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A Most Beautiful Thing

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A Most Beautiful Thing: The True Story of America's First All-Black High School Rowing Team Cover Image
$22.39
ISBN: 9781250754769
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Published: Flatiron Books - June 30th, 2020

 

Inspiring true story from Chicago's West Side in the turbulent 1990s. A group of young Black men from Manley High form the first black rowing team to save themselves. They are utterly transformed by the experience. Survivors, they reunite 20 years later to make a difference by offering the same opportunity to young black kids in their hometown. They also invite white members of the Chicago Police Department to join them in bringing people together to make a difference one stroke at a time. You will be moved to tears. Now available as a documentary on Peacock TV.

Ellen


The Cubs Way

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The Cubs Way: The Zen of Building the Best Team in Baseball and Breaking the Curse Cover Image
$17.00
ISBN: 9780804190039
Availability: Available at Warehouse
Published: Three Rivers Press - April 3rd, 2018

 

Baseball is finally back! Gear up for the 2020 season with this fantastic look at the making of a championship (and curse-breaking) team; don't worry, there are no trash cans in this one. 

 

Caleb


Ali

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Ali: A Life Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9780544435247
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Published: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt - October 3rd, 2017

This is not a book about boxing, although if you are not a boxing enthusiast you will certainly learn a lot about the sport. It is much more a book about one of the most outsized personalities of the 60s,about race relations and politics and Vietnam, and about how Cassius Clay went from being a poor kid in Louisville to "The Champ" and "The Greatest". A very compelling read, and worth all the pages.

David


For the Glory

Remember Chariots of Fire? Eric Liddell was even more driven and amazing than the movie version. After the Olympics, he went back to China as a missionary, but ended up in a prison camp during World War II.

For the Glory: Eric Liddell's Journey from Olympic Champion to Modern Martyr Cover Image
$28.00
ISBN: 9781594206207
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Published: Penguin Press - May 10th, 2016

SEABISCUIT

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Seabiscuit: An American Legend Cover Image
$18.00
ISBN: 9780449005613
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Published: Ballantine Books - March 26th, 2002

I don't particularly care about horses or horse racing, but this book had me on the edge of my seat from start to finish. Every race had my heart pounding as I turned the pages, and there were definitely moments when I teared up. A brilliant tale of the underdog from the author of UNBROKEN .

Rebecca


Thrown

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$15.95
ISBN: 9781936747924
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

Unlike anything you've ever read, THROWN is a philosophical exploration of what it means to be alive through the lens of Mixed Martial Arts. The work of an intense intellect, THROWN uses the lives of two fighters to struggle with the biggest questions of experience, very directly fighting for meaning and significance in our chaotic and confusing world. A major work by a major mind.

Josh


Thrown

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ISBN: 9781936747924
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Published: Sarabande Books - October 14th, 2014

Unlike anything you've ever read, Thrown is a philosophical exploration of what it means to be alive through the lens of Mixed Martial Arts. The work of an intense intellect, Thrown uses the lives of two fighters to struggle with the biggest questions of experience, very directly  fighting for meaning and significance in our chaotic and confusing world. A major work by a major mind.

Josh


Red or Dead

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Red or Dead: A Novel Cover Image
$30.00
ISBN: 9781612193687
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Published: Melville House - May 27th, 2014

A towering novel about a towering figure, the legendary Liverpool soccer coach Bill Shankly. The rhythm and relentlessness of the prose captures as closely as I’ve ever read the feel and intensity of soccer, making this one of the greatest works sports fiction I’ve ever read. A city. A soccer team. A coach. A hero. A major achievement.


Josh


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