New Arrivals in Sports

Bailey Boat Cat: Adventures of a Feline Afloat

Louise Kennedy
Bailey is a boat cat. He loves nothing more than cruising aboard Nocturne, gazing wistfully out of portholes, lounging on the sun deck wearing his cat lifejacket, climbing the mast and generally fulfilling his important boat-cat duties and blogging about them at baileyboatcat.com.

This book captures Bailey s charm with lovable photos, pearls of 'whisker wisdom' and cheeky asides, all from a cat s eye view. Chatty, inquisitive and boasting an undeniable cute factor, Bailey explains (for the benefit of us slow-witted humans) the five steps of marine navigation, the importance of cubby holes, and just why cats are so much cleverer than dogs

Packed with fabulous photography throughout, this endearing gift book will go down a treat with sailors and cat lovers alike.

Danish Dynamite: The Story of Football s Greatest Cult Team

Rob Smyth
The Denmark side of the 1980s was one of the last truly iconic international football teams. Although they did not win a trophy, they claimed something much more important and enduring: glory, and in industrial quantities. They were a bewitching fusion of futuristic attacking football, effortless Scandinavian cool and laid-back living. They played like angels and lived like you and I, and they were everyone s second team in the mid-1980s. The story of Danish Dynamite, as the team became known, is the story of a team of rock stars in a polyester Hummel kit.

Heralding from a country with no real football history to speak of and a population of five million, this humble and likeable team was unique. Everymen off the field and superheroes on it, they were totally of their time, and their approach to the game was in complete contrast to the gaudy excess and charmless arrogance of today s football stars. That they ultimately imploded in spectacular style, with a shocking 5-1 defeat to Spain in the 1986 World Cup in a game that almost everyone expected them to win, only adds to their legend.

For the first time in Emglish, Danish Dynamite tells the story of perhaps the coolest team in football history, a team that had it all and blew it in spectacular style after a live-fast-die-young World Cup campaign. Featuring interviews with the players themselves, including Michael Laudrup, Preben Elkjær and Jesper Olsen, as well as with those who played or managed against them, this is a joyous celebration of one of the most life-affirming teams the world has ever seen.

Through the French Canals

David Jefferson
Through the French Canals has probably tempted more people to explore the beautiful waterways of France than any other book. A bestseller for many years and now in its 13th edition, it is the essential planning guide for anyone wanting to cruise through the stunning scenery of the French waterways, or take their boat from the English Channel down to the Mediterranean via the inland route.

- Over 50 routes described and illustrated, with positions of locks, towns and villages
- Through routes from the English Channel and Atlantic to the Mediterranean, plus distances
- Suitable boats for the canals, and dimensions of locks and operating times
- Bridge heights, canal depths, fuelling points, waterway signals
- Cost of living, shopping and stores
- Weather information, haltes and portes de plaisance
- Port plans for Paris, Dunkerque and Strasbourg

Packed with appealing photographs and updated information on local facilities, distances, bridge heights and depths, tunnel lengths, costs of cruising and shopping, it also discusses the local wines of the region.

Soccernomics: Why England Loses, Why Spain, Germany, and Brazil Win, and Why the U.S., Japan, AustraliaÑand Even IraqÑAre Destined to Become the Kings of the World's Most Popular Sport

Simon Kuper

The 2014 World Cup Edition of the book that "(does) for soccer what Moneyball did for baseball."-New York Times

Duel for the Crown: Affirmed, Alydar, and Racing’s Greatest Rivalry

Linda Carroll
From the moment they first galloped head-to-head in Saratoga Springs, the two chestnut colts showed they were the stuff of racing legend. Alydar, all muscle with a fearsome closing kick, was already the popular favorite to win the Kentucky Derby. Affirmed, deceptively laid-back streamlined elegance, was powered forward by his steely determination not to settle for second place.

In the Sport of Kings, the Triple Crown is the most valued prize, requiring a horse to win not just one race, but three: the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. And 1978 would not be just for the record books, but also one of the greatest dramas ever played out in the racing world.

There were names to conjure with, worthy of the Sport of Kings. The bloodline of Native Dancer. The teen wonderboy jockey Steve Cauthen. The once unbeatable Calumet Farm—the Damn Yankees of the racing world—now in eclipse and hoping for a comeback. The newcomer Harbor View Farm—owned by brash financier Louis Wolfson, who wouldn’t let even a conviction and a prison sentence for securities violations stand in the way of his dreams of glory. And the racetracks themselves: Belmont, Saratoga, Pimlico. And, of course, Churchill Downs.

It has been thirty-five years since Affirmed and Alydar fought for the Triple Crown, thirty-five years when no other horse has won it. Duel for the Crown brings this epic battle to life. Not just two magnificent Thoroughbreds but the colorful human personalities surrounding them, caught up in an ever-intensifying battle of will and wits that lasted until the photo finish of the final Triple Crown race . . . and Alydar and Affirmed leaped into the history books.

Developing Jin: Silk-Reeling Power in Tai Chi and the Internal Martial Arts

Phillip Starr
Developing Jin provides a complete and progressive training regimen for increasing and refining chansi-jin, also known as silk-reeling power or coiling power--the true power of the internal martial arts. With step-by-step instructions and photographs, experienced teacher Philip Starr walks readers through a variety of techniques designed to help practitioners feel and use jin in their martial arts training. While much of the existing writing on jin relies on cryptic and mystical descriptions of internal power, Starr takes a direct, no-nonsense approach that addresses commonly held myths and identifies the real body mechanics behind this unusual power. Useful for novices and advanced practitioners alike, Developing Jin is a crucial addition to any serious martial artist's library.

Table of Contents

1.Got Jin?
2. How To Use This Book
3.Basic Conditioning Exercises
4.In The Beginning
5.Structure and Alignment
6.Training the Breath
7.The Nature Of Qi
8.Let's Get Engaged!
9.Beginning With Stillness
10.The Breath Coiling Form
11.The Secret Of Tendon Power
12.Internal Coiling
13.Applying The Coiling Power
14.Putting It All Together
15.Training Routines For Coiling Power
16. Three Become One
17. Combative Applications
Conclusion

The Compassionate Hunter's Guidebook: Hunting from the Heart

Miles Olson
A comprehensive, practical guide for the ethical, compassionate hunter

Leveraging Legacies from Sports Mega-Events: Concepts and Cases

Jonathan Grix
Have you ever wondered why states invest so heavily in sports mega-events? Ever considered who benefits from these (mostly publicly financed) 'mega' events? Part of the rationale of this edited collection is to go beyond the positive discourse that attends sports 'megas'. The volume of essays from a stellar international cast of experts offers a panoramic and interdisciplinary view of the growing field of Sports Mega-Event studies. The contributions cover discussion of the key concepts and debates in cutting-edge research, examples of leveraging strategies and the legacies from previous sports megas (such as London, Seoul, Sydney, Vancouver) and examples and analyses of recent and future 'emerging' states and their hosting strategies (such as India, China, Qatar and Russia).

Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR

Mark D. Howell
Soon after the first automobiles were introduced in the United States, auto racing became a reality. Since that time, motorsports have expanded to include drag racing, open wheel racing, rallying, demolition derbies, stock car racing, and more. Motorsports have grown to such an extent that NASCAR is now the second most watched professional sport in America, behind only football. But motorsports are about much more than going fast and finishing first. These events also reflect our culture, our society, our values, and our history. In Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR, Mark D. Howell and John D. Miller bring together essays that examine the relevancy of motorsports to American culture and history, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Addressing a wide spectrum of motorsports—such as stock car racing, demolition derbies, land speed record pursuits, and even staged train wrecks—the essays highlight the social and cultural implications of contemporary and historical moments in these sports. Topics covered include gender roles in motorsports, hot rods and the creation of fan and participant identities, the appeal of demolition derbies, the globalization of motorsports, the role of moonshine in stock car history, the economic relationship between NASCAR and its corporate sponsors, and more. Offering the most thorough study of motorsports to date from a diverse pool of disciplines and subjects, Motorsports and American Culture will appeal to motorsports and automobile enthusiasts, as well as those interested in American history, popular culture, sports history, and gender studies.

Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out

John Calipari
"If you are a college basketball fan like I am, you’ll understand why I’ve long admired John Calipari’s leadership style. While no coach treasures a win more than John, this terrific book reveals his greater purpose—to lead his young players to better lives, and then challenge them to give back to others." —President William J. Clinton

In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball’s most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory.

At its core, Calipari’s coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players—what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what. He knows that in this age, they come to Kentucky to prepare for the NBA; every year he gets players who in a previous era would have gone directly into the pros from high school but now have to play college basketball for one year. Calipari has fought against this system, but he has to play within it, and so he does, better than anyone.

The result is an extraordinary leadership challenge: every year Coach Cal gets a handful of eighteen-year-old kids who have been in a bubble for the previous four years at least, filled with hype about their own greatness, and they come to Kentucky feeling sure that they will play for their coach only for seven months before they go on to greater glory. Every year, he has to reinvent his team. After his 2012 NCAA championship, it was particularly dramatic; he lost his first six players in the first round, meaning that someone who couldn’t even start for Kentucky was a first-round draft pick.

The overall record at Kentucky, and for his career, puts Calipari in the pantheon of the greatest coaches in the history of the game. Bold, funny, and truthful, like Coach Calipari himself, Players First is truly the first deep reckoning with the meaning of his experiences and the gifts of insight they offer.


All Fishermen Are Liars

John Gierach
“I have to go fishing; it’s my job.” John Gierach can say that and mean it. But fishing is only part of his job. The other part is writing about his fishing adventures. And that’s the part we readers get to enjoy.

In All Fishermen Are Liars, Gierach travels across North America from the Pacific Northwest to the Canadian Maritimes to seek out quintessential fishing experiences. Whether he’s fishing a busy stream or a secluded lake amid snow-capped mountains, Gierach insists that fishing is always the answer—even when it’s not clear what the question is. All Fishermen Are Liars covers fishing topics large and small: the art of fly-tying and the quest for the perfect steelhead fly; fishing in the Presidential Pools previously fished by the first President George Bush; and the importance of traveling with like-minded companions when caught in a soaking downpour. (“At this point someone is required to say, ‘You know, there are people who wouldn’t think this is fun.’”)

Gierach may occasionally lose a fish, but he never loses his passion for fishing or his sense of humor. All Fishermen Are Liars proves yet again that life’s most valuable lessons—and some of its best experiences— can be found while fly-fishing.

Sports in America

James A. Michener
Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, while a Major League pitcher is arrested for smuggling drugs across the Mexican border. The NFL’s “injury report” grows longer every Sunday. Corruption and recruiting violations plague collegiate sports as the “winning is everything” mentality trickles down to the Little League level. With his lifelong enthusiasm for sports in evidence, the incomparable Michener tackles this subject thoroughly and leaves us amazed and appalled by what we’ve learned, yet still loving the games we grew up on.
 
Praise for Sports in America
 
“A comprehensive, controversial examination of sports as a major force in American life.”Los Angeles Times
 
“Michener’s life was saved by sports twice. In return, he has issued a long, lovingly critical, prodigiously researched account of the passions and politics of America at organized play. Rich in anecdote, source material and his own shrewd commentary.”The New York Times Book Review
 
“Like just about everything James Michener has produced, Sports in America is a thoughtful, well-written document that’s thoroughly researched. . . . For anyone interested in how the ball bounces in the U.S. of A., the answers are all here.”The Wall Street Journal
 
“Encyclopedic . . . amusing and sometimes alarming.”The Washington Post


From the Paperback edition.

How to Punch

Martin J Dougherty
Punching. Although it seems like one of the simplest forms of self-defense, this ancient form of combat is actually more complex than you would ever imagine. Now, in this fully illustrated and easy-to-use book, the art of punching is decoded for readers everywhere. This book will teach you the elements of the perfect punch, including: 
  • How to make a fist and not break your fingers
  • Crashing in
  • Taking a punch
  • Striking first
  • A knockout blow
Combining the best punching techniques from various schools of martial arts, including karate, boxing, and Krav Maga, How to Punch offers valuable advice for both the beginner and the experienced martial art practitioner who wants to learn about fighting.

Walking in the Valais: 120 Walks and Treks, Edition 4

Kev Reynolds
The Pennine Alps in the Valais region of Switzerland contain more 4000m peaks than anywhere else in Western Europe and some of the greats: the Matterhorn, Monte Rosa, Dent Blanche and Grand Combin, all surrounded by idyllic valleys and hillsides dotted with chalets, hay barns and hardy little alpine flowers as well as pristine snowfields and glaciers. This guide describes 111 day walks and 10 multi-day, long-distance treks, exploring this whole area and suitable for a wide range of abilities. The network of walking trails in this popular region is excellent but the infrastructure is unbeatable, with excellent public transport and a wide range of good-quality accommodation from simple mountain huts to grand hotels in bases such as Saas Fee, Zermatt and Arolla. Walks are arranged valley by valley and accompanied by full information about the valley bases, mountain huts, access and facilities as well as practical information for walkers new to trekking or walking in Switzerland.

Walking in Sicily: Short and long-distance walks, Edition 2

Gillian Price
Exploring this breathtaking island on foot is a journey through time. Sicily offers wild valleys pitted with Greek and Roman temples and ancient ruins - reminders of long-gone peoples. Mule tracks and age-old pathways have survived and reserve a wealth of surprises, starting with the carpets of brilliant wildflowers. Landscapes are grandiose. Olive groves thrive alongside citrus orchards, never far from snow-clad mountain ranges presided over by imposing volcanoes - ranging from extinct and visitable, through to placidly smoking, and to constantly active giants Etna and Stromboli from which fiery rivers of lava issue. In dramatic contrast is the string of peaceful offshore islands set in turquoise waters, which are pure Mediterranean in character. Sicily's stunning range of scenery, combined with its mild winters and hot dry summers, make rewarding walking holidays feasible all year round. Visits are facilitated by good road access and an excellent network of public transport. Accommodation is plentiful, as are memorable eating places with rich Mediterranean fare.

