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Citizens and Sportsmen: Fútbol and Politics in Twentieth-Century Chile

by Brenda Elsey

Fútbol, or soccer as it is called in the United States, is the most popular sport in the world. Millions of people schedule their lives and build identities around it. The World Cup tournament, played every...


Showtime: Magic, Kareem, Riley, and the Los Angeles Lakers Dynasty ofthe 1980s

by Jeff Pearlman

The New York Times bestselling author of Sweetness delivers the first all-encompassing account of the 1980s Los Angeles Lakers, one of professional sports' most-revered-and dominant-dynasties.

The Los Angeles...


The WWE Championship: A Look Back at the Rich History of the WWE Championship

by Kevin Sullivan

Suddenly it’s over, and in the center of the ring, one man is victorious. The referee raises his hand, and from somewhere (you’re not quite sure where because you’re still cheering), the shining symbol...


British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000: Volume 2: Local Histories

by Richard Cox

Volume two of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference...


Deceptions and Doublecross: How the NHL Conquered Hockey

by Morey Holzman & Joseph Nieforth

The story of the rise of the NHL as the only major hockey league in North America.


Sound and Fury: Two Powerful Lives, One Fateful Friendship

by Dave Kindred

Muhammad Ali and Howard Cosell were must-see TV long before that phrase became ubiquitous. Individually interesting, together they were mesmerizing. They were profoundly different -- young and old, black and...


1940 Tokyo Games - Collins: Japan, the Asian Olympics and the Olympic Movement

by Sandra Collins

By representing their experience of modernity as different from the West in their respective Olympic Games, Asian nations reveal much about the ambitions and anxieties of being an Asian host in the continuing...


Few and Chosen Negro Leagues: Defining Negro Leagues Greatness

by Monte Irvin & Phil Pepe

Monte Irvin, a New York Giants star player who got his start in the Negro Leagues, pays homage to baseball's unsung heroes and long-forgotten stars by selecting the top five players at each position and the...


Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?

by Paul Simpson & Uli Hesse

The ultimate collection of soccer's greatest lore and legends, by two of the world's most knowledgeable soccer journalists

Who Invented the Bicycle Kick? is a rollicking run through 100 years of global soccer...


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...


When Nothing Else Matters: Michael Jordan's Last Comeback

by Michael Leahy

As one of the greatest, most celebrated athletes in history, Michael Jordan conquered professional basketball as no one had before. Powered by a potent mix of charisma, nearly superhuman abilities, and a ferocious...


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....


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


British Sport - A Bibliography to 2000: Volume 3: Biographical Studies of Britsh Sportsmen, Women and Animals

by Richard Cox

Volume three of a bibliography documenting all that has been written in the English language on the history of sport and physical education in Britain. It lists all secondary source material including reference...


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...