Michael C. Miller

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Hockey’s Hidden Gods: The Untold Story of a Paralympic Miracle on Ice

Megale provides a richly detailed account of the U.S. men’s sled hockey program and its obstacles and trials (including some self-inflicted ones); it’s sure to appeal to fans of triumphant sports stories.
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New Kids in the World Cup: The Totally Late ’80s and Early ’90s Tale of the Team That Changed American Soccer Forever

Specialists in sports history might lament the book’s lack of citations and sources, but Elder’s insider look at the players and FIFA officials who put the U.S. men’s soccer team on the map will likely still appeal to fans of the game.
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Comeback Pitchers: The Remarkable Careers of Howard Ehmke and Jack Quinn

This well-researched study of Ehmke, Quinn, and early 20th-century baseball will appeal to readers who enjoy inspiring sports stories.
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Horizontal Vertigo: A City Called Mexico

Villoro is not for the casual reader but for those who are interested in a deeply complex yet personal social history of Mexico City. The book serves as a nice complement to The Mexico City Reader (2004).
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Undrafted: Hockey, Family, and What It Takes To Be a Pro

This is a well-written and highly enjoyable insider look at the professional hockey world that will appeal not only to hockey fans but also to those interested in sports media topics and those who appreciate a really good memoir.
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One To Remember: Stories from 39 Members of the NHL’s One Goal Club

Hockey fans and those who enjoy strong sports writing will appreciate.

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Toe Blake: Winning Is Everything

Logothetis presents Blake’s story ably and thoroughly, though a lack of bibliography may be problematic for some. The appeal will be to hockey fans as well as filling a gap of coverage of one of the NHL’s top coaches and players.
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Magdalena: River of Dreams

Shifting seamlessly from travelog to history to nature writing, Davis weaves together a fascinating story of the geographical and cultural diversity of the Rio Magdalena, a diversity that characterizes the spirit of Colombia. Recommended for those who enjoy good writing, and all interested in a new perspective on personal narratives.

Sutherland Springs: God, Guns, and Hope in a Texas Town

This smoothly written account, simultaneously filled with heartbreak and hope, should be read by all who wish to understand the growing rise of these incidents. Highly recommended.

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