Camping South Carolina: A Comprehensive Guide to Public Tent and RV Campgrounds

Melissa Watson

This guide to more than ninety-five public campgrounds in South Carolina is perfect for tent and RV campers alike. Within each campground listing is vital information on location, road conditions, fees, reservations, available facilities, and recreational activities. The listings are organized by geographic area, and thorough site maps will simplify your search for the perfect campground. From the far southern reaches of Hunting Island State Park to the mountains of the Upcountry and everything in between—from creeks and waterfalls with endless mountain views to the fresh salty air of the infinite Atlantic Ocean—Camping South Carolina opens the door to these places.

 

Look inside for:

* Campground locations
* Detailed maps

* GPS coordinates for each campground

* Driving directions

* Facilities and hookups

* Dates of operation
* Fees and reservations  

* Recreational activities

* What equipment and clothing to bring

* Tips on wildlife and safety

Glyndwr's Way

Paddy Dillon
This guide to backpacking 135 miles along Glyndwr's Way National Trail through the county of Powys in mid-Wales, and back from Welshpool to the start at Knighton in 29 miles along the Offa's Dyke Path, provides all the information you need to explore this unfrequented landscape. The trail commemorates the Welsh leader Owain Glyndwr, visiting landmarks such as Powis Castle and Glyndwr's Parliament House at Machynlleth, as well as other historial and archeological sites. Easily accessed by train from Shrewsbury, the way is clearly waymarked throughout and there is accommodation available at the end of every stage, listed in full at the back of the guide to make planning easier. The description is broken into 9 stages of the main trail, and another 2 along Offa's Dyke Path National Trail for those who prefer a circular route, and accompanied by OS map extracts, photographs and lots of information on facilities available and historical points of interest along the way.

The Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths: The Wales Coast Path from Porthmadog to St Dogmaels

John B Jones
Step-by-step guide to backpacking along the Ceredigion and Snowdonia Coast Paths, down the coast of mid-Wales between Porthmadog and the Llyn Peninsula and St Dogmaels and the Pembrokeshire Coast Path, 233km (147 miles) of varied long-distance walking to fill an extended fortnight's holiday or a series of long weekends and day walks. The route passes through contrasting landscapes from Snowdonia's coastal plains to dramatic cliffs and even ventures inland around the beautiful Dyfi Estuary and over some coastal hills with breathtaking sea views. Backpackers can choose from tiny fishing villages to university towns for their overnight accommodation over the 16 stages and there are many historic and geological sights to explore, all described as you pass them on the route. The route is illustrated with OS map extracts as well as extra sketch maps of tricky sections and lots of information is included about public transport links, accommodation and facilities to help you plan how to tackle the trail.

Playing for Keeps: A History of Early Baseball

Warren Goldstein

In the late 1850s, organized baseball was a club-based fraternal sport thriving in the cultures of respectable artisans, clerks and shopkeepers, and middle-class sportsmen. Two decades later it had become an entertainment business run by owners and managers, depending on gate receipts and the increasingly disciplined labor of skilled player-employees. Playing for Keeps is an insightful, in-depth account of the game that became America's premier spectator sport for nearly a century.

Reconstructing the culture and experience of early baseball through a careful reading of the sporting press, baseball guides, and the correspondence of the player-manager Harry Wright, Warren Goldstein discovers the origins of many modern controversies during the game's earliest decades.

The 20th Anniversary Edition of Goldstein's classic includes information about the changes that have occurred in the history of the sport since the 1980s and an account of his experience as a scholarly consultant during the production of Ken Burns's Baseball.

The Boat Cookbook: Real Food for Hungry Sailors

Fiona Sims
For anyone with a tiny galley kitchen and an appetite for fresh, gorgeous food, there's good news: no more tins or bland leftovers aboard.

These fabulous and easy recipes (all using no more than two pots and taking no longer than 30 minutes) will allow you to spoil yourself in harbour, keep things simple at sea, and make delicious meals and tasty snacks in advance. Featuring baked eggs with salmon, chorizo and chestnut sausage rolls, spicy lamb burgers with tzatziki, herb-stuffed trout, salted caramel and banana crunch, chocolate fruitcake and an amazing rum punch, this is seriously tasty food that's genuinely easy to make.

As well as the author's recipes, there are contributions from top chefs (Chris Galvin, Angela Hartnett, Kevin Mangeolles and Ed Wilson) and sailing legends (Sir Robin Knox-Johnston, Brian Thompson and Dee Caffari). There are handy tips on setting up the galley, an idiot's guide to filleting fish, and how to host the perfect beach barbecue, all illustrated with tempting colour photographs and beautiful hand-drawn illustrations.

'There really is something for everyone to try, and enough scope for you to really spoil yourself and your crew the next time you are on board. I hope you enjoy this book as much as I intend to - happy cooking!' Chris Galvin, sailor and Michelin-starred chef

Ultra Performance: The Psychology of Endurance Sports

Paul Moore
The world's leading endurance athletes are not only some of the fittest people on the planet, they are also among the toughest mentally. To train and race at the highest level of competition over hundreds and sometimes thousands of miles takes preparation, dedication and the ability to push the body and mind beyond conventional limits. Ultra Performance offers an insight into the psychology of these athletes.

Having interviewed fourteen ultra athletes, Paul Moore distils the dynamics of the mental toughness they required the motivation, focus and ability to keep the mind positive deep in the heart of fatigue. What did it take, for instance, for Rachel Cadman to eat the elephant of the Arch to Arc (running from London to Dover, swimming the Channel, then cycling to Paris)?

And to win? That takes steeliness beyond all mere effort, pushing through and improvising when necessary. The stories of these hard-fought wins feature strongly in the contributions from Brett Sutton, world-renowned triathlon coach, and Craig Alexander, one of the greatest athletes in the history of Ironman. Others, like Dee Cafari, the first woman to circumnavigate the world solo in both directions, required the resilience to overcome challenges they had set themselves.

With working examples of the implementation of their mental strategies, Ultra Performance not only gives an insight into the toughest moments these professional athletes have ever faced, but also offers advice to readers on how they can adapt and employ these techniques for themselves, often to the non-sporting pursuits of everyday life.

Ahead of the Game: How to Use Your Mind to Win in Sport

Jeremy Lazarus
Mental attitude in sport is the difference between winning/performing well and losing/performing badly. Many elite athletes say that the mental aspects of sport make the difference between being a champion or not. Whether at professional or recreational level, your mindset determines the degree of success and fulfillment you achieve from your sport. Ahead of the Game will teach you how to use your mind to win and perform to your best in sport.



Ahead of the Game is written for sports coaches, athletes and players of all levels who want to learn some leading-edge yet tried and tested techniques to using your mind more effectively, and helping others to do the same. It draws on many of the techniques from Neuro-Linguistic Programming (NLP), proven methods to achieve success and better results, faster. Ahead of the Game takes you through the techniques and approaches step by step, and is full of practical exercises and examples of how these techniques have been used with athletes so that you can adapt the techniques to suit you in all sports, including major sports like athletics, football/soccer, tennis, golf, basketball and swimming.



