The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

The Sports Gene: Inside the Science of Extraordinary Athletic Performance

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The New York Times bestseller – with a new afterword about early specialization in youth sports.

The debate is as old as physical competition. Are stars like Usain Bolt, Michael Phelps, and Serena Williams genetic freaks put on Earth to dominate their respective sports? Or are they simply normal people who overcame their biological limits through sheer force of will and obsessive training?


In this controversial and engaging exploration of athletic success and the so-called 10,000-hour rule, David Epstein tackles the great nature vs. nurture debate and traces how far science has come in solving it. Through on-the-ground reporting from below the equator and above the Arctic Circle, revealing conversations with leading scientists and Olympic champions, and interviews with athletes who have rare genetic mutations or physical traits, Epstein forces us to rethink the very nature of athleticism.

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The Sport of Kings: A Novel

The Sport of Kings: A Novel

    A Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize

    Winner of the Kirkus Prize for Fiction From a Recipient of the Windham-Campbell Prize for FictionA Finalist for the James Tait Black Prize for Fiction A Finalist for the Baileys Women's Prize for FictionA Finalist for the Rathbones Folio Prize Longlisted for an Andrew Carnegie Medal for ExcellenceA New York Times Book Review Notable Book

    Named a Best Book of the Year by Entertainment Weekly GQ The New York Times (Selected by Dwight Garner) NPR The Wall Street Journal San Francisco Chronicle Refinery29 Booklist Kirkus Reviews Commonweal Magazine

    "In its poetic splendor and moral seriousness, The Sport of Kings bears the traces of Faulkner, Morrison, and McCarthy. . . . It is a contemporary masterpiece."San Francisco Chronicle

    Hailed by The New Yorker for its “remarkable achievements,” The Sport of Kings is an American tale centered on a horse and two families: one white, a Southern dynasty whose forefathers were among the founders of Kentucky; the other African-American, the descendants of their slaves.

    It is a dauntless narrative that stretches from the fields of the Virginia piedmont to the abundant pastures of the Bluegrass, and across the dark waters of the Ohio River; from the final shots of the Revolutionary War to the resounding clang of the starting bell at Churchill Downs. As C. E. Morgan unspools a fabric of shared histories, past and present converge in a Thoroughbred named Hellsmouth, heir to Secretariat and a contender for the Triple Crown. Newly confronted with one another in the quest for victory, the two families must face the consequences of their ambitions, as each is driven---and haunted---by the same, enduring question: How far away from your father can you run?

    A sweeping narrative of wealth and poverty, racism and rage, The Sport of Kings is an unflinching portrait of lives cast in the shadow of slavery and a moral epic for our time.

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    The Sports Bucket List: 101 Sights Every Fan Has to See Before the Clock Runs Out

    The Sports Bucket List: 101 Sights Every Fan Has to See Before the Clock Runs Out

      For every dedicated sports fan, a unique lifetime list of the 101 most important games, matches, venues, and events around the world, illustrated with color photographs and collated by a pair of Sports Illustrated veterans.

      For more than twenty years, Rob Fleder and Steve Hoffman captured the thrill of numerous sporting competitions while working for Sports Illustrated. Covering everything from match-ups, historical stadiums, and the Olympics to dog shows and poker, The Sports Bucket List is their carefully cultivated checklist for every serious sports fan.

      Fleder and Hoffman give you a taste of some of the greatest must-catch moments in sports, including: Barcelona facing off against Real Madrid, the Tour de France in the mountain stages, the big waves at The Eddie in Oahu, the Caribbean World Series, and halftime at Florida A&M. They take you around the world and through time, providing a rare look at the history behind the Highland games at Dunoon, Scotland, the greatest legends of Olympic Ski Jumping, and the energy of football at West Point’s Michie Stadium. Each entry is illustrated with a stunning photo that captures its excitement, beauty, glory, and intensity

      With essential facts, compelling stories, and recommendations on the best times to visit for each game, match, venue, or event, The Sports Bucket List is both a source of unconventional travel destinations and an insider guide to the most fascinating sports experiences.

