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The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

by John Matthew Smith

College basketball's most dynamic dynasty, on and off the hardwood


67

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: The Thinking Fan's Tour of the NBA

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: The Secret History Behind the Game That Changed the World

by Nicholas Griffin

THE SPRING OF 1971 heralded the greatest geopolitical realignment in a generation. After twenty-two years of antagonism, China and the United States suddenly moved toward a détente—achieved not by politicians...


Squash: A History of the Game

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,...


From The Press Box: Seventy Years of Great Moments in Irish Sport

by Peter Byrne

Following the success of his book My Part of the Day, first published in 1981, Peter Byrne’s second collection of stories, From the Press Box, provides fitting testimony to the most successful era in the history...


Ditka: The Player, the Coach, the Chicago Bears Legend

by Chicago Tribune Staff

Composed of a carefully curated selection of archival Chicago Tribune columns and features, Ditka is a hard-hitting look at the Chicago Bears' legendary player and coach. Mike Ditka was drafted by the Bears...


Sport in Europe: Politics, Class, Gender

by J A Mangan

This book examines the cultural, social, political, economic and aesthetic history of Sport in Europe. As sport has grown, progressively replacing religion, in its power to excite passion, provide emotional...


From Fair Sex to Feminism: Sport and the Socialization of Women in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Eras

by J A Mangan & Roberta J Park

First published in 1987 with the aim of deepening understanding of the place of women in the cultural heritage of modern society, this collection of essays brings together the previously discrete perspectives...


The Social History of English Rowing

by Neil Wigglesworth

This book seeks to redress the balance of reporting in the sport's literature which has always favoured the activities of aquatic gentlemen at the public schools, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Henley Regatta...


Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics, the First Banner, and the Dawning of a NewAmerica

by Bill Reynolds

On a fateful day in 1957, the country saw the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks face off in one of the most dramatic NBA games in history. But the score at the final buzzer told only part of the story....


International Sport: A Bibliography, 1995-1999: An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections

by Richard William Cox

There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased...


A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

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: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

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...


The Front Nine: Golf's 9 All-Time Greatest Shots

by Barry LeBrock

The most famous shot in golf history—from Gene Sarazen's double eagle, which led to victory at the 1935 Masters to Tom Watson's nearly impossible chip shot in the 1982 U.S. Open—the greatest and most memorable...


Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard

by Michael Ruhlman

There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend...


Riff, RAM, Bah, Zoo! Football Comes to Tcu

by Ezra Hood & Gary Patterson

Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo,

Lickety Lickety, Zoo Zoo,

Who Wah, Wah Who,

Give 'em hell,

TCU!

Ezra Hood's Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo! Football Comes to TCU (named after TCU's "Riff, Ram" cheer, one of the oldest known cheers in...


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...


Road to the NHL: The Incredible Stories of 25 Maritimers Making It to the Show

by Philip Croucher & Doug MacLean

From Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand to Paul MacLean, Al MacInnis, and Brad Richards, these are the stories of 25 Maritimers and their journey to the National Hockey League. The book chronicles each player’s...