'Within the book, Jeremy simplifies the learnings of what at first glance are some complex areas through the activities that he presents, the tips that he supplies and the intriguing personal stories he provides as to how he has worked with athletes to enable them to make huge leaps in their performance - all of which allow the reader to extract the vital information presented quickly and effectively.



I urge anybody who is an athlete wishing to improve their sporting potential, or anybody working within the athlete set-up to read this book and challenge themselves to implement the learnings from it in all aspects of their lives.'



From the Preface by JJ Smith, Lecturer and Researcher of Sport Psychology, Loughborough University, England.

Bilingual Dictionary of Football (Soccer) Terms English/Portuguese and Portuguese/English - Dicionário Bilíngue de Termos de Futebol Inglês/Português e Português/Inglês

George Humberto Ramos

 This
Bilingual Dictionary of
  Football
(Soccer) Terms in English to Portuguese and Portuguese to English is the result
of many years of dedicated research and writing by its two authors, George
Humberto Ramos and Rhonda Abigail Bennett Henry-Ramos. The Dictionary contains
a vast array of football and football-related words and expressions, along with
their translations, as well as many pertinent explanations. The terms present
in this publication are used on a daily basis in the world of football
(soccer), on and off the field. They are also utilized by the press in their
commentaries and analyses of the game. As such, this Bilingual Dictionary is an
excellent tool for football managers, technical staff, football players,
journalists, translators and interpreters, football aficionados, and all
visitors to Brazil.

 

Playfair Cricket Annual 2014

Ian Marshall
The cricket world's bestselling pocket annual. The indispensable guide to the season. The Playfair Cricket Annual 2014 includes coverage of the 2013 season, including the LV= County Championship, Clydesdale Bank 40 and the Friends Life t20. It also has a detailed register of all current first-class county players and umpires, including career bests in international Twenty20 matches; county records and 2013 first-class averages; current county players' first-class and List A limited-overs career records; test match scores and averages (March 2012-February 2013). Women's Test match and limited-overs international records also feature, as well as a register of probable New Zealand and Australian touring teams and series records.

Top Selling in Sports

Players First: Coaching from the Inside Out

John Calipari
"If you are a college basketball fan like I am, you’ll understand why I’ve long admired John Calipari’s leadership style. While no coach treasures a win more than John, this terrific book reveals his greater purpose—to lead his young players to better lives, and then challenge them to give back to others." —President William J. Clinton

In Players First, John Calipari relates for the first time anywhere his experiences over his first four years coaching the Kentucky Wildcats, college basketball’s most fabled program, from the doldrums to a national championship, drawing lessons about leadership, character, and the path to personal and collective victory.

At its core, Calipari’s coaching philosophy centers on keeping his focus on the players—what they need to get the best out of themselves and one another. He is beloved by his players for being utterly honest with them and making promises that he always keeps, no matter what. He knows that in this age, they come to Kentucky to prepare for the NBA; every year he gets players who in a previous era would have gone directly into the pros from high school but now have to play college basketball for one year. Calipari has fought against this system, but he has to play within it, and so he does, better than anyone.

The result is an extraordinary leadership challenge: every year Coach Cal gets a handful of eighteen-year-old kids who have been in a bubble for the previous four years at least, filled with hype about their own greatness, and they come to Kentucky feeling sure that they will play for their coach only for seven months before they go on to greater glory. Every year, he has to reinvent his team. After his 2012 NCAA championship, it was particularly dramatic; he lost his first six players in the first round, meaning that someone who couldn’t even start for Kentucky was a first-round draft pick.

The overall record at Kentucky, and for his career, puts Calipari in the pantheon of the greatest coaches in the history of the game. Bold, funny, and truthful, like Coach Calipari himself, Players First is truly the first deep reckoning with the meaning of his experiences and the gifts of insight they offer.


The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown
For readers of Laura Hillenbrand's Seabiscuit and Unbroken, the dramatic story of the American rowing team that stunned the world at Hitler's 1936 Berlin Olympics

Daniel James Brown’s robust book tells the story of the University of Washington’s 1936 eight-oar crew and their epic quest for an Olympic gold medal, a team that transformed the sport and grabbed the attention of millions of Americans. The sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the boys defeated elite rivals first from eastern and British universities and finally the German crew rowing for Adolf Hitler in the Olympic games in Berlin, 1936.

The emotional heart of the story lies with one rower, Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not for glory, but to regain his shattered self-regard and to find a place he can call home. The crew is assembled  by an enigmatic coach and mentored by a visionary, eccentric British boat builder, but it is their trust in each other that makes them a victorious team. They remind the country of what can be done when everyone quite literally pulls together—a perfect melding of commitment, determination, and optimism.

Drawing on the boys’ own diaries and journals, their photos and memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, The Boys in the Boat is an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate story of nine working-class boys from the American west who, in the depths of the Great Depression, showed the world what true grit really meant. It will appeal to readers of Erik Larson, Timothy Egan, James Bradley, and David Halberstam's The Amateurs.



Born to Run

Christopher McDougall
An epic adventure that began with one simple question: Why does my foot hurt?
 
Isolated by Mexico's deadly Copper Canyons, the blissful Tarahumara Indians have honed the ability to run hundreds of miles without rest or injury. In a riveting narrative, award-winning journalist and often-injured runner Christopher McDougall sets out to discover their secrets. In the process, he takes his readers from science labs at Harvard to the sun-baked valleys and freezing peaks across North America, where ever-growing numbers of ultra-runners are pushing their bodies to the limit, and, finally, to a climactic race in the Copper Canyons that pits America’s best ultra-runners against the tribe. McDougall’s incredible story will not only engage your mind but inspire your body when you realize that you, indeed all of us, were born to run.


From the Trade Paperback edition.

The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding: The Bible of Bodybuilding, Fully Updated and Revis

Arnold Schwarzenegger
From elite bodybuilding competitors to gymnasts, from golfers to fitness gurus, anyone who works out with weights must own this book -- a book that only Arnold Schwarzenegger could write, a book that has earned its reputation as "the bible of bodybuilding."

Inside, Arnold covers the very latest advances in both weight training and bodybuilding competition, with new sections on diet and nutrition, sports psychology, the treatment and prevention of injuries, and methods of training, each illustrated with detailed photos of some of bodybuilding's newest stars.

