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Score of a Lifetime: 25 Years Talking Chicago Sports
by Terry Boers

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English

Pages

224

Publication Date

November 15, 2017

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<DIV>For 25 years, Chicago sports fans invited Terry Boers into their homes, cars, and offices as one of the premier voices of WSCR radio. Covering the latest championships and trades, and always ready to offer up timely takes, Boers was a Windy City constant until his retirement in 2017. In his highly-anticipated memoir, Boers delivers a trove of lively anecdotes and personal reflections from his life and journey through sports media--from raucous banter with Mike Ditka during The Score's early days to the Cubs' World Series celebration in 2016. A must-read for any of the thousands of listeners who made Boers part of their daily routine, <I>The Score of a Lifetime</I> is a freewheeling, frank portrait of a man, a career, a station no one thought would survive, and a city that loves its sports.</DIV>
The First Major: The Inside Story of the 2016 Ryder Cup
by John Feinstein

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English

Pages

320

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>From the #1 <i>New York Times</i> bestselling author of <i>A Good Walk Spoiled</i>, a dramatic chronicle of the bitterly-fought 2016 Ryder Cup pitting a U.S. team out for revenge against the Europeans determined to keep the Cup out of American hands.</b><br /><br />Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October, 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded: veteran Phil Mickelson's two-year roller-coaster as he upended the American preparation process and helped assemble a superb team; superstar Rory McIlroy becoming the clear-cut emotional leader of the European team, and his reasons for wanting to beat the US team so badly this time around; the raucous matches between McIlroy and American Patrick Reed - resulting in both incredible golf, and several moments that threatened to come to blows; the return of Tiger Woods not as a player but an assistant captain, and his obsession with helping the US win - which was never the case when he was playing. John Feinstein's classic bestseller, <i>A Good Walk Spoiled</i>, set the bar for golf books. Now Feinstein provides his unique take on the Ryder Cup, which has clearly become golf's most intense and emotional event...it's 'first Major.'
The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gol...
by Daniel James Brown

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English

Pages

417

Publication Date

June 04, 2013

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<b>The #1 <i>New York Times</i>–bestselling story about American Olympic triumph in Nazi Germany and now the inspiration for the PBS documentary “The Boys of ‘36”<br /><br /></b>For readers of <i>Unbroken</i>, 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.<br /><br /> 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.<br /><br /><br /><i>From the Trade Paperback edition.</i>
Chasing Excellence: A Story About Building the World’s Fittest ...
by Ben Bergeron

Language

English

Pages

204

Publication Date

July 19, 2017

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CrossFit trainer Ben Bergeron has helped build the world’s fittest athletes, but he’s not like other coaches. He believes that greatness is not for the elite few; that winning is a result, not a goal; and that character, not talent, is what makes a true champion. His powerful philosophy can help anyone excel at all aspects of life.<br /><br />Using the dramatic competition between the top contenders at the 2016 Reebok CrossFit Games® as a background, Ben explores the step-by-step process of achieving excellence and the unique set of positive character traits necessary for leveling up to world-class. The mindset and methodology that have produced some of the greatest athletes in the world’s most gruelling sport can work equally well for golfers, lawyers, artists, entrepreneurs—anyone who’s willing to commit totally to becoming better than the best.<br /><br />By Chasing Excellence, you’ll discover how extraordinary it’s possible for you to be.
This Book Has Balls: Sports Rants from the MVP of Talking Trash
by Michael Rapaport

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English

Pages

305

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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Michael Rapaport, actor, Top 50 podcaster, award-winning film maker, and sports fanatic, is here to set the world straight on the greatest and downright worst athletes, players, teams, and jerseys—while refusing to mention statistics, analytics, or anything else that isn’t pure hustle.<BR><BR>In 1979, nine-year-old Michael Rapaport decided he was going to do whatever it took to be a pro baller. He practiced and practiced, but by the time he was fifteen, he realized there was no place for a slow, white Jewish kid in the NBA. So he found another way to channel his obsession with sports: talking trash.<BR> <BR> In <i>This Book Has Balls</i>, Rapaport uses his signature smack-talk style and in-your-face humor to discuss everything from why LeBron will never be like Mike, that Tiger needs the ladies to get his golf game back, and how he once thought Mary Lou Retton was his true love. And, of course, why next year will be the year the New York Knicks win the championship. This book is a series of rants—some controversial, some affectionate, but all incredibly hilarious.
Survival Booby Traps: The Top 10 DIY Homemade Booby Traps To Defe...
by Ronald Williams

