New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

January 29, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fall line : how American ski racers conquered a sport on the edge

January 28, 2015
Vinton, Nathaniel, author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2015]
384 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"Harnessing nature's most powerful forces, elite downhillers descend icy, rugged slopes at speeds cresting 90 miles per hour. For decades, American skiers struggled to match their European counterparts, and until this century the US Ski Team could not claim a lasting foothold on the roof of the Alps, where the sports legends are born. Then came a fledgling class of American racers that disrupted the Alpine racing world order. Led by Bode Miller and Lindsey Vonn, Julia Mancuso and Ted Ligety, this band of iconoclasts made a place for their country on some of the world's most prestigious race courses"--Dust jacket flap.

Sports Illustrated ... almanac.

January 23, 2015
New York : Bishop Books,
v. : ill. ; 21 cm.
By the editors of Sports illustrated.

Masters of the games : essays and stories on sport

January 22, 2015
Epstein, Joseph, 1937-
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
vi, 309 pages ; 24 cm

It's awesome, baby! : 75 years of memories and a lifetime of opinions on the game I love

January 21, 2015
Vitale, Dick, author.
©2014
255 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 23 cm

The golf book : 20 years of the players, shots and moments that changed the game

January 16, 2015
Millard, Chris, author.
New York : Harperdesign, An Imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2014.
239 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm
"As seen on NBC Golf"--from page 1 of cover.
From the archives of Golf Channel comes the ultimate book on the sport--a must for every fan--a comprehensive and engaging full-color compendium of the best moments of the past 20 years, filled with stories from top players, colorful insights from on air talent and celebrity viewers, essential lists and sidebars, and stunning photographs of legendary golf courses around the world. Foreword by Arnold Palmer. Over the past two decades, golf has witnessed some of the most exciting play, interesting players, biggest technological advances, deepest controversies, increased participation and viewership, and unprecedented engagement between professionals and fans in its history. Year by year, shot by shot around the globe, Golf Channel has been there to cover it all. Now, for the first time, the network that features more live golf coverage than all others combined opens its archives and offers unprecedented access to its top on air talent. The result is a dazzling illustrated digest that pays tribute to the sport and the extraordinary players and events that have shaped it over the course of a generation.

Pooling talent : swimming's greatest teams

January 16, 2015
De George, Matthew.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xi, 297 pages ; 24 cm.
Relays. 1976 U.S. women's 400 freestyle -- 1984 U.S. men's 800 freestyle -- 2000 Australian men's freestyle -- 2000 U.S. women's medley -- 2004 U.S. men's medley -- 2004 South Africa men's 400 freestyle -- 2008 U.S. men's 400 freestyle -- 2012 France men's 400 freestyle -- Squads. 1924 U.S. Olympians -- 1950s Hungarian women's Olympians -- 1968 U.S. Olympians -- 1973 East German women's world championship -- 1976 U.S. men's Olympians -- 1980 U.S. Olympians -- 1992 unified Olympians -- 2001 world's Australians -- Programs. 1930s Japanese men -- 1950s Australians -- Indiana University men -- Mission Viejo Nadadores -- Stanford University women -- University of Texas men -- North Baltimore Aquatic Club -- U.S. men's backstroke.

On my own two feet : from losing my legs to learning the dance of life

January 13, 2015
Purdy, Amy, author.
©2014.
viii, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Dancing With the Stars sensation Amy Purdy reveals the story of how losing her legs led her to find a spiritual path. When the Las Vegas native was just nineteen, she contracted bacterial meningitis and was given less than a two percent chance of survival. In a near-death experience, she saw three figures who told her: "You can come with us, or you can stay. No matter what happens in your life, it's all going to make sense in the end." In that moment, Amy chose to live.

Great stuff : baseball's most amazing pitching feats

January 7, 2015
Westcott, Rich.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2014]
xii, 315 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 24 cm

Mr. America : the tragic history of a bodybuilding icon

December 29, 2014
Fair, John D.
Austin : University of Texas Press, [2015]
xiii, 457 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Precedents -- The Greek ideal -- The athletic body -- The golden age -- The first Mr. America contests -- The glory years -- Multiple Mr. Americas -- Winds of change -- Decline and fall -- The Arnold era -- The Sprague revolution -- Professionalizing amateurism -- Eclipse of an icon.

Picker's pocket guide - baseball memorabilia : how to pick antiques like a pro

December 29, 2014
Figler, Jeff, author.
©2014
207 pages : illustrations, photographs (chiefly color) ; 21 cm.

