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The Essence and Applications of Taijiquan

Written by Yang Chengfu
Translated by Louis Swaim


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $14.95

The publication in 1934 of Yang Chengfu's book, Essence and Applications of Taijiquan (Taijiquan Tiyong Quanshu) marked a milestone in the modern evolution of the art of taijiquan. Using what is best-termed demonstration narrative, the author presents form postures and suggested applications from his own perspective, as he performed them. This... Read more >
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Goose
Goose
Written by Tony Siragusa
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ISBN: 9780307985644
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Goose
The Outrageous Life and Times of a Football Guy
Written by Tony Siragusa


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $13.99

A hugely popular and beloved football commentator and former player with the Indianapolis Colts and the Baltimore Ravens, Tony Siragusa offers his uncensored insider's look at the NFL and his hilarious take on life off the gridiron.
 
The New York Times called him a "modern-day John Madden." Tony Soprano called... Read more >
Meat Eater
Meat Eater
Written by Steven Rinella
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780679645283
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Meat Eater
Adventures from the Life of an American Hunter
Written by Steven Rinella


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $11.99

“Revelatory . . . With every chapter, you get a history lesson, a hunting lesson, a nature lesson and a cooking lesson. . . . Meat Eater offers an overabundance to savor.”—The New York Times Book Review
 
Steven Rinella grew up in Twin Lake, Michigan, the son of a hunter who... Read more >
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Messi
Messi
Written by Leonardo Faccio
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780345802699
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Messi
A Biography
Written by Leonardo Faccio


Format: Trade Paperback, 176 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $12.95

For soccer enthusiasts and sports fans in general, an in-depth look at the life of the beautiful game’s greatest star, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi.

Whether you call it soccer, football, fútbol, or the “beautiful game," it is the most popular sport in the world, and Argentine footballer Lionel Messi stands as one... Read more >
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Messi
Messi
Written by Leonardo Faccio
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ISBN: 9780345802705
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Messi
A Biography
Written by Leonardo Faccio


Format: eBook, 176 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $9.99

For soccer enthusiasts and sports fans in general, an in-depth look at the life of the beautiful game’s greatest star, Argentine footballer Lionel Messi.

Whether you call it soccer, football, fútbol, or the “beautiful game," it is the most popular sport in the world, and Argentine footballer Lionel Messi stands as one... Read more >
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Showdown
Showdown
Written by Thomas Smith
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780807000823
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Showdown
JFK and the Integration of the Washington Redskins
Written by Thomas Smith


Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $18.00

A classic NFL/civil rights story—the showdown between the Washington Redskins and the Kennedy White House
 
In Showdown, sports historian Thomas G. Smith captures a striking moment, one that held sweeping implications not only for one team’s racist policy but also for a sharply segregated city and for the nation as... Read more >
Team Canada 1972
Team Canada 1972
Written by Andrew Podnieks
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780771071195
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Team Canada 1972
The Official 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Summit Series
Written by Andrew Podnieks


Format: Hardcover, 304 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $45.00

It was called the "series of the century" and out of it came the greatest goal ever scored. Incredibly, the Summit Series, featuring Canada and the Soviet Union in a hockey showdown, is now 40 years old, but time has only strengthened and immortalized those eight games that changed the game... Read more >
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Team Canada 1972
Team Canada 1972
Written by Andrew Podnieks
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ISBN: 9780771071218
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Team Canada 1972
The Official 40th Anniversary Celebration of the Summit Series
Written by Andrew Podnieks


Format: eBook, 256 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $24.99

It was called the "series of the century" and out of it came the greatest goal ever scored. Incredibly, the Summit Series, featuring Canada and the Soviet Union in a hockey showdown, is now 40 years old, but time has only strengthened and immortalized those eight games that changed the game... Read more >
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When the Game Stands Tall
The Story of the De La Salle Spartans and Football's Longest Winning Streak
Written by Neil Hayes
Preface by John Madden
Photographed by Bob Larson
Foreword by Tony La Russa


Format: eBook, 408 pages
On Sale: September 4, 2012
Price: $15.95

De La Salle High School in Concord, California, is home to perhaps the greatest dynasty in sports history. At age 23, Coach Bob Ladouceur launched a legend, "The Streak," with no teaching or head-coaching experience, and with his teams amassed the highest winning percentage in all of football history with 138... Read more >
Haunts of the Black Masseur
Haunts of the Black Masseur
Written by Charles Sprawson
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ISBN: 9780307823649
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Haunts of the Black Masseur
The Swimmer as Hero
Written by Charles Sprawson


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: August 29, 2012
Price: $16.99

In a masterful work of cultural history, Charles Sprawson, himself an obsessional swimmer and fluent diver, explores the meaning that different cultures have attached to water, and the search for the springs of classical antiquity.
 
