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By Ken Dryden. 2019
NATIONAL BESTSELLERA hockey life like no other.A hockey book like no other.Scotty Bowman is recognized as the best coach in… hockey history, and one of the greatest coaches in all of sports. He won more games and more Stanley Cups than anyone else. Remarkably, despite all the changes in hockey, he coached at the very top for more than four decades, his first Cup win and his last an astonishing thirty-nine years apart. Yet perhaps most uniquely, different from anyone else who has ever lived or ever will again, he has experienced the best of hockey continuously since he was fourteen years old. With his precious standing room pass to the Montreal Forum, he saw "Rocket" Richard play at his peak every Saturday night. He saw Gordie Howe as a seventeen-year-old just starting out. He scouted Bobby Orr as a thirteen-year-old in Parry Sound, Ontario. He coached Guy Lafleur and Mario Lemieux. He coached against Wayne Gretzky. For the past decade, as an advisor for the Chicago Blackhawks, he has watched Sidney Crosby, Alex Ovechkin, and Connor McDavid. He has seen it all up close. Ken Dryden was a Hall-of-Fame goaltender with the Montreal Canadiens. His critically acclaimed and bestselling books have shaped the way we read and think about hockey. Now the player and coach who won five Stanley Cups together team up once again.In Scotty, Dryden has given his coach a new test: Tell us about all these players and teams you've seen, but imagine yourself as their coach. Tell us about their weaknesses, not just their strengths. Tell us how you would coach them and coach against them. And then choose the top eight teams of all time, match them up against one another in a playoff series, and, separating the near-great from the great, tell us who would win. And why.This book is about a life—a hockey life, a Canadian life, a life of achievement. It is Scotty Bowman in his natural element, behind the bench one more time.
By Brian Harvey. 2019
An adventure story set against the backdrop of a son trying to understand his fatherAfter a 25-year break from boating,… Brian Harvey circumnavigates Vancouver Island with his wife, his dog, and a box of documents that surfaced after his father’s death. John Harvey was a neurosurgeon, violinist, and photographer who answered his door a decade into retirement to find a sheriff with a summons. It was a malpractice suit, and it did not go well. Dr. Harvey never got over it. The box contained every nurse’s record, doctor’s report, trial transcript, and expert testimony related to the case. Only Brian’s father had read it all — until now.In this beautifully written memoir, Brian Harvey shares how after two months of voyaging with his father’s ghost, he finally finds out what happened in the O.R. that crucial night and why Dr. Harvey felt compelled to fight the excruciating accusations.
By Mark Ribowsky. 2018
The story of America s most sacred and carefully constructed football dynasty is revealed in this unflinching family… portrait For generations American athletes have enjoyed the ever-escalating celebrity lavished upon them when they combine on-the-field talent with off-the field charisma but never before have we seen as transformative a sports dynasty as the Mannings a bloodline of strong arms Southern values and savvy business instincts each man compelling in his own right made whole by family But how in just fifty years did this private trio achieve football immortality A gripping and definitive account In the Name of the Father traces Archie Peyton and Eli s roots from red-clay Mississippi to the bright lights of the Super Bowl to reveal the truth of their grit and dedication their inherent ability and the drama they endured behind closed doors As New York Times Notable biographer Mark Ribowsky meticulously chronicles the road to football stardom was not paved smoothly for patriarch Archie The most celebrated and beloved athlete to emerge from tiny Drew Mississippi Archie lost his father to suicide during his heyday at Ole Miss Then despite his playing through the pain a string of surgeries prematurely ended a storied NFL career most memorably spent with the New Orleans Saints Similar savior-like expectations were passed to Archie s eldest Cooper the most gifted of his brood but the shocking discovery of a spinal condition prevented Cooper from ever playing a single snap of college ball Luckily Archie had been raising all three of his sons to love the gridiron throwing deep balls to them off the front porch and there were two more heir apparents in the wings Raised watching dusty old game films in the family den Peyton was swiftly hailed as a generational talent his record-breaking tenure at Tennessee paving a clear path to the NFL Winning Super Bowls with both the Indianapolis Colts and the Denver Broncos he was able to overcome a debilitating neck injury after barely being able to hold a football to eclipse Archie in football success It was Peyton who would first pair his football cachet with capitalism selecting commercials and appearances to show off his humor and expand the now-ubiquitous Manning brand into mainstream popular culture And finally there was quiet Eli with an arm and a career to match his big brother s but a reserved and enigmatic affect all his own The good-boy who followed his father to Ole Miss Eli entered the NFL even more carefully managed then his brother was forcing a trade when the lackluster San Diego Chargers selected him with the first pick in the draft Even with two dramatic Super Bowl wins with the New York Giants Eli s lows have been catastrophic and he has never been quite the media darling his brother is But even as their football careers wind down the power of the Manning name only grows Drawing on new interviews and research Ribowsky reveals a family of transcendent talent and intense loyalty dedicated to maintaining an all-American fa ade that has on occasion shown cracks From the family s past steeped in problematic parts of Southern identity to locker-room scandal turned lawsuit to flashes of fraternal jealousy Ribowsky leaves no stone unturned Rich in gridiron dramatics and familial intrigue In the Name of the Father is a quintessentially American saga of a multifaceted lineage that has forever changed the game
