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41. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive
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42. Phil Gordon's Little Green Book:
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43. Wooden
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44. New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic
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45. A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's
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46. Wooden on Leadership
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47. Total Strength Training for Women
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48. The Triathlete's Training Bible
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49. How Your Horse Wants You to Ride:
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50. Golf Courses of the World: 365
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51. Lute!: The Seasons of My Life
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52. Moneyball: The Art of Winning
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53. Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
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54. Where Golf is Great: The Finest
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55. Tao of Jeet Kune Do
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56. Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's
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57. Feeding the Monster: How Money,
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58. How Soccer Explains the World:
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59. 101 Jumping Exercises for Horse
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60. Leading with the Heart: Coach

41. The Reef Aquarium: A Comprehensive Guide to the Identification and Care of Tropical Marine Invertebrates (Volume 1)
by Ricordea Publishing
Hardcover (July, 1994)
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Isbn: 1883693128
Sales Rank: 108598
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great advice
New hobbyist should read this book for advice, then read it again in 6 months.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wonderful Stony Coral and Clam Reference
The good?
5-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the best book on reef care
An exceptional book on the subject. It is comprehensive but I would not say not complete as no book on this subject could be. Still I believe this book to be the best work compiled in book form. Described by many as "the Bible" on the subject it indeed may be but it is not dogmatic as it offers several options and methods and leaves it for the aquarist to use.
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Subjects:  1. Animals    2. Captive marine aquariums    3. Coral reef animals    4. Fish & Aquariums    5. Identification    6. Invertebrates    7. Marine Fauna    8. Marine Life    9. Marine invertebrates    10. Nature    11. Nature/Ecology    12. Pets    13. Tropics   


42. Phil Gordon's Little Green Book: Lessons and Teachings in No Limit Texas Hold'em
by Simon Spotlight Entertainment
Hardcover (04 October, 2005)
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3-0 out of 5 stars Better applied for limit
This books stradegy should be used strictly for limit because the stradegies gordon uses will get you in trouble in no limit and save you chips in limit. If your looking to improve your game in no limit holdem, there is many books that will help you. Evan beginners should go a different route. Phil Gordon appears to be a nice human being and all and he writes good literature but thats all it is.

5-0 out of 5 stars An Excellent Distillation.
Having generally gone through Phil Gordons' little book, I wholeheartedly recommend it as a necessary item for anyone's poker library.
5-0 out of 5 stars Great..
Essential reading for the beginner.. interesting for the intermediate - and lots of fun for anyone else.
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Subjects:  1. Card Games    2. Card Games - Poker    3. Games    4. Games / Gamebooks / Crosswords    5. Games/Puzzles    6. General    7. Poker    8. Games / General   


43. Wooden
by McGraw-Hill
Hardcover (01 April, 1997)
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Coach Wooden's remarkable 10 national basketball championships in 12 years at UCLA speak for themselves. In Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars An amazing inspiration
John Wooden is a motivational icon for a reason.While basketball coach at UCLA, he won ten national championships in twelve years.What's more, he did it the "old-fashioned way," by focusing on establishing his team's character.
5-0 out of 5 stars This book changed my life
I didn't know much about John Wooden and his 10 basketball championships.After reading this book, I realized why he won those championships.Wooden reflects on his experience as a coach and also what he learned from his dad.The thoughts presented in this book are timeless.I have read this book more than 10 times and still look forward to read it.Just reading Wooden's philosophy makes me feel better. It changed my outlook towards life.

