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And the Crowd Goes Wild
Joe Garner

What baseball fan doesn't get goose bumps when hearing, "The Giants win the pennant! The Giants win the pennant!" Who--hockey fan or not--doesn't feel a little bit giddy whenever they hear Al Michaels shout, "Do you believe in miracles? Yes!" Who doesn't grin when they hear Univision sportscaster Andres Cantor demonstrate his lung capacity by bellowing, "Gooooaaaal!" And who can forget "The Play" in the Cal vs. Stanford game when the Bears came back to win in the final seconds--bowling over a trombone player in the process? From an admittedly scratchy recording of Babe Ruth's memorable World Series home run in 1932 to the dramatic penalty shootout win in the 1999 Women's World Cup, And the Crowd Goes Wild captures history's greatest sports calls.

Baseball's Golden Age
Neil McCabe

He was called "The Baseball Photographer," the man who put his camera away after the World Series and didn't unpack it again until Opening Day, but Conlon's work is not that simple. Though he had no artistic pretense, his images are certainly works of art, and if his subject, on the surface, was the "National Pastime," his focus was really on capturing depth of character; his characters just happened to be ballplayers. Conlon's stark, vivid, black-and-white photographs caught an era that spanned the turn of the century to the second World War, and some of the moments he froze remain breathtakingly stunning: the sad eyes of Babe Ruth in deep close-up, the hope in the smile of a rookie Lou Gehrig, the dignity of Walter Johnson, the impishness of Casey Stengel, the burdens of Honus Wagner, the arrogance of Nap Lajoie and Tris Speaker, and the concentration of Christy Mathewson. This is a magnificent collection, one capable of superimposing the past onto the present; it is visually arresting--and alluring--like the game itself.

Baseball Legends of All Time
Publications International Ltd

116 All-Time Great Baseball Players
Over 250 pictures - color and black & white
240 Pages


The 1997 Masters: My Story
Tiger Woods

In 1997, Tiger Woods was already among the most-watched and closely examined athletes in history. But it wasn't until the Masters Tournament that his career would definitively change forever. Woods, then only 21, won the Masters by a historic 12 shots, which remains the widest margin of victory in the tournament's history, making it an iconic moment for him and sports.

Now, 20 years later, Woods is ready to explore his history with the game, how it has changed over the years, and what it was like winning such an important event. With never-before-heard stories, this book will provide keen insight from one of the game's all-time greats.

Fifty Places to Play Golf Before You Die
Chris Santella

For both passionate golfers and armchair travelers, this gorgeous full-color book presents the world's greatest golf venues, the personal favorites of renowned players, course architects, and other experts in the sport. From Ballyliffin, Ireland's northernmost course, whose rumpled fairways wander along the North Sea in the shadows of Glashedy Rock, to New Zealand's Cape Kidnappers, perched atop dramatic cliffs some 500 feet above the ocean, the book's beautiful photographs capture the architecture, noteworthy holes, location, and ambiance that make these courses standouts for ardent golfers. A brief history of each course, an experiential account-filled with local color-from the person recommending the venue, and trip-planning advice provide adventurous readers with all the information they need to chip and putt their way around the globe.

A close-up look at golf's top courses around the world, recommended by such experts as Nick Faldo and Christie Kerr (pro golfers), Pete Dye and Tom Doak (course architects), Brian McCallen (editor and author), and Donald Trump. With breathtaking color photographs of each site, this is a great gift for avid golfers and armchair travelers alike.

Golf's 100 Toughest Holes
Chris Millard

Each year during the Players Championship, spectators gather at the 17th hole of the TPC at Sawgrass to see who will sink or swim. With water awaiting a miss in any direction, the tee shot is indeed a scary one, especially if the wind is blowing.

The 17th at the Old Course at St. Andrews may be the only hole in the world that requires players to drive over a building in order to reach the fairway. Terror awaits at the green in the form of a devilish bunker from which even the best players may need several strokes to escape.

These and 98 other confounding, challenging holes, selected by noted golf writer Chris Millard as the toughest in the world, are the subject of this engaging, informative golf book. First-rate photography brings out the beauty to be found in these beasts. In putting together this authoritative list and explaining what makes each hole so difficult, Millard draws upon his own knowledge as well as statistical data and consultations with other experts. His choices will be spur discussion and debate among avid golfers for years to come.