The soccer goalkeeping handbook : the essential guide for players and coaches

December 29, 2014
Welsh, Alex, author.
London : Bloomsbury, 2014.
174 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Previous edition: London: A. & C. Black, 2004.
Includes index.

Is there life after football? : surviving the NFL

December 26, 2014
Holstein, James A., author.
New York : New York University Press, [2015]
x, 321 pages ; 24 cm
"Draws upon the experiences of hundreds of former players as they describe their lives after their football days are over. It also incorporates stories about their playing careers, even before entering the NFL, to provide context for understanding their current situations. The authors begin with an analysis of the 'bubble'-like conditions of privilege that NFL players experience while playing, conditions that often leave players unprepared for the real world once they retire and must manage their own lives. The book also examines the key issues affecting former NFL players in retirement: social isolation, financial concerns, inadequate career planning, psychological challenges, and physical injuries"--Amazon.com.

The monuments : the grit and glory of cycling's greatest one-day races

December 19, 2014
Cossins, Peter, author.
London Bloomsbury, 2014.
410 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
The Tour de France may provide the most obvious fame and glory, but it is cycling's one-day tests that the professional riders really prize. Toughest, longest and dirtiest of all are the so-called 'Monuments', the five legendary races that are the sport's equivalent of golf's majors or the grand slams in tennis. Milan-Sanremo, the Tour of Flanders, Paris--Roubaix, Liege-Bastogne-Liege and the Tour of Lombardy date back more than a century, and each of them is an anomaly in modern-day sport, the cycling equivalent of the Monaco Grand Prix. Time has changed them to a degree, but they remain as brutally testing as they ever have been. They provide the sport's outstanding one-day performers - the likes of Philippe Gilbert, Fabian Cancellara, Mark Cavendish, Tom Boonen, Peter Sagan and Thor Hushovd - with a chance to measure themselves against each other and their predecessors in the most challenging tests in world cycling. From the bone-shattering bowler-hat cobbles of the Paris-Roubaix to the insanely steep hellingen in the Tour of Flanders, each race is as unique as the riders who push themselves through extreme exhaustion to win them and enter their epic history. Over the course of a century, only Rik Van Looy and Eddy Merckx have won all five races. Yet victory in a single edition of a Monument guarantees a rider lasting fame. For some, that one victory has even more cachet than success in a grand tour. Each of the Monuments has a fascinating history, featuring tales of the finest and largest characters in the sport. In The Monuments Peter Cossins tells the tumultuous history of these extraordinary races and the riders they have immortalised.

Thomas Hauser on boxing : another year inside the sweet science

December 18, 2014
Hauser, Thomas.
Fayetteville : University of Arkansas Press, 2014.
viii, 225 pages ; 23 cm
"Thomas Hauser on boxing contains the articles about professional boxing that I authored in 2013"--Author's note.

Iditarod adventures : tales from mushers along the trail

December 18, 2014
Freedman, Lew.
Portland, Oregon : Alaska Northwest Books, [2015]
214 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction -- Martin Buser -- Jeff King -- Dan Seavey -- Mitch Seavey -- Dick Mackey -- Lance Mackey -- Jason Mackey -- Joe May -- Jon Van Zyle -- Hobo Jim -- Karen tallent -- Jake berkowitz -- Aaron burmeister -- Smyth -- Michelle Phillips -- Bob Bundtzen -- Joanne Potts -- Mark Nordman -- Stan Hooley -- Sebastian Schnuelle -- Hugh Neff -- Newton Marshall -- Paul Gebhardt -- Deedee Jonrowe -- Mike Williams Jr -- Pete Kaiser -- Jim Lanier -- Aliy Zirkle.

Christy Mathewson, the Christian gentleman : how one man's faith and fastball forever changed baseball

December 16, 2014
Gaine, Bob.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
x, 283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Sports illustrated NFL QB : the greatest position in sports

December 16, 2014
©2014
256 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 33 cm

Mastering golf's mental game : your ultimate guide to better on-course performance and lower scores

December 16, 2014
Lardon, Michael.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2014]
xiii, 210 pages ; 21 cm
"To be a golfer is to tinker--with everything from equipment to the various performance elements of the game. But one place most players don't give enough attention is the mental game. Psychologists aren't a new phenomenon in golf, but Dr. Michael Lardon is a different breed of performance coach. Instead of sending his players into a losing battle against emotion, indecision and fear on the golf course, he shows them how to organize their thoughts and use them for maximum performance. His step-by-step Pre-Shot Pyramid provides any player with the ideal pre-shot blueprint. And his revolutionary Mental Scorecard will give you the tools to accurately measure what you really do on the golf course and how to make real, permanent improvements. You will learn the same techniques Dr. Lardon shares with Phil Mickelson and dozens of other tour players, including tools that helped Mickelson right himself after the 2012 U.S. Open to win the British Open a month later with a historic final round. Mastering Golf's Mental Game will change the way you think about golf, and is a must-read for any player serious about shooting better scores and getting more enjoyment out of the game"-- Provided by publisher.

