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Lanterne Rouge: The Last Man in the Tour de France

by Max Leonard

If you complete a bike race of over 3,000 miles in last place, overcoming mountain ranges and merciless weather, all while enduring physical and psychological agony, should you be branded the loser?  What...


Gironimo!: Riding the Very Terrible 1914 Tour of Italy

by Tim Moore

The 1914 Giro d’Italia: The hardest bike race in history. Eighty-one riders started and only eight finished after enduring cataclysmic storms, roads strewn with nails, and even the loss of an eye by one competitor....


The Game: Inside the Secret World of Major League Baseball's Power Brokers

by Jon Pessah

The incredible inside story of power, money, and baseball's last twenty years

In the fall of 1992, America's National Pastime is in crisis and already on the path to the unthinkable: cancelling a World Series...


The Secret Game: A Wartime Story of Courage, Change, and Basketball's Lost Triumph

by Scott Ellsworth

The true story of the game that never should have happened--and of a nation on the brink of monumental change

In the fall of 1943, at the little-known North Carolina College for Negroes, Coach John McLendon was...


Playing as if the World Mattered: An Illustrated History of Activism in Sports

by Gabriel Kuhn

The world of sports is often associated with commercialism, corruption, and reckless competition. Liberals have objected to sport being used for political propaganda, and leftists have decried its role in distracting...


Chill Factor: How a Minor-League Hockey Team Changed a City Forever

by Craig Merz, David Paitson & Bob Hunter

The city of Columbus, Ohio, had always struggled to support any professional sports franchise. It’s a town where Ohio State University reigns supreme, and everything else is less important. That was until...


Tales from the Gonzaga Bulldogs Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Bulldog Stories Ever Told

by Dave Boling & Mark Few

It’s the mom-and-pop store that has become a national franchise. The most renowned player in school history grew up three blocks from the cozy campus, yet the program has grown into a perennial top 25 power...


Game of My Life University of Kansas Jayhawks: Memorable Stories of Jayhawk Basketball

by Steve Buckner & Bill Self

The night of April 4, 1988 will forever live in the hearts of fans of Jayhawks basketball. On that night, the Jayhawks and their fans raucously celebrated the team’s first national title since 1952. This game...


Rube Waddell - The King of the Hall of Flakes

by W. G. Braund

You just got a raise to $12.50 a week so you decide to splurge and shell out a dollar to sit in the grandstand behind home plate. You know you're in for a treat. Rube Waddell, the most exciting twirler in baseball,...


Mr. America: The Tragic History of a Bodybuilding Icon

by John D. Fair

For most of the twentieth century, the "Mr. America" image epitomized muscular manhood. From humble beginnings in 1939 at a small gym in Schenectady, New York, the Mr. America Contest became the world's premier...


Sport: A Very Short Introduction

by Mike Cronin

Sport is big business; international in nature and the focus of much media and cultural attention. In this Very Short Introduction, Mike Cronin charts the history of sport, from its traditional origins in folk...


Rebound!: The Incredible Story of UConn Basketball's Comeback from Defeat to Dominance

by David Borges

A game-by-game chronicle of one of the most unlikely comebacks in all of sports


Spartan Sports Encyclopedia: A History of the Michigan State Men's Athletic Program, 2nd Edition

by Jack Seibold, Richard Kincaide & Andrea Nelson

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....


Trout Fishing in the Catskills

by Ed Van Put & John Merwin

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...


Legends of Oklahoma Sooners Football

by Ray Dozier

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...


Boxing in Philadelphia: Tales of Struggle and Survival

by Gabe Oppenheim

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...


Tales from the Cincinnati Bearcats Locker Room: A Collection of the Greatest Bearcat Stories Ever Told

by Michael Perry & Nick Lachey

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...


From the Babe to the Beards: The Boston Red Sox in the World Series

by Bill Nowlin & Jim Prime

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...


Derek Jeter #2: Thanks for the Memories

by David Fischer

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 Baltimore Ravens Sideline: A Collection of the Greatest Ravens Stories Ever Told

by Tom Matte & Jeff Seidel

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...