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Dan Stuart's Fistic Carnival

By: Miletich, Leo N.

Price: $7.82

Publisher: College Station, Texas, U. S. A., Texas A & M Univ Pr: 1994

Edition: Stated First Edition

Seller ID: 002772

ISBN: 089096615X

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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... View more info

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Everest: Triumph and Tragedy on the World's Highest Peak

By: Dickinson, Matt

Price: $8.74

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Harper Resource: 2002

Seller ID: 002118

ISBN: 0060188065

Condition: New with no dust jacket

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 fi... View more info

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Many Autumns Ago: the Frank Leahy Era At Boston College and Notre Dame

By: Bynum, Mike (edited by)

Price: $23.00

Publisher: Birmingham, Alabama, U. S. A., October Football Corp: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 003150

ISBN: 0945718012

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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 sto... View more info

My Wide World

By: McKay, Jim

Price: $5.01

Publisher: New York, MacMillan Publishing: 1973

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 000079

Condition: Near Fine in Very Good dust jacket

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 o... View more info

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Rome 1960 the Olympics That Changed the World

By: Maraniss, David

Price: $13.80

Publisher: New York, NY, Charles Scribner's Sons: 2008

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004075

Condition: New in New dust jacket

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 Olymp... View more info

The Go Go Chicago White Sox

By: Dave Condon; Veeck, Bill (Foreword by)

Price: $62.56

Publisher: New York, NY, Coward-Mccann: 1960

Edition: First Edition

Inscription: Signed by Author

Seller ID: 003912

Condition: Very Good in Very Good dust jacket

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 end... View more info

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The Greatest First Basemen of all Time

By: Honig, Donald

Price: $8.28

Publisher: New York, New York, U. S. A., Crown Publishers, Inc.: 1988

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 001420

ISBN: 051756842X

Condition: Fine in Near Fine dust jacket

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! T... View more info

Winning Autocross Solo II Competition: the Art and the Science

By: Turner, Richard H. ; Miles, J. B. ; Cannon, Charles L. (Foreword by)

Price: $36.80

Publisher: Dallas, Texas, U. S. A., National Academy For Professional Driving: 1977

Edition: Unknown

Seller ID: 003196

ISBN: 0932522017

Condition: Very Good

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... View more info