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Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Learn: Bushcraft, Wilderness, Outdoor skills, Prepping, Survival Guide by Josh Xavier 3.9 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

A complete guide for beginners who are looking for a way to kick-start their survival knowledge. Calamities, economic breakdown, and being stuck in the jungle are inevitable. These are situations wherein you have to look forward to as they can certainly happen. It's not a matter of IF it strikes, but more of a WHEN it happens. There are a lot of factors that may cause you to try to live in the jungle or woods, and being inexperienced in this area would mean death as there are dangers lurking in the outdoors, especially for those who aren't informed. This e-Book is written for beginners who have little to no experience in surviving in the outdoors, this covers everything that you have to learn in order to keep yourself alive when the worse comes to shove. Basic Survival Skills Everyone Should Know e-Book has 22 solid tips and guides that are going to make a difference in surviving. It shows you how you can start a fire without the help of a lighter or how you can get purified ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 30 Pages (620 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 14th, 2020

Eight Minutes to Better Golf: How to Improve Your Game by Finding Your Natural Swing by Ji Kim (Skyhorse) 3.7 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Eight Minutes to Better Golf enables golfers to find their best swing quickly using a simple, effective approach—the “Focus Drill" method—that golf instructor Ji Kim has been perfecting over a thirty-year period. As a result, he's earned the nickname “Doctor of Golf" among many of his more than 60,000 students. Kim's methods and philosophy even prompted Kelly Tilghman, a celebrity announcer on the Golf Channel, to coin a phrase to describe them. Thus, the practices became known as the “Circle of Golf." This book covers various facets of this strategy, detailing different approaches to: • Grips • Backswing • Downswing • Driving • The short game • Specialty shots • And more! Over one hundred instructive color photos accompany the text to assist novice and experienced golfers alike!

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 225 Pages (13,800 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 13th, 2020

50 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT BEING A SKI INSTRUCTOR: 50 Travel Tips from a Local by Timo Holmquist (CZYK Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Have you ever wondered what it's like to live, work and play in a winter wonderland? Have you ever wanted to create lasting, memorable experiences for others? Have you ever wanted to ski and make money at the same time? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this book is for you! 50 Things to Know About Being a Ski Instructor, by Timo Holmquist, offers a unique inside guide to mastering the ski instructing profession. Most books on this topic are surprisingly lacking, and will often only endeavor to provide a brief and unsatisfactory overview of ski instructing work and ski culture. Although there's nothing wrong with these industry glimpses, this book rounds out the experience for you, so you have all the tools you need to succeed. In these pages, you'll discover tidbits, facts, and secret keys to success that will allow anyone considering ski instructing to truly unleash their full potential on the slopes. This book will help you with research, training, teaching, ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 78 Pages (487 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 13th, 2020

Mental Toughness For Young Athletes (Parent's Guide): Eight Proven 5-Minute Mindset Exercises For Kids And Teens Who Play Competitive Sports by Troy Horne (Buggily Group Inc.) 5.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Finally! There is A Mental Toughness Book For Young Athletes! Hey Parents, Troy Horne here. Your mental toughness guide! If you are reading this you probably have a young athlete who struggles with in-game confidence and maybe even sports performance anxiety. I am here to help parents understand how to help your young athlete navigate this mental toughness journey. I know where you are and I know how to help you help your young athlete find their mental toughness. I have purchased a lot of books about mental toughness in sports. To be honest, most of the books that we read were not a good fit for young athletes because they were either written for adults or not written for youth athletes in COMPETITIVE sports. There is a difference. Parents! Since there wasn't anything out there for elite athletes I did what every youth sports parent does when they want to help their kid. I took the long journey of ups and downs. I struggled to help my young athlete find his mental toughness. IT ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 74 Pages (2,270 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Aug 13th, 2020

Trout Quintet: Five Stories of Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Fly Fishing by Steve Raymond (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This is a new book from the Pacific Northwest's finest angling writer. There is an abundance of literature on the pleasure and wonder of fly fishing. The themes are familiar and well traveled: ruminations on aging and the passage of time; musings on marriage and balancing the love of friends and families with that of fishing; reflections on the need for companionship versus the quiet beauty and solitude of fly fishing. Now, Steve Raymond takes these well-explored subjects and views them through the lens of fiction. With flowing prose, the five stories in Trout Quintet touch on some of the more salient topics that the flyfisherman faces, from the problem of overfishing to the sometimes nonsensical rules that anglers must contend with. From the story of a dying man who comes back to life as a rainbow trout to the tale of a young boy and his lucky hat, Trout Quintet is a refreshing evocation of the sport that so many women and men love. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade, ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 202 Pages (1,074 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

Elementary Gunsmithing: A Manual of Instruction for Amateurs in the Alteration and Repair of Firearms by Perry Frazer (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (33 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

A beginner's guide to the ins and outs of guncraftsmanship from a professional gunsmith. When it was first published in 1938, Elementary Gunsmithing was one of the few books of the time to address an amateur audience, among more advanced titles. With clear, engaging, and instructional prose, Frazer takes beginner firearm interest to the next level by talking the reader through the fundamentals of gunsmithing, such as what tools are necessary for the craft, how to solder and mount parts, and even how to conduct a fledgling gunsmithing business. He specifically addresses the “young man who likes working at the bench," and similarly the book reflects the spirit of innovation, resourcefulness, and do-it-yourself work. While the book may not cover contemporary firearms, it offers a grandfatherly, old-school instructional vibe with accurate information about guns up to the 1940s. Frazer focuses on gunsmithing with ordinary hand tools at the work bench, rather than complicated machinery. ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 240 Pages (8,418 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 11th, 2020

The Boys from Old Florida: Inside Gator Nation by Buddy Martin (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In The Boys from Old Florida, Buddy Martin takes the reader beneath the surface of Florida football as, without bias or sugar coating, he skillfully excavates the truths behind "The Gator Nation." In this book, Martin, a Florida native, has chronicled the real stories of Gator coaches and players through their own eyes and in their words over a 55-year period since 1950 -- and not all are valentines. The school asked all but one of the coaches interviewed to leave or move up. Some players became estranged or never really felt appreciated. Yet, others are forever grateful for their experience as Gator players and feel a sense of brotherhood. Liberating moments such as the arrival of Ray Graves come to life through the words of somebody who experienced it firsthand. Martin's fresh investigations have bolstered his sharp memory of those moments as they unfolded, including Graves's firing after a fairy tale season with his "Super Sophs."

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 304 Pages (1,085 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 3rd, 2020

Lost in Boxing: A Free Companion eBook To Dark Trade by Jimmy Tobin (Hamilcar Publications) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Dark Trade: Lost In Boxing, by Donald McRae, award-winning author of eleven non-fiction books and staff writer for The Guardian, is widely considered one of the best boxing books all time. In this companion eBook, Carlos Acevedo, author of Sporting Blood: Tales from the Dark Side of Boxing; Jimmy Tobin, author of Killed in Brazil?: The Mysterious Death of Arturo "Thunder" Gatti; and Oliver Goldstein pay tribute to McRae and offer fresh snapshots of the fighters profiled in his masterpiece. The full list of essays in this collection are as follows: "Them Bones: The Night James Toney Won His First World Title" Carlos Acevedo "The Edge of Derision: On Prince Naseem Hamed" Oliver Goldstein "The Hotstepper: Oscar De La Hoya, Nearing Stardom" Carlos Acevedo "Idyllic Masquerading: The Night Chris Eubank Beat Michael Watson" Oliver Goldstein "The Savage Within: Mike Tyson on the Rise" Carlos Acevedo "Vendetta: Oscar De La Hoya and Fernando Vargas Settle Their Blood Feud" Carlos ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 98 Pages (5,934 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Aug 1st, 2020

Blood in My Coffee: The Life of the Fight Doctor by Ferdie Pacheco (Sports Publishing) 4.4 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Best known as the Fight Doctor, Ferdie Pacheco has lived a dreamer's life. Instead of finding success in just one career, Pacheco has excelled in numerous fields. He's been a successful pharmacist, doctor, boxing cornerman, television commentator, screenwriter, author, artist, and more. Now the life of this extraordinary Renaissance man is captured in his one-of-a-kind autobiography, Blood in My Coffee. With wit and candor, Pacheco chronicles his life from his childhood days spent growing up in the Spanish section of Tampa, Florida, to patching up Muhammad Ali while sitting ring-side. Within these pages, Pacheco offers an inside look at the world of boxing, including characters from Miami's famous Fifth Street Gym, the Ali circus, and working behind the microphone with Marv Albert. He takes off the gloves as he recalls his dealings with the likes of Don King and the Showtime Network. But Blood in My Coffee is more than just a boxing book. It's Pacheco's personal journey of ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 257 Pages (1,569 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Instrument Flying Handbook (Federal Aviation Administration): FAA-H-8083-15B by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (110 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

