New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

May 19, 2018
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Butterfly : from refugee to Olympian, my story of rescue, hope, and triumph

May 18, 2018
Mardini, Yusra, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2018.
284 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"First published in the United Kingdom by Bluebird, an imprint of Pan Macmillan"--Title page verso.
Yusra Mardini fled her native Syria to the Turkish coast in 2015 and boarded a small dinghy full of refugees bound for Greece. When the small and overcrowded boat's engine cut out, it began to sink. Yusra, her sister and two others took to the water, pushing the boat for three and a half hours in open water until they eventually landed on Lesbos, saving the lives of the passengers aboard. Butterfly is the story of that remarkable woman, whose journey started in a war-torn suburb of Damascus and took her through Europe to Berlin and from there to the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.

Upon further review : the greatest what-ifs in sports history

May 17, 2018
New York : Twelve, 2018.
x, 308 pages ; 24 cm
Foreword / by Malcolm Gladwell -- Introduction / by Mike Pesca -- What if Muhammad Ali had gotten his draft deferment? / by Leigh Montville -- What if football had been deemed too boring in 1899? / by Jason Gay -- What if the United States had boycotted Hitler's Olympics? / by Shira Springer -- What if the 2017 Golden State Warriors traveled through time to play the greatest teams in NBA history? / by Ethan Sherwood Strauss -- What if horse racing was still the most popular sport in America? / by Peter Thomas Fornatale -- What if I hadn't written that fan letter to Dan Majerle in April 1993? / by Jesse Eisenberg -- What if Wayne Gretzky hadn't been an Oiler? / by Katie Baker -- What if Major League Baseball had started testing for steroids in 1991? / by Ben Lindbergh -- What if Bucky Dent hadn't homered over the Green Monster in 1978? / by Stefan Fatsis -- What if Jerry Tarkanian had beaten the NCAA and liberated college basketball? / by Jonathan Hock -- What if football were reinvented today? / by Nate Jackson -- What if there had always been sports PR flacks? / by L. Jon Wertheim -- What if...Title IX never was? / by Mary Pilon -- What if Tom Brady hadn't stepped in/taken over for an injured Drew Bledsoe? / by Steve Kornacki -- What if the 1999 U.S. Women's National Soccer Team had lost the Women's World Cup? / by Louisa Thomas -- What if the Olympics had never dropped tug-of-war? / by Nate DiMeo -- What if Billie Jean King had lost to Bobby Riggs? / by Wayne Coffey -- What if Mike Tyson had beaten Buster Douglas? / by Jeremy Schaap -- What if? A tour through NBA injury history / by Neil Paine ; with introductory notes on the topic "What if Bernard King hadn't been injured? / by Mike Pesca -- What if the Dodgers had left Brooklyn? / by Robert Siegel -- What if a blimp full of money had exploded over World Track Headquarters in 1952? / by Paul Snyder -- What if baseball teams only played once a week? / by Will Leitch -- What if Bobby Fischer had received proper psychiatric help? / by Dylan Loeb McClain -- What if basketball rims were smaller than basketballs? / by Jon Bois -- What if the AFL-NFL merger had been complicated by the Jets' loss in Super Bowl III? / by Michael MacCambridge -- What if the National League had the DH? / by Rob Neyer -- What if Nixon had been good at football? / by Julian E. Zelizer -- What if Bill Walton had healthy knees? / by Bob Ryan -- What if Roger Bannister trained today? / by Liam Boylan-Pratt -- What if Nat "Sweetwater" Clifton's pass hadn't gone awry? / by Claude Johnson -- What if Game 7 of the 2016 World Series had turned into every sports movie ever made? / by Josh Levin.
"From Mike Pesca, host of the popular Slate podcast The Gist, comes the greatest sports minds imagining how the world would change if a play, trade, injury, or referee's call had just gone the other way. No announcer ever proclaimed: "Up Rises Frazier!" "Havlicek commits the foul, trying to steal the ball!" or "The Giants Lose the Pennant, The Giants Lose The Pennant!" Such moments are indelibly etched upon the mind of every sports fan. Or rather, they would be, had they happened. Sports are notoriously games of inches, and when we conjure the thought of certain athletes - like Bill Buckner or Scott Norwood - we can't help but apply a mental tape measure to the highlight reels of our minds. Players, coaches, and of course fans, obsess on the play when they ask, "What if?" Upon Further Review is the first book to answer that question. Upon Further Review is a book of counterfactual sporting scenarios. In its pages the reader will find expertly reported histories, where one small event is flipped on its head, and the resulting ripples are carefully documented, the likes of... What if the U.S. Boycotted Hitler's Olympics? What if Bobby Riggs beat Billie Jean King? What if Bucky Dent popped out at the foot of the Green Monster? What if Drew Bledsoe never got hurt? Upon Further Review takes classic arguments conducted over pints in a pub and places them in the hands of dozens of writers, athletes, and historians. From turning points that every sports fan rues or celebrates, to the forgotten would-be inflection points that defined sports, Upon Further Review answers age old questions, and settles the score, even if the score bounced off the crossbar"-- Provided by publisher.

