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The Best There Ever Was: Dan Patch and the Dawn of the American Century by Sharon B. Smith (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 37 minutes ago

His winning percentage was well above Jordan's shooting average or Woods's domination of golf tournaments. And he sold products and drew spectators like no one had ever done. He was hands-down the most famous athlete in America's most popular spectator sport, and exactly one hundred years ago you would have been hard pressed to find anybody in the country who didn't know his name. He was Dan Patch, and he was a racehorse. At the turn of the last century, harness racing drew larger crowds and offered bigger paychecks than any other sport. Its stars were household names, and Dan Patch was both the most celebrated and the richest. As successful as he was on the track, Dan Patch was also America's first "marketing machine": the horse who could sell cigars, washing machines, stoves, automobiles, and animal feed, just by the presence of his name and photograph. The Best There Ever Was examines the evolution of sports marketing through the lives of Dan Patch and the three men who owned him: ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 256 Pages (5,240 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living, The by Jay Cassell (Skyhorse) 4.2 Stars (14 Reviews)    Price verified 2 hours ago

Being a homesteader today may seem difficult; the world is full of so many gadgets and conveniences, many of which most of us consider necessary to live a full and happy life. In this collection, edited and arranged by Jay Cassell, you'll see that going off the grid, adapting to your surroundings, and depending on yourself and your land is really not as challenging as one may think. With the information and tips you learn in this book, you'll easily find success as a modern-day homesteader. The essays featured in The Ultimate Guide to Self-Reliant Living were written by some of today's most respected outdoorsmen and outdoorswomen, nature enthusiasts, agricultural professionals, and successful homesteaders. Through the information on these pages, you will learn the best techniques and approaches concerning: • Hunting, fishing, and trapping • Foraging • Growing and preparing your own food • Animal husbandry • Living off the grid • Building barns and outbuildings • ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 801 Pages (50,254 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Golfing with Dad: The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love by David Barrett (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Golfing With Dad is a heartwarming collection of golf's best players' favorite memories with their fathers and how those memories shaped them not only as players, but the men they are today. Many professional golfers have been greatly influenced by their fathers, and some of the very best have contributed interviews to this special book, edited by longtime Golf magazine editor David Barrett, the author of Miracle at Merion. Contributors include Brad Adamonis, Stewart Cink, Ray Floyd, Jay Haas, J.J. Henry, Peter Jacobsen, Christina Kim, Brittany Lincicome, Kristy McPherson, Phil Mickelson, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Kevin Streelman and Tom Watson. An ideal Father's Day gift, Golfing With Dad offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the private lives of some of the game's best players.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 162 Pages (5,319 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Beyond Xs and Os: What I Learned About Friendship and Success from a College Football Legend by Thomas J. Berthel (Skyhorse) 3.1 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

Tom Berthel first met Hall of Fame football coach Hayden Fry when, in the mid-1980s, his investment firm, Berthel Fisher & Co., became a corporate sponsor of the University of Iowa Athletic Department. This business partnership not only helped Berthel Fisher establish a winning public image, but it also gave birth to one of the most important and enduring friendships of Tom Berthel's life. Fry became a mentor and father figure to Berthel, and the wisdom Fry bestowed on him through their mutual friendship taught Berthel invaluable lessons in leadership, motivation, and what it takes to be a winner in business and in life. These are the lessons that form the core of Beyond Xs and Os. In the book, Tom Berthel recounts the many lessons he learned from Coach Fry -- some but not all related to football -- and explains how they helped shape his life and business. In each chapter, Berthel outlines a specific lesson he learned from Coach Fry, explains how he integrated these philosophies ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 257 Pages (17,451 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

When The System Fails: Will You Survive? by Nathan Combs 4.4 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 3 hours ago

A no BS survival guide that takes you step by step through the process of preparing and using a survival plan and kit. Written specifically for those with little or no survival knowledge or skills and those on a budget. Filled with logical and useful information, When The System Fails contains the information you need to prepare for--what many believe--is about to occur. Regardless of your level of survival knowledge or experience, WTSF is the definitive survival guide for today's world and belongs in every household in the United States. If you're serious about survival, or if you're merely concerned, you owe it to yourself and your family to avail yourself of the information contained in this book.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 266 Pages (1,640 KB)
Lending: Enabled
Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Sure-Fire Whitetail Tactics by John Weiss (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Whether you're a seasoned veteran or a first-time deer hunter, you will find plenty of solid advice delivered in a knowledgeable yet comprehensible manner in Sure-Fire Whitetail Tactics. In this essential guide, whitetail authority John Weiss covers topics deer hunters everywhere consistently want to learn more about. From detailing the best methods for scouting, to analyzing the effects of moon phases and latitudes on the rut, to adapting your strategy for different weather patterns, Weiss shares some of deer hunting's best-kept secrets. With additional chapters on deer vision, strategies for tracking deer, GPS strategies for prime stalking, and tasty venison recipes to celebrate your success, Sure-Fire Whitetail Tactics delivers plenty of hard-core, no-nonsense advice on every aspect of deer hunting. After reading it, you'll be well on your way to bagging a buck on your very next hunt. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a broad range of books for hunters and firearms ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 237 Pages (21,964 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The New York Yankees Home Run Almanac: The Bronx Bombers' Most Historic, Unusual, and Titanic Dingers by Douglas B. Lyons (Sports Publishing) 4.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The New York Yankees don't call themselves the "Bronx Bombers" for nothing. And though Babe Ruth did not invent the home run, he did indeed popularize it and make it seem less vulgar. New York Yankees Home Run Almanac presents a month-by-month tally of historic, important, unusual, or titanic home runs, hit mostly by Yankees (or players who hit them at Yankees ballparks). It covers everyone from Ruth to Mickey Mantle, Alex Rodriguez, Joe DiMaggio, Lou Gehrig, Reggie Jackson, Derek Jeter, Aaron Judge, and many more pinstripe players, past and present, in an easy-to-read format. Some of the many dingers featured include: • Graig Nettles's home run on Opening Day 1974, when the Yankees called Shea Stadium home • Jorge Posada's and Bernie Williams's switch-hit home runs during the same game in 2000 • Pitcher Whitey Ford's third and final home run of his career • Aaron Judge's 50th home run of the season, a rookie record • And many more!

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 202 Pages (4,313 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Before Wrigley Became Wrigley: The Inside Story of the First Years of the Cubs? Home Field by Sean Deveney (Sports Publishing) 4.7 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Chicago's Wrigley Field opened in 1914 as Weeghman Park, the new North Side stadium erected for use by the Federal League's Chicago team, which would eventually be called the Whales. It was built in just 50 days, with an rectangular shape in the style of New York's Polo Grounds, designed to fit the odd dimensions of the lot—which formerly housed a seminary school—that Whales owner “Lucky" Charley Weeghman had purchased with a 99-year lease at a little over $300,000. In all, it took $250,000 and a plenty of scrambling to build the park. That seminal event is at the heart of Before Wrigley: The Inside Story of the First Years of the Cubs' Home Field . The book will explore the early years of Wrigley Field, when it bore a different name and housed a different team. Sean Deveney has mined documents and resources from baseball's Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, as well as the Chicago History Museum, to supplement the reports in newspapers and magazines of the day, giving readers a ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 224 Pages (1,363 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Badass Survival Secrets: Essential Skills to Survive Any Crisis by James Henry (Skyhorse) 4.1 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

History is filled with incredible stories of the mountain men, experts in survival who relied on nothing except their own skills and ingenuity. If you want to learn to be one of them, then this is the book for you. Badass Survival Secrets will introduce you to everything that you need to be a modern day mountain man. You'll learn how to construct shelter, build fires, how to track and hunt your food, how to find clean water, and how to stay warm in brutal climates. Everything that you need to become a badass survivalist expert is in this book. You're a backpacker or a hunter lost in the woods after sundown; what do you do? Your car flips over on an empty highway; how will you survive until morning? If you were left alone in the middle of the wilderness, would you be able to make it? While current technology, such as cell phones and GPS, is helpful, when you are lost in the wilderness the best things you can rely on are your own skills. Badass Survival Secrets will introduce you to ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 146 Pages (5,839 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

