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Hail to the Redskins

by Adam Lazarus William Morrow (September 01, 2015)

At last, the definitive account of the Redskins’ championship decade

Based on more than ninety original interviews, here is the rollicking chronicle of the famed Washington Redskins teams of the Joe Gibbs years—one...


Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 16, 2014)

In this book, author Gabe Oppenheim examines the rise and fall of boxing in Philadelphia, and how it often mirrored the city’s own narrative arc. Throughout, Oppenheim weaves together cultural history, urban...


Spartan Sports Encyclopedia

by Jack Seibold, Richard Kincaide & Andrea Nelson Sports Publishing (November 18, 2014)

The all-time roster of Michigan State University athletics reads like a who’s who. Earvin “Magic” Johnson, Steve Garvey, Bubba Smith, Robin Roberts, Mateen Cleaves . . . the list grows with each new season....


Who's Better, Who's Best in Football?

by Steve Silverman Sports Publishing (November 04, 2014)

Who are the best quarterbacks in NFL history? How about running backs? Wide receivers? How can we objectively rate the performance of individual defensive players? And how can we make reasonable judgments about...


Trout Fishing in the Catskills

by Ed Van Put & John Merwin Skyhorse (November 04, 2014)

Ed Van Put begins this important book with the history of native brook trout and offers little-known details about their sizes, range, and demise from over-fishing, the growth of streamside industries, and the...


A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games: 1986 to 2013

by Mark L. Ford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (October 08, 2014)

This book provides information on every NFL and AFL preseason game played from 1986 to 2013. Interesting events, significant games, key players, new rules, and off-season developments are all detailed, making...


Burning Rubber: The Extraordinary Story of Formula One

by Charles Jennings Quercus (August 12, 2014)

In Burning Rubber, Charles Jennings tells the fast and furious tale of motor sport's premier competition, from its earliest roots in the suicidal road races of the Edwardian age to the brave new world of Hamilton,...


An Epic Swindle: 44 Months with a Pair of Cowboys

by Brian Reade Quercus (August 12, 2014)

An Epic Swindle is the inside story of how Liverpool FC came within hours of being re-possessed by the banks after the shambolic 44-month reign of American owners Tom Hicks and George Gillett. It is the tale...


Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room

by Michael Perry & Nick Lachey Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room covers 10 coaching eras, from former National Football League standout John “Socko” Wiethe (1946-52) to Mick Cronin, the Cincinnati native who returned to his...


Tales from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline

by Tom Matte & Jeff Seidel Sports Publishing (October 07, 2014)

Tales from the Baltimore Ravens Sideline examines the history of the Baltimore football franchise since their move from Cleveland to Baltimore in 1996. The book chronicles how the team built itself into the...


Legends of Oklahoma Sooners Football

by Ray Dozier Sports Publishing (October 21, 2014)

Since 1895, the University of Oklahoma football program has amassed some impressive numbers: seven national championships, 47 consecutive wins, 44 conference championships, 28 bowl wins, five Heisman Trophy...


From the Babe to the Beards

by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

With the “Curse” a distant memory, the Boston Red Sox are the first team this century to win three World Series titles. Before 2004, an obnoxious Yankees fan might have smirked: The Red Sox in the World Series...


A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games: 1960 to 1985

by Mark L. Ford Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (September 24, 2014)

This book provides information on every NFL and AFL preseason game played from 1960 to 1985. Interesting events, significant games, key players, new rules, and off-season developments are all detailed, making...


Summer of Shadows: A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation

by Jonathan Knight Clerisy Press (December 01, 2010)

Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder...


Derek Jeter #2

by David Fischer Sports Publishing (October 14, 2014)

This book commemorates “The Captain’s” career in pinstripes through words and images. David Fischer traces Derek Jeter’s legendary baseball career, from his early minor-league struggles, through his exhilarating...


Tales from the San Diego Chargers Sideline

by Gerri Brooks, Sid Brooks & Dan Fouts Sports Publishing (September 02, 2014)

During his 27-year tenure with the San Diego Chargers, equipment manager Sid Brooks kept over 5,000 football players from appearing naked before their cheering fans. The first African American to hold the job...


1:59

by Philip Maffetone Skyhorse (August 05, 2014)

What will it take to run a marathon in less than two hours?

The world’s fastest times for the marathon have been dropping since the distance of 26.2 miles was made official nearly one hundred years ago. But...


The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

by John J. Miller HarperCollins e-books (April 12, 2011)

John J. Miller delivers the intriguing, never-before-told story of how Theodore Roosevelt saved American Football—a game that would become the nation’s most popular sport. Miller’s sweeping, novelistic...


