New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

July 26, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The opening kickoff : the tumultuous birth of a football nation

July 25, 2014
Revsine, Dave.
xv, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
In The Opening Kickoff, Dave Revsine tells the riveting story of the formative period of American football (1890-1915). It was a time that saw the game's meteoric rise, fueled by overflow crowds, breathless newspaper coverage and newfound superstars -- including one of the most thrilling and mysterious the sport has ever seen. But it was also a period racked by controversy in academics, recruiting, and physical brutality that, in combination, threatened football's very existence. A vivid storyteller, Revsine brings it all to life in a captivating narrative. --

Bird dream : adventures at the extremes of human flight

July 24, 2014
Higgins, Matt.
New York : The Penguin Press, [2014].
287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part 1. Takeoff -- Part 2. Flight -- Part 3. Landing.
Describes the participants and entries to the Wingsuit Landing Project, which includes groups from around the world as they embark on a quest to develop and pilot an outfit that will allow man to fly.

Official ... National Football League record & fact book.

July 22, 2014
New York : National Football League
v. 29 cm.
Imprint varies: 1999-2003 published by Workman Publishing Co. ; 2004-<2013> by Time Inc. Home Entertainment.

The girls' bicycle handbook : everything you need to know about life on two wheels

July 21, 2014
Nicklin, Caz.
New York : Quercus, 2014.
223 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Preface. Women and the bicycle -- How to. Get started ; Find a bike you like ; Accessorize your ride ; Maintain your bike ; Keep your bike secure ; Cycle safely ; Cycle in style ; Cycle to work ; Cycle for fun ; Cycle to keep fit -- Little black book of bicycle style.
The Girls' Bicycle Handbook is for women cyclists everywhere who need practical no-nonsense advice and information on cycling, but don't want to dispense with style in the process. Whether you're a committed bike commuter or a complete novice, blogger, entrepreneur and passionate cyclist Caz Nicklin gives the low-down on making cycling part of your lifestyle. From choosing the right bike for your needs to looking stylish and comfortable whatever the weather, and from combatting dreaded "helmet hair" to road safety and fast repairs, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook tells you everything you need to know about life on two wheels.

Blood sport : Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the quest to end baseball's steroid era

July 21, 2014
Elfrink, Tim, author.
xiv, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Prologue: "Collateral damage" -- A cousin with a rocket launcher -- Mystery elixirs, speed, and steroids -- License to dope -- Gurus of growth hormone -- Steroid spring cleaning -- "Dr. G, you are the best!" -- Inside the notebooks -- Bosch's shadow empire -- "HS" -- Infiltrating "The U" -- MLB's CIA : enter the spies -- The beginning of the end -- A new steroid era exposed -- Bad cops -- A snitch is born -- Singled out -- The "farce" -- Epilogue: The cost of war.
Describes how stolen ledgers revealed how the Florida clinic Biogenesis of America provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, and discusses the resulting scandal and season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez.

The legends : Ohio State Buckeyes : the men, the deeds, the consequences

July 18, 2014
Rea, Mark, 1958-
Wilmington, Ohio : Orange Frazer Press, [2014]
viii, 327 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Mastering running

July 17, 2014
Utzschneider, Cathy, 1955-
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2014]
viii, 232 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.

Golazo! : the beautiful game from the Aztecs to the World Cup : the complete history of how soccer shaped Latin America

