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Throwing Rocks at Houses
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Throwing Rocks at Houses

By Jones, Colleen (With Perry Lefko.) (Biography of Colleen Jones.)

Toronto: Viking 978-0-670-06819-7 [978-0-670-06819-7] 2015. (Hardcover) 246pp. Near fine in near fine dust jacket. Photographs, diagram. "So, after a lifetime of telling other people's stories, this is my story - about curling, broadcasting, growing up in Halifax in a family of nine siblings, marrying, starting my own family, surviving a serious health scare, and learning the hard way to savour life each and every day". Biography of Colleen Jones. Locale: Canada. (Sports, Athletes, Broadcasting, Curling, Sports).

$26.25

Winning at the Races; Computer Discoveries in Thoroughbred Handicapping
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Winning at the Races; Computer Discoveries in Thoroughbred Handicapping

By Quirin, William L.

New York: William Morrow and Company [0-688-03400-4] 1979. (Small 4to) 306pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs, illustrations, diagrams, graphs, tables. The dust jacket is price-clipped, there is a previous owner's small stamp markered out on the front endpaper. "For racing enthusiasts, for people who pursue Thoroughbred handicapping as a serious hobby - or even as a career - here is a unique, innovative approach to this exciting game. With direct access to a computer, Dr. Quirin has made a vast and comprehensive study of every aspect of Thoroughbred handicapping. All important variables have been statistically analyzed: past performance, jockey, trainer, class, weight, form, track condition, post position, distance, and more". Book about Handicapping. (Sports, Computers, Gambling, Horse Racing, Sports, Statistics).

$31.50

My $50,000 Year at the Races
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My $50,000 Year at the Races

By Beyer, Andrew

New York: Harcourt Brace Jovanovich [0-15-163693-1] 1978. (Small 4to) 163pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Illustrations, tables, appendices. The spine is lightly cocked and a previous owner's name and address label has been markered out. "Andrew Beyer set out on a gambling odyssey in 1977, determined to prove himself as a horseplayer. He would marshal all his handicapping skills for assaults on four racetracks: Gulfstream Park, Pimlico, Saratoga, and the Barrington Fair". Book about Handicapping. (Sports, Gambling, Horse Racing, Memoir, Sports).

$26.25

Jackrabbits in the Outfield; A Journey Inside the Winnipeg Goldyes & the Northern League of Professional Baseball

By Hindle, John

Winnipeg: Author 978-0-9739827-1-8 [978-0-9739827-1-8] 2006. (Trade paperback) 278pp. Very good. Photographs. Lightly edgeworn. "Here is an inside look at the phenomenal success of the Winnipeg Goldeyes and the Northern League of Professional Baseball. John Hindle was the general manager of the Goldeyes for eight years from their birth in 1994 until the conclusion of the wildly successfuly 2001 season. During an era when minor league baseball teams were disappearing from the landscape throughout Canada, the Winnipeg Goldeyes were the exception". Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Sports, Baseball, Northern League of Professional Baseball, Sports, Winnipeg Goldeyes--Baseball Team).

$21.00

The Plastic Orgasm

By Barnes, La Verne

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart Limited 1971, 1st edition. (Hardcover) 155pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. The dust jacket is lightly edgeworn and rubbed. (Sports, Canadian Football League, Football, Psychology).

$26.25

The Spirit of St. Andrews

By MacKenzie, Alister

Chelsea: Sleeping Bear Press 1995, an unnumbered copy from a limited edition of 1500. (4to) 324pp. Near fine, no dust jacket. Green leather with gilt lettering to the cover and spine. Photographic endpapers, color frontispiece, illustrations, photographs, fold-out, colored map. A small pink discoloration to the top of the page with the fold-out map attached. "An astonishing amount of golf - that is, good golf - is played between the ears. We have to think, to concentrate on the stroke, in order to hit the ball correctly. If this were not so I doubt if we should trouble ourselves to play the game. In the same way, we want our golf courses to make us think. However much we may enjoy whaling the life out of the little white ball, we soon grow tired of playing a golf course that does not give us problems in strategy as well as skill" - from the Foreword by Robert Tyre Jones, Jr. Book about Alister MacKenzie. Foreword by Robert Tyre Jones. (Sports, Golf, Sports).

$131.25

Slapshot!
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Slapshot!

By Fischler, Stan

New York: Grosset & Dunlap [0-448-01573-0] 1973, 2nd printing. (Hardcover) 231pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Photographs. There is light edgewear to the dust jacket and a previous owner's name in ink on the front free endpaper. "Stan Fischler must be one of hockey's greatest fans, and the book he's written is a hockey nut's dream - loaded with controversy! The thing that makes Fischler different from your average hockey nut is that he's managed to make a living out of it - first as a publicist for the New York Rangers, then as a hockey reporter for a dozen different magazines and newspapers, and currently as a syndicated columnist and author". Book about Sports Fans. (Sports, Hockey, New York Rangers, Reporters).

