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Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
Dickinson, Matt
8.74 USD
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The Greatest First Basemen of all Time, Honig, Donald
The Greatest First Basemen of all Time
Honig, Donald
8.28 USD
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My Wide World
McKay, Jim
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Many Autumns Ago: the Frank Leahy Era At Boston College and Notre Dame, Bynum, Mike (edited by)
1 Bynum, Mike (edited by) Many Autumns Ago: the Frank Leahy Era At Boston College and Notre Dame
0945718012 / 9780945718017; SIGNED - It all began a long time ago during the late 1930s, 1940s and 1950s when Frank Leahy and his winning Boston College and Notre Dame teams took the college football world by storm and, in the process, captured the hearts and emotions of an entire nation. "To him, " a sportswriter once said of Knute Rockne's greatest student, "there was only one way to play football - the Frank Leahy way. His system was simple - they won. " This book is the inspiring story of Frank Leahy, his great teams and their memorable era. It is filled with warm memories and thrilling glories, a story which we will all want to stand up and cheer for. Includes appendix of Leahy's record and photos. Jacket is lightly scuffed; in protective cover.; Octavo (standard book size); 247 pages
October Football Corp
Birmingham, Alabama, U. S. A., 1988, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
003150; 
Price: 23.00 USD
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2 Dave Condon; Veeck, Bill (Foreword by) The Go Go Chicago White Sox
SIGNED - A book from the short-lived Coward-McCann Sports Library. This is the complete story of the Chicago White Sox, who after forty years of "penance and frustration" made 1959 a red-letter year by unseating the mighty New York Yankees and winning the American League pennant. The pen of a top-flight sports writer and a big selection of action pictures tell all about it, including: highlights of the 1959 season; intimate glimpses of the players, their families and the front office "brass; " an exciting behind-the-scenes account of the battle for team control that finally ended with the arrival of "Sport Shirt" Bill Veeck, and lots more. Very well illustrated in green cloth boards with light wear at the corners and spine ends. The jacket has chips at the corners and spine ends and some pen scribbles on the white inside at the back (doesn't show through) ; in a protective cover. Appendix includes World Series stats from 1906 and all-time White Sox roster. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall; Signed by Author(s)
Coward-Mccann
New York, NY, 1960, First Edition
Hardcover
Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

Illustrated by Illustrated; Signed by Author
003912; 
Price: 62.56 USD
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3 Dickinson, Matt Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak
0060188065 / 9780060188061; NEW - Everest brings the mountain to life through removable historic maps and artifacts. From the evolution of the Himalayas millions of years ago to the wildlife that inhabits the region today, from the people who live in its shadow to the ones who dream of standing on its summit, this book conveys the triumphs and tragedies of Everest in a unique format that no other book can match. Read the diary of Maurice Wilson, who recorded his final words as he gradually descended into madness at 6, 400 meters and died on Everest's slopes. Chart a route on an early map of Everest, as surveyed by the first reconnaissance in 1921. Well illustrated, some in color. The book is still in the publishers plastic. Originally sold at $29.95. US. ; 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall
Harper Resource
New York, New York, U. S. A., 2002, 
Hardcover
New with no dust jacket


