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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 - 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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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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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


American Hunting Rifles II by Craig Boddington - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781571574374
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Published: Safari Press - June 6th, 2017

Finally, a follow up to Boddington's first volume. Updated with the tremendous changes and developments in big game rifles, ammo and bullets that have taken place in the 20 or so years since the initial offering. If you're not familiar with Boddington's work, this is the perfect intro to one of the world's foremost rifle authorities. Well written and enjoyable. ~ Reviewed by Nate George


They're Off!: Horse Racing at Saratoga by Edward Hotaling - Book Review

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ISBN: 9780815603504
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Published: Syracuse University Press - July 1st, 1995

Spirited, fast-paced history of America's oldest track. Hotaling weaves stories of horses, jockeys, and owners with the community's broader history that has largely embraced horse racing while alternately celebrating, shunning, and criminalizing other forms of gambling. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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