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The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty
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The Genius: How Bill Walsh Reinvented Football and Created an NFL Dynasty

By David Harris

Random House, 2008. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. Hard cover in good condition; this is an ex-library book with the library stamp on top text block; front free fly leaf has been removed. No other library markings noted. Dust jacket in good condition. Stated First Condition. ////// From the book, ""In the annals of sport, few individuals have had as great an impact on their game - as Bill Walsh. With knowledge, skill, passion, and a critical eye, David Harris reveals the brilliant man behind the coaching legend.""

$6.00

Letterati: An Unauthorized Look at Scrabble and the People Who Play It
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Letterati: An Unauthorized Look at Scrabble and the People Who Play It

By Paul McCarthy

Ontario, Canada: ECW Press, 2008. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Where did the game of Scrabble originate? How has it developed? Who are the most sophisticated players and what motivates them to travel to tournaments for which there is little financial reward? From the hustlers of the 1960's New York game rooms to the ultra devoted tile publishers of today, Letterati spans the history of competitive Scrabble. Along the way, you will find out about the official Scrabble dictionaries, the techniques that expert players use, and how the Scrabble trademark has been defended by the game's current owner, Hasbro. Examining it origins, strategies, changes, and the business behind it all, this is a comprehensive look behind the world's favorite word game."" Soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black and white photographs.

$7.00

The Long Program : Skating Toward Life's Victories
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The Long Program : Skating Toward Life's Victories

By Peggy Fleming with Peter Kaminsky

NY: Pocket Books, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Peggy's [Peggy Fleming] toughest challenge came thirty years after she won the gold medal. In 1988, she was diagnosed with breast cancer. Through it all, Peggy always maintained poise, confidence, and her acute sense of self. Demonstrating why these attributes are essential to achieving any goal, she relates how every person's life has its own version of a long program, those precious years that take little girls and turn them into wives, mothers, grandmas, and survivors. And she shows how making a plan and then reacting to the twists and turns of reality is what skating is all about and what her life is all about."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No marking noted. Dust jacket in likewise very good condition. No defects to note.

$10.00

Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest General Manager
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Built to Win: Inside Stories and Leadership Strategies from Baseball's Winningest General Manager

By John Schuerholz; Larry Guest

Warner Books, 2006. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""You'll be there on the incredible night in 1992 when Schuerhotz improbably traded for Barry Bonds--only to have the deal nixed at the eleventh hour. You'll see how through shrewd negotiation he swooped in to sign reigning Cy Young- winner Greg Maddux out from under the free-spending Yankees. You'll hear how he dealt with the horrific comments made by John Rocker, helping the Braves overcome the biggest PR nightmare in team history to win yet another division crown."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book contains Black & White photographs. No markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$8.00

Willie Mays:  The Life, The Legend
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Willie Mays: The Life, The Legend

By James S. Hirsch

NY: Scribner, 2010. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""Willie is perhaps best known for ""The Catch""--his breathtaking over-the-shoulder grab in the 1954 World Series. But he was a transcendent figure who received standing ovations in enemy stadiums and who, during the turbulent civil rights era, urged understanding and reconciliation. More than his records, his legacy is defined by the pure joy that he brought to fans and the loving memories that have been passed to future generations so they might know the magic and beauty of the game."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains many black and white photographs. First Edition per numbers line. Dust jacket in very good condition.

$7.00

The Last Coach: A Life of Paul ""Bear"" Bryant
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The Last Coach: A Life of Paul ""Bear"" Bryant

By Allen Barra

NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 2005. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""To his critics, Bryant represented the dark side of big-time college football--brutality, fanaticism, and blind adherence to authority. The real Bear Bryant, however, was far more complex than either his admirers or his detractors knew. While maintaining a public friendship with Alabama governor George Wallace, he continually sought ways to undermine the governor's segregationist policies, finally forcing a legendary football game in Birmingham with the University of Southern California in 1970 that opened the floodgates to the integration of football at the University of Alabama."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains many black and white photographs. Dust jacket in very good condition. Stated First Edition.

$15.00

Slam Dunk - Winning Players Talk About Basketball, Family and Faith
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Slam Dunk - Winning Players Talk About Basketball, Family and Faith

By Dave Branon

Chicago, Ill: Moody Press, 1994. Soft cover. Very Good. From the book, ""Meet more than a dozen professional players of the National Basketball Association. They are Christians first--and basketball players second. Learn how their faith has been a source of hope and strength in the high pressure world of professional sports. And how Christ has helped them avoid the temptations and pitfalls of NBA life."" This book has a pictorial soft cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black & white photographs.