002118; 
Price: 8.74 USD
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The Greatest First Basemen of all Time, Honig, Donald
4 Honig, Donald The Greatest First Basemen of all Time
051756842X / 9780517568422; This book details those athletic first basemen who are in every play. Nineteen players who have dominated that power-hitting position are detailed in this interesting book. An illustrated volume, Honig profiles each player with a biography, a picture portfolio, and lifetime statistics. Some of the greats include Frank Chance, Hal Chase, Stuffy McInnis, Jim Bottomley, Lou Gehrig, Gil Hodges, Steve Garvey, Eddie Murray, Don Mattingly and so forth. There is a section of "They Also Ran" that includes players that could have been included; you may feel they should have over other players! The binding is tan and blue, with a red dot at the top of the pages (remainder) . The jacket has some scuffing. 148 pages including an index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
Crown Publishers, Inc.
New York, New York, U. S. A., 1988, First Edition
Hardcover
Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
001420; 
Price: 8.28 USD
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Rome 1960 the Olympics That Changed the World, Maraniss, David
5 Maraniss, David Rome 1960 the Olympics That Changed the World
David Maraniss draws compelling portraits of the athletes competing in Rome, including some of the most honored in Olympic history; decathlete Rafer Johnson, sprinter Wilma Rudolph, Ethiopian marathoner Abebe Bikila, and Louisville boxer Cassius Clay, who at eighteen seized the world stage for the first time, four years before he becam Muhammad Ali. There was a deeper meaning to those late-summer days at the dawn of the sixties. Rome saw the first doping scandal, the first commercially televised Summer Games, the first athlete paid for wearing a certain brand of shoes. Old-boy notions of Olympic amateurism were crumbling. In the heat of the cold war, the city teemed with spies and rumors of defection. Fourteen nations were in the process of being born and there was increasing pressure to provide equal rights for blacks and women as they emerged from generations of discrimination. Revealed here is the rich palate of character, competition, and meaning that gave Rome 1960 its singular essence. The dust jacket is translucent. Includes an appendix, notes, and index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Charles Scribner's Sons
New York, NY, 2008, First Edition
Hardcover
New in New dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
004075; 
Price: 13.80 USD
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6 McKay, Jim My Wide World
Jim McKay was a sports announcer for ABC's My Wide World of Sports. He covered 35 countries and 45 states, and over 100 different sports. This book focuses on 1972. He includes the Olympics held in Oregon, the Indy 500m the U. S. And British Open golf championships, the fall of Jim Ryun and all of the heart-stopping action at the Olympics. That was the year eleven Israeli athletes were held as hostages and killed by Arab terrorists. Price is not clipped. Includes sixteen pages of photographs. 272 pages including index. This book is cloth bound; the inside front and back are missing tiny bits of paper that glue over the cloth but not enough to show the edge of the cloth. The jacket has one 1/2" tear on the back top, and two staple marks on the top front. No marks or tears noted otherwise. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
MacMillan Publishing
New York, 1973, First Edition
Hardcover
Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket


000079; 
Price: 5.01 USD
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7 Miletich, Leo N. Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival
089096615X / 9780890966150; This book is your ringside seat to the wildest, craziest, most unbelievable sequence of events in the history of boxing - a colossal clash of giant egos, pulpit-pounding preachers, grandstanding politicians, and indomitable lawmen that reverberated from the marble halls of Congress to the muddy banks of the Rio Grande. And its all absolutely true. The year was 1895, and Dallas gambler Dan Stuart had a modest idea: Promote a boxing carnival featuring a match for the heavyweight championship of the world. It threatened to become the Fiasco of the Century. This richly detailed epic of a fight and hard punching political and religious turmoil surrounding it will entertain not only sports fans but all who appreciate a well-told tale. Includes notes, a bibliography, and an index. ; 8vo - over 7¾ - 9¾" tall
Texas A & M Univ Pr
College Station, Texas, U. S. A., 1994, Stated First Edition
Softcover
New with no dust jacket

Illustrated by Photographs; 
002772; 
Price: 7.82 USD
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8 Turner, Richard H. ; Miles, J. B. ; Cannon, Charles L. (Foreword by) Winning Autocross Solo II Competition: the Art and the Science
0932522017 / 9780932522016; Man against time is perhaps the ultimate form of motor sport. Qualification runs determine who will start in front at Indianapolis, LeMans, or Devil's Bowl. Special qualification engines are commonplace in NASCAR competitions. Gumball tires were designed for one purpose: to go fast for a little while and qualify in front. If such is the case, solo events - or autocrossing - must rank high on man's list of ultimate achievements. We decided it was time for someone to print the secrets of autocrossing, hoping to improve the state of the art even more. 128 pages with glossary; some highlighting in a few chapters. The front corners are lightly worn. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
National Academy For Professional Driving
Dallas, Texas, U. S. A., 1977, Unknown
Softcover
Very Good

Illustrated by Reed, Athel; 
003196; 
Price: 36.80 USD
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