bomb. His world is torn apart by the injury; the army is his life. Six months of leave to recuperate is a daunting prospect but not as bleak as the probability of never rejoining his regiment. Tom returns to his childhood home in Lambourn, where his mother is a racehorse trainer and the First Lady of racing. Never having seen eye-to-eye with her, Tom doesn t expect a hero s welcome but even he s not prepared for the reception that awaits him. When his mother s prize horse finishes a vastly disappointing last in a race he should have won, Tom discovers that the training business is on the edge, and facing a threat far more dangerous than a run of bad form. Tom finds himself on a very different, but just as deadly, battlefield, where again his military skills are tested. . . . Kill or be killed?
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Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero by Tom Clavin Danny Peary

Roger Maris: Baseball's Reluctant Hero by Tom Clavin Danny Peary

RETAIL PRICE $26.99 OUR PRICE $21.99 - Maris remains an enigmatic figure notwithstanding the attention he received in large part for his 1961 home run season. Prolific writers Clavin and Peary reveal a complex and private individual, making plain not only his underappreciated talent in all aspects of the game but his humanity and love for family and friends. There is no greater praise than being a "gamer," and Maris was that and much more. This book's ultimate contribution may be its indictment of irresponsible reporters and image makers who failed to accord a hero his due. Without question an entertaining book for ball fans, but general readers of biography may also enjoy understanding the life of one who achieved greatness despite adversity.
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The Sports Gene by David Epstein (H)

The Sports Gene by David Epstein (H)

RETAIL PRICE $26.95 OUR PRICE $22.56 - 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...


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The Wisdom of Wooden by John Wooden, Steve Jamison (H)

The Wisdom of Wooden by John Wooden, Steve Jamison (H)

RETAIL PRICE $22.00 OUR PRICE $17.60 ----The Wisdom of Wooden: My Century on and off the Court ----- "The Wisdom of Wooden has given me the life that I have . . . Thanks, Coach, for your faith and patience." -- Bill Walton "The Wisdom of Wooden is a lifetime of Coach Wooden's ideas on how to live life without sacrificing your moral principles. His life is a prime example of how this can be done that we can all learn from." -- Kareem Abdul-Jabbar "John Wooden sets an example for all of us by constantly striving to be the best in every aspect of his life. Throughout my life, I have found inspiration and direction in the Bible. Today, I also find inspiration and direction in the words of John Wooden." -- Tom Coughlin, Head Coach, New York Giants Celebrate a century with legendary Coach John Wooden--his life lessons and winning ways. Magnificently illustrated with spectacular full-color photographs, including many from his private never-before-seen collection. "One hundred years-what an...
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The Yankee Years by Joe Torre, Tom Verducci (Hardcover)

The Yankee Years by Joe Torre, Tom Verducci (Hardcover)

LIST PRICE $26.95 OUR PRICE $21.50 - Twelve straight playoff appearances. Six American League pennants. Four World Series titles. This is the definitive story of a dynasty: the Yankee years When Joe Torre took over as manager of the New York Yankees in 1996, the most storied franchise in sports had not won a World Series title in eighteen years. The famously tough and mercurial owner, George Steinbrenner, had fired seventeen managers during that span. Torre’s appointment was greeted with Bronx cheers from the notoriously brutal New York media, who cited his record as the player and manager who had been in the most Major League games without appearing in a World Series Twelve tumultuous and triumphant years later, Torre left the team as the most beloved and successful manager in the game. In an era of multimillionaire free agents, fractured clubhouses, revenue-sharing, and off-the-field scandals, Torre forged a team ethos that united his players and made the Yankees, once again, the...
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