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xvii, 332 pages ; 25 cm
  • Alpha lions : identifying the world's greatest teams
  • Captain theory : the importance of "glue guys"
  • Talent, money, and culture : alternative explanations
  • Do coaches matter? : the Vince Lombardi effect
  • They just keep coming : doggedness and its ancillary benefits
  • Intelligent fouls : playing to the edge of the rules
  • Carrying water : the hidden art of leading from the back
  • Boxing ears and wiping noses : practical communication
  • Calculated acts : the power of nonverbal displays
  • Uncomfortable truths : the courage to stand apart
  • The kill switch : regulating emotion
  • False idols : flawed captains and why we love them
  • The captaincy in winter : leadership's decline, and how to revive it.
The secret to winning is not what you think it is. It's not the coach. It's not the star. It's not money. It's not a strategy. It's something else entirely. Several years ago, Sam Walker set out to answer one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams of all time? He devised a formula, then applied it to thousands of teams from leagues all over the world, from the NBA to the English Premier League to Olympic field hockey. When he was done, he had a list of the sixteen most dominant teams in history. At that point, he became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these freak teams have in common? As Walker dug into their stories, a pattern emerged: Each team had the same type of captain -- a singular leader with an unconventional skill set who drove it to achieve sustained, historic greatness. Fueled by a lifetime of sports spectating, twenty years of reporting, and a decade of painstaking research, The Captain Class tells the surprising story of what makes teams exceptional. Drawing on original interviews with athletes from two dozen countries, as well as general managers, coaches, executives, and others skilled at building teams, Walker identifies the seven core qualities of this Captain Class -- from extreme doggedness and emotional control to a knack for nonverbal communication to tactical aggression and the courage to stand apart. Told through accounts of some of the most pressure-soaked moments in sports history -- from Bill Russell's legendary "Coleman Play" in the 1957 NBA Finals to Barcelona's "Figo Game" against Real Madrid in 2000.
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xiv, 206 pages ; 24 cm.
  • Introduction to the book: @SochiProblems
  • Understanding the International Olympic Committee as a global governance actor
  • Structural legitimacy : the International Olympic Committee, the Olympic Games and the problem of many hands
  • Substantive legitimacy : 'new' Olympic hosts and the worst outcomes of the Olympic Games
  • Procedural legitimacy : the Olympic Games host selection process
  • Whose games are they anyway? : accountability through a principal-agent framework
  • Learning from the World Bank : towards an accountability forum for the Olympic Games
  • Towards a more accountable Olympic movement.
The Olympic Games is unquestionably the largest and most important sporting event in the world. Yet who exactly is accountable for its successes and failures? This book examines the legitimacy and accountability of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). This non-governmental organisation wields extraordinary power, but there is no democratic basis for its authority. This study questions the supremacy of the IOC, arguing that there is a significant accountability deficit. Investigating the conduct of the IOC from an international legal perspective, the book moves beyond a critique of the IOC to explore potential avenues for reform, means of improving democratic procedures and increasing accountability. If the Olympics are to continue to be our most celebrated sporting event, those who organise them must be answerable to the citizens that they can potentially harm as well as benefit. Full of original insights into the inner workings of the IOC, this book is essential reading for all those interested in the Olympics, sport policy, sport management, sport mega-events, and the law.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781138676398 20170321
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354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Local Draft Board No. 47
  • Those Viet Congs
  • Foreign affairs
  • The FBI
  • Judge Grauman
  • 1-A
  • Ernie
  • Civil rights
  • No
  • Married
  • Colleges
  • Stirrings
  • Media
  • Buck White
  • New York
  • Return to the ring
  • Joe Frazier
  • Supreme Court
  • Epilogue.
"An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military--and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired--but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name--Cassius Clay--as being his 'slave name, ' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book"-- Provided by publisher.
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239 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Why, when & where
  • Tools & techniques
  • Sample gear kits.
Whether you're a first-time backpacker, an occasional weekend warrior, or a seasoned long-distance trekker, this guide is a must for any backpacking, hiking, or camping trip. Supreme long-distance hiker Andrew Skurka--accomplished adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer--shares his knowledge in this essential guide to backpacking gear and skills. Skurka recounts what he's learned from more than 30,000 miles of long-distance hikes, including the Appalachian, Pacific Crest, and Continental Divide Trails, and the 4,700-mile Alaska-Yukon Expedition.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781426217845 20170621
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16 pages : illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
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viii, 258 pages ; 24 cm
  • Pt. I. Background. Historical and legal foundations
  • The business
  • Consolidation : an evolving industry. Pt. II. Problems. The basics : competition for clients
  • Unscrupulous and criminal : the problem agents
  • Conflicts of Interest
  • Ethics : attorney versus nonattorney agents
  • Agent wars
  • The last amateurs on earth : amateurism and opportunity. Pt. III. Solutions. Knights of Columbus rules? Private sports agent regulations
  • The laws
  • A uniform approach : the uniform athlete agents act. Pt. IV. The international realm. Agents in a globalizing sports world.