July 15, 2014
Campomar, Andreas.
New York : Riverhead Books, [2014]
xii, 483 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Not quite cricket, 1800-1900 -- Battles of the River Plate, 1900-1920 -- The return of the natives, 1920-1930 -- Champions of the world, 1930-1940 -- In splendid isolation, 1940-1950 -- Whom the gods wish to destroy, 1950-1960 -- The light and the dark, 1960-1970 -- Prisoners on the terraces, 1970-1980 -- Deus ex machina, 1980-1994 -- Le pelota nunca se cansa, 1994.
"The definitive book about the national identities, heroes, and dramatic stories from Latin American soccer throughout history-in time for the 2014 World Cup. "Golazo!" means "amazing goal!" And the word perfectly captures the unique, exuberant, all-encompassing, passionate role that soccer plays in Latin America. Andreas Campomar offers readers the definitive history of Latin American soccer from the early, deadly MesoAmerican ballgames to the multi-billion dollar international business it is today. Golazo! explores the intersection of soccer, politics, economics, high and low culture, and how passion for a game captured a continent. Latin American soccer will be in the global spotlight more than ever in the coming years-both the next World Cup (2014) and the Summer Olympics (2016) will be hosted in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil, a country for which soccer is not just a passion but a way of life. The triumphs, the heartbreaks, the origins and the future, the political and the personal-Golazo! is the perfect book for new fans and diehard followers around the world"-- Provided by publisher.

50 hikes in West Virginia.

July 10, 2014
Woodstock, Vt. : Countryman Press, c2005-
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
"From the Allegheny Mountains to the Ohio River."

Miracle at Fenway : the inside story of the Boston Red Sox 2004 championship season

July 10, 2014
Wisnia, Saul.
New York : St. Martin's Press, 2014.
xvii, 295 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"The players and coaches of the 2004 Boston Red Sox are now and forever, legends. After all, it had been 86 years since Boston last won a World Series, a fact anybody even remotely associated with the team as a player, executive, or fan was reminded of on a daily basis. For the players on the 2004 Red Sox roster, winning in '04 was one of the greatest experiences in their lives. For fans, the '04 team will forever be remembered as the one that broke the curse. Hundreds of articles and several books were written in the immediate aftermath of the thrilling '04 season, but 10 years have passed and MIRACLE AT FENWAY has a fresh perspective, including the type of analysis and insight that comes with a decade of reflection. As a Red Sox fan since birth, and from having written about and worked alongside the team for his entire professional life, Saul Wisnia has cultivated relationships with people at every level of the Sox organization. From the players to the fans to the upper echelons of team management, he has their accounts of 2004 as they saw it and as they remember it today, now that the memories have had time to take root and blossom. In the winning tradition of baseball oral histories, Wisnia tells the story of 2004 as experienced by the people who lived it, in an engaging style filled with insight and excitement"-- Provided by publisher.

Pain don't hurt : fighting inside and outside the ring

July 10, 2014
Miller, Mark.
212 pages ; 24 cm

Rage : the legend of "Baseball Bill" Denehy

July 10, 2014
Denehy, Bill.
Las Vegas, NV : Central Recovery Press, c2014
xiii, 294 p., [8] p. of plates : ill. ; 23 cm.
Bill Denehy was at the top of his game... until he threw a pitch that changed the course of his life. Rage chronicles Denehy's injury-plagued career in major league baseball and the loss of his vision due to injections used to keep him in the game. Denehy holds nothing back as he shares the anger he felt his whole life, his lost dreams, his descent into addiction and eventually finding peace when he entered recovery. His experience will resonate with athletes, baseball fans, those who struggle with addiction, and those who know someone who does.

The big fix : the hunt for the match-fixers bringing down soccer

July 9, 2014
Forrest, Brett, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014]
282 pages ; 24 cm
"In February 2013, the director of Europol, the European Union's law enforcement agency, made the shocking announcement that 700 international soccer matches had been fixed since 2008, including World Cup qualifying and exhibition matches, with a Chinese criminal syndicate pulling the strings. For the first time, investigative journalist Brett Forrest takes us inside the underworld of one of organized crime's most profitable businesses--a $1 trillion annual international betting market, of which soccer comprises 70 percent. Forrest uncovered a web of nefarious dealings across the world, even on U.S. soil. As he found, no match is safe--not even the World Cup tournament--and law enforcement officials lack the resources to stop it. But one man has taken this criminal enterprise on: Chris Eaton, former head of security for FIFA. Now with the International Center for Sports Security in Qatar, this rough and tumble Australian and longtime Interpol cop has tracked down some of the biggest fixers and their financial backers and continues his mission to clean up the world's most popular sport"--Publisher's description.

