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Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Joseph Ellis
Publisher: Rodale Books; Revised Edition edition (2013, Sep 3rd).
Running Injury-Free uses anecdotal examples from Ellis’s own patients and experiences in order to discuss injury-prevention, treatment, and recovery. He implements a clinical approach toward treating the most common running-related injuries, as well as providing detailed background situations to describe how each injury can happen, so the reader can recognize poor habits or compare training and running practices in his or her own experience. In this updated version, content relating to shoes and shoe selection, "over the counter" treatments, orthotic techniques and materials, Piriformis Syndrome, chiropractic medicine and acupuncture, stretching techniques, nutrition and supplements, injuries related to minimalist runners, as well as running issues for women, children, and endurance runners will be updated to reflect timely practices and research. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Nicholas Dawidoff
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2013, Nov 19th).
The definitive portrait of day-to-day life in the NFL, as told by the writer who was thereWe watch football every Sunday, but we don't really see it. By spending a year with the New York Jets, Nicholas Dawidoff explored the game in such an intimate way that he can now put you right inside the NFL. Collision Low Crossers* is a story that is part Paper Lion and part Moneyball, part Friday Night Lights and part The Office. In this absorbing, funny, and vividly written narrative, he describes the Combine, the draft, the practices, the strategy meetings, all while thinking deeply about such fundamental truths and the nature of success and disappointment in a massive and stressful collective endeavor.Most of what happens in today's NFL takes place at team facilities, walled off from fans and, until now, from writers. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Ben Bradlee
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company (2013, Dec 3rd).
At long last, the epic biography Ted Williams deserves--and that his fans have been waiting for. Williams was the best hitter in baseball history. His batting average of .406 in 1941 has not been topped since, and no player who has hit more than 500 home runs has a higher career batting average. Those totals would have been even higher if Williams had not left baseball for nearly five years in the prime of his career to serve as a Marine pilot in WWII and Korea. He hit home runs farther than any player before him--and traveled a long way himself, as Ben Bradlee, Jr.'s grand biography reveals. Born in 1918 in San Diego, Ted would spend most of his life disguising his Mexican heritage. During his 22 years with the Boston Red Sox, Williams electrified crowds across America--and shocked them, too: His notorious clashes with the press and fans threatened his reputation. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Steve Eubanks
Publisher: William Morrow (2013, Oct 29th).
All American is Steve Eubanks inspiring story of two football rivals who faced each other in the momentous 2001 Army-Navy Game who would both go on to serve in the United States military in the Iraq War.In December, 2001, as fires still burned beneath the World Trade Center ruins, West Point cadet Chad Jenkins and Naval Academy midshipman Brian Stann faced off at Veterans Stadium in Philadelphia in what would become the most-watched college football game of the decade: the matchup between the Army Black Knights and the Navy Midshipmen.With his team down by thirteen points, Stann, a Navy linebacker, came into contact with Jenkins, the Army quarterback, for the first time, landing a perfect tackle. Though these two players would not meet again for another decade, Stann and Jenkins shared the same path: both went to war, led soldiers, and witnessed and participated in events they never imagined possible. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Publisher: Abrams Appleseed; Brdbk edition (2013, Mar 5th).
Hello Kitty, hello seasonal fun! This colorful board book depicts our favorite star and her cast of friends enjoying all that spring has to offer: butterflies, baseball, and more! With sparse text and irresistible original scenic art, this book is part of the newest series of Hello Kitty collectible board books. Praise for Hello Kitty: Hello Spring "While the action is minimal, the clear, simple art lends itself to toddlers’ learning to identify and name objects." Kirkus Reviews moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability
Author/Actors/Director/etc.: Christopher Somerville
Publisher: Ebury Press (2011, Jun 6th).
The very best walks in Ireland, from the Nephin Beg Mountains in Mayo to Dingle Way in KerryWalking has never been a more popular pastime and nowhere is more beautiful for walkers to explore than Ireland. In this beautifully written and superbly researched guide, Christopher Somerville draws on his very popular Walk of the Week column for the Irish Independent, to present the finest excursions, each paired with a beautiful handpainted picture map. Practical instructions for the walks are married with evocative and informative passages on the history, flora and fauna, culture, and topography of the land. Whether it's exploring the Burren in its floral glory or seeing the Walls of Derry, or even sitting at home in your armchair planning your travels, this book will prove popular with walkers, vacationers, and anyone who loves the Irish landscape. moreMore Info | Google Books | Check Availability