This is the FAA's primary pilot resource for instrument flight rules and training. It (IFR) covers everything pertinent to operating an aircraft, both in instrument meteorological conditions (IMC) and without reference to outside visuals, relying solely on the information gleaned from the cockpit. Information applies to both analog and electronic flight displays, and is organized into separate coverage of the traditional and pictorial displays. Instrument Flying Handbook includes chapters on national airspace system, the air traffic control system, human factors, aerodynamics, flight instruments, flight maneuvers for IFR operations, navigation, emergency operations, as well as helicopter operations and more. Advanced systems are covered, including flight management systems, the primary flight display (PFD) and multi-function display (MFD), synthetic vision, and traffic advisory systems. Instrument clearance shorthand is discussed, and an instrument training lesson guide is ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 368 Pages (77,872 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Tales from the Miami Dolphins Sideline: Reminiscences of the Dolphins Glory Years (Tales from the Team) by Garo Yepremian (Sports Publishing) 4.0 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

This unique and humorous look at life with the Dolphins brings fans onto the field and into the locker room through the eyes of Garo Yepremian, one of Miami's most recognizable figures. From kicking in his first professional football game to being named "Kicker of the Decade," Yepremian relives the Dolphins epic 1972 season and so much more.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 193 Pages (2,031 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 30th, 2020

Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Bulls Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Bill Wennington (Sports Publishing) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Chicago Bulls fans thought they had it so good. From 1991 through 1993 the Bulls won three consecutive NBA titles behind the talents of Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen. When Jordan retired in the fall of 1993, those fans thought the good times were over. In the fall of 1995, however, Jordan was ready to make a full return to NBA action, Pippen was still the best number-two man in basketball, and then bad-boy Dennis Rodman was signed to join the franchise that had grown to hate him. Suddenly, the Bulls had the greatest team in NBA history. Tales from the Chicago Bulls Locker Room tells some of the inside stories from that team, the one that won three more NBA titles from 1996 through 1998. Seen from the eyes of three-time NBA champion center Bill Wennington, the Bulls come to life from an insider's point of view. Followed everywhere and talked about endlessly, the 1995-96 Bulls captured a national and international audience and continued to keep all eyes upon them for three seasons. ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 224 Pages (3,708 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 29th, 2020

The Armageddon Survival Handbook: How to Prepare Yourself for Any Possible Scenario by Rainer Stahlberg (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Growing up in Soviet-dominated Hungary, Rainer Stahlberg developed an increasing wariness of the world around him. When he was wounded in the Hungarian uprising of 1956, he resolved to never be caught unprepared again. Let him prepare you for any crisis. Here he details a step-by-step plan for surviving a vast range of disasters -- both natural and manmade. From storms and floods to economic strife, nuclear warfare, and international terrorism, this is the ultimate handbook of disaster scenarios and survival techniques. Be ready for an energy crisis, global economic collapse, climate change, and a multitude of other terrifying-to-think-about scenarios. This book could save your life!

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 432 Pages (61,419 KB)
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Added: Jul 28th, 2020

Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys: From Sideline to Goal Line with Cliff Harris by Cliff Harris (Sports Publishing) 4.4 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

How does it feel to see your name among the Cowboys greats in Texas Stadium's Ring of Honor? What was it like to be recruited by professional scouts? What happened to the guy who hooked Randy White in the back with a wayward fishhook? How did legendary coach Tom Landry motivate his players? How did a waterbed and transcendental meditation help Cliff Harris gain an edge over his opponents? Replete with memories from his college days at Ouachita Baptist and then as a member of the Dallas Cowboys during the “America's Team" era, Cliff answers those questions and more in the updated edition of Captain Crash and the Dallas Cowboys. Read about his teammates, his coach, his enemies, training secrets, Super Bowls—of which Cliff played in five, winning two—Pro Bowls, motorcycles, and motorboats. In this book, first published in 2006 and now including a new introduction, Cliff takes us on the wild ride that was his life as a Cowboy free safety and how he got there in the first place. The ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 208 Pages (11,244 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 27th, 2020

Ain't Love Grand!: Earthworms to Elephant Seals (Chicago Shorts) by Marty Crump (University of Chicago Press) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The natural world is filled with diverse -- not to mention quirky and odd -- animal behaviors. Consider the male praying mantis that continues to mate after being beheaded; the insects, insects, and birds that offer gifts of food in return for sex; the male hip-pocket frog that carries his own tadpoles; the baby spiders that dine on their mother; or the starfish that sheds an arm or two to escape a predator's grasp. In Ain't Love Grand, Marty Crump -- a tropical field biologist well known for her work with the reproductive behavior of amphibians -- examines the bizarre conduct of animals as they mate, parent, feed, defend themselves, and communicate. More importantly, Crump points out that diverse and unrelated animals often share seemingly erratic behaviors -- evidence, Crump argues, that these natural histories, though outwardly weird, are actually successful ways of living.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 57 Pages (3,745 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 27th, 2020

Facing Michael Jordan: Players Recall the Greatest Basketball Player Who Ever Lived by Sean Deveney (Sports Publishing) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Relive the magic of the greatest player to ever step on the court. “Air Jordan," “His Airness," “MJ." Whatever you call him, Michael Jeffrey Jordan can be considered one of the greatest basketball players of all-time. During his career, Jordan won six NBA championships and was a 14-time All-Star, five-time NBA MVP, and six-time NBA Finals MVP. To say Jordan was dominant during his career would be a severe understatement. Now for the first time ever, hear stories from opponents, teammates, and coaches about what it was like to go against MJ in Facing Michael Jordan. You will hear stories from such All-Stars as: Charles Barkley Dennis Rodman Robert Parish Terry Porter And many more! From the moment Jordan stepped onto the court, he dominated the game of basketball. No matter who comes around today or tomorrow, Jordan's name and the number 23 will resonate with basketball fans for all eternity. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 226 Pages (2,942 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 27th, 2020

The Max Golf Workout by John Little (Skyhorse) 2.7 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The first book on golf fitness to provide a complete weight training program specifically targeting the muscles used in the golf swing. For years, strength training was dismissed as an unimportant consideration in improving the golfer's game. But now that more and more professional and amateur golfers have turned to strength training with outstanding results, we know that working out is an absolutely critical factor in boosting golfers' health, fitness, and performance. In The Max Golf Workout, John Little, founder of Max Contraction Training, offers a training schedule specific to the fitness needs of the golfer. Its exercises specially target the muscles used in the golf swing to help increase power, flexibility, and muscle endurance. Complete with 150 color photographs and a special chapter on nutrition, The Max Golf Workout is sure to help golfers get stronger, hit the ball farther, and play longer—at their best—without fatiguing. 150 color photographs. Skyhorse Publishing, as ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 193 Pages (19,801 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Tales from the Kansas Jayhawks Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Jayhawks Basketball Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Mike Stallard (Sports Publishing) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

One of the most storied collegiate basketball programs in the nation, the Kansas Jayhawks have produced some of the greatest players to ever hit the hardwood. In this updated edition of Tales from the Kansas Jayhawks Locker Room, diehard Jayhawks fans will thrill over the treasure trove of stories and memories from the players and coaches who have made the University of Kansas into a basketball powerhouse. For over a century, Kansas has been the home of storied coaches -- from the game's inventor James Naismith to the current reign of Bill Self -- and prominent players including Wilt Chamberlain, Paul Endacott, Danny Manning, Paul Pierce, Drew Gooden, and dozens more. ,i>Tales from the Kansas Jayhawks Locker Room includes stories of all of them and is a must-read for any Jayhawks fan.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 208 Pages (7,374 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Hilarious Fishing Cartoons by John Troy (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Any angler who has ever been out-fished by a beginner with a twig and some twine or questioned whether bass are smarter than he is will be in good company here. Hilarious Fishing Cartoons pokes fun at every kind of angling absurdity. Tiers struggling to tie microscopic flies, bass fishermen who catch more boots than bass, weekenders loaded down with every gizmo and piece of tackle in the shop, and fanatical, freezing ice fishermen doomed to drill and not grill are all represented. Troy's pen is deft and clever, and his one-liners are truly side-splitting. The next time your line gets so tangled you're ready to curse or quit fishing forever, remember these cartoons and you may just find yourself chuckling instead.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 176 Pages (49,062 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

150 Survival Secrets: Advice on Survival Kits, Extreme Weather, Rapid Evacuation, Food Storage, Active Shooters, First Aid, and More by James C. Jones (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

