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Motorsports and American Culture: From Demolition Derbies to NASCAR

by Mark D. Howell & John D. Miller

This collection of essays examines the relevancy of motorsports to American culture and history, from the late nineteenth century to the present. Addressing a wide spectrum of motorsports—such as stock car...


The Sweet Season

by Austin Murphy

After fifteen years as a Sports Illustrated writer, pleading for interviews with large men in possession of larger egos, Austin Murphy decides to bail out. The time has come, he concludes, to fly beneath the...


The Sweet Science

by A. J. Liebling & Robert Anasi

A.J. Liebling's classic New Yorker pieces on the "sweet science of bruising" bring vividly to life the boxing world as it once was. It depicts the great events of boxing's American heyday: Sugar Ray Robinson's...


Zen and the Art of Playing Tennis

by Agam Bernardini

Zen and the Art of Playing tennis is one of the first book that have analyzed the mental and psychological aspect of the game of tennis. The purpose of the book is to fill the great vacuum still existing about...


The Art of Getting Lost

by Brendan Leonard

The Art of Getting Lost will illuminate the details of dream trips, and inspiring readers to understand that adventure is not out of reach. Most of us face a couple of obstacles when it comes to living our Walter...


Out There

by The Editors of Outside Magazine

Longtime readers have come to understand that Outside’s true gift is in chronicling misadventure. That’s the common thread among the stories found in Out There—those memorable tales that begin with the...


Darwin's Athletes

by John Hoberman

A “provocative, disturbing, important” look at how society’s obsession with athletic achievement undermines African Americans (The New York Times).

Very few pastimes in America cross racial, regional,...


The Best Philadelphia Sports Arguments

by Eric Karabell

WHO'S THE BEST?

WHO'S THE WORST?

Every Philadelphia fan knows that the only thing better than watching sports is arguing about them - picking the best, the worst, and who will come out on top. And no city tears...


The Best Los Angeles Sports Arguments

by J.A. Adande

100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time.

The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston,...


The Best St. Louis Sports Arguments

by Bryan Burwell

100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time.

The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston,...


The Best Pittsburgh Sports Arguments

by John Mehno

100 great sports debates for each city-from who was the best coach to what was the best play of all time.

The perfect gift for sports fans-the series that's sweeping the nation, and is already a hit in Boston,...


Vantage Point

by The Editors of Climbing Magazine

For nearly 50 years, Climbing Magazine’s goal has been to inspire and entertain with compelling coverage of climbing in all its forms, from bouldering to the big walls, trad rock to sport climbing, ice climbing...


Best Canadian Sports Writing

by Stacey May Fowles & Pasha Malla

38 pieces that will be remembered for seasons to come

For 25 years, sports journalists south of the border have been collected in best-of anthologies. With Best Canadian Sports Writing, editors Stacey May Fowles...


Never Cry Halibut

by Bjorn Dihle

From the sharp, comic voice of Haunted Inside Passage,Never Cry Halibut is a collection of humorous and thoughtful short essays about hunting and fishing in Alaska.

Accompanied by photographs, each story reflects...


Bear Tales and Deer Trails

by Mike McConnell

Bear Tales and Deer Trails is a collection of hunting stories that take you into the heart of the Tongass National Forest. Come along with Mike and his hunting partners as they stalk bears and deer for food...


Fighting for Acceptance

by David E. Ching M.A. & David T. Mayeda

In recent years, mixed martial arts, also known as "ultimate fighting", has become the fastest-growing sport in American society, but it is also considered the most controversial. Based on interviews conducted...


Haunted Trail Tales

by Amy Hoitsma

Everyone loves a good ghost story, and Haunted Trail Tales will make the hairs on your neck stand on edge. A collection of beloved contemporary and classic ghostly tales, this anthology is sure to spoke even...


Tall Tales from the Tall Pines

by Christian P. Potholm

As a Maine Guide for 20 years and a hunter and fisherman since childhood, Christian Potholm knows the woods and waters of Maine from the coast to the North Woods. He brings it all to life with these humorous...


The Magician's Glass

by Ed Douglas & Katie Ives

‘How much risk is worth taking for so beautiful a prize?’

The Magician’s Glass by award-winning writer Ed Douglas is a collection of eight recent essays on some of the biggest stories and best-known personalities...


Fathers Playing Catch with Sons

by Donald Hall

In the pantheon of great sports literature, not a few poets have tried their hand at paying tribute to their love affair with the game -- Walt Whitman, Marianne Moore, and William Carlos Williams among them....