New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

March 4, 2015
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Made in America

March 3, 2015
Chelios, Chris.
©2014
288 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"Forword by Wayne Gretzky"--Cover.
"From being inducted to the Hockey Hall of Fame in 2013, to serving in an executive role on the Detroit Red Wings, and signing on to become an NHL analyst for Fox Sports 1, Chris Chelios has proven himself to be a man of many talents and here he tells his story. Drafted by the Montreal Canadiens in 1981, Chelios enjoyed a long career in the NHL, playing for 26 seasons for the Canadiens as well as the Chicago Blackhawks and the Detroit Red Wings, two diehard hockey markets in which he has become a beloved figure. From the 1992 Stanley Cup final to the 2006 Winter Olympics team, Chelios shares his achievements on the ice while providing new information on his life."--publisher's website.

Becoming a mountain : Himalayan journeys in search of the sacred and the sublime

March 3, 2015
Alter, Stephen.
New York : Arcade Publishing, 2015.
266 pages; 24 cm
"Stephen Alter was raised by American missionary parents in the hill station of Mussoorie, in the foothills of the Himalayas, where he and his wife, Ameeta, now live. Their idyllic existence was brutally interrupted when four armed intruders invaded their house and viciously attacked them, leaving them for dead. The violent assault and the trauma of almost dying left him questioning assumptions he had lived by since childhood. For the first time, he encountered the face of evil and the terror of the unknown. He felt like a foreigner in the land of his birth. This book is his account of a series of treks he took in the high Himalayas following his convalescence-to Bandar Punch (the monkey's tail), Nanda Devi, the second highest mountain in India, and Mt. Kailash in Tibet. He set himself this goal to prove that he had healed mentally as well as physically and to re-knit his connection to his homeland. Undertaken out of sorrow, the treks become a moving soul journey, a way to rediscover mountains in his inner landscape. Weaving together observations of the natural world, Himalayan history, folklore and mythology, as well as encounters with other pilgrims along the way, Stephen Alter has given us a moving meditation on the solace of high places, and on the hidden meanings and enduring mystery of mountains. "-- Provided by publisher.

Obstacle race training

March 2, 2015
Schlachter, Margaret.
North Clarendon, VT : Tuttle Publishing, 2014.
159 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"The beauty of obstacle course racing is that it gets you out of your everyday existence and lets you experience life. If you are stuck in a cubicle or trapped in an urban jungle--congested traffic and crowds are your daily obstacles. Running an obstacle course race gives you the chance to get back to nature--to roll in it, get dirty, and tap into your primal self so you can experience life--in the raw, unedited and real. Margaret Schlachter is one the foremost competitors in obstacle course racing today. She put together this simple guide to make your obstacle race experience everything it's supposed to be--a test of your true self. She describes first-hand her personal training methods in learning to climb a rope, scale a wall, flip a tire, throw a spear, and carry a sandbag. More importantly, she provides guidance on how to get yourself mentally and spiritually prepared for the big day--and how to dig deep within yourself during a race to find the last ounce of strength to carry you across that finish line. Every weekend thousands of competitors run obstacle races all over the world. Winning or losing is secondary. More important for them is the ability to meet the physical and mental challenges and achieve personal success by completing the race. Obstacle Race Training is an invaluable resource that enables each and every competitor to experience the maximum level of success that they are capable of"-- Provided by publisher.

Get fast! : a complete guide to gaining speed wherever you ride

March 2, 2015
Yeager, Selene.
New York : Rodale, c2013.
xvi, 272 p. : ill. ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Introduction : The need for speed -- Part 1 : Fast technique. Fast riding tips -- Up and over -- Aero speed -- 10 get fast! tricks -- Part 2 : Fast body. Fast foundation -- Fast-firing muscles -- Fast frame (yours!) -- Part 3 : Fast nutrition. Fast fuel -- Fast-fuel timing -- Countdown to fast -- Supplemental speed -- Part 4 : Think fast. Mind over muscles -- Get fast! motivation -- Brain care -- Part 5 : Fast bike. What makes a bike fast? -- Maintenance that makes a difference -- 5 fast upgrades -- Part 6 : Fast training. Fast training primer -- Fast plans and interval mania -- Beyond fast.
Every cyclist wants to get faster. Whether they're a weekend warrior, a crit specialist, or a charity cruiser, speed is the X factor that lets a rider ride strong, feel fresh, and thoroughly enjoy each ride. Get Fast! is the cyclist's go-to guide for gaining speed. In it, author Selene Yeager addresses speed from every possible angle, including not only the standard chapters on riding techniques and bike maintenance tricks specific to getting fast but also stand-alone chapters on fitness and weight loss, stretching, nutrition and supplementation, motivation, and mental attitude. Together they present a complete and comprehensive guide to achieving one's top speed. Bolstered by a foundation in science and road-tested by Yeager and the editors of Bicycling magazine, the wisdom presented in Get Fast! will have riders and readers flying on the road, dirt, dirt roads, cross course, track -- anywhere and everywhere they love to ride most -- in no time at all. - Publisher.