Harvey Penick's Little Red Book: Lessons And Teachings From A Lifetime In Golf
Harvey Penick

*The most beloved golf book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book has become required reading for all players and fans of the game, from beginners to seasoned pros. The legendary Harvey Penick, whom Sports Illustrated called the “Socrates of the golf world,” began his golfing career as a caddie in Austin, Texas, at the age of eight, and over the course of nearly a century worked with an amazing array of champions. In this classic book, which is named for the red notebook he always kept, Penick’s simple, direct, practical wisdom pares away the hyper-technical jargon that’s grown up around the golf swing, and lets all golfers, whatever their level, play their best.

This twentieth-anniversary edition features a treasure trove of rare images from the Penick family archives, commemorates Penick’s lasting achievement with a moving new foreword by 2012 Ryder Cup captain Davis Love III—whose father learned the game under Penick’s tutelage—and reminds golfers everywhere to “take dead aim.”

How I Play Golf
Tiger Woods

Very few sports figures have accomplished as much as Woods has already achieved at age 25. He has been named "Sportsman of the Year" by Sports Illustrated twice; he has won more than 30 professional tournaments and he's the youngest player to win the Grand Slam four of the major pro championships. Despite his many commercials and product endorsements, Woods is one of the rare athletes who isn't overplayed in the media. Unlike many other sports stars, Woods plays and wins quietly. That may explain why this instructional book will reach far beyond the links. Woods talks about his experiences and his attitudes toward golf and life. The conversational tone is quite engaging: "The difference between golf and most other sports is that anyone of average intelligence and coordination can learn to play it well. It requires a commitment to being the best that you can be. That has always been my approach to the game.... Pop gave me many great lessons, not only about golf, but also about life. His greatest advice to me was always be myself." On watching the ball, Woods says, "If you're like me, you can't wait to see if the ball is tracking toward the hole right after the golf ball leaves the putter face.... The tendency to peek too soon causes your head to move and leads to off-sloppy contact.... I found an effective way to fight the problem: I practice putting with my left eye closed, so I can't see the target line at all with my peripheral vision. That makes it easier to keep my eyes looking straight down." Accompanied by wonderful photos, the book reads as if Woods is right there with the golfer, providing instructions.

How To Hit Every Shot

Top professionals and teachers from Golf magazine pool their know-how to create a comprehensive, lavishly illustrated guide to the game of golf that presents a simple, step-by-step approach to driving, iron play, chipping, putting, fault fixes, trouble shots, and essential shots, accompanied by a bonus DVD containing twelve complete lessons.

How to Quit Golf: A Twelve-Step Program
Craig Brass

"Golf is... a nasty, vicious game, played mainly by educated people who, quite frankly, should know better." In this hilarious send-up of 12-step programs and golf-buffs alike, Brass challenges golfers to ask themselves 15 questions to determine if they are "problem golfers." For example: "Do you count going to the driving range with your [spouse] as a night on the town?" or "Do you envy people who can golf without getting into trouble?" Approximately six million golfers play more than 21 rounds of golf a year; they are benignly labeled "avid" golfers. Brass contends that if those same people shot up heroine 21 times a year, they would not be considered "avid" drug users; they would be called junkies. With that analogy in mind, he calls on all amateur golfers to admit they have a problem and seek the help they need before it's too late. Chapter titles mimic AA steps: "Admit you are powerless over golf that your life has become unmanageable" and "Come to believe that a Power greater than yourself could restore you to sanity." Of course, in this case, that power would be named Jack Nicklaus. This is a quick airplane read, a perfect stocking-stuffer and a great gag gift from any and all golf widows or widowers. A forward by actor and fellow problem golfer Jeff Daniels recommends reading the book to quit golf instead of having a frontal lobotomy: "It's cheaper and won't leave a scar."

Tiger Woods
Jeff Benedict, Armen Keteyian

Based on years of reporting and interviews with more than 250 people from every corner of Tiger Woods’s life—many of whom have never spoken about him on the record before—a sweeping, revelatory, and defining biography of an American icon.

