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1 Football: An Encyclopedia Of Popular Culture.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2009. s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Football. Far more than a game, America's favorite spectator sport is an intrinsic part of the nation's popular culture—a proving ground for high school athletes, a springboard for stars, a multimillion-dollar business, and a vast entertainment enterprise. Football: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture provides a detailed look at America's pastime through the lens of pop culture, a fascinating A-to-Z inventory of how certain aspects of the game affect and reflect broader society. From African Americans in football to the meaning of Zero in the sport, this volume profiles players and personalities, teams and events, games and football concepts, and sociological and technological changes in the sport. The goal is not to name every Hall of Famer or to retell the game's entire history, but to give a clear and detailed account of where, in football history, the importance of people and events extends beyond the playing field. Its wide-ranging entries examine such names as Joe Montana and Byron "Whizzer" White and phenomena from concussions, mascots, team names, and literature to U.S. presidents and football's presence in television commercials. The encyclopedia covers all levels of play—professional, collegiate, high school, and youth—offering a from-the-ground-up, gridiron look at the game of football within the matrix of American culture. Edward J. Rielly is a professor of English at Saint Joseph's College in Standish, Maine. He is the author of several books, including Baseball: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture. "Armchair quarterbacks as well as pop-culture junkies will enjoy diving into this informative and wide-ranging A-Z rundown on the players, teams, epic match-ups, concepts, equipment, expressions and other assorted gridiron odds 'n' ends that have made football an intrinsic part of American life."—Neil Pond, American Profile "From African Americans to the number Zero, this clever and informative book is designed to acquaint you with the developments in the game, the major players, coaches and innovators, and the cultural influences on (and from) the great game of football."—Doc Kirby, Book Bit, WTBF-AM/FM "A treasure trove of information for fans and history/culture lovers alike."—Kevin Holtsberry, Collected Miscellany "For those who want a better overall understanding of the gridiron game, Football: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture . . . is an excellent starting point."—Ron Kaplan, ForeWord "[Football: An Encyclopedia of Popular Culture] is an interesting collection of items and essays. . . . It is a reference work worthy of a library, whether university, public, or personal."—Richard C. Crepeau, Arete One of Library Journal's Best Reference Titles of 2009 
Price: 25.60 USD
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2 Great Moments In Baseball: A Century Of Baseball's Finest.
Beekman House, New York: 1990. 0517035863 / 9780517035863 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition. 
Covers all of the exceptional highlights and significant events, and the players who accomplished them. From 1901 to 1990, the interesting profiles, the hundreds of photographs, and the numerouse essays in Great Moments in Baseball capture the best that the sport has to offer. 
Price: 33.25 USD
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3 Official 2005 National Football League Record And Fact Book.
Time Inc., New York: 2005. First Printing. s Softcover. Good condition. 
This is the only record book authorized by the National Football League. An invaluable tool for those who follow the NBA. 
Price: 5.18 USD
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4 Peugeot Golf Guide: Europe's Top 1000 Golf Courses 2006-2007 Edition.
Editions Mourgue d'Algue, Saint-Nom-La-Breteche: 2006. 2952484902 / 9782952484909 h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Like New. 
If you are planning a golf vacation or simply seeking one great course, this is the Perfect Guide. Based on an independent team of true golf players, this guide rates and reviews courses to select the top 1000. Contains comprehensive maps provided by Michelin 
Price: 9.45 USD
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5 ALBANO, LOU; SUGAR, BERT RANDOLPH; WOODSON, ROGER. The Complete Idiot's Guide To Pro-wrestling.
Alpha Books, New York: 1999. 0028623959 / 9780028623955 s Softcover. Very good condition. 

Price: 9.26 USD
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6 ALEXANDER, JULES (PHOTOGRAPHS); ANDERSON, DAVE; CRENSHAW, BEN & JENKINS, DAN (ESSAYS); VENTURI, KEN (COMMENTARY). The Hogan Mystique: Classic Photographs Of The Great Ben Hogan.
The American Golfer, Inc., Greenwich: 1994. 188014185X / 9781880141854 First Edition (Unstated). h Hardcover with dustjacket. Good condition but there are some small tears in the dustjacket and it is slightly discolored. 
Over the years, Alexander's photos have graced the pages of innumerable national magazines, but these unique black and white picture of Hogan are the ones he has treasured above all others. 
Price: 109.20 USD
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7 ALLEN, BOB WITH GILBERT, BILL; AARON, HANK (FOREWORD). The 500 Home Run Club: Baseball's Greatest Home Run Hitters From Babe Ruth To Mark Mcguire.
Sports Publishing Inc.: 2000. 1582612897 / 9781582612898 First Edition (Unstated). s Softcover. Good condition. 
"I can't think of a better book for baseball fans of any age. With names like Ruth, Banks, Schmidt and McGwire, reading The 500 Home Run Club is like taking a walk through baseball history. It should be required reading for every baseball fan." - Stan Musial, Hall of Fame, 1969. 
Price: 13.49 USD
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8 ALLEN, FRANK KENYON; LOPRESTI, TOM; MEAD, DALE; ROMACK, BARBARA. The Golfer's Bible.
Doubleday & Company, Garden City: 1968. 0385014023 / 9780385014021 s Softcover. Good condition. 