The if in life : how to get off life's sidelines and become your best self

May 16, 2018
Jennings, Rashad, author.
208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
"In his debut book, former NFL running back and Dancing with the Stars champion Rashad Jennings shares his inspiring story and experiences that will encourage readers to follow their dreams. As a kid, Rashad was overweight, had poor vision, asthma, and a 0.6 GPA yet he still hoped to one day play in the NFL. The odds were stacked against him, but through hard work and determination, Rashad became a record-setting running back who has played with the Jacksonville Jaguars, the Oakland Raiders, and the New York Giants."

Hurricane season : the unforgettable story of the 2017 Houston Astros and the resilience of a city

May 16, 2018
Holley, Joe, 1946- author.
260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates ; color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
An inside look at the 2017 Houston Astros championship season, focusing on the epic seven-game World Series, the front office decisions that built a winning team, and the resilience of the city in the wake of Hurricane Harvey.

Out there : the wildest stories from Outside magazine

May 16, 2018
Guilford, Connecticut : Falcon, 2018.
x, 389 pages ; 24 cm
Meltdown by wells tower -- They call me Groover boy / Kevin Fedarko -- These pants saved my life / Natasha Singer -- Feet and rising / W. Hodding Carter -- Paradise with an asterisk / S.C. Gwynne -- Overrood / Paul Kvinta -- The bears who came to town and would not go away / Sarah Topol -- Our lady of strays / Bob Shacochis -- No cannibal jokes please / Tim Cahill -- Chernobyl, my primeval, teeming, irradiated Eden / Henry Shukman -- Humble is the prey / David Quammen -- Extreme wellness / Taffy Brodesser-Akner -- The Hell on earth fitness plan / Nick Heil - Hochstgeschwindigkeit / Joshua Foer -- The undisputed king of dogsled tourism / Stephanie Pearson -- Twin freaks / Nick Paumgarten -- Open your mouth and you're dead / James Nestor -- Quoosiers / Eric Hansen -- The beautiful game / Patrick Symmes -- All the jittery horses / Will Grant -- The bullfighter checks her makeup / Susan Orlean -- The world's toughest bike race is not in France / Jon Billman -- The low tech, high speed, retro-manic simple life / Florence Williams -- Because it's there (sort of) / McKenzie Funk -- The brotherhood of the very expensive pants / Steven Rinella --tWatership down down down down down and (alas) down again / Christopher Solomon -- Reversal of fortune (lucky chance) / Elizabeth Weil -- Heart of dark chocolate / Rowan Jacobsen -- Rage against your machine / Tom Vanderbilt -- The one that got away / Ian Frazier -- The bighorn sheep who was youtube famous / Michael Kruse -- Yes it is a lovely morning : now why don't you just go to Hell / Sara Corbett.