In 2009, Tiger Woods was the most famous athlete on the planet, a transcendent star of almost unfathomable fame and fortune living what appeared to be the perfect life. Married to a Swedish beauty and the father of two young children, he was the winner of fourteen major golf championships and earning more than $100 million annually. But it was all a carefully crafted illusion. As it turned out, Woods had been living a double life for years—one that unraveled in the aftermath of a Thanksgiving-night car crash that exposed his serial infidelity and sent his personal and professional lives over a cliff. Still, the world has always wondered: Who is Tiger Woods, really?

In Tiger Woods, Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian, the team behind the New York Times bestseller The System, look deep behind the headlines to produce a richly reported answer to that question. To find out, they conducted hundreds of interviews with people from every facet of Woods’s life—friends, family members, teachers, romantic partners, coaches, business associates, physicians, Tour pros, and members of Woods’s inner circle.

From those interviews, and extensive, carefully sourced research, they have uncovered new, intimate, and surprising details about the man behind the myth. We read an inside account of Tiger’s relationship with his first love, Dina Gravell, and their excruciating breakup at the hands of his parents. We learn that Tiger’s longtime sports agency, International Management Group (IMG), made $50,000 annual payments to Tiger’s father, Earl Woods, as a “talent scout”—years before Tiger was their client. We discover startling new details about Earl, who died in 2006 and to this day lies in an unmarked grave. We come along as Tiger plunges into the Las Vegas and New York nightclub worlds alongside fellow superstars Michael Jordan and Charles Barkley. We are whisked behind the scenes during the National Enquirer’s globetrotting hunt to expose Tiger’s infidelity, and we get a rare look inside his subsequent sex-addiction treatment at the Pine Grove facility in Hattiesburg, Mississippi.

But the portrait of Woods that emerges in Tiger Woods is far more rewarding than revelations alone. By tracing his life from its origins as the mixed-race son of an attention-seeking father and the original Tiger Mom—who programmed him to be “the chosen one,” tasked with changing not just the game of golf but the world as well—the authors provide a wealth of new insight into the human being trapped inside his parents’ creation. We meet the lonely, introverted child prodigy who has trouble connecting with other kids because of his stutter and unusual lifestyle. We experience the thrill and confusion of his meteoric rise to stardom. And we come to understand the grown man’s obsession with extreme training and deep sea diving—despite their potential for injury—as a rare source of the solitude he craves. Most of all, we are reminded, time and time again, of Woods’s singular greatness and the exhilaration we felt watching an athletic genius dominate his sport for nearly twenty years.

But at what cost? Benedict and Keteyian provide the answers in an extraordinary biography that is destined to become the defining book about an authentic American legend—and to linger in the minds of readers for years to come.


Beyond the Deep: The Deadly Descent into the World's Most Treacherous Cave
William Stone, Barbara am Ende, Monte Paulsen

The Huautla in Mexico is the deepest cave in the Western Hemisphere, possibly the world. Shafts reach skyscraper-depths, caverns are stadium-sized, and sudden floods can drown divers in an instant. With a two-decade obsession, William Stone and his 44 member team entered the sinkhole at Sotano de San Augustin. The first camp settled 2,328 feet below ground in a cavern where headlamps couldn't even illuminate the walls and ceiling. The second camp teetered precariously above an underground canyon where two subterranean rivers collided. But beyond that lay the unknown territory -- a flooded corridor that had blocked all previous comers, claimed a diver's life, and drove the rest of the team back. Except for William Stone and Barbara am Ende, who forged on for 18 more days, with no hope of rescue, to set the record for the deepest cave dive in the Western Hemisphere.

Deep Descent: Adventure and Death Diving the Andrea Doria
Kevin F. McMurray

On a dense, foggy, late July evening in 1956, the Italian flagged cruise liner "Andrea Doria," bound for New York, was struck broadside by another cruise ship. After an agonizing eleven hours, the relentless sea would drag her down, settling the "Doria" uneasily into the murky Atlantic ocean floor nearly two hundred and fifty feet below. Amazingly, due to a daring and fevered rescue operation by her oceangoing brethren, only fifty-one of the more than 1,700 people on board both ships were killed in the collision. Years have passed since that tragedy, yet the "Andrea Doria" is still taking lives.

