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100 Best Surf Spots in the World

100 Best Surf Spots in the World

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100 Best Surf Spots in the World will include top surfing destinations ranging from Sunset Beach and the Gold Coast in Queensland, Australia to Malibu, California and Oahu, Hawaii. Lesser-known destinations such as Metigama, Sri Lanka and Aviero, Northern Portugal take readers to every corner of the globe in search of the perfect wave. Other countries that make the list include: South Africa, France, England, Scotland, Ireland, Morocco, New Zealand, Japan, Indonesia, and Fiji. Each destination will include brilliant full-color photography of both the area and the breaks; location map, an introduction to the area, notes on the surf and why it ranked, a personal anecdote from the author while there, and a quick-reference chart including such items as skill level required, nerves needed, and surfable days.
100 Endgames You Must Know

100 Endgames You Must Know

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This is a new and improved edition of an all-time classic! The good news about endgames is that there are relatively few endings you should know by heart and that once you know these endings, that's it. Your knowledge never goes out of date! The bad news is that, all the same, the endgame technique of most players is deficient. Modern time-controls make matters worse: there is simply not enough time to delve deep into the position. Grandmaster Jesus de la Villa debunks the myth that endgame theory is complex and he teaches you to steer the game into a position you are familiar with. This book contains only those endgames that show up most frequently, are easy to learn and contain ideas that are useful in more difficult positions. Your performance will improve dramatically because this book brings you simple rules, detailed and lively explanations, many diagrams, clear summaries of the most important themes and dozens of tests.
100 Marathons

100 Marathons

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"I'd always been the kind of person who hated half steps; once I found a passion for something, I wanted to dive into the deep end of it." Jeffrey has run over 150 marathons in six continents, completing more than 3,930 miles. This book tells the story of the one hundred races in his first eighteen years of marathoning: his training, injuries, triumphs, and failures. He admits that runners are a little bit crazy, submitting themselves to intense physical pain and constant self-doubt, but explains the rewards of satisfaction and joy at the end of a long race that are well worth the process. He also includes running tips on everything from strength training to race recovery for those who want to start or are already running.

This memoir is not just for runners, but for anyone who appreciates any grueling experience that transforms the body and mind. It captures the sheer joy of physical exertion, the ups and downs of training, and the exhilaration of finishing a marathon so well, everyone will be inspired to lace up their running shoes.

100 Things Bear's Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

100 Things Bear's Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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Revealing the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Bears football, this book has pep talks, records, and Bears lore scattered throughout the pages. The Bears' longtime rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, little-known facts about many of the Bears' record 27 Hall of Famers, and profiles of unforgettable Bears personalities such as Ditka, Payton, Jim McMahon, Brian Urlacher, Jay Cutler, and others are all included. Die-hard fans who know all the words to the "Super Bowl Shuffle" and new supporters alike will find everything Bears boosters should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
100 Things Bears Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Bears Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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Revealing the most critical moments and important facts about past and present players, coaches, and teams that are part of the storied history that is Bears football, this book has pep talks, records, and Bears lore scattered throughout the pages. The Bears' longtime rivalry with the Green Bay Packers, little-known facts about many of the Bears' record 27 Hall of Famers, and profiles of Bears personalities such as Ditka, Payton, Urlacher, Cutler, Trubisky, and Mack are all included. Die-hard fans who know all the words to the "Super Bowl Shuffle" and new supporters alike will find everything they should know, see, and do in their lifetime.
100 Things Blackhawk's Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

100 Things Blackhawk's Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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With special stories and experiences from fans and memorable moments about past and present players and coaches, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Blackhawks fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Blackhawks covers the team's 49-year drought, its run to the 2010 Stanley Cup, and the transition from Chicago Stadium to the United Center.
100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Blackhawks Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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With special stories and experiences from fans and memorable moments about past and present players and coaches, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Blackhawks fan should know. It contains crucial information such as important dates, player nicknames, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Blackhawks covers the team's 49-year championship drought, its run to the 2010 Stanley Cup, and the transition from Chicago Stadium to the United Center. Now updated through the 2013-2014 season, it also includes the Hawks' triumphant win over the Boston Bruins in the 2013 Stanley Cup and the record-setting 2012 undefeated streak.
100 Things Bull's Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

100 Things Bull's Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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The premier reference for making Chicago Bulls fandom a lifestyle instead of just a sports preference, this collection of essential team knowledge and Bulls-related activities distills the past 50 years of NBA basketball into a fun checklist that will appeal to fans of any age. It's one thing to have been to the United Center and rooted for Derrick Rose, to relish highlights of a young Michael Jordan, or even to know that all six championship teams were led by Jordan, Scottie Pippen, and Coach Phil Jackson. But it is a whole other level of fan commitment to know who Benny the Bull is named after, which player once grabbed 37 rebounds in a single game, and how the Bulls missed out on Magic Johnson in the draft. These facts and trivia--as well as important dates, player nicknames, key jersey numbers through history, and even the best places to eat before or after a game--are included in this resource that will enlighten new fans and initiate them into proper Bulls fandom, or remind die-hard fans why theirs is the team to follow year after year.
100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know & Do Before They Die