Plus, all the features that have made this book a classic are here:


  • Arnold's tried-and-true tips for sculpting, strengthening, and defining each and every muscle to create the ultimate buff physique

  • The most effective methods of strength training to stilt your needs, whether you're an amateur athlete or a pro bodybuilder preparing for a competition

  • Comprehensive information on health, nutrition, and dietary supplements to help you build muscle, lose fat, and maintain optimum energy

  • Expert advice on the prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries

  • Strategies and tactics for competitive bodybuilders from selecting poses to handling publicity

  • The fascinating history and growth of' bodybuilding as a sport, with a photographic "Bodybuilding Hall of Fame"

  • And, of course, Arnold's individual brand of inspiration and motivation throughout


Covering every level of expertise and experience, The New Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding will help you achieve your personal best. With his unique perspective as a seven-time winner of the Mr. Olympia title and all international film star, Arnold shares his secrets to dedication, training, and commitment, and shows you how to take control of your body and realize your own potential for greatness.

Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game

Michael Lewis

"This delightfully written, lesson-laden book deserves a place of its own in the Baseball Hall of Fame." --?Forbes

?Moneyball is a quest for the secret of success in baseball. In a narrative full of fabulous characters and brilliant excursions into the unexpected, Michael Lewis follows the low-budget Oakland A's, visionary general manager Billy Beane, and the strange brotherhood of amateur baseball theorists. They are all in search of new baseball knowledge—insights that will give the little guy who is willing to discard old wisdom the edge over big money.

SAS Survival Handbook: The ultimate guide to surviving anywhere

John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman

A fully updated edition of the original, bestselling survival handbook. Written by ex-SAS survival expert John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman, this book provides the most reliable, authoritative and respected survival information on the market.

The original survival handbook – the choice of both survival expert and novice, this book is the international bestseller which in the 20 years since it was first published has been often imitated but never bettered.

John ‘Lofty’ Wiseman served in the SAS for 26 years: his knowledge, experience and skills are unrivalled in survival circles. He is the first and best expert on survival instruction – in any situation. In this fully updated edition, Lofty imparts his much sought-after survival experience, knowledge and timeless techniques – preparing you for anything, anywhere in the world.

Updated contents include:

Be prepared – The latest, most resilient, resourceful and eco-friendly must-have kit
On the move – Up-to-date navigation technologies such as GPS are discussed and explained
Health – The body’s physiology explained: how to maximise survival when injured or in any climate, on land or at sea.
Disaster Survival– Increasingly-changing environmental conditions are addressed: what to do in the face of flash flooding or fast-spreading fire
Fear Management – How to react, keep calm, and manage hostile environments and survival situation
Navigation - Skills, technologies and techniques to use when making your way through unfamiliar terrain

Also featuring new case studies and survival scenarios, designed to offer fascinating insight into other people’s survival experiences and to force you to think about what you would do in their position.

Hitman: My Real Life in the Cartoon World of Wrestling

Bret Hart
Written without collaborators and based on decades of tape recordings he made throughout his career, HITMAN is Bret Hart's brutally honest, perceptive and startling account of his life in and out of the ring that proves once and for all that great things come in pink tights.

You Herd Me!: I'll Say It If Nobody Else Will

Colin Cowherd
There are really two games, the one you see and the one you don't. The way I see it, the best way to use access to both worlds is to illuminate and reveal, not idolize and adore. It's better to be wrong than to be played for a fool. – Colin Cowherd
 
In this age of billion dollar athletic marketing campaigns, “feel good” philosophy with no connection to reality, and a Sports Media echo chamber that’s all too eager swallow whatever idiotic notion happens to be in vogue at the moment, it’s tough to find people who aren’t afraid to say what they’re really thinking.
 
But that’s where Colin Cowherd comes in. As his millions of fans on ESPN Radio and ESPNU already know, Colin is the rare sports analyst who’s brave (or crazy) enough to speak his mind—even if it pisses some people off. Of course, it helps that a lot of what Colin has to say is simply hilarious. Lots of writers can tell you about Boston’s storied sports history. But how many can tell you why the city of Boston is America’s five year old? Lots of writers will brag about the stuff they got right, but how many will happily list all the calls they got completely and utterly wrong? Whether he’s pointing out the stupidity of conspiracy theories, explaining why media bias isn’t nearly as big a deal as many assume, or calling out those who prize short term wins over sustainability, Colin is smart, thought-provoking, and laugh-out-loud funny. Some of the questions he’s not afraid to ask in You Herd Me! include:
 
Is Tiger Woods really a sex addict—or does he just have good PR?
Is “work-life balance” really the ideal we should all strive for—or is that just a way for people feel better about mediocrity?
Is talent really all it’s cracked up to be—or can too much talent actually be counterproductive?
Is the X games really a sport—or would we all be better off if we admitted it’s something else entirely?
Is Hell really a supernatural place of fire and brimstone—or is it actually just another word for living in Tampa?
 
Unapologetically entertaining and packed with behind-the-scenes insights you won’t get anywhere else, You Herd Me! is unlike any other sports book ever written.

Eleven Rings: The Soul of Success

Phil Jackson
During his storied career as head coach of the Chicago Bulls and Los Angeles Lakers, Phil Jackson won more championships than any coach in the history of professional sports. Even more important, he succeeded in never wavering from coaching his way, from a place of deep values. Jackson was tagged as the “Zen master” half in jest by sportswriters, but the nickname speaks to an important truth: this is a coach who inspired, not goaded; who led by awakening and challenging the better angels of his players’ nature, not their egos, fear, or greed.

This is the story of a preacher’s kid from North Dakota who grew up to be one of the most innovative leaders of our time. In his quest to reinvent himself, Jackson explored everything from humanistic psychology and Native American philosophy to Zen meditation. In the process, he developed a new approach to leadership based on freedom, authenticity, and selfless teamwork that turned the hypercompetitive world of professional sports on its head.

In Eleven Rings, Jackson candidly describes how he: Learned the secrets of mindfulness and team chemistry while playing for the champion New York Knicks in the 1970s Managed Michael Jordan, the greatest player in the world, and got him to embrace selflessness, even if it meant losing a scoring title Forged successful teams out of players of varying abilities by getting them to trust one another and perform in sync Inspired Dennis Rodman and other “uncoachable” personalities to devote themselves to something larger than themselves Transformed Kobe Bryant from a rebellious teenager into a mature leader of a championship team. Eleven times, Jackson led his teams to the ultimate goal: the NBA championship—six times with the Chicago Bulls and five times with the Los Angeles Lakers. We all know the legendary stars on those teams, or think we do. What Eleven Rings shows us, however, is that when it comes to the most important lessons, we don’t know very much at all. This book is full of revelations: about fascinating personalities and their drive to win; about the wellsprings of motivation and competition at the highest levels; and about what it takes to bring out the best in ourselves and others.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf

Harvey Penick
Harvey Penick's life in golf began when he started caddying at the Austin, (Texas), Country Club at age eight. Eighty-one years later he is still there, still dispensing wisdom to pros and beginners alike. His stature in the golf world is reflected in the remarkable array of champions he's worked with, both men and women, including U.S. Open champion and golf's leading money winner Tom Kite, Masters champion Ben Crenshaw, and LPGA Hall of Famers Mickey Wright, Betsy Rawls, and Kathy Whitworth. It is not for nothing that the Teacher of the Year Award given by the Golf Teachers Association is called the Harvey Penick Award.

