New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

July 11, 2020
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Faster : how a Jewish driver, an American heiress, and a legendary car beat Hitler's best

July 10, 2020
Bascomb, Neal, author.
xxiii, 344 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
The look -- The rainmaster -- The speed queen and the old Gaulish warrior -- Crash -- The one thing -- The shadow -- A very good story -- Rally -- The winged beetle -- "Le drame du Million" -- The duel -- "One of us will die" -- "Find something" -- The dress rehearsal -- Victory at Pau.
They were the unlikeliest of heroes. René Dreyfus, a former top driver on the international race car circuit, had been banned from the best teams - and fastest cars - by the mid-1930s because of his Jewish heritage. Charles Weiffenbach, head of the down-on-its-luck automaker Delahaye, was desperately trying to save his company as the world teetered at the brink. And Lucy Schell, the adventurous daughter of an American multi-millionaire, yearned to reclaim the glory of her rally-driving days. As Nazi Germany launched its campaign of racial terror and pushed the world toward war, these three misfits banded together to challenge Hitler's dominance at the apex of motorsport: the Grand Prix. Their quest for redemption culminated in a remarkable race that is still talked about in racing circles to this day - but which, soon after it ended, Hitler attempted to completely erase from history.

Seven days in Augusta : behind the scenes at the Masters

July 9, 2020
Cannizzaro, Mark, author.
xiii, 287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"The Masters is unquestionably the crown jewel of golf's major tournaments, not only for the transcendent performances it has inspired over the years, but for the incomparable sights and sounds of Augusta National and its environs, each distinct element contributing to the storied, rarefied atmosphere which draws tens of thousands to Georgia each spring."--Provided by publisher.

The wax pack : on the open road in search of baseball's afterlife

July 8, 2020
Balukjian, Brad, author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2020]
xv, 259 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
""The Wax Pack," part baseball nostalgia and part road trip travelogue, follows Brad Balukjian as he tracks down players from a single pack of baseball cards from 1986"-- Provided by publisher.

Beckett baseball card price guide.

July 6, 2020
Cleveland, Ohio : Edgewater Book Co.,
v. : ill. ; 23-28 cm.
Vols. for 1995-<2009> by James Beckett (and others) ; 2010-<2015> by Brian Fleischer ; <2017-2020> by the price guide staff of Beckett Media.
Imprint varies: <1999>-2016, Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Publications ; 2017-<2020> Dallas, Tex. : Beckett Media, LLC.

Dragon hoops

July 1, 2020
Yang, Gene Luen, author.
New York : First Second, 2020.
445 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 23 cm
"From small steps to great leaps"--Cover.
Gene Luen Yang turns the spotlight on his life, his family, and the high school where he teaches especially the high school's basketball team, the Dragons.

Twinning it! : dance, acro, friednship, YouTube & living life to the fullest

July 1, 2020
Rybka, Sam, author.
Sydney : Murdoch Books, 2019.
196 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm

The everything kids' baseball book.

June 8, 2020
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media
volumes : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Volumes for 2001-2004 by Richard Mintzer ; 2006-<2020> by Greg Jacobs.
"From baseball's history to today's favorite players--with lots of home run fun in between!" (varies).
Offers information on a variety of baseball topics, including the history of the sport, notable players, the Hall of Fame, statistics and records, and scorekeeping, and provides more than 25 puzzles and activities.

The back roads to March : the unsung, unheralded, and unknown heroes of a college basketball season

March 9, 2020
Feinstein, John, author.
New York : Doubleday, 2020.
xii, 416 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
"John Feinstein pulls back the curtain on college basketball's lesser-known Cinderella stories -- the smaller programs who no one expects to win, who have no chance of attracting the most coveted high school recruits, who rarely send their players on to the NBA. Feinstein follows a handful of players, coaches, and schools who dream, not of winning the NCAA tournament, but of making it past their first or second round games. Every once in a while, one of these coaches or players is plucked from obscurity to continue on to lead a major team or to play professionally, cementing their status in these fiercely passionate fan bases as a legend. These are the gifted players who aren't handled with kid gloves -- they're hardworking, gritty teammates who practice and party with everyone else. With his trademark humor and invaluable connections, John Feinstein reveals the big time programs you've never heard of, the bracket busters you didn't expect to cheer for, and the coaches who inspire them to take their teams to the next level."--Provided by publisher.