As the world gets more dangerous, you have to be prepared for anything, even the worst. In 150 Survival Secrets, seasoned survivalist James C. Jones provides insider tips to help you and your family survive any catastrophe. Divided into practical sections, 150 Survival Secrets answers every question you've ever had about disaster preparedness. One section lists the practical details of making it through any kind of emergency situation. Some topics include: • How to survive extreme winter conditions • How to put together a homemade survival kit in the case of an emergency • How to safely evacuate from an urban area during a disaster • How much and what type of food to store at home for long-term emergencies • How to survive an active shooter situation • How to treat common injuries. Other sections answer everything you've ever wondered about disaster prepping, including what being a survivalist entails, how to equip your home for survival situations, what gear is ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 308 Pages (31,702 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting: A Hunter's Quick Reference Book (Skyhorse Pocket Guides) by Monte Burch (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A handy guide to hunting one of America's favorite game birds. Having lived most of his life in rural Missouri, Monte Burch has a wealth of knowledge to share on all things hunting. In The Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting, Burch draws on more than two decades of turkey hunting experience and collects it in an easily accessible pocket guide. Included is essential advice on: Selecting the right shotgun and shells Effectively using friction boxes, tube calls, diaphragms, and more Hunting with a bow Scouting Choosing and placing decoys Selecting the best camouflage and clothing Setting up for the perfect shot in any situation Whether you're a novice turkey hunter or an experienced professional, The Pocket Guide to Spring and Fall Turkey Hunting will undoubtedly prove to be an essential reference. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 113 Pages (10,107 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020

This Will Make a Man of You: One Man?s Search for Hemingway and Manhood in a Changing World by Frank Miniter (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

One man's quest to becoming a man that Hemingway would be proud to call un compadre. Ben Franklin. Teddy Roosevelt. John Wayne. Babe Ruth. Ernest Hemingway. Looking to follow in the footsteps of these manly men, Frank Miniter decided to go to the places we all agree still make men. This quest led him across the world and finally to a secret fraternity of men who keep an ultimate rite of passage alive. Following the route of the iconic “Papa" Hemingway from Paris to Pamplona with he found that the answers to what happened to manliness, and therefore to what makes men, are in Hemingway's story. Part memoir, part how-to guide, This Will Make a Man of You narrates one man's journey to achieving manliness and uncovers a formula the ancients used to build men of character—a methodology that is still used in the places we all agree still make men. Even better, this formula can help all of us become all we want to be. Through his narrative, Miniter recounts his decision to run with the ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 188 Pages (689 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Original Six: How the Canadiens, Bruins, Rangers, Blackhawks, Maple Leafs, and Red Wings Laid the Groundwork for Today?s National Hockey League by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 4.0 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Since the inception of the National Hockey League on November 26, 1917, the sport of hockey has been one of the most popular games across the globe. After the National Hockey Association (NHA), which had been founded in 1909, ceased operations, the NHL took over and became a mainstay for the sport. While there had been teams that dated back to the 1800s and many that came and went through the years, there are six teams which are considered to be the Original or Traditional Six: the Montreal Canadiens, Boston Bruins, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Detroit Red Wings. In The Original Six, Lew Freedman (Clouds Over the Goalpost, A Summer to Remember) takes readers on a trip down memory lane, not only introducing the NHL's humble beginnings, but how far the game has actually come. Broken up into six sections, Freedman tells the history and stories of the teams that represent the heart and soul of the NHL. From how these teams came to be and the steps that ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 328 Pages (3,254 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Ultimate Guide to Trail Running and Ultramarathons: Expert Advice, and Some Humor, on Training, Competing, Gummy Bears, Snot Rockets, and More ... by Jason Robillard (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 11 hours ago

Jason Robillard has been doing ultramarathons for many years, and started advocating for barefoot running before it was cool and is considered an authority on it. In this guide, he teaches trail-running newbies and experienced marathoners essential survival skills and tips for running long distances: how to run in snow, ice, and mud; how to cross large streams of water; what to do when you have to go number 2 on mile 30 of a 50-mile run; preparing for trouble (building a fire, surviving in the heat and cold); running in thunderstorms. The book is written with an irreverent sense of humor and touches on topics that many running books don't get into. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, is proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. In addition to books on popular team sports, we ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 352 Pages (3,427 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

The Complete History of Cross-Country Running: From the Nineteenth Century to the Present Day by Andrew Boyd Hutchinson (Carrel Books) 4.2 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

In The Complete History of Cross-Country Running, author Andrew Boyd Hutchinson captures the full history of cross-country running, from the early 1800s to the present day, on both a national and international scale. It includes chronicles of legendary teams, inspirational tales of achievement, controversies, and interviews with record?breaking runners past and present. From Walter George and Alfred Shrubb to Steve Prefontaine, Bill Rogers, and Galen Rupp -- and everyone in between -- Hutchinson uncovers all angles, via training logs, discussions with coaches, and the review of newspaper archives for race results and forgotten storylines. He offers commentary from Olympians such as David Torrence and Shannon Rowbury, amongst others. Along the way, the book addresses the following topics: ?How cross country began in England ?How the sport found its way to American colleges and universities ?The birth of the International Cross-Country Championships ?All the close events, including the ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 328 Pages (42,003 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Backyard Birding: Using Natural Gardening to Attract Birds by Julie Zickefoose (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (17 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Bird watchers everywhere dream of a landscape filled with berry-laden branches, nesting spots among twining vines, and birds crowding their feeding stations. Let Backyard Birding show you how to lay out the welcome mat for your feathered friends by considering all of their needs, including year-round water, food, and shelter. Whether you're looking to create a hummingbird garden, install a water feature, create perches for birds, or simply let a corner of your property run wild, you'll find all of the inspiration and information you need here in Backyard Birding.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 256 Pages (3,626 KB)
Lending: Not Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Soccer Finishing: Learn How to Score More Goals by Andy Rodriguez 3.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Read about a simple yet, highly effective goalscoring system. Improve on your Soccer Finishing Skills and get the winning results you really want. A personalized Caoching Method. Learn how to Score More Goals and Score Better. The Soccer Finishing training system is specifically designed for goalscorers, parents, and coaches - to help troubleshoot problem areas, unleash hidden abilities, and unlock peak performance. Following the steps in the Soccer Finishing Method helps you do just that!

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 79 Pages (3,986 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Incredible Fishing Stories: Classic Angling Tales from Around the World by Jay Cassell (Skyhorse) Price verified 20 hours ago

Fishing is many things to many people. To some, quietly dangling a worm for a sunfish in a local farm pond is not only exciting, but relaxing and reflective. To others, it's all about the adventure of traveling to exotic locales and fishing for ten-pound rainbow trout in Alaska or 100-pound tarpon in Central America. To others, it's an integral part of life, not just a pastime but something to live for. Still others feel compelled to write about it, to try to understand this sport that grips so many. In this collection, you'll read works from celebrated writers that aim to explore the mysterious grip that fishing has held on so many of us. Within these pages, the reader can: Join Rudyard Kipling as he chases a cow that has stolen his minnow Examine the philosophical side of angling with Thaddeus Norris Fish the Ohio River with John James Audubon Learn what it's like to fish for Great Lakes steelhead with Jerry Hamza Get used to fishing alongside Alaskan brown bears with Richard ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 314 Pages (9,131 KB)
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Added: Jul 26th, 2020

Facing Mariano Rivera: Players Recall the Greatest Relief Pitcher Who Ever Lived by David Fischer (Sports Publishing) 4.3 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The all-time career leader in saves, with 652, Mariano Rivera is one of the greatest professional athletes in history. Since taking over the closer's role for the New York Yankees in 1997, until his retirement in 2013, Rivera saved 30 or more games in every season but one. In addition, he has an astonishing MLB record 42 postseason saves, with 11 of them coming in the World Series. After 19 seasons in the Major Leagues, his preeminence among relief pitchers is assumed and his induction into Cooperstown assured. And he accomplished it all, mostly, with one devastating pitch: his signature cut fastball. As third baseman Corey Koskie put it: “You knew what pitch [Rivera's] going to throw, a cutter... You start to swing at the pitch and the next thing you know, the ball explodes your bat. I tried multiple things hoping to figure out a way get the barrel [of the bat] on one of his pitches... Nothing worked." Far from a conventional biography, Facing Mariano Rivera offers perspectives ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 312 Pages (1,707 KB)
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Added: Jul 25th, 2020

Benoit Bucks: Whitetail Tactics for a New Generation by Bryce M. Towsley (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 20 hours ago

Join award-winning author Bryce M. Towsley as he picks the brains of three of the most successful white-tailed deer hunters in America today—Larry, Lane, and Shane Benoit. In this comprehensive volume, Towsley hunts for the real reasons behind the Benoits' unbelievable knack for taking trophy bucks. While most people know the Benoits for their incredible tracking abilities, they are no longer one-dimensional in their hunting techniques. It is true that there may be no better deer hunters in America, but as Shane Benoit is quick to point out, “The whitetail survives because it is so adaptable, and if the whitetail hunter is to continue to survive and be successful, he had better follow their lead by learning to change and adapt too." Despite fluctuations in climate, the Benoits have been led to do just that. They have been able to combine their extraordinary whitetail knowledge with new details and techniques to continue their successful track record of taking trophy whitetails. In ...