5-0 out of 5 stars Wisdom & Heart
This brief book is full of wisdom and heart.
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Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Basketball - General    3. Basketball coaches    4. Biography    5. Biography/Autobiography    6. Coaching    7. Coaching (Athletics)    8. Conduct of life    9. General    10. Philosophy    11. Sports & Recreation    12. United States    13. Wooden, John R    14. Biography: sport    15. Fitness training    16. Sports & Recreation / General   


44. New Rules of Lifting: Six Basic Moves for Maximum Muscle
by Avery
Hardcover (29 December, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Great Book for motivation but actually learned something
I bought a copy of Beyond Brawn from McRoberts and was hesitant to buy this book because of the writing style and extreme abbreviated routines promoted. This book recommends excercises I can accomplish and get results.
4-0 out of 5 stars Logical Extension of T-A-P
I've read and enjoyed several of Lou's other books, I like his style of writing and find his work entertaining and informative.This book, to me, is the logical successor to his popular Testosterone Advantage plan.The diet advice and planing is similar but updated, and the exercise plans follow a similar periodization scheme.Fat loss circuit, Hypertrophy, and low reps for strength.While there is a break in routine, I would not recommend this book to some one who has not worked out regularly for at least six months. But for some one looking to move from beginner to intermediate, or an intermediate looking for a change of pace, this would be an outstanding resource.

5-0 out of 5 stars Women please read as well!
I know this book doesn't really address women too much, but it is highly reccomended that we read it.If you are tired of reading books to gain muscle and strength that show the fitness models with 1 and 3lb weights, this is the book to get.
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Subjects:  1. Bodybuilding    2. Bodybuilding & Weight Training    3. Consumer Health    4. Exercise    5. Health & Fitness    6. Health/Fitness    7. Human Exercise Physiology    8. Muscle strength    9. Weight Training    10. Weight lifting    11. Health & Fitness / Exercise    12. Weightlifting   


45. A Well-Paid Slave: Curt Flood's Fight for Free Agency in Professional Sports
by Viking Adult
Hardcover (05 October, 2006)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Best Baseball Book & Best Law Book I've Read In Years
Brad Snyder has done it again. Following on the heels of his much-acclaimed Beyond The Shadow of the Senators, Snyder returns to the pinnacle of his profession with A Well-Paid Slave, a gripping account of Curt Flood's fight for free agency in professional sports. In my opinion, Snyder's latest work is at once the best baseball book and the best law book that I've read in years. It is a gem that shows off Snyder's talents as a writer, researcher, and legal analyst.
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Subjects:  1. African American baseball players    2. Baseball    3. Baseball - History    4. Baseball players    5. Biography    6. Free agents (Sports)    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. United States    10. Sports & Recreation / Baseball / History   


46. Wooden on Leadership
by McGraw-Hill
Hardcover (05 April, 2005)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Recommended Reading
John Wooden shares his great vision and framework for leadership and inspiration. The author proposes and provides the reader with a fantastic guide behind the skills and fundamentals of leadership. The author has been a very successful leader for over half a century. In describing his leadership beliefs and methods, he gives the reader a deeper understanding of values and their importance.From personal experiences, he establishes an easy to read book that I highly recommend.

5-0 out of 5 stars Leadership Personified
To me, the words "Wooden" and "leadership" are synonymous. On and off various basketball courts, first as a player and then as a coach, John Wooden demonstrated talents, skills, and qualities of character seldom found in a single person. He led others by example but also by the force of his convictions. After reading this book, some may conclude that he was "idealistic,' "naive," "corny," "old-fashioned," etc. Not so. In fact, he was a strict disciplinarian with non-negotiablevalues who had zero-toleranceof attitude and behavior he perceived to be selfish, rude, unsportsmanlike, or indolent. He invariably accepted his team's defeat with grace but was saddened - sometimes so angered he exclaimed "Goodness gracious sakes!" -- by anything less than a best-effort, not only by his assistant coachesand players but also (especially) by himself. It should be added that, according to those who know him best (including coaches of opponents' teams), he has always been an exceptionally thoughtful, caring, and decent person.
5-0 out of 5 stars Clearly an Icon, but Not a Cure-All!
John Wooden begins with brief remembrances of his life as a young farm boy (lots of hard work, and a great deal of competitiveness with his older brother), and absorbing key lessons from his father - "Focus on being the best you can become, and don't worry about whether your are better than some else.You have control over the one, the other you don't."This lesson would become part of Wooden's coaching foundation.
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Subjects:  1. Basketball    2. Business & Economics    3. Business / Economics / Finance    4. Business/Economics    5. Leadership    6. Management    7. Motivational    8. Business & Economics / Leadership    9. Management decision making   


