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    The Marathon Method by Tom Holland; Jeff Galloway

    2007. Paperback. New. Get Ready to Run! A complete guide to training for a half or full marathon in sixteen weeks, this book follows the format of Tom's previous book The 12-Week Triathlete with simply the best advice on how to run your fastest race while staying injury-free. Whether you are a first-time marathoner, trying to set a new ""PR"" or looking to qualify for Boston, this book is for you. ""TRAIN LESS AND RUN YOUR BEST"" Some worry that running a marathon will involve hours upon hours of training each week. Others fear that they will become injured. Some veteran marathoners have followed other training plans and experienced both, but Tom's approach is much different. His philosophy of ""train less, run your best"" will amaze you whether you are running your first marathon or fiftieth. Exercise physiologist and sports performance coach Tom Holland -- an elite endurance athlete himself and sub-3 hour marathoner who has run in more than fifty marathons, three ultramarathons, and a dozen Ironman triathlons around the world will teach you how to properly gear up and train in the sixteen weeks prior to your half or full marathon. So when that starting gun sounds, you'll be equipped with invaluable tips and techniques that will put you in position to run the best race of your life. The Marathon Method provides you with everything you need to know including: Easy-to-understand advice on nutrition, hydration, and gear Customized training plans for beginner, intermediate, and advanced runners Advice on the mental side of running and how to make your mind go that extra mile Strategies to avoid hitting the infamous 'wall' Tips on pacing, injury prevention, strength training, flexibility, and much more!


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    All of These People : A Memoir by Keane, Fergal

    London: Harper Collins, 2005. No marks or inscriptions. A lovely clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, minor bump to foot of spine and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn with very minor creasing to spine ends. 396pp. Autobiography of war correspondent Fergal Keane.. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Near Fine. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.


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    A Collection of Essays by George Orwell

    Garden City: Doubleday, 1954. Paperback. Good +. A Collection of Essays by George Orwell, Author of 1984, Garden City, Doubleday, 1954. Green and gold paper covers, sextodecimo (4 1/4 by 7 inches), 320 pp, 14 essays, including "Why I Write." G+: corners bumped and creased, pencil mark and smudge on back, ink writing on front cover verso and half title, some underlining in middle essays.


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    Daytona 500 by J.J. O'Malley

    2007. Hardcover, Dust Jacket. New.


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    The Life of Woodrow Wilson: 1856-1924 by Daniels, Josephus

    Chicago, IL; Philadelphia, PA; Toronto, Canada: The John C. Winston Company. Very Good. [1924]. Cloth. A sharp copy in Very Good condition with soiling to upper rear board, yellowed pages, and previous owner's signature to front pastedown. Bound in blue cloth with gilt lettering ; The author, Josephus Daniels, served as Secretary of the Navy during President Woodrow Wilson's Administration (1913-1921) .


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    Gifted Hands by Ben Carson

    Zondevan Press, 1996 Ben Carson used to be the class dummy. Today he is one of the world's most brilliant surgeons.Gifted Hands Kids Edition tells the extraordinary true story of an angry, young boy from the inner city who, through faith and determination, grew up to become one of the world's leading pediatric neurosurgeons. When Ben was in school, his peers called him the class dummy. But his mother encouraged him to succeed, and Ben discovered a deep love of learning. Ben found that anything is possible with trust and determination., 226 pages, Like New. Paperback edition


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    Kill the Messenger by Ingham, Bernard

    London: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, 1991. Signed on front end paper by Tom Pendry, then an MP and now Lord Pendry. No other marks or inscriptions. No creasing to covers or to spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. 408pp. Autobiography of Margaret Thatcher's Press Secretary for most of her years in office. First edition, second printing.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.


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    The Games That Changed the Game by Ron Jaworski; David C. Plaut; Greg Cosell; Steve Sabol

    2010. Hardcover. Like New. From the advent of the vertical passing game to the development of ever-more-sophisticated blitzing schemes on defense, professional football in the last half century has been a sport marked by relentless innovation. For fans determined to keep up with the changes that have transformed the game, close examination of the coaching footage is a must. In the words of Hall of Fame linebacker Mike Singletary, “The film does not lie.” In The Games That Changed the Game, Ron Jaworski, a one-time NFL MVP turned Monday Night Football analyst and pro football’s #1 game-tape guru, breaks down the film from seven of the most momentous contests of the last fifty years. With an eye toward the brilliant game plans and seminal strategic breakthroughs that revolutionized play on both sides of the ball, Jaworski offers readers a drive-by-drive, play-by-play guide to the evolutionary leaps that now define the modern NFL, as well as portraits of the seven men who exhibited both creativity and courage in bucking established strategies. From Sid Gillman’s development of the Vertical Stretch, which culminated in the San Diego Chargers’ victory in the 1963 AFL Championship Game and launched the era of wide-open passing offenses, to Bill Belichick’s daring defensive game plan in Super Bowl XXXVI, which enabled his outgunned squad to upset the heavily favored St. Louis Rams and usher in the New England Patriots dynasty, the most cutting-edge concepts come alive again through the recollections of nearly seventy coaches and players interviewed for this book. Writing with the same vivid, passionate, and accessible style that has made him television’s go-to X’s and O’s maven, Jaworski fills in the blanks for fans who aren’t satisfied with merely dropping the terms “West Coast offense” or “46 defense” into conversation, but want to understand them fully, in context, as they were experienced by the men who played the game. You’ll never watch the NFL the same way again.Foreword by Steve Sabol, president, NFL Films