Drawn by the sirens call of adventure, a small but fanatical group of extreme scuba divers has long challenged the "Andrea Doria," pushing themselves far beyond the limits of recreational divers, up to the very limits of human endurance. Not all of them have succeeded. In "Deep Descent," an author and frequent Doria diver Kevin McMurray takes you inside this elite club, offering an unsparing and unsentimental exploration of those men and women who dare to go deeper, farther, and closer to the edge than prudence or common sense might allow.

Considered the Mt. Everest of diving, the "Andrea Doria" is the ultimate deepwater wreck challenge -- lying in an area long known as the Bermuda Triangle of the Northeast, some fifty miles south of Nantucket Island and two hundred miles east of Sandy Hook, New Jersey. This region, no stranger to disaster, is fog-shrouded and prone to sudden changes of wind, weather, and tide. In addition to many shipping disasters, it has borne mute witness to such recent tragedies as the fatal crash of John F. Kennedy Jr.'s small plane and the mysterious downing of EgyptAir Flight 990. It is an area that guards its secrets well, only surrendering its treasures to the bravest or most determined seekers.

Told with a vivid and startling clarity, "Deep Descent" is a story of courage and bravado, of the human spirit overcoming human frailty, and of fearsome risks traded for a hardwired adrenaline rush. With each page, McMurray draws us deeper into the cold heart of the unforgiving sea, giving us a powerful vision of a place to which few will ever have the skills or the daring to go.

Pirate Hunters: Treasure, Obsession, and the Search for a Legendary Pirate Ship
Robert Kurson

Finding and identifying a pirate ship is the hardest thing to do under the sea. But two men—John Chatterton and John Mattera—are willing to risk everything to find the Golden Fleece, the ship of the infamous pirate Joseph Bannister. At large during the Golden Age of Piracy in the seventeenth century, Bannister should have been immortalized in the lore of the sea—his exploits more notorious than Blackbeard’s, more daring than Kidd’s. But his story, and his ship, have been lost to time. If Chatterton and Mattera succeed, they will make history—it will be just the second time ever that a pirate ship has been discovered and positively identified. Soon, however, they realize that cutting-edge technology and a willingness to lose everything aren’t enough to track down Bannister’s ship. They must travel the globe in search of historic documents and accounts of the great pirate’s exploits, face down dangerous rivals, battle the tides of nations and governments and experts. But it’s only when they learn to think and act like pirates—like Bannister—that they become able to go where no pirate hunters have gone before.

Nigel Cawthorne

This book selects the sinking's with the greatest loss of life, the most famous vessels, the richest treasure troves, the most archaeologically significant wreck sites, and the most daring rescues. It tells the tales of the fate of the victims, the disastrous mistakes made by ships' captains, the impossible conditions at sea, the courage of those who survived, and the audacious attempts to raise what now lies at the bottom of the sea.

Southern California & the Channel Islands
David Krival

Swaying kelp forests, colorful invertebrates and playful pinnipeds are just a few of the dive highlights offered throughout Southern California and the Channel Islands. Bathed by the cool Pacific Ocean, this region’s seamounts, walls and kelp-lined shore dives provide unlimited opportunities for exploration. Encounter calico bass and sheephead at Catalina Island’s underwater park. Free-dive through emerald kelp forests, observe blue and mako sharks from the safety of a cage or explore Wreck Alley’s Yukon wreck. From the current-swept islands off the coast of Los Angeles to the sunny shores of San Diego, this book highlights 60 of Southern California’s best sites.

You’ll get specific information on:
-dive site depth range, access and conditions
-common and hazardous marine life
-topside activities and attractions
-comprehensive list of dive services
-15 easy-to-read maps

Encyclopedia of Florida Shipwrecks, Volume I: Atlantic Coast
Michael C. Barnette

Volume I of the Encyclopedia of Florida Shipwrecks is the most detailed, comprehensive, and accurate inventory of shipwreck events and artificial reef sites for Florida's Atlantic coast. The author, Michael Barnette, is considered a foremost authority on Florida shipwreck and maritime history, and has spent over 10 years of research compiling this work. This volume, spanning over 300 pages, includes more than 1,300 indexed entries for Atlantic coast shipwrecks and artificial reefs, 330 archival and underwater images, and 1,000 Atlantic coast shipwreck coordinates. As a result, this book is an invaluable resource to divers, fishermen, and historians.

