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Swimming to the Top of the Tide by Patricia Hanlon - Book Review

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$17.99
ISBN: 9781942658870
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Published: Bellevue Literary Press - June 8th, 2021

A beautiful, lyrical book that takes us under the surface of the marshy coastline of New England. Hanlon introduces us to the unique ecology of the area where freshwater meets saltwater, from the fully immersive perspective of the swimmer. I thoroughly enjoyed it. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


Waterlog: A Swimmers Journey Through Britain by Roger Deakin - Book Review

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By Roger Deakin, Bonnie Tsui (Introduction by), Robert Macfarlane (Afterword by)
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ISBN: 9781951142858
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Published: Tin House Books - May 25th, 2021

Deakin may be responsible for the resurgence in the trend of "wild swimming" with his own passion, and the book it produced. Waterlog investigates the history of swimming in the wild, while embarking on a personal journey to swim through Britain's river's, lakes, lochs and even moats. Stunning writing as always from one of the greatest nature writers. It will inspire you to take a dip, wherever it may be. ~ Reviewed by Becky Doherty


The Perfect Mile: Three Athletes, One Goal, and Less Than Four Minutes to Achieve It by Neal Bascomb - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780618562091
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Published: Mariner Books - April 6th, 2005

A fast-paced read chronicling the quest to break what had been considered an unbreakable human barrier- the four-minute mile. Bascomb tells the tale of the three men, and their different personalities and training methods, who pushed each other to achieve this goal. While Roger Bannister would ultimately prevail in being the first, it was the effort of all three that made it possible. A reminder that the ultimate barrier to human performance is not physical, but mental. ~ Reviewed by Allen Boulet


Satchel: The Life and Times of an American Legend by Larry Tye - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780812977974
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Published: Random House Trade Paperbacks - May 4th, 2010

Satchel Paige defied Jim Crow, led the way to baseball's integration, was a free agent long before free agency even existed, and was likely the greatest pitcher in baseball history. Larry Tye intertwines fact and mythology to tell this amazing story of an American legend. ~ Reviewed by Allen Boulet


Tom Seaver: A Terrific Life by Bill Madden - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781982136185
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Published: Simon & Schuster - November 24th, 2020

At 24, Seaver led the Amazin' Mets to their unexpected 1969 World Series title. His stellar career was shaded by shoddy treatment by some baseball brass, and his final years as a successful winemaker were clouded by dementia. Madden successfully conveys Seaver's exceptional talent, toughness, and ultimate tragedy. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Young Bucks: Killing the Business from Backyards to the Big Leagues by Matt Jackson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062937834
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Published: Dey Street Books - November 17th, 2020

Professional wrestling is often a David vs Goliath story. A regular joe goes into battle against a hulking colossus, a beer swilling redneck fights against his corporate employers, or a small upstart promotion tries taking on the establishment. Killing the Business by Nick and Matt Jackson ("The Young Bucks") settles into this groove nicely. Smaller, athletic brothers (not twins, they'll point out) raised in the pro-wrestling oasis of Southern California, the Jacksons found international fame (and infamy) through hard work, luck, and more than a few missteps along the way. A breezy read, Killing the Business is among the best pro wrestling books published in the past few years. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


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