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    Lefty by Vernona and Lawrence Goldstone Gomez

    2012. Hardcover, Dust Jacket. New. A baseball legend distinguished by his competitive nature, quick wit, and generous spirit, Lefty Gomez was one of a kind. Told for the first time, this is his remarkable story. Born to a small-town California ranching family, the youngest of eight, Vernon Lefty"" Gomez rode his powerful arm and jocular personality right across America to the dugout of the New York Yankees. Lefty baffled hitters with his blazing fastball, establishing himself as the team's ace. He vacationed with Babe Ruth, served as Joe DiMaggio's confidant, and consoled Lou Gehrig the day the ""Iron Horse"" removed himself from the lineup. He started and won the first-ever All-Star Game, was the first pitcher to make the cover of Time magazine, and barnstormed Japan as part of Major League Baseball's grand ambassadorial tour in 1934. Away from the diamond, Lefty played the big-city bon vivant, marrying Broadway star June O'Dea and hobnobbing with a who's who of celebrities, including George Gershwin, Jack Dempsey, Ernest Hemingway, Marilyn Monroe, George M. Cohan, and James Michener. He even scored a private audience with the pope. And even when his pro ball career was done, Lefty wasn't. He became a national representative for Wilson Sporting Goods, logging over 100,000 miles a year, spreading the word about America's favorite game, and touching thousands of lives. In 1972 he was inducted into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. Three baseball fields are named for him, and to this day the top honor bestowed each year by the American Baseball Coaches Association is the Lefty Gomez Award. Now, drawing on countless conversations with Lefty, interweaving more than three hundred interviews conducted with his family, friends, competitors, and teammates over the course of a decade, and revealing candid photos, documents, and film clips--many never shown publicly--his daughter Vernona Gomez and her award-winning co-author Lawrence Goldstone vividly re-create the life and adventures of the irreverent southpaw fondly dubbed ""El Sęor Goofy."" ""I'd rather be lucky than good,"" Lefty Gomez once quipped--one of many classic one-liners documented here. In the end he was both. A star-studded romp through baseball's most glorious seasons and America's most glamorous years, Lefty is at once a long-overdue reminder of a pitcher's greatness and a heartwarming celebration of a life well-lived""--Provided by publisher.


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    The Goldwater Coloring Book. by WRIGHT, Fred

    New York: Marzani & Munsell, 1964. First edition / First printing. Red, White and Blue illustrated wrappers. Near fine.. Political satire from the 1964 campaign.


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    Margot Asquith's Great War Diary 1914-1916: The View from Downing Street by Brock, Michael and Brock, Eleanor

    Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, very minor bumping to lower edge and no bumping to corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked or torn or creased. 417pp. The diary of the wife of the British Prime Minister who took us into the First World War. A fascinating look behind the scenes at No 10 Downing Street as the war unfolded.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Near Fine/Fine. 9.5 x 6.25 inches.


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    Marina and Lee by McMillan, Priscilla Johnson

    London: Collins, 1978. No marks or inscriptions. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards, slightly dusty slightly foxed page edges and bumping to some corners. Dust jacket not price clipped or marked with nick to upper front corner, slight rubbing to spine ends and a little creasing to edges. 527pp. The story of Lee Harvey Oswald who assassinated President Kennedy in Dallas in 1963. Marina is Oswald's Russian wife and the book also covers her life and their life together.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Very Good/Very Good. 9.25 x 6 inches.


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    Churchill : The Rise to Failure 1874-1915 by Morgan, Ted

    London: Triad/Panther Books, 1984. No marks or inscriptions. Minor creasing to covers, faint crease to arched spine. A very clean very tight copy with bright unmarked boards and no bumping to corners. 672pp. Biography of the early years of Winston Churchill as his career seemed doomed to failure.. Soft Cover. Very Good. 7.75 x 5 inches.


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    Growing Up with Chicago by Harrison, Carter Henry

    Chicago: Ralph Fletcher Seymour. Good with no dust jacket; Boards worn and dampstained.. 1944. First Edition. Hardcover. Blue cloth binding. Several pages of photos at rear. The sequel to the author's first memoir, "Stormy Years", by the son of the long-time Chicago mayor, who was assassinated while in office, who himself served as Chicago mayor. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; 375 pages .