Shipwrecks of Florida: A Comprehensive Listing
Steven D. Singer

Over 2,100 shipwrecks from the 16th century to the present; the most comprehensive listing now available. Wrecks are arranged primarily by geographical section of the state. Within sections, wrecks are arranged chronologically. Extensive and heavily illustrated appendices offer a wealth of information on topics of interest to divers and researchers alike.

More Shipwrecks of Florida: A Comprehensive Listing
Steven D. Singer

More Shipwrecks of Florida is a sequel to Shipwrecks of Florida, 2nd edition. This new book with all new content adds over 1,500 shipwrecks to the guide, and includes additional information on hundreds of previously listed shipwrecks, all organized by year. It also includes more GPS coordinates, as well as stories of pirates and privateers, wreckers, and buried and sunken treasure.


1911 The First 100 Years
Patrick Sweeney

Learn how the most famous handgun in history was developed by John Browning as the ultimate refinement of a series of prototypes beginning in 1900 in 1911: The First 100 Years. Also includes detailed photographs and supporting text, about the incredible variety of 1911s.

ABC's Of Reloading: The Definitive Guide For Novice To Expert
Bill Chevalier

The best experiences are based on best practices, and usually that means having a strong grasp on the basics. This new edition of the most innovative and respected reloading guide takes readers through every step of the reloading process, beginning with selecting necessary tools and accessories, moving into step-by-step instructions for reloading rifle, pistol and shotgun ammunition, and finally, into more specific aspects of the hobby, including benchrest loading, competition and hunting loads. ABCs of Reloading makes a complex subject understandable and rewarding.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Browning
K. D. Kirkland

Carefully researched and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book tells the full story of Browning firearms.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Colt
K. D. Kirkland

Carefully researched and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book tells the full story of Colt firearms.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Remington
K. D. Kirkland

With the aide of beautiful colorful photographs, this book tells the fascinating story of Remington. In this book, you will read about: a history of Remington, civilian arms, military arms, Remington ammunition, Eliphalet Remington's first gun, how Remington entered the arms trade, and a glossary of Remington Arms.

America's Premier Gunmakers: Winchester
K. D. Kirkland

Carefully researched and illustrated with more than 100 photographs, this book tells the full story of Winchester firearms.

The Colt Armory
Ellsworth S. Grant

A completely new edition, featuring new chapters, lots of added information and an all-new color section. This affordable, updated version, complete with details of Colt's triumphant escape from bankruptcy, deserves a cherished place in the library of every arms collector and historian.

The Complete Glock Reference Guide
PTOOMA Productions

Probably one of the best guides on the Glock and everything you need to know. Doesn't miss a thing and its not complex. If you have a Glock, this book is a must.

Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Vol. 2
Patrick Sweeney

Gun Digest Book of the AR-15, Vol. 2 not only covers how well this rifle performs in testing, but also provides projects you can do to enhance your rifle's performance. Packed with 600 detailed photos, including step-by-step instructions for projects, and a primer on aftermarket parts, this guide delivers honest test results for the rifle, its commonly available ammunition and magazines, and accuracy. There's something in this book for every fan of the AR-15.

Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting
L.P. Brezny

To shoot well and to shoot well at 500+ yards are two different things, and Gun Digest Book of Long-Range Shooting gives shooters and hunters the instruction and advice to go the distance. Readers learn how to make the most with shooting gear they own, which additional equipment to add for increased success, and what to look for in high-end long-range set ups. Sport shooters and hunters gain load data and rifle performance data for the most common calibers to obscure, plus insight about rifles, optics, bullets, barrels, triggers, and how to calculate bullet drop and wind drift. Varmint hunters to target shooters and handloaders will find long-range shooting success using the techniques and data presented in this shooting guide.