Spirit run : a 6,000-mile marathon through North America's stolen land

March 9, 2020
Álvarez, Noé, author.
xviii, 218 pages ; 22 cm
Warehouse white noise -- The "Palm Springs of Washington" -- Ganas in Carver Country -- Getting out -- Walla Walla walkabouts -- Cold feet -- The arrival -- Tree noodles -- "Indian time" -- La Cruz de Campos -- Glacier dip -- Washington gray -- Goldendale -- An X-Man -- Apache medicine -- Cougar country -- City-slicker natives -- Tlaloc in L.A. -- Southern fire -- Main in the maze -- Running the wrong way -- The devil's coffin -- El chapito -- Deer runners -- Chihuahua -- Touch of treasure -- The rebirth story -- Nayarit -- Mangoes -- Santo coyote -- Hardware store -- Weaving words -- The flying men of Teotihuacán -- Descending eagle -- Oaxaca -- Zapatistas : rebel country -- Acteal -- Guatemala -- Old orchard -- Today.
"Growing up in Yakima, Washington, Noé Álvarez worked at an apple-packing plant alongside his mother, who "slouched over a conveyor belt of fruit, shoulder to shoulder with mothers conditioned to believe this was all they could do with their lives." A university scholarship offered escape, but as a first-generation Latino college-goer, Álvarez struggled to fit in. At nineteen, he learned about a Native American/First Nations movement called the Peace and Dignity Journeys, epic marathons meant to renew cultural connections across North America. He dropped out of school and joined a group of Dené, Secwépemc, Gitxsan, Dakelh, Apache, Tohono O'odham, Seri, Purépecha, and Maya runners, all fleeing difficult beginnings. Telling their stories alongside his own, Álvarez writes about a four-month-long journey from Canada to Guatemala that pushed him to his limits. He writes not only of overcoming hunger, thirst, and fear--dangers included stone-throwing motorists and a mountain lion--but also of asserting Indigenous and working-class humanity in a capitalist society where oil extraction, deforestation, and substance abuse wreck communities. Running through mountains, deserts, and cities, and through the Mexican territory his parents left behind, Álvarez forges a new relationship with the land, and with the act of running, carrying with him the knowledge of his parents' migration, and--against all odds in a society that exploits his body and rejects his spirit--the dream of a liberated future."

I'll show you

March 5, 2020
Rose, Derrick, author.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2019]
239 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
After growing up in Chicago's Englewood neighborhood, Rose achieved an improbable childhood dream: being selected first overall in the NBA draft by his hometown Chicago Bulls. In 2011, he became the youngest MVP in league history. Six years and four knee surgeries later, he was waived by the Utah Jazz. Many speculated his days in the NBA were over. Rose opens himself up to fans in a way they've never seen before, creating a document that is as unflinching-- and at times as uncomfortable-- as a personal diary--Adapted from book jacket flap.

The boys of summer

March 2, 2020
Kahn, Roger.
New York : HarperPerennial, 2006.
xxii, 474 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm.
Originally published: New York : Harper & Row, 1972.
"The classic narrative of growing up within shouting distance of Ebbets Field, covering the Jackie Robinson Dodgers, and what's happened to everybody since"--Cover.
The trolley car that ran by Ebbets Field -- Ceremonies of innocence -- Clem and Jay -- The bishop's brother -- Carl and Jimmy -- The sandwich man -- Black is what you make it -- The road to Viola -- A shortstop in Kentucky -- The hard hat who sued baseball -- One stayed in Brooklyn -- Manchild at fifty -- The Duke of Fallbrook -- The lion at dusk -- Billy alone.
"This is a book about young men who learned to play baseball during the 1930s and 1940s, and then went on to play for one of the most exciting major-league ball clubs ever fielded, the team that broke the color barrier with Jackie Robinson. It is a book by and about a sportswriter who grew up near Ebbets Field, and who had the good fortune in the 1950s to cover the Dodgers for the Herald Tribune. This is a book about what happened to Jackie, Carl Erskine, Pee Wee Reese, and the others when their glory days were behind them. In short, it is a book about America, about fathers and sons, prejudice and courage, triumph and disaster, and told with warmth, humor, wit, candor, and love"--Back cover.