Yankees 1936-39, baseball's greatest dynasty : Lou Gehrig, Joe Dimaggio, and the birth of a new era

May 16, 2018
Cohen, Stanley, 1934- author.
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
vi, 291 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
1936. A savior arrives from out of the west ; An auspicious beginning ends with a setback ; The Yanks take charge and New York embraces DiMaggio ; The Yankees dominate, and pennant drought ends ; The dynasty starts with World Series victory -- 1937. New season begins with an aura of inevitability ; Inevitability takes a while to kick in ; Inevitability look more like destiny; Yanks win second straight -- 1938. Where have you gone, Joe DiMaggio? ; Late season surge puts Yanks in control ; Yankees cruise to the finish, setting Major League record -- 1939. 1939 opens with events that will mark its place in history ; Quest for fourth title begins with Gehrig hurting ; A door closes; the beat goes on ; Baseball Hall of Fame puts Cooperstown on the map ; The luckiest man on the face of the earth ; Yanks stutter-step on way to finish line ; Tanks full speed ahead as destiny awaits ; Fourth straight title marks the end of the beginning.
"New York, 1936. Red Ruffing, Lefty Gomez, Bill Dickey, Lou Gehrig, Tony Lazzeri, and rookie Joe DiMaggio--with these six future Hall of Fame players, the Yankees embarked on a four-year run that would go down in the history books as the greatest Yankees team, if not, the greatest baseball team, of all time. Over the next four years, the Yankees won four straight pennants, finishing an average of nearly fifteen games ahead of the second-place team. They won their four World Series by an overall margin of 16-3, sweeping the last two, putting the punctuation mark on baseball's first true dynasty. From 1936 to 1939, the world was changing rapidly. America was in the grip of the Great Depression. Franklin D. Roosevelt was re-elected president in the greatest landslide in American history. And Hitler's Germany was on the move in the fall of 1939, just as the Yankee dynasty reached its climax. Against the backdrop of a world in turmoil, baseball, and America's love for baseball thrived. Starring the best team of all time, featuring little-known anecdotes of players and set against a history of the world, Yankees 1936-39 tells the legendary tale of a team that changed the sport forever"--Dust jacket.

I'm Keith Hernandez : a memoir

May 15, 2018
Hernandez, Keith, author.
vii, 341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
"May 2018"--TItle page verso.
Introduction -- Bricks and mortar -- Get to work -- Consistency -- Epilogue.
The Gold Glove first baseman chronicles his life and career in baseball, from his minor league years through his World Series wins with the St. Louis Cardinals and New York Mets, and offers an honest assessment of the past, present, and future of baseball.

The comic book story of baseball : the heroes, hustlers, and history-making swings (and misses) of America's national pastime

May 9, 2018
Irvine, Alexander (Alexander C.), author.
New York : Ten Speed Press, 2018.
171 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color map ; 26 cm
Includes index.
"A graphic novel-style history of baseball--providing an illustrated chronological look at the major games, players, and rule changes that shaped the sport--presented in fun, easily understood chunks perfect for casual and diehard fans alike."--Provided by publisher.

Masters of modern soccer : how the world's best play the twenty-first-century game

May 8, 2018
Wahl, Grant, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]
260 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
The midfielders : Christian Pulisic's relentless pursuit of progress and Xabi Alonso's mastery of time and space -- The forward : Chicharito Hernández's scent of intuition and the pursuit of ugly goals -- The defender : Vincent Kompany's centerback confidential -- The goalkeeper : Manuel Neuer's risky security -- The manager : Roberto Martínez's constant adaptation -- The director of football : Michael Zorc's Formula One Ford Mustang.
"Masters of Modern Soccer is the definitive thinking fan's guide to modern soccer. For a supporter of any team, from the U.S. national teams to Manchester United, or any competition, from Mexico's Liga MX to the World Cup, this book reveals what players and managers are thinking before, during, and after games and delivers a true behind-the-scenes perspective on the inner workings of the sport's brightest minds. America's premier soccer journalist, Grant Wahl, follows world-class players from across the globe examining how they do their jobs. This access imbues Masters of Modern Soccer with deep insight from the players on how goalkeepers, defenders, midfielders, and forwards function individually and as a unit to excel and win. Wahl also shadows a manager and director of soccer as they juggle the challenges of coaching, preparation, and the short- and long-term strategies of how to identify and acquire talent and deploy it on the field. A book that will stand the test of time, Masters of Modern Soccer is the most in-depth analysis of the craft of soccer ever written for the American fan. For any fan, player, coach, or sideline enthusiast, this book will change the way they watch the game" -- Provided by publisher.