Guns of Outlaws
Gerry and Janet Souter

When gunslingers chose their weapons and took their chances.

From colonial-era rifles carried on the "Owlhoot Trail" to John Dillinger's Colt pistols, the history of the American outlaw is told in guns--weapons that became each man's personal signature. Authors Gerry and Janet Souter peer into these criminals' choices of derringers, revolvers, shotguns, rifles, machine guns, and curious hybrids, giving us a glimpse into the minds behind the trigger fingers. With over 200 illustrations, Guns of Outlaws gives a unique look at the lives and the hardware of the most infamous outlaws in American history, and of the law enforcement officers who hunted them.

As settlers moved further west, away from authority and soft city life into the Great Plains, the push for survival through the endless prairies and jagged isolating mountain ranges bred ruthless men. Most outlaws were technology freaks who seized upon the latest weapon innovations developed in the industrious East to provide an edge in the life-and-death cosmos of the Wild West. Outlaws tinkered with their guns, creating unique hardware that became their calling cards. Attempts by lawmen to take control sparked a weapons race, pitting gunmen and bandit gangs against home-grown lawmen and vigilante "posses." By the late 1930s and early 1940s, outlaws on horseback had given way to marauding bank robbers. Using fast cars and faster guns, they became folk heroes of the Great Depression, even as the law was hard on their tails.

Roy F. Dunlap

The Roy E. Dunlap classic book on making and repairing guns is reprinted here as part of Stackpole s Classic Gun Books series. Dunlap shows the skilled gunsmith how to produce professional-quality work in every phase of gunwork; included are instructions on working with metals, chamber and barrel work, and designing and crafting gunstocks. Detailed instructions are illustrated with diagrams, drawings, and photographs of a variety of firearms.

Hatcher's Notebook
Julian Hatcher

The standard (and classic) gun reference book — for shooters, gunsmiths, ballisticians, historians, hunters and collectors.

THE M14 Complete Assembly Guide; Vol. 2
Walt Kulek and Clint McKee

Since the publication of Scott Duff and John Miller's The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instruction, readers have asked for a book that would help guide them through the maintenance, enhancement, disassembly and assembly of their M14/M1A rifle. Ideally, such a book would impart the tips, tricks, pitfalls and "gotchas!" that experienced M14/M1A rifle enthusiasts and armorers have discovered and developed over the years. This is that book. It goes far beyond the military manuals in depth and scope, using words and over 600 pictures to clearly guide you through every operation required to support your M14/M1A. You'll learn the best and easiest ways to enhance, disassemble and assemble your rifle. It won't make you an M14/M1A armorer, but it will make you a knowledgeable owner. You'll be able to do more with (and to) your rifle. You'll also be able to better judge the competence of those you choose to work on your rifle, and to discuss your needs more intelligently with them. In short, you'll know your M14/M1A inside and out. Also included are instructions for installing National Match rear sights, a tutorial on tuning your trigger to National Match standards, a discussion of John Garand's contributions to the M14, and several 21st Century enhancements. The M14 Complete Assembly Guide is a companion volume to The M14 Owner's Guide and Match Conditioning Instructions by Scott Duff and John Miller. The Owner's Guide gives you a look into the history and development of the M14/M1A, as well as giving you everything you need to know to use and maintain your M14/M1A'® Rifle and perform match conditioning work. The Owner's Guide goes far beyond the military manuals in both scope and depth. It's a "must have" for every M14/M1A owner! The M14 Complete Assembly guide is 6" x 9", is Perfect bound laminated soft cover, and has 250 pages and over 600 photographs.

The Marksmanship Primer
Jim Casada

Whether you’re plinking for varmints…Zeroing in on the practice range…Or stalking a whitetail in the field…We guarantee this book will substantially improve your handgun or rifle accuracy, or you get your money back! That’s right. This is a WIN, WIN proposition for you. You see, The Marksmanship Primer is a unique publication…like nothing that’s ever been done before. Under the meticulous supervision of shooting and hunting expert Jim Casada, we’ve put together the 20th century’s very best writings on hunting and shooting marksmanship – 467 pages in all!

Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition
Julie Golob

Autographed by the author.