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The Pocket Disaster Survival Guide: What to Do When the Lights Go Out by Harris J. Andrews (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (18 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Whether it's a hurricane bearing down on a home near the coast or a power line downed in a snowstorm near a car, are you prepared for these situations? This slim handbook will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that you, your family, and your pets can weather any emergency crisis. Learn the necessity of backing up important documents, how to safely store food and water for more than a day, and how to communicate with your family and emergency personnel should a disaster strike.

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Length: 161 Pages (2,109 KB)
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Tales from the Los Angeles Dodgers Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Dodgers Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Rick Monday (Sports Publishing) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

It took something truly remarkable to save the 1981 Major League Baseball season from being remembered only as the year of the players' strike. It took the Los Angeles Dodgers: Fernandomania and Lasorda and Garv and Bake and the Penguin. It took three amazing October comebacks to beat the Houston Astros, the Montreal Expos, and, finally, the New York Yankees, avenging Dodger World Series losses to the Yankees in 1977 and 1978. Rick Monday was right in the middle of that magical 1981 Dodger season. His recollections and conversations with teammates provide a behind-the-scenes view of one of the most amazing teams and seasons in baseball history in the newly revised version of Tales from the Dodgers Dugout.

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Looking at the Lights: My Path from Fan to a Wrestling Heel by Pete Gas (Sports Publishing) 4.3 Stars (35 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

How did an untrained former college football player end up in the middle of a ring, wrestling during the highest-rated segment during the WWE's acclaimed Attitude Era? That's the story behind Looking at the Lights. As a childhood friend of Shane McMahon, Pete Gas was given the opportunity most only pray for. Beginning with appearances to interfere in McMahon's matches, his role blossomed into becoming a full-fledge wrestler and leading the Mean Street Posse to WrestleMania, becoming one of the most fascinating success stories of the era. From his humble upbringing and friendship with Shane (and the McMahon family as a whole), Gas shares how a 9-to-5 average Joe got the chance of a lifetime and made the most out of it. But getting your foot in the door is one thing; staying is a completely different animal. With all eyes on him, knowing his lack of training and meal ticket being the boss's son, Gas knew he had to win over all those doubters: from the fans and announcers to the ...

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Tales from the 1979 Pittsburgh Pirates Dugout: Remembering ?The Fam-A-Lee? (Tales from the Team) by John McCollister (Sports Publishing) 4.7 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The year is 1979. America is in a funk. And Pittsburgh was no exception. Double-digit inflation, a near disaster at nearby Three Mile Island, and the decline of downtown businesses all placed over the city of Pittsburgh a cloud that grew darker than the smoke that rose from the Homestead Works 25 years earlier. Into this atmosphere of doom and gloom came a cause to celebrate. The 1979 Pirates, under the baton of manager Chuck Tanner, included a cast of characters known as “Scrap Iron," “Cobra," “Teke," “The Candy Man," and, of course, “Pops." The team became a cardiologist's nightmare as the Bucs compiled a 98-64 regular season record, winning 25 of those games in their last at-bats. Down three games to one, the Bucs rose from the ashes to defeat Baltimore and become World Series champions. Thousands of Pittsburgh faithful marched along Smithfield Street and Fifth Avenue. They cheered, danced, and sang over and over again the team's theme song—“We Are Fam-a-Lee." That upbeat ...

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Bright Rivers: Celebrations of Rivers and Fly-fishing by Nick Lyons (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Bright Rivers chronicles the angling passions and frustrations of one of fly-fishing's greatest men of letters. A city dweller trapped in the complexities of modern life, Nick Lyons has always found solace in his pilgrimages to great rivers. It is there that he fishes for trout, and in Bright Rivers, Lyons recounts the sometimes moving, sometimes hilarious experiences of his expeditions to Delaware, Beaverkill, Madison, Big Hole, and Yellowstone rivers, sharing reminiscences of trout taken, released, and sometimes lost. No one writes better about not catching fish than Nick Lyons, and perhaps, no one writes better about angling, period. This edition will include a new foreword by the author. From a richly textured diary of a summer in the Catskills to moving recollections of fly-fishing in Montana, Lyons brilliantly captures the wonderful tension between gray streets and bright rivers.

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Tales from the New York Mets Dugout: A Collection of the Greatest Mets Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Bruce Markusen (Sports Publishing) 4.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

In ?fty years of existence, the New York Mets have experienced almost every phase of success and failure that can be encountered by a major league team. Written by veteran baseball author Bruce Markusen, Tales from the New York Mets Dugout relives some of the favorite moments in Mets history while also telling an array of little-known stories about the players. Stand on the mound with Tom Seaver, watch from the dugout with Davey Johnson, and kneel in front of the umpire with Hall of Famer Gary Carter. Tales from the New York Mets Dugout is the perfect book for anyone who believes in something amazin'.

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Length: 209 Pages (4,538 KB)
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The Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia: 2nd Edition by Ray Dozier (Sports Publishing) 4.8 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

The Oklahoma Football Encyclopedia is an historical description of every University of Oklahoma football game from the beginning in 1895 through today. Learn how the team got its start and how Coach Bennie Owen laid the foundation for the Sooners to become one of the most respected teams on the college football scene. Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer, and Bob Stoops later directed the Sooners to college football's elite prize. Wilkinson was a great teacher of the Split-T formation, which guided the Sooners to three national championships, 72 consecutive conference games without a loss, and a major college winning streak. Switzer, a master recruiter, implemented the Wishbone formation, which brought another three national titles and 12 conference crowns to Norman. After the Sooner football program had dropped to mediocrity status, Stoops turned the program around and won the national championship in his second year at the helm. This book, now in its second edition, provides insight into ...

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EXERCISING AT HOME: Easy Exercising by Dennyse Garcia Sales (Simplíssimo) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

A pocket guide with simple exercises, without needing expensive equipment or taking up space at home. You will only use your body, a chair, a ball and a pillow.

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Length: 40 Pages (4,123 KB)
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Basic Survival: A Beginner's Guide by David Nash (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Disaster can strike without warning... ... Are you prepared? Getting prepared for an emergency is confusing. It can get overwhelming. If you're like most new "preppers" out there, you've probably found yourself spending too much time and money looking at what you're afraid or spending money to get comforting thoughts. You might have even opened up your wallet and thrown money at the problem or went overboard with time. There is a lot of information available on disaster preparedness as people become more aware of the conflicts and natural disasters present in our world. Informational overload can cause paralysis by over analysis, or a "why bother, we are just going to die anyway" Mentality.This does not have to happen to you. You can learn simple things to help you become better prepared for disasters of all kinds. This book brings together state of the art emergency management concepts with tried and true prepper techniques. This book combines the author's 12 years working ...

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Challenging the Pacific: The First Woman to Row the Kon-Tiki Route by Maud Fontenoy (Arcade) 4.3 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Just two years after rowing solo across the North Atlantic at the age of twenty-five, Maud Fontenoy was ready for a new challenge—crossing the Pacific Ocean. Leaving from Lima, Peru, and traveling 4,400 miles in seventy-three days, Fontenoy landed in Hiva Oa in French Polynesia, becoming the first woman to complete what is known as the “Kon-Tiki" route. Alone at sea for days and nights on end, Fontenoy's story relates the ups and downs of her time at sea, from circling sharks to the celebrity welcome upon her journey's end. Named one of Time Magazine International's thirty most important people of 2005, Fontenoy presents the reader with a terrific, entertaining adventure story on the high seas as she faces the Pacific Ocean. Fontenoy overcame the odds as well as her personal doubts and fears, demonstrating not only her indomitable courage and strength, but proving once again that women can conquer the most difficult and treacherous obstacles.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
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Advanced Survival: A Guide to the Self-Reliance Revolution by James C. Jones (Skyhorse) 2.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 8 hours ago

While self-reliance is often treated simply as a form of higher level survival preparedness, it is different in both psychology and execution. Preparing and surviving imply a threat to life that must be endured in order to recover and rebuild as life was before the event. While prepping is certainly key to getting through the serious threats of the twenty-first century, it will only get you so far. True self-reliance depends on making it through whatever obstacle you face, but also takes you to an improved place once the crisis has passed. Advanced Survival is a blueprint for the journey from dependence to independence, filled with practical how-to information and time-tested wisdom about food, water, shelter, medicine, sanitation, transportation, energy, home- and self-defense, and much more. So what are you waiting for? Learn what you need to know to get through any disaster... whenever it strikes.