Confessions of an imperfect coach : an experiment in team culture that changed everything

May 8, 2018
Leavell, Kate.
203 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Positivity experiment -- Adversity in coaching -- Parent/player/coach relationships -- Parents and parent coaches -- Culture building -- Team inspiration -- Positive leadership -- Effective practices/successful seasons -- The common thread.
"A coach who was winning, loved the game, loved the players, but was drowning in a culture that she couldn't get a grip on, was being pulled away from coaching. She made a promise to find what she was missing; and through an experiment completely outside of her comfort zone, discovered exactly what coaching can be and what it can do for her players. Based on the author's real life experiment, this book is for any coach who has ever struggled to hold onto the joy that coaching once brought. For any coach who has ever wondered if there was a better way to get a team to come together, or get the microscope off their backs, or even just remember why they love the game."--Amazon website.

Famous immigrant athletes

May 2, 2018
Torres, John Albert, author.
New York : Enslow Publishing, [2018]
112 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Dikembe Mutombo -- Albert Pujols -- Martina Navratilova -- Arnold Schwarzenegger -- Tamba Hali -- Maria Sharapova -- Patrick Ewing -- Mariano Rivera.
If music is the universal language, then sports is a close second. Every four years the world comes together for soccer's World Cup as well as the Olympics. We take pride in presenting our best to compete against the best. As a country of immigrants, the United States has always been a standout. In fact, some of our best athletes have come from other countries. Readers learn about the greatness of basketball player Dikembe Mutombo, tennis star Martina Navratilova, baseball great Albert Pujols, weightlifter-turned-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger and more athletes who have come to this country and excelled at their sport.

Ball four : the final pitch

May 1, 2018
Bouton, Jim, author.
xxi, 540 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Revised edition of: Ball four plus ball five, 1981.
"Includes the original edition, the preface, all of the updates, a new epiloge, the index, rogues' gallery of 124 photos, plus personal photos"--Back cover.
The beloved baseball classic now available in paperback, with a new prologue by Jim Bouton. When Ball Four was first published in 1970, it hit the sports world like a lightning bolt. Commissioners, executives, and players were shocked. Sportswriters called author Jim Bouton a traitor and social leper. Commissioner Bowie Kuhn tried to force him to declare the book untrue. Fans, however, loved the book. And serious critics called it an important social document. Today, Jim Bouton is still not invited to Oldtimer's Days at Yankee Stadium. But his landmark book is still being read by people who don't ordinarily follow baseball. For the updated edition of this historic book, Bouton has written a new prologue, detailing his perspective on how baseball has changed since the last edition was released.

The art of the fishing fly

April 25, 2018
Lolli, Tony, author.
xiii, 226 pages : color illustrations ; color map ; 25 cm
Maps on lining pages.
Includes index.
For the millions of fly fishers who are passionate about their sport, this gorgeous book is both a visual feast and the perfect reference. The Art of the Fishing Fly includes a history of fly fishing focusing on the evolution of fishing flies; a guide to essential equipment; a how-to section on tying three key flies by three top fly tyers; and essays by noted experts. The book's core includes 75 profiles of flies--the soul of the sport--with absolutely stunning color photographs of each fly and fascinating stories behind the flies, inspirational photographs of fly fishers in action, and profiles of the top 19 fly fishing locations around the world.

The pursuit of endurance : harnessing the record-breaking power of strength and resilience

April 23, 2018
Davis, Jennifer Pharr, author.
New York, New York : Viking, [2018]
305 pages ; 24 cm
A wild river man -- A trail of endurance -- The mainstream masochist -- The self-taught -- The psychology of endurance -- An unapologetic american male -- Wife, mother, record setter -- The science of endurance -- A woman rewriting the rules -- The genuine celebrity -- The future of endurance -- Acknowledgments -- Bibliography / Further Reading.

My first book of lacrosse

April 18, 2018
Bugler, Beth, author.
New York : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2018.
1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"A rookie book."
Presents simple facts about lacrosse, including equipment, rules, goalkeeping, and defending.

