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Mark Leibovich, the chief national correspondent for The New York Times Magazine, is also a fiery sports analyst: Big Game (Penguin Press, $28) does for “peak football” what This Town did for Washington politics. A lifelong fan of the New England Patriots, Leibovich profiled Tom Brady and shadowed the team for a season. In this enthralling look inside the NFL, he recounts big-name owners, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, and scandles such as the infamous Deflategate. Leibovich also weighs the role of professional football in American culture at a moment when—despite growing revenue, loyal fans, and lavish stadiums—the dark side of the sport is beginning to show due to the impact of concussions and concerns about players’ health. Even the most avid fans will savor this deeply reported and cuttingly captivating book.

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$28.00
ISBN: 9780399185427
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Published: Penguin Press - September 4th, 2018

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I often get asked why I run. Why do I get up before the sun to log tens of miles, endure blisters, and over pay to sweat alongside strangers for several hours? Sure, the medal is nice and I love a good t-shirt but I had difficulty pinpointing why I love running until I read this relatable and entertaining memoir. To any woman who has ever run a race, wanted to run a race, or failed at running a race: you have to read this book! Heminsly is inspiring, motivating, and the ultimate reminder that none of us really know what we’re doing out there.

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$17.00
ISBN: 9781451697155
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Published: Scribner - June 10th, 2014

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Paul Dickson's Leo Durocher: Baseball's Prodigal Son portrays the bittersweet life of the man who famously said, "Nice guys finish last.”  Durocher's career can perhaps be summed up by his 1951 success as manager of the Giants, defeating the Dodgers in the "Miracle of Coogan's Bluff", and by his failure as manager of the 1969 Cubs when they blew a late season lead to the "Miracle Mets."  Durocher’s role in the integration of baseball, his on-the-field off-the-field life, and his tempestuous relationships with movie stars, gamblers, baseball authorities, and sportswriters form part of this story of a bygone era.
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$28.00
ISBN: 9781632863119
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Published: Bloomsbury USA - March 21st, 2017

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