New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

June 29, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Dogtown : the legend of the Z-Boys

June 28, 2019
Stecyk, Craig, 1950- author.
©2019
120 pages, 150 unnumbered pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Aspects of the downhill skide -- Who's hot!-Stacy Peralta -- Fear of flying-speed, a trange and tragic magic -- Fish-eyed freaks and long dogs with short tales -- The westside style or under the Skatetown influence -- Stacy Peralta: first interview highlights -- Frontier tales or any resemblance to any persons living or dead is pureply coincidental -- Who's hot!-Jay Adams -- Who's hot!-Paul Constantineau -- Tony Alva: first interview highlights -- Stranger than fictyion -- Who's hot!-Bob Biniak -- Sequential overdrive or dog's eye view -- Who's hot!-Paul Cullen -- Nathan Pratt: interview highlights -- Vicious lies and more interplanetary communications -- Truth or consequences or let's not and say we did -- Who's hot!-Wentzle Ruml -- Opening day at the park -- Who's hot!-Arthur Lake IV -- Bon Biniak: interview highlights -- Dead dogs never lie -- Jay Adams: interview highlights -- Picture archive discoveries—rare DogTown images 1975-1985+.
"In the early 1970s, the sport of skateboarding had so waned from its popularity in the 1960s that it was virtually nonexistent. In the DogTown area of west Los Angeles, a group of young surfers known as the Zephyr Team (Z-Boys) was experimenting with new and radical moves and styles in the water, which they translated to the street. When competition skateboarding returned in 1975, the Z-Boys turned the skating world on its head. DogTown: The Legend of the Z-Boys is a truly fascinating case study of how an underground sport ascended in the world. These are the stories and images of a time that not only inspired a generation but changed the face of the sport forever. This volume has been described as "the DogTown textbook" and an indispensable companion piece to the Sony Pictures Classics film Dogtown and Z-Boys. Now spanning 1975-1985 and beyond, the first section of the book includes the best of the DogTown articles written and photographed by C.R. Stecyk III as they originally appeared in SkateBoarder Magazine. The second half compiles hundreds of skate images from the archives of Glen E. Friedman--many of which appear in the movie. (Stecyk and Friedman acted as executive producers and advisors for the film.) The bigger, newly designed edition of the book includes many never-before-seen Friedman photos, along with a new postscript by Stecyk."--Amazon.com.

Nitro Circus. Best of BMX

June 27, 2019
Orlando, FL : Ripley Publishing, 2019.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 27 cm
Learn about all the things you love about Nitro Circus in this brand new series! How do they do all those amazing flips and tricks? What kind of gear do they use? What's it like to be a BMX pro? Find out as we take you inside the basics and around the world of Nitro Circus to show you the best of BMX! From techniques and tips to records and events, you'll get an insider's look at all this and more.

Nitro Circus. Best of scooter

June 27, 2019
Orlando, Florida : Ripley Publishing , 2019.
63 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Learn about all the things you love about Nitro Circus in this brand new series! Ever wanted to know how to do tailwhips? Or what it takes to be a pro freestyler? Find out as we take you inside the basics and around the world of Nitro Circus to show you the best of Scooter! From techniques and tips to records and events, you'll get an insider's look at all this and more.

The sixth man : a memoir

June 26, 2019
Iguodala, Andre, 1984- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2019]
246 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Early Lessons -- Confidence -- When the Sun is Too Hot -- Welcome to the NBA -- The Most Hated Athlete in Town -- Elevation -- Find the Flow -- The Seventy-Fourth Win -- Riding Home.
"The standout memoir from NBA powerhouse Andre Iguodala, the indomitable sixth man of the champion Golden State Warriors. Andre Iguodala is one of the most admired players in the NBA. And fresh off the Warriors' third NBA championship in the last four years, his game has never been stronger. Off the court, Iguodala has earned respect, too--for his successful tech investments, his philanthropy, and increasingly for his contributions to the conversation about race in America. It is no surprise, then, that in his first book, Andre--with his cowriter Carvell Wallace--has pushed himself to go further than he ever has before about his life, not only as an athlete but about what makes him who he is at his core. The Sixth Man traces Andre's journey from childhood in his Illinois hometown to his Bay Area home court today. Basketball has always been there. But this is the story, too, of his experience of the conflict and racial tension always at hand in a professional league made up largely of African American men; of whether and why the athlete owes the total sacrifice of his body; of the relationship between competition and brotherhood among the players of one of history's most glorious championship teams. And of what motivates an athlete to keep striving for more once they've already achieved the highest level of play they could have dreamed. On drive, on leadership, on pain, on accomplishment, on the shame of being given a role, and the glory of taking a role on: This is a powerful memoir of life and basketball that reveals new depths to the superstar athlete, and offers tremendous insight into most urgent stories being told in American society today"-- Provided by publisher.