47. Total Strength Training for Women
by Thunder Bay Press (CA)
Spiral-bound (June, 2004)
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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic !
This book allowed me to see sport differently than "suffer and pain" ! Thanks to Amazin Lethi, it is easy to feel joy and satisfaction about it ! Buy it ASAP !!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Relief for an older, tired body - Thank YOU!!!
The exercises in Amazin's Total Strength Training for Women has allowed me to rejuvenate my body strength, tone weakened muscles in my arms and legs, and rebuild muscle loss due to my age (64). She has shown me that age is not really a factor when attempting to strengthen muscles - something I had resigned myself to upon reaching seniority. Her anatomical reproductions are excellent and they allowed me to target areas of my body that were weak or painful with equally excellent results. I look forward to her next book on Home Training. Her techniques have inspired me to set up a gym at home and continue to excercise. Thank you, Amazin ... there is an entire world of senior age women who can benefit from your book.

5-0 out of 5 stars Men do it too
Thank you Amazin Lethi for this fantastic oeuvre. Despite being of the opposite gender from the focus of the book I found it wonderfully useful for my own workout.
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Subjects:  1. Consumer Health    2. Exercise    3. Exercise For Women    4. Health & Fitness    5. Health/Fitness    6. Muscle strength    7. Physical fitness for women    8. Weight Training    9. Weight training for women    10. Women's Health - General    11. Sale Books   


48. The Triathlete's Training Bible (2nd Edition)
by VeloPress
Paperback (March, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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2-0 out of 5 stars disappointing for beginner
I had read all the rave reviews so was disappointed by my own experience.I am a new-comer to multisport competition.I found this book to be too much theory and not enough practicality; what was practical was presented in an incohesive way.I could see this being good for the serious triathlete, but for me, I found better use out of Eric Harr's book and on the internet.

5-0 out of 5 stars Like reading a scientific paper
This book went above and beyond everything that I expected. The author gives references for virtually every point that he makes. He is clear about his standpoint when it comes to a lot of issues, such as POSE running, and explains his reasoning.
5-0 out of 5 stars Good for someone wanting to progress
This is the only pure triathlon book I own, so I can't compare, but it answered 95% of the questions I had about how I go about improving from being a bunch finisher. The other 5%, well I suppose the author has to draw the line on detail somewhere. For example, the section on swimming skills is a 3-4 page summary of the total immersion swimming book.
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Subjects:  1. Athletic Training And Conditioning    2. Sports    3. Sports & Recreation    4. Training    5. Triathlon    6. Multidiscipline sports    7. Reference works   


49. How Your Horse Wants You to Ride: Starting Out, Starting Over
by Howell Book House
Hardcover (15 October, 2004)
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Isbn: 0764570994
Sales Rank: 8532
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Basics! Basics! Basics!
I found this book to have quite a different approach to teaching the beginner to ride.The author focus on balance and safety, and not moving the rider forward until a they are proficent in basic skills.
5-0 out of 5 stars Fabulous!
A fabulous, practical book that addresses a common but "secret" problem of so many horse lovers...fear and anxiety.This is especially distressing to adult riders who used to be able to just jump on and GO!Gincy gives concrete and helpful exercises for us to do on and off the horse.She uses great visualization techniques like Sally Swift.It's great to have a book that addresses riding instead of ground training.Thank you Gincy!

