Back Sports | September Newsletter

SelectReads News
Simple News Pro
  Sports  
12 Rounds in Lo's Gym: Boxing and Manhood in Appalachia

TODD D SNYDER · West Virginia University Press
Pages: 240
Format: Paperback

Questions of class and gender in Appalachia have, in the wake of the 2016 presidential election and the runaway success of Hillbilly Elegy, moved to the forefront of national conversations about politics and culture. From Todd Snyder, a first generation college student turned college professor,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Madness: The Ten Most Memorable NCAA Basketball Finals

MARK MEHLER · Sports Publishing
Pages: 256
Format: Hardcover

The annual NCAA Basketball Tournament, which has become known as "March Madness" has emerged as a major sports event, matched only by the Super Bowl and the Olympics. In Madness, Mark Mehler and Charles Paikert tell the stories behind the ten most compelling and memorable championship...
Read More check catalog
 
 
The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars

SEBASTIAN ABBOT · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 336
Format: Hardcover

The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history.Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer's next superstars. Led by the Spanish...
Read More check catalog
 
 
How to Speak Football: From Ankle Breaker to Zebra--an Illustrated Guide to Gridiron Gab

Sally Cook · Flatiron Books
Pages: 128
Format: Print book

From "ankle breaker" to "zebra," How to Speak Football includes over 125 football terms paired with amusing illustrations that decode the words and phrases that fly around the field. The "Sidelines" sections sprinkled throughout the book will teach you fun trivia...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Dennis Maruk: The Unforgettable Story of Hockey's Forgotten 60-Goal Man

DENNIS MARUK · ECW Press
Pages: 260
Format: Paperback

From feared NHL sniper to ship captain and bellhop -- with hockey's greatest 'stacheOnly 20 men in NHL history have scored 60 or more goals in a single season: Gretzky, Lemieux, and Hull all hit the magical mark. And so did an undersized, take-no-prisoners centre named Dennis Maruk. When...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Chumps to Champs: How the Worst Teams in Yankees History Led to the '90s Dynasty

Bill Pennington · Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Pages: 368
Format: Hardcover

The untold story of the time when the New York Yankees were a laughingstock - and how out of that abyss emerged the modern Yankees dynasty, one of the greatest in all of sports The New York Yankees have won 27 world championships and 40 American League pennants, both world records. They...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Exploring the Superstitions: Trails and Tales of the Southwest's Mystery Mountains

John Annerino · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 320
Format: Paperback

Arizona's Superstition Mountains are like no other mountain range in the continental United States. The ancestral ground of the western Apache and sacred heights of the neighboring Pima, these mountains were once a veritable no-man's land of soaring cliffs, dead-end box canyons,...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Why We Fight: One Man's Search for Meaning Inside the Ring

Josh Rosenblatt · Ecco
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

Finally, we can talk about Fight Club!or,A physical and philosophical mediation on why we are drawn to fight each other for sport, what happens to our bodies and brains when we do, and what it all meansAnyone with guts or madness in him can get hit by someone who knows how; it takes a different...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Off Speed: Baseball, Pitching, and the Art of Deception

Terry McDermott · Pantheon
Pages: 240
Format: Hardcover

A wonderfully informative, exuberant, and entertaining book that explores the evolution and history of baseball pitching through the story of one "perfect" game. Tracing the evolution of pitching and the pitcher's art of deception, Terry McDermott tells the fascinating story...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Alone on the wall

Alex Honnold · W.W. Norton & Company
Pages: 248
Format: Hardcover

"The extreme climber famed for his solo ascents without ropes, partners or gear describes his seven most significant achievements, including a free-solo climb up Mexico's Sendero Luminoso and the Fitz Traverse ascent in Patagonia, "--NoveList.
Read More check catalog
 
 
Tigerland: 1968-1969: A City Divided, a Nation Torn Apart, and a Magical Season of Healing

Wil Haygood · Knopf
Pages: 432
Format: Hardcover

From the author of the best-selling The Butler--an emotional, inspiring story of two teams from a poor, black, segregated high school in Ohio, who, in the midst of the racial turbulence of 1968/1969, win the Ohio state baseball and basketball championships in the same year.1968 and 1969:...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Fire Making: The Forgotten Art of Conjuring Flame with Spark, Tinder, and Skill

Daniel Hume · The Experiment
Pages: 192
Format: Hardcover

A Richly Illustrated Guide to Making Fire Without a Lighter If you ask outdoorsman Daniel Hume for the fastest, most practical way to start a fire, he'll tell you: Use a match. But he probably won't stop there. For Hume, conjuring flame is an art form, and seeking out the old ways...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Shooter's Bible, 108th Edition: The World's Bestselling Firearms Reference

Jay Cassell · W W Norton
Pages: 608
Format: Print book

Published annually for more than eighty years, the Shooter's Bible is the most comprehensive and sought-after reference guide for new firearms and their specifications, as well as for thousands of guns that have been in production and are currently on the market. Nearly every firearms...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Stealing Games: How John McGraw Transformed Baseball with the 1911 New York Giants

Maury Klein · Bloomsbury USA, 2016.
Pages: 400
Format: Print book

The 1911 New York Giants stole an astonishing 347 bases, a record that still stands more than a century later. That alone makes them special in baseball history, but as Maury Klein relates in Stealing Games they also embodied a rapidly changing America on the cusp of a faster, more frenetic...
Read More check catalog
 
 
Why Baseball Matters

Susan Jacoby · Yale University Press
Pages: 224
Format: Hardcover

A best-selling author and passionate baseball fan takes a tough-minded look at America's most traditional game in our twenty-first-century culture of digital distraction Baseball is a clockless game at odds with the shortened attention spans of technology-obsessed modern lives. It is, paradoxically,...
Read More check catalog