A history of the world in 500 walks

June 21, 2019
Baxter, Sarah, author.
San Diego, CA : Thunder Bay Press, [2016]
400 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"From geologic upheavals and mad kings to trade routes and saints' ways, this book relates the tales behind the top 500 walks that have shaped our society. It's easy to imagine traveling back in time as you read about convicts and conquistadores, silk traders and Buddhists who have hiked along routes for purposes as varied as the terrain they covered. From prehistory to the present day, take a grand tour of world events at eye-level perspective with accounts that combine knowledgeable commentary with practical detail. You may even be inspired to lace up your own boots! "-- Provided by publisher.

Unwritten : bat flips, the fun police, and baseball's new future

June 18, 2019
Knobler, Danny, author.
©2019
xiv, 331 pages ; 23 cm
"Don't bunt in a blowout. Don't pimp your home runs. Act like you've been here before. In Unwritten: Bat Flips, the Fun Police, and Baseball's New Future, national baseball writer Danny Knobler dives deep beyond the brushbacks and brawls to examine shifting attitudes towards Major League Baseball's once-sacred player codes. What emerges in the process is a much larger story, one of a more youthful, more exuberant, more diverse game in the midst of a fascinating culture clash. Featuring countless interviews with some of baseball's biggest names, including current and former major-league players, coaches, scouts, and journalists, Unwritten is a revealing, thoroughly of-the-moment portrait of a sport grappling with the loaded question of what it means to play the game the right way. Fans will not want to miss these varied, inside perspectives on America's pastime marching into the future"-- Provided by publisher.

Football for dummies.

June 17, 2019
2003-<2019> New York, NY : Wiley Publishing
volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm.
Vols. for 1998-<2019> by by Howie Long with John Czarnecki.
"This is the fan's ultimate, up-to-date guide to all things pigskin. Perfect for new and veteran fans of the sport alike, it covers everything you need to be the most knowledgeable spectator in the stadium. With deep explanations of every position, analysis of offense and defense, and detailed strategies for play, football legend Howie Long and established analyst John Czarnecki present the nuts and bolts of football for fans of all ages and experiences. " --Amazon.com.

Gus Dorais : gridiron innovator, all-American and hall of fame coach

June 17, 2019
Niese, Joe, author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2018]
x, 254 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"Charles "Gus" Dorais (1891-1954) is best known as the passing end of Notre Dame's "Dorais to Rockne" tandem that helped revolutionize football's forward pass in the early 1910s. A triple threat prep star from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin, Dorais was a captain and four-year starter at Notre Dame, becoming the school's first consensus All-American in 1913"-- Provided by publisher.

They bled blue : the 1981 Los Angeles Dodgers : Fernandomania, strike-season mayhem, and the weirdest championship baseball had ever seen

June 7, 2019
Turbow, Jason, author.
©2019
xiv, 370 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Prologue -- The manager -- Snatched -- Eighty-one -- Mania -- Buried -- Struck -- La-la -- Second act -- Houston-ho! -- Tundra -- Doodle Dandy -- Aftermath.
"In the Halberstam tradition of capturing a season through its unforgettable figures, They Bled Blue is a sprawling, mad tale of excess and exuberance, the likes of which could only have occurred in that place, at that time. That it culminated in an unlikely World Series win&#x2014;during a campaign split by the longest player strike in baseball history&#x2014;is not even the most interesting thing about this team. The Dodgers were led by the garrulous Tommy Lasorda&#x2014;part manager, part cheerleader&#x2014;who unyieldingly proclaimed devotion to the franchise through monologues about bleeding Dodger blue and worshiping the zBig Dodger in the Sky,y and whose office hosted a regular stream of Hollywood celebrities. Steve Garvey, the All-American, All-Star first baseman, had anchored the most durable infield in major league history, and, along with Davey Lopes, Bill Russell, and Ron Cey, was glaringly aware that 1981 would represent the end of their run together. The season&#x2019;s real story, however, was one that nobody expected at the outset: a chubby lefthander nearly straight out of Mexico, twenty years old with a wild delivery and a screwball as his flippin&#x2019; out pitch. The Dodgers had been trying for decades to find a Hispanic star to activate the local Mexican population; Fernando Valenzuela was the first to succeed, and it didn&#x2019;t take long for Fernandomania to sweep far beyond the boundaries of Chavez Ravine.

Yosemite : 45 must-do hikes for everyone

June 7, 2019
Wenk, Elizabeth, author.
©2018
xxii, 434 pages : illustrations, maps, color ; 21 cm
First edition published in 2007.
"Distributed by Publishers Group West"--Title page verso.
Yosemite overview map -- Trail features table -- Using top trails -- Map legend -- Introduction to Yosemite National Park -- On the trail -- Northeast Yosemite -- Tuolumne Meadows -- Central Yosemite -- Northwest Yosemite -- Yosemite Valley -- Yosemite Valley's south rim -- South Yosemite -- To-rated trails.