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Length: 210 Pages (32,150 KB)
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Baseball Italian Style: Great Stories Told by Italian American Major Leaguers from Crosetti to Piazza by Lawrence Baldassaro (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Baseball Italian Style brings together the memories of major leaguers of Italian heritage whose collective careers span almost a century, from the 1930s up to today. In these first-person accounts, baseball fans will meet at an intimate level the players they cheered as heroes or jeered as adversaries, as well as coaches, managers, front-office executives, and umpires. The men who speak in this collection, which includes eight Hall of Famers (Yogi Berra, Phil Rizzuto, Ron Santo, Craig Biggio, Mike Piazza, Tom Lasorda, Tony La Russa, and Joe Torre) go beyond facts and figures to provide an inside look at life in the big leagues. Their stories provide a time capsule that documents not only the evolution of Italian American participation in the national pastime, but also the continuity of the game and the many changes that have taken place, on and off the field. At a time when statistical analysis plays an increasingly prominent role in the sport, the monologues in this book are a ...

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Bird Life: A Guide to the Study of Our Common Birds by Frank Michler Chapman (Skyhorse) Price verified 6 hours ago

From the sparrow to the starling, the woodpecker to the warbler, the eagle to the egret, and every species in between, birds are some of the most plentiful and most diverse creatures in North America. Soaring high above us, these winged beauties have long been a source of fascination and enchantment. While dozens of studies and field guides have been written, few provide a better-rounded overview of the denizens of the sky than Frank Michler Chapman's Bird Life. First published in 1897, over a century later Bird Life stills provides insightful observations about dozens of species of birds native to North America. A pioneer in the study of natural history and ornithology, Frank Chapman writes with scientific prowess and an expert's eye in regards to bird anatomy, migratory patterns, mating habits, and habitat choice. Describing species from across the continent, Bird Life is a true testament to one of the nation's most beloved creatures.

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Clouds over the Goalpost: Gambling, Assassination, and the NFL in 1963 by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 4.2 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The pro football season of 1963 was dominated by the unexpected. In April, months prior to the beginning of play, it was revealed that two All-Star players, Paul Hornung and Alex Karras, were gambling on the sport and would be suspended from play for at least a year. Even worse, in May, one of the league's bigger-than-life personalities, Big Daddy Lipscomb, was found dead, with police saying he perished from a heroin overdose, something those who knew him best still dispute. As play began in September, the Pro Football Hall of Fame opened its doors in Canton, Ohio, the same town where the National Football League was founded in 1921 and inducted its first class. Also, the war for players and prestige raged with the upstart American Football League trying to obtain equal footing in the public eye. On the field, it was to be the year the Chicago Bears and their aging owner-coach George Halas knew glory once more, fighting off the latest dynasty Green Bay Packers led by Vince Lombardi ...

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Pat Williams' Tales from the Philadelphia 76ers: 1982-1983 NBA Champions by Pat Williams (Sports Publishing) 4.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

The Sixers won 65 games and an NBA championship in 1982-83, still one of the finest seasons in NBA history. It was Moses Malone who, in the days before the playoffs, gave the team its battle cry. Asked by coach Billy Cunningham how he thought things would go in the playoffs, Moses said, "Fo', fo', fo'" - meaning, in Moses' shorthand, that he expected the Sixers to sweep each of the three series they would need to play in order to win a championship. In Pat Williams' Tales from the 76ers, the former Sixers general manager writes about those Sixers - the transcendent talents (and personalities like Julius Erving, Bobby Jones, Maurice Cheeks, and Andrew Toney) that made them special, the years of heartache that preceded the championship run, and a season that was surprisingly devoid of drama. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in sports—books about baseball, pro football, college football, ...

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How to Make Pro Baseball Scouts Notice You: An Insider's Guide to Big League Scouting by Al Goldis (Skyhorse) 4.8 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

The purpose of this book is twofold: one, to give ballplayers an inside look at just what scouts are really looking for in their search for professional ballplayers; and two, to help them market and sell themselves so that scouts will know they exist and see them put their best skills on display. This book has been written with the intent of helping ballplayers keep their dreams of playing pro ball alive and flourishing. All any ballplayer wants is a shot at playing pro ball, and by reading this book, they will be that much closer to having their dreams come true.

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Length: 144 Pages (10,180 KB)
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A Season for the Ages: How the 2016 Chicago Cubs Brought a World Series Championship to the North Side by Al Yellon (Sports Publishing) 4.0 Stars (73 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

No doubt, you've heard about the Cubs' decades-long run of futility. They hadn't won a pennant in seventy-one years or a World Series in a record 108 years. To the frustration of Cubs fans everywhere, the team often missed chances with soul-crushing defeats. But after a complete teardown that resulted in a 100-loss season in 2012, Theo Epstein and his baseball staff reversed that with the Cubs of 2016, a team that was not only supremely talented, but cared nothing for all the media narratives of losing. They did things during the regular season that no Cubs club had done in more than a century, including earning the most wins for the franchise since 1910. The club went on to defeat the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League playoffs before beating the Cleveland Indians to win the World Series. Anthony Rizzo, MVP candidate Kris Bryant, Jake Arrieta, Jon Lester, manager Joe Maddon, and fan favorites like Javier Baez and David Ross are the heroes of the ...

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Thoreau on Nature: Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World by Henry David Thoreau (Skyhorse) Price verified 9 hours ago

“How important is a constant intercourse with nature and the contemplation of natural phenomena to the preservation of moral and intellectual health!" —Henry David Thoreau Since his death in 1862, Henry David Thoreau has left an indelible mark on the American mind. A vocal champion of simple living and social equality, he is revered for his tempered prose, gentle words, and wise observations. His most well-known work, Walden, is still read around the world, cherished for both its beautiful writing style and its timeless musings on life, simple living, and nature. Collected in Thoreau on Nature: Sage Words on Finding Harmony with the Natural World are some of Thoreau's most impactful musings—drawn from the many writings he completed over his lifetime. His work touched on every aspect of living a harmonious life, from respecting your neighbors, whether human or animal, to the joys of a simplified life, free of clutter and distractions. Thoreau on Nature will undoubtedly be an ...

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Amazing Tales from the Chicago Bears Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Bears Stories Ever Told by Steve McMichael (Sports Publishing) 4.0 Stars (21 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

More than just a football team, the Chicago Bears are a vital part of Chicago culture. After close to a century of play, the Bears have won more regular season games than any other NFL franchise. With twenty-seven players in the Hall of Fame and fourteen retired jerseys, it's no wonder the Bears are a beloved, storied franchise. But the Bears, like Chicago, are not just people: they are true personalities. In Amazing Tales From the Chicago Bears Sideline, Bears fans can read about the men who have made the Bears one of the greatest teams in pro football -- George Halas, Dick Butkus, Mike Ditka, Jay Culter, Richard Dent, Dan Hampton, and many others. Former Bears star Steve McMichael takes a front row seat in this collection of stories. Readers get an opportunity to relive the glory years of a charter NFL franchise -- as seen through the eyes of a legendary player. McMichael covers it all, from training camp misadventures in Lake Forest, Illinois, and Platteville, Wisconsin, and ...

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Winning Ugly: A Visual History of the Most Bizarre Baseball Uniforms Ever Worn by Todd Radom (Sports Publishing) 4.5 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 7 hours ago

Baseball, our national pastime. Every fan has memories of their team's incredible victories and anguishing defeats. We remember the home runs, the walk-off wins, and the moments that will last a lifetime. We also remember those things which we wish we could forget: the errors, the mental mistakes... and the ugly uniforms. In an ode to those eyesores, Todd Radom has collected and chronicled some of the swing-and-misses we've ever seen on the baseball diamond. Remember when the Chicago White Sox thought wearing shorts in 1977 was a good idea? How about when the Baltimore Orioles wore their all-orange jerseys in 1971? Do you remember the 1999 "Turn Ahead the Clock" campaign? Or the most recent all-camo jerseys of San Diego Padres? Yes, there is much to talk about when it comes to the odd uniform decisions teams have made over the years. But just like there's love out there for French bulldogs or Christmas sweaters, ugly uniforms hold a warm place in the heart of all baseball ...