In nineteenth-century England bathing was thought to be an instrument of social and moral reform, while in... Read more >
The Little Book of Talent
The Little Book of Talent
Written by Daniel Coyle
Format: eBook
ISBN: 9780345536693
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The Little Book of Talent
52 Tips for Improving Your Skills
Written by Daniel Coyle


Format: eBook, 160 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $9.99

The Little Book of Talent is a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from... Read more >
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The Little Book of Talent
The Little Book of Talent
Written by Daniel Coyle
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9780345530257
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The Little Book of Talent
52 Tips for Improving Your Skills
Written by Daniel Coyle


Format: Hardcover, 160 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $18.00

The Little Book of Talent is a manual for building a faster brain and a better you. It is an easy-to-use handbook of scientifically proven, field-tested methods to improve skills—your skills, your kids’ skills, your organization’s skills—in sports, music, art, math, and business. The product of five years of reporting from... Read more >
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Surfers' Blood
Surfers' Blood
Written by Patrick Trefz, Contribution by Margaret Cohen, Photographed by Patrick Trefz, Introduction by Joel Patterson and Rusty Long
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 9781576875933
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Surfers' Blood

Written by Patrick Trefz
Contribution by Margaret Cohen
Photographed by Patrick Trefz
Introduction by Joel Patterson and Rusty Long


Format: Hardcover, 128 pages
On Sale: August 21, 2012
Price: $29.95

Surfers' Blood, the latest monograph from award-winning surf photographer and filmmaker Patrick Trefz, is a survey of decades spent photographing the lifestyles and bloodlines of surf culture across the globe. Surfers' Blood captures all the diverse elements that make surfing so gripping and that helped it maintain its vitality in the... Read more >
Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume Two
Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume Two
Written by Zhang Jie, Contribution by Randy Chung, Richard Shapiro, Mark Wigzell and William Baller
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583944653
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Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Volume Two
South District Beijing's Strongly Rooted Style
Written by Zhang Jie
Contribution by Randy Chung, Richard Shapiro, Mark Wigzell and William Baller


Format: Trade Paperback, 516 pages
On Sale: August 14, 2012
Price: $22.95

In volume 2 of Liu Bin's Zhuang Gong Bagua Zhang, Professor Zhang Jie documents the style of Bagua Zhang developed by Liu Bin, one of Cheng Ting Hua's top students. Professor Zhang became a disciple in this tradition in 1979, apprenticing under the well-known expert Liu Xing Han in Beijing. He was...

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Play Like You Mean It
Play Like You Mean It
Written by Rex Ryan
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780307743336
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Play Like You Mean It
Passion, Laughs, and Leadership in the World's Most Beautiful Game
Written by Rex Ryan


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
On Sale: August 7, 2012
Price: $15.95

“I want every player in the National Football League to want to play for the Jets, and I want every coach in the league to want to coach for the Jets, and we’re well on our way.” —Rex Ryan
 
Since Rex Ryan was made head coach of the New York Jets in...

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Blue Water, Green Skipper
Blue Water, Green Skipper
Written by Stuart Woods, Read by Stephen Collins
Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
ISBN: 9781101590119
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Blue Water, Green Skipper
A Memoir of Sailing Alone Across the Atlantic
Written by Stuart Woods
Read by Stephen Collins


Format: Unabridged Audiobook Download
On Sale: August 2, 2012
Price: $29.95

Stuart Woods had never owned more than a dinghy before setting out on one of the world’s most demanding sea voyages, navigating single-handedly across the Atlantic. How, at the age of thirty-seven, did this self-proclaimed novice go from small ponds to the big sea?

