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Sports, July 2014 | Best Sellers

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1 The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest 
for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. [HC] Daniel James Brown. Viking. 2013. ISBN 9780670025817. $28.95; pap. Penguin. 2014. ISBN 9780143125471. $17.
2 Where Nobody Knows Your Name: Life in the Minor Leagues of Baseball. [HC] John Feinstein. Doubleday. 2014. 
ISBN 9780385535939. $26.95.
3 A Nice Little Place on the North Side: Wrigley Field 
at One Hundred. [HC] George F. Will. Crown Archetype. 2014. 
ISBN 9780385349314. $25.
4 You Herd Me! I’ll Say It If Nobody Else Will. [HC] Colin Cowherd. Crown Archetype. 2013. ISBN 9780804137898. $26.
5 Cycle of Lies: The Fall of Lance Armstrong. [HC] Juliet Macur. Harper. 2014. ISBN 9780062277220. $27.99.
6 Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty of the 1980s. [HC] Jeff Pearlman. Gotham. 2014. 
ISBN 9781592407552. $30.
7 Collision Low Crossers: A Year Inside the Turbulent World 
of NFL Football. [HC] Nicholas Dawidoff. Little, Brown. 2013. 
ISBN 9780316196796. $29.
8 Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart 
of Football. [HC] Rich Cohen. Farrar. 2013. ISBN 9780374298685. $26.
9 Sports Illustrated Almanac 2014. [P] Sports Illustrated. 2013. ISBN 9781603209762. $14.99.
10 Why Soccer Matters. [HC] Pelé & Brian Winter. Celebra. 2014. ISBN 9780451468444. $26.95.
11 Sports Illustrated Baseball’s Greatest. [HC] Sports Illustrated. 2013. ISBN 9781618930552. $32.95.
12 Born To Run: A Hidden Tribe; Superathletes, and the Greatest Race the World Has Never Seen. [P] Christopher McDougall. Vintage. 2011. ISBN 9780307279187. $16.
13 All Fishermen Are Liars. [HC] John Gierach. S. & S. 2014. 
ISBN 9781451618310. $24.
14 Their Life’s Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now. [HC] Gary M. Pomerantz. S. & S. 2013. ISBN 9781451691627. $28.
15 Tao of Jeet Kune Do. [P] Bruce Lee. Black Belt Communications. 2011. ISBN 9780897502023. $29.95.
16 Every Shot Counts: Using the Revolutionary Strokes Gained Approach To Improve Your Golf Performance and Strategy. [HC] Mark Brodie. Gotham. 2014. ISBN 9781592407507. $35.
17 Baseball Prospectus 2014. [P] Sam Miller & Jason Wojciechowski. Wiley. 2014. ISBN 9781118459232. $24.95.
18 They Called Me God: The Best Umpire Who Ever Lived. [HC] 
Doug Harvey & Peter Golenbock. Gallery. 2014. 
ISBN 9781476748788. $27.
19 Throwback: A Big-League Catcher Tells How the Game Is 
Really Played. [HC] Jason Kendall & Lee Judge. St. Martin’s. 
2014. ISBN 9781250031839. $25.99.
20 The Magnificent Masters: Jack Nicklaus, Johnny Miller, Tom Weiskopf, and the 1975 Cliffhanger at Augusta. [HC] Gil Capps. Da Capo. 2014. ISBN 9780306820410. $25.99.

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