5-0 out of 5 stars The Best!
Returning to riding after many years away from horses, I was injured just when I was starting to get my confidence back.This added an element of fear that I hadn't ever had to deal with before.
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Subjects:  1. Equestrian Sports    2. Horsemanship    3. Horses - General    4. Horses - Riding    5. Pets    6. Pets / Horses / Riding    7. Riding & horsemanship   


50. Golf Courses of the World: 365 Days
by Harry N. Abrams
Hardcover (01 June, 2005)
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Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars
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5-0 out of 5 stars Spectacular!
Actually, I am not a golfer.But I purchased this book as a Christmas present for my aunt and uncle who are recreational golfers. And spectacular is the word they both used to describe it.The photographs are beautiful and there is a short description of each place that is photographed.My aunt particularly liked that the descriptions were short.She said it was just enough information about each place.And now, maybe, they are planning to visit some of these places and play a round...

5-0 out of 5 stars Can't Go Wrong
This book was recommended as a Father's Day gift in a magazine and being that my Dad LOVES golf, I thought it was a sure thing.It ended up being way more than that.The book is beautiful!Don't tell anyone but it is way underpriced.It looks like a $50 coffee table book.My mom thought I had paid $80 to $100 for it.My Dad loves it so much that he displayed it on top of tv in the living room. He was giddy to find many courses in the book that he had played.The only downside I could see was that my Dad may find numerous golf courses around the world that he now feels he has to go and play. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Golf    2. Golf - General    3. Golf courses    4. Graphic Arts - General    5. Photography Of Specific Subjects    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Subjects & Themes - General    9. Sporting venues    10. Sports & Recreation / Golf   


51. Lute!: The Seasons of My Life
by Thomas Dunne Books
Hardcover (03 October, 2006)
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Isbn: 0312354339
Sales Rank: 1738
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Subjects:  1. Basketball - General    2. Basketball coaches    3. Biography    4. Biography / Autobiography    5. Olson, Lute    6. Personal Memoirs    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports - Basketball    10. United States    11. Sports & Recreation / Basketball   


52. Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game
by W. W. Norton & Company
Paperback (April, 2004)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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Billy Beane, general manager of MLB's Oakland A's and protagonist of Michael Lewis's Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Fantastic book
This is a perfect example of edutainment at its best.Terrfic fun while simultaneously teaching you a great deal about the key factors that determine a teams win rate.Aside from the style and the analysis this book also does something even more valuable: It highlights a management approach that is truly based on merit, as opposed to how "pretty" an athelete is or how much charisma they have.For people who believe that the USA is as close as any country to being a meritocracy - this book is a shining example of just that.I am truly astonished and dismayed by the negative reviews I have read.I can't wait for Lewis to write his next book.

4-0 out of 5 stars Reveals More About Baseball
Money Ball was a great book. It shows that you don't need money to win in baseball(take that Yankees ;-P) Michael Lewis reavels that the team with the 2nd lowest payroll, the Oakland Athletics, can have so much dominance and success in a game where the best baseball players usually end up with the richest team. Lewis also tells the story of Billy Beane the GM of the Athletics. Billy's bad attitude and foul temper prevented him from making in the MLB. He exerts his attitude as a force over the so-called "experts" when a desicion must be made. Billy constanly goes against what the scouts think a drafts players that nobody has heard of. He shows that there are many aspects of the game that we don't know. All in all, this was an excellant book. My only complaint was that there was a lot of swearing.--- Jesse Hartman

5-0 out of 5 stars This is a great read!
If you are a fan, this is a great read.If you are not a fan, but just interested in the game, it is still a great read.What I find most amusing are the baseball "experts" who poo-poo Billy Bean's approach to fielding and running a baseball team."The proof of the pudding is in the eatin'" and the cognocenti appear to dislike the taste.The Oakland A's have been one of the stellar teams, yet, it appears that success is not what is important.What is important is success based on the recipe that the "experts" write. ... Read more

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53. Race Car Vehicle Dynamics (R146)
by SAE International
Hardcover (August, 1995)
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Sales Rank: 69230
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4-0 out of 5 stars Race Engineers bible
I think i've bought this book a bit too early in my learning curve!
5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent Source of Vehicle Dynamic Information
Milliken lays down the fundamentals and advanced topic of vehicle dynamics as applied to racecars.The text is not for beginning or nontechnical readers in the slightest manner.Milliken points out many subtle and difficult areas to understand, which take hours of studying to fully grasp.For those seriously considering a career in this field or to the extremely interested reader, this text is the source of information.

