Summer of '49 (Harper Perennial Modern Classics)

By David Halberstam

With awesome ability, ardour, and perception, Pulitzer Prize–winningauthor David Halberstam returns us to an excellent time while the desires of a now virtually forgotten the US rested at the crack of a bat.

The yr used to be 1949, and a war-weary kingdom grew to become from the battlefields to the ball fields looking for new heroes. It was once a summer time that marked the start of a activities competition unequaled within the annals of athletic pageant. The notable ny Yankees and the indomitable Boston purple Sox have been battling for supremacy of baseball's American League, and an getting older Joe DiMaggio and a brash, headstrong hitting phenomenon named Ted Williams led their respective groups in a vintage pennant duel of just about mythic proportions—one that might be determined in an explosive head-to-head war of words at the final day of the season.

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Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing (Basic Illustrated Series)

For a new release, the elemental Illustrated sequence has been as a lot part of the outside event as backpacks and mountain climbing boots. Information-packed instruments for the amateur or convenient references for the veteran, those volumes distill years of data into reasonable and transportable books. no matter if you’re making plans a visit or thumbing for proof within the box, uncomplicated Illustrated books let you know what you must know.

Before you hook another clump of weeds, take middle with Basic Illustrated Freshwater Fishing, a quick-reading, picture-driven advisor to fishing for every age. This reference publications you to changing into a able and a professional angler, starting with the fundamentals. It offers the entire necessities of fishing, utilizing several types of take on, for numerous freshwater species. step by step full-color photograph sequences and information-packed, truly worded directions are the hallmarks of this definitive resource.

This booklet gains need-to-know abilities, including:
* tips to cast
* settling on bait
* Lures, strains, and tackle
* determining fish and studying their feeding habits
* identifying a boat
* cleansing and cooking fish
* crucial knots

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Surfing: An Illustrated History of the Coolest Sport of All Time

Surfing fanatic Ben Marcus takes you as on the subject of the waves as you may get with no hitting the beach.
Surfing is greater than only a game; it's a cultural phenomenon. From its mystical beginnings in Polynesia, browsing has developed right into a all over the world ardour, setting up its personal roster of legends and seeping into our society—in videos, in type, in track, and in language. Hawaiian Duke Kahanamoku, the “father of surfing,” helped raise the game past its Pacific Islands origins greater than a century in the past, and his torch has been carried on by means of an extended line of surf heroes: Woody Brown, Mickey Dora, Laird Hamilton, Kelly Slater, and plenty of, many others.
During the Nineteen Fifties and Sixties, surf tradition and model exploded into video clips and tune. “Gidget,” the seashore Boys, or even Elvis Presley uncovered browsing to the hundreds, and many years later, the game and its proponents stay furniture in popular culture and the media. but, over the years, browsing has maintained its attractiveness as a safe haven for non-conformists; its usually below-the-radar individualistic way of life defies a dry chronicle smartly tied up with a bow.
In this complete historical past of browsing, writer Ben Marcus captures the glamour and pleasure of this severe activity. while you are nonetheless in awe of that first surfboard, nonetheless stoked via placing ten, or nonetheless dreaming of that elusive wave, then this e-book is for you. Surfing: An Illustrated heritage of the best game of All Time brings you up shut and private to the fascinating global of surfing.

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Cricket Beyond the Bazaar

With fervour, heat and humour, Cricket past the Bazaar examines Australian cricket at the Indian subcontinent, concentrating on the triumphs and controversies of the final 10 years.

Leading cricket author Mike Coward offers the 1st intimate eyewitness account of the Madras tied try out, the 1987 global Cup and the Australian team's threatened walkout of Pakistan in 1988. He additionally remembers prior visits via Australian cricketers and gives a desirable social reconstruction of the historical travel via the Maharaja of Patiala's staff of Australian cricketers led through Jack Ryder and Charlie Macartney in 1935-36. The lavish hospitality of princes and maharajas at the moment has been echoed within the final decade by way of the rapturous reception daily Indians and Pakistanis expand to traveling Australian teams.

The subcontinent is a quarter just about Mike Coward's center. His vibrant stories of lifestyles in India and Pakistan in addition to a laugh descriptions of the pleasures and difficulties looking forward to cricketers and newshounds on travel are richly interwoven with on-field dramas.

This e-book will entice the fans of either attempt cricket and the limited-over video game and may increase any cricket library.

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The Lords of the Realm

By John Helyar

During this interesting, colourful chronicle -- according to thousands of interviews and years of analysis and digging -- John Helyar brings to shiny lifestyles the intense humans and dramatic occasions that formed America's favourite hobby, from the dead-ball days on the flip of the century in the course of the nice strike of 1994. Witness zealous pass judgement on Landis banish 8 gamers, together with Shoeless Joe Jackson, after the notorious "Black Sox" scandal; the flowery A's proprietor Charlie Finley wheel and deal his big name gamers, Vida Blue and Rollie arms, like a deck of playing cards; the hysterical bidding conflict of coveted unfastened agent Catfish Hunter; the chain-smoking romantic, A. Bartlett Giamatti, locking horns with Pete Rose in the course of his playing days of summer season; and lots more and plenty extra . . .

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Surfing Illustrated: A Visual Guide to Wave Riding

By John Robison

Expert guide you want to take your talents from kook to boss

Author John Robison makes use of enormous quantities of pictures-- comical, cartoon-like drawings--to in actual fact illustrate each point of browsing: wave dynamics, driving options, etiquette, logistics, and extra. This pleasing, easy-to-understand visible presentation makes it effortless so you might choose up his options and use them at the waves.

Robison covers each element of the game, from paddling out during the surf quarter and catching and using that first wave to nostril using, acrobatics, shortboard driving, and to apparatus repairs.

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Master Guide for Team Sports Photography

A finished examine all points of photographing activities teams—from determining and utilizing gear to processing and featuring the pictures whereas development a consumer base—this reference proves essential to any photographer trying to extend their repertoire or department out right into a new occupation. specialist suggestions covers themes starting from operating with university administrations and coaches to the keys to taking pictures matters in movement. Chapters on developing beautiful, salable workforce programs and forming a particular marketing strategy also are included.

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Miracle at Augusta

By James Patterson

An inspiring tale of wish, redemption, and attempting to hit the ball straight.

A yr in the past, Travis McKinley, an unknown golf beginner, stunned the realm via successful the PGA Senior Open at Pebble seashore. Now that he is recognized, he makes his residing taking part in the sport he loves, and every little thing can be excellent. nonetheless Travis cannot shake the sensation that he is a fraud, an imposter who does not deserve his success—and after a sequence of disappointments and, to be sincere, own screw-ups, he could simply turn out himself right.

A shot at redemption arrives in an unforeseen shape: a teenage outcast with issues of his own—and a common golfing swing. As this not likely duo units out to accomplish the very unlikely at the world's so much respected golfing direction, Travis is set to benefit that usually the best miracles of all occur while not anyone is observing.

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