Now, after sixty years of keeping notes on the things he's seen and learned and on the golfing greats he's taught, Penick is finally letting his Little Red Book (named for the red notebook he's always kept) be seen by the golf world. His simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away all the hypertechnical jargon that's grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best. He avoids negative words; when Tom Kite asked him if he should "choke down" on the club for a particular shot, Harvey told him to "grip down" instead, to keep the word "choke" from entering his mind. He advises golfers to have dinner with people who are good putters; their confidence may rub off, and it's certainly better than listening to bad putters complain. And he shows why, if you've got a bad grip, the last thing you want is a good swing.

Throughout, Penick's love of golf and, more importantly, his love of teaching shine through. He gets as much pleasure from watching a beginner get the ball in the air for the first time as he does when one of his students wins the U.S. Open.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book is an instant classic, a book to rank with Ben Hogan's Modern Fundamentals of Golf and Tommy Armour's How to Play Your Best Golf All the Time.

Undisputed Truth

Mike Tyson
A bare-knuckled, tell-all memoir from Mike Tyson, the onetime heavyweight champion of the world—and a legend both in and out of the ring.

Philosopher, Broadway headliner, fighter, felon—Mike Tyson has defied stereotypes, expectations, and a lot of conventional wisdom during his three decades in the public eye. Bullied as a boy in the toughest, poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn, Tyson grew up to become one of the most thrilling and ferocious boxers of all time—and the youngest heavyweight champion ever. But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior. Years of hard partying, violent fights, and criminal proceedings took their toll: by 2003, Tyson had hit rock bottom, a convicted felon, completely broke, the punch line to a thousand bad late-night jokes. Yet he fought his way back; the man who once admitted being addicted “to everything” regained his success, his dignity, and the love of his family. With a triumphant one-man stage show, his unforgettable performances in the Hangover films, and his newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband, Tyson’s story is an inspiring American original.
Brutally honest, raw, and often hilarious, Tyson chronicles his tumultuous highs and lows in the same sincere, straightforward manner we have come to expect from this legendary athlete. A singular journey from Brooklyn’s ghettos to worldwide fame to notoriety, and, finally, to a tranquil wisdom, Undisputed Truth is not only a great sports memoir but an autobiography for the ages.

Undisputed: How to Become the World Champion in 1,372 Easy Steps

Chris Jericho
The eagerly awaited follow-up to the New York Times bestselling A Lion's Tale documents Chris Jericho's meteoric rise to wrestling glory in the WWE.

A Lion's Tale gave readers a portrait of Jericho as a young man. Fighting his way through Mexico, rinky-dink leagues and a battery of thieving, sleazy promoters/managers, the book ended with the author's WWE (World Wrestling Entertainment) debut. Never one to leave his fans hanging, as demonstrated by his recent return to wrestling glory, Jericho now tells the story of life in the big leagues. But "making it" in the premier wrestling league in the world comes with its own set of obstacles and hard lessons. Jericho, in his witty, hilarious, and surprisingly endearing manner, lays it all out: the good, the bad, and the spandex.

The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy

Bill Simmons

Foreword by Malcolm Gladwell
 
Newly updated with fresh takes on LeBron, Kobe, the Celtics & more*

*Including even more footnotes!

Bill Simmons, the wildly opinionated and thoroughly entertaining hoops addict known to millions as ESPN.com’s Sports Guy, has written the definitive book on the past, present, and future of the NBA. From the age-old question of who actually won the rivalry between Bill Russell and Wilt Chamberlain to the one about which team was truly the best of all time, Simmons opens—and then closes, once and for all—every major pro basketball debate. Then he takes it further by completely reevaluating not only how NBA Hall of Fame inductees should be chosen but how the institution must be reshaped from the ground up, the result being the Pyramid: Simmons’s one-of-a-kind five-level shrine to the ninety-six greatest players in the history of pro basketball. And ultimately he takes fans to the heart of it all, as he uses a conversation with one NBA great to uncover that coveted thing: The Secret of Basketball.

Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.