4-0 out of 5 stars A good reference work
A very informative book on the engineering fundementals, it would be good if a second edition with more mordern race vehicles was in the works. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Automobile Racing    2. Automobiles    3. Automobiles, Racing    4. Dynamics    5. Engineering - Automotive    6. Motor Sports    7. Science/Mathematics    8. Technology & Industrial Arts    9. Automotive technology   


54. Where Golf is Great: The Finest Courses of Scotland and Ireland
by Artisan
Hardcover (30 September, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 5407
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5-0 out of 5 stars Wow!
This isn't the perfect coffee-table-travel-reference book for golf in Scotland and Ireland, but then Tiger Woods isn't the perfect golfer either.If you've golfed in Scotland and Ireland, if you're planning to play in Scotland and Ireland, or if you're only dreaming of playing in Scotland and Ireland, this is absolutely one book that you must have.It's a steal at Amazon's $37.80.You may recognize some of the text, paraphrased a bit, from Finegan's 1996 "Blasted Heaths and Blessed Greens" [Scotland], and "Emerald Fairways and Foam-Flecked Seas" [Ireland], but this large format book is in no way a duplicate.What can I say?The golf course photography by Laurence Lambrecht is spectacular.Finegan's prose sparkles as ever.Any negatives?Sometimes, I think, Finegan goes a little over the top, maybe even a lot over the top.But who cares? ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Golf    2. Golf - General    3. Golf courses    4. Guidebooks    5. Ireland    6. Scotland    7. Sports    8. Sports & Recreation    9. Sports & Recreation / Golf   


55. Tao of Jeet Kune Do
by Ohara Publications
Paperback (July, 1993)
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Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars
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To watch Bruce Lee on film is an amazing experience. Those who have read Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Good fighting concepts book
This book is great in terms of coming up with ideas for techniques and defense strategies.Bruce Lee was studying and practicing with many martial artists from multiple fighting systems.I think this book is written pretty well, and the very important and practical information is elaborated on more extensively.
5-0 out of 5 stars tao of jeet kune do
the product of bruce lee's thoughts while he was blocked in bed for his back problems.
5-0 out of 5 stars excellent
I love the book it has a wealth of enformation, I would recommend it to anyone who is studying Jeet kune do. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Fiction    2. Jeet Kune Do    3. Martial Arts & Self-Defense    4. Sports & Recreation    5. Mind, body, spirit: disciplines & techniques    6. Oriental martial arts   


56. Now I Can Die in Peace: How ESPN's Sports Guy Found Salvation, with a Little Help from Nomar, Pedro, Shawshank, and the 2004 Red Sox
by ESPN Books
Paperback (05 September, 2006)
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Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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1-0 out of 5 stars A "must have" for your preparedness kit
Takes up less space the "rolled" bathroom tissue.

4-0 out of 5 stars The joy is in the footnotes
As a religious reader of Simmons' stuff online, I was sketpical about buying this book. The extensive footnotes, however, which contain added jokes, exponential material and goofy asides made it more than worthwhile. The fun of this collection wasn't so much in reading the articles again, but in learning what the author thought about them as time passed.