$26.25

The Way of Karate
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The Way of Karate

By Mattson, George E.

Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company [0-8048-1852-5] 1993, 2nd paperback printing. (Trade paperback) 199pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, photographs, diagrams, index. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the second page. "This illuminating and informative explanation of the Okina-wan style of karate, the art and science of empty-hand fighting, presents major subjects ranging from the basic principles of karate to the relationship between karate and Zen. Fundamental techniques and the most important exercises (including the two classic formal exercises sanchin and seisan) are taught through clear-cut descriptions and illustrative photographs". (Martial Arts, Exercise, Instruction Manual, Karate, Martial Arts, Self-Defense, Sports).

$31.50

Sports Illustrated. First Issue August 16, 1954

By Sports Illustrated

New York: Time Inc. 1954. (Staplebound) 144pp. Very good. The first issue with "antiknock compound" legible on the gas pump and the mail-in subscription cards with Canada Post pre-cancel. Includes the fold-out sheet with the baseball cards. Lightly shelfworn with the top corner bumped. (Sports, Baseball Cards, Sports).

$105.00

100 Years of Canadian Football; The Dramatic History of Football's First Century in Canada, and the Story of the Canadian Football League

By Currie, Gordon

Toronto: Pagurian Press Limited 1968. (Hardcover) 192pp. Very good, no dust jacket. Photographs, tables. The top corners are bumped and the back cover has a few spots. "This year, as in each year in the past decade, millions of Canadians will view Canadian professional football, either by personal attendances at the nine large size stadia in the principal football cities, or by the medium of television. Millions will listen to the games on radio. Thousands will travel from all parts of Canada to attend the Grey Cup game for the Canadian Championship" - from the Foreword by G. Sydney Halter. (Sports, Canadian Football League, Centennial, Football, Grey Cup, History--Canada).

$36.75

Fighting Karate
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Fighting Karate

By Ahihara, Hideyuki

Tokyo: Kodansha Ltd. [0-87011-742-4] 1991, 5th printing. (Trade paperback) 162pp. Very good. Illustrations, photographs. The edges are lightly worn and there is a previous owner's blind stamp on the first page. "Rationality is what sets Ashihara karate far apart from traditional karate methods. Picture a fight in which people clash head-on, making no attempt to block the opponent. Clearly the man with the longer reach will be the first to get in his punch, while the one with greater power only has to throw in his body weight to win. Too many karate methods are like this - reckless, giving no thought to defense" - from the Preface. (Martial Arts, Instruction Manual, Karate, Martial Arts).

$26.25

Shotokan; Advanced Kata

By Enoeda, Keinosuke

London: Dragon books [0-946062-03-X] 1986, 4th impression. (4to paperback) 132, 103, 102pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, photographs. The first volume has a light 5-inch crease to the front cover near the spine and there is a previous owner's blind stamp on the half-title page of each volume. "A former All-Japan Champion, Keinosuke Enoeda is renowned as a Master of exceptional fighting and teaching ability. Nicknamed 'The Tiger' in his youth as a result of his power and ferocity, the success of his training method and the high standard he maintains, have won the respect of instructors and students world-wide". Book about Kata. Locale: Japan. (Martial Arts, Instruction Manual, Karate, Martial Arts).

$94.50

Zen Shaolin Karate; The Complete Practice, Philosophy, and History
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Zen Shaolin Karate; The Complete Practice, Philosophy, and History

By Johnson, Nathan

Rutland: Charles E. Tuttle Company [0-8048-1918-1] 1994, 1st edition. (Trade paperback) 240pp. Very good plus. Illustrations, photographs. There is a previous owner's blind stamp on the half-title page. "Kata, the preset movements forming the backbone of all karate styles, have been a source of endless confusion for the vast majority of karate students. All students learn how to perform the kata, but there has never been an effective explanation of how they are applied. Until now!". Book about Kata. (Martial Arts, Instruction Manual, Karate, Martial Arts, Sports).

$26.25

The Hot Line; How the Legendary Trio of Hull, Hedberg and Nilsson Transformed Hockey and Led the Winnipeg Jets to Greatness
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The Hot Line; How the Legendary Trio of Hull, Hedberg and Nilsson Transformed Hockey and Led the Winnipeg Jets to Greatness

By Kibryson, Geoff

Winnipeg: Great Plains Publications 978-1-92785565-2 [978-1-92785565-2] 2016. (Trade paperback) 271pp. Near fine. Signed with an inscription by the author. Photographs, index. "When Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull and Ulf Nilsson took to the ice they created a dynamic line that saw the Winnipeg Jets win two World Hockey Association championships. Their chemistry on the ice and impact on the game is explored in the Hot Line: How the Legendary Trio of Hull, Hedberg and Nillson Transformed Hockey and Led the Winnipeg Jets to Greatness". Book about Anders Hedberg, Bobby Hull & Ulf Nilsson. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Western Canada; Winnipeg--Manitoba. (Sports, Hockey--Canada, Winnipeg Jets--Hockey Team, World Hockey Association).