"Successful sports agents are comfortable with high finance and intense competition for the right to represent talented players, and the most respected agents are those who can deal with the pressures of high-stakes negotiations in an honest fashion. But whereas rules and penalties govern the playing field, there are far fewer restrictions on agents. In The Business of Sports Agents, Kenneth L. Shropshire and Timothy Davis, experts in the fields of sports business and law, examine the history of the sports agent business and the rules and laws developed to regulate the profession. They also consider recommendations for reform, including uniform laws that would apply to all agents, redefining amateurism in college sports, and stiffening requirements for licensing agents." --- Book jacket.
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7. California hiking [2016]

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810 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
  • Introduction
  • Author's note
  • Best hikes
  • Hiking tips
  • Redwood Empire
  • Shasta and Trinity
  • Lassen and Modoc
  • Mendocino and Wine Country
  • Sacramento and Gold Country
  • Tahoe and Northern Sierra
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Monterey and Big Sur
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon
  • Santa Barbara and vicinity
  • Los Angeles and vicinity
  • San Diego and Vicinity
  • California deserts
  • Resources.
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240 pages : color illustrations, map ; 24 cm + 1 folded sheet.
  • Getting organized
  • Camp setup & basic skills
  • The best camp food ever
  • Exploring the great outdoors
  • Fun in camp.
Plan your next adventure with this complete guide to exploring nature, campfire cooking, and sleeping under the stars.The experts at Sunset draw on more than a century of outdoor experience to create a guide that leaves no stone unturned. Easy to navigate and chock full of clear how-to's, handy checklists, lush photographs, and a nifty pull-out glow-in-the-dark constellation map, Camp Sunset offers something for everyone.You'll find essential advice on choosing the right gear, setting up camp, and dealing with local critters, alongside Sunset's best tips for an unforgettable trip. Learn to whip up a flawless camp stove meal, mix a cocktail to match, and stargaze like a pro. Discover hands-on activities for campers of all ages, plus special features on photographing nature, foraging, and telling campfire stories. Upgrade your outdoor skills with Sunset's proven strategies, then stash this book in your bag, and get ready to explore!Useful on the trail and inspiring in the off-season, Camp Sunset is the ultimate handbook for having more fun outdoors.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780848747084 20170621
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xiv, 369 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
  • Introduction
  • How to use this guide
  • Map of California tour regions
  • Map legend
  • Key to abbreviations
  • North Coast
  • Shasta Cascade
  • Central Valley
  • Gold country
  • The Sierra Nevada
  • Mammoth Lakes Basin.
With its diverse landscape, mild climate, and magnificent scenery, California is truly the Golden State for outdoor enthusiasts. Camping Northern California will guide you to the ideal spot to pitch your tent or park your RV while enjoying the myriad recreational opportunities the northern half of the stare has to offer. Featured here are hundreds of campgrounds accessible by car and managed by public agencies--everything from primitive sites for tents and self-contained RV's to plush resorts with spas, pools tennis courts, and even golf courses. Whether you're headed for the redwood forests, the High Sierra, or the San Francisco Bay area, let this book guide you to the perfect homes away from home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493000005 20170621
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ix, 308 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm.
  • The valley floor
  • The south rim of Yosemite Valley
  • The north rim of Yosemite Valley
  • The High Sierra camps
  • The southern park
  • South of Tuolumne Meadows
  • North of Tuolumne Meadows
  • Hetch Hetchy
  • The North Boundary country
  • Two famous trails.
Lace up your boots and sample sixty-one of the finest trails Yosemite National Park has to offer. Fully updated and revised, and including color maps and photos throughout, Hiking Yosemite National Park features everything from short strolls and day hikes to multiday backcountry treks, every one of which will treat you to some of the world's most stunning scenery and allow you to get the most out of this remarkably diverse natural wonderland.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781493017720 20161003
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Book
24 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 28 cm.
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640 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm.
  • Redwood Empire
  • Shasta and Trinity
  • Lassen and Modoc
  • Mendocino and Wine Country
  • Sacramento and Gold Country
  • Tahoe and northern Sierra
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Monterey and Big Sur
  • San Joaquin Valley
  • Yosemite and Mammoth Lakes
  • Sequoia and Kings Canyon.
"Seasoned outdoors authors Tom Stienstra and Ann Marie Brown know the best hiking trails in Northern California. This brand-new guidebook leads beginner and expert hikers alike to the best trails the northern part of the state has to offer. Complete with detailed regional maps, hiking tips, difficulty and quality ratings for each hike, Moon Northern California Hiking provides hikers with all the necessary tools to head outdoors."-- Provided by publisher.
