Holiday Recommendations - Adult Sports / Adventure

The Best American Sports Writing 2020 (The Best American Series ®) Cover Image
By Jackie MacMullan (Editor), Glenn Stout (Editor)
ISBN: 9780358196990
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Published: Mariner Books - November 3rd, 2020

The latest addition to the acclaimed series showcasing the best sports writing from the past year.

For over twenty-five years, The Best American Sports Writing has built a solid reputation by showcasing the greatest sports journalism of the previous year, culled from hundreds of national, regional, and specialty print and digital publications.

One Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984881168
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Published: Penguin Press - November 10th, 2020

An instant New York Times bestseller!

“Rapinoe's 'signature pose' from the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup is synonymous to the feeling we got when finishing this book: heart full, arms wide and ready to take up space in this world.”—USA Today 


Stand Up and Shout Out: Women's Fight for Equal Pay, Equal Rights, and Equal Opportunities in Sports Cover Image
ISBN: 9781538125977
Availability: Temporarily Out of Stock
Published: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers - March 11th, 2020

Today, women have greater opportunities to participate in sport than ever before, particularly due to the passage of Title IX in 1972. Yet, despite all this growth, women still struggle to hold leadership positions, become coaches of both girls and boys teams, receive equal pay, and get even adequate coverage in the media.

Spirit Run: A 6,000-Mile Marathon Through North America's Stolen Land Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781948226462
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Published: Catapult - March 3rd, 2020

In this New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, the son of working-class Mexican immigrants flees a life of labor in fruit-packing plants to run in a Native American marathon from Canada to Guatemala in this stunning memoir that moves to the rhythm of feet, labor, and the many landscapes of the Americas (Catriona Menzies-Pike, author of The Long Run).

The Dynasty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781982134105
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Published: Avid Reader Press / Simon & Schuster - September 1st, 2020


From the #1 New York Times bestselling coauthor of Tiger Woods comes the definitive inside story of the New England Patriots—the greatest sports dynasty of the 21st century.

It’s easy to forget that the New England Patriots were once the laughingstock of the NFL, a nearly bankrupt team that had never won a cham

The RBG Workout: How She Stays Strong . . . and You Can Too! Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328919120
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 17th, 2017

A fun, fully illustrated exercise book that details Ruth Bader Ginsburg's workout, written by her trainer.

Have you ever wondered what keeps Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, one of the Supreme Court’s favorite octogenarians, so sprightly?

The Big Three: Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett, Ray Allen, and the Rebirth of the Boston Celtics Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316489942
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Published: Hachette Books - December 1st, 2020

New York Times bestselling sportswriter Michael Holley tells the inside story of how Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett joined together to form the most dominant team in basketball and lead the Boston Celtics to their first championship in more than two decades.

Talking to GOATs: The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062992062
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Published: William Morrow - November 10th, 2020



A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Cover Image
ISBN: 9781250754769
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 30th, 2020

Now a documentary narrated by Common, produced by Grant Hill, Dwyane Wade, and 9th Wonder, from filmmaker Mary Mazzio

The moving true story of a group of young men growing up on Chicago's West side who form the first all-black high school rowing team in the nation, and in doing so not only transform a sport, but their lives.

Three-Ring Circus: Kobe, Shaq, Phil, and the Crazy Years of the Lakers Dynasty Cover Image
ISBN: 9781328530004
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - September 22nd, 2020

The story of the Lakers dynasty from 1996 through 2004, when Kobe Bryant and Shaquille O’Neal combined—and collided—to help bring the Lakers three straight championships and restore the franchise as a powerhouse

In the history of modern sport, there have never been two high-level teammates who loathed each other the way Shaquille O’Neal loathed Kob

Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die: Rock Climbing Experts Share the World's Greatest Destinations Cover Image
By Chris Santella, Timy Fairfield (Foreword by)
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ISBN: 9781419742927
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Published: Abrams Image - April 21st, 2020

The author of the bestselling Fifty Places series returns with a globe-trotting guide to the best and most beautiful places to rock climb around the world
Fifty Places to Rock Climb Before You Die is a beautifully illustrated guide to some of the greatest rock-climbing locations around the world, as recommended by expert climbers.

Gods at Play: An Eyewitness Account of Great Moments in American Sports Cover Image
ISBN: 9781324004271
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Published: W. W. Norton & Company - September 22nd, 2020

A beautifully observed narrative of American sport: character, grit, tragedy, unremarked heroism, and, always, the illuminating story behind the story.

Burke's Law: A Life in Hockey Cover Image
ISBN: 9780735239470
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Published: Viking - October 13th, 2020


The gruffest man in hockey opens up about the challenges, the feuds, and the tragedies he's fought through.

Loving Sports When They Don't Love You Back: Dilemmas of the Modern Fan Cover Image
ISBN: 9781477313138
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Published: University of Texas Press - September 1st, 2020

Triumphant wins, gut-wrenching losses, last-second shots, underdogs, competition, and loyalty--it's fun to be a fan.

Find Your Path: Honor Your Body, Fuel Your Soul, and Get Strong with the Fit52 Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062690913
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Published: Dey Street Books - March 3rd, 2020


The Making of a Miracle: The Untold Story of the Captain of the 1980 Gold Medal–Winning U.S. Olympic Hockey Team Cover Image
ISBN: 9780062960955
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Published: Harper - January 28th, 2020

On the fortieth anniversary of the historic "Miracle on Ice," Mike Eruzione—the captain of the 1980 U.S Men’s Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal—recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal.

Perfectly Imperfect: The Art and Soul of Yoga Practice Cover Image
ISBN: 9781401951795
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Published: Hay House Inc. - June 9th, 2020


"This book will shine new light on your journey, ignite your practice with new power, inspire new possibilities for growth, and infuse your life with the grace and confidence you seek." —Baron Baptiste

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