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      Scholastic Year in Sports 2017

      Scholastic Year in Sports 2017

        For sports fans everywhere!

        The 2017 edition of Year in Sports features full-color action photographs throughout, completely updated facts and stats, and a colorful interior design. Featuring info about all of the top athletes, championships, and legends from the major and secondary sports. Including all your favorite stars in baseball, basketball, football, and more, this book is perfect for sports beginners, as well as the most devoted fans.
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        Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul) (Volume 1)

        Think Like a Warrior: The Five Inner Beliefs That Make You Unstoppable (Sports for the Soul) (Volume 1)

          Discover the five inner beliefs shared by the world's greatest achievers.

          If you want to take control of your life and achieve your biggest dreams, you must develop a "warrior mindset." This book will show you how to stop thinking like a victim and start thinking like a warrior.

          In this inspirational fable, Chris McNeely is a college football coach who is at the end of his rope after a hard-and-fast fall from the top of his profession. Now bankrupt and on the verge of losing his job, he has no idea what he’s doing wrong or how to get back on track.

          Angry, worried, and desperate for help, Chris receives mysterious visits from five of history's greatest coaches: John Wooden, Buck O’Neil, Herb Brooks, Paul "Bear" Bryant, and Vince Lombardi.

          Together, these five legendary leaders teach Chris how to "think like a warrior" and take control of his life. The "warrior mindset" he develops changes his life forever—and it will change yours as well.

          Discover the life-changing lessons of John Wooden, Buck O'Neil, Herb Brooks, Bear Bryant, and Vince Lombardi in this inspirational tale of what it takes to achieve your dreams—whatever those dreams may be.

          This book will show you how to...
          - Build your self-confidence
          - Develop mental toughness
          - Attack every day with joy and enthusiasm
          - Use a positive mental attitude to achieve more
          - Harness the power of positive self-talk
          - Be a positive leader for your family and your team
          - Become the person you were born to be
          - And much more…


          The five inner beliefs revealed in this book will empower you to take control of your life and overcome any obstacle that stands in your way.

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          How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

          How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It

            Mark Cuban shares his wealth of experience and business savvy in his first published book, HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS.



            "It's New Year's resolution time, and Mark Cuban's new book offers the rationale for a good one." ―BUSINESS INSIDER



            Using the greatest material from his popular Blog Maverick, Cuban has collected and updated his postings on business and life to provide a catalog of insider knowledge on what it takes to become a thriving entrepreneur. He tells his own rags-to-riches story of how he went from selling powdered milk and sleeping on friends' couches to owning his own company and becoming a multi-billion dollar success story. His unconventional yet highly effective ideas on how to build a successful business offer entrepreneurs at any stage of their careers a huge edge over their competitors.



            "In short, [HOW TO WIN AT THE SPORT OF BUSINESS] exceeded...expectations. Short chapters...got right to the point and were not filled with 'stuffing'." ―HUFFINGTON POST How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It very nice to be read and collected, can be downloaded at our resources, the availability are different at each US download area, register for free and check availability in your area, Read online How to Win at the Sport of Business: If I Can Do It, You Can Do It with your 30 days free trial, Enjoy this book.

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            Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics

            Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics

            • National Geographic Society
            Get ready for the Olympics! Everything has its weird side--even sports! Add wacky stats, facts, and stories to your arsenal of sports trivia with this new slam-dunk addition to the very popular Weird but True series! Discover tons more zany fun, focused totally on the subject of sports! So step up to the plate to get 300 ALL-NEW amazing facts plus photos. Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics very nice to be read and collected, can be downloaded at our resources, the availability are different at each US download area, register for free and check availability in your area, Read online Weird but True Sports: 300 Wacky Facts About Awesome Athletics with your 30 days free trial, Enjoy this book.