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x, 420 pages, 32 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: I am the true vine
  • Sit down and shut up
  • White peoples is hateful
  • And still the cry against us continues
  • Your momma is dead
  • Some serious secrets
  • A paying proposition
  • He who hustleth while he waiteth
  • Comma, colored
  • The prodigal sons
  • Not one single, solitary, red penny
  • Adultery's siamese twin
  • Housekeeping!
  • Practically imbeciles
  • Very good old colored woman
  • Wilbur and John
  • God is good to me
  • Epilogue: markers.
A true story of two albino African-American brothers who were kidnapped and displayed as circus freaks, and whose mother endured a decades-long struggle to find them and to get justice for her family. The year was 1899, and the old people told the story: the place, a sweltering tobacco community in the Jim Crow South called Truevine, where everyone they knew was either a former slave or a child or grandchild of slaves. Though the narrative of George and Willie Muse has been passed down for over a century, no writer has ever gotten this close to the beating heart of their story and its mysteries: Were they really kidnapped and put into servitude by the circus? How did their mother, a black maid toiling under the harsh restrictions of segregation, bring them home? And why, after getting there, would they ever want to go back? At the height of their fame, the Muse brothers performed for British royalty and headlined more than a dozen sold-out shows at New York's Madison Square Garden. They were fine musicians and global superstars in a pre-broadcast era. But the very root of their success hinged on the color of their skin and on the outrageous caricatures they were forced to assume: cannibals, sheep-headed freaks, even 'Ambassadors from Mars." Beth Macy is a master chronicler of life in the South, and her exclusive interviews and sources make for a riveting American story about race, greed, and a mother's love. These were two little boys born in a brutal time, sharecropping a field in the segregated South, stolen away by a white man offering candy, and set on a path of events that would forever change their lives--and their family's destiny-- Adapted from dust jacket.
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xii, 401 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Prologue: Under the stars
  • Help me, Henry
  • Exploring the Sewards with Zippy
  • Camping the crazy away
  • Hero of camping : George Washington Sears
  • Acts of transmission
  • Clash of the neckerchiefs
  • Hero of camping : the S'more
  • Wild Victorian ladies
  • Gator girls
  • Nine Mile Pond
  • The odd couple
  • Hero of camping : Estwick Evans
  • Night at Badger Spring
  • How's the road?
  • The haunted duffel bag
  • Hero of camping : Edward Abbey
  • The Immaculator
  • Kovu's brother
  • Hell on wheels
  • Epilogue: A dose of enchantment.
"From the Sierras to the Adirondacks and the Everglades, from remote wildernesses to public campgrounds and RV meccas, Dan White travels across America, searching through its history and landscapes to tell the story of how camping took hold of the national imagination and evolved alongside a changing country. Whether he has sought out the quietest place in the continental United States, gone on safari in California, or joined a girls-only adventure for urban teens, Dan White's wide-ranging enthusiasm and openness, his humor and insight reveals a vast and varied population of nature seekers, a nation still in love with its wild places"-- Provided by publisher.
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208 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
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ix, 97 pages : maps, illustrations ; 18 cm.
  • Yosemite valley. East valley floor ; West valley floor ; Happy isles to Vernal fall view ; Mirror lake ; Lower Yosemite fall ; Bridalveil fall
  • Wawona area. Mariposa grove ; Wawona meadow ; Chilnualna fall
  • Glacier point road. Glacier point ; Illilouette fall ; Sentinel dome ; Taft point and the fissures ; McGurk meadow
  • Tioga road. Tuolumne grove ; May lake ; Tenaya lake ; Lukens lake
  • Tuolumne meadows. Dog lake ; Lembert dome ; Pothole dome ; Soda springs and Parsons lodge ; Lyell fork
  • Hetch hetchy. Wapama falls.
Best Easy Day Hikes Yosemite National Park is a perfect guidebook for those who want to sample the best of Yosemite within an easy day's walk, from the world-famous domes and waterfalls of Yosemite Valley to the more remote, less well known, but equally spectacular corners of the park. From a short stroll to an extended ramble, this book is for hikers of almost every ability, age, and interest. This guidebook will tell you when to go, where to hike, and where to find the best photos, flowers, and wildlife watching.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780762796861 20161010
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xix, 249 pages ; 24 cm
  • Preface: A real university
  • The gilded age Of college football
  • The unlikely charity known as college football
  • Return on investment : The art of paying a coach $23 million not to coach
  • Walking with Mr. Baldwin : in the land Of accidental students
  • Why the South lost the war but wins at football
  • How women's rowing saved college football : working the bar scene For recruits
  • To have and have not : how college presidents fumbled reform
  • Epilogue: The death star.
