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When the Game is on the Line

by Rick Horrow

A fascinating insider's look at the people, politics, and power plays behind the mega sports deals. In "When the Game Is on the Line", Rick Horrow reveals the real stories behind the biggest sports deals of...


Boxing in Philadelphia

by Gabe Oppenheim

This book tells the story of boxing in Philadelphia, the city that essentially gave birth to the sport in America. Jack Johnson, the controversial first black heavyweight champ, fought more times in Philly than...


A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games

by Mark L. Ford

For fans of professional football who thought they had read everything about the history of the game, Mark L. Ford breaks new ground with this account of the NFL preseason. Described as “test labs” by Ford,...


A History of NFL Preseason and Exhibition Games

by Mark L. Ford

For fans of professional football who thought they had read everything about the history of the game, Mark L. Ford breaks new ground with this account of the NFL preseason. Described as “test labs” by Ford,...


Summer of Shadows

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...


A Nearly Perfect Season

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

by Matthew De George

Swimming is primarily an individual endeavor, yet certain accomplishments, even by some of the most illustrious names in the sport, can only be fully appreciated when considered alongside the contributions of...


Sports in the Aftermath of Tragedy

by Michael H. Gavin

In an era characterized by news that caters to extreme ends of the political spectrum, sporting events are one of the last refuges to which people of divergent viewpoints can turn. In the days and weeks following...


The Forgotten Marlins

by Sam Zygner

On April 4, 2012, the former Florida Marlins of Major League Baseball played their first official game under their new name—the Miami Marlins. Many in attendance were unaware, however, that the original Miami...


The Basketball Draft Fact Book

by Robert D. Bradley

On June 2nd, 1947, the Basketball Association of America (BAA) and the National Basketball League (NBL) held the first college basketball draft in the history of the sport. The two leagues selected a combined...


The Cocker Spaniel - Companion, Shooting Dog And Show Dog - Complete Information On History, Development, Characteristics, Standards For Field Trial And Bench With Some Practical Advice On Training, Raising And Handling

by Ella B. Moffit

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing many of these classic works in affordable, high quality,...


The Camping And Camp-Fire Book - Ceremonies, Costumes, Rounds, Songs, Yells, Stunts And Games For Indoor And Outdoor Camp-Fires

by D. G. Turner

Originally published in 1932. An entertaining book which will contribute greatly to the enjoyment of Scout and other camp fires in every part of the world. The illustrated contents include: The Camp Fire - Camp...


The 100 Greatest Days in New York Sports

by Stuart Miller

New York City sports history, like the city itself, is noisy, confident, and endlessly fascinating. This is the city where Joe Louis struck a blow against the Nazis, where major league baseball was integrated,...


From the Backbooth at Chappy’s

by David Housel & Rheta Grimsley Johnson

One never knows what the topic of discussion will be when taking a seat with the gentlemen in the Backbooth at Chappy’s Deli in Auburn, Alabama. The topics change daily, often several times within the same...


Heart of a Hoosier

by Del Duduit & Michelle Medlock Adams

Five NCAA Championships, 22 Big Ten Conference Championships—this is the candy-striped legacy of the Indiana University men's basketball team. In its 120-year history, Indiana basketball has become a giant...


The "America's" Cup Races

by Herbert Lawrence Stone

AMERICA'S CUP 1851-1914 - History of the oldest trophy in international sport. From the beginning ...

Herbert Lawrence Stone

(January 18, 1871 – September 27, 1955) was a noted American  publisher. Editor of...


Speed Read Tour de France

by John Wilcockson

This beautifully designed and illustrated essential guide to the Tour de France from Motorbooks' Speed Read series will make you an instant expert on its history, its winners and rivalries, the tactics necessary...


State of Play

by Bill Ripken

Advanced statistics and new terminology have taken hold of baseball today, but do they accurately reflect the reality of the game? A baseball lifer states his case.

America?s favorite pastime is enduring an assault...


The Strenuous Life

by Ryan Swanson

Featuring an amazing cast of historical figures, this is the story of how President Theodore Roosevelt led an American sports and fitness revolution.

Give up exercise, Theodore Roosevelt was told by a doctor...


The First Book Of Magic

by Edward Stoddard

This early manual of tricks is an absorbing work which will prove of much interest to the enthusiast or historian of magic. Intended as a complete how-to guide to the uninitiated, The First Book of Magic give...