5-0 out of 5 stars No need to love baseball to love this book
I was actually reading one of the classics received by my sister and brother-in-law (both teachers) when this book arrived in the mail...needless to say, the classic sat and gathered dust while I tore through the whole book without stopping.If you a sports fan and/or pop culture fan, you will find this book extremely entertaining.Even if you don't know the finer points of baseball, or the gruesome details of the Red Sox's struggles before winning the big one, this book will still keep you riveted and laughing long after your first web search for some of the more obscure movie star and sports star references.No longer a hidden gem, Bill Simmons has made his mark and is becoming a household name, and has drawn in non-sports fans to join his die-hard New England followers.If you are already a big sports fan, then you probably don't need to read this review as you already have the book in your possession... ... Read more

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57. Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top
by Simon & Schuster
Hardcover (01 July, 2006)
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Sales Rank: 5355
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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4-0 out of 5 stars Feeding the Monster Satisfies
In author and Vanity Fair editor, Seth Mnookin's, ode to the Boston Red Sox, Feeding the Monster: How Money, Smarts, and Nerve Took a Team to the Top, you will find much more than you bargained for! Mnookin begins with a brief biography of the Red Sox peppered with League history and unique player backgrounds in Part I: A Century of Boston Baseball. Here we learn more about Tom Yawkey than any newspaper ever revealed since Yawkey bought the Red Sox just before his 30th birthday in 1933, and we find out just exactly what lies behind "The Curse of the Bambino".
5-0 out of 5 stars Good read
I burned through this book, as I do believe it's a great read for true Sox fans. To disagree with a few reviews: 1) I don't think you can get this sort of behind the scense glimpse at the management level info from reading the Globe/Herald. You can't believe 1/2 of what they print. 2) It doesn't focus on the clubhouse/players, as someone pointed out, but that's not the goal.
5-0 out of 5 stars Best Sports Book - Could Not Put It Down!!
I just (last night) got back from Asia and thank God I had this book to read on all my plane rides.It was a GREAT book, and that comes from a Cardinal fan.This was as good if not the best sports book I have ever read.I would say that I am jealous of Seth, but I am not.While I would have loved to follow the team and the inner workings as he did, I could never have retold the story as he did.I could not put the book down.
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Subjects:  1. (2004)    2. Baseball    3. Baseball - History    4. Baseball - Specific Teams    5. Baseball fans    6. Boston    7. Boston Red Sox (Baseball team)    8. History    9. Massachusetts    10. Sports    11. Sports & Recreation    12. World Series (Baseball)    13. Sports & Recreation / Baseball / General   


58. How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization
by Harper Perennial
Paperback (05 July, 2005)
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Isbn: 0060731427
Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars
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The global power of soccer might be a little hard for Americans, living in a country that views the game with the same skepticism used for the metric system and the threat of killer bees, to grasp fully. But in Europe, South America, and elsewhere, soccer is not merely a pastime but often an expression of the social, economic, political, and racial composition of the communities that host both the teams and their throngs of enthusiastic fans. New Republic editor Franklin Foer, a lifelong devotee of soccer dating from his own inept youth playing days to an adulthood of obsessive fandom, examines soccer's role in various cultures as a means of examining the reach of globalization. Foer's approach is long on soccer reportage, providing extensive history and fascinating interviews on the Rangers-Celtic rivalry and the inner workings of AC Milan, and light on direct discussion of issues like world trade and the exportation of Western culture. But by creating such a compelling narrative of soccer around the planet, Foer draws the reader into these sport-mad societies, and subtly provides the explanations he promises in chapters with titles like "How Soccer Explains the New Oligarchs", "How Soccer Explains Islam's Hope", and "How Soccer Explains the Sentimental Hooligan." Foer's own passion for the game gives his book an infectious energy but still pales in comparison to the religious fervor of his subjects. His portraits of legendary hooligans in Serbia and Britain, in particular, make the most die-hard roughneck New York Yankees fan look like a choirboy in comparison. Beyond the thugs, Foer also profiles Nigerian players living in the Ukraine, Iranian women struggling against strict edicts to attend matches, and the parallel worlds of Brazilian soccer and politics from which Pele emerged and returned. Foer posits that globalization has eliminated neither local cultural identities nor violent hatred among fans of rival teams, and it has not washed out local businesses in a sea of corporate wealth nor has it quelled rampant local corruption. Readers with an interest in international economics are sure to like Read more