Price: 2.14 USD
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9 AMERICAN RED CROSS STAFF. Basic Canoeing.
The American National Red Cross: 1965. s Softcover. Fair condition. 
The Canoe has been a popular recreational watercraft in the United States since the latter part of the nineteenth century. 
Price: 4.28 USD
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10 ANGELL, ROGER; FORD, RICHARD (INTRODUCTION); KETTMANN, STEVE (EDITOR). Game Time: A Baseball Companion.
Harcourt, Inc., Orlando: 2003. 0156013878 / 9780156013871 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
This is a selection of Angell's baseball writing from spring training in 1962 to theWorld Series in 2002. 
Price: 14.25 USD
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11 ANTONIK, JOHN. Saturday Snapshots: West Virginia University Footbal
West Virgona University Press, Morgantown: 2015 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
For decades, hundreds of photographs chronicling some of the greatest moments in West Virginia University football history have been hidden away beneath piles of dusty media guides, tattered game programs, and yellowed newspaper clippings. Within the annals of the WVU athletic department, these archival treasures have been overlooked and forgotten over the years. That is until now. With nearly twenty-five years of experience in intercollegiate athletics at West Virginia University, John Antonik brings these long-lost photographs to life with a narrative that highlights the key players, coaches, and the greatest moments in Mountaineer football history. Saturday Snapshots spotlights the dirt and grime, the sweat and tears, and the pageantry and tradition behind a team that has captivated the Mountain State from its inception. With stunning pictures, exclusive stories, and fascinating facts and statistics, it is the ultimate resource for the faithful West Virginia University football fan. By spanning WVU football's entire history—from that first game in snowy Morgantown on Saturday, November 28, 1891, to West Virginia's appearance in the AutoZone Liberty Bowl in Memphis, Tennessee, on December 29, 2014—these snapshots will keep you turning the pages until the clock runs out. 
Price: 33.24 USD
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12 ARMOUR, MARK. Joe Cronin: A Life In Baseball.
University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln: 2010. First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Brand new book. 
In 1923, not long after oil had started gushing from northern Montana fields, real-estate sales in nearby Shelby were declining, dimming the little town's prospects of becoming the "Tulsa of the West." Then the mayor's son dreamed up a marketing ploy: offer to host heavyweight champion Jack Dempsey's next fight. What began as a publicity stunt soon spiraled into a civic drama unlike any Montana had ever seen—or ever would again. Shelby's Folly tells this story in full for the first time. From the sandlots of San Francisco to the power centers of the game, this book tells the story of Joe Cronin, one of twentieth-century baseball's major players, both on the field and off. For most of his playing career, Cronin (1906-84) was the best shortstop in baseball. He was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1956. A manager by the age of twenty-six and general manager at forty-one, Cronin was the youngest player-manager ever to play in the World Series, and he managed the Red Sox longer than any other man in history. As president of the American League, he oversaw two expansions, four franchise shifts, and the revolutionary and controversial introduction of the designated-hitter rule, which he wrote himself. This book follows Cronin from his humble beginnings to his position as one of the most powerful figures in baseball. Mark Armour explores Cronin's time as a player as well as his role in some of the game's fiercest controversies, from the creation of the All-Star Game to the issue of integration—his Red Sox were the last team in baseball to field black players. Bringing to richly detailed life one of baseball's definitive characters, the book supplies a crucial and fascinating chapter in the history of America's pastime. 
Price: 30.35 USD
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13 ARMOUR, TOMMY. How To Play Your Best Golf All The Time.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1953. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Reading copy. Cover is faded, binding is tearing. 

Price: 32.78 USD
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14 ARMOUR, TOMMY. Tommy Armour's Abc's Of Golf.
Simon and Schuster, Inc., New York: 1967. First Printing. h Hardcover, no dustjacket. Good condition. 

Price: 11.16 USD
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15 ARMSTRONG, LANCE; JENKINS, SALLY. It's Not About The Bike: My Journey Back To Life.
G. P. Putnam's Sons, New York: 2000. 0399146113 / 9780399146114 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 9.74 USD
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16 ASSAIANTE, PAUL. Championship Tennis.
Leisure Press, West Point: 1981. 0918438233 / 9780918438232 s Softcover. Reading copy. 
A complete guide to tennis for players at all levels...from beginners to advanced. 
Price: 23.32 USD
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17 BACHO, PETER. Boxing In Black And White.
Henry Holt and Company, New York: 080505779X / 9780805057799 First Edition. h Hardcover with dustjacket. Very good condition. 

Price: 23.51 USD
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18 BAK, RICHARD; HARWELL, ERNIE (FOREWORD). Ty Cobb: His Tumultous Life And Times.
Taylor Publishing Company, Dallas: 1994. 0878338489 / 9780878338481 First Printing. h Hardcover with dustjacket in protective mylar cover. Very good condition. 
With more than 275 photos, many of which have never before been published, here is the first illustrated journey through the life of baseball's greatest hitter and most controversial figure: Ty Cobb. Together with author Richard Bak's balanced analysis, these evocative photos from Cobb's baseball career and life outside the game creatre an incisive, unforgettable portrait. 
Price: 29.40 USD
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19 BARRYMORE, DICK. Breaking Even.
Pictorial Histories Publishing, Missoula. 1575100371 / 9781575100371 s Softcover. Brand new book. 
Barrymore's story of his days making ski movies. 60 photos. "Breaking Even is a hilarious volume of ski history, and a look at what can happen if you make your own rules. If Barrymore hadn't lived it, even Hollywood couldn't have dreamt it up." - Edith Thys, Senior Editor, SKI magazine 
Price: 15.87 USD
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20 BARTLETT, MICHAEL ( EDITED BY); ROBERTS, TONY ( ILLUSTRATED WITH PHOTOGRAPHS BY). The Golf Book.
Arbor House, New York; 1980. 0877952973 / 9780877952978 h Hardcover with dustjacket. Fair condition. Dustjacket has slight chips and scratches. Gift inscription on the inside front end paper. 
Here is a joyous, eclectic, beautifully illustrated cornucopia of the best that has been thought and written about the game by and about the masters themselves as well as the finest writers ever to have penned their devotions to it. 
Price: 13.78 USD
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