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English

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Publication Date

November 14, 2017

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A booby trap is simply any device that is designed to detect, injure, kill, or simply to scare an intruder (or intruders).<br /><br />You can set up booby traps around your home and property to defend it against thieves, raiders, and looters during a disaster scenario.<br /><br />Now in your day-to-day life right now, it’s absolutely critical that any booby traps you have set up around your home are non-lethal.<br /><br />But in a disaster scenario, where there will be desperate people who will try to kill you for the supplies you have, you can use lethal booby trap defensive weapons to defend your home, property, family, and supplies.<br /><br />In this guide, we are going to cover the top ten booby traps and a step-by-step process for how to build each one.<br /><br />The specific booby traps that we will cover in this book include:<br /><br />Personal Alarm Tripwire<br />Blast Alarm Trap<br />Entanglement Trap<br />Nail Board Trap<br />Feather Spear Trap<br />Heavy Weight Trap<br />Razor Blade Trap<br />Fish Hook Trap<br />Chemical Bucket Drop Trap<br />Tripwire Trap<br /><br />By the end of this book, you will not any know about the top ten best booby traps that you can set up with your own supplies and resources at home, you will know about the exact steps you need to follow to build each one as well.
The Art of Mental Training - A Guide to Performance Excellence
by DC Gonzalez

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English

Pages

162

Publication Date

November 05, 2013

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<strong>Achieve the Champion Mindset for Peak Performance with this Amazon Best-Seller</strong><br /><br /><strong>Reach New Levels of Success and Mental Toughness with this Ultimate Guide</strong><br /><br /><strong>Learn the "Science of Success" - Step by Step - and Prepare to Excel </strong><br /><br />In this concise and highly acclaimed success mental training guide, peak performance coach DC Gonzalez teaches a blend of unique mental training technologies, sports psychology essentials, and peak performance methods that are effective and motivational. Get ready to increase your self-belief, self-confidence, and mental toughness, using this powerful guide designed to help you reach new levels of success, sports performance, and personal development.<br /><br />An easy read, this Kindle book is truly a guide to performance excellence written by an expert and a very unique teacher. Peak Performance Coach DC Gonzalez is among a very fortunate few who have had the unique experience to have learned from the late P.C. Siegel, a world-renowned sports and peak performance authority, sports hypnotherapist, and Neuro Linguistics Programming Master Practitioner. <br /><br />With a client list that includes top athletes, executives, actors, entertainers, pro-fighters, musicians, soldiers, doctors, lawyers, psychologists, and many more; Dan has been leading people to new levels of achievement since 1988.<br /><br />This Kindle book is powerful, in it Dan explains, teaches, and helps you develop the psychological skills required for peak performance and mental toughness, while pointing out the underlying mental training strategies that will help anyone reach higher levels of achievement and performance - not by random chance, but by focused choice.<br /><br />The Art of Mental Training teaches the critical essentials while interwoven with stories from his fascinating background as an Aviator in the Navy, a Federal Agent, Military Cyber-Security Specialist, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Black Belt and a Peak Performance Coach. Dan creates a powerful teaching connection between his adrenaline-filled life experiences and the mental skills and mental training that make all the difference.<br /><br />• Learn to access your true potential, control your state and excel even under extreme pressure<br /><br />• Enhance performance by transforming the negative energy generated by nervousness and fear into shatterproof confidence<br /><br />• Improve focus and concentration for positive results — often instantly — with battle-tested mental training techniques<br /><br />• Learn the psychological factors that will help you view set-backs as opportunities to create lasting positive change<br /><br />• Enhance visualization techniques and learn to create success imagery that will generate powerful results<br /><br />• Understand what to practice and which success conditioning exercises will vastly improve your self-belief, self-confidence and performance <br /><br />• Gain insight in to the coaching psychology behind redirecting anger energy and using it to strengthen your resolve and remain in control<br /><br />• Use proven sport psychology techniques to leave your ego outside your event and avoid performance choking completely<br /><br />• Learn to create the Ideal Performance State using Neuro Linguistics Programming and “The Critical Three”<br /><br />• Get rid of limiting beliefs and the negative critic in your head once and for all<br /><br />• Achieve the champion mindset and gain the mental edge over your opponents or the situation - on demand<br /><br />• Learn how to find the place from which peak performance springs forth<br /><br />The lessons and techniques presented in this book are essential reading for anyone seeking more success and peak performance, whether it be on the playing field, in business, or life in general. Whatever your personal endeavor may be, whatever challenges you may be facing; these lessons will prepare you to move forward and to excel in a powerful way. Reach new levels of personal success and achievements as you learn, practice, and apply these powerful concepts and techniques.
Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California ...
by Jack McCallum