The Boston Marathon : a celebration of America's greatest race

July 9, 2014
Derderian, Tom, 1949- author.
xi, 178 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 21 cm
"Foreword by Bill Rodgers"--Cover.
Offering an inside look at the most famous marathon in the world, this exploration traces the Boston Marathon's 26.2 mile route from the starting line on narrow Main Street in Hopkinton to the Boylston Street finish line in downtown Boston, bringing to life the history, personalities, pivotal moments, and individual character of each city the race traverses. The Boston Marathon includes well researched briefs on topics including Metcalfs Mill at Ashland, the unmarked starting point of the first race in 1897, the infamous 1967 battle over Kathrine Switzer's attempt to compete five years before women were allowed, and other vital race day elements. The book also includes a tribute to the victims of the tragic 2013 bombing near the finish line. This is a supremely entertaining glimpse at the history of the greatest running event in the world, from wacky entrants to hard fisted managers, tortured disappointments, and glorious triumph.

Futebol nation : the story of Brazil through soccer

July 9, 2014
Goldblatt, David, 1965- author.
New York : Nation Books, 2014.
xxiii, 290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The curious rise of the futebol nation -- Champagne football : the game of the Belle Époque, 1889-1922 -- Modern times? Football and the death of the old republic, 1922-1932 -- Brasilidade : football and the new order, 1932-1950 -- Brasília and the ball : inventing the beautiful game, 1950-1964 -- Playing the hard line : football under the dictatorship, 1964-1986 -- Magic and dreams are dead : pragmatism, politics and football, 1986-2002 -- Futebol nation redux : the game in Lula's Brazil, 2002-2013 -- Copa das Manifestações : civil war in the futebol nation, 2013-2014.

The rules : the way of the cycling disciple

July 9, 2014
Velominati (Bicyclists group), author.
New York : W. W. Norton & Company, 2014.
290 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Based on the cycling www homepage:
"THE RULES : The Way of the Cycling Disciple was first published in Great Britain in 2013 by Sceptre, an imprint of Hodder & Stoughton, an Hachette UK company."

Jackie Robinson : breaking the color line in baseball

July 8, 2014
Simmons, Matt J.
New York : Crabtree Publishing, [2014]
112 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.

My family and other hazards : a memoir

July 8, 2014
Melby, June.
New York : Henry Holt and Company, [2014].
300 pages ; 22 cm
"When June Melby was ten years old, her parents decided on a whim to buy the miniature golf course in the small Wisconsin town where they vacationed every summer. Without any business experience or outside employees, the family sets out to open Tom Thumb Miniature Golf to the public. Naturally, there are bumps along the way. In [her memoir], Melby recreates all the squabbling, confusion, and ultimately triumph, of one family's quest to build something together, and brings to life the joys of one of America's favorite pastimes"-- Provided by publisher.

Sidelined : overcoming odds through unity, passion, and perseverance

July 7, 2014
Pagano, Chuck, 1960- author.
223 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Follows the head coach of the Indianapolis Colts, who was diagnosed with leukemia three weeks into the 2012 football season, as he continued to coach from his bedside and got back into the game with the help of his team and thousands of Colts fans.

A difficult par : Robert Trent Jones Sr. and the making of modern golf

July 2, 2014
Hansen, James R., author.
New York : Gotham Books, [2014]
x, 498 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
In a career that spanned 70 years (1930-2000), Robert Trent Jones Sr. designed or remodeled more than 400 golf courses in 43 US states and 28 other countries, with more than three dozen of them hosting championship tournaments. Here, biographer James R. Hansen recounts how Jones, an English immigrant boy, arrived just as golf was emerging as a popular pastime in America. He excelled as a young golfer, and Cornell University allowed him to tailor his own curriculum for golf course design. His guiding principle was to make every hole "a difficult par but an easy bogey." He understood that for pros, the courses had to test the limits of their skills, so he made sure that golf at its highest levels was a game that would stimulate the mind as well as engage the muscles. At the same time, he understood that in order to prosper, the courses had to be fun for amateurs as well. As gifted as he was at design, Jones was equally skilled as a salesman, promoter, and entrepreneur, who overcame the challenges of the Great Depression and World War II to establish the most honored brand in golf courses, while passing his talents to his two sons. Author Hansen examines Jones's legacy in all its complexity and influence, including the ways Jones's career intersected with those of golf greats. He also portrays how Jones's revolutionary designs fundamentally changed the character of the sport.--From publisher description.

