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1 Browning, Kurt with Neil Stevens. KURT: FORCING THE EDGE.
HarperCollins, (Toronto, 1991), Ist edition. 
195 pp, 8vo, HC in dust jacket. Color and b&w photos. "He's the three-time World Champion in figure skating. He's the first skater ever to perform the 'quad' - a jump that combines the strength and speed of long jump with the skill and grace of b allet. Canada's own Kurt Browning...traces the events and the people that have led to his phenomenal worldwide success..." Small remainder mark on bottom of textblock near spine, otherwise book is clean and tight with no previous owner s h i p m a r k s . Dust jacket has minor edgewear, light rubbing, 1/2" closed tear on spine - now protected in mylar sleeve. VG/VG 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN:  THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING., Foer, Joshua.
2 Foer, Joshua. MOONWALKING WITH EINSTEIN: THE ART AND SCIENCE OF REMEMBERING EVERYTHING.
New York Penguin 2011 159420229X / 9781594202292 4th Printing Hard Cover Very Good+ Very Good+ 
307 pp, large 8vo (9 1/2" H). "On average, people squander forty days annually compensating for things they've forgotten. Joshua Foer used to be one of those people. But after a year of memory training, he found himself in the finals of the U.S. Memory Championship. Even more important, he found a vital truth we too often forget: In every way that matters, we are the sum of our memories. (This book) draws on cutting-edge research, a surprising cultural history of memory, and venerable tricks of the mentalist's trade to transform our understanding of human remembering. Under the tutelage of top 'mental athletes', Foer learns ancient techniques once employed by Cicero to memorize his speeches and by medieval scholars to memorize entire books. Using methods that have been largely forgotten, he discovers that we can all dramatically improve our memories." Light wrinkling at bottom of spine. Dust jacket has minor wear and tiny tear at top of front flap-fold. 
Price: 15.00 USD
 
 
3 Henderson, Paul. With Mike Leonetti. SHOOTING FOR GLORY.
Toronto Stoddart 1992 0773726462 / 9780773726468 Second Printing Hard Cover Very Good Very Good Inscribed By Author
211 pp, 9 1/4" H. Inscribed on title page: "Best Wishes Rob / Paul Henderson". B&w photographs. "(Paul Henderson) tells the story of the first Canada-Soviet Union series that kept Canadians riveted to their radios and televisions. Although the 1972 series was the highlight of his career, (he) has a lot more to tell. As a Detroit Red Wing, he played with such greats as Gordie Howe, Alex Delvecchio, and Ted Lindsay and experienced the heartache of being on the losing side in two Stanley Cup finals. Dealt to the Toronto Maple Leafs in 1968, he found himself on the ice with the team that had won the Leaf's last Cup the previous year, skating alongside Dave Keon, Tim Horton, George Armstrong, and Ron Ellis. Participating in one of the game's golden eras, Henderson had the privilege of locking horns with the likes of Phil Esposito, Bobby Orr, and Bobby Hull. And, like Hull, he, too, jumped to the World Hockey Association, where he witnessed the arrival of Wayne Gretzky, Mark Messier, and a new breed of superstar. Finally, Henderson describes the difficult transition he and all professional athletes must face when retirement inevitably comes." Previous owner's place and signature on front free endpaper, scattered tiny faint foxing marks on top of text block, minor wrinkling at top of spine, tiny dent on bottom edge of front board. Dust jacket has light edge wear/wrinkling, very light rubbing. 
Price: 20.00 USD
 
 
A SPORTING CHANCE: ACHIEVEMENTS OF AFRICAN-CANADIAN ATHLETES., Humber, William.  Foreword by Spider Jones.
4 Humber, William. Foreword by Spider Jones. A SPORTING CHANCE: ACHIEVEMENTS OF AFRICAN-CANADIAN ATHLETES.
Natural Heritage, Toronto, 2004. 
155 pp, 9" H, soft cover. ISBN 1896219993 B&w photographs. Contents: Acknowledgements; Foreword; The Black Experience in Canada; The Sporting Scene; Canada's Early Years; Looking Outside Canada for Opportunity; Black Baseball's Early Days in Canada; Sporting Immigrants and Their Descendants; Running for Canada; Lonely Years of Achievement; Immigration's Great Rewards; The Fruits of Struggle; Hockey: The Canadian Specific; Visiting Heroes; Into the Future; Epilogue; Sources; Index; About the Author. Interior - clean and tight with no previous ownership marks. Exterior - clean and bright. Fine 
Price: 15.00 USD
 


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