The Complete Fishing Manual

Henry Gilbey
A must-have title that will inspire novices and experienced anglers alike, The Complete Fishing Manual is the definitive guide to fishing, covering everything from strategies and techniques, to bait, tackle, and equipment. Note: The Complete Fishing Manual will include 100% re-use from the Eyewitness Companion Fishing, but the pages will be redesigned. The first section provides an introduction to the basic elements of angling. A history chapter details the development of each aspect of the sport, while "Getting Started" explains how to take up fishing, along with information on permits, licenses, and safety. A chapter on tackle provides a comprehensive cross-section of the vast array of rods, reels, and other accessories that are available to anglers, and this is followed by a skills chapter covering basic techniques, such as casting flies and lures, and playing and landing fish. Section two contains useful fishing strategies for a wide range of environments and fish species. A chapter on freshwater fishing with baits and lures shows how to catch everything from carp and pike to bass and catfish in streams, rivers, and lakes, while the following chapter covers bait-and-lure fishing for saltwater species, such as sea trout, bass, tarpon, and kingfish. The final chapter of the section demonstrates a range of fresh- and saltwater fly-fishing strategies, such as wet- and dry-fly fishing, Czech nymphing, and deep-water fly-fishing, for salmon, trout, carp, milkfish, and giant trevally, among others. Section three is a catalog of fish species. Divided into chapters on freshwater and saltwater varieties, it contains hard-working information on anatomy, habitat, behavior, and the best methods you can use to catch them. The fourth and final section is a directory of the world's best fishing destinations. Packed with inspirational imagery, it provides detailed descriptions of where to go, and when, along with invaluable advice on how best to tackle the local species. Contents PRELIMS (11PP) PREFACE (2PP) SECTION ONE: FISHING BASICS (90PP) CH. 1: HISTORY OF FISHING (8PP) Fishing through the ages Fishing today CH. 2: GETTING STARTED (10PP) Fishing for the first time Fishing clubs and tackle shops Being an all-round angler Fishing licenses CH. 3: FISHING TACKLE (48PP) Rod basics Types of rod Reel basics Types of reel Hooks and weights Additional terminal tackle Floats Lines and knots Freshwater baits Saltwater baits Lures Fly basics Types of fly Cold-weather clothing Warm-weather clothing Fly-fishing clothing Shelters Carrying your equipment CH. 4: ESSENTIAL SKILLS (20PP) Basic casting Roll casting Overhead casting Double-hauling Spey casting Striking, playing, and landing fish Unhooking and releasing fish Freshwater watercraft Saltwater watercraft SECTION TWO: FISHING STRATEGIES (98PP) CH. 5: FRESHWATER BAIT & LURE (24PP) Classic lake ledgering Float-fishing lake margins Lake-fishing for carp Stalking for pike Fishing for pike Lake-fishing for largemouth bass Pole-fishing Freelining and touch-ledgering Classic river trotting River-fishing for giant catfish CH. 6: SALTWATER BAIT & LURE (34PP) Pier fishing Long-range beach-fishing Estuary fishing for mullet Rock-edge fishing Surf-fishing for sea bass Lure-fishing for sea bass Fishing for striped bass Shore-fishing for sea trout Small-boat inshore fishing Beach-fishing for sharks Slow-trolling for salmon Bait-fishing for tarpon Wreck-fishing Boat-fishing for sharks Vertical jigging Big-game fishing CH. 7: FLY-FISHING (36PP) Reservoir and lake fly-fishing Fly-fishing on small rivers Wet fly-fishing on lakes Czech nymphing Sight-fishing for wild brown trout Fly-fishing for Atlantic salmon Fly-fishing for steelhead River-fishing for tigerfish Fly-fishing for carp Fly-fishing for pike Loch-style fly-fishing Fly-fishing for bonefish Fly-fishing for milkfish Fly-fishing for giant trevally Fly-fishing from a flats boat Fly-fishing for sea bass Ultra deep-water fly-fishing SECTION THREE: FISH SPECIES (78PP) CH. 8: FRESHWATER FISH (26PP) Brown trout and Sea trout Rainbow trout and Steelhead Lake trout Dolly varden Arctic char Atlantic salmon Largemouth bass Black crappie Tench Barbel Common carp Roach Common bream European chub Rudd Grayling Northern pike Wels catfish Zander European perch Nile perch Golden Mahseer Tigerfish Smallmouth yellowfish Chinook salmon Coho salmon CH. 9: SALTWATER FISH (48PP) Atlantic cod Ling Coalfish Pollack European sea bass Conger eel Ballan wrasse Red drum Black drum Blue marlin White marlin Bull huss Atlantic halibut Winter flounder European plaice Turbot Striped bass Thick-lipped grey mullet Black seabream Common snook Permit Goliath grouper African pompano Cubera snapper Mutton snapper Yellowtail snapper Common skate Thornback ray Blonde ray Bluefin tuna Yellowfin tuna Atlantic bonito Bluefish Tarpon King mackerel Atlantic mackerel Tope Crevalle jack Greater amberjack Horse-eye jack Dorado Wahoo Kabeljou White steenbras Leerfish Giant African threadfin Bonefish Great barracuda Sailfish Black marlin Striped marlin Giant trevally Bluefin trevally Big-eye trevally Barramundi Cobia Milkfish California yellowtail Blue shark Shortfin mako shark Lemon shark Bronze whaler shark SECTION FOUR: WORLD OF FISHING (60PP) British Columbia, Canada Alaska, US Ontario, Canada Montana, US Long Island, US South Carolina, US Bahamas Florida Keys, US Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico Coasts of Costa Rica Los Roques, Venezuela Tierra del Fuego, Argentina Southern England, UK Scotland, UK County Clare, Ireland Wexford coast, Ireland Norwegian sea, Norway Northwest Norway Western Baltic coast, Germany and Denmark Kalmar region, Sweden Andalucia, Spain River Ebro, Spain Limousin region, France Switzerland Northern Italy Austria Kola Peninsula, Russia Kamchatka, Russia Mongolia Japan Kaveri River, India Iguela Lagoon, Gabon Southern Angolan coast Skeleton Coast, Namibia Vaal and Orange rivers, South Africa Bazaruto Archipelago, Mozambique Caprivi Strip, Zambia Murchison Falls, Uganda Kenyan coast Seychelles Northern Territory, Australia Cairns, Australia Tasmania, Australia New Zealand Hawaii GLOSSARY (4PP) RESOURCES (1P) INDEX/ACKNOWLEDGMENTS (8PP)

Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong

Juliet Macur

The definitive account of Lance Armstrong's spectacular rise and fall.

In June 2013, when Lance Armstrong fled his palatial home in Texas, downsizing in the face of multimillion-dollar lawsuits, Juliet Macur was there—talking to his girlfriend and children and listening to Armstrong's version of the truth. She was one of the few media members aside from Oprah Winfrey to be granted extended one-on-one access to the most famous pariah in sports.

At the center of Cycle of Lies is Armstrong himself, revealed through face-to-face interviews.

But this unfolding narrative is given depth and breadth by the firsthand accounts of more than one hundred witnesses, including family members whom Armstrong had long since turned his back on—the adoptive father who gave him the Armstrong name, a grandmother, an aunt. Perhaps most damning of all is the taped testimony of the late J.T. Neal, the most influential of Armstrong's many father figures, recorded in the final years of Neal's life as he lost his battle with cancer just as Armstrong gained fame for surviving the disease.

In the end, it was Armstrong's former friends, those who had once occupied the precious space of his inner circle, who betrayed him. They were the ones who dealt Armstrong his fatal blow by breaking the code of silence that shielded the public from the grim truth about the sport of cycling—and the grim truth about its golden boy, Armstrong.

Threading together the vivid and disparate voices of those with intimate knowledge of the private and public Armstrong, Macur weaves a comprehensive and unforgettably rich tapestry of one man's astonishing rise to global fame and fortune and his devastating fall from grace.

Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies

McCord
Improve your golf swing in a day? Easy.

Playing golf is fun—but there's a reason why it's known as the most maddening (if not wondrous) game of all. The intricacies of perfecting your golf swing can "tee off" even the most patient golfer, but that's where this handy little guide comes in.

Improving Your Golf Swing In A Day For Dummies is packed with tips on improving grip and posture, the essentials of a good swing, and the mechanics of putting. Plus, you'll get expert advice and tips for correcting problems with your own form and swing.

  • The art of perfecting your golf grip and posture
  • The essentials of refining your swing motion
  • Adjusting your mechanics for various distances and putting
  • Concise coverage of common swing faults and easy fixes
  • Online component takes you beyond the book with bonus content and features

Get set to impress your friends with a perfect swing in no time!

Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty ofthe 1980s

Jeff Pearlman
The New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness delivers the first all-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professional sports’ most-reveredand dominantdynasties.

The Los Angeles Lakers of the 1980s personified the flamboyance and excess of the decade over which they reigned. Beginning with the arrival of Earvin “Magic” Johnson as the number-one overall pick of the 1979 draft, the Lakers played basketball with gusto and pizzazz, unleashing their famed “Showtime” run-and-gun style on a league unprepared for their speed and ferocity—and became the most captivating show in sports and, arguably, in all-around American entertainment. The Lakers’ roster overflowed with exciting all-star-caliber players, including center Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, and they were led by the incomparable Pat Riley, known for his slicked-back hair, his Armani suits, and his arrogant strut. Hollywood’s biggest celebrities lined the court and gorgeous women flocked to the arena. Best of all, the team was a winner. Between 1980 and 1991, the Lakers played in an unmatched nine NBA championship series, capturing five of them.

Bestselling sportswriter Jeff Pearlman draws from almost three hundred interviews to take the first full measure of the Lakers’ epic Showtime era. A dazzling account of one of America’s greatest sports sagas, Showtime is packed with indelible characters, vicious rivalries, and jaw-dropping, behind-the-scenes stories of the players’ decadent Hollywood lifestyles. From the Showtime era’s remarkable rise to its tragic end—marked by Magic Johnson’s 1991 announcement that he had contracted HIV—Showtime is a gripping narrative of sports, celebrity, and 1980s-style excess.

