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Hail to the Redskins

by Adam Lazarus

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

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...


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

by Mark L. Ford

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...


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

by Mark L. Ford

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

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...


The Big Scrum: How Teddy Roosevelt Saved Football

by John J. Miller

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

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

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...


Pooling Talent: Swimming's Greatest Teams

by Matthew De George

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...


Eight World Cups

by George Vecsey

On the eve of the 2014 World Cup, New York Times sports columnist George Vecsey offers a personal perspective on the beautiful game

Blending witty travelogue with action on the field—and shady dealings in back...


Hello Canada!

by Scott Young

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

“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...