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If regular sports are too boring for you, catch a thrill and a chill with Macmillan's extreme sports guide!

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Krav Maga

An Essential Guide to the Renowned Method--for Fitness and Self-Defense

Master the moves of krav maga—the international self-defense and physical fitness sensation Increasingly popular around the world, krav maga is the renowned...

David Kahn

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Wing Chun Kung Fu

Traditional Chinese King Fu for Self-Defense and Health

Straightforward and efficient, Wing Chun Kung Fu is one of the most popular forms of Kung Fu because it emphasizes techniqu over strength. By using the...

By Ip Chun and Michael Tse

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Thomas Dunne Books

Combat Techniques

An Elite Forces Guide to Modern Infantry Tactics

Combat Techniques is an up-to-date reference work on tactical procedures for today's infantry. Illustrated with action photographs and detailed artworks, it...

"...Combat Techniques is an up-to-date reference work on tactical procedures for today's infantry. Illustrated with action photographs and detailed artworks, it.... Combat Techniques is an up-to-date reference work on tactical procedures for today's infantry. Illustrated with action photographs..."

By Martin J. Dougherty and Chris McNab

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Miracle

Bobby Allison and the Saga of the Alabama Gang

While you were sitting in the stands or watching at home on TV, did you ever ask yourself what’s really going on behind the scenes? Take a ride on the seat...

"...a ride on the seat next to auto-racing legend Bobby Allison and relive the dramatic saga..."

Peter Golenbock

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Henry Holt and Co.

Dark Summit

The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season

The inside story of the deadly 2006 climbing season on Everest On May 15, 2006, a young British climber named David Sharp lay dying near the top of Mount...

"...on the upper mountain with no food and no shelter.  If David Sharp’s death was shocking, it was hardly..."

Nick Heil Nick Heil

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Eddie Would Go

The Story of Eddie Aikau, Hawaiian Hero and Pioneer of Big Wave Surfing

In the 1970s, a decade before bumper stickers and T-shirts bearing the phrase Eddie Would Go began popping up all over the Hawaiian islands and throughout the...

Stuart Holmes Coleman Stuart Holmes Coleman

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Sailing Smart

Winning Techniques, Tactics, And Strategies

Sailing Smart is for every sailor who wants to increase his or her knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise: the local day-sailor who wants a firmer...

"...Sailing Smart is for every sailor who wants to increase his or her knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise: the local day-sailor who wants a firmer.... Sailing Smart is for every sailor who wants to increase his or her knowledge, understanding, and sailing expertise: the local day-sailor who wants a firmer grasp of the fundamentals, as well as the serious competitor who wants to be up on the latest, most innovative sailing techniques and racing strategies. Buddy Melges, one..."

By Buddy Melges, Charles Mason and Ted Brennan

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North Point Press

Caught Inside

A Surfer's Year on the California Coast

A wondrous, uproarious, and surprisingly informative account of a year spend surfing, Caught Inside marks the arrival of an exuberant new voice of the...

Daniel Duane Daniel Duane

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Gold in the Water

The True Story of Ordinary Men and Their Extraordinary Dream of Olympic Glory

In California, a team of talented young men begin pursuing the most elusive dream in sports, the Olympic Games. The pressure steadily increases as two best...

"...and explosive strategist on a personal quest for redemption, this team of dark horses and Olympic..."

P. H. Mullen Jr.

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Nights of Ice

True Stories of Disaster and Survival on Alaska's High Seas

Spike Walker has spent more than a decade fishing in the subzero hell of Alaska's coastal waters. This collection--coming on the heels of his classic memoir...

"...on furious high seas." --Kirkus Reviews..."

Spike Walker

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Thomas Dunne Books

The Horse God Built

The Untold Story of Secretariat, the World's Greatest Racehorse

He was the perfect horse, it was said, “the horse God built.” Most of us know the legend of Secretariat, the tall, handsome chestnut racehorse whose string...

"...of the racing world and the vantage of a man who spent every possible moment with the horse he loved..."

Lawrence Scanlan Lawrence Scanlan

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Blood Horses

Notes of a Sportswriter's Son

"Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life, veteran...

"..."Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life, veteran.... "Sullivan has found the transcendent in the horse."--Sports Illustrated Winner of a 2004 Whiting Writers' Award One evening late in his life..."

John Jeremiah Sullivan John Jeremiah Sullivan

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Mountain Rescue Doctor

Wilderness Medicine in the Extremes of Nature

“A fast-paced account of Mt. Hood. For readers who are unfamiliar with the rugged and beautiful Hood River area, [Van Tilburg] balances its undeniable perils...

"..., an emergency wilderness physician, and a member of the Hood River Crag Rats, the oldest mountain rescue team in the country. When Dr. Van Tilburg's beeper goes off, the call may take him racing up a mountain..."

Christopher Van Tilburg Christopher Van Tilburg

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Man o' War

A Legend Like Lightning

His trainer said that managing him was like holding a tiger by the tail. His owner compared him to “chain lightning.” His jockeys found their lives transformed...

"...George Glasner had suffered life-threatening injuries when his horse fell during a Latonia race..."

Dorothy Ours Dorothy Ours

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Wild Ride

The Rise and Fall of Calumet Farm Inc., America's Premier Racing Dynasty

Using many never-reported facts, award-winning writer Anne Hagedorn Auerbach chronicles the compelling and tragic story behind the downfall of Thoroughbred...

"...Using many never-reported facts, award-winning writer Anne Hagedorn Auerbach chronicles the compelling and tragic story behind the downfall of Thoroughbred.... Using many never-reported facts, award-winning writer Anne Hagedorn Auerbach chronicles the compelling and tragic story behind the downfall of Thoroughbred racing's crown jewel..."

Anne Hagedorn Auerbach

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The Complete In-Line Skater

Basic and Advanced Techniques, Exercises and Equipment for Fitness

Learn America's Hottest New Sport--And Have Fun Doing It!! In-line skating is fun and easy to learn. It's also a great low-impact way to get your heart and...

"...Learn America's Hottest New Sport--And Have Fun Doing It!! In-line skating is fun and easy to learn..."

By Joel Rappelfeld and Kathleen M. Skelly

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The Last Great Fight

The Extraordinary Tale of Two Men and How One Fight Changed Their Lives Forever

Meticulously researched, wonderfully written; the untold story of a legendary fight and the two warriors who would never be the same again It is...

"...  It is considered by many to be the biggest upset in the history of boxing: James "Buster" Douglas knocked..."

Joe Layden

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The Sweet Science

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great...

"...A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great.... A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's dramatic comeback, Rocky Marciano's rise to prominence, Joe Louis's unfortunate decline. Liebling never fails t..."

By A. J. Liebling and Robert Anasi

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To the Swift

Classic Triple Crown Horses and Their Race for Glory

A dramatic compilation of the finest writing on the Triple Crown of horse racing by bestselling and award-winning authors. Horse racing’s Triple Crown is one...

"...A dramatic compilation of the finest writing on the Triple Crown of horse racing by bestselling and award-winning authors. Horse racing’s Triple Crown is one.... A dramatic compilation of the finest writing on the Triple Crown of horse racing by bestselling and award-winning authors. Horse racing..."

Joe Drape Joe Drape

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