Understanding Ballistics: Complete Guide to Bullet Selection
by: F+W Media
Product rating: 3.9 with 7 reviews
You’ll benefit from this ballistics book if: You’re looking to grow in your understanding of bullet technology and performance You want to be able to choose the proper bullet for every shooting situation You have trouble wading through the various ammunition options Tailor your ammunition choice to the task at hand and ensure you’re choosing the right bullet every time with Understanding Ballistics by Philip P. Massaro. Narrow down the vast array of ammunition options with detailed information and expert reviews of available bullets, and come to a better understanding of bullet technology and performance. Plus, learn about the physics of the bullet and its effects once it hits the intended target. Whether you’re shooting small game, big game, or longrange targets, know that you have the right bullet for the job with this comprehensive ballistics guide. In Understanding Ballistics you’ll find: More caliber/bullet combinations than any other book on the subject Detailed information and reviews of available bullets Coverage of bullet technology and performance About the author: As the President of Massaro Ballistic Laboratories, Philip Massaro creates custom handloaded ammunition for a broad spectrum of clients. He has the opportunity to explain and discuss the available projectiles. As an author for Gun Digest and Gun Digest The Magazine, and the President of the Massaro Media Group, he has direct contact with all the major bullet manufacturers, and is able to discuss the properties of existing and newly developed products.
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Dick Francis’s Damage
Product rating: 4.3 with 175 reviews
New York Times bestselling author Felix Francis continues his father’s legacy of suspense-driven fiction with Dick Francis’s Damage…
Undercover investigator Jeff Hinkley is assigned by the British Horseracing Authority to look into the activities of a suspicious racehorse trainer, but as he’s tailing his quarry, Jeff bears witness to a bloody murder. Could it have something to do with the reason the trainer was banned in the first place—the administration of illegal drugs to his horses?
Soon it’s discovered that many more horses have tested positive for stimulants—and an unknown person starts making demands, threatening to completely destroy the integrity of the racing industry. To protect the sport itself, Jeff must uncover the perpetrator. But he’s up against someone who will stop at nothing to prevail.
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Racing the Rain: A Novel
Product rating: 4.6 with 16 reviews
From the author of the New York Times
bestselling Once a Runner
—“The best novel ever written about running” (Runner’s World
)—comes that novel’s prequel, the story of a world-class athlete coming of age in the 1950s and 60s on Florida’s Gold Coast.
Quenton Cassidy’s first foot races are with nature itself: the summer storms that sweep through his subtropical neighborhood. Shirtless, barefoot, and brown as a berry, Cassidy is a skinny, mouthy kid with aspirations to be a great athlete. As he explores his primal surroundings, along the Loxahatchee River and the nearby Atlantic Ocean, he is befriended by Trapper Nelson, “the Tarzan of the Loxahatchee,” a well-known eccentric who lives off the land.
In junior high school, quite by chance, Cassidy discovers an ability to run long distances, but his real dream is to be a basketball star. Still, Cassidy absorbs Nelson’s view of running as a way of relating to and interacting with the natural world. Though he is warned of Nelson’s checkered past, Cassidy dismisses the stories as superstitious gossip, until his small town is stunned by the disappearance of a prominent judge and his wife. Cassidy’s loyalty to his friend is severely tested just as his opportunity to make his mark as a gifted runner comes to fruition.
John Parker’s prequel to the New York Times
bestseller Once a Runner
vividly captures how a runner is formed and the physical endurance, determination, and mindset he develops on the way to becoming a champion. Racing the Rain
is an epic coming-of-age classic about the environments and friendships that shape us all.
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NFL Brawler: A Player-Turned-Agent’s Forty Years in the Bloody Trenches of the National Football League
by: Lyons Press
Product rating: 5.0 with 4 reviews
NFL Brawler is a raucous first-person account of an NFL under siege by the game’s first player-turned-agent, Ralph Cindrich, the original “Blind Side” agent whose entertaining pro football memoir takes readers behind the scenes of the game’s most important and outrageous drafts, deals, and trades; takes on NFL scandals by tellin’ it like it is; and takes readers closer to the real action of the sport—from locker rooms to boardrooms, and into the worlds of agents and players—than any book to date.
Chronicling more than thirty years in the professional football business—on the field and in the locker room; in high-stakes negotiations with coaches, GMs, and owners; and inside agents’ and players’ personal lives—Cindrich, twice named by The Sporting News as one of the 100 most powerful people in sports, writes about a who’s who of professional football: NFL personnel like Jimmy Johnson, Bill Polian and Bill Parcells; NFL owners like Art Rooney and Al Davis to Jerry Jones and others; sports agents; and of course NFL players like Herschel Walker, Bill Fralic, and James Farrior.