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Trout Eyes: True Tales of Adventure, Travel, and Fly Fishing by William G. Tapply (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Fly fishermen everywhere will enjoy these varied, witty, and engaging adventures by one of America's finest outdoor writers. There is a long section on trout fishing called “Brookies, Browns, and Bows," and another on the challenges and excitement of saltwater fly fishing, and an exciting group of memoirs about fishing near home and in far-flung and often exotic places—like the Minipi, Bighorn, and Norfolk rivers, where the trout can beggar the imagination, and where frustration can be the occupational hazard. Trout Eyes is a love letter to the fish we pursue and insects they eat and the waters in which they live. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for fishermen. Our books for anglers include titles that focus on fly fishing, bait fishing, fly-casting, spin casting, deep sea fishing, and surf fishing. Our books offer both practical advice on tackle, techniques, knots, and more, as well as lyrical prose on fishing for bass, trout, salmon, crappie, ...

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Shooting Times Guide to Accuracy: How to Be a Top Shot with Rifle, Shotgun, or Handgun by Editors of Shooting Times (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Shooting Times Guide to Accuracy provides what all loyal audiences of Shooting Times magazine already love but with a specific focus on accuracy. A vast range of topics are covered, including: • A common sense approach to better marksmanship • Long-range military accuracy • Handloading for accuracy • Scope techniques for long-range shooting • Improving your accuracy with airguns, shotguns, and handguns • Twist rates and accuracy • And much more! Discover tried and true tips, tactics, and techniques from the pros along with advice on buying gear and firearms from experts including J. Guthrie, Layne Simpson, Richard Mann, Reid Coffield, and David M. Fortier. Shooting Times Guide to Accuracy covers everything you need to know about improving your marksmanship.

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Wildlife and Woodlot Management: A Comprehensive Handbook for Food Plot and Habitat Development by Monte Burch (Skyhorse) 4.4 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Combining today's issues of creating self-sustaining environments with the age-old sports of hunting, shooting and trapping, Wildlife and Woodlot Management is the ultimate guide to attracting game to your property. Expert outdoorsman Monte Burch teaches a wide variety of techniques based on his own land management practices. Learn to match the vegetation of your land to the type of wildlife you need to attract. Hundreds of diagrams and photographs as well as Burch's charming, instructional tone make woodlot management easy even for those who lack a green thumb. Wildlife and Woodlot Management offers expert tips on such topics as: • Choosing the right piece of land for your needs • Maintenance and management practices • Improving natural vegetation • Attracting bucks, wild turkey, waterfowl, and small game • How to love working and helping your land With over 330 pages crammed full of information and chapters covering topics ranging from timber stands to trespassers, ...

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Classic Boxing Stories by Paul D. Staudohar (Skyhorse) Price verified 4 hours ago

Boxing has been a part of our history going back centuries. Whether it's bare knuckle or the pay-per-view fights we see today, it has been a staple in our lives. In Classic Boxing Stories, Paul D. Staudohar has collected work from dozens of writers, telling stories about the sport that has been so important to them. With tales going back 100 years, you will be enthralled in the storytelling and moved by the characters who never quit. Included in this collection are stories from such famous writers as: • O. Henry • H. C. Winter • Sir Arthur Conan Doyle • Ring Lardner • Jack London • P. G. Wodehouse • Octavus Roy Cohen • And many more! Classic Boxing Stories shows the true grit of this tough and brutal sport. From knockouts to comebacks, these stories will show you why you fell in love with boxing and how this sport has lasted for so long. So tighten your gloves, put in your mouthpiece, and get ready to take on this # 1 contender!

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Length: 336 Pages (3,552 KB)
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The Backyard Chicken Book: A Beginner's Guide by H. Lee Schwanz (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

A small flock of poultry can supply all of the eggs your family needs during the year. And, after your hens have completed their egg-laying days, there will be meat for barbecuing or roasting. Luckily, a small flock takes a relatively small amount of space and is easy to manage. If yours is one of the growing number of families interested in raising chickens for eggs or meat, The Backyard Chicken Book contains all the essential information for the hatching, brooding, rearing, and managing family-sized poultry flocks. The first step in deciding on a family flock is to determine what breed may work best for your needs. For example, you can go with a laying breed such as the White Leghorn that produces top-quality eggs but provides little meat. Or, you could select a dual-purpose Rhode Island Red or New Hampshire that provides fewer eggs but much better meat. In addition to helping you select your type, this handy guide will also tell you what you need to know about: Providing housing ...

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Jim Walden's Tales From The Washington State Cougars Sideline:: A Collection of the Greatest Cougars Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Jim Walden (Sports Publishing) Price verified 13 hours ago

Rival coach Don James of the University of Washington once called himself a 2,000-word underdog to Jim Walden. James may have been underestimating the opinionated Walden, even at those lopsided odds. During an association with the Washington State football program that started in 1977, Jim Walden established a foundation of competitive expectations that helped spur the success of contemporary Cougar teams. Waldens 1981 Cougars broke a 51-year bowl drought, and with victories in three of his last five Apple Cup games against Washington, Walden finally leveled the field with WSUs cross-state rivals.Waldens teams beat every opponent in the Pac-10 Conference at least once, squaring off against powerhouses USC, UCLA, and Washington despite a deficit in resources that he once described as having to fight battles every Saturday with a really short sword. He kidded and sparred with coaches like James, John Robinson, and Terry Donahue, while ticking off a few others with his outspokenness. He ...

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Bark Canoes and Skin Boats of North America by Edwin Tappan Adney (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified 8 hours ago

The bark canoes of the North American Indians, particularly those of birchbark, were among the most highly developed manually propelled primitive watercraft. Built with Stone Age tools from available materials, their design, size, and appearance were varied to suit the many requirements of their users. Even today, canoes are based on these ancient designs, and this fascinating guide combines historical background with instructions for constructing one. Author Edwin Tappan Adney, born in 1868, devoted his life to studying canoes and was practically the sole scholar in his field. His papers and research have been assembled by a curator at the Smithsonian Institution.

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Length: 256 Pages (47,233 KB)
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The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide: How to Live Through Any Catastrophe by Len McDougall (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The world is changing before our very eyes. Today we deal with serious social, political, economic, and environmental issues that affect our everyday lives. With this change we must adapt, and by adapt we mean be prepared to survive when things go south and society crumbles. Len McDougall has spent his entire life—almost sixty years—learning the nuts and bolts of staying alive under adverse conditions. And now more than ever will we need to take his lessons seriously, as understanding what to expect and how to adapt will increase the odds for survival. The Ultimate Sh*t Hits the Fan Survival Guide is just that. Featuring methods that have been personally tested through hard, field-proven experiences, you will learn everything needed to survive when things fall apart and you're left to fend for yourself. Included in this book are many lessons on survival, including: The best method of starting a fire. Obtaining portable water from any body of water or stream without using tools, ...

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The Memoirs of Bing Devine: Stealing Lou Brock and Other Winning Moves by a Master GM by Bing Devine (Sports Publishing) 4.2 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 9 hours ago

Legendary Cardinals manager Bing Devine reveals details behind the team's acquisition of major players and how he became the only GM to ever get fired and rehired by the same big-league club. Take a look inside one of Baseball's greatest careers. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise ...

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An Introduction to Firearms: Your Guide to Selection, Use, Safety, and Self-Defense by James Morgan Ayres (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (20 Reviews)    Price verified 16 hours ago

Learn everything you need to know to own and shoot firearms responsibly in this newly updated guide. Owning a firearm is a big responsibility. There's more to it than just walking into a gun shop and walking out with a gun. In addition to knowing state laws and regulations, you'll need to have the confidence to choose the right firearm for your needs and then learn to use it safely and effectively. An Introduction to Firearms goes beyond the basics, introducing you to the many uses of the gun, such as hunting, sporting competition, and self-defense, and includes resources for additional information on legal aspects of gun ownership, safety considerations, and gun manufacturers. Chapters of interest include coverage on: Where to Buy and Where to Shoot Hunting with Your Gun Care and Cleaning of Your Gun Gun Cabinets, Cases, and Safes Kids and Guns Defensive Shooting Skills Federal and State Gun Laws An Introduction to Firearms is the best guide available to you to ensure you ...

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Red Sox vs. Yankees: Hometown Experts Analyze, Debate, and Illuminate Baseball's Ultimate Rivalry (Classic Sports Rivalries) by Bill Nowlin (Sports Publishing) 4.6 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Teddy Ballgame or the Great Bambino? Nomar or Jeter? Clemens or Clemens? For more than 115 years, the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankees have been battling it out on the diamond, playing each other over 2,000 times. This heated rivalry has stood the test of time, as one team's triumph usually means the other's dismay. While the teams battle on the field, the fans and cities take the rivalry just as seriously. But who's the best? Which team's players have the edge? Which team's squad would reign supreme? If you ask a New Yorker, you'll get an obvious answer; same with a Bostonian. But what happens when two men from opposite sides of the track sit down to discuss who is the best? Red Sox vs. Yankees pairs baseball historians Bill Nowlin (Red Sox) and David Fischer (Yankees) to discuss who each team's best position player was and which super team would win in a head-to-head series. Obviously, they won't easily agree. Obviously, there will be cheap shots and venom spewed back and ...

