Globalizing Boxing (globalizing Sport Studies)

Boxing is a traditional sport in many ways, characterized by continuities in the form of practices and regulations and heavy with legends and heroes reflecting its traditional/historical values. Associations with class, hegemonic masculinity and racialized inclusions/exclusions, however, sit alongside developments such as women's boxing and involvement in Mixed Martial Arts. This book will be the first to use boxing as a vehicle for ...

America’s Best Places To Run

America's Best Places to Run enhances the running experience by offering access to very special running routes. Research shows that runners travel more than the average person. They are constantly looking for great places to run. This book gives a preview of the scenery with directions to the start and special instructions to enjoy the area. This book includes tips on training for trail running, dealing with elevation, running uphill...

The Best Team Money Can Buy

Such an incredibly insightful and easy read. This book covers the complexities of an organization and people from the top down. People from the almost shadowy billionaire-CEO figure that is Mark Walter to the ups and downs of a Yasiel Puig are described from such close proximity. There are several wonderful and hilarious accounts of the personality of Zack Greinke, among others. As a baseball fan, you will enjoy the details of an org...

Stand And Deliver: A Street Warrior's Guide To Tactical Combat Stances

Stand And Deliver teaches you the most practical and effective combat stances needed to survive in today’s violent and deadly world. Whether you are walking down a dark and deserted alley or being targeted by a belligerent drunk at the end of the bar, Stand and Deliver has you covered. This book isn’t about sport fighting, flashy moves or traditional rituals. Instead, self-defense expert Sammy Franco teaches you his unique combat sta...

Running Is Flying: Aphorisms, Meditations, And Thoughts On A Running Life

What a refreshing attitude! The author's joy and enthusiasm shine through. The art work, even on my Kindle Basic, was a nice complement to the text. Perfect to keep handy on the porch, in the car, on the plane--really any place you like (or are forced) to sit, relax, and read just a bit. Use it get back in touch with that inner kid who ran for the joy of the wind. Or take just a bit of starch out of that all too serious running spous...

Nfl Football: A History Of America's New National Pastime

Pro football's evolution into a national obsession This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian Richard Crepeau shows how Commissioner Pete Rozelle's steady leadership guided the league's explosive growth during the era of Monday Night Football and the S...

Downstream: A History And Celebration Of Swimming The River Thames

A beautifully written book and a delightful read. The author Caitlin Davies has researched all the noteworthy places of interest from the origins of the River Thames to the point where the tidal Thames flows into the North Sea and English Channel. It highlights individuals through the ages who swam in these waters many of whom created long standing records of endurance. This is an important piece of work for it gives the reader a gli...

Buried In The Sky: The Extraordinary Story Of The Sherpa Climbers On K2’s Deadliest Day

“Gripping, intense. . . . Buried in the Sky will satisfy anyone who loved [Into Thin Air].”—Kate Tuttle, Boston Globe When Edmund Hillary first conquered Mt. Everest, Sherpa Tenzing Norgay was at his side. Indeed, for as long as Westerners have been climbing the Himalaya, Sherpas have been the unsung heroes in the background. In August 2008, when eleven climbers lost their lives on K2, the world’s most dangerous peak, two Sherpas sur...

The 50 Greatest Pirates Every Fan Should Know

The Pittsburgh Pirates have a long and glorious tradition spanning more than 100 years of baseball and the Pirates have been blessed with some of the best players in the games history wearing t heir uniforms and sporting a P on their cap. Pirate greats go back to before the turn of the 20th Century and top players continue to dress out in Pittsburgh gold and black today. Any list of the best is subjective and choosing the 50 best pla...