Faster: The Obsession, Science and Luck Behind the World's Fastest Cyclists

Michael Hutchinson
For professional cyclists, going faster and winning are, of course, closely related. Yet surprisingly, for many, a desire to go faster is much more important than a desire to win. Someone who wants to go faster will work at the details and take small steps rather than focusing on winning. Winning just happens when you do everything right it s the doing everything right that s hard. And that s what fascinates and obsesses Michael Hutchinson.

With his usual deadpan delivery and an awareness that it s all mildly preposterous, Hutchinson looks at the things that make you faster training, nutrition, the right psychology and explains how they work, and how what we know about them changes all the time. He looks at the things that make you slower, and why, and how attempts to avoid them can result in serious athletes gradually painting themselves into the most peculiar life-style corners.

Faster is a book about why cyclists do what they do, about what the riders, their coaches and the boffins get up to behind the scenes, and about why the whole idea of going faster is such an appealing, universal instinct for all of us.

Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Better Bow-Hunting

the Publisher of Deer & Deer Hunting Magazine

This 128-page guide provides expert information on becoming a better archery hunter and shooter, whether you are a beginner or seasoned expert. Featuring tips and secrets found only inside the pages of North Amerca's No. 1 whitetail magazine, Deer & Deer Hunting's Guide to Better Bowhunting is illustrated with instructional, eye-catching photography and tips that will make you a better shooter and hunter.

98.6 Degrees

Cody Lundin
"If you breathe and have a pulse, you NEED this book."
-Cody Lundin 

Cody Lundin, director of the Aboriginal Living Skills School in Prescott, Arizona, shares his own brand of wilderness wisdom in this highly anticipated new book on commonsense, modern survival skills for the backcountry, the backyard, or the highway. It is the ultimate book on how to stay alive-based on the principal of keeping the body's core temperature at a lively 98.6 degrees. In his entertaining and informative style, Cody stresses that a human can live without food for weeks, and without water for about three days or so. But if the body's core temperature dips much below or above the 98.6 degree mark, a person can literally die within hours. It is a concept that many don't take seriously or even consider, but knowing what to do to maintain a safe core temperature when lost in a blizzard or in the desert could save your life. Lundin delivers the message with wit, rebellious humor, and plenty of backcountry expertise. 

Cody Lundin and his Aboriginal Living Skills School have been featured in dozens of national and international media sources, including Dateline NBC, CBS News, USA Today, The Donny and Marie Show, and CBC Radio One in Canada, as well as on the cover of Backpacker magazine. When not teaching for his own school, he is an adjunct faculty member at Yavapai College and a faculty member at the Ecosa Institute. Cody is the only person in Arizona licensed to catch fish with his hands, and lives in a passive solar earth home sixty miles from Prescott, Arizona.

Basic Fishing: A Beginner's Guide

Wade Bourne
New to fishing and have no idea how to start? With Basic Fishing, you’ll be an accomplished angler in no time at all. Expert angler and award winning outdoor writer Wade Bourne has created a step-by-step guide that masterfully breaks down the art of fishing with diagrams, vivid photographs, and lessons on:

     • Different types of fishing equipment and how to select the best tackle
     • Baiting techniques for artificial and natural baits
     • Tips for selecting the best fishing spot
     • Handy methods for cooking and cleaning fish

...and more!

NFL Draft 2014 Preview

Nolan Nawrocki
Written by longtime "Pro Football Weekly" lead draft analyst Nolan Nawrocki, NFL Draft 2014 Preview is the most reliable and comprehensive guide to the NFL draft. Nawrocki produced the draft guide under the "Pro Football Weekly" brand for more than a decade, and the annual publication came to be regarded as the "Bible of the draft" by pro personnel, agents, and fans. This draft preview provides the detailed scouting reports, rankings, and position-by-position analysis that readers have come to rely on. This 2014 edition adds a "Scout's Take" for each player profiled, providing analysis of nearly every prospect "from a scout's mouth."

The System: The Glory and Scandal of Big-Time College Football

Jeff Benedict
AN EXPLOSIVE AND REVELATORY PORTRAIT REPORTED FROM DEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF BIG-TIME NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE PASSION, THE THRILLING ACTION—AND THE SHOCKING REALITIES THAT LIE BENEATH THIS COLOSSAL, MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS
 
COLLEGE FOOTBALL has never been more popular—or more chaotic. Millions fill 100,000-seat stadiums every Saturday; tens of millions more watch on television every weekend. The 2013 Discover BCS National Championship game between Notre Dame and Alabama had a viewership of 26.4 million people, second only to the Super Bowl. Billions of dollars from television deals now flow into the game; the average budget for a top-ten team is $80 million; top coaches make more than $3 million a year; the highest paid, more than $5 million.
     But behind this glittering success are darker truths: “athlete-students” working essentially full-time jobs with no share in the oceans of money; players who often don’t graduate and end their careers with broken bodies; “janitors” who clean up player misconduct; football “hostesses” willing to do whatever it takes to land a top recruit; seven-figure black box recruiting slush funds. And this: Despite the millions of dollars pouring into the game, 90 percent of major athletic departments still lose money. Yet schools remain caught up in an ever-escalating “arms race”—at the expense of academic scholarships, facilities and faculty.
     Celebrated investigative journalists Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian were granted unprecedented access during the 2012 season to programs at the highest levels across the country at a time of convulsive change in college football. Through dogged reporting, they explored every nook and cranny of this high-powered machine, and reveal how it operates from the inside out. The result: the system through the eyes of athletic directors and coaches, high-flying boosters and high-profile TV stars, five-star recruits and tireless NCAA investigators and the kids on whom the whole vast enterprise depends.
     Both a celebration of the power and pageantry of NCAA football and a groundbreaking, thought-provoking critique of its excesses, The System is the definitive book on the college game.


From the Hardcover edition.

Build the Perfect Bug Out Bag: Your 72-Hour Disaster Survival Kit

Creek Stewart
Be Ready When Disaster Strikes

If an unexpected emergency or disaster hits, are you prepared to leave your home--fast? You will be if you follow the advice in this book.

This book shows you how to create a self-contained disaster preparedness kit to help you survive your journey from ground zero to a safer location. Survival expert Creek Stewart details from start to finish everything you need to gather for 72 hours of independent survival--water, food, protection, shelter, survival tools, and so much more.

You'll find:

  • A complete Bug Out Bag checklist that tells you exactly what to pack based on your survival skill level
  • Photos and explanations of every item you need in your bag
  • Resource lists to help you find and purchase gear
  • Practice exercises that teach you how to use almost everything in your bag
  • Demonstrations for multi-use items that save pack space and weight
  • Specific gear recommendations for common disasters
The book even includes special considerations for bugging out with children, the elderly, the physically disabled, and even pets.

A disaster could strike your home at any moment. Are you prepared to face the devastating aftermath? Protect yourself and your family by building a Bug Out Bag today!