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The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls

by Chicago Tribune Staff

When Derrick Rose, star point guard and reigning MVP, suffered a devastating injury in the first round of the 2012 NBA playoffs, the Chicago Bulls quickly collapsed. Despite having the best record of the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season, the Bulls didn't make it out of the first round against the eighth-seeded Philadelphia 76ers.The 2012-13 Chicago Bulls, comprised of the off-season's best Chicago Tribune sports coverage, will guide fans through the wake of that painful playoff loss and the subsequent crucial signings, trades, and updates on Rose's rehabilitation. Die-hard fans and casual observers alike will appreciate the recap of the controversial off-season, written in the straightforward and insightful manner of the Chicago Tribune's award-winning journalists.In this book, readers will get in-depth analysis of these off-season moves and a breakdown on all the new faces on this year's Bulls roster. As the team works to overcome Rose's injury, the dismantling of the "Bench Mob," and many fans' opinion that the front office chose financial decision-making over "basketball decisions," readers can prepare for another season where Coach Tom Thibodeau will try to mold this group into a winning team as they anxiously await the return of Derrick Rose.

The 21 Balloons

by William Pène du Bois

Professor William Waterman Sherman just wants to be alone. So he decides to take a year off and spend it crossing the Pacific Ocean in a hot-air balloon the likes of which no one has ever seen. But when he is found after just three weeks floating in the Atlantic among the wreckage of twenty hot-air balloons, naturally, the world is eager to know what happened. How did he end up with so many balloons... and in the wrong ocean?<P><P> Newbery Award winner.

The 21st Century Sniper

by Brandon Webb

The twenty-first-century sniper is a mature, intelligent shooter who leverages technology to his deadly advantage. He has spent thousands of hours honing his skills. He is a master of concealment in all environments, from the mountains of Afghanistan to the crowded streets of Iraq. He is trained in science and left alone to create the unique art of the kill. To the sniper, the battlefield is like a painter's blank canvas. It is his job to simultaneously utilize tools, training, and creativity to deliver devastating psychological impact upon the battlefield. And it is he alone who is left with the intimacy of the kill. A complete practical guide for any modern sniper, former Navy SEAL and military sniper Brandon Webb reveals the tips and basic training necessary to become an efficient marksman. Webb is an international authority on sniping, and after serving multiple missions in Iraq and Afghanistan, he ran the Navy SEAL sniper course, which is arguably the best sniper qualification course in the world. Including details on advanced sniper training for maritime, helicopter, and urban sniper operations, The 21st Century Sniper also touches on the latest research, development, testing, and evaluation of sniper weapons systems and optics. From trajectories and wind speed to camouflage and best vantage points and targets, Webb covers everything an expert sniper needs to know. This book is suitable for gun enthusiasts, outdoorsmen, the beginning sniper, and those with military backgrounds.

.22 Rimfire

by James E. House

With tremendous strides in technological redesign, rimfire rifles and pistols are becoming valuable tools for hunters, and target competitors, while remaining a top choice for recreational shooters. This comprehensive resource aims to assist shooters in selecting, maintaining and understanding these popular firearms. The Gun Digest Book of .22 Rimfire is the most comprehensive guide to rimfire arms and ammunition on the market, with information on current and vintage models. This reference covers the history of rimfire rifles, handguns and ammunition, sights and sighting, techniques for testing accuracy, options for enhancing models, and tests for a variety of rimfire styles. Rounding out this must-have resource is information on hunting, ballistics tables and tips for purchasing rimfire models and accessories. -Most comprehensive guide to rimfire weapons and ammunition -More than 250 detailed photos assist with identification -Covers models currently on the market and classic guns that are out of production

22 Yards

by Tuhin A. Sinha

It's exactly twenty-five years after India's spectacular World Cup victory at Lords, and Indian cricket captain Mayank Pradhan is preparing for the match of his life: the Twenty-20 World Cup final.