Walking in the Dolomites : 25 multi-day routes

February 26, 2020
Price, Gillian, 1953- author.
Milnthorpe, Cumbria : Cicerone Press, 2017.
282 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 18 cm
Dolomiti Friulane -- Marmarole -- Dolomiti di Sesto -- Fanes-Senes-Braies -- Cortina Dolomites -- Civetta -- Dolomiti Bellunesi -- Pale di San Martino -- Marmolada -- Sella -- Puez-Odle -- Sassopiatto-Sassolungo -- Sciliar and Catinaccio -- Latemar -- Dolomiti di Brenta.

An athletic director's story and the future of college sports in America

February 25, 2020
Mulcahy, Robert E., author.
New Brunswick, NJ : Rutgers University Press, [2020]
xxxiv, 219 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Why Rutgers -- On the way to Rutgers -- Long overdue for change -- Rebuilding a program -- The Don Imus incident -- Upholding traditions -- Conferences : the Big East and the Big Ten -- Choosing coaches and doing it right -- Proud with no regrets -- After Rutgers, and leading issues for NCAA sports -- A call for values and final thoughts.
"Robert Mulcahy's chronicle of his decade leading Rutgers University athletics is an intriguing story about fulfilling a vision. The goal was to expand pride in intercollegiate athletics. Redirecting a program with clearer direction and strategic purpose brought encouraging results. Advocating for finer coaching and improved facilities, he and Rutgers achieved national honors in Division I sports. Unprecedented alumni interest and support for athletics swelled across the Rutgers community.Though Mr. Mulcahy left Rutgers in 2009, his memoir reflects continued devotion to intercollegiate athletics and student athletes. His insights for addressing several leading issues confronting Division I sports today offer guidelines for present and future athletic directors to follow"-- Provided by publisher.

Footnotes : a journey round Britain in the company of great writers

February 25, 2020
Fiennes, Peter, author.
London : Oneworld, 2019.
321 pages : maps ; 22 cm
'I Am Your Storyteller' -- 'Walk, and Be Merry' -- Pilchards to Postcards -- Backtracking -- 'I'll Be Your Mirror' -- 'Lorf? - Why, I Thought I Should 'a Died' -- 'The Secret Dream' -- 'The Doncater Unhappiness' -- A Wilderness -- Fog on the Tyne -- Last Supper -- Larger Than Life -- The Company of Great Writers.
'The premise of this book is simple, or that is what it seemed when I started.' Peter Fiennes follows in the footsteps of twelve inspirational writers, bringing modern Britain into focus by peering through the lens of the past. The journey starts in Dorset, shaped by the childhood visions of Enid Blyton, and ends with Charles Dickens on the train that took him to his final resting place in Westminster Abbey. From the wilds of Skye and Snowdon, to a big night out in Birmingham with J. B. Priestley and Beryl Bainbridge, Footnotes is a series of evocative biographies, a lyrical foray into the past, and a quest to understand Britain through the books, journals and diaries of some of our greatest writers. And as Fiennes travels the country, and roams across the centuries, he wonders: 'Who are we? What do we want? They seemed like good questions to ask, in the company of some of our greatest writers, given these restless times.'

No way but to fight : George Foreman and the business of boxing

February 25, 2020
Smith, Andrew R. M., author.
365 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Olympic gold medalist. Two-time world heavyweight champion. Hall of Famer. Infomercial and reality TV star. George Foreman's fighting ability is matched only by his acumen for selling. Yet the complete story of Foreman's rise from urban poverty to global celebrity has never been told until now. Raised in Houston's "Bloody Fifth" Ward, battling against scarcity in housing and food, young Foreman fought sometimes for survival and other times just for fun. But when a government program rescued him from poverty and introduced him to the sport of boxing, his life changed forever. --Provided by publisher.

The misunderstood millennial

February 24, 2020
Boyle, Jonathan T., author.
[North Charleston, South Carolina] : [CreateSpace], [2019]
181 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Never trade your vision for approval"--Cover.
Misunderstood -- Dreams worth more than opinions -- The game has changed -- Many are called -- Sidetracked -- Rock bottom -- Toll road -- Seasons -- Know your place -- For millennials everywhere -- About the author.
"The misunderstood millennial is a motivational memoir told through the eyes of a Midwest kid who grew up with dreams of playing college and ultimately professional basketball. Enduring a series of unfortunate events derailing his original path to success, Jonathan finds himself on a life-altering journey. Fighting through depression, anxiety, and discovering how to unleash his true identity while striving to live a life of faith. This powerful book will inspire you to come face to face with yourself, motivating you to unlock your potential and discover your true purpose while reminding you to never trade your vision for anyone's approval"--Back cover.