By Bert Sugar, Michael Gaffney. 2012
The legendary boxer s personal photographer from 1977 1978 shares fascinating stories and stunning rare photographs… Michael Gaffney traveled the world with Muhammad Ali covered three fights took eight thousand photographs and produced hours of recordings that pieced together in this book define and reveal an authentic Ali Poignant funny and brutally honest this book reveals the struggles of the legendary fighter who fought to stay in the game he loved This is a dramatic and up-close look at the trilogy of Ali s fights from 1977 1978 A tough win against Earnie Shavers a shocking loss to Leon Spinks and a glorious redemptive comeback victory to win the World Heavyweight Championship for an unprecedented third time a feat never accomplished before or since Filled with dramatic photos The Champ is also a compelling personal journey inside the good heart and courageous spirit of one of the most extraordinary people of our lifetime The Champ is one helluva achievement and one helluva book Bert Randolph Sugar Hall of Fame boxing historian
By Jake Kulju. 2018
Hike through tranquil pine forests and across vast prairies of wildflowers With Moon 75 Great Hikes Minneapolis … St Paul adventure is just outside your door Inside you ll find A Hike for Everyone ranging from short flat routes suitable for families to daylong treks for more ambitious hikers with options to extend or shorten the journey All hikes are rated for difficulty and indicate if they are wheelchair-accessible or dog-friendlyExplore the Trails Highlights like lakes rivers waterfalls historic sites wildlife and wildflowers are noted for each hike Maps and Directions Get around with easy-to-use maps point-by-point navigation and detailed driving directions to each trailhead with GPS coordinates and public transit options when availableTop Hikes throughout the Twin Cities Metro Area including Brainerd Lakes and the Mississippi River Valley the St Croix River Valley the Minnesota River Valley and Southern MinnesotaTrusted Advice Expert outdoorsman and Minnesota native Jake Kulju has been hiking the greater Twin Cities since childhoodTips and Tools Essentials like health and safety information trail etiquette and background on the landscape and history of the trailsWhether you re a veteran hiker or a first-timer Moon s comprehensive coverage and strategic advice will have you ready to lace up your hiking boots and head out on your next adventure Looking to experience more of the Midwest s beauty Try Moon Michigan s Upper Peninsula or Moon Wisconsin
By Howard Bryant. 2018
Following in the footsteps of Robeson, Ali, Robinson and others, today's Black athletes re-engage with social issues and the meaning… of American patriotism <P><P>It used to be that politics and sports were as separate from one another as church and state. The ballfield was an escape from the world's worst problems, top athletes were treated like heroes, and cheering for the home team was as easy and innocent as hot dogs and beer. “No news on the sports page” was a governing principle in newsrooms. <P><P>That was then. <P><P>Today, sports arenas have been transformed into staging grounds for American patriotism and the hero worship of law enforcement. Teams wear camouflage jerseys to honor those who serve; police officers throw out first pitches; soldiers surprise their families with homecomings at halftime. <P><P>Sports and politics are decidedly entwined.But as journalist Howard Bryant reveals, this has always been more complicated for black athletes, who from the start, were committing a political act simply by being on the field. In fact, among all black employees in twentieth-century America, perhaps no other group had more outsized influence and power than ballplayers. The immense social responsibilities that came with the role is part of the black athletic heritage. <P><P>It is a heritage built by the influence of the superstardom and radical politics of Paul Robeson, Jackie Robinson, Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith, and John Carlos through the 1960s; undermined by apolitical, corporate-friendly “transcenders of race,” O. J. Simpson, Michael Jordan, and Tiger Woods in the following decades; and reclaimed today by the likes of LeBron James, Colin Kaepernick, and Carmelo Anthony.The Heritage is the story of the rise, fall, and fervent return of the athlete-activist. <P><P>Through deep research and interviews with some of sports' best-known stars—including Kaepernick, David Ortiz, Charles Barkley, and Chris Webber—as well as members of law enforcement and the military, Bryant details the collision of post-9/11 sports in America and the politically engaged post-Ferguson black athlete.