The loyal lieutenant : leading out Lance and pushing through the pain on the rocky road to Paris

July 2, 2014
Hincapie, George, author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2014]
xii, 299 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Foreword by Lance Armstrong"--Cover.
American cyclist "Big George" Hincapie-- a record seventeen-time Tour de France participant, Olympian, and key witness in the Lance Armstrong doping case-- offers an insightful account of his esteemed career and a sports era defined by performance-enhancing drug use. Hincapie speaks openly about his relationship with Armstrong, how he himself began doping, and why he quit long before the headline-making revelations. His personal evolution is the journey of a man dedicated to coming clean about his past and to restore honor to the sport he loves.

Attacking soccer

July 2, 2014
Miller, Jay, 1948 March 14-
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2014]
xviii, 173 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm

Youth baseball drills

July 2, 2014
Caliendo, Peter M., author.
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2014]
xiv, 225 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Practice organization -- Warm-up drills -- Throwing and catching drills -- Fielding drills -- Hitting drills -- Bunting drills -- Pitching drills -- Baserunning drills -- Sliding drills -- Between-innings drills -- Situational drills -- Player evaluation drills.
A comprehensive collection of the very best team drills for young players and their coaches, developed specifically for players aged 6 to 18, the drills teach and reinforce fundamental skills such as hitting, bunting, fielding, catching fly balls, throwing, pitching, and baserunning. Easy to understand and easier to implement, each drill is accompanied by step-by-step instructions, equipment needs, field diagrams, and key coaching points.-- Back cover.

Blind descent : surviving alone and blind on Mount Everest

July 1, 2014
Dickinson, Brian.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2014]
xii, 259 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Former Navy rescue swimmer Brian Dickinson was roughly 1,000 feet from the summit of Mount Everest ... when his Sherpa became ill and had to turn back, leaving Brian with a difficult decision: should he continue to push for the summit, or head back down the mountain? After carefully weighing the options, Brian decided to continue toward the summit ... Four hours later, Brian solo-summited the highest peak in the world, but the celebration was short-lived ... Suddenly, his vision became blurry, his eyes started to burn, and within seconds, he was rendered almost completely blind"

Ted Williams, my father

July 1, 2014
Williams, Claudia, 1971- author.
viii, 307 pages, 16 leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In this poignant memoir, Claudia Williams, the last surviving child of legendary Boston Red Sox great and Hall of Famer Ted Williams, tells her father's story, including never before told anecdotes about his life on and off the field that reveal the flesh and blood man behind "The Kid." Born after her father retired from baseball, Claudia Williams grew up with little idea that her dad was one of the most revered sports figures of all time, until she finally saw him in uniform at Fenway Park, receiving the adulation of thousands of fans. Now in this moving and surprising memoir, Claudia offers an unexpected look at Ted Williams, viewed from a unique and fresh perspective. Here she recalls her childhood growing up with a baseball legend after his heyday, capturing their loving yet tumultuous relationship, and shares the beloved stories he passed on to her. Reconciling his talent on the field with his life off of it, Claudia reveals the myriad passions, including baseball and much more, which shaped who he was. She also speaks candidly for the first time about his controversial choice to be cryogenically preserved after his death. Complete with sixteen pages of never before seen color photographs, told with sincerity and heart, Claudia William's poignant memoir is a love letter to New England and one of its greatest sons, Ted Williams, the champion, the man, and most importantly, the father.


For Teens

For Kids


Electronic Resources



Large Print