Larger than the state of Rhode Island and laced by a thousand miles of trails, the White Mountains have long been a hiker's paradise. Here is a first-person account of the world that begins where the pavement ends. Fishermen, backpackers, trail-bikers ... goofers, peak baggers, and through hikers ... you'll find them all in the White Mountains, and you'll meet them all in the pages of this compelling book.The year is 1975, when it was still possible to find space in a lean-to shelter, and the Old Man of the Mountains still showed his splendid profile over Franconia Notch. "A thousand delights," wrote the reviewer for Appalachia magazine.
A month-by-month history of an underappreciated season that will bring back memories for Chicago baseball fans—includes photos. Chicago Cubs fans always will remember the beloved 1969 team. Yet the 1970 Cubs are, in many ways, more interesting. The Cubs added fascinating characters like Joe Pepitone and Milt Pappas to the legendary nucleus of Billy Williams, Ron Santo, and Ernie Banks. The team came closer than in any year between 1945 and 1984—finishing only five games out of first place in one of baseball’s hottest pennant races. Offering a fast-paced look at the season month by month, William S. Bike moves beyond wins, losses, and statistics to relive Ernie Banks's 500th home run, the addition of “the basket” to the outfield walls, and other iconic moments from a landmark year at Wrigley Field.
Filled with stunning photos, this book by the #1 New York Times–bestselling sportswriter tells the story of Mickey Mantle’s legendary career.
Mickey Mantle has long been considered one of baseball's most memorable figures—playing his entire eighteen-year baseball career for the New York Yankees (1951-68), winning three American League MVP titles, playing in twenty All-Star games, and winning seven World Series.
Today, decades after his retirement, he still holds six World Series records, including most home runs (18). Buzz Bissinger, Pulitzer Prize winner and acclaimed author of Friday Night Lights and Three Nights in August, goes beyond the statistics to bring Mantle to life, and striking photographs by Marvin E. Newman make this book a fitting tribute to Mantle’s career and his lasting impact on the sport of baseball.
The life and times of the eight-time Stanley Cup winner
When Boston coach Lynn Patrick was asked who he’d pick between Rocket Richard or Gordie Howe he answered, “Neither! I’ll take Red Kelly!” The only player to have won eight Stanley Cups without playing for Montreal, Red began his life in hockey on the cedar swamps near Port Dover, Ontario, and went on to win accolades and championships as a Detroit Red Wing and Toronto Maple Leaf.
Go back in time with Red as he reminisces about his childhood: the time he nearly drowned; when he brought St. Michael’s College to three provincial championships; and his jump into a career with the NHL where sportsmanlike conduct won him multiple Lady Byng trophies. While playing with the Leafs, he served as member of parliament in Lester Pearson’s government. After retiring in 1967 as a player, Red coached for a decade in the NHL with Los Angeles, Pittsburgh, and Toronto. This is a fascinating biography of a life well lived — on and off the ice.
Este libro es tu respuesta Este libro te proporcionará una gran ayuda con el futbol de alto rendimiento, tanto para los jugadores y entrenadores. El libro examinará el fútbol de alto rendimiento y considerará cómo esto se refleja y difiere del amateur. Ofrecerá ejemplos de formas en las que los jugadores pueden mejorar su resistencia para jugar al fútbol. También examinará el tipo de acondicionamiento físico específicamente necesario para jugar al fútbol al más alto nivel que nuestra capacidad permite, teniendo en cuenta la ciencia detrás de la práctica. “Fútbol de alto rendimiento” tendrá en cuenta los diferentes aspectos de ponerse en forma para el fútbol de alto rendimiento. Se verá maneras de desarrollar la fuerza de la parte superior del cuerpo. Se ofrecerán orientaciones prácticas con respecto a la pliometría – programas de formación específicos para desarrollar la explosividad del movimiento y la velocidad subsiguiente. El ritmo es necesario en el fútbol, aunque es un deporte de piques y trotes. El libro ofrecerá formas prácticas de desarrollar un atributo tan necesario como la resistencia también. No es sólo la aptitud física que se requiere para ser un buen jugador de fútbol, pero la conciencia mental es vital; posicionamiento, selección de pases, hacer carreras, concentración – todo se trata de desarrollar una buena condición mental para ayudar a tomar las mejores decisiones en una situación de rápido desarrollo. Este libro ofrecerá maneras de mejorar esto. También veremos el tipo de disciplina necesaria para estar lo suficientemente en forma para jugar al fútbol al más alto nivel que podamos, y cómo la dieta puede ayudar a lograr esta forma física para jugar al fútbol al más alto nivel.
Are you tired of carrying extensive backpacks to camping trips in the wilderness? Are you afraid of dying of hunger? Do you avoid visiting the wilderness because you believe you will get lost and go hungry? Do you want to learn how to eat in the wilderness? Do you want to learn primitive but extremely useful skills such as foraging, hunting, and gathering? Do you want to form a physical and spiritual connection with Mother Nature? Are you interested in bushcraft but don't know where to begin? If the answer to any of the above questions is yes, then you have chosen the right book.
Bushcraft is rapidly becoming a lifestyle choice for many. It is a great way to connect with nature and enjoy its gifts. Living and surviving in the wilderness can teach you a lot of things. There are many things you need to consider while living in the wilderness. Water, shelter, and food should always be your priorities in the wilderness. While the first two can be found with ease, it might be quite difficult to identify and find edible and non-poisonous food in the wilderness. This book contains various tips, guidance, and techniques that will help you find, harvest, forage, hunt, trap, collect, and gather food in the wilderness. It also features extensive chapters on cooking and preserving these food items.
The book contains chapters on a variety of topics related to bushcraft and eating in the wilderness. If you follow the instructions and descriptions given in this book closely, you will always be able to find some edible plants or animals in the wilderness.
In the course of this book, you will learn about: The basics of bushcraftThe basics of foragingIdentification of various edible plantsHow to harvest plantsBasics of hunting and trappingForaging snails and slugsButcheringCooking in the wildernessUncommon foodsAnd much more!
The classic history of golf in America beginning with the first clubs to arrive on the coast—from “golf’s most respected and authoritative writer” (Golf magazine). Widely regarded as the definitive account of America’s love affair with the world’s greatest game, this magisterial volume is Herbert Warren Wind’s masterpiece. From John Reid, the expatriate Scotsman who imported a set of clubs and balls from St. Andrews in 1888 and built a three-hole course on a cow pasture in Yonkers, New York, to Alan Shepard’s six-iron shot on the surface of the moon, The Story of American Golf documents the iconic moments in the sport’s first century in the United States. Wind captures legendary players, including C. B. Macdonald, Bobby Jones, Byron Nelson, Babe Didrikson Zaharias, Ben Hogan, and Jack Nicklaus, in all their glory, and expertly analyzes the developments in style, equipment, and technique that created the modern game. Encyclopedic in scope and intimate in detail, The Story of American Golf is both a fitting tribute to the beautiful and fickle game that inspired a national obsession and a testament to Herbert Warren Wind’s incomparable talents as a journalist and historian.
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