Whether you’re a firearms enthusiast, an experienced shooter, or someone who has never even held a gun, Shoot: Your Guide to Shooting and Competition will help you explore different types of firearms, understand crucial safety rules, and learn fundamental shooting skills. This book provides an introduction to a wide variety of shooting sports through detailed descriptions that relate each type of competition to everyday activities and interests. High-quality photography from actual competitions and step-by-step instructional images augment the clearly written descriptions of both basic and advanced shooting skills.

Throughout the book, Julie shares beneficial tips, explains sport specific lingo, and stresses vital safety concerns. Going beyond just a skill-building manual for those new to firearms and shooting, Shoot addresses competition stress, goal setting, logging, and beneficial practice techniques to help all shooters, from novices to champions, excel and take their skills to the next level.

Tactical Pistol Shooting: Your Guide to Tactics & Techniques that Work
Erik Lawrence

The essential reference for the beginning shooter, Tactical Pistol Shooting, 2nd edition, provides a thorough introduction to the use of tactical pistols. Readers get instruction in defense mindsets, pistol terms, shooting fundamentals and shooting positions, emphasis on important safety precautions and lawful personal defense. Readers will also find advanced techniques, training drills and complicated shooting environments. More than 350 detailed, step-by-step, color photos clearly illustrate the techniques shooters will master to become more adept with a tactical pistol. Appendices include a discussion of shooting standards, equipment supplies listings, progress worksheets and more.

Weapon: A Visual History of Arms and Armor
Richard Holmes, Roger Ford, Reg Grant, Adrian Gilbert, Philip Parker

For 4,000 years, weapons and the warriors who used them, have acted as the cutting edge of history, using ax, spear, bow, sword, gun, and cannon to determine the rise of kingdoms and the fall of empires. From the stone axes of the earliest warfare to the heavy artillery of today's modern armies, this awe-inspiring book portrays for the first time the entire spectrum of weaponry.

Why Not Load Your Own
Townsend Whelen

You save money—and you get exactly the loads you want. That’s the profit in hand-loading—and this is the book that tells you how to do it, sold at a price you can afford. For the price of 2 factory cartridges you can handload 15! The easy, step-by-step explanations in this book give you the full information on beating the high cost of shooting. Right from the start, Townsend Whelen presumes that you don’t know anything about handloading. He gives you every step in the various operations: decapping, cleaning the primer pocket, chamfering the neck, recapping, neck sizing and expanding, powder measuring, inserting and seating the bullets after you have cast, lubricated and sized them. Not a point is missed. The kinds of tools the beginner needs are pictured and described. Whelen doesn’t advocate that you go overboard buying. A full discussion of powders, how to measure, handle and store them is also given. The bullet-making chapter is particularly good. And best of all, Whelen doesn’t pretend to tell you how to load 8,000 different cartridges. He sticks to some 40 basic loads, the ones beginners are most apt to use, ranging from the .218 Bee to the .45-70 U. S. Government. In fact, the whole book is aimed at the tyro handloader—the man who wants to know how. As one reviewer has expressed it, “This is the only book that tells how to load a cartridge.” It gives complete, detailed, and easily understood instructions on exactly how to load every centerfire rifle and pistol cartridges. Each step is explained precisely, and all the precautions necessary for loading safe, accurate, and dependable cartridges are given. This fourth edition has been carefully edited and considerably enlarged to include all the new techniques resulting from a very considerable increase in handloading during the past five years. The tables of loads for each cartridge give the best loads for all uses for which that cartridge is suitable. Particularly, each load has been tested and found entirely safe in all normal weapons. Helpful hints are given on how to load and obtain the greatest accuracy.

The Winchester: The Gun That Built an American Dynasty
Laura Trevelyan

Arguably the world’s most famous firearm, the Winchester Repeating Rifle was sought after by a cast of characters ranging from the settlers of the American West to the Ottoman Empire’s Army. Laura Trevelyan, a descendant of the Winchester family, offers an engrossing personal history of the colorful New England clan responsible for the creation and manufacture of the “Gun that Won the West.” Trevelyan chronicles the rise and fortunes of a great American arms dynasty, from Oliver Winchester’s involvement with the Volcanic Arms Company in 1855 through the turbulent decades of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. She explores the evolution of an iconic, paradigm-changing weapon that has become a part of American culture; a longtime favorite of collectors and gun enthusiasts that has been celebrated in fiction, glorified in Hollywood, and applauded in endorsements from the likes of Annie Oakley, Theodore Roosevelt, Ernest Hemingway, and Native American tribesmen who called it "the spirit gun."