More than Beards, Bellies and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies (And the Phillie Phanatic Too) by Bob Gordon (Sports Publishing) 3.5 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Stubble scruffed up their chins. Tobacco wads ballooned their cheeks. The 1993 Philadelphia Phillies had the look of a slow-pitch softball team itching to kick some serious butt. They did kick butt, too, on and off the field. "They lived the life of professional baseball players as fully as it can be done," manager Jim Fregosi said. Though they weren't a photogenic bunch, their mugs were everywhere, on Baseball Today, on David Letterman, and on Saturday Night Live. Even President Clinton quipped about them. The newly revised edition of Robert Gordon's and Tom Burgoyne's More Than Beards, Bellies, and Biceps: The Story of the 1993 Phillies tells the complete story of this gang of baseball throwbacks that quickly seduced the hometown fans. By season's end they had won over the rest of the country, too. America's Most Wanted Team became America's Team in a heart-thumping World Series against Toronto. The '93 Phils drew more spectators than any other Philadelphia franchise in the city's ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 272 Pages (2,332 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Lost Arts of the Sportsman: The Ultimate Guide to Hunting, Fishing, Trapping, and Camping by Francis Henry Buzzacott (Skyhorse) 3.9 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The Lost Art of the Sportsman is an exhaustive reference text and a compulsively addictive narrative from the turn of the 1900s. Francis H. Buzzacott would find little in common with the hiker and camper of contemporary times. This is the American frontiersman at his best -- no-holds-barred approach to sporting. And while some of the advice and information in The Lost Art of the Sportsman has undoubtedly been replaced with the advent of new technology, what's surprising is just how much of the book is still essential advice and knowledge for the modern hunter, fisher, and camper. Inside, you'll learn: • What to bring on a fishing, hunting, or camping trip • Recipes for easy campfire meals • Hunting, fishing, and trapping tips for a variety of animals • How to deal with an emergency in a remote place • Clothing choices for a variety of situations • Tips and secrets for all varieties of firearms Faithfully reproduced exactly how it was originally printed, The Lost Art of ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 561 Pages (171,124 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Game of My Life Chicago Bears: Memorable Stories of Bears Football by Lew Freedman (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Since their founding in 1919, the Chicago Bears have carried the hearts and souls of football fans throughout the country. Now supporters of one of the NFL's most storied franchises will go into the locker room and onto the turf with over twenty Bears legends in Game of My Life Chicago Bears. In this newly revised edition, sportswriter Lew Freedman opens the doors to players' private remembrances of how it was and how they reacted to the spotlight. Big touchdowns, career-making moments, and championship glory shared all come to the surface for Bears of the past half-century. Readers will hear tales from Hall of Famers such as Dick Butkus, Gale Sayers, Mike Singletary, Stan Jones, and so many more. Within these pages, Chicago gridiron greats offer glimpses of the National Football League in the 1950s, the 1960s, and right up through present-day play. More than sixty years of Bears experience is represented in this collection of tales told by the men who lived through some of the most ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 257 Pages (4,252 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Biggle Horse Book: A Concise and Practical Treatise on the Horse, Adapted to the Needs of Farmers and Others Who Have a Kindly Regard for This ... by Jacob Biggle (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

"People ought to try to make their horses happy," wrote Jacob Biggle's wife Harriet in The Biggle Horse Book in 1894. "A happy, cheerful horse will do more work and live longer, and thus be more profitable to its owner, than one whose temper is kept constantly ruffled, whose disposition is soured by ill-usage, and whose peace of mind is often disturbed by the crack of the whip, the hoarse voice of the driver, the strain of overwork, the discomfort of a hard bed, or the pangs of hunger and thirst." When it comes to the treatment of animals -- especially the horse -- the Biggles were ahead of their time. Folksy and informative, this manual offers timeless tips on the effective and humane treatment and training of horses and detailed descriptions of all the major breeds. Practical horsemen and veterinarians of the era contributed their wisdom and insight, and their maxims on owning, riding, and working with horses will provide endless hours of entertainment. Here are just a few: "Proper ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 128 Pages (3,482 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Pinstripe Quotes: The Wit and Wisdom of the New York Yankees by Henry Clougherty (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Was it Babe Ruth who said it best when he once remarked, "Baseball was, is, and always will be to me the best game in the world"? Or Mickey Mantle when he channeled Lou Gehrig during his 1969 farewell address: "I never knew how someone dying could say he was the luckiest man in the world. But now I understand"? Since the New York Highlanders became the New York Yankees in 1913, this dynamic franchise has captured the hearts and minds of fans across the nation. But for all the glory garnered by the men in pinstripes, their advice, wisdom, and passion has never been given a voice until now. Pinstripe Quotes is a unique collection of quotes, stories, and historic anecdotes as spoken by the players themselves, and the men and women who knew them best. Where else will fans learn Lou Gehrig's thoughts on racial discrimination, or Derek Jeter's penchant for singing out loud when no one else is around? What Yankees fan won't relish reliving the team's first World Series victory through the ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 176 Pages (11,029 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Cleveland Browns A - Z by Roger Gordon (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A must-have book for any Cleveland Browns fan, this updated edition of Cleveland Browns A to Z is compiled alphabetically for easy accessibility. The book offers a complete history of the tradition-filled franchise and includes more than five hundred different items of interest. Imagine yourself in chilly Cleveland, where the frigid winds freeze fans in the stands and frustrate such legendary kickers as Lou Groza and Don Cockroft. Discover the origin behind the country's most rabid followers, who sit in the east end zone's Dawg Pound and bark their support for the team. Revel in a ream of statistics, from Hall of Famers like Jim Brown and Otto Graham to passing yards leaders to the win-loss record for when the team plays in domes. Cleveland Browns A to Z is a handy reference guide of notable information that makes up Browns history, especially regarding statistics. Cleveland Browns A to Z brings you the history of the Browns and will delight those with a penchant for sports trivia ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 312 Pages (8,727 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Tales from the University of South Carolina Gamecocks Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Gamecock Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Tom Price (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

With one of the most amazing football turnarounds in NCAA history, from 0-21 in 1998-99 to a 2001 Outback Bowl victory over Ohio State and six subsequent championships since, the South Carolina Gamecocks rang in the new century with a bang. For 45 years, author Tom Price was in Columbia, South Carolina recording the stories that have made the Gamecocks one of America's greatest collegiate sports teams. Whether it's tales of football, basketball, soccer, baseball, golf, track and field, or any one of the Gamecocks' many other sports, this book, first published in 2001, captures it all through engaging anecdotes gleaned from the author's many years of personal experience and interviews with athletes and others connected with the university. Perfect for the shelf of any fan of the garnet and black! 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 ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 300 Pages (5,049 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Game of My Life Virginia Tech Hokies: Memorable Stories of Hokie Football and Basketball by Mike Harris (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Virginia Tech's Shayne Graham trots onto the field at West Virginia on November 6, 1999, with two thoughts in his mind. One is a missed field goal that would have beaten Miami a year earlier. The other is the 44-yard field goal he is about to try against the Mountaineers, a kick he must make if the Hokies are to stay unbeaten and on track for a national championship. Head down, he focuses on his mark as the ball is snapped. He steps forward, the dream of an entire team resting with his leg. Now, hear Graham's memory of that kick in his own words, for the first time. Game of My Life: Virginia Tech Hokies, first published in 2006, celebrates the extraordinary football and basketball moments that have shaped the college's rich athletic heritage. Through interviews with some of the school's most prestigious athletes, Hokies fans can relive the big games that defined the school's winning tradition. Carroll Dale, later a fixture with the Green Bay Packers, dove—arms outstretched—to haul ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 264 Pages (16,085 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Bearing the Cross: My Inspiring Journey from Poverty to the NFL and Sports Television by Irv Cross (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Born into poverty in Hammond, Indiana, not much was expected from Irvin Acie Cross. But with much hard work and dedication, he put together one of the most incredible life stories imaginable. After being drafted by the Philadelphia Eagles in 1961 out of Northwestern University, Cross went on to have a nine-year career in the NFL, appearing in two Pro Bowls. After retiring, he joined the Eagles as a coach, and did so until 1971 when a rare opportunity came along. With his player career over and without any experience, Cross hired by CBS sports as an analyst and commentator, becoming the first African American to work full-time as a sports analyst on national television. He then joined NFL Today in 1975 with Brent Musburger, former Miss America Phyllis George, and sports bookie Jimmy "The Greek" Snyder, and the show would go on to win thirteen Emmy Awards that first year. Throughout his life, Irv Cross has shown off his signature smile. With his strong spiritual belief, he has ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 256 Pages (973 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Spartan Sports Encyclopedia: A History of the Michigan State Men's Athletic Program, 2nd Edition by Jack Seibold (Sports Publishing) 4.3 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who's who. Earvin “Magic" Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves... the list grows with each new season. This book, now in its second edition, covers the complete history of MSU men's athletics. The Spartan Sports Encyclopedia 2e, organized chronologically, chronicles more than a century of Michigan State athletic history in an easy-to-read format, highlighting over 7,000 athletes and coaches from 15 sports. Included are vignettes about Spartan seasons and celebrities and an ultracomplete review of scores and statistics. This fantastic reference book is a must-have for any Spartan fan. 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, pro and college basketball, hockey, or soccer, we have a book about your sport or your team. Whether you are ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 1,208 Pages (186,782 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Natural Gardening for Birds: Create a Bird-Friendly Habitat in Your Backyard by Julie Zickefoose (Skyhorse) 4.6 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A Practical Illustrated Bird-Oriented Gardening Book with Great Reference Charts Bird-watchers everywhere dream of a landscape dotted with fruiting shrubs, nests tucked into twining vines, and birds flocking to feeding stations. Let Natural Gardening for Birds show you how to lay out the welcome mat for birds by considering all of their needs, including year-round food, water, and shelter. Whether you're looking to create a hummingbird garden, install a water feature, create alluring perches, or simply designate a corner of your property as a natural area, you'll find all the inspiration and information you need in Natural Gardening for Birds, including: The best plants for nectar, fruit, and seeds The most attractive foods to offer birds Housing for cavity-nesting birds Simple habitat enhancements like snags and perches Region-specific planting ideas and charts