By S. Janaka Biyanwila. 2018
This book reimagines the pleasures of sports and provides a critical perspective from the Global South Analysing the spread… of sports markets in Sri Lanka along with a range of struggles the book highlights how the celebration of sportive nationalism promoting sports markets in the Global South reinforces patriarchal ethno-nationalist authoritarian sports cultures By explaining how the realm of social reproduction involving households and communities is integral for play and sports the book challenges the market-driven sports and development agenda while arguing for a sports commons By foregrounding issues of justice and care the book highlights how struggles for recognition redistribution and representation are central to reimagining sports within an alternative notion of work play and resistance
By S. C. Gwynne. 2016
In the tradition of Michael Lewis s Moneyball award-winning historian S C Gwynne tells the incredible story of… how two unknown coaches revolutionized American football at every level from high school to the NFL Hal Mumme is one of a handful of authentic offensive geniuses in the history of American football The Perfect Pass is the story of how he irreverently destroyed and re-created the game Mumme spent fourteen mostly losing seasons coaching football before inventing a potent passing offense that would soon shock players delight fans and terrify opposing coaches The revolution he fomented began at a tiny overlooked college called Iowa Wesleyan where Mumme was head coach and Mike Leach a lawyer who had never played college football was hired as his offensive line coach In the cornfields of Iowa while scribbling plays on paper napkins these two mad inventors drawn together by a shared disregard for conventionalism and a love for Jimmy Buffett began to engineer the purest most extreme passing game in the 145-year history of football Implementing their Air Raid offense their teams--at Iowa Wesleyan and later at Valdosta State and the University of Kentucky--played blazingly fast--faster than any team ever had before and they routinely beat teams with far more talented athletes And Mumme and Leach did it all without even a playbook Their quarterback once completed sixty-one of eighty-six passes both collegiate records In The Perfect Pass S C Gwynne explores Mumme s leading role in changing football from a run-dominated sport to a pass-dominated one the game that tens of millions of Americans now watch every fall weekend Whether you re a casual or ravenous football fan this is a truly compelling story of American ingenuity and how a set of revolutionary ideas made their way from the margins into the hot center of the game we celebrate today
By Bruce Weber. 1993
Based on his popular New York Times series bestselling author Bruce Weber shares the adventures of his solo bicycle… ride from coast to coast P Riding a bicycle across the United States is one of those bucket-list goals that many dream about but few fulfill During the summer and fall of 2011 at the age of fifty-seven Bruce Weber an obituary writer for The New York Times made the trip alone and wrote about it as it unfolded mile by mile a vivid and immediate report of the self-powered life on the road P Now expanding upon the articles and blog posts that quickly became a must-read adventure story Weber gives us Life Is a Wheel a witty inspiring and reflective diary of his journey in which the challenges and rewards of self-reliance and strenuous physical effort yield wry and incisive observations about cycling and America not to mention the pleasures of a three-thousand-calorie breakfast P The story begins on the Oregon coast with Weber wondering what he s gotten himself into and ends in triumph on New York City s George Washington Bridge From Going-to-the-Sun Road in the northern Rockies to the headwaters of the Mississippi and through the cityscapes of Chicago and Pittsburgh his encounters with people and places provide us with an intimate two-wheeled perspective of America And with thousands of miles to travel Weber considers when he s not dealing with tractor-trailers lightning storms dehydration headwinds and loneliness his past his family and the echo that a well-lived life leaves behind P Part travelogue part memoir part romance part paean to the bicycle as a simple mode of both mobility and self-expression and part bemused and panicky account of a middle-aged man s attempt to stave off well you know Life Is a Wheel is an elegant and beguiling escape for biking enthusiasts armchair travelers and any readers who are older than they were yesterday
Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art provides editions, English translations, and analysis from social, cultural, and environmental perspectives of the three… oldest European extended tracts on fishing. Richard Hoffmann discusses the history of fishing in popular culture and outlines the economic and ecologic considerations needed to examine and understand the fishing manuals. Hoffmann further explores how continental fishing traditions were conveyed from oral craft practice into printed culture, and proposes that these manuals demonstrate a lively and complex interaction between written texts and popular culture. The tracts are presented in their original languages - Spanish and German - with facing page translations. Close attention is paid to original setting, functions, and possible range of readings, with detailed explanatory notes to help modern fishers and historians.Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art is a fascinating look at one vital aspect of everyday life at the end of the Middle Ages.