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The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics
Daniel James Brown

For readers of Unbroken, out of the depths of the Depression comes an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times—the improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys from the American West showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant.

It was an unlikely quest from the start. With a team composed of the sons of loggers, shipyard workers, and farmers, the University of Washington’s eight-oar crew team was never expected to defeat the elite teams of the East Coast and Great Britain, yet they did, going on to shock the world by defeating the German team rowing for Adolf Hitler. The emotional heart of the tale lies with Joe Rantz, a teenager without family or prospects, who rows not only to regain his shattered self-regard but also to find a real place for himself in the world. Drawing on the boys’ own journals and vivid memories of a once-in-a-lifetime shared dream, Brown has created an unforgettable portrait of an era, a celebration of a remarkable achievement, and a chronicle of one extraordinary young man’s personal quest.

Figure Skating's Greatest Stars
Steve Milton

Figure Skating's Greatest Stars profiles 60 great skaters, including champions in men's, women's, pairs and ice dancing. Informative essays describe their careers and championship moments, as well as the definitive events that have made figure skating one of the leading spectator sports in North America. Fans of all ages will delight in reading the stories of these stars who have jumped higher, spun tighter and skated more gracefully as they pushed skating's artistic and technical boundaries.

Force of Nature: Mind, Body, Soul, And, of Course, Surfing
Laird Hamilton

Laird Hamilton has been hailed as the world's greatest big-wave surfer. His first book, Force of Nature, allows readers a rare glimpse inside the unique philosophy that has created his circumstances, and not the other way around. After all, this is a man whose biological father abandoned him shortly after he was born; whose first job was working on a pig far; who dropped out of school in eleventh grade. And then the career decision: surfer. Though earning enough to pay the rent as any kind of surfer is next to impossible, Hamilton has ended up in the place we all desire to be: doing exactly what he loves, becoming the world's best in the process, making a great living, being surrounded by nature and family, radiating peak health and fitness, and succeeding by any definition of the word.

How did he get there? And more importantly, how can the rest of us join him?

Force of Nature is a detailed map to that destination, with Laird Hamilton as the reader's guide. It's not about chasing trophies or accolades or cash. It's about quality over quantity soul and being true to your physical, mental, and spiritual roots. Not only is it possible to thrive in the modern world without adopting its harmful habits, it's essential. And not only has Hamilton mastered this balance, he makes a compelling and articulate case that anyone who wants to can do the same.

This book is a deeply authoritative and cutting-edge guide to peak fitness in mind, body, sould, and surfing. It comes directly from the source and his inner circle, which includes those at the vanguard of sports, training, nutrition, and more. Former pro volleyball player Gabrielle Reece; surf legend Dave Kalama; fitness gurus Paul Chek, T.R. Goodman, and Don Wildman; and Food Network star Giada De Laurentiis all contribute their knowledge. Readers will get an all-access pass into an elite world filled with definitive and provocative ideas.

My Sergei: A Love Story
Ekaterina Gordeeva

The Olympic gold medalist offers a poignant, loving account of her life with her long-time partner and beloved husband, Sergei Grinkov, from their first introduction and successive world pairs skating championships, to their storybook romance and marriage, to the fatal heart attack that took Sergei's life.

Michael Phelps World's Greatest Olympian
USA Today

Despite an astonishing, drum-thumping opening ceremony that clearly announced China's ascendance as a 21st-century superpower, it was a tall, gangly kid from Baltimore who stole the spotlight, and in eight shining, golden moments, made us all proud to be Americans. Like Jesse Owens before him, Michael Phelps showed the rest of the world how great America can be, and shined the brightest when it mattered most. This book chronicles the remarkable story of Michael Phelps, the greatest Olympic athlete in history, as told by the writers, editors, and photographers of USA Today.