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English

Pages

336

Publication Date

October 24, 2017

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<b>The bestselling author of <i>Dream Team</i> tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West.</b><br /><br /> During their 1971–72 championship season, the L.A. Lakers won thirty-three games in a row, a streak that still stands as the longest and greatest in the history of American professional sports. It was a run of uninterrupted dominance that predated by decades the overwhelming firepower of today’s Warriors, a revolutionary team whose recent seasons include some record-threatening win streaks of their own.<br /><br /> In <i>Golden Days,</i> acclaimed sports journalist Jack McCallum uses these two teams—the Jerry West/Wilt Chamberlain/Elgin Baylor Lakers and the Stephen Curry/Kevin Durant/Draymond Green Warriors—to trace the dynamic history of the National Basketball Association, which for much of the last half-century has marched memorably through the state of California.<br /><br /> Tying together the two strands of McCallum’s story is Hall of Famer West, the ferociously competitive Laker guard who later became one of the key architects of the Warriors. With “the Logo” as his guide, McCallum takes us deep into the locker rooms and front offices of these two era-defining teams, leveraging the access and authority he has amassed over his forty-year career to create a picture of the cultural juggernaut that the NBA has become.<br /><br /> Featuring up-close-and-personal portraits of some of the biggest names in basketball history, from the larger-than-life Wilt Chamberlain to the innovative Warriors coach Steve Kerr to the transcendent duo of Curry and Durant<i>, Golden Days</i> is a history, not just of a changing sport, but a changing America, as seen through the prism of two teams that ruled the league during times of violence and political turmoil—the Charles Manson murders and the athlete-activist in the age of Trump among the narrative backdrops.<br /><br /> In the end, McCallum’s book leaves an indelible portrait of West, the man who lived, played, and worked through it all—and who remains, on the cusp of his eightieth birthday, one of the most vital, complicated, and compelling figures in all of sports.<br /><br /><b>Praise for <i>Golden Days</i></b><br /><br /> “With his classic eye for detail and deadpan wit, Jack McCallum connects two of the greatest teams in sports history through the endlessly fascinating persona of Jerry West. McCallum manages to unearth new details about some of the giants of the game, while shining a light on overlooked figures such as Elgin Baylor, delivering an original, fascinating, and breezy read.”<b>—Zach Lowe, senior writer, ESPN</b><br /><br /> “I spent some of the 2016–17 season working as a consultant for the Golden State Warriors, but even I didn’t know every detail of how this championship team came together. <i>Golden Days</i> breaks that all down and shows how the Warriors have revolutionized basketball.”<b>—Steve Nash, two-time MVP</b>
The Mechanic: The Secret World of the F1 Pitlane
by Marc 'Elvis' Priestley

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English

Pages

246

Publication Date

November 02, 2017

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In the high octane atmosphere of the Formula One pit lane, the spotlight is most often on the superstar drivers. And yet, without the technical knowledge, competitive determination and outright obsession from his garage of mechanics, no driver could possibly hope to claim a spot on the podium. These are the guys who make every World Champion, and any mistakes can have critical consequences. <br /><br />That's not to say the F1 crew is just a group of highly skilled technical engineers, tweaking machinery in wind tunnels and crunching data through high spec computers. These boys can seriously let their hair down. Whether it be parties on luxury yachts in Monaco or elaborate photo opportunities in gravity-defying aeroplanes, this is a world which thrills on and off the track.<br /><br />Join McLaren's former Number One mechanic, Marc 'Elvis' Priestley as he tours the world, revealing some of Formula One's most outrageous secrets and the fiercest rivalries, all fuelled by the determination to win. <br /><br />This is Formula One as you've never seen it before.
Peak: Secrets from the New Science of Expertise
by , Robert Pool

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English

Pages

339

Publication Date

April 05, 2016

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<DIV><DIV><DIV><DIV><B>“This book is a breakthrough, a lyrical, powerful, science-based narrative that actually shows us how to get better (much better) at the things we care about.”—Seth Godin, author of </B><I><B>Linchpin</B></I><BR /><BR /><B><B>“Anyone who wants to get better at anything should read [</B><I>Peak</I><B>]. Rest assured that the book is not mere theory. Ericsson’s research focuses on the real world, and he explains in detail, with examples, how all of us can apply the principles of great performance in our work or in any other part of our lives.”—</B><I>Fortune</I></B><BR /><BR /> Anders Ericsson has made a career studying chess champions, violin virtuosos, star athletes, and memory mavens. <I>Peak</I> distills three decades of myth-shattering research into a powerful learning strategy that is fundamentally different from the way people traditionally think about acquiring new abilities. Whether you want to stand out at work, improve your athletic or musical performance, or help your child achieve academic goals, Ericsson’s revolutionary methods will show you how to improve at almost any skill that matters to you.<BR />  <BR /><B>“The science of excellence can be divided into two eras: before Ericsson and after Ericsson. His groundbreaking work, captured in this brilliantly useful book, provides us with a blueprint for achieving the most important and life-changing work possible: to become a little bit better each day.”—Dan Coyle, author of </B><I><B>The Talent Code</B></I><BR />  <BR /><B>“Ericsson’s research has revolutionized how we think about human achievement. If everyone would take the lessons of this book to heart, it could truly change the world.”—Joshua Foer, author of </B><I><B>Moonwalking with Einstein</B></I></DIV></DIV></DIV></DIV>

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