Sports & Recreation

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    The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots
    200 Practical Knots for Sailors, Climbers, Campers & Other Adventurers
    By Geoffrey Budworth, By Jason Dalton
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Learn to apply the right knot for any situation—a guide for the home, backpack, or boat. The fundamental skill of tying knots is useful in countless situations, both indoors and out. The Little Book of Incredibly Useful Knots teaches you which knot to choose and exactly how to tie it, whether you’re... [READ MORE]
    The Sporting Life
    Horses, Boxers, Rivers, and a Russian Ballclub
    By Bill Barich
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Bill Barich’s widely praised work is at its peak in these intimate glimpses into the stories behind the stories, the real people behind the public façade of the athletic realm. In this collection, Barich takes readers behind the scenes of both participatory and spectator sports, whose wide variety include:... [READ MORE]
    The Fly and the Fish
    Angling Instructions and Reminiscences
    By John Atherton, Foreword by Mike Valla
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The classic book from a revered artist and fly-tying master. An internationally renowned artist, John Atherton (1900–1952) was also a legend in the world of fly fishing. This lost classic, originally published in 1951, combines his evocative memoirs of Vermont fishing expeditions with practical directions... [READ MORE]
    Trout Fishing in the Catskills
    By Ed Van Put, Introduction by John Merwin
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Ed Van Put begins this important new book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, abundance, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the introduction of competitive species. He records the attempts to restore the depleted... [READ MORE]
    Primitive Skills and Crafts
    An Outdoorsman's Guide to Shelters, Tools, Weapons, Tracking, Survival, and More
    Compiled by Linda Jamison, Compiled by Richard Jamison
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Anyone eager to master survival skills for outdoor vacations, or simply to find a fun new family activity for a Saturday afternoon, will be educated and inspired by the practical advice presented here by archaeologists, anthropologists, primitive practitioners, craftsmen, and artisans. These experts... [READ MORE]
    The Fly Fisherman's Guide to the Meaning of Life
    What A Lifetime on the Water Has Taught Me About Love, Work, Food, Sex, and Getting Up Early
    By Peter Kaminsky
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    The fly fisherman is a unique breed of sportsman&mdash;he loves the sparkle of sunlight dancing off a trout stream, the surreal beauty of a mayfly hatch on a spring day, and the heart-thumping eruption of a surface strike by a large trout. Here Peter Kaminsky writes about the angler&rsquo;s passion and... [READ MORE]
    Eli Manning
    The Making of a Quarterback
    By Ralph Vacchiano, Foreword by Ernie Accorsi
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    When Eli Manning found teammate Plaxico Burress in the end zone with just 35 seconds remaining in Super Bowl XLII, he completed what was perhaps the greatest game-winning drive and unlikely upset in Super Bowl history. But the drive, which also included a remarkable escape and pass completion to unheralded... [READ MORE]
    In That Sweet Country
    Uncollected Writings of Harry Middleton
    By Harry Middleton, Edited by Ron Ellis
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    Throughout his career, Harry Middleton contributed hundreds of stories, essays, and book reviews to some of the most respected periodicals, including the New York Times, Sports Illustrated, Gray’s Sporting Journal, Field & Stream, Country Journal, Smithsonian, and Sierra, among others. When he died in... [READ MORE]
    Ben Hogan's Magical Device
    The Real Secret to Hogan's Swing Finally Revealed
    By Ted Hunt, Foreword by Sean Connery
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    In 1954, Ben Hogan stated in the serialized lessons he wrote for Life magazine that he had “a secret.” He challenged the world to find it by stating "It is easy to see if I tell you where to look." He then wrote his legendary instructional book, Five Lessons, and created a remarkable golf swing puzzle,... [READ MORE]
    Yankees by the Numbers
    A Complete Team History of the Bronx Bombers by Uniform Number
    By Bill Gutman
    (Skyhorse Publishing)
    What do Mark Koenig, Red Rolfe, Frank Crosetti, Sandy Alomar, Bobby Murcer, Wayne Tolleson, and Derek Jeter all have in common? They all wore #2 for the New York Yankees, even though nearly eight decades have passed between the first time Koenig buttoned up a Yankee uniform with that number and the last... [READ MORE]
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