Examines the economics and culture surrounding college football, discussing how in the last decade football programs have overtaken universities, creating entertainment factories where sports are more important than education.
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xxi, 280 pages ; 24 cm
  • Paper-class central
  • A fraud in full
  • The making of a cover-up
  • Lost opportunities
  • The university doubles down
  • On a collision course
  • "No one ever asked me to write anything before"
  • Tricks of the trade
  • Echoes across the land
  • Conclusion: Looking to the future
  • Epilogue.
Home of the legendary Tar Heels basketball team, the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill enjoys a sporting brand known the world over. The alma mater of Michael Jordan and Mia Hamm, winner of forty national championships in six different sports, and a partner in what Sporting News calls "the best rivalry in sports, " UNC-Chapel Hill is a colossus of college athletics. Now, it has become ground zero in the debate on how the $16 billion college sports industry operates--an industry that coexists uneasily within a university system professly dedicated to education and research. Written by notorious UNC athletics department whistleblower, Mary Willingham, and her close faculty ally, Jay Smith, Cheated: The UNC Scandal, the Education of Athletes, and the Future of Big-Time College Sports exposes the fraudulent inner workings that for decades have allowed barely literate basketball and football players to take fake courses, earning fake degrees from one of the nation's top universities while faculty and administrators looked the other way. In unobscured detail, Cheated recounts the academic fraud in UNC's athletic department, even as university leaders attempted to sweep the matter under the rug in order to keep the billion-dollar college sports revenue machine functioning, and it makes an impassioned argument that the "student-athletes" in these programs are being cheated of what, after all, has been promised them from the start--a college education.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9781612347288 20160618
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xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm
  • Introduction: The ethics of sports
  • Theories of sport : frameworks for evaluation
  • Ethics in competition : cheating, good sports and tainted victories
  • Drugs, genes, and enhancing performance in sport
  • Gender equity in sport : what does justice require?
  • Sports on campus : intercollegiate sports and their critics
  • The commercialization of sport : marketing and corruption in competitive athletics
  • Sport, moral education, and social responsibility.
Addressing both collegiate and professional sports, the updated edition of Fair Play: The Ethics of Sport explores the ethical presuppositions of competitive athletics and their connection both to ethical theory and to concrete moral dilemmas that arise in actual athletic competition. This fourth edition has been updated with new examples, including a discussion of Spygate by the New England Patriots and recent discoveries on the use of performance enhancing drugs by top athletes. Two additional authors, Cesar R. Torres and Peter F. Hager, bring to this edition a discussion of the moral issues involved in youth sports and the ethics of being a fan, as well as a fresh perspective on the theories of broad internalism and the quest for excellence. Furthermore, major criticisms of broad internalism by philosophers William J. Morgan and Scott Kretchmar add a new dimension to the discussion on the moral foundations of winning.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813349206 20160618
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viii, 648 pages, [8] pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
  • Changing of the guard (1992-1994). In Bud we trust ; A whole new world ; Inextricably linked ; Resurrection ; System failure ; For the good of the game ; Everything to lose ; Fehr strikes
  • Art of the deal (1994-1996). Endgame ; Fehr's day in court ; Back to work ; New foundations ; True lies ; Dynasty ; Deal!
  • Secret of success (1997-2000). Setting up shop ; Almost perfect ; Secrets ; Question of balance ; Ring for Roger ; Hope and faith ; Dollars and no sense
  • Power play (2001--2003). Miller time ; More than a game ; Bud's bluff ; Trouble ahead ; New deals ; Renovations ; Tipping point ; Looking for answers ; Testing positive
  • Revisionist history (2004-2007). Government intervention ; Curses ; Selig's choice ; Transfer of power ; Calling Mr. Mitchell ; Last stand ; A change in plans ; Mitchell gets his man ; Questions and answers
  • Legacy (2008-2010). The more things change ; Moving on ; Road to Cooperstown.
In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: canceling a World Series for the first time in history. The owners are at war, their decades-long battle with the players has turned America against both sides, and the players' growing addiction to steroids will threaten the game's very foundation. It is a crucial moment in the game's history that catalyzes a struggle for power by three strong-willed men: Commissioner Bud Selig, Yankees owner George Steinbrenner, and union leader Don Fehr. It's their uneasy alliance at the end of decades of struggle that pulls the game back from the brink and turns it into a money-making powerhouse that enriches them all. This is the real story of baseball, played out against a tableau of stunning athletic feats, high-stakes public battles, and backroom political deals-- with a supporting cast that includes Barry Bonds and Mark McGwire, Joe Torre and Derek Jeter, George Bush and George Mitchell, and many more. Drawing from hundreds of extensive, exclusive interviews, this is a rigorously reported, definitive account of how an enormous struggle for power turned disaster into baseball's Golden Age. -- From publisher description.
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