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 256 Pages (14,264 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Silk and Steel: Women at Arms by Robert L Wilson (Skyhorse) 4.7 Stars (13 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Silk and Steel: Women at Arms is the first comprehensive presentation on the subject of women and firearms. No object has had a greater impact on world history over the past 650 years than the firearm, and Wilson shows how women have played a vital role in its development. 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 hunting, small game hunting, wing shooting, turkey hunting, deer stands, duck blinds, bowhunting, wing shooting, hunting dogs, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 336 Pages (32,616 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Pocket Deer Hunting Guide: Successful Hunting with a Rifle or Shotgun (Skyhorse Pocket Guides) by Stephen D. Carpenteri (Skyhorse) 4.8 Stars (10 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Whether it's learning about rifles and shotguns, determining the best hunting location, or butchering your five-point buck, here is all the essential information to have a successful and fun hunting experience in a compact, portable guidebook. Complete with handy illustrations and photographs, The Pocket Deer Hunting Guide is the essential reference guidebook for any deer hunter.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 160 Pages (11,609 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Sailing Acts: Following An Ancient Voyage by Linford Stutzman (Good Books) 4.8 Stars (26 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

For those who love sailing and you-are-there travel literature. Also for those who enjoy studying the life and times of the Apostle Paul. But definitely for those who love adventure, or at least reading about it! Seafaring isn't for the faint of heart. It wasn't for the Apostle Paul in the first century A.D.—shipwrecked, imprisoned, and often a stranger in foreign lands. And it turned out to be a heart-stopping task some two thousand years later, when a religion professor and his wife undertook a 14-month journey by sailboat! They stopped in eight countries, visiting every site where Paul stopped on his tumultuous missionary journeys. "Sailing Acts" traces this 21st-century voyage from Volos, Greece, to Rome, Italy, by car, by foot, by motorized scooter, but mostly on a 33-foot boat, logging more than 3600 nautical miles over two sailing seasons. "Explorers are easy to admire or despise, but very difficult to understand without going on the trip," writes Stutzman. "To really ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 338 Pages (2,760 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Living an Armed Life: A Woman's Guide to Adapting Her Carry to Her Changing Life by Lynne Finch (Skyhorse) 4.5 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Statistics from the United States Department of Justice regularly report that more than half of all of violent crime is perpetrated against unarmed women. Whether you are part of this demographic or you have a loved one who is, do you have a plan for when danger strikes? Do you know how to defend yourself against attack or assault? In Living an Armed Life, NRA instructor and author Lynne Finch lists and explains expert tactics to help prepare women to protect themselves throughout their lives. Finch deftly covers dozens of topics pertaining to defending yourself as a woman, with chapters on: • Choosing when and where to carry • How to carry (both on and off the body) • Discerning when and when not to shoot • Arming yourself as you age • The effects of fear and adrenaline on your mental state Finch's text is an essential read for every woman—from the young college student to the elderly grandmother—who is looking to learn how to best defend herself. You unfortunately will ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 176 Pages (5,025 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

The Future of Tennis: A Photographic Celebration of the Men's Tour by Philip Slayton (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

At the heart of the men's tennis game for some years have been the Big Four: Novak Djokovic, Roger Federer, Andy Murray, and Rafael Nadal. Since 2006, only three other players have won a Grand Slam Tournament, and no one else has been ranked world No. 1. But since 2013, the dominance of the Big Four has come under sustained and increasing pressure. New players are challenging Djokovic, Federer, Murray, and Nadal. The rivalry between the old guard and (mostly) young contenders makes this the golden age of tennis. Nick Kyrgios beat Nadal in the fourth round of 2014 Wimbledon. In 2017, David Goffin beat Djokovic in Monte Carlo; Dominic Thiem beat Murray in Barcelona; Sascha Zverev beat Federer in Montreal; and Denis Shapovalov beat Nadal, also in Montreal. In The Future of Tennis Philip Slayton and Peter Figura examine a selection of the players outside of the Big Four and introduce the reader to the great depth of field in the men's game and the personalities that enliven the sport. ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 168 Pages (31,316 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

UCLA Basketball Encyclopedia: The First 100 Years by Spencer Stueve (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A complete history of a century of UCLA Basketball! Over the course of one hundred years, UCLA has proven to be arguably the top college basketball program of all time, but the rise to the top was filled with many bumps in the road. In UCLA Basketball Encyclopedia, Spencer Stueve writes in detail about each season in the team's epic history. While Coach John Wooden built a program that won more championships than any other in America, not all of UCLA's basketball history is about winning titles. Prior to Coach Wooden's arrival, UCLA was one of the worst programs in America, and since his departure, UCLA has been on a never-ending search for the man to bring them back to the top. Stueve leaves no stone unturned in this comprehensive volume, describing the many highs and lows the team has encountered along the way. Readers will learn about the life of Lewis Alcindor (who changed his name to Kareem Abdul-Jabbar), the dark days of Bill Walton and how he came back to life, and many ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 615 Pages (69,562 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Like a Rose: Life Lessons from a Training Camp with Hank Stram and the Kansas City Chiefs by Rick Telander (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

More than thirty years ago, acclaimed author and Chicago Sun-Times sports columnist Rick Telander was drafted out of Northwestern University by a Kansas City Chiefs team filled with future Pro Football Hall of Famers and coached by the legendary Hank Stram. In 2004, Telander found the tattered, spiral-bound journal he kept while in that training camp and, after rereading the entries he kept until being cut from the team, was amazed and moved by the life lessons he took away from that once-in-a-lifetime experience and how they can be applied to people's lives today. In Like a Rose, Rick Telander reproduces his training-camp journal, following each entry with his views today on how those unique events and the heartbreak of not being able to fulfill his NFL dream helped propel him into a life as one of the country's most highly respected and well-known sportswriters. Telander, whose other books include Heaven Is a Playground, ranked as the fifteenth best sports book of all-time by ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 160 Pages (2,450 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Game of My Life San Francisco Giants: Memorable Stories of Giants Baseball by Matt Johanson (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Orlando Cepeda breaks into the majors with a home run. Willie Mays drills four homers in a single game while sick to his stomach. Felipe Alou prays for a ninth-inning miracle with the National League pennant on the line. In Game of My Life San Francisco Giants, you'll experience the exceptional moments of fan favorites Will Clark, Rich Aurilia, Robby Thompson, and Rod Beck, as well as current stars like Tim Lincecum, described in their own words as only they remember them.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 257 Pages (1,239 KB)
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Added: Jun 1st, 2020

Ricky Williams: Dreadlocks to Ditka by Steve Richardson (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Ricky Williams is not only the best running back in the history of college football, but also a known for his down-to-earth personality and willingness to help others. His decision to stay at UT for his senior year despite opportunities to join the NFL meant the world to UT and fans of the soft-spoken, dreadlocked, talented athlete. Richardson delves deep into the personal life of Williams', who was forced to grow up at an early age in order to take care of his twin sister, younger siblings and divorced mother. Through his responsibiliy to his family and love of football, Ricky Williams' story is truly inspirational.

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Baseball Dads: The Game's Greatest Players Reflect on Their Fathers and the Game They Love by Wayne Stewart (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Baseball Dads is a heartwarming collection of notable major league players' favorite baseball-related memories about how their relationships with their fathers shaped them, not only as players, but as the men they are today. From superstars like David Wright, Josh Hamilton, CC Sabathia, Adrian Gonzalez, Chipper Jones, and Kevin Youkilis, to journeyman big leaguers like Adam LaRoche, J. D. Drew, Shelley Duncan, Barry Zito, and Jeff Francoeur, this inspiring book reveals, through its fifteen vivid profiles, the profound impact fathers can have on the lives of their children on and off the diamond. An ideal Father's Day gift, Baseball Dads offers a rare, intimate glimpse into the private lives of some of the game's best players.