While taking certain aspects of his beloved sport to task, Cindrich’s memoir is entertaining—blowing out of the water Jerry Maguire, Arli$$, and other portrayals of an agent’s life.
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Glock Reference Guide
by: F+W Media
Product rating: 4.8 with 4 reviews
YOUR GUIDE TO THE WORLD OF GLOCK Gaston Glock s revolutionary pistol is recognized as one of the most important and innovative firearms designs of the last 50 years. Since its introduction in 1983, the Glock has become the preferred autoloading pistol for countless law enforcementand government agencies, military units, competitive and recreational shooters, and private citizens. Gun Digest s “Glock Reference Guide” is the definitive resource for this amazing pistol. This first-of-its-kind book provides comprehensive, hands-on coverage and testing of all Glock pistols, including law enforcement/military-only variants and models never offered in the USA. It s all here: every model, every caliber, every variant, and every generation, from the first prototype to the very latest models. Author Robb Manning explains how they re made, how they work, how to disassemble, clean, and troubleshoot them, and what accessories are available. Whether you already own a Glock or plan to, “Glock Reference Guide” is an essential resource for the purchase, use, and maintenance of your Glock.”
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Advanced Bushcraft: An Expert Field Guide to the Art of Wilderness Survival
by: Adams Media
Product rating: 4.8 with 12 reviews
Trek deeper into the wilderness with New York Times bestselling author Dave Canterbury!
In this valuable guide, survivalist Dave Canterbury goes beyond bushcraft basics to teach you how to survive in the backcountry with little or no equipment. Using the foundation you learned in Bushcraft 101, Canterbury shows you how to completely immerse yourself in the wilderness with advanced bushcraft and woodcraft techniques. He covers crucial survival skills like tracking to help you get even closer to wildlife, crafting medicines from plants, and navigating without the use of a map or compass. He also offers ways to improvise and save money on bushcraft essentials like fire-starting tools and packs. With Canterbury’s expert advice and guidance, you will learn how to forgo your equipment, make use of your surroundings, and truly enjoy the wilderness.
Whether you’re eager to learn more after your first real outdoor adventure or have been exploring the backcountry for years, Advanced Bushcraft will help you take your self-reliance and wilderness experience to the next level.
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The Best Team Money Can Buy: The Los Angeles Dodgers’ Wild Struggle to Build a Baseball Powerhouse
by: Simon & Schuster
Product rating: 4.7 with 55 reviews
“From the outside looking in, the Dodgers have been a bubbling cauldron of personality, talent and moods, with the occasional dollop of jealousy. In The Best Team Money Can Buy, it’s as if Molly Knight ushers you behind the closed clubhouse doors to see it for yourself.” —Buster Olney, ESPN
News-making, inside revelations about the tumultuous years when the Los Angeles Dodgers were remade from top to bottom—from the ownership of the team to management to the players on the field—becoming the most talked-about and most colorful team in baseball.
In 2012 the Los Angeles Dodgers were bought out of bankruptcy in the most expensive sale in sports history. Los Angeles icon Magic Johnson and his partners hoped to put together a team worthy of Hollywood: consistently entertaining. By most accounts they have succeeded, if not always in the way they might have imagined.
Now Molly Knight tells the story of the Dodgers’ 2013 and 2014 seasons with detailed, previously unreported revelations. She shares a behind-the-scenes account of the astonishing sale of the Dodgers, and why the team was not overpriced, as well as what the Dodgers actually knew in advance about rookie phenom and Cuban defector Yasiel Puig and how they and teammates handled him during his first two roller-coaster seasons. We learn how close manager Don Mattingly was to losing his job during the 2013 season—and how the team turned around the season in the most remarkable fifty-game stretch (42-8) of any team since World War II, before losing in the NLCS. Knight also provides a rare glimpse into the infighting and mistrust that derailed the team in 2014, and resulted in ridding the roster of difficult personalities and the hiring of a new front office.
Knight also reveals new facts behind the blockbuster trade with the Red Sox.
an intimate portrait of star pitcher Clayton Kershaw, probably the best pitcher in the game today, including details about the record
contract offer he turned down before accepting the richest contract any pitcher ever signed.
Exciting, surprising, and filled with juicy details, Molly Knight’s account is a must-read for baseball fans and anyone who wants the inside story of today’s Los Angeles Dodgers.
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