50 Places to Bike Before You Die - Chris Santella

A treat for devoted cyclists and daily commuters alike, Chris Santella’s 50 Places to Bike Before You Die (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, $24.95) is a useful guide that helps correct what can be a frustrating process for holidaying cyclists: do you decide where to go and then figure out how to bike at your destination? Or vice versa? Santella includes route recommendations from a roster of professional and amateur cyclists; there’s a lot of diversity here, with itineraries ranging from Ragbrai (an epic seven-day bike journey across the plains and rivers of Iowa where bikers are met with homemade pies and cycle past the Field of Dreams) to the rice paddies and unexpected urbanism of Angor Wat. And though it offers nuts-and-bolts tips on grades, trails, climates, and more, this book is never overly technical—the arresting photographs will keep even a neophyte cyclist dreaming of a getaway on two wheels.
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ISBN: 9781584799894
Availability: Special Order—Subject to Availability
Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - October 1st, 2012

The Last Hero - Howard Bryant

It takes a writer of Howard Bryant’s ability to produce The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron (Anchor, $16.95). Bryant explains the forces that shaped Aaron’s life, from his childhood and youth in the segregated South, to his national recognition in baseball, to his political maturation after he retired from the game. Bryant describes Aaron both as a human being and as the different symbols he came to represent for different Americans. Perhaps the sport’s greatest player, Aaron comes across in this biography as a man with many, heretofore unexplored, dimensions.

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ISBN: 9780307279927
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Published: Anchor - May 3rd, 2011

The Eastern Stars - Mark Kurlansky

When you watch this year’s Major League All-Star Game, you may not realize that many of the players hail from the same city: San Pedro de Macoris, in the Dominican Republic. Mark Kurlansky’s Eastern Stars (Riverhead, $16) explores this place, where boys dream of playing baseball in America but most grow up to become men working in their home sugarcane fields. Kurlansky delves into both the past and the present of this fascinating region that such a large part of our national

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ISBN: 9781594485053
Availability: Backordered
Published: Riverhead Books - April 5th, 2011