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Length: 161 Pages (2,809 KB)
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1,001 Pearls of Golfers' Wisdom: Advice and Knowledge, from Tee to Green (1001 Pearls) by Jim Apfelbaum (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 5 hours ago

There's an old adage about sports writing that says "the smaller the ball, the better the writing." The quotes that make up 1,001 Pearls of Golfer's Wisdom prove that to be most definitely true! Including great golfers from all around the world and every era of history--Ben Hogan, Bob Hope, George Bernard Shaw, Gary Player, John Updike, Laura Baugh, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Donald Trump, Winston Churchill, Bill Murray, and more--these quotes offer wit and wisdom on every stroke and situation. With a foreword from the great Arnold Palmer, this is certainly a book that makes a great gift for golfers everywhere, even if they have to buy it for themselves.

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Length: 401 Pages (643 KB)
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Philadelphia Eagles: Where Have You Gone? by Fran Zimniuch (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Philadelphia Eagles: Where Have You Gone? takes an informative stroll down memory lane with the Philadelphia Eagles of yesteryear, helping fans who are wondering where the time has gone. Local icons such as Chuck Bednarik, Tom Brookshier, and Ron Jaworski have remained in the spotlight years after their playing days ended. But this book tells fans about what happened to players like Pete Liske, Leroy Keyes, Super Bill Bradley, and other favorites who have made being an Eagles fan in Philadelphia so much fun. The book goes beyond the helmet and shoulder pads and takes a look at the human side of these former guardians of the gridiron. From Norm Van Brocklin to Jeff Kemp, Wilbert Montgomery to Cyril Pinder, Jim Skaggs to Guy Morriss, and Don Hultz to Tim Rossovich, the book looks not only at the playing careers of many former Birds, but also at their lives after their playing days ended. Many former players have stayed in the game at some level and enjoyed coaching. Many fans, however, ...

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Tales from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Demon Deacon Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Dan Collins (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Based on the gold-standard currency of tradition and success, few college basketball programs are richer in history than Wake Forest University's. This reissue of Tales from the Wake Forest Demon Deacons Locker Room, first published in 2004, traces that vibrant history from the birth of the league to the growing successes of the team today. An original member of the Atlantic Coast Conference, the Demon Deacons have provided the acclaimed league with much of its color and character—not to mention many of its colorful characters. Author Dan Collins provides stories about legendary players like Muggsy Bogues, the 5'3" guard who defied the description of basketball as a big man's game, and the glory days of Tim Duncan, the onetime aspiring Olympic swimmer who grew up to become a five-time NBA champion and one of the greatest players in the game. The book looks at great coaches like Richard Crozier, the director of the university gymnasium who introduced basketball to Wake Forest; coach ...

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Game of My Life University of Kansas Jayhawks: Memorable Stories of Jayhawk Basketball by Steve Buckner (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The night of April 4, 1988 will forever live in the hearts of fans of Jayhawks basketball. On that night, the Jayhawks and their fans raucously celebrated the team's first national title since 1952. This game for the ages is one of 22 contests joyously recalled in this reissue of Steve Buckner's Game of My Life Kansas Jayhawks. For fans of the Kansas Jayhawks, Game of My Life is a fabulous stroll down memory lane in which several Jayhawks basketball legends detail the events that culminated in the game of their lives. Players from the 1988 NCAA Championship squad share their insights into the collective game of their lives, as well as the defeat of rival Oklahoma in the national championship game. Former players featured include Mark Turgeon, Drew Gooden, Steve Woodberry, Paul Pierce, Nick Collison, Rex Walters, Mario Chalmers, and Kirk Hinrich, along with former coach Larry Brown and many more legends. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to ...

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Solving Deer Problems: How to Deerproof Your Yard and Garden by Peter Loewer (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

What can I do? Gardeners are asking themselves—and experts—this question with increasing urgency about the deer that threaten their carefully cultivated lawns and gardens. With the increased development of suburban and rural land and the lack of natural predators, deer populations are exploding and living closer to humans than ever before—and they're nibbling on more beloved blooms as well. How can the deer be stopped? What plants are safe? Peter Loewer has the answers in Solving Deer Problems. In this manual, he addresses several key topics, including plants that will withstand a whitetail attack, chemicals that can safely be used as deer repellants, fences that will keep deer away from those choice garden beds, trapping and relocating cervids and other garden pests, and numerous tricks to keep the pesky creatures out of your yard. Peter also discusses the less-prominent threat of deer-borne diseases and ticks and how to protect yourself and your pets. He even touches on car vs. ...

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Length: 336 Pages (38,005 KB)
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United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers: A Reference and History by Arcadi Gluckman (Skyhorse) 4.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

A historical reference for more than one hundred handguns. United States Martial Pistols and Revolvers, first published in 1939, provides firearm collectors and enthusiasts with a single authoritative volume containing information on the development and description of martial short arms, from the flintlock pistol that was available at the birth of the nation to the latest available handguns during the World War I. This book is particularly useful to collectors as an important reference source, offering a listing of single-shot pistols, revolvers, and semiautomatic pistols, over the period of 1799–1917. Gluckman covers the brief histories of more than one hundred handguns, going into the specific details of the chemistry of gunpowder and the development of the first automatic firearms. Following innovators like Reverend Alexander Forsyth, John P. Lindsay, and Samuel Colt, the evolution of the weapons is carefully examined over time. The comprehensive text is accompanied by a series ...

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250 Amazing Hunting Tips: The Best Tactics and Techniques to Get Your Game This Season by Lamar Underwood (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The very best tactics and techniques that successful hunters use to get their game. With years of hunting experience, Lamar Underwood and Nate Matthews know the best gear, the best tactics, the best times and places to hunt, and what to do once game has been taken. Now, they want you to know the tips that they've picked up from their long experience. 250 Amazing Hunting Tips is a concise, easy to read collection of the best tested tidbits of wisdom from two longtime hunters. 250 Amazing Hunting Tips focuses on the game species that most of us hunt for: deer, elk, bear, boar, pheasants, quail, grouse, ducks, geese, turkeys, small game, and much more. Included are techniques and advice on such things as the best equipment for different game, how to train gun dogs, where to place tree stands for your best chance at a deer, how to effectively use decoys, and much more. Divided into convenient sections, the tips in this book offer something for both experienced hunters and beginners ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 210 Pages (14,662 KB)
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Game of My Life Indianapolis Colts: Memorable Stories of Colts Football by Mike Chappell (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In 1984, after more than thirty years as the Baltimore Colts, the franchise moved to their present home in Indianapolis, where they began their tenure as one of the most successful NFL teams. In Game of My Life Indianapolis Colts, devoted fans can join their beloved team in the action on the field and behind the scenes in the locker room, as they relive many of the greatest moments in Indianapolis Colts history. Readers will relish tales of Colts' glory through first-hand interviews with beloved players including Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Adam Vinatieri, Edgerrin James, and Marshall Faulk. Within these pages, Colts expert Mike Chappell will take readers through the early years in Indiana, the major 2007 Super Bowl win under Manning, and their continued success with quarterback Andrew Luck. Over thirty years of Colt experience is represented here, making it a must have for every true fan. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports Publishing imprint, are proud to publish a broad ...

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Rifle Marksmanship: A Guide to M16- and M4-Series Weapons by Department of the Army (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (1 Review)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Rifle Marksmanship is the newly revised, official guide to planning and executing training on the M16-series rifles (M16A1, M16A2, M16A3, and M16A4) and M4 carbine. This handbook is developed by the US Army for commanders, leaders, and instructors to help create training programs and materials for soldiers to complete the United States Army rifle marksmanship program. It offers a comprehensive guide to the specifics and capabilities of each weapon and an introduction to the fundamentals of marksmanship, followed by complete guidance through each of the five stages of rifle marksmanship training. Topics covered include: • Weapon Characteristics, Accessories, and Ammunition • Range Safety and Risk Management • Preliminary Marksmanship and Mechanical Training • Advanced Optics, Lasers, and Iron Sights • 10-Meter Target Offsets and 25-Meter Zero Offsets • Training Aids, Devices, and Scorecards Replete with information and training materials for learners and ...

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Length: 416 Pages (103,781 KB)
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Don't You Believe It!: Exposing the Myths Behind Commonly Believed Fallacies by Herb Reich (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Our cherished culturally shared beliefs stem from a variety of sources, many of which propagate old wives' tales, myths, self-serving fantasies, innocent fallacies, or sheer nonsense. History is replete with stories of great men and events that either never happened or didn't happen the way we were told they did. Such items are part of our common knowledge. They are taught in schools. They are passed down to us by our families and friends and have become part of shared cultural knowledge, accepted without question. And they are wrong. Here, Herb Reich explodes 200 myths that you probably accept as fact, including: • Jackie Robinson was the first black baseball player in the major leagues. • The captain of a ship can perform marriages. • Mussolini's trains ran on time. • Charles Lindbergh was the first man to fly across the Atlantic Ocean. • Baseball was invented by Abner Doubleday in 1839. • The Mason-Dixon line was drawn to separate the slave South from the ...

