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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)
$18.99
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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$27.99
ISBN: 9780062699701
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Published: Ecco - May 15th, 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


Winning Ugly: Mental Warfare in Tennis--Lessons from a Master by Brad Gilbert - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780671884000
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Published: Touchstone Books - May 31st, 1994

Tennis racquet in one hand, lunch pail in the other, Gilbert smacks forehands at tennis's country club veneer. His blue collar approach shows that grit, tenacity, and acute mental awareness in a decidedly difficult mental sport can help scrubs triumphantly end match point with a cross-court winner. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Out There: The Wildest Stories from Outside Magazine - Book Review

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$26.95
ISBN: 9781493030811
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Published: Falcon Press Publishing - April 1st, 2018

If you've ever been on a hike with me, you know the modus operandi is "C.U.U.C." (Chronically Underprepared & Unqualified Confidence). The heroes of this collection were all definitely more prepared than I to undertake their adventures, but did so with the same ambitious spirit. A melange of adrenaline-junkie tales, bizarre health retreats, post-apocalyptic landscapes, secret races, and a bunch of stuff to put on your bucket list. For my part, I'll be training for the Great Divide Race and biking the Boston Marathon route while keeping my eyes peeled for the rare but worthwhile Felchin chocolate. What adventures await you? ~ Reviewed by Katelynne Shimkus


Big Hair and Plastic Grass: A Funky Ride Through Baseball and America in the Swinging '70s by Dan Epstein - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781250007247
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Published: St. Martin's Griffin - June 5th, 2012

Afros! Astroturf! Disco Demolition Night! Vida Blue! Ballplayers wearing shorts! Million dollar contracts! Bucky Dent! Wife swapping! Locker room brawls! Baseball was wild and crazy as never before or since in the stoned, spacey 1970s. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Upon Further Review: The Greatest What-Ifs in Sports History by Mike Pesca - Book Review

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$28.00
ISBN: 9781455540365
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Published: Twelve - May 15th, 2018

What if Broadway Joe's prediction was wrong? If the Dodgers never left Brooklyn? If Richard Nixon succeeded in football? Dozens of writers, often humorously and surreally, conclude that had those "ifs" occurred, the world of sports, and the world at large, would be much, much different. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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