By Aaron Millar. 2016
By Arthur Mount, Scott Mcneely. 2012
This ultimate book for the ultimate sports fan extends far beyond classics like tennis and basketball With the rules… of engagement for an outrageous assortment of sports--from jousting and Mongolian wrestling to baseball cricket ultimate Frisbee and caber tossing--this book is a resource and a revelation for sporting types of all stripes Including extensive sidebars with tips trivia and strategy as well as classic line art and illustrations throughout this compendium of competitive games is ideal for brushing up on rules and regulations settling disputes or finding a new passion
By Douglas J. Casa. 2018
This unique book is the first of its kind to specifically explore the science medicine challenges and successful… experiences of assisting those who must perform and thrive in hot conditions with an eye toward maximizing both performance and safety Beginning with both human and comparative physiology as it relates to coping with the heat key concepts are subsequently elaborated including heat acclimatization work-to-rest ratios hydration sleep the effects of altitude and the use of drugs and supplements The sections that follow discuss heat-related considerations in individual and team sports and other populations monitoring techniques and medical and legal issues Athletes warfighters and laborers are often forced to perform intense physical activity in the heat as a part of their jobs or lifestyle The process of properly preparing for this challenge is multifaceted and often not fully understood or utilized Sport and Physical Activity in the Heat is an excellent resource for team physicians high-level coaches serious athletes athletic trainers exercise scientists strength and conditioning coaches industrial hygienists military commanders or anyone involved in the process of maximizing performance and safety during exercise in the heat for the athlete warfighter or laborer
By William E. Hammitt, Ercan Sirakaya-Turk, Jerry J. Vaske, Muzaffer S. Uysal. 2017
Describing the fundamental elements of research methods for leisure, recreation and tourism, this new edition of a popular textbook is… updated throughout. It covers the measurement of variables, sampling, questionnaire design and evaluation methods, and also a wider discussion of writing proposals, communicating research findings, cross-cultural research, and the use of new technologies in conducting research. This new edition includes: * New and expanded material on visual research methods, non-parametric tests and sampling to encompass growing areas of research interest; * Pedagogical features and extra citations to create a cohesive learning experience for students; and * Numerous examples from tourism and recreation literature in every chapter, tying theory into scenarios students could face in their careers. Written by internationally renowned researchers in an accessible style, this book introduces both undergraduate and graduate students to the vital skills they will need to succeed in the leisure, recreation, tourism and hospitality industries.
By Peter Gent. 2003
A classic novel about a week inside a pro football teamOn the field, the men who play football are gladiators,… titans, and every other kind of cliché. But when they leave the locker room they are only men. Peter Gent's classic novel looks at the seedy underbelly of the pro game, chronicling eight days in the life of Phil Elliott, an aging receiver for the Texas team. Running on a mixture of painkillers and cortisone as he tries to keep his fading legs strong, Elliott tries to get every ounce of pleasure out of his last days of glory, living the life of sex, drugs, and football. Adapted for the screen in 1979, this novel, written by ex-Dallas Cowboy Peter Gent, is widely considered the best football novel of all time.