The age of football : soccer and the 21st century

February 17, 2020
Goldblatt, David, 1965- author.
551 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"First published in the UK by Macmillan Publishers International Limited under the title The age of football : the global game in the twenty-first century."
Introduction: Football is first -- The living and the dead : Afro football fever -- Regime vs street vs mosque : three-sided football in the Middle East -- From the left wing : South American fútbol and the pink tide -- This storm is what we call progress : football and the European project -- Continental drift : the fragmented worlds of Asian football -- Trouble in paradise : football in the Americas -- The game beyond the game : the fall of the house of Blatter -- Back in the USSR? Football in Putin's Russia -- Conclusion: The global Potemkin village : World Cup.
"A monumental exploration of soccer and society in our time-by its preeminent historian. In the twenty-first century, soccer commands the allegiance, interest, and engagement of more people in more places than any other phenomenon in the world. David Goldblatt-author of the acclaimed, best-selling The Ball Is Round-charts the sport's global cultural ascent, economic transformation, and deep politicization. With breathtaking scope and unparalleled knowledge of the game, The Age of Football explores soccer's vital role in our social, political, and economic lives: its connections to social discord in the Middle East and political division in Europe; the reasons behind its surprising surge in popularity in China, India, and the United States; and its use (and misuse) in the global advance of equality and human rights. Goldblatt proves that whether you call it football or soccer, you can't make sense of the modern world without understanding its most popular sport"-- Provided by publisher.

How to play pickleball : the complete guide from A to Z : illustrated storke techniques and winning strategies

February 17, 2020
Movsessian, Richard.
[Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], ©2018.
228 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
This book focuses on pickleball fundamentals and basic strategy. Specifically it focuses on shot techniques, player movement, player positioning, and how to play smart, high percentage pickleball. Shot technique is an often overlooked but critical key to success. Without good technique, you can make good shots sometimes, but you can?t make good shots reliably.Are you ready to learn? If so, let this book transform your game. --Amazon.

Olympic pride, American prejudice : the untold story of 18 African Americans who defied Jim Crow and Adolf Hitler to compete in the 1936 Berlin Olympics

February 10, 2020
Draper, Deborah Riley, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2020.
388 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 23 cm
The girls are fast -- A single inch, a cross on fire -- Discipline and heart -- Determination -- Dashing to the tape -- The underestimated -- Qualified and confident -- Together yet alone -- Defeat -- Do the little things well -- Looking ahead -- The world's fastest man -- The Nazis take control -- Anyone is beatable -- The boycott debate -- Baptism by fire -- Trial and error -- The Olympic "black gang" -- An almost color-blind ocean -- The Olympic spirit and Olympic peace -- Ready, willing, and able for war -- The snub -- The stop -- The sneakers -- The footnote -- The junior -- The Black Panther -- The golden concession -- The team -- Two ladies -- The verdict.
"Discover the astonishing, inspirational, and largely unknown true story of the eighteen African American athletes who competed in the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games, defying the racism of both Nazi Germany and the Jim Crow South." -- Publisher annotation.

The making of a miracle : the untold story of the captain of the 1980 gold medal-winning US Olympic hockey team

February 4, 2020
Eruzione, Mike, 1954- author.
New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollings Publishers, 2020.
xi, 270 pages, 8 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
"On the fortieth anniversary of the historic 'Miracle on Ice,' Mike Eruzione--the captain of the 1980 U.S Men's Olympic Hockey Team, who scored the winning goal--recounts his amazing career on ice, the legendary upset against the Soviets, and winning the gold medal"--Publisher's description.

The ball is round : a global history of soccer

February 3, 2020
Goldblatt, David, 1965- author.
xviii, 974 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
With a new foreword to the American edition.
Part two. The people's game: football, empire and industry, 1870-1934. Perfidious Albion: the resistible rise of global football -- The great game and the informal empire: the international spread of football, 1870-1914 -- Pay up, pay up and play the game: the commercialization of global football, 1914-1934 -- The rules of the game: international football and international politics, 1900-1934.
Traces the history of the world's most popular sport from its earliest origins to the present day, looking at the game in terms of its political, cultural, and social roles in countries around the world.

