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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...


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...


A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010

by Clemente A. Lisi

From the tournament's origins in 1930 to modern times, A History of the World Cup: 1930-2010 contains vivid accounts of individual games, statistics for each competition, photos, and profiles of the players...


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...


Open Ice

by Jack Falla

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...


Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

by Rich Cohen

The gripping account of a once-in-a-lifetime football team and their lone championship season

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team: they were the greatest...


A Season In Time

by Todd Denault

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...


Soccer in Spain: Politics, Literature, and Film

by Timothy J. Ashton

In the last few years, Spanish soccer has surged to the forefront of the sport, with the national team winning the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. Soccer has long been a global social...


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy: From Kennedy to Katrina

by Michael Gavin

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....