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  • TROY AIKMAN: THINGS CHANGE. by Aikman, Troy with Greg Brown. Illustrated by Doug Keith.
    Aikman, Troy with Greg Brown. Illustrated by Doug Keith.
    TROY AIKMAN: THINGS CHANGE.

    Edition: First printing.

    Dallas, Texas: Taylor Publishing Company, (1995.) dj. Hardcover first edition - Autobiography written for children by the Dallas Cowboy's quarterback, one which emphasizes using change as an advantage and viewing setbacks as temporary. Illustrated with photographs and full color paintings by Doug Keith. Oblong format, unpaginated. ISBN: 0-87833-8888.

    Condition: Near fine in glossy illustrated boards in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 85674
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  • KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. by [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero.

    Edition: Later printing.

    New York: Random House, 1998. dj. Hardcover - More than just a biography of Muhammad Ali, this shows how revolutionary his role was in the world of sports. Cassius Clay grew up in the segregated South but became a beloved figure in American life. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-500650.

    Condition: Very good in very good dust jacket.

    Book ID: 47708
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  • KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero. by [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Remnick, David.
    KING OF THE WORLD: Muhammad Ali and the Rise of an American Hero.

    Edition: Trade paperback.

    New York: Vintage Books, (1999). More than just a biography of Muhammad Ali, this shows how revolutionary his role was in the world of sports. Cassius Clay grew up in the segregated South but became a beloved figure in American life. Illustrated with photographs. Notes, index. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-375-702296.

    Condition: Very good.

    Book ID: 83072
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  • LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI by [Ali, Muhammad] Schulberg, Budd.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Schulberg, Budd.
    LOSER AND STILL CHAMPION: MUHAMMAD ALI

    Edition: Early printing.

    Garden City, NY: Doubleday, 1972. dj. Hardcover - Based on Schulberg's time spent with Ali's entourage in the months leading up to the Frazier fight, this is described as "uncompromising look at an uncompromising sport." Illustrated with photographs. Very early printing with code of N14 on last page, indicating a 1972 printing date. 158 pp,

    Condition: Very good in a good dust jacket (some rubbing and edgewear to the dj, especially at the ends of the spine)

    Book ID: 83876
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  • THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY. by [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    [Ali, Muhammad] Sullivan, George.
    THE CASSIUS CLAY STORY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his…

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    New York: Fleet Publishing Corporation, (1964.) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - SIGNED by the book's subject with his birth name, "Cassius Clay" -- a rare signature and especially so in this rather hard-to-find book, the first published biography of the great heavyweight champion. Issued later in the same year in which Clay took the heavyweight crown away from Sonny Liston (in their February 1964 bout), the book includes an account of the turbulent months that followed -- including the new champ's relationship with Malcolm X and his conversion to Islam, the controversy over his draft status, his much-publicized trip to Africa, and his suspension by the World Boxing Association (in effect as the book ends), which delayed his rematch with Liston until May 1965. Illustrated with 8 pp of photographs. Includes his professional boxing record. 116 pp.

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    Condition: Good only in a good dustjacket (bumped at several corners, also bumped and dented at bottom center of front cover - hard enough to have created a short split in the board; jacket is price-clipped and has several ragged tears and associated creasing along the bottom edge of the front panel, along with internal tape repairs.

    Book ID: 49916
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  • THE GLOVES: A Boxing Chronicle. by Anasi, Robert.
    Anasi, Robert.
    THE GLOVES: A Boxing Chronicle.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    New York: North Point Press, (2002). First edition - First time author Robert Anasi writes a personal memoir of amateur boxing today - at the age of thirty-two, the last year of his eligibilty, he sets out to train for the Golden Gloves tournament. 238 pp.

