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Against the Grain : A Coach's Wisdom on Character, Faith, Family, and Love
by Bill Courtney Details
Bill Courtney--entrepreneur, football coach, and subject of the 2011 documentary Undefeated--shares his hard-won lessons on discipline, success, teamwork, and triumph over adversity.
Bird Dream: Adventures at the Extremes of Human Flight
by Matt Higgins Details
A heart-stopping narrative of risk and courage, Bird Dream tells the story of the remarkable men and women who pioneered the latest advances in aerial exploration--from skydiving to BASE jumping to wingsuit flying--and made history with their daring.
Deep: Freediving, Renegade Science, and What the Ocean Tells Us about Ourselves
by James Nestor Details
In Deep, Nestor embeds with a gang of extreme athletes and renegade researchers who are transforming not only our knowledge of the planet and its creatures, but also our understanding of the human body and mind. Along the way, he takes us from the surface to the Atlantic's greatest depths, some 28,000 feet below sea level.
Denali's Howl: The Deadliest Climbing Disaster on America's Wildest Peak
by Andy Hall Details
Denali's Howl is the white-knuckle account of one of the most deadly climbing disasters of all time. In 1967, twelve young men attempted to climb Alaska's Mount McKinley-known to the locals as Denali-one of the most popular and deadly mountaineering destinations in the world. Only five survived.
Learning to Breathe Fire: The Rise of CrossFit and the Primal Future of Fitness
by J.C. Herz Details
"Explains the science of maximum effort, why the modern gym fails an obese society, and the psychic rewards of ending up on the floor feeling as though you're about to die, [tracing] CrossFit's rise from a single underground gym in Santa Cruz to its adoption as the workout of choice for elite special forces, firefighters, and cops, to its popularity as the go-to fitness routine for regular Joes and Janes"--Dust jacket flap.
The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through the Heart of the Grand Canyon
by Kevin Fedarko Details
The epic story of the fastest boat ride in history, on a hand-built dory named the "Emerald Mile," through the heart of the Grand Canyon on the Colorado river.
What It Takes: Fighting For My Life and My Love of the Game
by Mark Herzlich Details
In 2011, Mark Herzlich became a starting linebacker for a New York Giants team that would win the Super Bowl--just two years after he had been told that he would never play football again. Now Herzlich tells his triumphant story for the first time.
Updated 08/02/2014
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