Kevin Durant : NBA MVP

February 27, 2015
Flynn, Brendan, 1968- author.
©2015
24 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Defensive dilemma -- Early years -- Tall and talented -- Texas tornado -- Rookie sensation -- Oklahoma, here we come -- Quick turnaround -- Getting closer -- MVP season.

Kevin Durant

February 27, 2015
Anderson, Jameson.
Minneapolis, Minn. : ABDO Pub. Company, [2015]
32 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
Includes index.
A special honor -- Highlight reel -- Young champion -- Early doubt -- Prep star -- Off to Texas -- The NBA -- Learning to win -- Big changes -- The finals -- Other opportunities -- MVP.

Chill factor : how a minor-league hockey team changed a city forever

February 24, 2015
Paitson, David, author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2015]
xxvi, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

Next man up! : Ohio State's unbelievable 2014 championship season

February 24, 2015
Chicago : Triumph Books, 2015.
124 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Cover title.
On January 12, 2015 the Buckeyes secured their first-ever College Football Playoff Championship with a win over Oregon in Arlington, Texas. Officially licensed by Ohio State University and featuring stories and photos from the Columbus Dispatch , this up-to-the-minute commemorative edition features unique images and highlights from the championship game and Sugar Bowl win over Alabama and captures the team's path to its first championship since 2002. Taking readers through every exciting moment of this historic campaign, this chronicle of the Buckeyes' journey highlights the team's season from overcoming the starting quarterback's season-ending injury to the memorable wins over Big Ten foes Michigan State and Michigan to the dominating shutout of Wisconsin in the Big 10 Championship Game and the glorious moments in New Orleans and Arlington. It includes feature stories on head coach Urban Meyer, the team's seniors, and other star players--accompanied by vivid photographs every step along the way.

The Matheny manifesto : a young manager's old-school views on success in sports and life

February 19, 2015
Matheny, Mike, author.
New York : Crown Archetype, [2015]
221 pages ; 22 cm

Encyclopedia of the FIFA World Cup

February 13, 2015
Dunmore, Tom.
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2015]
x, 395 pages ; 26 cm

Booker T : my rise to wrestling royalty

February 12, 2015
Huffman, Booker T., author.
©2015
447 pages ; 22 cm.
Foreword by John Layfield.
"Booker T. Huffman, 2013 WWE Hall of Famer and winner of thirty-five championship titles within WWE, WCW, and TNA, has once again paired up with best-selling writer Andrew William Wright to uncover Booker T's story from his humble pro wrestling beginnings to becoming a global superstar and icon."--Page [2] of book jacket.

Wrestling for my life : the legend, the reality, and the faith of a WWE superstar

February 6, 2015
Michaels, Shawn, author.
Grand Rapids, Michigan : Zondervan, [2014]
163 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Feeling at home -- From bottom up -- The gift of wrestling -- Grateful for scars -- Leaving a legacy -- Know your identity -- Stay true to your standards -- Aiming to please -- Self-discipline brings rewards -- "Be the man" -- Power in partnership -- Mentors seek to serve -- Freedom in forgiveness.
In this memoir, WWE superstar Shawn Michaels looks back at his career and explores the things he's learned from hunting, family, and faith.--From publisher description.

The Ohio State Buckeye usher journal : confessions of an OSU usher

February 5, 2015
Zahara, Trevor.
Columbus, OH : Columbus Publishing Lab, [2014]
vii, 316 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm

Black ice : the Val James story

February 2, 2015
James, Valmore, author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, 2015.
208 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

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.

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