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You Can't Make This Up: Miracles, Memories, and the Perfect Marriage of Sports and Television by Al Michaels
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No sportscaster has covered more major sporting events than Al Michaels.

Over the course of his forty-plus-year career, he has logged more hours on live network television than any other broadcaster in history; and he is the only play-by-play commentator to have covered all four of the Super Bowl, the World Series, the NBA Finals, and the Stanley Cup Final. He has also witnessed first-hand some of the most memorable events in modern sports, and in this highly personal and revealing account, he brings them vividly to life.

Michaels shares never-before-told stories from his early years and his rise to the top, covering some of the greatest moments of the past half century, from the Miracle on Ice (the historic 1980 Olympic hockey finals) to the earthquake that rocked the 1989 World Series. Some of the greatest names on and off the field are here: Michael Jordan, Bill Walton, Pete Rose, Bill Walsh, Peyton and Eli Manning, Brett Favre, John Madden, Howard Cosell, Cris Collinsworth, and many, many more.

Forthright and down-to-earth, Michaels tells the truth as he sees it, giving readers unique insight into the high drama, the colorful players, and the heroes and occasional villains of an industry that has become a vital part of modern culture.


More New Adult Non-Fiction:
ISIS: Inside the Army of Terror by Michael Weiss
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American journalist Michael Weiss and Syrian analyst Hassan Hassan explain how these violent extremists evolved from a nearly defeated Iraqi insurgent group into a jihadi army of international volunteers who behead Western hostages in slickly produced videos and have conquered territory equal to the size of Great Britain.

Beginning with the early days of Abu Musab al-Zarqawi, the founder of ISIS's first incarnation as al-Qaeda in Iraq, Weiss and Hassan explain who the key players are, from their elusive leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi to the former Saddam Baathists in their ranks; where they come from; how the movement has attracted both local and global support; and where their financing comes from.

Napoleon: a Life by Andrew Roberts
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Austerlitz, Borodino, Waterloo: his battles are among the greatest in history, but Napoleon Bonaparte was far more than a military genius and astute leader of men.

Like George Washington and his own hero Julius Caesar, Napoleon was one of the greatest soldier-statesmen of all times. This biography is the first to take advantage of the recent publication of Napoleon's thirty-three thousand letters, which radically transform our understanding of his character and motivation.

At last we see him as he was: protean multitasker, decisive, surprisingly willing to forgive his enemies and his errant wife Josephine. Like Churchill, he understood the strategic importance of telling his own story, and his memoirs, dictated from exile on St. Helena, became the single bestselling book of the nineteenth century.

Marcus Off Duty: the Recipes I Cook at Home by Marcus Samuelsson
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For two decades, Marcus Samuelsson has captivated food lovers with his brilliant culinary interpretations.

Born in Ethiopia, raised in Sweden, and trained in European kitchens, he is a world citizen turned American success story. Not only was Samuelsson the youngest chef ever to receive three stars from the New York Times, he is also a five-time James Beard Award recipient, a winner of Top Chef Masters, and a judge on Chopped. Chosen by President Obama to cook the first state dinner, he is now a charismatic TV host.

In this book, the chef former President Bill Clinton says has reinvigorated and reimagined what it means to be American serves up the dishes he makes at his Harlem home for his wife and friends. The recipes blend a rainbow of the flavors he experienced in his travels: Ethiopian, Swedish, Mexican, Caribbean, Italian, and Southern soul. His eclectic, casual food includes dill-spiced salmon; coconut-lime curried chicken; mac, cheese, and greens; chocolate pie spiced with Indian garam masala; and for kids, peanut noodles with slaw. This is an inside glimpse into how one of the world's top chefs cooks in his home kitchen for those nearest and dearest to him.


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