    Condition: Fine in glossy illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 59855
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  • MURDER IN THE ROUGH. by [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. John Sandford, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Penzler, Otto, editor. John Sandford, signed.
    MURDER IN THE ROUGH.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Mysterious Press, (2006). SIGNED hardcover first edition - "Original Tales of bad shots, terrible lies, and other deadly handicaps from today's great writers." SIGNED by John Sandford at "Lucy Had a List." Includes an introduction by Penzler and stories by Lawrence Block, Simon Brett, Ken Bruen, Christopher Coake, Stephen Collins, Tom Franklin, Jonathan Gash, Steve Hamilton, H. R. F. Keating, Laura Lippman, Bradford Morrow, Ian Rankin, John Sandford, William G. Tapply, John Westermann. Seven page list of golf mysteries. xiii, 401 pp. ISBN: 0-892960175.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (usual light toning to the pages, bump to lower edge of boards)

    Book ID: 69971
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  • THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997. by [Anthology, signed] Plimpton, George, editor. Thomas McGuane, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Plimpton, George, editor. Thomas McGuane, signed.
    THE BEST AMERICAN SPORTS WRITING 1997.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    Boston: Houghton Mifflin, 2001. First edition - Includes articles by Roger Angell, Rick Reilly, David Remnick, and Tom Boswell, a profile of a fencer by David Halberstam and a long essay by Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Richard Ford on hunting with his wife. SIGNED by Thomas McGuane at his contribution "The Way Home." Also includes contributions from Jon Krakauer, Padgett Powell, Ian Frazier, David Foster Wallace and more. Edited and with an introduction by Plimpton, series editor Glenn Stout. Notes on contributors. 326 pp. ISBN: 0-395797624.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated wrappers (toning to pages, line on bottom edge).

    Book ID: 75637
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  • SHOW ME A HERO: Great Contemporary Stories About Sports. by [Anthology, signed] Schinto, Jeanne, editor. Susan Straight, Ann Packer and T. Coraghessen. Boyle, signed.
    [Anthology, signed] Schinto, Jeanne, editor. Susan Straight, Ann Packer and T. Coraghessen. Boyle, signed.
    SHOW ME A HERO: Great Contemporary Stories About Sports.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback, not issued in hardcover.

    New York: Persea Books, (1995.). SIGNED first edition - A collection of twenty-one sports stories, SIGNED by THREE authors: Susan Straight at her story "Off-Season"; Ann Packer at "Horse" and T.C. Boyle at "The Hector Quesadilla Story." Other contributors include Jim Shepard, Ellen Gilchrist, John Edgar Wideman, Garisson Keillor, Mark Helprin, John Sayles, Ethan Canin and others. xvii, 267 pp. ISBN: 0-89255-2093.

    Condition: Near fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 57198
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  • SAY IT AIN'T SO, GORDON LITTLEFIELD. by Asinof, Eliot.
    Asinof, Eliot.
    SAY IT AIN'T SO, GORDON LITTLEFIELD.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Dutton, (1977.) dj. Hardcover first edition - An unusual caper novel - the impeccably bred Gordon Littlefield hatches a plot to "fix" the Super Bowl as revenge after a run-in with the owner of one of the teams. 215 pp. Dust jacket art by Mike Stromberg. ISBN: 0-525-196102.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket (very short closed tear to dj)

    Book ID: 44617
    Keywords: football, Sports, superbowl
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  • LOST CHAMPIONS: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football's Color Line. by Atwood, Gretchen.
    Atwood, Gretchen.
    LOST CHAMPIONS: Four Men, Two Teams, and the Breaking of Pro Football's Color Line.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Bloomsbury, (2016) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A year before Jackie Robinson integrated major league baseball in 1947, four men broke pro football's color line - Kenny Washington and Woody Strode with the Los Angeles Rams and Bill Willis and Marion Motley with the Cleveland Browns. This book traces the history of the color line
    from the early 1930s--when NFL owners first instituted a ban on black players to the 1950 NFL Championship Game, which pitted the Rams and Browns against each other. SIGNED by the author on the title page. Photographs, notes, sources, index. 274 pp. ISBN: 978-1620406007.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket (a new copy.)

