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Sports from the 2011 Winter Newsletter

<img src=" align=right hspace=5 />These recommendations from our staff were published in our <a href="">2011 Winter Newsletter</a>.

Juan Marichal by Juan Marichal & Lew Friedman

In Juan Marichal, Marichal tells the story of his rise from living on a rural farm as a young boy in the Dominican Republic to becoming one of the great pitchers of all time. Marichal was a trailblazer for Latin American ballplayers in the major leagues, and here he shares for the first time his life experiences, stories from his Hall of Fame career, and views on the game today. The greatest pitcher in San Francisco Giants’ history never won a Cy Young award or a World Series, but his unique, high-kick pitching style was imitated by kids from New York to San Francisco to Santo Domingo, and it is immortalized in a bronze statue outside of the Giants’ ballpark.

Juan Marichal: My Journey from the Dominican Republic to Cooperstown Cover Image
By Lew Freedman (As told by), Juan Marichal
ISBN: 9780760340592
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: MVP Books - October 7th, 2011

On Bicycles edited by Amy Walker

The burgeoning bike cultures of Portland, New York City, San Francisco, and other cities aren’t a wave of passing trends—they are the emerging reality of daily life and transport for urban citizens in the United States. This essential bicycling anthology features a critical mass of bike writers and bicycling advocates writing from all fronts of bike culture.

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On Bicycles: 50 Ways the New Bike Culture Can Change Your Life Cover Image
By Amy Walker (Editor)
ISBN: 9781608680221
Availability: Hard to Find - Contact Store for Availability
Published: New World Library - September 20th, 2011

Those Guys Have All the Fun by James Andrew Miller & Tom Shales

Ever wonder what it’s like behind the scenes at ESPN? Here’s your chance to find out! This is the first-ever account of how a father and son came up with the idea for one of the most recognized brands in sports. It is both a great business story, chronicling the painstaking effort that went into ESPN’s creation and rise, and a great sports book. Funny and infinitely readable.

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Those Guys Have All the Fun: Inside the World of ESPN Cover Image
ISBN: 9780316043014
Availability: Available from Warehouse - Usually Delivers in 3-14 Days
Published: Back Bay Books - December 1st, 2011

Ghost Wave by Chris Dixon

Home of the biggest rideable wave on the face of the earth, the fabled Cortes Bank rises from the depths of the North Pacific and is the most enigmatic and dangerous rock in the sea. “Ghost Wave takes us to a place of almost mythic power and tells a story that unfolds like a long ride on a killer wave. I can't imagine doing what those surfers are doing out there on Cortes Bank—and I can’t imagine a finer book about them. This is a beautifully researched and compellingly written book. I read it straight through from the first page.” —Sebastian Junger, author of The Perfect Storm

Ghost Wave: The Discovery of Cortes Bank and the Biggest Wave on Earth Cover Image
ISBN: 9780811876285
Availability: Hard to Find
Published: Chronicle Books - October 12th, 2011

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