By E. John Allen. 1997
Skiing in New England has not always been such a breathtaking sport connected with winter vacations at distant and local… resorts From the early 1870s Norwegian Swedish and Finnish immigrants utilized skis to carry the mail and to travel through the woods to school and work Later a group of college men at Dartmouth founded the Outing Club which transformed skiing from everyday practicality into swift-moving recreation Since that time the excitement and exhilaration of skiing has spread nationwide In this volume we will explore the history of skiing in this region from its early simpler days of cross-country and jumping to the rising popularity of alpine skiing beginning in the 1930s Rather than a technical history this book concentrates on presenting a story that is fluid like the sport itself focusing on places personalities and major innovations between the early 1870s and 1940
In En Cyclo Pedia Johan Tell - award-winning Swedish writer and cycling obsessive - uncovers the very soul of cycling… exploring and explaining the many and varied stories that form the basis of cycling culture Beautifully illustrated with hundreds of entries ranging from Tour de France stages to illegal Alley Cat races and cult heroes to cycling slang Tell provides a personal insight into this complex world that only a cycling junkie can From a pilgrimage to the Bianchi factory in Milan to scouring the streets of New York for the origins of the fixie via the bicycle caf s of Barcelona and the cobblestones of Flanders En Cyclo Pedia is a complete A to Z guide to the unique indescribable character of global bike culture Entries include - Alley Cat Race- Bianchi- BMX- Brooks- Caf s- Campagnolo- Carbon Fibre- Drag- Environment- Films- Fixie- Grand Tours- Hand-built- Hipster- Lycra- Mountains- Nutrition- Oudenaarde- Paris-Roubaix- Quicksilver- Rouleur- Scalatore- Shaved Legs- Style- Tattoos- Ultracycling- Velodrome- XC- Zedler and many more
By Thomas Cleary. 2008
Through the ages, the samurai have been associated with honor, fearlessness, calm, decisive action, strategic thinking, and martial prowess. Their… ethos is known as bushido, the Way of the Warrior-Knight.Here, premier translator Thomas Cleary presents a rich collection of writings on bushido by warriors, scholars, political advisors, and educators from the fifteenth century through the nineteenth century that provide a comprehensive, historically rich view of samurai life and philosophy. Training the Samurai Mind gives an insider's view of the samurai world: the moral and psychological development of the warrior, the ethical standards they were meant to uphold, their training in both martial arts and strategy, and the enormous role that the traditions of Shintoism, Buddhism, Confucianism, and Taoism had in influencing samurai ideals. The writings deal with a broad range of subjects--from military strategy and political science, to personal discipline and character development. Cleary introduces each piece, putting it into historical context, and presents biographical information about the authors. This is an essential read for anyone interested in military history and samurai history, and for martial artists who want to understand strategy.
By Worth Books. 2016
So much to read, so little time? This brief overview of Born to Run tells you what you need to… know—before or after you read Christopher McDougall’s book. Crafted and edited with care, Worth Books set the standard for quality and give you the tools you need to be a well-informed reader. This short summary and analysis of Born to Run by Christopher McDougall includes: Historical contextChapter-by-chapter overviewsDetailed timeline of key eventsImportant quotesFascinating triviaGlossary of termsSupporting material to enhance your understanding of the original work About Born to Run by Christopher McDougall: Christopher McDougall’s New York Times–bestselling Born to Run brought the underground sport of distance running to the forefront of American conversation, spurring trends like barefoot running and chia seeds’ recognition as a superfood. Centering around two long-distance races, the second of which McDougall intends to run, the book is written in a distinctly Gonzo journalism–style. The author focuses on the Tarahumara, an ancient tribe of runners that lives isolated in Mexico’s Copper Canyons, but he also pulls in plenty of other characters, past and present, and explores the biological reasons we are all born to run. The summary and analysis in this ebook are intended to complement your reading experience and bring you closer to a great work of nonfiction.
By Larry Sloman, Mike Tyson. 2013
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 P P Bullied as a boy in the toughest poorest neighborhood in Brooklyn Tyson grew up to become one of the most ferocious boxers of all time--and the youngest heavyweight champion ever But his brilliance in the ring was often compromised by reckless behavior P Yet--even after hitting rock bottom--the man who once admitted being addicted to everything fought his way back achieving triumphant success as an actor and newfound happiness and stability as a father and husband Brutal honest raw and often hilarious Undisputed Truth is the singular journey of an inspiring American original 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 P 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