Wildcat memories : inside stories from Kentucky basketball greats

December 16, 2014
Brunk, Doug.
Lexington : University Press of Kentucky, [2014]
xiv, 247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Facing Michael Jordan : players recall the greatest basketball player who ever lived

December 16, 2014
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2014]
xii, 212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Early days. Walter Davis -- David Henderson -- Dan Dakich -- George Raveling -- Frank Burlison -- Pat Williams -- Ed Pinckney -- Eddie Johnson -- Reggie Theus -- Robert Parish -- Hubie Brown -- Breaking through. Tim Grover -- Phil Hubbard -- James Edwards -- Brendan Suhr -- Larry Drew -- Tony Smith -- Jeff Van Gundy -- Jerome Kersey -- Terry Porter -- Tim Kempton -- Mark West -- Paul Westphal -- Jim Cleamons -- At the top. Jalen Rose -- Jim Boylen -- John Hammond -- Dennis Scott -- Dwane Casey -- Lamond Murray -- Dennis Rodman -- Mark Jackson -- Fred Hoiberg -- Howard Eisley -- David Wesley -- Sam Cassell -- Mental edge. Dr. Stuart Hameroff -- Charles Barkley -- Avery Johnson -- Eric Musselman -- Grant Long -- Steve Smith -- Antonio Harvey -- Will Perdue -- Jim Barnett -- Legacy. Mike Fratello -- Nick Van Exel -- Dwyane Wade -- Rashard Lewis -- Danny Green -- Jay Williams -- Ray Allen -- Derek Anderson -- Jermaine O'Neal -- Greg Buckner -- Jabari Parker.

Beckett basketball card price guide.

December 12, 2014
Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Publications,
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
Founder & advisor: James Beckett.
"Complete checklists and pricing for every known hoops set from 1910 to present"--Back cover.

Runner's booklet

December 11, 2014
Roncker, Bob, author.
©1982
26 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Running and racing for the novice -- Coping with Cincinnati's elements -- Diet and drink: what you can do to help your performance -- Injuries: prevention and proper care when they occur -- Wind chill index ; Heat safety index ; Race pacing chart.
The running tips contained in this booklet are based upon over twenty years of competitive running and coaching.

Every army man is with you : the cadets who won the 1964 Army-Navy game, fought in Vietnam, and came home forever changed

December 10, 2014
Mills, Nicolaus.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
xviii, 240 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The keeper : a life of saving goals and achieving them

December 10, 2014
Howard, Tim, 1979-
New York : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2014].
ix, 309 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
In this inspiring, down-to-earth memoir the revered goalkeeper and American icon idolized by millions worldwide for his dependability, daring, and humility recounts his rise to stardom at the 2014 World Cup, the psychological and professional challenges he has faced, and the enduring faith that has sustained him. In The Keeper, the man who electrified the world with his amazing performance in Brazil does something he would never do on a soccer field: he drops his guard. As fiercely protective about his privacy as he is guarding the goal on the field, Howard opens up for the first time about how a hyperactive kid from New Jersey with Tourette's syndrome defied the odds to become one of the world's premier goalkeepers. The Keeper recalls his childhood, being raised by a single mother who instilled in him a love of sports and a devout Christian faith that helped him cope when he was diagnosed with Tourette's in the fifth grade. He looks back over his fifteen-year professional career--from becoming the youngest player to win MLS Goalkeeper of the Year to his storied move to the English Premier League with Manchester United and his current team, Liverpool's Everton, to becoming an overnight star after his record-making performance with the United States Men's National Team. He also talks about the things closest to his heart--the importance of family and the Christian beliefs that guide him. Told in his thoughtful and articulate voice, The Keeper is an illuminating look at a remarkable man who is an inspirational role model for all of us.--Amazon.com

Standard catalog of vintage baseball cards.

December 8, 2014
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, 2012-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
From the editors of Sports collectors digest.
Collects information and prices for baseball cards produced between 1863 and 1980.

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