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Incredible Baseball Stories: Amazing Tales from the Diamond by Ken Samelson (Skyhorse) 4.3 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 24 hours ago

The works in Incredible Baseball Stories cover the full span of baseball's rich history. Fans of all ages will enjoy recalling the great and not-so-great moments of the most popular names in the sport. Found in this collection are timeless tales that enable the reader to: • Relive great World Series moments like Kirk Gibson's home run off Dennis Eckersley • Find out what it's like to pitch to Ted Williams • Witness record-breaking performances by Babe Ruth and Henry Aaron • Learn what goes on behind the scenes of drafting stars like Jim Thome and Manny Ramirez • And follow along for many more baseball adventures! With three dozen photographs that beautifully illustrate the anecdotes, Incredible Baseball Stories is the perfect gift for baseball fans of all ages.

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White Fang and the Golden Bear: A Father-and-Son Journey on the Golf Course and Beyond by Bill Chastain (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 21 hours ago

Augusta National is golf's Holy Grail. Navigating the azaleas to play the exclusive course that hosts The Masters is a pipe dream for every golfer. Imagine being afforded the opportunity not only to play the course, but to be able to bring your father along for the ride. To complete the priceless fantasy, Jack Nicklaus -- "The Golden Bear" -- hosts the round. Through fate, coincidence and good fortune, Joe Wessel managed to find a way to make that happen. In White Fang and The Golden Bear, Wessel recounts that special round, how it came about, and what happened on the pristine grounds of Augusta National. With the help of veteran sportswriter Bill Chastain, Wessel's memoir offers the touching story of how the game of golf helped in the development of a special father-son bond and how that relationship grew first throughout Wessel's childhood, then during his tenure as a football player-turned-coach, and finally once he was a dad himself. This book offers the perfect father-son story ...

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Arnold Palmer: A Tribute to an American Icon by David Fischer (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 10 hours ago

Beginning with his triumph in the 1958 Masters, Arnold Palmer took the nation by storm with his small-town charm, “go for broke" style, and Sunday comebacks. “You finally had someone who had this charisma," said Tiger Woods. “Everyone got hooked to the game of golf via TV because of Arnold." Palmer won 43 PGA Tour events in the 1960s, became the sports world's greatest pitchman, and hobnobbed with bigwigs like Bob Hope and multiple presidents. He even guest-hosted The Tonight Show. A licensed pilot, he flew jet airplanes across the globe. As a philanthropist, he founded Arnold Palmer Medical Center, the largest facility in the country dedicated to the care of women and children. In Arnold Palmer: A Tribute to an American Icon, authors David Fischer and David Aretha relive Palmer's thrilling championship moments while capturing his personal charms: his warmth, humor, and candor. Rarely seen photographs and memorabilia bring his story to life. Golfer Raymond Floyd may have summed ...

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1:59: The Sub-Two-Hour Marathon Is Within Reach—Here's How It Will Go Down, and What It Can Teach All Runners about Training and Racing by Philip Maffetone (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (34 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours? The world's fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But after a noticeable decline that occurred for a half century, the times, while still edging lower, have stalled several minutes north of two hours for the past decade. For the first time, 1:59 examines what it will take for an elite distance runner to go sub–two hours. It will require more than raw talent, optimal body size, and great athletic genes. In order to become marathon's Roger Bannister and smash this elusive record, this runner must follow a healthy diet and an individualized training regimen that takes advantage of specific environmental factors (“live high, train low"). Because precious seconds count over each mile run, other critical considerations include improved running form and economy, sharpened mental focus, and wearing the right type of racing flats (or even ...

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Tales of Woods and Waters: An Anthology of Classic Hunting and Fishing Stories by Vin T. Sparano (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Whether it's hunting, fishing, or simply shooting, the love and thrill of the outdoors will always remain. In Tales of Woods and Waters, well-known outdoor editor Vin T. Sparano has collected thirty-seven of the greatest, most enjoyable, and most well-written outdoors stories to have been published. Experience the tension of hunting in the jungles of Tanzania in Jim Carmichael's “Kill the Leopard," the joys of your first .22 in Garth Sanders's “My First Rifle," the nuances of river fishing in Frank Conaway's “Big Water, Little Men," and the enduring challenge of turkey hunting in Charles Elliott's “The Old Man and the Tom." Spanning the world and its varied forms of wildlife, these stories demonstrate that no matter where one hunts, shoots, or fishes, the outdoors will always be an important place to form memories that last a lifetime. Along with Sparano's other collections of hunting stories, Classic Hunting Tales and The Greatest Hunting Stories Ever Told, also published by ...

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Summer of the Bass: My Love Affair with America's Greatest Fish by W. D. Wetherell (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The black bass is not only the most popular American gamefish, fished for by millions, but is also one of the country's most iconic creatures, embodying many of the traits and virtues we like to think of as typically American. And yet, despite the hundreds of "how-to" books published on bass fishing over the years, few if any authors have stepped back to examine the bass's place in the natural world, to honor its virtues, and describe its remarkable adaptions to an ever-changing environment as it spread from its original home in the continent's middle to 49 out of the 50 states. Bass tournaments with huge cash prizes, overpowered bass boats, glitzy bass fishing programs on TV. That's what people think of when they think of bass--a heavily commercialized, over-the-top commodity involving big bucks and crowds. That the bass can also be a creature of the quiet, forgotten places, the beautiful wild places, is a story that has been drowned beneath all the bassy hype and buzz. In Summer ...

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Badass Prepper's Handbook: Everything You Need to Know to Prepare Yourself for the Worst by James Henry (Skyhorse) 2.9 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified one day ago

Disaster can strike at any time with no warning. Most people aren't forward thinking enough to prepare for the worst, others simply don't have the skills needed to successfully prepare. That's where the Badass Prepper's Handbook comes in. Covering a wide variety of disaster scenarios with detailed instructions for what you need to do in each one, you'll be ready for anything in no time at all. You'll learn how to build shelters, how to store water and food, how to cook off the grid, how to evacuate safely and efficiently, and much, much more. With this ultimate guide in disaster survival, you'll be ready to protect yourself, you family, your neighbors, and your pets, in all of the worst case scenarios.

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Length: 146 Pages (4,619 KB)
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American Pistol Shooting by William D. Frazer (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The ultimate book for the gun enthusiast and the historian alike, American Pistol Shooting is a textbook of old-world techniques for successful shooting. The author Major William D. Frazer was an incredibly accomplished marksman in his day, earning the US Army's Distinguished Marksman badge in 1922. Almost entirely self taught, Frazer knew that the world needed a comprehensive book on pistol shooting technique, and he was the man to write that book. Brilliantly detailed with sections on caring for your pistols, trigger control, defensive shooting and quick drawing, and even shooting psychology, there is something here for everyone. First published in the early 1900s, almost all of American Pistol Shooting is still relevant today, even despite the massive technological changes that have swept across the face of the gun industry. The techniques described will help anyone up their game and zero in on their aim. Whether practicing alone in the backyard or practicing at the shooting range, ...

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Becoming a Mountain: Himalayan Journeys in Search of the Sacred and the Sublime by Stephen Alter (Arcade) 3.8 Stars (27 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Hailed as a "wondrous book" by Gretel Ehrlich, and winner of the Kekoo Naoroji Book Award for Himalayan Literature -- a journey of healing that becomes a pilgrimage for the soul. Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth. This book is his account of a series of treks he took in the high Himalayas following his convalescence -- to Bandar Punch (the monkey's tail), Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. He set himself this goal to ...

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Length: 288 Pages (1,335 KB)
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Game of My Life Ohio State Buckeyes: Memorable Stories of Buckeye Football by Steve Greenberg (Sports Publishing) 4.2 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A. J. Hawk can isolate the game of his life, the 2006 Fiesta Bowl against Notre Dame, not because of individual statistics, but because of what the game represented. "I think the fact that it was the end of an amazing four years -- four big Bowl wins; three Michigan wins; lots of victories in those four years; and an amazing group of teammates and coaches -- is why it felt like the game of my life," Hawk said. Jan White has a different reason for the game of his life: He scored his first touchdown as a Buckeye, playing a position he didn't necessarily want to play. "It became a footrace I was determined to win," White says of his 72-yard reception from Rex Kern against Northwestern in 1968. Whoever they are and whatever the reason, there always is "the" game in a player's memory bank. The folks, whose stories are chronicled in Game of My Life Ohio State Buckeyes, tell you why a certain game was the best, providing the detail, the color, and the emotion that only a player can share. ...