Now with a new afterword that looks back... Read more >
Rowing in Britain
Rowing in Britain
Written by Julie Summers
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ISBN: 9780747812111
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Rowing in Britain

Written by Julie Summers


Format: Trade Paperback, 56 pages
On Sale: July 24, 2012
Price: $12.95

Boat races and regattas are mainstays of the British summer — but where did these races originate and how have they become so important a part of our culture? Historian, writer and novice sculler Julie Summers here explains the history of British rowing as a competitive sport from the early nineteenth... Read more >
Dream Team
Dream Team
Written by Jack McCallum
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ISBN: 9780345520500
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Dream Team
How Michael, Magic, Larry, Charles, and the Greatest Team of All Time Conquered the World and Changed the Game of Basketball Forever
Written by Jack McCallum


Format: eBook, 384 pages
On Sale: July 10, 2012
Price: $12.99

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
 
Acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum delivers the untold story of the greatest team ever assembled: the 1992 U.S. Olympic Men’s Basketball Team. As a writer for Sports Illustrated, McCallum enjoyed a courtside seat for the most exciting basketball spectacle on earth, covering the Dream Team from... Read more >
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Barbaric Sport
Barbaric Sport
Written by Marc Perelman
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ISBN: 9781844678594
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Barbaric Sport
A Global Plague
Written by Marc Perelman


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $14.95

Marc Perelman pulls no punches in this succinct and searing broadside, assailing the ‘recent form of barbarism’ that is the global sporting event. Forget the Olympics and consider, under Perelman’s guidance, the ledger of inequities maintained by such supposedly harmless games.

They have provided a smokescreen for the forcible removal of ‘undesirables’... Read more >
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The Year of the Los Angeles Kings
The Year of the Los Angeles Kings
Written by NHL and Andrew Podnieks
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ISBN: 9780771051104
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The Year of the Los Angeles Kings
Celebrating the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions
Written by NHL and Andrew Podnieks


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: June 19, 2012
Price: $19.99

The Year of the Los Angeles Kings: Celebrating the 2012 Stanley Cup Champions, is the only officially endorsed and licensed Championship book by the NHL and is the must-have Stanley Cup collectible for all fans of the game!

The Los Angeles Kings won their team's first Stanley Cup after a dominant postseason... Read more >
The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands
The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands
Written by Robert Tangora, Foreword by Michael J. Gelb
Format: Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781583944486
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The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands
A Gateway to Advanced T'ai Chi Practice
Written by Robert Tangora
Foreword by Michael J. Gelb


Format: Trade Paperback, 160 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $17.95

The Internal Structure of Cloud Hands offers readers an in-depth look into the art of T'ai Chi Ch'uan via the practice of Cloud Hands, a foundational exercise common to all schools of this popular martial art. Part theoretical treatise, part training manual, this book facilitates a deeper understanding of "internal" movement... Read more >
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The Unfettered Mind
The Unfettered Mind
Written by Takuan Soho, Translated by William Scott Wilson
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ISBN: 9781590309865
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The Unfettered Mind
Writings from a Zen Master to a Master Swordsman
Written by Takuan Soho
Translated by William Scott Wilson


Format: Trade Paperback, 144 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

This classic samurai-era text fused Japanese swordsmanship with Zen and influenced the direction that the art has taken ever since. Written by the seventeenth-century Zen master Takuan Soho (1573–1645), The Unfettered Mind is a book of advice on swordsmanship and the cultivation of right mind and intention. It was written as... Read more >
Wild Roads Washington
Wild Roads Washington
Written by Seabury Blair Jr.
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ISBN: 9781570618154
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Wild Roads Washington
80 Scenic Drives to Camping, Hiking Trails, and Adventures
Written by Seabury Blair Jr.


Format: Trade Paperback, 272 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

This choose-your-own-adventure guidebook is the first of its kind to take take the easy hike offroading--and up forest roads into the lush landscape of Washington State. Most forest roads in Washington climb almost as high as some of the trails, providing vistas almost as good as those reached by foot. Featuring... Read more >
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Wild Roads Washington
80 Scenic Drives to Camping, Hiking Trails, and Adventures
Written by Seabury Blair Jr.


Format: eBook, 272 pages
On Sale: June 12, 2012
Price: $18.95

This choose-your-own-adventure guidebook is the first of its kind to take take the easy hike offroading--and up forest roads into the lush landscape of Washington State. Most forest roads in Washington climb almost as high as some of the trails, providing vistas almost as good as those reached by foot. Featuring... Read more >
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A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time
A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time
Written by Douglas Whynott
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ISBN: 9780307820341
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A Unit of Water, a Unit of Time

Written by Douglas Whynott


Format: eBook, 320 pages
On Sale: June 6, 2012
Price: $16.99

In a time when racing boats are mass-produced from synthetic materials, a dying breed of craftsman continues to build wooden sailboats of astonishing beauty. Boatbuilding is an ancient art, and Joel White was a master. Son of the legendary writer E.B. White, he was raised around boats and his designs were... Read more >
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