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1-0 out of 5 stars Please stay out of the field...!!!
This book is a bigotry masqueraded behind the veil of a "scholarly work." Every rule of rigorous work has been violated in this piece of work building on the darkest but forever smallest side of "soccer." Wasting this great opportunity to reveal the multi-dimensional power of the game the author invests his bitterness against the sport page-after-page. A sweet revenge for "soccer" rejecting him in his early age? Well... my advise to the author... keep on running away from the ball sir... and please stay away from it!!! You are RUINING THE GAME!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars Insightful
This is a very insightful book. I have been a big soccer fan all my life and went to hundreds of games when I still lived in Europe, but this book contains many facts I had never heard of. Some chapters are better and more fascinating than others and the link of soccer to globalization seems to be artificial at times. I found the thoughts on soccer in the U.S. (last chapter) especially interesting.
4-0 out of 5 stars Perhaps the appeal of soccer is that, for the moment, it exists in the happy realm between intelligence and pure fandom
Franklin Foer is a staff writer at the New Republic and his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, and many others...In his book, How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization: Soccer has become a favorite pastime of the American intellectual. What brought soccer to the smart set? Well, one could simply argue that soccer's time had come. But while much of soccer-love may come from nostalgia, a bit of it feels like it is self-styled. It's fair to assume that a great many of the new wave of soccer fans came to the sport in their teens and 20s--the lack of satellite TV and the Internet making the international game difficult to follow until then. Unlike those who had baseball thrust upon them since birth and never paused to adequately consider the implications, soccer fans were liable to ask themselves, What would being a soccer fan say about me? Well, it would say a lot of things, many of them flattering. Taking an interest in soccer indicates a certain cosmopolitanism; the game is an international one. A rooting interest in a British club like Arsenal might indicate Anglophilia, which never hurts in polite society. Soccer-love also says--and this is perhaps most important--that you reject the overweening hype and made-for-TV packaging that surrounds American sports for something that, in theory, approaches a purer experience. "If you're an intellectual, the kitsch that shrouds, say, football is almost intolerable," says Franklin Foer. "If you look at a European soccer crowd, all the shouting is coming organically from the crowd itself--that's so much more appealing." Soccer, largely divorced from shrieking announcers and Jumbotrons, feels more like an artistic endeavor than a television show. In a weak moment, the soccer intellectual might even admit that the sport's stars are aspirational male role models. Most soccer players are not human grotesqueries like NFL stars or attenuated beanpoles like NBA players. They're possessed of attainable physiques, strong and compact--the kind that might impress intellectuals and the women who love them. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. General    2. Globalization    3. Popular Culture - General    4. Soccer    5. Sociology Of Sports    6. Sports    7. Sports & Recreation    8. Sports & Recreation / General   


59. 101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider
by Storey Publishing, LLC
Plastic Comb (18 November, 2002)
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4-0 out of 5 stars Great Jumping book for beginners
This book creates a great foundation to train yourself and your horse to excell in jumping no matter what your intentions may be. I personally would recomend this book for all ages and engligh riders even the one's with no intention on jumping.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Great Book To Keep In Your Tack Room!
I have started to do some of these exercises with my Appaloosa gelding. He is ten, but has gone western the two years he has been trained and is very ignorant of english riding skills.
5-0 out of 5 stars 101 Jumping Exercises for Horse & Rider
I bought the book originally to add some variety to my training sessions and to obtain ideas on different exercises.Now both my trainer and I do not jump without the book close by.The different grid exercises have added so much to our workouts!Not only has it helped our horses become more confident it has helped our equitation tremendously.I would highly recommend this book for both beginers and the more experienced rider! ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Equestrian    2. Horsemanship    3. Horses    4. Horses - Riding    5. Horses - Showing/Training    6. Jumping (Horsemanship)    7. Pets    8. Show jumping    9. Training    10. Horses & ponies    11. Pets / Horses / Riding    12. Riding & horsemanship    13. SPORTS & RECREATION / Equestrian   