    Book ID: 68668
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  • BONEFISHING. by Babson, Stanley M.
    Babson, Stanley M.
    BONEFISHING.

    Edition: Revised edition.

    New York: Winchester Press, (1973) dj. Hardcover - Information on where to find and how to catch these fish - in the mangrove swamps and coral flats of Florida, the Bahamas and the Caribbean. Illustrated with photographs and drawings. Index. 144 pp.

    Condition: Fine in near fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 61378
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  • JUDO BOY. by Ball, John.
    Ball, John.
    JUDO BOY.

    Edition: First UK printing.

    London: Pelham Books, (1968) dj. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A title in the Pelham Sports Books series. Set in Southern California, this is "an adventure story for boys built around the ancient traditions of Judo, . . . Plenty of action, both on and off the Judo mat, keep this story of Rod Mitchell's self-development in Judo exciting. Based on accurate Judo data, it provides an original and valuable view of a new world of sports for boys." Not only does Rod learn restraint, and how to deal with a bully, this book also includes lessons on racial tolerance. INSCRIBED by the author on the front endpaper and dated in 1976.) A classic work on martial arts. 158 pp.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket (label mostly hidden by dj flap, but otherwise a bright and clean copy.) Uncommon in this condition and especially so signed.

    Book ID: 60430
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  • SUBSTITUTE JIMMY. by Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    SUBSTITUTE JIMMY.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: The Century Company, (1928). Hardcover first edition - Football story for older boys - how Jimmy became the "most valuable substitute the Riverbend football team ever had" - a hero both off and on the field. Illustrated with a glossy frontispiece and three inserted plates by Charles Lassell. 321pp.

    Condition: Good overall in tan cloth (some wear to the top of the spine, nick to the upper corner of textblock) Uncommon.

    Book ID: 66401
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  • THE CRIMSON SWEATER. by Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    Barbour, Ralph Henry (1870-1944.)
    THE CRIMSON SWEATER.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: The Century Company, 1908 (c 1906). Hardcover - School sports (football and hockey) and adventure story for older boys. Illustrated by C. M.Relyea with a frontispiece and 27 inserted plates. 367 pp.

    Condition: Very good in illustrated tan cloth (prev owner's name)

    Book ID: 66486
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  • Barnett, Ted.
    GOLF IS MADNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    Norwalk, CT: Golf Digest, 1977. dj. Hardcover first edition - Humorous stories and illustrations about golf.

    Condition: Ex-library with stamps, pocket, as usual; but lightly read, near fine dw.

    Book ID: 1783
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  • Bates, Randolph
    RINGS: On the Life and Family of a Southern Fighter

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Farrar, Straus & Giroux, 1992. dj. Hardcover first edition - The story of Collis Phillips, who became a successful boxer in New Orleans during the height of Jim Crow, and of his family, of the triumphs and the tragedies. Before writing this moving book, Bates spent 10 years with the Phillips family from Collis down thru his great-great grandson, as a friend and biographer. 421 pp plus a section of glossy photographs.

    Condition: Very near fine in a fine dust jacket (as new except for small soiled spots to outside edge.)

    Book ID: 5576
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  • TEN SECONDS TO PLAY: Number 12 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    TEN SECONDS TO PLAY: Number 12 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1955.) dj. Hardcover - A football story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. 213 pp. Lists to #19 in front of book and on back cover of dust jacket.

    Condition: Very good in rust tweed boards in a very good dust jacket (chip to upper edge of front cover, horizontal tear on spine)

    Book ID: 79459
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  • TEN SECONDS TO PLAY: Number 12 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    TEN SECONDS TO PLAY: Number 12 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: Early printing.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (c. 1955.). Hardcover - A football story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. Lists to #19 in front of book. 213 pp.