Darkness to light : a memoir

June 7, 2019
Odom, Lamar, author.
©2019
253 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Fame. Sex. Pain. Drugs. Death. Booze. Money. Addiction. Redemption. Dizzying heights. Rock-bottom depths. Desperation and elation--sometimes in the same hour. Not to mention power . . . and the struggle for it. The world knows Lamar Odom as a two-time NBA world champion who rocketed to uncharted heights of fame thanks to being a member of both the storied Los Angeles Lakers and the ubiquitous Kardashian empire. In Darkness to Light, Lamar gives readers an intimate look into his life like never before. His exclusive and revealing memoir recounts the highs and lows of fame and his struggle with his demons along the way to self-discovery and redemption. From the pain of his unraveled marriage to Khloé Kardashian to the harmful vices he used to cope--and the near-death experience that made him rethink everything about his life--this is Lamar as you have never before seen him. Lamar brings basketball fans directly into the action of a game during the Lakers championship years. He shares his personal account of the lifelong passion that started as one shining light in a childhood marked by loss and led to his international fame as one of the most extraordinary athletes of all time. In this profoundly honest book, Lamar invites you to walk with him through the good times and bad, while looking ahead to a brighter future.

Edgar : an autobiography

June 6, 2019
Martinez, Edgar, 1963- author.
© 2019.
xvii, 333 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Smokin' Joe : the life of Joe Frazier

June 6, 2019
Kram, Mark, Jr., author.
New York : ECCO, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
376 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
History will remember the rivalry of Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali as one for the ages. A trilogy of extraordinary fights that transcended the world of sports and crossed into a sociocultural drama that divided the country. Joe Frazier was a much more complex figure than just his rivalry with Ali would suggest. In this riveting and nuanced portrayal, acclaimed sportswriter Mark Kram, Jr. unlinks Frazier from Ali and for the first time gives a full-bodied accounting of Frazier's life. A journey that began as the youngest of thirteen children packed in small farmhouse, encountering the bigotry and oppression of the Jim Crow South, and continued with his voyage north at age fifteen to develop as a fighter in Philadelphia.

Running to the edge : a band of misfits and the guru who unlocked the secrets of speed

June 5, 2019
Futterman, Matthew, author.
New York : Doubleday, 2019.
283 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm

Black baseball, 1858-1900 : a comprehensive record of the teams, players, managers, owners and umpires

June 3, 2019
Brunson, James E. (James Edward), 1954- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers, [2019]
[1] volumes ; 28 cm
Volume 1. Introduction: The Scribbling Class -- "They Covered Themselves in Glory": The Lost Baseball World of the New Negro (Essay) -- Team Profiles, 1858-1900 -- Club Rosters, 1858-1900 -- Directory: Managers, Promoters, and Other Contacts, 1867-1900 -- Volume 2: Brothers and Brotherhood: Black Baseball's Family Networks (Essay) -- Empire and Pastime: The Objectification of Black Baseball (Essay) -- Player Register, A-L -- Volume 3: Player Register, M-Z -- A Matter of Ability, and Not Color: The Rise of Black Umpires (Essay) -- Black Umpires: A Chronology of Games, 1858-1900 -- The Politics of Performance: Music, Minstrelsy and Black Baseball (Essay).
" This is one of the most important baseball books to be published in a long time, taking a comprehensive look at black participation in the national pastime from 1858 through 1900. It provides team rosters and team histories, player biographies, a list of umpires and games they officiated, and information on team managers and team secretaries"-- Provided by publisher.

Play hungry : the making of a baseball player

June 3, 2019
Rose, Pete, 1941- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
xi, 290 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates ; 25 cm
Includes index.
Preface: Thanks, Dad -- Big Pete -- Leland T. Jones's leather strap -- Not the best baseball player -- Passed over -- Uncle Buddy -- Geneva (not Switzerland) -- Tampa -- Instructional league -- Macon -- Straight to the bigs -- Frank and Vada -- Rookie of the year -- Venezuela -- "Hustling little Pete Rose" -- Vietnam -- Batting title -- Morganna -- Collision -- "He never walks when he can run" -- Brawling at Shea -- Some kind of game -- Winning with the Phillies -- A big-league skipper -- Hit king -- I blew it, I know that -- Pete Jr. makes the big leagues -- Epilogue: Baseball has to make a few changes.
"Pete Rose was a legend on the field. As baseball's Hit King, he shattered a number of hitting records that may never be broken. And during the 1970s, he was the leader of the Big Red Machine, the Cincinnati Reds teams that dominated the game. But he's also the greatest player who may never make the Hall of Fame because of his lifetime ban from the sport. Perhaps no other athlete's story is so representative of the triumphs and tragedies of our national pastime. In Play Hungry, Rose tells us the story of how through hard work, hustle, and sheer will he became one of the unlikeliest stars of the game. Guided by the dad he idolized, a local sports hero with the spirit of a champion, Pete had an All-American boyhood. But even with the coaching of his father on how to compete and play baseball the right way, Pete was cut from his team as a teenager--he wasn't a natural. By the time scouts were coming to his high school games, he wasn't even considered the best player on the team. Rose was determined, though, and never would be satisfied with anything less than success. His relentless hustle and headfirst style would help him overcome his natural shortcomings, leading to a storied career including the Rookie of the Year Award, three batting titles, and the MVP Award. Play Hungry is Pete Rose's love letter to the game, and an inside story of life on the diamond"-- Provided by publisher.