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            Stadium of Lights: A Second Chance Sports Romance

            Stadium of Lights: A Second Chance Sports Romance

              He can’t help claiming her. But can he love her?

              Max
              The ladies have always liked me, and I’ve always returned the favor. Now Abby’s messing with my head. And, if I’m honest, my heart.

              I didn’t even recognize her at first―the girl I grew up with. She used to be one of the guys, but now she’s a stubborn, redheaded bombshell.

              I don’t want to hurt her but I’m damned if I’ll let anyone else touch her.

              She’s mine. Even if I can’t bring myself to tell her that.

              Abby
              I can’t believe fate brought Max back into my life. He’s the only jock who was ever nice to me, and I hid my feelings so I could be his friend and hang around him.

              I don’t think I can hide anymore.

              But Max hasn’t changed―women want him and he wants them right back. I don’t have a shot at being anything but another notch on his bedpost.

              I can’t be near him without craving his touch. If I dance too close to his beautiful flame, I know I’ll get burned.

              But maybe―just maybe―the heartache will be worth it.

              Stadium of Lights is a very steamy standalone, full-length football sports romance novel. It’s only recommended for audiences 18+. No cheating. No cliffhangers. Guaranteed HEA. Stadium of Lights: A Second Chance Sports Romance very nice to be read and collected, can be downloaded at our resources, the availability are different at each US download area, register for free and check availability in your area, Read online Stadium of Lights: A Second Chance Sports Romance with your 30 days free trial, Enjoy this book.

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              Out of Bounds: A Sports Romance (Soulmates Series) (Volume 5)

              Out of Bounds: A Sports Romance (Soulmates Series) (Volume 5)

                I thought he was joking when he asked me out. It was only after I laughed in his face that I realized he was serious. But what was I supposed to do? It was my first day of high school, and I was already on the verge of a breakdown. The last thing I was prepared for was attention from boys like him… Popular boys with wide smiles and sparkly eyes and hair worthy of its own magazine spread. I’d always been invisible to guys like that. But the moment was fleeting, and as soon as I laughed at him, I went back to being invisible... as did the debilitating crush I had on him. Looking back, though, that split second probably altered the course of my whole life. The inappropriate, relentless feelings I had for him gave me insight into the angst and unrequited love that featured time and time again in the books I loved most, books that always seemed to be about people who were forced to hide their deepest desires. I loved stories and words before that moment, but when Luke Hudson looked at me like I was the only girl in the room, everything changed. It made me feel like my life was a story, a story worth telling. Of course, like all the most interesting fantasies, mine had to be kept secret, so I distracted myself by studying and sharing the stories of others. But I never stopped wondering what would happen if I turned the page on my own. I didn’t dare, though, because I knew there were only two ways in which the most wonderful love stories could end: ecstatic happiness or pitiless tragedy. And I wasn’t sure I could handle either of them. So I kept my curious feelings to myself and did my best to keep Luke in the dark. But like all athletes, his persistence was hard to compete with, and it seemed no matter where I tried to hide, he’d always come find me…and turn the light on. Out of Bounds: A Sports Romance (Soulmates Series) (Volume 5) very nice to be read and collected, can be downloaded at our resources, the availability are different at each US download area, register for free and check availability in your area, Read online Out of Bounds: A Sports Romance (Soulmates Series) (Volume 5) with your 30 days free trial, Enjoy this book.

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                A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)

                A Sport and a Pastime: A Novel (FSG Classics)

                • Farrar Straus Giroux

                "As nearly perfect as any American fiction I know," is how Reynolds Price (The New York Times) described this classic that has been a favorite of readers, both here and in Europe, for almost forty years. Set in provincial France in the 1960s, it is the intensely carnal story―part shocking reality, part feverish dream ―of a love affair between a footloose Yale dropout and a young French girl. There is the seen and the unseen―and pages that burn with a rare intensity.

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