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Qb: My Life Behind the Spiral Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780544845763
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Published: Houghton Mifflin - October 11th, 2016

Relive the 49ers’ greatest moments in this memoir and uncover new information about Steve Young. I bet you didn’t know that this fearless Pro Football Hall of Famer, with his 4.0 GPA and photographic memory, also suffered from a severe case of childhood separation anxiety. Here’s your chance to get inside his helmet! --Pam


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The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America's National Parks Cover Image
$27.00
ISBN: 9780374280093
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Published: Sarah Crichton Books - May 31st, 2016

A beautiful new title from Terry Tempest Williams - writer, activist, conservationist - as she presents portraits of our National Parks. This “personal topography” is memoir, nature essay, and political commentary. Let this book take you through some of this country's greatest landscapes.--Mya


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Atlas Obscura: An Explorer's Guide to the World's Hidden Wonders Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780761169086
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Published: Workman Publishing - September 20th, 2016

Do you know someone with a sense of wonder who is too busy to explore all the hidden wonders of the world? Atlas Obscura is the perfect gift for them! Thousands of people all over the world found the curious, out-of-the-way places that don’t make it into traditional guidebooks and shared them here.--Jean


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Forward: A Memoir Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780062466983
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Published: Dey Street Books - September 13th, 2016

Accomplished beyond measure. Ferocious competitor. Idolized around the world. This is what most think when hearing the name Abby Wambach. In this deeply moving memoir, Abby explores and reveals her less "shiny" side. Ultimately, Abby is a badass role model for anyone who has had to face a hard reality.--Carolee


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Striking Distance: Bruce Lee and the Dawn of Martial Arts in America Cover Image
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ISBN: 9780803269606
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Published: University of Nebraska Press - July 2016

Did the San Francisco martial arts scene make Bruce Lee, or did Lee make the SF martial arts scene? Charles Russo features this unknown chapter of the superstar’s life amongst the backdrop of a vibrant -- yet hidden to mainstream America -- fight culture. The perfect book for any sports historian.--Cressida


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Lassoing the Sun: A Year in America's National Parks Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250105899
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Published: Thomas Dunne Books - June 14th, 2016

A remarkable tale of one man’s journey to reconnect with the soul through nature. Mark Woods shows us the importance of nature and what this legacy means for the younger generations living in a digital age. The perfect book to celebrate the National Park’s 100th Anniversary! --Jenna


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Fastpitch: The Untold History of Softball and the Women Who Made the Game Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781501118593
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Published: Touchstone Books - June 14th, 2016

This book is a homerun. Good for sports fans and feminists alike, Fastpitch offers an insight into softball’s history and shows how its success came from a combination of both fan and athlete determination.--Brittany


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The Boys of Dunbar: A Story of Love, Hope, and Basketball Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781451666977
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Published: Simon & Schuster - September 13th, 2016

Much like “Hoop Dreams,” The Boys of Dunbar shares the stories of several talented high school basketball players trying to be the best. But more than that, this is the true story of a basketball “family” growing up in a beaten-down Baltimore, pushed up by a coach towards perfection. --Cressida


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Super Sushi Ramen Express: One Family's Journey Through the Belly of Japan Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781250099808
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Published: Picador USA - September 6th, 2016

Food and travel writer Michael Booth jumps at the chance to live and roam in Japan in detail. Young family in tow, he explores massive fish markets, eats with sumo wrestlers, and undertakes steep climbs to find the best wasabi. I'd happily take this culinary adventure.--Marilyn