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Japanese Jiu-jitsu: Secret Techniques of Self-Defense

by Darrell Max Craig

With extensive, step-by-step photographs and instructions, this jiu-jitsu guide is an effective tool for mastering this ancient martial art.

The original Japanese martial art developed by the elite samurai class...


Mastering the Samurai Sword: A Full-Color, Step-by-Step Guide [Downloadable Material Included]

by Cary Nemeroff

Memorialized in countless books and movies, the history of Japan's fearsome samurai warriors is known all over the world. Who can forget these Japanese masters' skills with the sword? Today, samurai warriors...


Ladies and Gentlemen, the Bronx Is Burning

by Jonathan Mahler

A passionate and dramatic account of a year in the life of a city, when baseball and crime reigned supreme, and when several remarkable figures emerged to steer New York clear of one of its most harrowing periods....


Forty Years a Fur Trader On the Upper Missouri

by Charles Larpenteur

Charles Larpenteur, born 1803, died 1872, was an American fur trader, whose memoir and diary frequently have been used as a source to fur trade history.

During his forty years in the fur trade Larpenteur diligently...


Through My Eyes

by Tim Tebow & Nathan Whitaker

FormerUniversity of Florida star quarterback, 2010 first-round draft pick for theDenver Broncos, and devout Christian Tim Tebow tellsthe story of his faith, his life, and his career in football in Through MyEyes...


Hail to the Redskins

by Adam Lazarus

At last, the definitive account of the Redskins’ championship decade

Based on more than ninety original interviews, here is the rollicking chronicle of the famed Washington Redskins teams of the Joe Gibbs years—one...


White Planet: A Mad Dash through Modern Global Ski Culture

by Leslie Anthony

Writer and adventurer Leslie Anthony has spent his life on two planks, racing down hills, searching for the next perfect ride. His real baptism, however, began in the early nineties when Alaska emerged as the...


Iditarod Adventures: Tales from Mushers Along the Trail

by Lew Freedman & Jon Van Zyle

Features the fascinating careers of Iditarod icons as well as the administrators, volunteers, and classic characters that keep the race "running."


Scouting for Boys: The Original 1908 Edition

by Robert Baden-Powell

Written by Robert Baden-Powell, Lieutenant General in the British Army and founder of the international Scouting movement, Scouting for Boys is one of the most influential manuals for youth ever published. First...


The Physics of Baseball

by Robert K. Adair

Blending scientific fact and sports trivia, Robert Adair examines what a baseball or player in motion does-and why. How fast can a batted ball go? What effect do stitch patterns have on wind resistance? How...


Every Army Man Is with You: The Cadets Who Won the 1964 Army-Navy Game, Fought in Vietnam, and Came Home Forever Changed

by Nicolaus Mills

This book by historian Nicolaus Mills links the biographies of players on the 1964 Army team from the time they spent on the field together to the years they spent stationed around the country and the world,...


Golf Basics for Beginners: The Ultimate Guide about Clubs, Etiquette, Equipment, History and Terminology

by Aaron Knight

Golf enthusiast and avid player, Aaron Knight, has written Golf Basics for Beginners to help novice players understand the history, the terminology and distinction that makes this sport unlike any other. Golf...


Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure

by Ian R. Lamond & Karl Spracklen

Protests as Events: Politics, Activism and Leisure is an edited collection that explores activism as a leisure activity and protests as events.


Sisterhood in Sports: How Female Athletes Collaborate and Compete

by Joan Steidinger

Sisterhood in Sports reveals what drives the female athlete: communication, camaraderie, competition, collaboration, and community. Steidinger illustrates through real stories that the relationships they create,...


She's a Knockout!: A History of Women in Fighting Sports

by L. A. Jennings

This book provides a detailed history of women fighters—including wrestlers, MMA competitors, and boxers—and the different issues revolving around the fighters and their sports. She’s a Knockout! tells...


Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim

In this book, author Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city’s own narrative arc. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban...


The Cooperstown Chronicles: Baseball's Colorful Characters, Unusual Lives, and Strange Demises

by Frank Russo

The Cooperstown Chronicles is an entertaining look at the unusual lives, strange demises, and downright rowdy habits of some of the most colorful personalities in the history of baseball. Frank Russo goes beyond...


High Strung: Bjorn Borg, John McEnroe, and the Last Days of Tennis's Golden Age

by Stephen Tignor

“A book full of aces....A true page-turner.”

Associated Press

“This is good stuff, and it’s written with flair.”

The Oregonian

High Strung by Stephen Tignor is the gripping untold story of the fiercest...


Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating

by James R. Hines

The Historical Dictionary of Figure Skating relates the history of the sport through a chronology, an introductory essay, an extensive bibliography, and over 800 cross-referenced dictionary entries on hundreds...


3-Minute Horsemanship: 60 Amazingly Achievable Lessons to Improve Your Horse When Time Is Short

by Vanessa Bee

A new book especially written for the time-starved 21st-century horse owner! Do you day after day make a promise to train yourself and your horse to be better at something, but when you get to the barn there...