$36.75

The Rebel League; The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association
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The Rebel League; The Short and Unruly Life of the World Hockey Association

By Willes, Ed

Toronto: McClelland & Stewart [0-7710-8947-3] 2004. (Hardcover) 277pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Photographs, appendix, index. A previous owner's name has been blacked out on the front fixed endpaper. "Welcome to the wildest seven years in the history of hockey... The Rebel League chronicles the good, the bad, and the ugly of the fabled WHA. It is filled with hilarious anecdotes, behind-the-scenes dealing, and simply great (and not-so-great) hockey". Book about Wayne Gretzky, Winnipeg Jets & World Hockey Association. Time Period 1970's. Locale: Canada. (Hockey, Hockey).

$36.75

Coast to Coast; Hockey in Canada to the Second World War
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Coast to Coast; Hockey in Canada to the Second World War

By Wong, John Chi-Kit (editor) (Includes Carly Adams; John Matthew Barlow; Robert S. Kossuth; Stacy L. Lorenz; Daniel MacDonald; Geraint B. Osborne; J. Andrew Ross; John Chi-Kit Wong.)

Toronto: University of Toronto Press 978-0-8020-9532-9 [978-0-8020-9532-9] 2009. (Trade paperback) 265pp. Near fine. Map, illustration, notes, contributors, index. "Coast to Coast examines the historical development of hockey across Canada, in both rural and urban settings, to ask how ideas about hockey have changed. It is an intriguing look at the development of a national sport, a must-read for hockey fans and historians alike". Time Period 1890's, 1900's, 1910's & Pre-1940. Includes Carly Adams, John Matthew Barlow, Robert S. Kossuth, Stacy L. Lorenz, Daniel MacDonald, Geraint B. Osborne, J. Andrew Ross & John Chi-Kit Wong. Locale: Canada. (Sports, Critical Theory, Essays, History--Canada, Hockey).

$26.25

Bobby Orr and the Big, Bad Bruins

By Fischler, Stan

New York: Dodd, Mead & Company 1969. (Hardcover) 273pp. Very good in very good dust jacket. Photographs. The dust jacket is lightly worn around the edges. Book about Bobby Orr. (Sports, Hockey, Hockey Players, NHL).

$31.50

Dancing Gabe; One Step at a Time

By Perron, Daniel (Biography of Gabriel Langlois.)

Winnipeg: Daniel Perron and Associates 978-0-9948081-0-3 [978-0-9948081-0-3] 2015. (Hardcover) 286pp. Fine in fine dust jacket. Signed and inscribed by Gabe Langlois and the author. Black and white and color photographs, appendix, notes, bibliography. There is a small closed tear on the front panel of the dust jacket. "He was born in 1963, diagnosed with autism at the age of three, institutionalized at six, and non-verbal until he was ten. He moved back home at eleven, graduated from high school seven years later, and eventually became one of the most recognized and adored figures in a city of almost a million people". Biography of Gabriel Langlois. Locale: Manitoba; Prairie Provinces; Western Canada. (Sports, Autism, Biography, Fitness, Memoir, Winnipeg Blue Bombers--Football Team, Winnipeg Jets--Hockey Team).

$47.25

Sharing the Memories

By Beckstead, Anita (editors) (With Pearl Bjerke, Judy Redlick & Alan Selin.)

Biggar: Sandra Schmirler Olympic Gold Park Fund [0-9731946-0-X] 2002. (4to paperback) 159pp. Very good plus. Black and white and color photographs, illustrations. Light printer's smudging to the title page. "Sandra was a remarkable Canadian who achieved great success, yet, in that understated way that is so typically Canadian. Her passion for curling was clear, as was the considerable talent she always demonstrated on the rink. With an engaging personality, Sandra epitomized life and all that it has to offer - both on and off the ice" - Jean Chretien. Locale: Prairie Provinces; Saskatchewan; Western Canada. (Sports, Curling, Memoir, Olympic Games--1998).

$26.25

Sandra Schmirler: The Queen of Curling

By Lefko, Perry (Biography of Sandra Schmirler.)

Toronto: Stoddart [0-7737-3275-6] [2000], 1st edition. (Hardcover) 206pp. Very good plus in very good plus dust jacket. Black and white and color photographs, index. Biography of Sandra Schmirler. (Sports, Cancer, Curling).

$26.25

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