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Tales From The Auburn 2004 Championship Season: An Inside look at a Perfect Season by Richard Scott (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

How do you argue with perfection? The voters in the coaches and media polls can deliberate who's No. 1, the computers can spit out endless data to add to the arguments and everyone involved can ponder the merits of a playoff system, but some things aren't up for debate, especially the final perfection of Auburn's 2004 season. With a 13-0 record, an SEC championship and a Sugar Bowl victory, the Tigers know, "We're national champions in our hearts, even if no one else thinks so," quarterback Jason Campbell said. "No one can take that away from us." Nothing and no one, not the polls nor the computers, can take away what Auburn accomplished in 2004. Tales from the Auburn 2004 Championship Season is an inside look at the extraordinary character and the unique characters behind Auburn's undefeated season. "There's no doubt in my mind we left a legacy," safety Junior Rosegreen said. "They will never forget us. That's what it's all about." Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Sports ...

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Length: 192 Pages (868 KB)
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Game of My Life Georgia Bulldogs: Memorable Stories of Bulldog Football by Patrick Garbin (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In Game of My Life Georgia Bulldogs, several prominent Georgia players of the past share their fondest single-game experience and memories, in their own words. Some of these games involve championships, and others seem ordinary save for significant personal meaning. In each case, it is the player who singles out the game, that moment in time that to him is the most defining of his Bulldog career. From Pro Football Hall of Famer Charley Trippi to Tra Battle, who in 2006 helped the Bulldogs shock Auburn, and many more great Bulldogs in between, the players have created a plethora of memorable experiences on the football field. In this book, they can tell you about those games when everything seemed to come together to create an experience that they will never forget.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 273 Pages (4,158 KB)
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Tales from the Missouri Tigers: A Collection of the Greatest Tiger Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Alan Goforth (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

College sports fans around the nation know it as the University of Missouri, the home of the Tigers. But for the legions of fans from St. Louis to Columbia, it's simply Mizzou, and there is no better place to be on a crisp fall afternoon than Faurot Field at Memorial Stadium. Don Faurot himself, as a graduate student, helped lay the football sod in 1926, and the playing surface was named after the legendary coach in 1972. It's where Norris Stevenson broke the color barrier in the 1950s, where Dan Devine built a national powerhouse in the 1960s, and where Al Onofrio pulled some unlikely upsets in the 1970s. Phil Bradley, Kellen Winslow, and Eric Wright—household names in college and in the pros—continued to build on that foundation in the early 1980s. Hard-working players such as Corby Jones and Brock Olivo gave the football program a new spark in the 1990s. The Tigers had little tradition in basketball until Norm Stewart returned to coach his alma mater in 1967. Big men Al Eberhard ...

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Length: 208 Pages (4,105 KB)
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The Pointer and His Predecessors: An Illustrated History of the Pointing Dog from the Earliest Times by William Arkwright (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Originally published in 1906, The Pointer and His Predecessors is a highly researched guide to anything and everything relating to the pointing hunting dog. These hunting dogs primarily fall under the setter and pointer breeds, and Arkwright has included everything that an owner would need to know. Anyone who has any interest in shooting and hunting culture will find this book of substantial use. The Pointer and His Predecessors includes topics such as: Characteristics of the Pointer Breeding and Selection Shooting Over Dogs Breaking and Training Kennel Management Amidst the plethora of factual information are Arkwright's own theories and anecdotes on the topic of pointing dogs. Arkwright discusses their origin as he pulls biblical quotes and examples to pinpoint where in history these hunting dogs were first spotted. He also recalls on his own experiences with the hounds to exemplify his passion for game dogs. The Pointer and His Predecessors is the top choice for anyone interested ...

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Length: 296 Pages (15,186 KB)
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The Little Green Book of Tennis Wisdom by Julie Ganz (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The Little Green Book of Tennis Wisdom celebrates the beloved lifelong sport of tennis. From New York to Roland Garros, London, Australia, and everywhere in between, fans from all over the world will enjoy the musings contained within this book. Some of the many past and present stars quoted here include: • Andre Agassi • Arthur Ashe • Billie Jean King • Serena Williams • Rafael Nadal • Roger Federer • Steffi Graf • Pete Sampras • Novak Djokovic • Venus Williams • John McEnroe • And hundreds of others! Whether you're a seasoned singles or doubles player or someone who stays up late to watch a Grand Slam tournament, you will enjoy the words of wisdom contained in this book. 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 ...

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1951: When the Giants Played the Game by Kerry Keene (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A look back at baseball's most exciting season when the cross town rivalry between the New York Giants and New York Yankees burned brighter than ever: 1951.

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Length: 235 Pages (1,946 KB)
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Gun Trader's Guide to Shotguns: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Reference for Modern Shotguns with Current Market Values by Robert A. Sadowski (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Everything you need to know to buy, sell, and collect shotguns. Gun Trader's Guide is the bestselling collectible firearms reference, having sold over two million copies in thirty-six editions. The guide includes prices for all types of firearms, but what if you are only interested in buying, selling, and collecting shotguns? Then Gun Trader's Guide to Shotguns is the book for you! Featuring all your favorite shotguns from the original Gun Trader's Guide, plus hundreds more, this is the only reference you'll ever need. Veteran editor and firearms enthusiast Robert A. Sadowski has compiled and cataloged discontinued and collectible shotguns from your favorite manufacturers. Complete with specs and price gradients based on the condition of the shotgun, collecting and selling your firearms will be easier than ever. Sadowski also provides valuable tips on how to use the guide, as well as articles on various collectible shotguns and the art of shotgun trading. Also step behind the scenes ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 256 Pages (27,739 KB)
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Shouting at Amen Corner: Dispatches from the World's Greatest Golf Tournament by Ron Green (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Shouting at Amen Corner is a collection of the best of Ron Green's columns and articles from his 45 years of covering the Masters for "The Charlotte News" and "The Charlotte Observer." It's a book about Hogan, Palmer, Nicklaus, Watson, Faldo, and Wood, but it's also about Norman, Weiskopf, Miller, and others who have come so close, only to see the Green Jacket slip away at the last moment. This book is unique in that it recounts history as it was being made, and offers a special intimacy and perspective. Not a behind-the-scenes expose about members, money, and power, but a story of golf's greatest showcase event and the players who have created cherished memories over the last five decades.

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Length: 256 Pages (606 KB)
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Game of My Life South Carolina Gamecocks: Memorable Stories of Gamecock Football by Rick Scoppe (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Several prominent South Carolina football players of the past share their fondest single-game experience and memories. Some of these games are the greatest in school history, while others are ordinary save for significant personal meaning. In each case, it is the player who singles out the game, the moment in time that to him is the most defining of his Gamecock football career. Together these stories weave a tapestry of South Carolina Gamecock football history. Heisman Trophy-winner George Rogers, as well as other legends like ponytailed QB Steve Taneyhill; record-setting QB Todd Ellis; Dan Reaves, an eventual Super Bowl head coach; running back Brandon Bennett; and running back Rob DeBoer are profiled in this unique book. Game of My Life South Carolina Gamecocks takes readers down memory lane, while also providing an in-depth look into the men and games that helped shape and build the Gamecock football heritage.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 240 Pages (4,544 KB)
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Baseball's Good Guys: The Real Heroes of the Game by Marshall J. Cook (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

From Lou Gehrig to Derek Jeter, here are 26 players, including one woman, fans will want to get to know better because of their courage, determination, charity, and sacrifice.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 261 Pages (1,935 KB)
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A World Champion's Guide to Running the Beer Mile: A Manual and Memoir of Running, Chugging, and (Not) Throwing Up by Lewis Kent (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

In June, 2015, Lewis Kent was just an ordinary twenty-one-year-old college kid who liked to run. By December, 2015, just six months later, he had appeared in ESPN, Buzzfeed, Ellen, and dozens of other major outlets. Videos of him running went viral, and he received daily calls from agents. So why all the attention? Simple: He ran the Beer Mile, and he ran it unbelievably fast. The beer mile is a track or road race in which you chug a beer, run a quarter mile, chug another beer, run another quarter mile, chug, run, chug, run: four beers, four laps, no vomiting allowed. "Chug, run, repeat." If it sounds difficult (but really fun), it's because it absolutely is. The event first went viral in 2014 when the five-minute barrier was broken. Kent became the world champion and broke the world record in late 2015 with a time of 4 minutes, 47 seconds, just over a minute longer than the world record for the regular mile. After that, he became the world's first professional Beer Miler, literally ...