Season of Saturdays: A History of College Football in 14 Games

by Michael Weinreb Scribner (August 19, 2014)

From an award-winning sports journalist and college football expert: “A beautifully written mix of memoir and reportage that tracks college ball through fourteen key games, giving depth and meaning to all”...


A Nearly Perfect Season: The Inside Story of the 1984 San Francisco 49ers

by Chris Willis Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 16, 2014)

The San Francisco 49ers entered the 1984 season determined to erase the memory of their three point loss to the Washington Redskins in the NFC Championship Game the year before. Nineteen games later, they had...


This Day in Philadelphia Sports

by Kevin Reavy, Brian Startare & Charlie Manuel Sports Publishing (June 03, 2014)

This Day in Philadelphia Sports offers a concise 366-day approach to looking back at the history of Philadelphia sports. Every day on the calendar is represented with a fun tidbit of information of what had...


Pooling Talent: Swimming's Greatest Teams

by Matthew De George Rowman & Littlefield Publishers (July 02, 2014)

Pooling Talent highlights relay teams, squads, and programs spanning nearly a century of competitive swimming. From the 1976 U.S. Women’s 400 Freestyle relay to the 2001 Australian squad, and even including...


Hello Canada!

by Scott Young HarperCollins Publishers (April 08, 2014)

The life of Canadian broadcasting legend Foster Hewitt is recounted in vivid detail in author Scott Young’s moving biography. From his early days as a sports announcer on local radio to his nationwide success...


Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?

by Paul Simpson & Uli Hesse William Morrow Paperbacks (May 20, 2014)

Published in time for the 2014 World Cup, the ultimate collection of soccer’s greatest lore and legends, illustrated with 100 black-and-white photos, by two of the world’s most knowledgeable soccer journalists....


The Olympic Games: The First Thousand Years

by M. I. Finley & H. W. Pleket Dover Publications (April 26, 2012)

A definitive survey of the Olympic Games, from 776 B.C. to A.D. 261. Readers are introduced, with absorbing detail, to the games' events and their historical, social, and religious context. 40 unnumbered plates...


Athletics in the Ancient World

by E. Norman Gardiner Dover Publications (May 14, 2012)

Concise, convincing book emphasizes relationship between Greek and Roman athletics and religion, art, and education. Colorful descriptions of the pentathlon, foot-race, wrestling, boxing, ball playing, and more....


'67: The Maple Leafs

by Damien Cox & Gord Stellick HarperCollins Publishers (January 21, 2014)

In 1967 the Toronto Maple Leafs won the Stanley Cup in a stunning defeat of the mighty Montreal Canadiens. No other Leafs team has been able to do it again. As the years pass, the legend grows. The men who were...


The Art of a Beautiful Game

by Chris Ballard Simon & Schuster (November 03, 2009)

In The Art of a Beautiful Game, Chris Ballard, the award-winning Sports Illustrated writer who has covered the NBA for the past decade, goes behind the scenes to examine basketball in ways that will surprise...


Ping-Pong Diplomacy

by Nicholas Griffin Scribner (January 07, 2014)

Combining the insight of Franklin Foer’s How Soccer Explains the World and the intrigue of Ben Affleck’s Argo, Ping Pong Diplomacy traces the story of how an aristocratic British spy used the game of table...


Squash

by James Zug & George Plimpton Scribner (November 01, 2007)

The first comprehensive history of squash in the United States, Squash incorporates every aspect of this increasingly popular sport: men's and women's play, juniors and intercollegiates, singles and doubles,...


A Great Game

by Stephen J. Harper Simon & Schuster (November 05, 2013)

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


Their Life's Work

by Gary M. Pomerantz Simon & Schuster (October 29, 2013)

“The definitive book of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers” (Scott Brown, ESPN): A unique literary sports book that—through exquisite reportage, love, and honesty—tells the full story of the best team to...


Open Ice

by Jack Falla HarperCollins Publishers (November 05, 2013)

Second only to family, the game of hockey is the tribe to which sports writer Jack Falla passionately belongs. If

Home Ice let readers in on the role hockey played in his early life,

Open Ice takes them on a...


A Season In Time

by Todd Denault HarperCollins Publishers (October 29, 2013)

Twenty years after the fact, the mere mention of the 1992-93 NHL season brings back vivid memories for hockey fans across North America. The last time that the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup, Wayne...


