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All Blood Runs Red: The Legendary Life of Eugene Bullard-Boxer, Pilot, Soldier, Spy Cover Image
$27.99
ISBN: 9781335005564
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Published: Hanover Square Press - November 5th, 2019

*A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice*

"A whale of a tale, told clearly and quickly. I read the entire book in almost one sitting."--Thomas E. Ricks, New York Times Book Review


America's Game: The NFL at 100 Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062692900
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Published: Dey Street Books - October 29th, 2019

A celebration of 100 years of the NFL from Hall of Fame receiver and bestselling author Jerry Rice!


Basketball: A Love Story Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781524761790
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Published: Broadway Books - October 15th, 2019

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Inspired by a major ESPN film series, this is an extraordinary oral history of basketball—its eye-opening untold history, its profound deeper meaning, its transformative influence on the world—as told through an unprecedented series of candid conversations with the game’s ultimate icons.
 


The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire Cover Image
$17.99
ISBN: 9781541618640
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Published: Basic Books - October 1st, 2019

The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America


Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781496217066
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - November 1st, 2019

In the spring of 1959, eighteen-year-old Bruce Lee returned to San Francisco, the city of his birth.


No Way But to Fight: George Foreman and the Business of Boxing Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781477319765
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Published: University of Texas Press - January 10th, 2020

Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman's fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman's rise from urban poverty to global celebrity has never been told until now.


101 Fascinating Hockey Facts Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781459745667
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Published: Dundurn Group - November 26th, 2019

101 fascinating stories about hockey that will enlighten and delight fans.

Have you heard about the referee who was dragged back to the rink by an angry mob demanding he change the result? Or the playoff goal that was scored with half a puck? Or the fourteen-year-old who played in a professional game?


Dreamers and Schemers: How an Improbable Bid for the 1932 Olympics Transformed Los Angeles from Dusty Outpost to Global Metropolis Cover Image
$29.95
ISBN: 9780520298583
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Published: University of California Press - October 29th, 2019

Dreamers and Schemers chronicles how Los Angeles’s pursuit and staging of the 1932 Olympic Games during the depths of the Great Depression helped fuel the city’s transformation from a seedy frontier village to a world-famous metropolis. Leading that pursuit was the “Prince of Realtors,” William May (Billy) Garland, a prominent figure in early Los Angeles.


The NHL in Pictures and Stories: The Definitive History Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780228102229
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Published: Firefly Books - October 11th, 2019

The Age of Football: Soccer and the 21st Century Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780393635119
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - February 18th, 2020

A monumental exploration of soccer and society in our time—by its preeminent historian.


The Circuit: A Tennis Odyssey Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250234926
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Published: Picador - December 10th, 2019

Winner of the 2019 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing

“The Circuit is the best sports book I've read in years, maybe ever.” —Rich Cohen, author of The Chicago Cubs and Monsters


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The Game: Harvard, Yale, and America in 1968 Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9781501104794
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Published: Scribner - October 8th, 2019

*A New York Times Notable Book*
*A Kirkus Reviews Best Book of the Year*

From the bestselling National Book Award finalist and author of The Big House comes “a well-blended narrative packed with top-notch reporting and relevance for our own time” (The Boston Globe) about the young athletes who battled in the legend


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