$6.00

Tales from Q School - Inside Golf's Fifth Major
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Tales from Q School - Inside Golf's Fifth Major

By John Feinstein

NY: Little, Brown and Company, 2007. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""John Feinstein tells the stories of the players who competed for the coveted PGA Tour positions in the 2005 Q School and the powerful lessons they learned about the game and themselves along the way. With arresting accounts from established winners, rising stars, the defeated, and the endlessly hopeful, America's favorite sportswriter unearths the inside story behind the PGA's brutal all-or-nothing competition."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book contains black & white photographs. There is a name and date of the front fly leaf. No other markings noted. Dust jacket in very good condition, has been price clipped. Stated First Edition

$8.00

Dick Vitale's Living A Dream : Reflections on 25 years Sitting in the Best Seat in the House
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Dick Vitale's Living A Dream : Reflections on 25 years Sitting in the Best Seat in the House

By Dick Vitale with Dick Weiss

Champaign, IL: Sports Publishing L.L.C., 2003. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""'Living a Dream' is about much more than just the X's and O's,"" however. It reveals the man behind the TV persona as he shares memories of the difficult period after he was fired by the Pistons and the loss of his friend Jim Valvano. He also offers personal stories about his encounters with superstars such as Frank Sinatra, Bill Cosby, and P. Diddy."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No Markings noted. Book contains black and white and colored photographs. Book has a small stain on the last fly leaf. Dust jacket in very good condition; has been price-clipped.

$8.00

Arkansas Football : Yesterday & Today
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Arkansas Football : Yesterday & Today

By Jim Brewer

Lincolnwood, IL: West Side Publishing, 2009. Hardcover. Very Good. From the book, ""'WooooPig, Sooey!' It's the call that brings Arkies together every football Saturday. Dressed in Razorback red, fans from Fayetteville to Little Rock belt out the hog call for one of the greatest football programs in NCAA history. Here's your chance to indulge in Arkansas memories--from the '64 champions to Darren McFaden, Go Hogs!"" This book has a glossy, pictorial, hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has small bumps at corners. No other markings noted. Book has red embossed boards with white lettering on front and along spine.

$30.00

High Hopes: Taking the Purple to Pasadena
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High Hopes: Taking the Purple to Pasadena

By Gary Barnett; Vahe Gregorian

Warner Books, 1996. Hardcover. Good/Very Good. 1st Printing From the book, ""This is the inspiring story of how, against all odds, Gary Barnett took on a losing tradition and led the Wildcats to the Rose Bowl. In an extraordinarily candid account of the 1995 season, Barnett takes you into the locker room, onto the sidelines, and out onto the playing field as the perpetual underdog Wildcats stunned their opponents, amazed the world, and slowly convinced themselves that they could play with--and beat--the best."" <p> Hard cover in good condition. Text block clean and tight. Book has a small mangle at top of about 15 pages at center of book. Does not affect text. Dust jacket in very good condition. Stated First Printing.

$6.00

Title: Over the hill to the Super Bowl
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Title: Over the hill to the Super Bowl

By Brig Owens & Chuck Cascio. Owens

Robert. B. Luce, Inc., 1973. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Good. From the book, ""To everything, there is a season. Even to a team of old men playing a game reserved for youthful, glistening heroes. For the aging Washington Redskins, that season came in 1972. It had actually started in 1971 when George Allen became head coach of the Redskins and began trading draft choices for veterans whose names had been tossed around the NFL forever, or so it seemed. Even though they had played winning ball for other teams, The Redskins were looked upon as the ""Over the Hill Gang"", a collection of has-beens who would undoubtedly try hard, but fail in the end. When they lost in the playoffs of 1971, foottball pundits concluded, ""those old fellas just ran out of steam. It was inevitable."" Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book contains black and white photographs. Dust jacket in good condition with light rubbing at edges.

$10.00

Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running
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Runner's World Complete Book of Women's Running

By Dagny Scott

Rodale Press, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good. From the book, ""Listen to those millions of women runners. Listen to their quiet breaths as they talk in predawn pairs, before the rest of the family wakes--the lessons and questions they share to the rhythm of steady footsteps. 'I never thought I could....'I feel so much stronger.... Women develop a special sorority on the roads. This bond is an understanding based on acceptance, an appreciation of how far they have come, a knowing wink that says how much is yet to be gained. And so they talk and share and grow--and run. Singly and in groups, swiftly and slowly, they run."" Hard cover with pictorial boards in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted.