23 Days in July

by John Wilcockson

A riveting day-by-day account of the 2004 Tour de France filled with expert detail and rich with history, as Wilcockson knows the Tour as well as any journalist alive. -"ESPN. com"

23 Days in July

by John Wilcockson

In July 2004, Lance Armstrong will attempt to achieve what no other cyclist has ever done-win a sixth Tour de France. The most grueling athletic event in the world, the Tour de France takes place over 23 days every July across more than 2,000 miles. From punishing mountainous terrain to flat blacktop, cyclists push their bodies to the limit to win the greatest prize in cycling. John Wilcockson is the perfect writer to tell this story-he has covered the Tour de France for the past 35 years. But 23 Days in July will be more than just a day-by-day account of the race. Wilcockson will bring together engaging nuggets of history, set up each day's race with vivid descriptions of the geography, and highlight the mental as well as the physical battle among the four principal contenders-Lance Armstrong, Tyler Hamilton, Jan Ullrich, and Joseba Beloki-with whom he will be in constant contact. Woven into the narrative will be their compelling personal stories, their preparations for the race, and their training regimens, all giving new insight into the human side of the Tour de France. With two 8-page photo inserts by the world's premier cycling photographer, Graham Watson, and featuring interviews with the Tour's only other five-time winners still alive-Belgian Eddy Merckx, Frenchman Bernard Hinault, and Spaniard Miguel Induráin-23 Days in July will capture the rich history, nationalistic fervor, and diverse geographic challenges of the most dramatic athletic event in the world.

23 Days in July

by John Wilcockson

Taking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France.Armstrong had four serious challengers who wanted nothing more than to deny the man the French call Le Boss from achieving his goal. The major threat among them was the only other former Tour de France champion in last year's race, Germany's Jan Ullrich- The Kaiser. But when the race was over, Lance Armstrong once again wore the yellow jersey of victory.

23 Days in July

by John Wilcockson

Taking place over twenty-three days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France.Armstrong had four serious challengers who wanted nothing more than to deny the man the French call Le Boss from achieving his goal. The major threat among them was the only other former Tour de France champion in last year's race, Germany's Jan Ullrich- The Kaiser. But when the race was over, Lance Armstrong once again wore the yellow jersey of victory.

23 Days in July: Inside the Tour De France and Lance Armstrong's Record-Breaking Victory

by John Wilcockson

Taking place over 23 days in July and across more than 2,100 miles of smooth blacktop, rough cobblestones, and punishing mountain terrain, the Tour de France is the most grueling sports event in the world. And in 2004, five-time champion Lance Armstrong set out to achieve what no other cyclist in the 100-year history of the race had ever done: win a sixth Tour de France. Armstrong had four serious challengers, including the only former Tour de France champion in this past year's race, Germany's Jan Ullrich-the Kaiser-who wanted nothing more than to deny the man the French call Le Boss from achieving his goal. But when the race was over, Lance Armstrong once again wore the yellow jersey of victory.

The 25 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All Time

by Cris Collinsworth Elliott Kalb

In every sport, in every country around the world, there are fans on the losing side who know that something other than skill and luck beat their favorite team or player. Sometimes they're actually right. That's why sports lovers will devour this inside look at the 25 biggest myths and scandals in professional and collegiate athletics. Elliott Kalb examines each potential outrage in detail, supporting and debunking popular beliefs along the way. In some cases, proof does exist that the "fix" was in-like the 1919 World Series thrown by the Chicago "Black" Sox players or the conspiracy to keep African Americans out of Major League Baseball until 1947. In others, there remain only whispers of wrongdoing and suspicious circumstances, including the Jets' win in Super Bowl III and Muhammad Ali's first-round knockout of Sonny Liston. This is sure to capture the imagination of anyone who has ever wondered what really happened behind the scenes.

