The Boxing Register: International Boxing Hall of Fame Official Record Book

By James B. Roberts, Alexander G. Skutt

The maximum opponents of all time come to lifestyles within the pages of this conscientiously researched and completely illustrated advisor to the "Sweet Science." full of proof, figures, and motion pictures, each honoree within the corridor of popularity is right here, from the earliest bare-knuckle brawlers to 20th-century heroes like Joe Louis and Muhammad Ali. as well as the main major boxers, this assortment additionally contains info on lesser-known participants to the sport—writers, reporters, promoters, running shoes, and cutmen. The 5th version has definitive fight-by-fight documents of all overseas Boxing corridor of popularity inductees via 2011 and up to date biographies and documents for past inductees.

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Hardcore History: The Extremely Unauthorized Story of ECW

Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW) was once one severe contradiction on best of one other. a really influential—but by no means profitable—company on the planet wrestling within the Nineteen Nineties, it portrayed itself because the final in anti-authority uprising, yet its management was once operating covertly with the realm Wrestling Federation and the area Championship Wrestling. so much of all, it blurred the road among fact and the myth international wrestling.

Hardcore historical past: The super Unauthorized tale of ECW bargains a frank, balanced examine the evolution of ECW beginning prior to its early days as a Philadelphia-area self sustaining staff and increasing earlier its loss of life in 2001. that includes dozens of interviews with fanatics, officers, company companions, and the wrestlers themselves, this can be a very balanced account of this strange company—and it’s bound to be super debatable for lovers and critics of ECW, and wrestling, alike.

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In addition to books on well known workforce activities, we additionally put up books for a wide selection of athletes and activities fans, together with books on operating, biking, horseback using, swimming, tennis, martial arts, golfing, camping out, mountain climbing, aviation, boating, and a lot more. whereas now not each identify we post turns into a New York Times bestseller or a countrywide bestseller, we're dedicated to publishing books on matters which are occasionally ignored via different publishers and to authors whose paintings will possibly not in a different way discover a home.

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Ashes Diary 2015

Michael Clarke's diary of the 2015 Ashes - sincere, insightful, emotional, explosive.

After a stirring 5-0 triumph opposed to England final summer season, hopes have been excessive that Michael Clarke's global Cup-winning Australians may grab the Ashes on English soil for the 1st time given that 2001.

Ashes Diary 2015 tells the interior tale of a impressive sequence packed with dramatic twists and turns. Captain Clarke takes us behind the curtain of the Australian squad - into the dressing rooms, onto the travel bus, profiling the gamers and getting us up shut and private for each crew speak, procedure assembly and coaching session.

Day through day, Clarke stocks with us the innermost emotions and personal options because the Australian captain whereas he negotiates shape breakdowns, choice meltdowns, dizzying highs and despairing lows at the hunt for an old victory. After one hundred fifteen exams over greater than a decade, Ashes Diary 2015 is Michael Clarke's straight-shooting farewell to cricket.

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PacMan: Behind the Scenes with Manny Pacquiao--the Greatest Pound-for-Pound Fighter in the World

By Gary Andrew Poole

PacMan is "a one of a kind trip into the one of a kind lifetime of Manny Pacquiao."--Robert Cassidy, Newsday

together with his shellacking of Antonio Margarito in November 2010, Manny "PacMan" Pacquiao grew to become the single boxer ever to win 8 global championships in 8 diverse weight periods. Proclaimed the "fighter of the last decade" by means of ESPN and elected Congressman within the Philippines, he's an thought to his countrymen. yet to many, he continues to be an enigma.

In PacMan--named the best activities books of 2010 by means 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 ("The urban of Dust") on the age of 15 . . . grew to become probably the most recognizable names and faces on the earth" (Dallas Morning News).

"Excellent."--Sports Illustrated

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Future Greats and Heartbreaks: A Year Undercover in the Secret World of NHL Scouts

By Gare Joyce

“One of this continent’s grasp craftsmen of wearing prose” (Sports Illustrated) and three-time nationwide journal Award-winner Gare Joyce is going undercover to profit the secrets and techniques of NHL scouts.

Veteran activities author Gare Joyce realizes a long-held mystery ambition as he spends an entire season embedded as a hockey scout. Joyce’s 12 months at the hockey beat is a steep studying curve for him; NHL scouts spend every one season amassing details on gamers battling it out to damage into the area hockey. They watch thousands of video games, converse to ratings of gamers, mom and dad, team-mates and different scouts, collecting profiles on the entire most sensible contenders. It’s a kind of chance assessment–is this younger hopeful deserving of a multi-million buck contract?–and it may be a difficult and thankless activity. Scouts are flooring into the sport, selecting up nuances of play that even the main devoted fan may leave out, yet they're taking a look at greater than simply how good a child can play. and are available the ultimate draft, just a tiny percent in their complete year’s paintings may well matter.

Examining the volume of knowledge accrued at the under-eighteen hopefuls, the scrutiny to which they're subjected, and the diversities among the rigour of yankee and Canadian junior groups, Joyce opens a window at the existence and strategies of an NHL scout and penetrates the mysterious international of scouting as nobody has prior to.

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Football Manager Stole My Life: 20 Years of Beautiful Obsession

By Iain Macintosh, Kenny Millar, Neil White

Football Manager, one of many biggest-selling machine video games on this planet, is twenty years previous. Football supervisor Stole My Life celebrates the cultural phenomenon of a online game that has bought over 20 million copies around the world. Football supervisor Stole My existence lifts the lid at the cult of Football supervisor (FM). it truly is an easy-to-read, hugely illustrated, light-hearted consultant to the game’s lasting effect on pop culture. We pay attention from the players whose lives were taken over by means of FM, a online game mentioned in 35 divorce instances within the united kingdom. There are interviews with the avid gamers who develop into global beaters within the online game, yet in genuine existence by no means make the large leagues. The wonderful scouting community of activities Interactive is printed. We converse to the lads who make the sport, and positioned an FM addict at the psychologist’s sofa to find what two decades as a digital supervisor has performed to him.

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The History of Surfing

By Matt Warshaw

Matt Warshaw understands extra approximately browsing than the other individual on the earth. After 5 years of study and writing, Warshaw has crafted an unparalleled historical past of the game and the tradition it has spawned. At approximately 500 pages, with 250,000 phrases and greater than 250 infrequent photos, The background of Surfing finds and defines this game with a voice that's authoritative, humorous, and completely unique. The obsessive nature of this exercise is matched simply by way of the obsessive nature of surfers, who will pore via those pages with ardour and opinion. a real type killer, here's the definitive background of browsing.

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