60. Leading with the Heart: Coach K's Successful Strategies for Basketball, Business, and Life
by Warner Business Books
Paperback (01 March, 2001)
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Isbn: 0446676780
Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars
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In some respects, a top-level college coach is a lot like a manager in any business. He has to turn a group of talented individuals into a smoothly running team, and he has to produce results that please the fans of his team--the shareholders of the athletic program. Thus, in Read more

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5-0 out of 5 stars Spirit First; Success Follows: Winning the most and best through playing for the team and not strictly for the win!
"Leading with the Heart: Coach K`s Successful Strategies for Baseketball, Business, and Life by Mike Krzyzewski (Coach K) and Donald T. Phillips provides provocative, real-life anecdotes that capture the meaning of the spirit of winning for the team.Coach K shows that through the spirit of playing FOR the team - and not strictly for the win -- and with the spirit of those who can be considered "the HEARTS of the TEAM," possibilities become boundless.It's not the win that defines success.It's the spirit first, through which the success follows.Sometimes the team stumbles and sometimes the team loses.Every team and every human being goes through these trials and tribulations.What defines the spirit of success, as taught to me by Kirby Thibeault, author of a book of inspirational poetry titled Wealth, and reflected in the teachings of Coach K, is the ability to overcome psychological obstacles, to see and strive for the most positive possibilities, to never give up, to look outside the "box," to look within, and to discover the true meaning of winning.Kirby Thibeault, author of Wealth, expresses a similar perspective in his forward titled "Wealth" when he writes "It's realization is like that of the discovery of the divine.All that was unknown and limiting becomes clear and liberating.What was once feared becomes friendly.... It's an awakening of the spirit."Coach K delivers tips that help define the winning attitude in teams, in leadership roles, in success, in defeat, in life, and in considerations of humanity and love."Susanne Cardwell, owner/operator of Advert Marketing Solutions and avid supporter of the spiritual views of Kirby Thibeault, author of book Wealth.

5-0 out of 5 stars A great story
This book is written by one of the best guys ever in college basketball "Mike Krzyzewski" he has been the face of Duke basketball for many years.Throughout this book he talks about his life and how he became who he is.He talks about how he builds mentally strong kids and how he has trust in everything they do.If you play sports or coach a sport this book would be great for you.I play soccer personally and this book relates to what I am told every day by my coaches.You need to play as a team and if you do you will win.
5-0 out of 5 stars a great book to read through the summer
Leading With The Heart is one of the best books I have ever read.Mike Krzyzewski does a wonderful job talking about the important things in life.Such things include leadership and the importance of family.Krzyzewski set up the book in a fun way that makes it easy to read.He starts with the preseason, goes to the regular season, then postseason, and finally all-season.His use of basketball terms is like a metaphor for life.He also gives an outline before the chapter so you know what you will learn, and then gives a short summary at the end of each chapter to show you what you did learn.The book mostly talks about leading a team, whether it is in basketball or in the real world.The awesome thing about it though, is that he puts so much more into it than just how to lead.He dedicates his heart into this book, and every other emotion to truly make it a masterpiece.This book is defiantly worth reading. My reactions to this novel are tremendous.Krzyzewski has really taught me something, and I have never met him in my life.You will truly get something out of this book, even if you read just a paragraph from it.It really gives you determination to lead in what ever you do.Krzyzewski is one of the highest, most respected coaches in the history of the sports world, and you certainly will know it by reading this book.Krzyzewski really puts things into perspective, and he makes it so easy to understand.If you are interested in being a leader, or just want to get a lesson on life, or a life lesson, then you should really pick up this book and read it.I guarantee it will impact you in some way. ... Read more

Subjects:  1. Basketball - College    2. Business / Economics / Finance    3. Business Life - Inspirational    4. Leadership    5. Personal Growth - Success    6. Self-Help    7. Self-Help / Success   


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