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Feinstein, John
An account of the 2005 PGA Tour Qualifying Tournament shares the stories of the players who competed for thirty coveted Q School positions, offering insight into their successes and failures as well as the event's grueling initial stages and finals. 343pp.
Little, Brown & Company, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: Very Good, Jacket Condition: Very Good. First Edition. . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9780316014304
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Inventory #28511
Price: £ 8.50 GBP ($ 10.97 approx. - € 9.39 approx.)
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Donahue, Topher
As new but with slight bump to corner of front board.Take the snowiest mountains in Canada, add two Austrian immigrants, an army of adrenaline-addicted skiers (kings, queens, billionaires, average people and everyday ski bums) and throw a helicopter into the mix for an unforgettable story of mountain adventure. The tale begins when two childhood friends - Hans Gmoser and Leo Grillmair - leave post-war Austria and travel to Canada in search of adventure. They stumble upon employment taking skiers across the vast glaciers and through the thick forests of Western Canada. When skiers start asking the immigrant mountaineers if it would be possible to use a helicopter to reach the best high-altitude powder, the two find themselves catapulted into a project brimming with more adventure, success, tragedy and fame than they could have dreamed.Complete with archival and contemporary photos, this is the inside story of the people, thrills, accidents and innovations behind the evolution of a sport from a dangerous, ramshackle and lawless enterprise into a multi-million dollar industry offering reliable access to one of the world's most exciting forms of recreation. 293pp.
Rocky Mountain Books, 2008, Cloth, Book Condition: Like New, Jacket Condition: Like New. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 9781897522110
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Inventory #20800
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Hiam, C. Michael
Eddie Shore was the Babe Ruth and Ty Cobb of hockey, a brilliant player with an unmatched temper. Emerging from the Canadian prairie to become a member of the Boston Bruins in 1926, the man from Saskatchewan invaded every circuit in the NHL like a runaway locomotive on a downgrade. Hostile fans turned out in droves with a wish to see him killed, but in Boston he could do no wrong. During his twenty-year professional career, the controversial Shore personified "that old time hockey" like no other, playing the game with complete disregard for his own safety. Shore was one of the most penalized men in the NHL, and also a perennial member of its All Star Team. A dedicated athlete, Shore won the Hart Trophy for the league’s most valuable player four times — a record for a defenseman not since matched — and led Boston to two Stanley Cups in 1929 and 1939. In 1933, Shore was the instigator of hockey’s most infamous event, the tragic "Ace Bailey Incident," and during his subsequent sixteen-game suspension the fans chanted, "We want Shore!" After retiring from the NHL in 1940, Shore’s passion for the game remained undiminished, and as owner and tyrant of the AHL Springfield Indians, he won championship after championship. This is an action-packed and full-throated celebration of the "mighty Eddie Shore" — and also of the sport of hockey as it was gloriously played in a bygone age.
McClelland and Stewart Limited, 2010, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall.
ISBN: 9780771041273
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Inventory #27663
Price: £ 9.50 GBP ($ 12.26 approx. - € 10.50 approx.)
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Edited By Bell, Steve
In the quest for ever more demanding goals, conquering the highest summit on each of the seven continents has for many become the ultimate feat. This book provides a fascinating insight into the mountains themselves, the nature of the challenge and the extraordinary people who have climbed all seven. Mountain essays reveal the character of each summit and describe routes and historic ascents. The majority of the book comprises a unique collection of personal diaries and accounts, written by seven summiteers themselves, that detail the exhilarating and harrowing experiences of climbers ensnared by the dream and stretched to the limits. Seven Summits captures the drama, the grit and the beauty of a global challenge that has inspired mountaineers and armchair enthusiasts alike. - The only complete and fully illustrated record of this great mountaineering challenge - Stunning, evocative colour photography and fascinating real-life stories convey the endeavour, the pain and the glory of this renowned climbing feat - Contains a unique collection of diaries written by both foremost mountaineers and daring amateurs from around the world. Slight crease to top edge of D/J. 144pp.
Mitchell Beazley, 2000, Cloth, Book Condition: Fine, Jacket Condition: Fine. First Edition. . 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall.
ISBN: 1840002085
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Inventory #22777
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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Olander, Ann and Farley
Top corner of front board bumped otherwise New. Although Southern California's mountain ranges are only partially wilderness, they bring wonder into our daily lives even from a distance. I wrote this book to remind us of this wonder, to champion the mountains' beauty and inspire their protection. In addition, I wrote this book for people around the world to know a seldom heralded dimension of Southern California. Several years ago I couldn't find such a book to show Swiss friends. Also I've always wanted to show our mountains' beauty to friends and relatives across the country, to come and visit them vicariously. "Call of the Mountains" is for you who can't get to the mountains, but glimpse them from afar and feel their wonder. Last, I wrote this book for you who already know these streams, canyons and peaks. For you, the following pages will jog memories of special places and occasions that are yours alone. My Story - and the stories of people I met - takes us along trails to historic areas, sparkling waterfalls, pristine meadows and the highest peaks. 192pp.
Stephens Press, 2007, Cloth, Book Condition: New, Jacket Condition: New. . . Folio - over 12" - 15" tall.
ISBN: 9781932173468
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Inventory #21731
Price: £ 15.00 GBP ($ 19.35 approx. - € 16.58 approx.)
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