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina

by Michael Gavin Scarecrow Press (December 06, 2012)

In Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina, Michael Gavin explores how columnists have written about sports’ role in the national recovery from specific tragedies. Beginning with John F....


As The Puck Turns

by Brian Conacher Collins (October 15, 2013)

The Conacher name is well known across the country as the first family of hockey. Son of hockey legend Lionel Conacher—Canada's Athlete of the First Half-Century (1900-1950)—as well as the sixth family member...


Going Deep: How Wide Receivers Became the Most Compelling Figures in Pro Sports

by Cris Carter Hachette Books (July 30, 2013)

How Wideouts Became the NFL's Standouts

From the time Cris Carter started his career as a supplemental draft pick of the Philadelphia Eagles in 1987 to his retirement in 2002, the position of wide receiver exploded...


The Forgotten Marlins: A Tribute to the 1956-1960 Original Miami Marlins

by Sam Zygner Scarecrow Press (May 28, 2013)

The Forgotten Marlins pays tribute to the original Miami Marlins of the AAA International League, bringing to life one of the most colorful and flamboyant teams to play in baseball’s minor leagues. During...


The Machine

by Joe Posnanski HarperCollins (September 15, 2009)

Award-winning sports columnist Joe Posnanski hits a grand slam with The Machine—a thrilling account of the magical 1975 season of the Cincinnati Reds, baseball’s legendary “Big Red Machine,” from spring...


The Wicked Game

by Howard Sounes HarperCollins e-books (October 13, 2009)

Golf is sometimes referred to as "the wicked game" because it is fiendishly difficult to play well. Yet in the parlance of the Tiger Woods generation, it's also a wickedly good game -- rich, glamorous, and more...


Ghosts of Manila

by Mark Kram, Jr. HarperCollins e-books (June 09, 2009)

When Muhammad Ali met Joe Frazier in Manila for their third fight, their rivalry had spun out of control. The Ali-Frazier matchup had become a madness, inflamed by the media and the politics of race. When the...


Marcel Pronovost: A Life in Hockey

by Marcel Pronovost & Bob Duff Biblioasis (November 13, 2012)

A biography of the 8-time Stanley Cup Champion and NHL Hall of Famer Marcel Pronovost.


The Basketball Draft Fact Book: A History of Professional Basketball's College Drafts

by Robert D. Bradley Scarecrow Press (April 12, 2013)

The Basketball Draft Fact Book is the first detailed and comprehensive listing of all professional basketball drafts in the history of the sport since the first draft in 1947. Each season’s draft is summarized,...


The Original Six Hockey Trivia Book

by Mike Leonetti Collins (May 25, 2010)

Remember when it was just Montreal, Toronto, New York, Detroit, Boston and Chicago? Veteran hockey writer Mike Leonetti certainly does, and he’s got a brand new trivia book to prove it! The Original Six Hockey...


Bob Logan's Tales from Chicago Sports

by Bob Logan Sports Publishing (June 05, 2012)

Tales from Chicago Sports: Cubs, Bulls, Bears and Other Animals will combine stories, anecdotes, columns and fun stuff about the Windy City's sports teams, woven together by text of Bob Logan's personal memories...


The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History: Baseball, Basketball, Football, and Hockey

by Robert W. Cohen Scarecrow Press (November 08, 2012)

Using various selection criteria, The 50 Most Dynamic Duos in Sports History attempts to ascertain which twosome truly established itself as the most dominant tandem in the history of the four major professional...


The Man Who Built the National Football League: Joe F. Carr

by Chris Willis & James A. Carr Scarecrow Press (August 19, 2010)

This biography chronicles the many achievements of Joe F. Carr, president of the NFL for most of its first two decades. During his tenure, Carr implemented the standard player's contract, wrote the league's...


America's Game

by Jerry Rice & Randy O. Williams Dey Street Books (October 29, 2019)

“This book is an amazing compilation of the game’s history as seen through the eyes of my friend Jerry Rice, aka The GOAT. If you are a football fan, you are going to love this book almost as much as you...


Grey Cup Century

by Michael Januska Dundurn (September 03, 2012)

In 1909, Earl Grey, the governor general of Canada, donated a trophy to honour the best amateur football team in the country. Since then 99 Grey Cups have been awarded. In November 2012 the 100th Cup will be...


National Football League - A Complete History

by Peter Murray & Kim Irvine G2 Rights (May 14, 2019)

The NFL was formed in 1920 as the American Professional Football Association (APFA) before renaming itself the National Football League for the 1922 season. The NFL agreed to merge with the American Football...