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    • Fallen sports heroes, media, and celebrity culture
      Fallen sports heroes, media, and celebrity culture
      edited by Lawrence A. Wenner.
      This book focuses on the increasingly ubiquitous phenomenon whereby notable figures from the sporting world fall from grace in full public view on the main stages of media. While such falls are of remarkably varied character, they fuel questions about the role of the sports hero, the co-mingling of sport and celebrity culture, and the changing nature of moral fault lines in contemporary society. In examining the "hero to villain arc" of sport celebrity, this volume features leading scholars from the fields of media, sport, and cultural studies who bring diverse vantage points to understanding how contemporary sport celebrities become heroes and gain fame and then fall precipitously from grace through a variety of "sporting offenses." The sagas of star athletes as well as coaches and sportscasters run the gamut from substance abuse (from performance-enhancing and recreational drugs to alcoholism) to sexual "improprieties" (from bad sexual manners to sexual assault to sex addiction to homophobia to questions over verification of sex) to routine thuggery (aimed not only at opponents but seen in extracurricular gun play and dogfighting contests) to questionable politics (demonstrating loyalties ranging from "good" nationalism to "bad"). The intriguing analyses featured here make us think about our cultural preoccupation with sports, the prospects for finding heroes in celebrity culture, and the moral complexities that are engaged as sport heroes fall and sometimes rise again redeemed. -- Publisher description.
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    • Bird dream : adventures at the extremes of human flight
      Bird dream : adventures at the extremes of human flight
      Matt Higgins.
      Describes the participants and entries to the Wingsuit Landing Project, which includes groups from around the world as they embark on a quest to develop and pilot an outfit that will allow man to fly.
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    • Mudville madness : fabulous feats, belligerent behavior, and erratic episodes on the diamond
      Mudville madness : fabulous feats, belligerent behavior, and erratic episodes on the diamond
      Jonathan Weeks.
      Mudville Madness is for baseball fans who seek something beyond the standard boxscores--something new or rarely encountered. This book is a jaunt into the realm of the extraordinary and (at times) outright bizarre. The most uncommon events in three centuries of baseball history are recounted here in glorious detail, beginning with the game's earliest days when the rules were in their infancy, through the deadball years, right up to the 2013 season. The epic brawls, bizarre plays, and landmark achievements covered in this book will leave you shaking your head in disbelief.
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    • Spartan up! : a take-no-prisoners guide to overcoming obstacles and achieving peak performance in life
      Spartan up! : a take-no-prisoners guide to overcoming obstacles and achieving peak performance in life
      Joe De Sena with Jeff O'Connell.
      De Sena, the driving force behind the enormously popular Spartan Race, breaks down obstacles from his many races, detailing how each parallels real life experiences and showing you how to conquer your greatest obstacle, embrace your greatest friend, make limitations vanish and establish a new normal, and achieve the ultimate.
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