250 Amazing Fishing Tips

by Lamar Underwood

The very best tactics and techniques that successful anglers use to get their fish. With decades of experience on the water, Lamar Underwood knows the best gear, the best times to head out, the best lures to select for certain fish, and the best casts to use for every angling situation. Now, he wants you to know the tips that he's picked up from his long experience. 250 Amazing Fishing Tips is a concise, easy to read collection of the best tested tidbits of fishing wisdom from a lifetime angler. 250 Amazing Fishing Tips focuses on the most popular freshwater gamefish--trout, bass, crappie, bluegill, walleye, catfish, salmon, and pike--and saltwater favorites, such as striped bass, bluefish, flounder, redfish, weakfish, and sea trout. The techniques and tips here are applicable to rivers and streams, lakes and ponds, estuaries and inlets, bays, beaches, and offshore. The angler you always see catching fish isn't lucky--he just studies his quarry thoroughly, so there is nothing left to luck when he ventures out onto the water. With 250 Amazing Fishing Tips, you can acquire that knowledge as well. With these specially selected bites of angling know-how, you can catch more fish, bigger fish, and have more fun!

250 Amazing Hunting Tips

by Lamar Underwood Nate Matthews

The very best tactics and techniques that successful hunters use to get their game. With years of hunting experience, Lamar Underwood and Nate Matthews know the best gear, the best tactics, the best times and places to hunt, and what to do once game has been taken. Now, they want you to know the tips that they've picked up from their long experience. 250 Amazing Hunting Tips is a concise, easy to read collection of the best tested tidbits of wisdom from two longtime hunters. 250 Amazing Hunting Tips focuses on the game species that most of us hunt for: deer, elk, bear, boar, pheasants, quail, grouse, ducks, geese, turkeys, small game, and much more. Included are techniques and advice on such things as the best equipment for different game, how to train gun dogs, where to place tree stands for your best chance at a deer, how to effectively use decoys, and much more. Divided into convenient sections, the tips in this book offer something for both experienced hunters and beginners heading out for the first time. The guy who always gets his buck or consistently comes home with braces of birds isn't lucky--he just studies his quarry thoroughly, so there is nothing left to luck when he ventures afield. With 250 Amazing Hunting Tips, you acquire that knowledge as well. With this specially selected collection of hunting know-how, you will get more birds, deer, or whatever you choose to hunt, and have more fun doing it.

27 Men Out

by Bill James Michael Coffey

There have been only fifteen perfect games pitched in the modern era of baseball: The great Cy Young fittingly hurled the first one, in 1904, and Randy Johnson pitched the last one, in May 2004. In between, some great and famous pitchers -- Sandy Koufax, Catfish Hunter, Jim Bunning, and Don Larsen -- performed the feat, as did those lesser-known, like Charlie Robertson and Len Barker. Fifteen in 160,000 games: The odds are staggering. In 27 Men Out, popular historian Michael Coffey offers an expansive look at these unsurpassable pitching performances. Here you'll find play-by-play accounts of each of the fifteen perfect games and expert assessments of those who pitched them. Along the way, Coffey goes beyond the box scores to provide fascinating details about how these games unfolded, as well as compelling anecdotes about all of the key players -- from Koufax's controversial holdout with Don Drysdale to Mike Witt's victimization by the baseball commissioner to Dennis Martinez's struggle up from an impoverished Nicaraguan childhood. A must-have for baseball fans, historians, and statisticians alike, 27 Men Out is an exciting new benchmark in sports literature.