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This lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Cubs fan should know. More than a look at the century-long wait for another World Series win, the book contains crucial information for Cubs fans, such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Cubs also includes a list of must-do Cubs-related activities, which include taking in Wrigley field, traveling to Arizona for spring training, and sipping beers at the best Cubs bars around the country.This new, updated edition features the new generation of Cubs stars, including manager Joe Maddon, sluggers Anthony Rizzo and Kris Bryant, and ace Jon Lester.
100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

100 Things Cubs Fans Should Know and Do Before They Die

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With 135 years of Chicago Cubs history, this lively, detailed book explores the personalities, events, and facts every Cubs fan should know. More than a look at the century-long wait for another World Series win, the book contains crucial information for Cubs fans, such as important dates, player nicknames, memorable moments, and outstanding achievements by singular players. This guide to all things Cubs also includes a list of must-do Cubs-related activities, which include taking in Wrigley field, traveling to Arizona for spring training, and sipping beers at the best Cubs bars around the country.
100-Yard War: Inside the 100-Year-Old Michigan-Ohio State Football Rivalry

100-Yard War: Inside the 100-Year-Old Michigan-Ohio State Football Rivalry

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""A rough-and-tumble pop-culture look at the history of this storied game.""
--National Review Online

""The 100-Yard War"" showcases two great football teams who want nothing more than to beat each other, celebrating their storied history and going behind the scenes with the players and the fans to reveal the bitterness, the passion, and the pride surrounding the Game.

ESPN called it the number one sports rivalry of the century. It transcends the years, the standings, and all other distractions. And thanks to the countless remarkable football games between Michigan and Ohio State--and hundreds of thousands of devoted alumni and followers--the rivalry is now an enormous cultural event.

1000 Football Clubs

1000 Football Clubs

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Revised Edition, Updated 2019

The most in-depth guide to soccer clubs around the world, featuring 1,000 illustrations and more than 1,000 teams from 100 countries. This superbly illustrated volume is the fan's most comprehensive insight into 1,000 football clubs (a.k.a., soccer teams), both professional and collegiate, from every continent, illustrating each club's history and what it means to support their team. Included are key details from both men's and women's leagues, such as team colors, shirt designs, coats of arms, mottos, club songs, stadium details, legendary players, impactful coaches, the most memorable victories (and defeats)--in short, this is the ultimate trivia guide for any fan passionate about the Beautiful Game. For the die-hard supporter, a football club goes beyond just rooting for the home team. Each football club is a culture unto itself with fans comprising an extended family of shared memory, glorious victories, and camaraderie. Full of engaging stories behind team traditions and statistics detailing important achievements, players, and events, 1000 Football Clubs is a must-read for any football fan and a most useful survey for anyone who needs to understand the sport considered the world's favorite and whose popularity continues to grow exponentially in North America.
101 Reasons to Love Notre Dame Football

101 Reasons to Love Notre Dame Football

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In South Bend, Indiana, home of Notre Dame University, football is a celebration. For more than 120 years, the success of the Fighting Irish football program has helped define the university and the sport of college football. A tradition and heritage exists here that is rivaled by few other institutions.With eleven consensus national championships and ten other shared titles, Notre Dame boasts an unmatched legacy of success. The list of Hall of Fame coaches and All-American player goes on and on: the legendary Four Horsemen, Jesse Harper, Knute Rockne, Ara Parseghian, Johnny Lujack, Joe Montana, Brady Quinn.Unforgettable games, historic moments, and larger-than-life personalities are all recounted here, accompanied by stunning vintage and contemporary photography and memorabilia. From the casual football fan to the most devoted Notre Dame alums, 101 Reasons to Love Notre Dame Football is a treasure for all.
101 Reasons to Love the Cubs

101 Reasons to Love the Cubs

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The Cubs haven't won a World Series since 1908, but they still have the game's most loyal fans. The Cardinals have won the World Series more than any other National League team in history. The Cubs have the ivy-covered walls of Wrigley Field, where fans watch games from apartment rooftops across the street. The Cardinals have The Birds on the Bat, one of the most distinctive logos in all of sports. The Cubs all-time roster features Hall of Famers Billy Williams, Ryne Sandberg, and the incredible Ernie Banks. The Cardinals counter with Dizzy Dean, Bob Gibson, and the great Stan the Man Musial. In 1998, the Cubs' Sammy Sosa broke Roger Maris's single-season home run record with 66 dingers. But, in the same year, the Cardinals' Mark McGwire also broke the record, surpassing Sosa's mark as well, with an astounding 70 home runs.
Now, with 101 Reasons to Love(tm) the Cubs and 101 Reasons to Love(tm) the Cardinals, fans can have at their fingertips the countless moments of exhilarating baseball these two teams have provided. Filled with stunning historical and contemporary photographs, fascinating trivia, and amazing statistics, these books are indispensable for Cub fans, Cardinal fans, and baseball fans in general.
101 Reasons to Love The Cubs