The soul of basketball : the epic showdown between LeBron, Kobe, Doc, and Dirk that saved the NBA

April 18, 2018
Thomsen, Ian, author.
xix, 330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The bastard -- The decision -- The game -- The tradition -- The entrepreneur -- The all-star -- The trade -- The odyssey -- The higher calling -- The immigrant -- The conflict -- The twelfth star -- The finals -- The sheriff -- The triumph.
A chronicle of the transformations throughout the NBA that played out during the 2010-2011 season traces the particular stories of LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Doc Rivers, Dirk Nowitzki and other stars who were at the forefront of significant league changes.

Ninety percent mental : an All-star player turned mental skills coach reveals the hidden game of baseball

April 16, 2018
Tewksbury, Bob, 1960- author.
New York : Hachette Book Group, 2018.
248 pages ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Prologue -- Breathe -- A salesman on the mound -- The art of the pitch -- The concrete jungle -- Fear and loathing on the mound -- Nearly perfect -- Joe Torre and the permission to succeed -- From bird seed to mind food -- Mound games and mind games -- Lefties in their right minds -- Putting on the Riz -- Pitchology -- Epilogue.
"In Ninety Percent Mental, Bob Tewksbury shows readers a side of the game only he can provide, given his singular background as both a longtime MLB pitcher and a mental skills coach for two of the sport's most fabled franchises, the Boston Red Sox and San Francisco Giants. Fans watching the game on television or even at the stadium don't have access to the mind games a pitcher must play in order to get through an at-bat, an inning, a game. Tewksbury explores the fascinating psychology behind baseball, such as how players use techniques of imagery, self-awareness, and strategic thinking to maximize performance, and how a pitcher's strategy changes throughout a game. He also offers an in-depth look into some of baseball's most monumental moments and intimate anecdotes from a "who's who" of the game, including legendary players who Tewksbury played with and against (such as Mark McGwire, Craig Biggio, and Greg Maddux), game-changing managers and executives (Joe Torre, Bruce Bochy, Brian Sabean), and current star players (Jon Lester, Anthony Rizzo, Andrew Miller, Rich Hill)"--Amazon.

Hang time : my life in basketball

April 12, 2018
Baylor, Elgin, author.
326 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Green Wave -- Rabbit -- Legend -- Coyote -- Chieftain -- Laker -- Hollywood (Act I) -- Medic -- Hollywood (Act II) -- Finally.
"Elgin Baylor's memoir of an epic all-star career in the NBA--during which he transformed basketball from a horizontal game to a vertical one--and his fights against racism during his career as a player and as general manager of the LA Clippers under the infamous Donald Sterling. People think of Elgin Baylor as one of the greatest basketball players in the history of the game--and one of the NBA's first black superstars--but the full extent of his legacy stretches beyond his spectacular, game-changing jump shots and dunks. With startling symmetry, Baylor recounts his story: flying back and forth between the U.S. Army and the Lakers, his time as a central figure in the great Celtics-Lakers rivalry and how he helped break down color barriers in the sport, his 1964 All-Star game boycott, his early years as an executive for the New Orleans Jazz, and twenty-two years as general manager for the notorious L.A. Clippers and Donald Sterling, spent fighting to draft and sign young, black phenoms--only to be hamstrung by his boss at every turn. No one has seen the league change, and has worked to bring change, more than Baylor. Year after year, he continued to fight and persevere against racism. At the beginning of his career, he was forced to stay in separate hotel rooms. From those days to today's superstardom, he has had a front-row view of the game's elevation to one of America's favorite sports. For the first time, Elgin Baylor tells his full story. He's played with the legends, lived with them, and knows more about the NBA than anyone living, and is finally ready to set the record straight"-- Provided by publisher.