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    Don't Let the Fire Go Out! by Carnahan, Jean

    Columbia, Missouri: Univ of Missouri Press. New in New dust jacket. 2004. First Edition. Hardcover. B/w illus. Dust jacket protected in a removable Brodart cover. Black boards and spine with spine imprinted in gold with title and author's name. SIGNED by the AUTHOR on the title page. Gift quality!. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. 252 pages. Signed by Author. The slogan Don't Let the Fire Go Out! Became the guiding force for Jean Carnahan as she confronted life's challenges after her husband, son, and longtime friend were killed in a plane crash on October 16, 2000. .


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    The Illustrated History Of Mickey Mantle by Gene Schoor

    1996. Hardcover. Very Good.


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    Tales of Alaska's Bush Rat Governor: The Extraordinary Autobiography of Jay Hammond, Wilderness Guide and Reluctant Politician by Hammond, Jay

    Fairbanks, AK: Epicenter Press. Near Fine. 1996. First Paperback Edition. Trade Paperback. Full number line 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. . 340 pages. A former Marine fighter pilot, Jay Hammond heads north to Alaska after World War II. He becomes a trapper, bush pilot, fisherman, guide, wolf hunter, poet, environmentalist, and finally a reluctant politician who endears himself to Alaska's people by telling them the unvarnished and sometimes unwelcome truth about the state of affairs in their oil-boom state. They punish him by electing him governor! .


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    Rising Tide by Randy Roberts

    2013. Paperback. New.


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    The Life Of Stephen F. Austin: Founder Of Texas, 1793-1836 by Barker, Eugene C

    Cokesbury Press. Hardcover. ~Good. Fair DJ. Ex-Library. Hardcover. Academic library markings/stamps; light to moderate shelf wear; satisfaction guaranteed.?Signed by author. Weak hinge. Deckled edges. Top edge gilt. . Good. 1925.


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    Fishing Tips & Tricks: More Than 500 Guide-Tested Tips For Freshwater And Saltwater Tactics (The Freshwater Angler) by C. Boyd Pfeiffer

    2008. Hardcover. Like New. Has writing inside. ""Offers tips to make fishing in North America easier and more productive. The up-close and detailed photographs show how. Tips come from years of research, and include everything from buying new waders and using hemostats to timing the strike to casting sinking fly lines. Covers both freshwater and saltwater species, methods and skills""--Provided by publisher.


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    We Can Have Peace in the Holy Land. by CARTER, Jimmy

    New York: Simon & Schuster, 2009. Signed by Jimmy Carter on the title page. First edition / First printing. Black paper spine, black paper-covered boards. Very fine in very fine dust jacket. A beautiful copy.


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    The Warrior Diplomats Guardians of the National Security and Modernization of Turkey (political leaders in Turkey since WWI) by Tamkoc, Metin *SIGNED by author*

    Slat Lake City, UT: U of Utah Press, 1976. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good/Very Good. Size is 8vo. B/W Photos. Signed by Author. (full book description) U of Utah Press, Slat Lake City, UT, 1976. 1st Edition VG+/VG, Hard Cover, w/Dust Jacket. Size is 8vo, 394pgs(INDEX). B/W Photos. DJ edges rubbed, light foxing specks on page ends, o.w. clean & tight. Author AUTOGRAPHED/INSCRIBED!(to author's aunt & uncle) [Political Leaders; AUTOGRAPHED; University Press; History; Turkey] SELLING WORLDWIDE SINCE 1987. WE ALWAYS PACK WITH GREAT CARE!


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    $85.00

    The Search for Jimmy Carter. by COLLINS, Tom. Signed by Jimmy Carter

    Waco, TX: Word Publishing, 1976. Signed on the title page by Jimmy Carter . First edition / First printing. Illustrated black and white wrappers. Near fine with wear to the corners. Uncommon signed by the former President.


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    Man of the House. The Life and Political Memoirs of Speaker Tip O'Neill by O'Neill, Thomas J. with William Novak

    New York: Random House. VG+/VG+. 1987. 1st Edition; 1st Printing. Hardcover. 0025257005 . DJ price-clipped; 8vo; 387 pp .


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    A Family Of Poems; My Favorite Poetry For Children - 1st Edition/1st Printing by Kennedy, Caroline

    New York: Hyperion Books for Children. As New in As New dust jacket. 2005. First Edition; First Printing; Signed by Author. Hardcover. 9780786851119 . A most beautiful first edition/first printing book in unread As New condition in alike dust-jacket, SIGNED directly on the title page by author Caroline Kennedy; What began as a commercial publishing project for former First Daughter Caroline Kennedy became a very personal gift from the heart. Kennedy, having met with great success after publishing an anthology of her mother Jackie Onassis's poems, collected poems for children cherished by her own family. These poems were favorites that were read aloud to Kennedy and her brother from the White House by their famous parents. Divided into sections that reflect a child's world, Caroline Kennedy gives each a personal introduction and explains the relevance of each poem to her own life .


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