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Length: 134 Pages (13,463 KB)
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Miracle Moments in Montreal Canadiens History: The Turning Points, The Memorable Games, The Incredible Records by Jim Hynes (Sports Publishing) 4.8 Stars (11 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The Habs, Les Glorieux, La Sainte Flanelle—the Montreal Canadiens have almost as many nicknames as they do Stanley Cup Championships: twenty-four. In Miracle Moments in Montreal Canadiens History, the first book of a new sports series, Montreal native Jim Hynes details twenty-four memorable moments in the history of hockey's oldest franchise. Over the course of three periods—the regular season, the playoffs, and off the ice—relive the highest of highs and lowest of lows of the National Hockey League's signature franchise, from their founding in 1909 for the enjoyment of Montreal's French Canadian population to their centennial season of 2009, and beyond. Rub shoulders with the legendary players, from “Rocket" Richard and Jean Béliveau to Guy Lafleur and Patrick Roy, and the owners, managers, and coaches who pulled the strings, creating both dynasties and catastrophic failures along the way. From “Phantom" Joe Malone's five-goal night in the NHL's founding season of 1917 to ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
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Man in the Crowd: A Fan's Notes on Four Generations of New York Baseball by Stanley Cohen (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

For Stanley Cohen, baseball is the prism through which he views the events of the last seventy years. In The Man in the Crowd, Cohen chronicles America's changing mood and lifestyle from the years of World War II through the silent generation of the fifties, the revolutionary turmoil of the sixties through the social decay of the seventies, the excess of the eighties through the technological transformation of the nineties, up through the sobering uncertainty of the post- 9/11 present day. His narrative spans four generations as he recounts in sparkling prose how, for his immigrant father, sports was a means of assimilation into life in the New World; the warmth of watching his son and, later, his grandson both fall heir to his devotion; and how the game of baseball has provided his life with its truest sense of continuity.

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Length: 257 Pages (798 KB)
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Disaster Preparedness NYC: An Essential Guide to Communication, First Aid, Evacuation, Power, Water, Food, and More before and after the Worst Happens by Olivia Maria Jovine (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

If you live in New York City, you know this great city has seen and recovered from many disasters of every scale. But if the next Hurricane Sandy, 9/11, blizzard, power outage, fire, or heat wave hits your borough, would you be ready? With Disaster Preparedness NYC, learn what it takes to be prepared and react to disaster. This book is the go-to guide for emergency preparedness in New York City, from before (planning and packing and practicing) to during (making sure you have all the resources you need to survive for disasters that can last for days, and that you can communicate with those included in your emergency plan) to after. Find out how New York will respond to disaster, from the NYPD's managing of traffic to Hunts Point -- which, few know, is one of the world's largest food distribution centers and a crucial part of long-term disaster survival in the tristate area. Included are checklists for home emergency kits and “go bags" when you seek shelter outside your home: first ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 280 Pages (15,294 KB)
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Game of My Life San Francisco 49ers: Memorable Stories of 49ers Football by Dennis Georgatos (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Some of the games described in this unique book involve championships, while others seem ordinary save for extraordinary personal meaning. In each case, it is the legendary 49ers player who singles out the game, the moment in time that to him is the most defining of his professional football career. Each player has his own unique story, but together they weave a tapestry of pro football and 49ers history in San Francisco. In Game of My Life San Francisco 49ers, Roger Craig, Steve Young, and Jerry Rice recount their respective Super Bowl experiences. John Brodie, Garrison Hearst, R. C. Owens, and Frank Gore are just a few of the players, past and present, who also offer their firsthand accounts. The book provides an in-depth look into the men and games that helped develop the five-time champions into becoming one of the most successful teams in NFL history.

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Tales from the Vanderbilt Commodores: A Collection of the Greatest Commodore Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Chris Lee (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Though boasting a smaller student body than most other Southeastern Conference schools, Vanderbilt University's spirit and passion is without bounds—and with good reason. This book highlights several Vandy sports programs whose teams have shined over the course of the school's athletic history and the players and coaches who have been a part of them. Much of Vandy's recent athletic success has come from the football team. Under coach James Franklin, the Commodores had their first sold-out season opener since 1999. In 2012, the squad tied the school record for most wins and finished in the top 25 poll, en route to a bowl game for the second straight year, and followed that with another bowl game in 2013. The men's basketball team has also offered a lot of excitement of late. In 2011–2012, the squad boasted the top two scorers in the conference in John Jenkins and Jeffrey Taylor, both of whom were drafted to the NBA. The team won the SEC Tournament title that season, beating ...

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The Joy of Keeping Horses: Th Ultimate Guide to Keeping Horses on Your Property (Joy of Series) by Jessie Shiers (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The Joy of Keeping Horses is a celebration of how to best keep happy and healthy horses at home. With an emphasis on the differences between owning a horse at a boarding stable and keeping that same horse at your own small farm, this beautiful, clear guide is written specifically for horse lovers who are considering taking the plunge into farm ownership. Jessie Shiers lays out all the important facts and information, from purchasing property and building facilities to daily grooming and nutritional needs. Shiers also dispels some common myths and misconceptions about horses, and answers questions the novice owner may not know to ask. Along the way, she shares anecdotes from her own experiences and from interviews with other horse owners that demonstrate the main reason people choose to keep horses: the joy they bring to the lives of their owners.

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 257 Pages (4,703 KB)
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Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails by Theodore Roosevelt (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Forgotten Tales and Vanished Trails gathers together Roosevelt's many writings on game hunting and the outdoors from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Published in various magazines and excerpts from his other publications, this collection finally brings the best musings of a great sportsman into a single volume. These articles span topics from hunting typical game animals (buck, wildebeest, and the like) to the hunting of dangerous predators such as wolves and bears; others are tales told around a campfire, of marauding wolves and man-eating bears, or detailing the finer points of ranching. Some pieces span years, while others detail his shorter exploits across the country. A passionate advocate for the outdoors, Roosevelt's writing is filled with fascinating insights into a world mostly now lost to civilization and commerce. Many of his comments on the precarious balance of the natural world are noted in this volume, and his chapters on conservation and the responsibility of ...

Genre: Sports & Outdoors [x]
Length: 240 Pages (2,259 KB)
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Passages: The Greatest Quotes from Sporting Literature by Chuck Wechsler (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This fascinating, 200-page book features the quotes from the best hunting, fishing, and nature writers to ever grace the pages of Sporting Classics. It's laced with poignant passages from hunting stories by Hemingway, Ruark, Roosevelt, and Rutledge. You'll enjoy hundreds of quotes by the greatest fishing writers, including Izaak Walton, Sigurd Olson, Robert Traver, and Roderick Haig-Brown along with the thoughtful words of renowned conservationists like John Madson, Aldo Leopold, and Henry David Thoreau. The book even includes lines from poems by Rudyard Kipling, Robert Frost, and many other great poets. With fifty black-and-white illustrations by Joseph Byrne, Passages—The Greatest Quotes from Sporting Literature is a handsome, timeless collection, one that is sure to please anyone with an interest in the outdoors.

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Length: 256 Pages (8,793 KB)
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Liar's Code: Growing Up Fishing by Richard Chiappone (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (5 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Warm, funny, and memorable musings on a life spent fishing. With this eclectic collection of personal essays taking him from his childhood haunts along the industrial Niagara River of the 1960s to Alaska and the saltwater flats of the Caribbean, Richard Chiappone elongates the fishing-writing genre, suggesting that he finds almost anything a fisherman does interesting—anything but the actual fishing. In one piece, he gets no farther than the curb outside his upstate New York childhood home, futilely waiting for his ride to the rivers of his dreams. In another account he describes an afternoon, standing in a midwinter snow bank, casting to house cats. With humor and self-skewering wit, Chiappone admits he can't cast very well, ties some of the ugliest flies in the world, and spent nineteen years of his life trying to catch a permit. The essays, both funny and touching, reveal him as a writer of stark contradictions: a man who despises winter and loves living in Alaska; who laments ...

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Cuba Loves Baseball: A Photographic Journey by Ira Block (Skyhorse) 5.0 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

According to the New York Times, Cuba is at an historic turning point. As Cuba catches up with political and economic changes, baseball will inevitably catch up and change as well. In Cuba Loves Baseball, photographer Ira Block, who has spent the past three years photographing the culture of Cuba through baseball, has assembled more than one hundred images of baseball players of all ages. In doing so, Block helps to preserve baseball's enduring presence in Cuba. The colorful photos cover everything from grass roots baseball to the pro teams, from portraits of old-timers to children playing baseball in the streets, and from exuberant fans at stadiums to vendors selling traditional food before the games. Cuba Loves Baseball incorporates sport with culture in a country that has been "closed" for so many years. It makes the perfect gift for sports fans, people interested in Cuba and travel, men and women who played baseball as children in cities or rural areas, and parents who have ...