Half broke : a memoir

January 31, 2020
Gaffney, Ginger, author.
247 pages ; 22 cm
Emotional camouflage -- Stray dogs -- Moon & star -- Skinless -- Learning to walk -- Strength -- Green acres -- Centaur -- She's not ready -- Crooked line -- Cut me out -- Walmart -- Hundreds more -- Olivia -- Hidden language -- Broken -- Rootbeer -- Follow me -- To the river -- Just a few -- Waves -- Belle -- Soft creatures.
"An alternative prison ranch in New Mexico conducts a daring experiment: setting the troubled residents out to retrain an aggressive herd of horses. The horses and prisoners both arrive at the ranch broken in one way or many- the horses often abandoned and suspicious, the residents, some battling drug and alcohol addiction, emotionally, physically, and financially shattered. Ginger Gaffney's job is to retrain the untrainable. With time, the horses and residents form a profound bond, and teach each other patience, control, and trust. As Gaffney peels away the layers of her own story- a solitary childhood, painful introversion, and a transformative connection with her first horse, a filly named Belle- she, too, learns to trust people as much as she trusts horses. Half Broke is a resonant memoir with a spirited, memorable cast that describes the fascinating ways both horses and humans seek relationships to survive"-- Provided by publisher.

Backpacking Kentucky your guide to the most beautiful trails in the Bluegrass

January 29, 2020
Askren, Valerie.
United States : 42nd Parallel, LLC. / ©2017.
ix, 151 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Kentucky Trail Locator Map -- Trails by Mileage and Configuration -- Why on earth would you want to backpack? -- Ahh...for the Love of Gear! -- Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area -- Carter Caves State Resort Park -- Cave Run Lake -- Cumberland Gap National Historic Park -- Land Between the Lakes -- Mammoth Cave National Park -- Pine Mountain State Scenic Trail -- Red River Gorge Geological Area -- Rockcastle River -- Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail -- Joys and challenges of backpacking with children -- Big South Fork National River & Recreation Area -- Land Between the Lakes National Recreation area -- Laurel River Lake -- Mammoth Cave National Park -- Red River Gorge Geological Area -- Sheltowee Trace National Recreation Trail -- About the Author -- Other books of interest.
"Backpacking Kentucky is your personal guide to the best trails in the state. Written for both beginner and experienced backpackers, this book will get you off the beaten path and into the beautiful backwoods of the Bluegrass state. Endowed with a proliferation of sandstone arches, tumbling waterfalls, towering hemlocks, spring-fed creeks, and gorgeous wildflowers, Kentucky has an impressive array of overnight options for the backcountry adventurer. Each entry includes lively trail descriptions, detailed topographical maps, camping recommendations, and full-color photographs. A special section on backpacking with kids is included to get the next ggeneration out on the trails!" --from back cover.

One and done : how my life started when my football career ended

January 29, 2020
Clarett, Maurice, author.
[Columbus, Ohio] : [Maurice Clarett and Bob Eckhart], [2019]
xiii, 260 pages ; 23 cm
Already identified in junior high as a top talent in Northeastern Ohio, Marice Clarett was saved from a year-long sentence in juvenile detention at age 14 so he could start his high school football career. Turning down numerous other scholarship offers, Maurice joined with Ohio State University head coach Jim Tressel and both men embarked on a fairytale National Championship season in 2002. In the summer before Clarett's sophomore year, an NCAA investigation resulted in him being declared ineligible and he left the university. Locked out of the NFL by a rule against drafting freshmen or sophormores, Clarett returned to a life on the streets and eventually wound up in prison where he was able to turn his life around. Released from prison after 4 years, Maruice has now started social service agencies in Youngstown and Columbus, Ohio, and tours the country speaking to athletes, religious groups, mental health advocates, and criminal justice reformers.

Coaching youth gymnastics : an essential guide for coaches, parents and teachers

January 10, 2020
Readhead, Lloyd, author.
192 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Coaching Youth Gymnastics is an invaluable resource for both new coaches and also for more experienced teachers. Those who train coaches will also find much of value in the book. The various disciplines of gymnastics are explained, together with how they fit into the framework of international gymnastic competition, and the author discusses various coaching styles and how they might best be applied in different circumstances. Topics covered in this book include the role of the coach, sports psychology, floor exercise skills, coaching use of apparatus, and preparing for competition.


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