$8.00

Madison Square Garden - A Century of Sport and Spectacle on the World's Most Versatile Stage
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Madison Square Garden - A Century of Sport and Spectacle on the World's Most Versatile Stage

By Zander Hollander

Hawthorn Books, Inc, 1973. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""This is the history of the people and the events that have made the Garden an enduring playground in the life of a city and a nation for nearly one hundred years. The Garden--in four eventful stages--grew from an old railroad shed on Madison Square to a gleaming edifice atop Pennsylvania Station in New York."" ""It's all here, for the price of a single admissionFrom the book, ""This is the history of the people and the events that have made the Garden an enduring playground in the life of a city and a nation for nearly one hundred years. The Garden--in four eventful stages--grew from an old railroad shed on Madison Square to a gleaming edifice atop Pennsylvania Station in New York."" ""It's all here, for the price of a single admission, and, as Joe Humphreys, the celebrated fight announcer, might have described the book, ""The Garden has stood the acid test these many years, and now we have an opportunity to relive its fragrant memories."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. Dust jacket in very good condition, has been price clipped and has a one inch tear at top of back cover. Book contains beautiful black and white photographs throughout. First Edition per number line., and, as Joe Humphreys, the celebrated fight announcer, might have described the book, ""The Garden has stood the acid test these many years, and now we have an opportunity to relive its fragrant memories."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. Dust jacket in very good condition, has been price clipped and has a one inch tear at top of back cover. Book contains beautiful black and white photographs throughout. First Edition per number line.

$30.00

Eleven Seconds: A Story of Tragedy, Courage & Triumph
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Eleven Seconds: A Story of Tragedy, Courage & Triumph

By Travis Roy with E.M. Swift

Warner Books, 1998. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. 1st Printing Stated First Printing. Hard cover in very good condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket likewise in very good condition. ///// From the book, 'Travis Roy, a young hopeful in the world of hockey, finally realized his lifelong dream--only to see it turn, in an instant, into an unexpected nightmare. Yet for Travis another, even more unanticipated, saga was about to begin. And that story, a drama of courage, determination, and the power of love, would open up an astonishing new life for one extraordinary young man--and touch the hearts of millions.'

$8.00

Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?
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Marv Levy: Where Else Would You Rather Be?

By Marv Levy

Sprts Publishing L.L.C., 2004. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""You will learn what it was like to bask in the exhilaration that comes from succeeding in leading a team to four consecutive Super Bowl appearances, only to follow it with the desolation that strikes when all four of the games end in defeat. But you will also learn about the character, persistence, and personalities of the incomparable Buffalo Bills of the l990s who so resolutely pursued their impossible dream."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in fine condition.

$7.00

The Life of Reilly: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly
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The Life of Reilly: The Best of Sports Illustrated's Rick Reilly

By Rick Reilly

Total Sports Publishing, 2000. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""There are features on sports greats, rants against high profile athletic programs, tales of golfing glory in and out of the spotlight, reflections on enduring values and the true meaning of sacrifice, and personal stories about the Reilly family's trials and tribulations."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in fine condition.

$7.00

A Golfer's Life
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A Golfer's Life

By Arnold Palmer with James Dodson

Ballantine Books, 1999. Hardcover. Very Good/Near Very Good. From the book, ""Writing with the humor and candor that are as much his trademark as his unique golf swing, Palmer narrates the deeply moving story of his life both on and off the links. He recounts his friendships (and rivalries) with greats of the game, including Jack Nicklaus, his enduringly happy marriage with winnie, his legendary charges to triumph and his titanic disasters, and his valiant battle with cancer."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. Dust jacket in near fine condition, has a very small wrinkle at the bottom front corner. No other markings noted. Book has navy and maroon boards with gold lettering along spine.

$18.00

Great Moments in Baseball - From the World Series of 1903 to the Modern Records of Nolan Ryan
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Great Moments in Baseball - From the World Series of 1903 to the Modern Records of Nolan Ryan

By Tom Seaver

A Birch Lane Press Book, 1992. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""One of the great pitchers of all time, Tom Seaver is also an avid fan of the game. Never missing an opportunity to talk with a Ted Williams or a Bob Feller, he learned first hand what the game was like in their time and how they perceived events of their day. Conservations with contemporary stars like Pete Rose, Nolan Ryan, and Mike Schmidt have given him a unique perspective on modern baseball."" Hard cover in fine condition. Text block clean and tight. No markings noted. Book has many black and white photographs. Dust Jacket in fine condition. First Edition per number line.

$6.00

Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York
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Race Like No Other: 26.2 Miles Through the Streets of New York

By Robbins, Liz

Harper Collins Publishers, 2008. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. From the book, ""While the professionals offer insight into the intense, often painful experience of being an elite athlete, the amateurs provide timeless stories of courage and obsession that typify today's marathoner: Harrie Bakst, a cancer survivor at 22, who is a first-timer, Pam Rickard, a 45 year old mother of three from Virginia, who is a recovering alcoholic; and 65 year old Tucker Andersen, who has run the race every year since 1976."" Hard cover in fine condition. Test block clean and tight. No markings noted. Dust jacket in fine condition. Stated First Edition.

$10.00

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