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Miracle Moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football History: Best Plays, Games, and Records by Michael R. Steele (Sports Publishing) 4.9 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

The Notre Dame Fighting Irish is one of the most celebrated teams in college football. It has the second-most victories of all time, eleven national titles, featured seven Heisman Trophy recipients including Paul Hornung and Tim Brown, and won eighteen bowl games. Its storied tradition is celebrated in Miracle Moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football History. Michael R. Steele brings to life many of the Irish's greatest moments, including their first victory over Michigan in 1909, Knute Rockne's "Four Horsemen" in the 1920s, the epic scoreless tie with powerful Army in 1946, their incredible comeback led by Joe Montana in the 1979 Cotton Bowl, Lou Holtz's 1988 national championship team that ended Miami's thirty-six-game regular-season winning streak in stunning fashion, and much more. All the great players and coaches are highlighted in Miracle Moments in Notre Dame Fighting Irish Football History, a must-have for all fans of the blue and gold.

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Length: 168 Pages (21,554 KB)
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Tales from the Georgia Tech Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Yellow Jacket Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Kim King (Sports Publishing) 5.0 Stars (12 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

In this reissue of Tales from the Georgia Tech Sideline, former quarterback Kim King shares stories from his unique half-century involvement with Yellow Jackets football. As a child growing up in Atlanta, King watched Coach Bobby Dodd's great Tech teams of the 1950s play in historic Grant Field. A highly recruited high school quarterback, King went to Tech and became the star quarterback from 1965–67. “The Young Left-Hander," as late Tech radio announcer Al Ciraldo called King, led the Jackets to two bowl games and was Bobby Dodd's last quarterback before he retired after the 1966 season. King's involvement with Tech football did not end with his graduation. In 1974 he joined Ciraldo in the radio booth as Tech's color commentator. In the book, he details Tech's struggles after Dodd's retirement; the colorful and turbulent Pepper Rodgers years; Bill Curry's painful first coaching steps back at his alma mater before restoring Tech to prominence in the mid-'80s; and the two awful ...

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So You Think You're a New York Yankees Fan?: Stars, Stats, Records, and Memories for True Diehards (So You Think You're a Team Fan) by Howie Karpin (Sports Publishing) 4.9 Stars (53 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

So You Think You're a New York Yankees Fan? tests and expands your knowledge of Yankee baseball. 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 the great Yankee players and coaches of the past and present, from Babe Ruth to Joe DiMaggio, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Billy Martin, Catfish Hunter, Reggie Jackson, Goose Gossage, Ron Guidry, Don Mattingly, Dave Winfield, Derek Jeter, Mariano Rivera, Mark Texiera and so many more. Some of the many questions that this book answers include: • How many times had the Yankees been to the World Series before acquiring Babe Ruth from the Red Sox? • Who was the Yankee outfielder who was nicknamed "Ol' Reliable"? • Who did the Yankees trade to the Cincinnati Reds in November of 1992 ...

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Length: 198 Pages (3,378 KB)
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Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage by Paul N. Hasluck (Skyhorse) 3.3 Stars (19 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

When it comes to explaining crafters' tools and techniques, craftsman Paul N. Hasluck is a true master. In Knotting and Splicing Ropes and Cordage, Hasluck covers everything, from the basics of rope formation to trying useful knots, splicing rope, working cordage, tying fancy knots, using different ties and lashings, and more--all among more than 200 intricate illustrations. Great for sailors, Scouts, climbers, cavers, rescue workers, or anyone who is simply interested in learning the skills behind knotting and splicing, this classic work holds the very foundation of the art.

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Length: 162 Pages (3,746 KB)
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Philadelphia Phenoms: The Most Amazing Athletes to Play in the City of Brotherly Love by Michael Baumann (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

It's been more than fifty years since Wilt Chamberlain began excelling on a Philadelphia basketball court. After his rookie season in the NBA, he broke a slew of league records and became one of the most revered professional athletes in Philadelphia history. Yet Chamberlain is not the only star to earn the praise of the dedicated fans of Philly sports. Mike Schmidt, Bobby Clarke, Reggie White, Joe Frazier, and Charles Barkley are among other sports stars held in high regard in the City of Brotherly Love. Philadelphia Phenoms ranks and details the achievements of the top twenty athletes across the various professional sports teams in the history of Philadelphia sports. Eric Karabell focuses on the legends that helped make Philly the fantastic sports town it's become by speaking to the greats themselves as well as to the writers and broadcasters who chronicled their remarkable achievements. This book is perfect for fans who plan their commitments around the schedules of the Phillies ...

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Gun Trader's Guide to Rifles: A Comprehensive, Fully Illustrated Reference for Modern Rifles with Current Market Values by Stephen D. Carpenteri (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Gun Trader's Guide is the bestselling collectible firearms reference, having sold over two million copies in thirty-five editions. The guide includes prices for all types of firearms, but what if you are only interested in buying, selling, and collecting rifles? Then Gun Trader's Guide to Rifles is the book for you! Featuring all your favorite rifles from the original Gun Trader's Guide, plus hundreds more, this is the only reference you'll ever need. Veteran editor and firearms enthusiast Stephen D. Carpenteri has compiled and cataloged discontinued and collectible rifles from your favorite manufacturers, such as Anschütz, Browning, Colt, Marlin, Remington, Ruger, Savage, Weatherby, Winchester, and more. Complete with specs and price gradients based on the condition of the rifle, collecting and selling your firearms will be easier than ever. Carpenteri also provides valuable tips on how to use the guide, as well as articles on various collectible rifles and the art of rifle ...

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Length: 257 Pages (16,608 KB)
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Automatic Arms: Their History, Development and Use by Melvin M. Johnson (Skyhorse) 2.9 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

The evolution of automatic weapons is one of the most significant developments in weapons history. While this development has been filled with disagreements, controversy, and stray hurdles, out of all of this tumult, shouting, and shooting has come the progress in firearms from the days when it was necessary to build a fire under a gun to make it go off to the “you press the button and they do the work" automatic firearms of the present day. In 1941, Melvin M. Johnson Jr. and Charles T. Haven, both well-established experts on firearms and ammunitions in their day, commemorated this development in Automatic Arms: Their History, Development and Use. The topics on which they illuminate the reader include: History and development How they work How to keep them firing How they may be employed in combat In the authors' foreword, they state, “There has been a great deal of general discussion about various automatic weapons pro and con, and naturally there have been misunderstandings and ...

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U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (US Army Survival) by Department of the Army (Skyhorse) 3.3 Stars (4 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

This handbook is perfect for those interested in joining the army as well as for those who merely want to learn how to shoot combat pistols. The U.S. Army Combat Pistol Training Handbook (FM 3-23.35) reflects current Army standards in weapons qualification and can be a guide for the instructor to develop training programs, plans, and lessons that meet the objectives of the U.S. Army Marksmanship program for developing combat effective marksmen. The first part focuses on the components and functions of the pistols, where readers will learn about components, ammunition, maintenance and assembly, clearing procedures, preventive maintenance, operation, loading, unloading and clearing, troubleshooting, and much more. The second part is where things get fun and where readers will find instructions on topics such as basic marksmanship, grip and aiming, breath control, trigger squeeze, techniques of firing, target engagement, combat reloading techniques, coaching, and safety, among others. ...

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Greed and Glory: The Rise and Fall of Doc Gooden, Lawrence Taylor, Ed Koch, Rudy Giuliani, Donald Trump, and the Mafia in 1980s New York by Sean Deveney (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

On October 28, 1986, just one day after winning one of the most thrilling World Series in history, the New York Mets were feted by more than two million fans with a parade through the city. In news accounts of the event, there was a small aside, as this one in the New York Times: "Notable in his absence was the pitcher Dwight Gooden, who Mets officials later said had overslept." No, the Mets' twenty-one-year-old phenom had not slept too late. He had not slept at all, in fact. For Gooden, his postgame champagne celebration kicked off a cocaine binge that took him to a club in Long Island and wound up with him, wired, watching his teammates roll through the streets as he sat with strangers in a public housing project. Such were the 1980s in New York City, a gilded era buttressed by fast money from a real estate boom and the explosion of Wall Street wealth. The Mets and Giants, bolstered by lightning-rod personalities like Gooden and Lawrence Taylor, brought the city sporting ...

