PacMan: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao--the Greatest by Gary Andrew Poole

By Gary Andrew Poole

Together with his shellacking of Antonio Margarito in November 2010, Manny “PacMan” Pacquiao turned the single boxer ever to win 8 global championships in 8 various weight sessions. Proclaimed the “fighter of the decade” by way of ESPN and lately elected Congressman within the Philippines, he's an proposal to his countrymen. yet to many, he is still an enigma. In PacMan—named the most effective activities books of 2010 by way of the Guardian—Gary Andrew Poole pulls again the curtain in an “amazing story of the way a reed-thin Filipino, who left his domestic within the poorest pocket of the Philippines (“TheCity of Dust”) on the age of 15…became some of the most recognizable names and faces within the world.”—Dallas Morning News

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Under the Mat: Inside Wrestling's Greatest Family by Diana Hart, Kirstie McLellan

By Diana Hart, Kirstie McLellan

An inside of view of the realm wrestling from a lady who knows.
Diana Hart (sister of Owen and Bret "The Hitman" Hart and spouse of Davey Boy "The British Bulldog" Smith) finds the large toll the game has taken on her, her kin and her pals.

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Camp Six: The 1933 Everest Expedition by Frank Smythe

By Frank Smythe

Frank Smythe's Camp Six is likely one of the maximum Everest bills ever written. it's the tale of the 1933 Everest day trip, during which Smythe, mountaineering by myself after his companion Eric Shipton had grew to become again in poor health, reached some degree might be greater than any guy had performed earlier than – and a few 20 years ahead of the eventual first ascent. Rope-less, oxygen loose and in bad snow stipulations, his climb used to be one of many maximum endeavours within the heritage of Everest. Camp Six is a compelling learn: a gripping experience at the maximum mountain on the planet and a desirable window into early hiking and Himalayan exploration – together with an illuminating colonial view of early travels in Tibet. it's crucial studying for all these attracted to Everest and within the risk and drama of these early expeditions. Frank Smythe used to be one of many major mountaineers of the 20th century, an exceptional climber who, in his brief existence – he died elderly forty-nine –was on the centre of high-altitude hiking improvement in its early years. writer of twenty-seven immensely well known books, he was once an early instance of the climber as superstar.

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Salt Lake City: Including Ogden, Provo, and the Uintas (60 by Greg Witt

By Greg Witt

60 Hikes inside 60 Miles: Salt Lake City is the one guidebook that pinpoints the main unprecedented hikes within the zone. It comprises meticulous path descriptions that variety from cozy strolls for households to tough treks for these searching for a hard work out. broad key-at-a-glance details makes it more straightforward to decide on a hike in keeping with size, hassle, or surroundings. A priceless record of hikes within the entrance of the ebook highlights people with particular pursuits — top hikes for kids, scenic hikes, hikes sturdy for flora and fauna viewing, top hikes for runners, and extra. each one hike document comprises remark on trailside geology, plants, and natural world. old notes offer interesting information about early miners, trailblazers, the horse convey, and Mormon pioneers.

Nestled within the western flank of the Rockies, Salt Lake urban presents prepared entry to a gorgeous array of climbing thoughts amid alpine lakes, snow-draped mountain peaks, aromatic evergreen forests, deep canyon waterfalls, granite towers, and flowered cirques. inside of 60 miles of Salt Lake urban there are literally thousands of sq. miles of nationwide wooded area, nationwide barren region components, kingdom parks and distinct game parts to discover.

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Playing Through: A Guide to the Unwritten Rules of Golf by Peter Post

By Peter Post

There is a social element to golfing that is designated to the game. it is the simply game the place you are construction relationships even as that you are attempting to play your top and win—and possibly shut a company deal. whereas the principles of golfing are in actual fact outlined, the etiquette of golfing is much less codified. Making the inaccurate movement could cause annoyance, mistakes in play, or maybe injury—all issues your fellow golfers will not put out of your mind. Now bestselling etiquette authority and passionate golfer Peter submit explains what pro golfers and newbies want to know to address each state of affairs with overall self assurance. according to Emily publish Institute surveys on golfers' most disturbing incidents at the path, Peter addresses: tips to take care of the most important frustration in golf—slow play. What to do should you holiday the cardinal rule of by no means being overdue. while is a "gimme" appropriate? the variation among pleasant play and event play. facing sandbaggers and different cheats. Do's and don'ts while taking part in for "a little something." Peter Post's valuable pointers on the subtleties of the game—such as how and whilst to provide recommendation, techniques for rushing up play, and "piniquette"—will aid longtime golfers be greater partners at the direction. New golfers not sure of the unwritten social principles of golfing will locate all of the details they should stay away from embarrassment. full of precise tales from golfers approximately most sensible moments and worst behavioral errors at the course—ranging from the sandbagger who cheated himself out of an eagle to a cloth wardrobe malfunction that gave new intending to the time period "You're out"—this ebook is for somebody who appreciates the spirit of the sport.

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18 Holes with Bing: Golf, Life, and Lessons from Dad by Nathaniel Crosby, John Strege

By Nathaniel Crosby, John Strege

During this love letter to his father, former specialist golfer Nathaniel Crosby stocks thoughts of Bing Crosby at the golfing path, and the teachings he taught him concerning the online game and approximately existence. With a Foreword by means of Jack Nicklaus.
"Bing Crosby was once a superb ambassador for our video game, in addition to a good man," hails longtime buddy and golfing accomplice, Jack Nicklaus. The liked singer and famous person was once additionally a rare instructor who instilled an abiding ardour and mastery of the sport in his youngest son, Nathaniel. successful the U.S. beginner at nineteen, Nathaniel went directly to compete in high-level specialist tournaments for his whole life.
In 18 Holes with Bing, Nathaniel introduces us to the Bing Crosby he and his kinfolk knew—not the cherished singer who performed golfing, yet a golfer who sang to pay his nation membership dues. Nathaniel stocks specific tales approximately this American icon golf, operating, and fidgeting with probably the most well-known humans in history—royalty, titans of undefined, stars of degree and monitor, and champions of the golf green, together with Bob desire, Dwight Eisenhower, Ben Hogan, Jack Nicklaus, and Louis Armstrong. on the book's middle is an intimate account of a father and a son—how a mutual love of golfing shaped a good emotional bond.
Full of anecdotes, vignettes, and reminiscences of Bing's time at the path, the tournaments he created and later backed, and the consistent encouragement he confirmed his son, 18 Holes with Bing honors this celebrated golfer, entertainer, and father, and illuminates his lifestyles as by no means ahead of.

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Les mots du football by Jean Damien Lesay, Jean-Michel Larqué

By Jean Damien Lesay, Jean-Michel Larqué

«Parlez-vous soccer? […] Un vocabulaire imagé, digne des brèves de comptoir, et qui fleurit dans les cafés du trade où les sélectionneurs de tout poil et de tous âges font et refont les suits et, magie de l. a. théorie… les gagnent tous. Des termes en perpétuelle évolution, qui s'adaptent aux temps nouveaux.»
Jean-Michel Larqué

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