A door in the ocean : a memoir

April 12, 2018
McGlynn, David, 1976-
ix, 266 pages ; 24 cm
Good People of the World -- The Open Door -- The Fish Tank -- No Man's Land -- The Ancient Shoreline -- The Hoary Deep -- Wandering in Zion -- Rogue Waves -- Hydrophobia -- Open Water.
On a warm September night in 1991, in a quiet neighborhood north of Houston, Texas, David McGlynn's closest friend and teammate on the high school swimming team is found murdered on his living room floor. As the crime goes unsolved and his friends turn to drugs and violence, McGlynn is vulnerable, rootless, searching for answers. He is drawn to the eccentric and often radical world of evangelical Christianity--a journey that leads him to California, on a mission to Australia, and to Salt Lake City, where a second swimming-related tragedy leaves him doubting the authenticity of his beliefs. In his post-evangelical life, he finds himself exiled from his parents, plunged into financial chaos, and caught off-guard by the prospect of fatherhood. A new job offers hope for a new beginning, until the possibility of losing his newborn son forces him to confront the nature of everything he believes.

The Elias book of baseball records.

April 11, 2018
New York : Seymour Siwoff
v. ; 21 cm.

Let your mind run : a memoir of thinking my way to victory

April 11, 2018
Kastor, Deena, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2018]
286 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"From an Olympic medalist runner and the record-holder in the women's marathon and half-marathon, a vividly inspirational memoir on using positive psychology and brain science to achieve unparalleled athletic success"-- Provided by publisher.

Ohio's Buckeye Trail

April 11, 2018
Fox, Norman, author.
127 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Fairport Harbor to Akron and Painesville to Zoar -- Dover Reservoir to Burr Oak State Park -- Little Cities of Black Diamonds to Serpent Mound -- Bentonville to Delphos -- Defiance to Brecksville Reservation -- History of the Buckeye Trail.

Rise : surviving the fight of my life

April 11, 2018
VanZant, Paige, author.
227 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Tomboy in a tutu -- Iced out -- Killed alive -- Bad to worse -- To heal a wound, rip it open -- Angels & warriors -- Drunk on chaos -- Between love & lunacy -- Wrestling with myself -- Born to fight -- Alpha female -- Go ahead, underestimate me -- Grit & grace.
"Paige VanZant is a rising Mixed Martial Arts star in the UFC's women's strawweight division and holds a reputation for her ability to defeat obstacles and brutal fights in and out of the octagon. But long before she was a world-class fighter and winning over fans with her unlikely strength, Paige battled her own private demons. Rise is the story of her fight to become a bone-breaking competitor. It is the deeply moving and soul-inspiring journey of a warrior who transformed her pain into power and became one of the toughest women in the world." --

Tony Pérez : from Cuba to Cooperstown

April 11, 2018
Erardi, John G., author.
Wilmington, Ohio : Orange Frazer Press, [2018]
325 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 26 cm
Includes bibliography and index (pages 303-324).
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Collection has original printed wrappers.
One of a kind -- Cooba -- Cuando Miñoso Batea: "La Pelota Baila el Cha-cha" -- The sugar mill factory -- Zero dark thirty -- "Vitola" -- Maduro's dream -- The Geneva accords I -- The Geneva accords II --These arms of mine --The other Minnie -- Pituka -- Out of the shadows -- Davey and the men of the machine -- Homeward -- The answered prayer -- The great parting -- The king at his coronation -- Curtain call -- To an athlete dying young -- Appendices.
"The 1970s belonged to Pérez and the Big Red Machine and after the Big Red Machine was gone, Pérez was far from finished. He had good seasons with Montreal and Boston, made it back to the World Series with Philadelphia in 1983, and returned to Cincinnati in 1984 where he became the oldest player to hit a grand slam home run. Erardi's story is scenic and lively, especially describing the Big Dog's demeanor, which endeared him more to Cincinnati fans than any player in recent memory. The courtliness, on and off the field, traces Pérez's manner back to the Cuban lineage from which he had come. Whether by practice or instinct he carried the best qualities of his Cuban forebear, the great El Inmortal Dihigo. Pérez was unselfish, unflappable, and joyous. Even better than that, he was a good teammate. A good man then, now... always."

North : finding my way while running the Appalachian Trail

April 5, 2018
Jurek, Scott, 1973- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2018.
x, 292 pages, 24 unnumbered pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
An expert ultrarunner describes how he set out to break the speed record for the Appalachian Trail, a 2,189 mile journey that took an unforeseen physical and emotional toll, but also offered him unexpected rewards.


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