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Facing Ted Williams: Players from the Golden Age of Baseball Recall the Greatest Hitter Who Ever Lived by Dave Heller (Sports Publishing) 3.4 Stars (16 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

“The Splendid Splinter," “Teddy Ballgame," “The Kid"—no matter the nickname, Ted Williams was one of the most accomplished hitters in baseball history. He was the last man to hit .400 in a single season, a nineteen-time All-Star, a two-time MVP and Triple Crown award winner, and an inductee into the National Baseball Hall of Fame in 1966... all while serving his country in World War II and the Korean War. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Ted Williams aims to offer a different perspective with testimonials from teammates and opponents alike on how Williams was regarded among his peers. See Ted Williams through the eyes of pitchers struggling to put a fastball past his bat, the infielders and outfielders adjusting their positions in the hopes that they can fill the hole where a frozen rope might land, and the catchers as they strategize a Williams at-bat, pitch-by-pitch. Facing Ted Williams provides riveting insights from many baseball legends, including: Bob ...

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Chicago Cubs: Where Have You Gone? Ernie Banks, Andy Pafko, Ferguson Jenkins, and Other Cubs Greats by Fred Mitchell (Sports Publishing) 3.5 Stars (6 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

In this newly revised edition of Chicago Cubs: Where Have You Gone?, Chicago sportswriter Fred Mitchell catches up with over fifty former Cubs players -- some of them famous, some of them obscure, all of them unforgettable. From Mr. Cub, Ernie Banks, to lesser known players such as Pete LaCock, avid fans of this long-suffering team will remember them for every heartbreak, every costly error and, yes, every glorious moment. Chicago Cubs: Where Have You Gone? serves as both a yearbook of unforgettable memories and an "alumni guide" for fans to find out where their heroes have gone since capturing their full attention at Wrigley Field. Readers will find out what happened after the gloves came off with such Cubs greats as Ferguson Jenkins, Andy Pafko, Dickie Noles, Billy Williams, Milt Pappas, Bobby Dernier, Lee Smith, Scott Sanderson, Shawon Dunston, Ed Lynch, Don Zimmer, Steve Trout, Ron Santo, Steve Stone, Kerry Wood, and so many more.

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Tales from the Villanova Wildcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Wildcat Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Ed Pinckney (Sports Publishing) 3.6 Stars (3 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Take a bunch of nice kids, dump in gobs of fiery Italian seasoning, mix in copious measures of robust Augustinian teaching, and stir gently for four years. That's the winning recipe that transformed April Fool's Day 1985 into a feast for underdogs and everymen everywhere. March Madness maddened to the max that year with the crowning of perhaps the NCAA Tournament's most unlikely champion, the Villanova Wildcats. The most unlikely and perhaps the most liked team to ever win the championship, the Villanova kids won the nation over with courtesy and class more than jump shots and slam dunks. The NCAA final was supposed to be a slam dunk for Georgetown, the defending national champions. But 'Nova never buckled under "Hoya Paranoia," the fear factor that paralyzed most Georgetown opponents in the John Thompson era. Paternal coach Rollie Massimino drilled commitment, loyalty, and honor into his "family" as much as Xs and Os. The result was a poised, disciplined, and undaunted quintet who ...

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Balloon Flying Handbook: FAA-H-8083-11A by Federal Aviation Administration (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (15 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A thrilling blend of adventure and science, the art of flying hot air balloons has never been easier to enjoy. In this newly revised edition of the Federal Aviation Administration's Balloon Flying Handbook, pilots of any skill level will find an easy-to-understand overview of balloon aeronautics along with pointers and tips for safety. With over 200 full-color illustrations and instrument data charts, this handy guide is more than just a textbook, it's a tool for liftoff.

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Length: 390 Pages (16,321 KB)
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Tales from the Minnesota Gophers: A Collection of the Greatest Gopher Stories Ever Told (Tales from the Team) by Ray Christensen (Sports Publishing) 3.9 Stars (2 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

In Tales from the Minnesota Gophers Sideline, Ray Christensen tells nearly 200 tales from all 11 men's sports at the University of Minnesota. The emphasis is largely on the last half of the 20th century, during which time Christensen did the radio play-by-play of Golden Gopher football for 50 consecutive seasons, 510 games, and U of M basketball for 45 straight seasons, 1,309 games. Christensen, a broadcasting award member of the College Football Hall of Fame, tells stories ranging from dramatic victories to more lighthearted, humorous events that combine to form a Big Ten tapestry, with the University of Minnesota at its core. From the Minnesota wrestlers' incredible comeback for a 2001 NCAA championship to the Gophers' game-ending field goals that led to remarkable upsets to the golf team's string of birdies that enabled the squad to make the cut and James McLean to capture the NCAA individual crown, the book covers it all. Perfect for the bookshelf of any fan of Gophers athletics!

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Healing with Nature by Susan S. Scott (Skyhorse) 3.4 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

Susan S. Scott is an experienced psychotherapist who, due to a back injury, was forced to abandon her therapist's couch and walk for therapy. Through her extended strolls through nature, she discovered the ingenious ability of trees to grow around obstacles and, in essence, heal themselves. The result of Dr. Scott's musings is Healing with Nature. This collection of stories and photos describes a different aspect of the healing process, matched with a corresponding tree image. Readers will learn how to observe their natural environment with fresh eyes, tap into their own self-healing powers, and discover creative ways to become the master of their own lives. An inspiring read for anyone with an interest in spiritual growth!

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Length: 244 Pages (1,334 KB)
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Animal Happiness: Moving Exploration of Animals and Their Emotions - From Cats and Dogs to Orangutans and Tortoises by Vicki Hearne (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (7 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

A New York Times Notable Book of 1994! Highly respected author, philosopher, and animal trainer Vicki Hearne offers a treasure trove of animal anecdotes, all written in her unique and poetic style. Through entertaining stories about cats, horses, an ornamental carp, a scorpion, and tortoises, Hearne focuses on how each of these various creatures experiences happiness in its own special way. She takes issue with Ludwig Wittgenstein on lions and language, discusses the naming of pets, and considers the process of mourning a loved dog's death.

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Hunting Bears: The Ultimate Guide to Hunting Black, Brown, Grizzly, and Polar Bears by Kathy Etling (Skyhorse) 3.6 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

For most hunters in North America, taking a bear is incidental to hunting deer. For others, however, challenging a big bruin on its own turf is the purpose of their hunt and may become an obsession. Whether it involves hunting the wary black bear in Maine over bait, chasing a clever black bear trying to avoid a pack of hounds in the Rocky Mountains, sneaking up with a bow on a huge grizzly, placing the crosshairs on a massive brown bear as it exits an ice-cold Alaskan stream, or enduring bitterly cold temperatures and inhospitable hunting conditions while hunting the hunter -- the great white polar bear -- bear hunting is an adventure only for those of strong heart and mind. In Hunting Bears, Etling covers all aspects of bear hunting and all species of bears to hunt -- black, grizzly, brown, and polar. She omits no tactic, strategy, or bear behavior and includes interviews with many of the nation's most successful bear hunters as well. Between the covers of this book is information ...

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Hank Greenberg in 1938: Hatred and Home Runs in the Shadow of War by Ron Kaplan (Sports Publishing) 3.9 Stars (9 Reviews)    Price verified 4 hours ago

“Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg was coming off a stellar season where he'd hit 40 home runs and 184 RBIs, becoming only the thirteenth player to ever hit 40 or more homers (and one of only four players to have 40 or more home runs and 175 or more RBIs in a season). Even with his success at the plate, neither Greenberg nor the rest of the world could have expected what was about to happen in 1938. From his first day in the big leagues, the New York-born Greenberg had dealt with persecution for being Jewish. From teammate Jo-Jo White asking where his horns were to the verbal abuse from bigoted fans and the media, the 6-foot-3 slugger always did his best to shut the noise out and concentrate on baseball. But in 1938, that would be more difficult then he could have ever imagined. While Greenberg was battling at the plate, his people overseas were dealing with a completely different battle. Adolf Hitler, who had been chancellor of Germany since 1933, had taken direct control of the ...

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Facing Wayne Gretzky: Players Recall the Greatest Hockey Player Who Ever Lived by Brian Kennedy (Sports Publishing) 3.8 Stars (8 Reviews)    Price verified 5 hours ago

Wayne Gretzky holds the records for the most goals, assists, and points scored in a career, in addition to about 60 other records. These feats, in tandem with his exceptional on-ice performances, earned him the nickname “The Great One" as well as the immediate retirement of his number (99) across the NHL at the end of his playing days. During his 10-year career with the Edmonton Oilers, Gretzky led the team to five Stanley Cup Finals appearances and four wins. After moving on to Los Angeles, he also led the Kings to the 1993 Stanley Cup Finals. Gretzky ended his career with the New York Rangers in 1999. Far from a conventional biography, Facing Wayne Gretzky offers perspectives and testimonials from opponents and teammates alike, including Denis Potvin, Kelly Hrudey, Rob Blake, and many more. Never has another hockey player achieved what “The Great One" did on the ice, and it is unlikely that one will soon. This book details what it's like to face the best player who ever skated, ...

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Length: 240 Pages (601 KB)
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