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Review of "12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady's Fight for Redemption"
As this is the season when new football books are usually released, it isn't tough to find books on interesting football topics. This one piqued my interest about Tom Brady's comeback after his suspension in 2016, capped off by the biggest comeback in Super...
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Review of "The Age of Ruth and Landis"
This book, written by two economics professors, discusses the business and economic side of the game during the 1920's. I especially enjoy books on the business of baseball, so it was a great read for a train ride to a baseball game. Here is my review of "T...
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Review of "The Breakaway"
At times during the summer, especially when it gets very hot outside, I like to "cool off" with a book on a winter sport such as skating or hockey.  During a recent heat wave, I did so with this book on the Wirtz family ownership of the Chicago Blackhawks. ...
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Review of "In the Name of the Father"
There are many interesting football titles that will be released this fall, so I will be reading more about that sport in the next few weeks.  First up for the new football reads is this one on the Manning family. It certainly sheds a different light on the...
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Review of "Upon Further Review"
While I am day late, I hope all Americans reading this enjoyed Independence Day.  Sports have been a part of American culture for nearly its entire life and like with other aspects of life, "what-if's" are a part of the sports landscape.  This book takes a ...
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Review of "Ball Hawks"
The early days of the NBA are very interesting. The style of play was very different as were the locations of some teams.  They weren't all in large cities - some were in smaller towns.  The story of one of those small town teams, the Waterloo Hawks, is tol...
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Review of "Searching for Terry Punchout"
It isn't often I can find a fictional hockey story aside from romances, so this short debut novel by Tyler Hellard was enticing to me.  It is one I recommend for everyone who likes hockey books, fictional or not, as it is a great quick read.  Here is my rev...
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Blog Tour - review of "Sarah Donohue: The World is Never Enough
Having practically no knowledge of powerboat racing, when I was asked if I would participate in a blog tour to promote the memior of this racer, I immediately said yes.  I am so glad I did as I learned about the sport while reading the stories of this amazi...
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Review of "American Pharoah"
It was only appropriate that I listen to this audiobook this past week during the buildup to the Belmont Stakes when Justify became the 13th horse to win the Triple Crown. This book on the 12th one, American Pharoah, was a wonderful book on a wonderful hors...
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Review of "I'm Keith Hernandez"
While I enjoy reading sports memoirs, it isn't often that I find one that truly feels like the athlete writing it is talking to the reader.  This one does - and it is one of the better sports memoirs I have read.  Here is my review of "I'm Keith Hernandez" ...
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