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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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$18.99
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


American Hunting Rifles II by Craig Boddington - Book Review

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$39.95
ISBN: 9781571574374
Availability: Hard to Find - May no longer be available
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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$45.00
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


Open: An Autobiography by Andre Agassi - Book Review

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$17.95
ISBN: 9780307388407
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Published: Vintage - August 10th, 2010

The former world's best tennis player always had a love-hate relationship with the game. Open details Agassi's tennis-obsessed youth, his rapid rise in the rankings, struggles with his image and toupee, battles with Jimmy Connors, Pete Sampras, and other greats, and his final love match with Steffi Graf. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


Cardboard Gods by Josh Wilker - Book Review

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ISBN: 9781616200695
Availability: Out of Print
Published: Algonquin Books - March 15th, 2011

A pre-teen boy collects baseball cards in the late 1970s. Their array of statistics offer stability, their sometimes awkward photos display humanity, and the cards themselves, featuring stars and has-beens, transport Wilker, and the reader, to a nostalgic Field of Dreams. ~ Reviewed by Mike Hare


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