27 Men Out: Baseball's Perfect Games

by Michael Coffey

The first in-depth look at baseball's nirvana -- a lyrical history of pitching perfection. There have been only fourteen perfect games pitched in the modern era of baseball; the great Cy Young fittingly hurled the first, in 1904, and David Cone pitched the most recent, in 1999. In between, some great pitchers -- Sandy Koufax, Catfish Hunter, Jim Bunning, and Don Larsen in the World Series -- performed the feat, as did some mediocre ones, like Len Barker and the little-known Charlie Robertson. Fourteen in 150,000 games: The odds are staggering. When it does happen, however, the whole baseball world marvels at the combination of luck and skill, and the pitcher himself gains a kind of baseball immortality. Five years ago, Michael Coffey witnessed such an event at Yankee Stadium, and the experience prompted this expansive look at the history of these unsurpassable pitching performances. He brings his skills as a popular historian and poet to an appraisal of both the games themselves and of the wider sport of baseball and the lives of the players in it. The careers of each of the fourteen perfect-game pitchers are assessed, not only as to their on-the-field performances but with a regard for their struggles to persevere in an extremely competitive sport in which, more often than not, the men and women who run the game from the owners' boxes are their most formidable adversaries. Along the way, Michael Coffey brings us right into the ballparks with a play-by-play account of how these games unfolded, and relates a host of fascinating stories, such as Sandy Koufax's controversial holdout with Don Drysdale and its chilling effect on baseball's owners, Mike Witt's victimization by the baseball commissioner, and Dennis Martinez's long struggle up from an impoverished Nicaraguan childhood. Combining history, baseball, and a sweeping look at the changing face of labor relations, 27 Men Out is a new benchmark in sports history.

The 3,000 Hit Club

by Fred Mcmane Stuart Shea

Meet the members of the most exclusive club in Major League Baseball. There is no award, there are no ceremonies, but nothing can compare to the pride and glory felt by a player as he hits that miracle milestone: 3,000. Since Cap Anson first reached the mark in 1897, only twenty-eight baseball players have ever heard the crack of ball and bat over 2,999 times; this newly updated edition of The 3,000 Hit Club captures the unique stories and career highlights of each one. In this distinctive collection of history and stats, veteran sportswriter Fred McMane takes readers onto the field and up to the plate with baseball's greatest players. From Pete Rose and Willie Mays to Ricky Henderson and Derek Jeter, The 3,000 Hit Club has it all.

The 3-Degree Putting Solution

by Michael Breed

The award-winning Golf Channel instructor and host of The Golf Fix revives a long-lost technique for adjusting your putter's loft, with winning results. Acclaimed instructor Michael Breed resurrects the crucial lessons of negative loft-3 degrees of it, to be precise-and shows how it can revolutionize any player's short game.Drawn from years of self-funded technical research, The 3-Degree Putting Solution presents the key to fixing putting woes once and for all. The secret is to change the loft on the putter face from 4 degrees of positive loft (as conventional wisdom dictates) to a negative loft of 3 degrees. The result? Backspin is greatly reduced, ensuring a more consistent speed and a "truer" roll. And by leaning the putter shaft forward, golfers can all but eliminate the ball's pesky air jump immediately after impact.Shrinking the chance of error on each putt, Breed has perfected the 3-Degree technique to incorporate optimal grip, posture, and alignment, as well as intuitive skills such as mental conditioning and how to read the green. This breakthrough guide offers practice drills with dozens of photographs and illustrations, making the 3-Degree technique a powerful lesson in shaving crucial points off your score. Giving readers access to the proven wisdom of a world-class instructor, The 3-Degree Putting Solution is sure to spark new dialogues on how to putt like a pro.

$3 Million Turnover

by Richard Curtis

Officially, I'm an agent. I represent professional athletes in basketball, football, tennis, golf--you name it. If money is paid for any athletic performance short of copulation, I take a commission on it. I say "officially." Unofficially, I have backed into another job: troubleshooting for the management of professional sports leagues--a kind of undercover operator. And it was this Richie Sadler case that got me into it. Aside from a hairline fracture of my cheekbone, temporary blindness, a scrotumful of somebody's knee, and the loss of the most promising marital prospect since my divorce, I did not get anything out of this case but the right to keep a staggering commission that really belonged to me. But now, when people in the sports world need someone to help unglue the fixes and wrestle with the drug problems, the gangsterism, and the sex scandals, they call on Dave Bolt.

