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Beyond Broadway Joe: The Super Bowl TEAM That Changed Football by Bob Lederer - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062798046
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 11th, 2018

Joe Namath made the guarantee, but the entire New York Jets team delivered in Super Bowl III. Surviving Jets players recount the intense preparation, physical and mental demands, and teamwork that propelled them to a championship that forever altered the NFL. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard by John Branch - Book Review

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$15.95
ISBN: 9780393351910
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - October 13th, 2015

He didn't reach is 30th birthday. He became a drug addict. His moods, and his life, whirled wildly out of control. His brain, battered by thousands of blows, sustained irreversible damage. But how the fans loved him: Derek Boogaard, the toughest fighter in the NHL. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Comic Book Story of Professional Wrestling: A Hardcore, High-Flying, No-Holds-Barred History of the One True Sport by Aubrey Sitterson - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780399580499
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Published: Ten Speed Press - October 2nd, 2018

Absolutely amazing! I love this whole series and have so much fin reading them. The Comic Books Stories of Baseball, Video Games, and Comics have already been told, and now its time for the men and women of the squared circle to get in on the action. This wonderfully illustrated book follows the sport's carnival beginnings, all the way to its modern form as a TV juggernaut. WOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!!! ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Not for Long: The Life and Career of the NFL Athlete by Robert W. Turner II - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780199892907
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Published: Oxford University Press, USA - August 1st, 2018

Of the millions of boys playing youth football, only a tiny fraction reach the NFL, and half of them play less than four years. Turner chronicles the difficulties players face transitioning away from a game that has defined their characters, altered their minds, and, often, permanently damaged their bodies. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


The Comic Book Story of Baseball: The Heroes, Hustlers, and History-Making Swings (and Misses) of America's National Pastime by Alex Irvine - Book Review

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By Alex Irvine, Tomm Coker (Illustrator), C.P. Smith (Illustrator)
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ISBN: 9780399578946
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Published: Ten Speed Press - May 8th, 2018

Two uniquely American creations; baseball and comics, come together to bring life to the long and storied history of America's pastime. Fantastic illustrations trace the path of baseball from it's murky beginnings (NOT in Cooperstown, NY) all the way to the sport's modern era and star players.
This is a wonderful companion for fans of Ken Burns' legendary PBS series. ~ Reviewed by Chris Linendoll


Into the Raging Sea: Thirty-Three Mariners, One Megastorm, and the Sinking of El Faro by Rachel Slade - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780062699701
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Published: Ecco - May 1st, 2018

In 2015 a container ship sank off the coast of the Bahamas in Hurricane Joaquin. 33 souls perished. With modern technology, how could this happen? This is nonfiction at its best, with the ship's last 26 hours of conversation recorded and transcribed in incredible detail, and a great look into the history of the Merchant Marine. ~ Reviewed by Hanna Yost


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