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It’s hard to believe that there was a time when the jump shot didn’t exist in basketball. When the sport was invented in 1891, players would take set shots with both feet firmly planted on the ground. Defenders controlled the sport, the pace was slower, and games would frequently end with scores fit for a football field. It took almost forty years before players began shooting jump shots of any kind and sixty-five years before it became a common sight. When the first jump shooting pioneers left the ground, they rose not only above their defenders, but also above the sport’s conventions. The jump shot created a soaring offense, infectious excitement, loyal fans, and legends. Basketball would never be the same.Rise and Fire celebrates this crucial shot while tracing the history of how it revolutionized the game, shedding light on all corners of the basketball world, from NBA arenas to the playgrounds of New York City and the barns of Indiana. Award-winning journalist Shawn Fury obsesses over the jump shot, explores its fundamentals, puzzles over its complexities, marvels at its simplicity, and honors those who created some of basketball’s greatest moments. Part history, part travelogue, and part memoir, Rise and Fire bounces from the dirt courts of the 1930s to today’s NBA courts and state-of-the-art shooting labs, examining everything from how nets and rims affect a shooter to rivalries between shooting coaches to how the three-pointer came to rule the game. Impeccably researched and engaging, the book features interviews and profiles of legendary figures like Jerry West, Bob McAdoo, Ray Allen, and Denise Long---the first woman ever drafted by the NBA, plus dozens more, revealing the evolution of the shot over time.Analyzing the techniques and reliving some of the most unforgettable plays from the greats, Fury creates a technical, personal, historical, and even spiritual examination of the shot. This is not a dry how-to textbook of basketball mechanics; it is a lively tour of basketball history and a love letter to the sport and the shot that changed it forever.

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9781250062161, titled "Rise and Fire: The Origins, Science, and Evolution of the Jump Shot - And How It Transformed Basketball Forever" | Flatiron Books, February 23, 2016, cover price $27.99 | About this edition: It’s hard to believe that there was a time when the jump shot didn’t exist in basketball.

Paperback:

9781250116659, titled "Rise and Fire: The Origins, Science, and Evolution of the Jump Shot - and How It Transformed Basketball Forever" | Flatiron Books, February 21, 2017, cover price $16.99

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Product Description: This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.  Sports Illustrated executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts psychologist Sam Sommers to take readers on a wild ride into the inner world of sports...read more

Hardcover:

9780553447408 | Crown Pub, February 2, 2016, cover price $26.00

Paperback:

9780553447422 | Three Rivers Pr, February 7, 2017, cover price $16.00 | About this edition: This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.

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Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards. Its running's Everest, a feat once seen as impossible for the human body. Now we can glimpse the mountaintop. The sub-two hour marathon requires an exceptional feat of speed, mental strength, and endurance. The pioneer will have to endure more, live braver, plan better, and be luckier than any who has run before. Ed Caesar takes us into the world of elite runners: the greatest marathoners on earth. From big-money races in the United States to remote villages in Kenya, Two Hours is a book about a beautiful sport, that few people understand. It's about talent, heroism, and refusing to accept defeat. It's a book about running that is about much more than running... it's a human drama like no other.

Hardcover:

9781451685848 | Simon & Schuster, October 27, 2015, cover price $26.00

Paperback:

9781451685855 | Reprint edition (Simon & Schuster, October 18, 2016), cover price $16.00
9780446778756, titled "Mr. Zero" | Reissue edition (Warner Books Inc, April 1, 1994), cover price $3.95 | also contains Mr. Zero

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9781681418025 | Unabridged edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, October 27, 2015), cover price $49.99
9781681418063 | Mp3 una edition (Dreamscape Media Llc, October 27, 2015), cover price $29.99 | About this edition: Two hours, to cover 26 miles and 385 yards.

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9781493026074 | Falcon Pr Pub Co, October 15, 2016, cover price $16.95

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The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920. They had begun the decade as the best team in all of baseball, but over the following eight years, their owner died, the great Tris Speaker retired in the face of a looming scandal, and the franchise was in terrible shape. Seeing opportunity in the upheaval, Cleveland real estate mogul Alva Bradley purchased the ball club in 1927, infused it with cash, and filled its roster with star players such as Bob Feller, Earl Averill, and Hal Trosky. He aligned himself with civic leaders to push for a gigantic new stadium that—along with the team that played in it—would be the talk of the baseball world.Then came the stock market crash of 1929. Municipal Stadium was built, despite the collapse of the industrial economy in Rust Belt cities, but the crowds did not follow. Always the shrewd businessman, Bradley had engineered a lease agreement with the city of Cleveland that included an out clause, and he exercised that option after the 1934 season, leaving the 80,000-seat, multimillion-dollar stadium without a tenant. In No Money, No Beer, No Pennants, Scott H. Longert gives us a lively history of the ups and downs of a legendary team and its iconic players as they persevered through internal unrest and the turmoil of the Great Depression, pursuing a pennant that didn’t come until 1948. Illustrated with period photographs and filled with anecdotes of the great players, this book will delight fans of baseball and fans of Cleveland.

Hardcover:

9780821422434 | Ohio Univ Pr, October 15, 2016, cover price $55.00

Paperback:

9780821422441 | Reprint edition (Ohio Univ Pr, October 15, 2016), cover price $28.95 | About this edition: The Cleveland Indians of 1928 were a far cry from the championship team of 1920.

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Paperback:

9781771961158 | Biblioasis, October 11, 2016, cover price $15.95

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Paperback:

9781785780905 | Updated edition (Icon Books, October 11, 2016), cover price $12.95

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