3 Months to Your First 5k

by Dave Kuehls

The author of 4 Months to a 4-Hour Marathon gives beginners the advice and instruction they need to take their first strides toward becoming great runners. Expert Dave Kuehls offers the inspiration to get even the most devoted couch potatoes on their feet and completing a 5K in three months. Serving as personal coach and trainer, 3 Months to Your First 5K includes: - The physical and psychological benefits of running - Motivation to get started and keep going - Training tips including equipment, clothing, nutrition, warm-ups, schedule, and lifestyle - Time goals - Race day tips and strategies - After the finish line-what's next? - The challenge of the marathon Once readers have accomplished that 5K, they can also learn how to keep the momentum going and improve their time and stamina for longer races. .

The 30 Greatest Sports Conspiracy Theories of All-Time

by Mark Weinstein Cris Collinsworth Elliott Kalb

Separating fact from myth, Kalb attempts to determine which of these long-held conspiracy theories hold water, and which ones fall flat under scrutiny. Ranking the conspiracies from 1 to 30 and the likelihood of each conspiracy from 1 to 5, Kalb boldly asks: Did baseball avoid integration in the 1930s and 1940s with an unwritten agreement? Was Super Bowl III a fixed game? Did Sonny Liston throw both of his fights vs. Muhammad Ali? Was the NBA's first-ever draft lottery fixed? Why did Michael Jordan really retire from basketball the first time? Are some NASCAR race outcomes too good to be true? Did the New England Patriots cheat their way to a dynasty? What really happened at the 1921 Kentucky Derby? Why weren't any Japanese players signed to major league contracts from 1965-1995? And much more!

300-Mile Man: Tuscobia, Arrowhead, Actif Epica

by Phillip Gary Smith

The Triple Crown of Winter Endurance treks freezing trails with tough endurance athletes braving hundreds of miles in winter's arduous elements: blowing snow, bitter temperatures, blustery winds. Discover the polar secrets of these blizzardy behemoths. Face 366 miles of the big three of international winter ultras--Tuscobia Winter Ultramarathon, Arrowhead 135, Actif Epica. Trace how they constitute membership in one of sport's toughest awards: The Order of the Hrimthurs. Learn how you can win the famous Antarctica explorer "Ernest Shackelton Award" or a free Iditarod Trail Invitational Ultra Distance entry. Discover the world of "Doubles." Only here, the "300-Mile Man: Triple Crown Edition." Chocked full of frigid photos that may warm your heart. Learn this extreme sport now.

32 Ways to Be a Champion in Business

by Earvin Magic Johnson

Former NBA star and current successful businessman, Earvin Magic Johnson knows how to become--and stay--a champion. This book will inspire and enlighten readers who wish to make an impact with their careers and business endeavors.

The 33-Year-Old Rookie

by Chris Coste

Coste dreamed of playing major-league baseball from the age of seven, and at age 33, he was finally heading to the big time. "The 33-Year-Old Rookie" is a real-life "Rocky," an unforgettable and inspirational story of one man's unwavering pursuit of a lifelong goal.

The 34-Ton Bat

by Steve Rushin

An unorthodox history of baseball told through the enthralling stories of the game's objects, equipment, and characters.No sport embraces its wild history quite like baseball, especially in memorabilia and objects. Sure, there are baseball cards and team pennants. But there are also huge balls, giant bats, peanuts, cracker jacks, eyeblack, and more, each with a backstory you have to read to believe. In THE 34-TON BAT, Sports Illustrated writer Steve Rushin tells the real, unvarnished story of baseball through the lens of all the things that make it the game that it is.Rushin weaves these rich stories--from ballpark pipe organs played by malevolent organists to backed up toilets at Ebbets Field--together in their order of importance (from most to least) for an entertaining and compulsive read, glowing with a deep passion for America's Pastime. The perfect holiday gift for casual fans and serious collectors alike, THE 34-TON BAT is a true heavy hitter.

365 Amazing Days in Sports

by David Fischer

Presents amazing sports happenings for every day of the year. 365 Amazing Days in Sports tells you about many of the biggest moments in sports and when they happened. This book will give you daily doses of amazing sports trivia to last the whole year long.

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