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Swimming Pretty: The Untold Story of Women in Water

A timely tribute to the glamour and athleticism of the pioneering women of synchronized swimming and their efforts to legitimize it as a sport. For readers who enjoy sports history and popular culture and for fans of Jordan Whitney-Wei’s Katharine Whitney Curtis: Mother of Synchronized Swimming.
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Charlie Hustle: The Rise and Fall of Pete Rose, and the Last Glory Days of Baseball

A fascinating but ultimately tragic account of the rise and fall of an athlete who could not abandon his self-destructive habits or take responsibility for his actions. Those who followed Pete Rose back in the day will want to check this out.

Art, Health, Community: Libraries Support Bicycling During Bike Month and Beyond

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To the Linksland (30th Anniversary Edition)

Although much detail and jargon will be lost on non-golfers, Bamberger’s rich descriptions and sincere, straight-ahead account of striving and self-mastery hold plenty to interest all readers.
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The Darkest White: A Mountain Legend and the Avalanche That Took Him

A riveting story, laying bare the brutality of nature and the perseverance and passion of a gifted athlete.

Perfect Eloquence: An Appreciation of Vin Scully

A wonderful and long-overdue tribute to a man whom many consider the best sports broadcaster who ever lived.

Survival Is Not Assured: The Life of Climber Jim Donini

This presentation of the climbing world’s intricacies makes the particulars of the sport comprehensible to a general audience. Donini’s story is told with literary verve and vivid sensory details. A must for sports collections.
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In the Spell of the Barkley: Unravelling the Mystery of the World’s Toughest Ultramarathon

For fans of extreme sports and books about why some people push themselves physically and mentally to compete in them.
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A Whole New Game: Economics, Politics, and the Transformation of the Business of Hockey in Canada

A solid and thorough look at the social and economic aspects of ice hockey and its history. It will appeal to diehard hockey fans and to readers interested in the business of sports.
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