The Winter Survival Handbook: 157 Ways to Beat the Cold (Outdoor Life)

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The go-to-guide for living through the worst of winter from the New York Times best selling author, and survival expert, Tim MacWelch. The life-saving Winter Survival Handbook brings everything you need to survive the harsh winters and extreme emergencies directly to your frostbite-free fingers. Tim MacWelch is the go-to-guy for survival techniques and definitely someone you want next to you in your snow cave. With his fourth book, the Winter Survival Handbook, he’s going to help you survive the average and brutal winters. Practical Hints for Everyday Life Don’t want to spend 20 minutes sitting in driveway waiting for your car to defrost? Learn how to winterize your car, dress for the polar vortex, drive on black ice, keep your home safe and warm, and everything in…

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The Three-Year Swim Club

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The year was 1937, and for the first time in recent memory not one Islander was on the U.S. Olympic men’s swimming roster. After the memorialized Duke Kahanamoku retired, no swimmer from the Sandwich Isles had been trained to continue his legacy. But Maui schoolteacher and dreamer, Soichi Sakamoto, an ordinary man whose swimming abilities didn’t extend much beyond treading water, challenged a group of scruffy plantation kids full of moxie to swim upstream against the current of their circumstance.  The goal? To become Olympians. They faced seemingly insurmountable obstacles. The children, Japanese-American, were malnourished and barefoot, and had no pool; they trained in the filthy irrigation ditches that snaked down from the mountains into the sugar cane fields. They…

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Billion-Dollar Ball: A Journey Through the Big-Money Culture of College Football

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Two-time Pulitzer-Prize-winning journalist Gilbert M. Gaul offers a riveting and sometimes shocking look inside the money culture of college football and how it has come to dominate a surprising number of colleges and universities. Over the past decade college football has not only doubled in size, but its elite programs have become a $2.5-billion-a-year entertainment business, with lavishly paid coaches, lucrative television deals, and corporate sponsors eager to slap their logos on everything from scoreboards to footballs and uniforms.  Profit margins among the top football schools range from 60% to 75%—results that dwarf those of such high-profile companies as Apple, Facebook and Microsoft—yet thanks to the support of their football-mad representatives in Congress, teams aren’t required to pay taxes.  In…

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PLAY GOLF BETTER FASTER

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If you’ve been overwhelmed by the mass information the golf industry offers, this book will simplify it all for you. If you have spent a lot of time and money on equipment and lessons, or have the possibility of doing so, this book teaches you to start spending time on yourself and your golf game instead. “This book is for anybody that wants to play the game easier and with more enjoyment,” says golf guru Chuck Hogan, PGA professional and author of 5 Days to Golfing Excellence. And the author, Kalliope Barlis, is proof that these techniques work. After picking up a golf club for her first time in her early twenties, Barlis exceled in the sport and quickly moved…

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Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside

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Heisman Trophy winners Glenn Davis and Felix Blanchard—renowned during their playing days at West Point as “Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside”—were the best-known college football players in the country between 1944 and 1946, and Army was the nation’s top-ranked team under legendary coach Red Blaik. Acclaimed author Jack Cavanaugh takes readers through the Black Knights’ three consecutive National Championship seasons, including the 1946 “Game of the Century” between Army and Notre Dame, the only college game to date to have included four Heisman Trophy winners.  Cavanaugh also examines the impact the war had on Army’s success—because its players were already considered to be in the military and thus deferred from active duty while students at West Point, Army featured many…

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The Storm and the Tide

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THE MOVING STORY OF HOW A SHARED TRAGEDY INSPIRED A COLLEGE FOOTBALL DYNASTY On April 27, 2011, a powerful tornado ripped through the heart of Tuscaloosa, Ala., leaving 53 dead and a path of unimaginable devastation. In the aftermath, Alabama coach Nick Saban and his football team went out into the community, sharing its grief and aiding in the recovery. Together they forged an unbreakable bond, and in a place where Saturdays are dedicated to Crimson Tide football, “Let’s play for Tuscaloosa” became a rallying cry, an emotional touchstone that transcended the playing field. Barrett Jones, a 300-pound tackle, went street by street with a chain saw clearing debris. Long snapper Carson Tinker, who endured terrible personal tragedy in the…

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Blood Sport

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The definitive, deeply revelatory, and wildly dramatic story of the Alex Rodriguez and Biogenesis scandal, co-written by the reporter who broke the story. All Porter Fischer wanted was the $4,000 Tony Bosch owed him. But Bosch would not pay him back, so he swiped Bosch’s Biogenesis ledgers as collateral. Fischer eventually examined the lists of clients and treatment plans revealed in the ledgers and saw what he really had: proof that major and minor sports figures came to the Miami antiaging clinic for anabolic steroids, human growth hormones, and other illegal drugs. That included one of the greatest sluggers in modern baseball history, three-time MVP Alex Rodriguez. When Fischer showed those notebooks to Tim Elfrink, an investigative reporter at Miami New…

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The Boxed Angel

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On July 3, 1776, in Philadelphia, Benjamin Franklin’s home is ransacked. A secret, ancient relic is stolen. One that Franklin does not admit to owning. Flash forward to modern times. Al Campo, a union worker by day, goes dumpster diving for old, discarded furniture at night. His aim is to refinish the pieces and make and display them in his home. One day he comes across an old couch and inside he finds the stolen artifact. As the story unfolds, sinister Jason Gull is developing a dangerous weapon that can kill its victims without any detection or apparent cause of death. He plans to auction it off to the highest bidder—and there are many foreigners willing to pay, including a…

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Kick and Run

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Growing up Jewish in London with a difficult home life, Jonathan Wilson had plenty of reasons to feel he didn’t belong, and one reason to feel certain he did: football. Wilson discovered his love for the game as a young boy; through his adolescence and adulthood and well into his later years it remained an important part of his life. Football became Wilson’s international passport, helping him find friends and community and solace all over the globe, from England to Israel to the Us. Whether working on a kibbutz or teaching literature to young Americans, traveling through Russia or raising children, the sport remained a constant in his life. Kick and Run is a gripping, funny, sometimes heartbreaking account of…

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