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Amusing Ourselves to Death
Public Discourse in the Age of Show Business
Neil Postman - Dec 27, 2005 (first published in 1985)
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Television has conditioned us to tolerate visually entertaining material measured out in spoonfuls of time, to the detriment of rational public discourse and reasoned public affairs. In this eloquent, persuasive book, Neil Postman alerts us to the real and present dangers of this state of affairs, and offers compelling suggestions as to how to with...
Win or Learn
MMA, Conor McGregor and Me
John Kavanagh - Jun 30, 2016
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Growing up in Dublin, John Kavanagh was a skinny kid who was frequently bullied. After suffering a bad beating when he intervened to help a woman who was being attacked, he decided he had to learn to defend himself. Before long, he was training fighters in a tiny shed, and promoting the earliest mixed-martial arts events in Ireland. And then, a coc...
Quitters Never Win
My Life in UFC ― The American Edition
Michael Bisping - Jan 21, 2020
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With brand new material exclusive to this Updated American Edition, here―in his own words―is the story of the newest member of the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame, Britain’s own Rocky Balboa, Michael Bisping Featuring an entirely new chapter for U.S. readers, the story of his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame, fresh insights about his...
The Way of the Fight
Georges St-Pierre - Nov 12, 2013
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A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLERFrom the world’s most popular UFC fighter, Georges “Rush” St. Pierre, comes a startlingly honest portrait of a fighter’s journey, highlighting the lessons that propelled his rise from bullying victim to internationally celebrated athlete and champion.There’s more to winning battles than fists and feetFor world-renowned pr...
Shamrock
The World's Most Dangerous Man
Jonathan Snowden - Apr 25, 2020
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From his fights inside the cage with Hall of Famers Royce Gracie and Dan Severn to his even more fearsome battles outside of it, this book takes an in-depth look at one of the most fascinating men in all of combat sports. In Shamrock: The World's Most Dangerous Man, acclaimed Bleacher Report sportswriter Jonathan Snowden offers a compelling and har...
The Trigger
Narratives of the American Shooter
Daniel J. Patinkin - Jun 19, 2018
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Six moving profiles reveal the human stories behind gun violence in the United States. A mother's untimely death causes a boy's emotional spiral that culminates in drug-related shooting and twenty-three years in prison; an honor roll student and all-American athlete drunkenly brandishes a shotgun and accidentally shoots a man; a fresh, hopeful Chic...
Little Evil
One Ultimate Fighter's Rise to the Top
Jens Pulver - Oct 01, 2003
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At ten years of age, lined up alongside his two brothers in the living room of their Seattle home, Jens Pulver stared down the length of a shotgun into his father’s haggard face. Because Jens was the oldest, the one constantly running upstairs to protect his mother in the middle of the night, his father placed the barrel into his mouth first. Fear ...
Heart for the Fight
A Marine Hero's Journey from the Battlefields of Iraq to Mixed Martial Arts Champion
Brian Stann - Sep 06, 2010
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This is the story of a kid from the wrong side of Scranton who made it to the Naval Academy, played linebacker for the Navy football team for four years, became a Marine officer, graduated first in his infantry officer class, led his men in two intense combat tours in the Anbar Province, received the Silver Star for gallantry, and now has emerged a...
Jiu-Jitsu and Life
Lessons Learned on and off the Mat
Travis Tooke - Jul 15, 2020
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Growing up in a trailer park and trying to stay out of trouble, fifteen-year-old Travis Tooke had zero plans for the future. Then one night a friend brought over a VHS-taped UFC tournament, and together they watched a slender Royce Gracie dismantle his opponents with something called jiu-jitsu. With that one fuzzy video, Travis’s life found directi...
The Laws of the Ring
Urijah Faber - Apr 16, 2013
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For readers of leadership books like The 48 Laws of Power and classic Eastern philosophy like the Art of War and the Book of Five Rings, comes martial arts pioneer Urijah “The California Kid” Faber’s guide to mental dominance in and outside the cage, drawing on his experiences as a world champion MMA fighter and top UFC draw to provide readers with...
Let's Get It On!
The Making of MMA and Its Ultimate Referee (Spirit of the River Series)
"Big" John McCarthy - Sep 01, 2011
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An intimate profile of the legendary mixed martial arts (MMA) referee, this first full-length autobiography of pop culture icon “Big” John McCarthy details every aspect of his life—from his strong-handed Los Angeles upbringing to his involvement in the naming of the sport, his role in its regulation, and MMA’s rise in stature. The narrative follows...
The Professor in the Cage by Jonathan Gottschall
From the Fields to the Garden by Stitch Duran
Got Fight? by Forrest Griffin
Blood in the Cage by L. Jon Wertheim