    Condition: Just about fine in rust tweed boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81403
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  • BACKCOURT ACE: Number 19 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series. by Bee, Clair
    Bee, Clair
    BACKCOURT ACE: Number 19 in the Chip Hilton Sports Series.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Grosset & Dunlap, (1961.). Hardcover first edition - A basketball story in this popular sports series. Frontispiece and en texte illustrations. Illustrated endpapers with bats, basketball baskets, etc, in diagonal rows. Lists to self in front of book. 182 pp. One of the hard-to-find later titles in this series,

    Condition: Just about fine in rust tweed boards, no dust jacket.

    Book ID: 81404
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  • THE MINORITY QUARTERBACK: And Other Lives in Sports. by Berkow, Ira.
    Berkow, Ira.
    THE MINORITY QUARTERBACK: And Other Lives in Sports.

    Edition: First printing.

    Chicago: Ivan R. Dee, 2002. SIGNED hardcover first edition - A collection of essays, written over a period of 20 years, which focus on athletes overcoming hardships, including profiles of pitcher Jim Abbott, who worked past the handicap of having just one arm, and Geno Torretta, who won the Heisman Trophy. The title piece, which was cowinner of a 2000 Pulitzer Prize, examines the struggle that minority football players have undergone in winning recognition at a position once reserved for white players. SIGNED by the author on the front endpaper. Index. xi, 307 pp. ISBN: 1-566634229.

    Condition: Fine in fine dust jacket.

    Book ID: 83783
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  • FAMOUS NEGRO ATHLETES. by Bontemps, Arna.
    Bontemps, Arna.
    FAMOUS NEGRO ATHLETES.

    Edition: First edition.

    New York: Dodd, Mead, (1964) dj. Hardcover first edition - Illustrated with photographs. Biographies ranging from Joe Louis and Satchel page thru Wilt Chamberlain and Althea Gibson. Written for young adults. Index. 155 pp.

    Condition: Very good in orange cloth with black lettering in a very good dust jacket (prev owner's last name, the dust jacket flaps had been pasted down inside the covers, separated now some short edgetears to dj, original price of $3.25 on dj flap) Despite the flaws this is a very uncommon first edition in better condition than usually found.

    Book ID: 83279
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  • CRACKING THE SHOW. by Boswell, Thomas.
    Boswell, Thomas.
    CRACKING THE SHOW.

    Edition: Uncorrected proof (trade paperback format. )

    New York: Doubleday, 1994. First edition - His fourth collection of on baseball, including articles on Pete Rose's gambling problems, the Oakland A's World series, manager Whitey Herzog, the triumphant career of Nolan Ryan and much more. 352 pp. .

    Condition: Fine in blue printed wrappers.

    Book ID: 57355
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  • HOME IS EVERYTHING: The Latino Baseball Story. by Breton, Marcus; photographs by Jose Luis Villegas (signed); preface by Orlando Cepeda.
    Breton, Marcus; photographs by Jose Luis Villegas (signed); preface by Orlando Cepeda.
    HOME IS EVERYTHING: The Latino Baseball Story.

    Edition: First printing, a trade paperback original.

    El Paso, Texas: Cinco Puntos Press, (2003). SIGNED first edition - The story of Latinos in American baseball. Bilingual edition with English text by Marcus Breton translated into Spanish by Daniel Santacruz. Preface by Orlando Cepeda. Features Miguel Tejada, 2002 American League MVP. Illustrated throughout with full color photographs by Jose Luis Villega. SIGNED by the photographer Villegas on the half-title page and dated May 2003. Oblong format. 144 pp. ISBN: 0-938317709.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers.

    Book ID: 74815
    Keywords: latinos, photography, Sports
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  • THE DEVILS' COACH. by Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.
    Brock, Jim and Joe Gilmartin.
    THE DEVILS' COACH.

    Edition: First edition.

    Elgin, IL: David C. Cook, Publishing, (1977). Hardcover first edition - An account of Jim Brock's Christian rebirth and his transformation as the coach of Arizona State University's baseball team, the Sun Devils, culminating with winning the NCAA championship. Basis of a documentary film of the same name. 168 pp. ISBN: 0-89191-1030.

    Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket. Comment on rear flap about the movie - a feature motion picture from Outreach Films, Burbank, California.

    Book ID: 74171
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  • Brondfield, Jerry.
    KAREEM ABDUL-JABBAR, MAGIC JOHNSON AND THE LOS ANGELES LAKERS.

    Edition: Paperback original - first printing.

    New York: Scholastic, 1981. First edition - Illustrated with many photographs. 123 pages. ISBN: 0-590-319655.

    Condition: Very good+ (short closed tear to upper edge of back cover, overall a nice, tight copy, no creasing.)

    Book ID: 21747
    Keywords: basketball, Sports
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  • DOGLEG MADNESS. by Bryan, Mike.
    Bryan, Mike.
    DOGLEG MADNESS.

    Edition: First printing.

    New York: Atlantic Monthly Press, (1988) dj. Hardcover first edition - A book which attempts to shed light on why so many people (including the author) have a passion to do a better job in hitting that tiny, little white ball. He includes information about the current world of golf - from the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, Long Island to the Ozone Country Club's Invitational in West Texas - and he covers some of the history of the game (popularized in the US in the late 19th century by Commodore Vanderbilt) as well as many of the golf greats from Bobby Jones and Gene Sarazen to Jack Nicklaus and Tom Watson. 211 pp. ISBN: 0-871131765.

    Condition: Near fine in near fine dust jacket (gift inscription mostly hidden by front flap of dj)

    Book ID: 83519
    Keywords: golf, Sports
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  • EPOCA: The Tree of Ecrof. by Bryant, Koby and Ivy Claire.
    Bryant, Koby and Ivy Claire.
    EPOCA: The Tree of Ecrof.

    Edition: Advance Reading Copy (trade paperback format. )

    Braynt, Koby and Ivy Claire. Granity Studios, (2019). First edition - The first book in a new series created by basketball legend Kobe Bryant and written by Ivy Claire, a story of finding your strength against all odds. "Set in an alternate classical world dominated by sports and a magical power called grana, [this] takes place at the most elite sports academy in the land, where the best child-athletes are sent to hone their skills. When Rovi and Pretia arrive, each harboring a secret about themselves, they begin to suspect that something evil is at play at the school." Illustrated. 353 pp.

    Condition: Fine in illustrated wrappers. An uncommon advance issue,.

    Book ID: 83055
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  • HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT. by Buchanan, Ian and Bill Mallon
    Buchanan, Ian and Bill Mallon
    HISTORICAL DICTIONARY OF THE OLYMPIC MOVEMENT.

    Edition: First edition.

    Lanham, Maryland & London: Scarecrow Press, (1995.). Hardcover first edition - Includes a Chronology of the Olympic Movement; The Olympic Games and Olympic Winter Games; Introduction to the Olympic Movement plus the actual dictionary of the Olympic Movement; a bibliography and much more. lxxv, 246 pp plus 16 pp of photographs. ISBN: 0-8108-30620.

    Condition: Ex-library with very few markings, appears almost unread in red cloth with gilt lettering.

    Book ID: 56881
    Keywords: Reference Books, sports
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  • Clark, Ellery H.
    DICK RANDALL: The Young Athlete.

    Edition: First printing.

    Indianapolis: Bobbs-Merrill, (1910.). Hardcover first edition - Uncommon young adult novel by this prolific author, lawyer and athlete. At the first modern Olympics in 1896, he won (while on leave from Harvard, where he was an honor student) gold medals in both the long jump and the high jump - the only athlete ever to do so. This novel, set in a boys' school where the head is interested in athletics as well as scholarhip, expresses in fictional form many of his ideas about training (including not overdoing it), the importance of athletics and more. Illustrated by Walter Biggs.

    Condition: Poor condition in dark green cloth with pasted on illustration on front cover (missing most of the spine cover, rear hinge cracked.)

    Book ID: 34567
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