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Length: 256 Pages (7,904 KB)
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Simply Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach by Dan Devine (Sports Publishing) 4.3 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 6 hours ago

Dan Devine: Memoirs of a Hall of Fame Coach is the autobiography of the former University of Missouri and Notre Dame head football coach. As head coach at Arizona State, Devine accumulated a 27-3-1 record. From 1958-1970, he guided Missouri to a 93-37-7 mark. Devine also served as the head coach and Green Bay Packers. Inducted into the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame in 1985, his 1977 Notre Dame squad captured the National Championship. Skyhorse Publishing, along with our Arcade, Good Books, Sports Publishing, and Yucca imprints, is proud to publish a broad range of biographies, autobiographies, and memoirs. Our list includes biographies on well-known historical figures like Benjamin Franklin, Nelson Mandela, and Alexander Graham Bell, as well as villains from history, such as Heinrich Himmler, John Wayne Gacy, and O. J. Simpson. We have also published survivor stories of World War II, memoirs about overcoming adversity, first-hand tales of adventure, and much more. While ...

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Length: 225 Pages (1,400 KB)
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Yankees World Series Memories by Maury Allen (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

No two phrases in American baseball go together better than “World Series Champions" and “New York Yankees." The most iconic franchise in American sports, the Yankees have taken home 27 World Series titles. Out of the thousands of games and millions of memories that have come to define this epic team, Maury Allen has distilled the greatest championship moments in this newly revised edition of Yankees World Series Memories. The name says it all—within these pages readers can relive all the glory, passion, and excitement of Yankees domination. Critical reading for any baseball fan, Yankees World Series Memories is a nail-biting compendium of athleticism and skill. Readers young and old will relish tales of baseball's golden age and the thrill of modern victories. From Yogi Berra to Derek Jeter, Maury Allen highlights the absolute best of Yankees baseball.

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Length: 208 Pages (1,623 KB)
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So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team Fan Book 1) by Pat Gass (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

So You Think You're a Detroit Red Wings Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Red Wings hockey. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, you'll get details behind each?stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about one of hockey's Original Six teams. The book includes players and coaches of the past and present, from Gordie Howe to Steve Yzerman, Nicklas Lidström, Ted Lindsay, Terry Sawchuk, Chris Chelios, Chris Osgood, Red Kelly, Niklas Kronwall, Sid Abel, Marcel Pronovost, Alex Delvecchio, Dominik Ha?ek, Sergei Fedorov, and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: ? Who was the first Red Wings coach to win the Jack Adams Award as the NHL's top coach? ? Steve Yzerman was the captain of the Red Wings from 1986-2006. Who did he replace? ? The Red Wings hold the ...

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Length: 240 Pages (3,186 KB)
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Start Your Engines: Famous Firsts in the History of NASCAR by Jay W. Pennell (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Start Your Engines contains twenty-nine chapters describing different inaugural accomplishments that have taken place throughout NASCAR history. This book answers the following questions: • When was NASCAR officially founded? • Where was the first Strictly Stock race held? • What was the first flag-to-flag race ever broadcast on TV? • When was the first night race? • When and where was the first international NASCAR race held? • Who was the first woman to win the Daytona 500 pole position? • And many more! In Start Your Engines, seasoned writer Jay W. Pennell outlines some of the most iconic and unknown firsts in NASCAR history. From Red Byron to Richard Petty, Dale Earnhardt to Jeff Gordon, Jimmie Johnson to Danica Patrick, Pennell also covers some of the biggest names of the sport and their landmark contributions. Providing in-depth explanations of each milestone, Pennell takes readers through the peaks and valleys of NASCAR history and details the impact each first had on ...

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Length: 216 Pages (2,495 KB)
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So You Think You're a New York Mets Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team Fan) by Brett Topel (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 13 hours ago

So You Think You're a New York Mets Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Mets baseball. Rather than merely posing questions and providing answers, this book will give you the details behind each—stories that bring to life players and coaches, games and seasons. This book is divided into multiple parts, with progressively more difficult questions in each new section. Along the way, you'll learn more about the great Mets players and managers of the past and present, from Tom Seaver to Gary Carter, Keith Hernandez, Lee Mazzilli, Davey Johnson, Dave Kingman, Gil Hodges, Jerry Koosman, Jon Matlack, John Stearns, Darryl Strawberry, Mike Piazza, Edgardo Alfonzo, Matt Harvey, David Wright, and so many more. The many questions that this book answers include: • Who was drafted number one overall by the Mets in 1984? • Who was on deck when Mookie Wilson hit his famous ground ball to Bill Buckner? • There are two men enshrined in Cooperstown wearing Mets caps on their plaques, but there ...

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Full Circle: The Remarkable True Story of Two All-American Wrestling Teammates Pitted Against Each Other in the War on Drugs and Then Reunited as ... by Chuck Malkus (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Glamour, excitement, and money were thrust upon Miami in the late 1970s. Seemingly overnight, it transformed from a sleepy Southern town famous only for its retirees, to an exciting mix of wealth, style, and violence. It was the Cocaine Era, when mountains of cash, bricks of coke, and men with assault rifles changed everything. And it changed the people living there, as well. Kevin Pedersen and Alex DeCubas, a couple of local boys who met at a Little League game, became best friends and star high school wrestling teammates. They were even featured in Sports Illustrated. Alex, who was so big and powerful that he wasn't allowed to play football with the other kids, was on his way to bigger things, possibly the Olympics, when a series of tragedies derailed his dreams. Instead, he used his natural strength and ferocity to start robbing drug dealers and selling what he took. Before long, he caught the eyes of the Colombians and became the biggest home-grown cocaine dealer in the United ...

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The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book: A Comprehensive Guide to More Than 60 Sporting Breeds by Vickie Lamb (Skyhorse) 3.5 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Find and train the perfect hunting dog with this expansive reference book. For centuries, man has hunted with dogs. Today there are dozens of purposefully bred sports dogs to choose from. The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book delves into the various breeds that exist, offering information on their temperaments, skills, and looks. Included in The Ultimate Hunting Dog Reference Book is advice on: Choosing the perfect hunting dog Caring for your dog's health Training you dog Fun games to play with your dog The best hunting strategies With more than sixty breeds of hunting dogs to choose from, there is bound to be the perfect match for you and your hunting style. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms enthusiasts. We publish books about shotguns, rifles, handguns, target shooting, gun collecting, self-defense, archery, ammunition, knives, gunsmithing, gun repair, and wilderness survival. We publish books on deer hunting, big game ...

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New York Rangers: Greatest Moments and Players by Stan Fischler (Sports Publishing) 3.5 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

An Original Six NHL member, the Broadway Blueshirts boast one of the most renowned histories in the last hundred years of North American professional hockey. With the New York Rangers returning to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in twenty years in the 2013–2014 season, their presence is more prominent than ever. In this newly updated edition of New York Rangers: Greatest Moments and Players, first published in 2007, hockey's premier historian recounts all of the Rangers' luminaries such as Andy Bathgate, Brian Leetch, and current goaltender Henrik Lundqvist, as well as their most telling moments on the ice. Throughout the years, Stan Fischler, a Manhattanite of almost half a century, has covered both the Blueshirts' highs and lows. Regarded as the dean of American hockey journalists, he has been covering the sport for sixty years, and has been following the Rangers even longer. With over ninety books on hockey published to date, there is nobody better to narrate the history ...

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Shohei Ohtani: The Amazing Story of Baseball's Two-Way Japanese Superstar by Jay Paris (Sports Publishing) 3.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Rarely does anyone use the term "two-way" in regard to a baseball player. Yet the Los Angeles Angels' Shohei Ohtani, at the young age of twenty-three, has become the epitome of the term, drawing comparisons to Babe Ruth by baseball pundits everywhere. After being drafted by the Hokkaido Nippon-Ham Fighters of the Japan Pacific League with the number-one pick in 2012, the eighteen-year-old Ohtani struggled with the bat during his rookie season. However, he had a breakout year in 2014, posting a 2.61 ERA in 24 starts and 179 strikeouts (as well as 10 home runs). By 2017, all thirty Major League Baseball teams had heard about the Japanese phenom and expressed interest in signing him. Ultimately, the Angels offered him the opportunity to compete as a two-way player and the chance to accomplish his professional goals. After a quiet spring training, Ohtani broke out in the first two weeks of the 2018 regular season, becoming just the 14th pitcher in major-league history to strike out ...

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Length: 168 Pages (16,927 KB)
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