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Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Between A Rock And A Hard Place
Paperback      ISBN: 074349282x
A mountaineer who survived a near-fatal accident by amputating his arm when it became trapped behind a boulder in Utah describes how he endured five days of hypothermia, dehydration, and hallucinations before managing his own rescue.
No Shortcuts to the Top: Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
No Shortcuts to the Top
Climbing the World's 14 Highest Peaks
Hardcover      ISBN: 0767924703
A veteran mountaineer recalls some of his most harrowing and dangerous climbs as he pursues the goal of reaching the summit of the world's fourteen 8,000-meter peaks, detailing his dedication to the philosophy that "getting to the top is optional, getting down is mandatory" while discussing some of his own close calls, rescues, and errors in judgment on the part of fellow climbers. 75,000 first printing.
Into Thin Air: A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Into Thin Air
A Personal Account of the Mt. Everest Disaster
Paperback      ISBN: 0385494785
The author describes his spring 1996 trek to Mt. Everest, a disastrous expedition that claimed the lives of eight climbers, and explains why he survived
Seabiscuit: An American Legend
Seabiscuit
An American Legend
Paperback      ISBN: 0449005615
The author retraces the amazing journey of Seabiscuit, a horse with crooked legs and a pathetic tail that nevertheless made racing history in 1938, thanks to the efforts of a trainer, an owner, and a jockey who transformed a bottom-level racehorse into a legend. Reader's Guide included. Reprint.
Johnny U: The Life and Times of Johnny Unitas
Johnny U
The Life and Times of Johnny Unitas
Paperback      ISBN: 1400081408
Drawing on numerous interviews with colleagues, competitors, and others, a portrait of the legendary quarterback follows the extraordinary career of the late Johnny Unitas, recalling his seventeen-year career with the Baltimore Colts, his seminal leadership skills, and the athletic talents that made him the dominant football player of his generation. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.
All Things Are Possible: The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle
All Things Are Possible
The Verlen Kruger Story: 100,000 Miles by Paddle
Hardcover      ISBN: 159193138x
An amazing story of life, death and adventure, with more than 250 photos, this book introduces renowned paddler Verlen Kruger. He showed us that extraordinary things can be accomplished if we simply believe ├Čall things are possible.├«
Ben Hogan: An American Life
Ben Hogan
An American Life
Paperback      ISBN: 0767908635
A carefully researched profile of the golf sportsman describes such elements as the automobile crash that nearly ended his life and career in 1949, his fiercely private life, his significant tournament achievements in 1953, and his relationship with his wife. Reprint. 20,000 first printing.
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game
The Blind Side
Evolution of a Game
Paperback      ISBN: 0393330478
The best-selling author of Moneyball follows one young man from his impoverished childhood with a crack-addicted mother, through his discovery of the sport of football, to his rise to become one of the most successful, highly paid players in the NFL. Reprint. 150,000 first printing.
Swimming To Antarctica: Tales Of A Long-distance Swimmer
Swimming To Antarctica
Tales Of A Long-distance Swimmer
Paperback      ISBN: 0156031302
A noted long-distance swimmer with a love for cold water describes her eventful career in the sport, from her record-breaking English Channel crossing and her 1987 swim across the Bering Strait from America to the Soviet Union to her exploits in the Straits of Magellan, Lake Baikal, and Antarctica. Reprint.
Ultramarathon Man: Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Ultramarathon Man
Confessions of an All-Night Runner
Paperback      ISBN: 1585424803
An extreme marathon runner, one of Outside magazine's "Top 10 Ultimate Athletes," describes his experiences of participating in "ultramarathons"--competitions whose distances extend hundreds of miles--describing the conditions that must be endured during such races as the Badwater Ultramarathon. Reprint. 75,000 first printing.