101 Reasons to Love The Cubs

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From their early days at the Polo Grounds, the New York Yankees were destined for greatness. Now with 26, yes 26, World Series titles to their name, the Yankees are baseball's most successful team, and their devoted fans have a multitude of reasons to cheer them on year after year.
"101 Reasons to Love the Yankees" is a rousing celebration of the Bronx Bombers, from the days of Hilltop Park to the present, told through historic and contemporary photos, baseball cards, trivia, sports lore, and memorabilia. The book captures 101 highlights of this baseball dynasty: the pinstripes, Babe Ruth, Lou Gehrig, Yankee Stadium, Joe DiMaggio, Yogi-isms, Billy Martin, Reggie Jackson, the subway series, legendary closer Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, George Steinbrenner, the World Series wins, and more. Also included are ten bonus reasons to hate the rival Red Sox. "101 Reasons to Love the Yankees" is an irrefutable reminder of how the Yankees captured the hearts of past generations, and continue to do the same for the newest generation of baseball lovers.
101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent: Making Athletics a Positive Experience

101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent: Making Athletics a Positive Experience

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The determining factor in whether a child between the ages of six and seventeen enjoys athletics is his or her parents -- not the sport, coach, or team. Yet, parents are often unaware of how their behavior and expectations impact their child's experience.
In 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent, Dr. Joel Fish, a sport psychologist who is also the dad of three young athletes, shares both his clinical expertise and practical experience to help parents develop a deeper understanding of the many issues that surround the young athlete. For athletes of all skill levels, from Little League to high school, Dr. Fish discusses how to:

-Help your child reach his or her full athletic potential
-Develop strategies to deal with competitive pressure
-Know if you're too involved or not involved enough
-Interact successfully with your child's coach, and more

With insights into the different developmental and self-esteem issues facing girls and boys, information on parenting a superstar athlete, and special tips for single parents, 101 Ways to Be a Terrific Sports Parent will help any parent make sports a memorable and happy experience for their child.

108 Stitches

108 Stitches

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New York Times Bestseller

This is New York Times bestselling author and Emmy-nominated broadcaster Ron Darling's 108 baseball anecdotes that connect America's game to the men who played it.

In 108 Stitches, New York Times bestselling author and Emmy Award-winning broadcaster Ron Darling offers his own take on the six degrees of separation game and knits together wild, wise, and wistful stories reflecting the full arc of a life in and around our national pastime.

Darling has played with or reported on just about everybody who has put on a uniform since 1983, and they in turn have played with or reported on just about everybody who put on a uniform in a previous generation. Through relationships with baseball legends on and off the field, like Yale coach Smoky Joe Wood, Willie Mays, Bart Giamatti, Tom Seaver and Mickey Mantle, Darling's reminiscences reach all the way back to Babe Ruth and other early twentieth-century greats.

Like the 108 stitches on a baseball, Darling's experiences are interwoven with every athlete who has ever played, every coach or manager who ever sat in a dugout, and every fan who ever played hooky from work or school to sit in the bleachers for a day game.

Darling's anecdotes come together to tell the story of his time in the game, and the story of the game itself.

11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals

11 in '11: A Hometown Hero, La Russa's Last Ride in Red, and a Miracle World Series for the St. Louis Cardinals

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11 in '11 is a thoroughly reported chronicle of an unparalleled season, packed with interviews with key players, team executives, broadcasters, and more

Of the 11 World Series titles the St. Louis Cardinals have won in their formidable history, 2011's victory stands out as something different, something magical. It was the work of a team that seemingly had no business even playing in October yet one that stared down defeat over and over again, refusing to back down until the trophy was theirs.

St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Benjamin Hochman offers on-the-ground and behind-the-scenes perspective as he brings to life a cast of characters including Albert Pujols in his final year as a Card, team ace Chris Carpenter, Yadier Molina showing his might both behind and at the plate, and of course the unlikely hero David Freese.

Go inside the front office to see how this roster was constructed; relive the blistering final stretch of the regular season which saw the team winning 20 of its last 28 games; experience the palpable energy of Busch Stadium during Game 6, where Hochman watched enthralled as a fan.

This is the definitive account of a championship run no Cardinals fan will ever forget.

Paperback Fiction

Bedrock Faith
By: May, Eric Charles
Memorial
By: Washington, Bryan
Lying Life of Adults
By: Ferrante, Elena
Infinite Country
By: Engel, Patricia
You Feel It Just Below the Ribs
By: Matthewson, Janina
Hench
By: Walschots, Natalie Zina

Hardcover Non-Fiction

1000 Years of Joys and Sorrows
By: Ai Weiwei
Going There
By: Couric, Katie
Between the Lines
By: Beutter Cohen, Uli
David Copperfields History of Magic
By: Britland, David
Dawn of Everything: A New History of Humanity
By: Wengrow, David
Welcome to Dunder Mifflin
By: Silverman, Ben

Hardcover Fiction

Noor
Author: Okorafor, Nnedi
Little Hope
Author: Joella, Ethan
Chouette
Author: Oshetsky, Claire
Termination Shock
Author: Stephenson, Neal
Sentence
Author: Erdrich, Louise
All of Us Villains
Author: Herman, Christine Lynn