City of dreams : Dodger Stadium and the birth of modern Los Angeles

June 3, 2019
Podair, Jerald E., 1953- author.
Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2017]
xviii, 366 pages ; 25 cm
Preface: Opening day in Los Angeles -- Roads west -- Walter O'Malley's Los Angeles -- Fighting the Dodger deal -- The referendum -- In the courts -- Whose land? -- The Arechiga dispossessions -- Private gain, public good? : the business of baseball in Los Angeles -- Building the Dodger Stadium experience -- The rise of Sam Yorty -- The modern stadium -- Epilogue: Dodger Stadium and modern Los Angeles.
On the sixtieth anniversary of the Dodgers' move to Los Angeles, the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium and how it helped transform the city. "When Walter O'Malley moved his Brooklyn Dodgers to Los Angeles in 1957 with plans to construct a new ballpark next to downtown, he ignited a bitter argument over the future of a rapidly changing city. For the first time, City of Dreams tells the full story of the controversial building of Dodger Stadium--and how it helped create modern Los Angeles by transforming its downtown into a vibrant cultural and entertainment center. In a vivid narrative, Jerald Podair tells how Los Angeles was convulsed between 1957 and 1962 over whether, where, and how to build Dodger Stadium. Competing civic visions clashed. Would Los Angeles be a decentralized, low-tax city of neighborhoods, as demanded by middle-class whites on its peripheries? Or would the baseball park be the first contribution to a revitalized downtown that would brand Los Angeles as a national and global city, as advocated by leaders in business, media, and entertainment? O'Malley's vision triumphed when he opened his privately constructed stadium on April 10, 1962--and over the past half century it has contributed substantially to the city's civic and financial well-being. But in order to build the stadium, O'Malley negotiated with the city to acquire publicly owned land (from which the city had uprooted a Mexican American community), raising sharply contested questions about the relationship between private profit and 'public purpose.' Indeed, the battle over Dodger Stadium crystallized issues with profound implications for all American cities, and for arguments over the meaning of equality itself. Filled with colorful stories, City of Dreams will fascinate anyone who is interested in the history of the Dodgers, baseball, Los Angeles, and the modern American city."--Jacket.

Chicken Soup for the Soul : running for good : 101 stories for runners & walkers to get you going!

June 3, 2019
Cos Cob, CT : Chicken Soup for the Soul, LLC [2019]
ix, 389 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm

Explore Europe on foot : your complete guide to planning a cultural hiking adventure

May 30, 2019
Overby, Cassandra, author.
Seattle, WA : Mountaineers Books, 2018.
331 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 24 cm
Understand what's ideal for you -- See what's possible -- Get a recommendation: 15 handpicked trails -- Make a final decision -- Find (the right) adventure companions -- Walk independently or hire help -- Get there -- Find a place to stay -- Train for the trail -- Be prepared for anything -- Make your walk a cultural experience -- Clothing -- Footwear -- Toiletries and medication -- Trail and travel tools -- Electronic tools -- Packs -- Check off your final to-dos before walking -- Make the most of the experience.
"Explore Europe on Foot offers practical information on how to plan and accomplish a hiking vacation in Europe. The author offers details on 15 select routes, a sampling of day hikes, and information on how to find trails across the region. Includes packing lists, travel and gear information, and advice on selecting a trip"-- Provided by publisher.

Son of Havana : a baseball journey from Cuba to the big leagues and back

May 22, 2019
Tiant, Luis, 1940- author.
©2019
vi, 312 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm

Jackie Robinson West : the triumph and tragedy of America's favorite Little League team

May 17, 2019
Castle, George, author.
Guilford, Connecticut : Lyons Press, an imprint of Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
viii, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
A tarnished team now goes with Chicago's flow -- One woman's gateway leads to a proud story and lessons for today -- A nation's darlings bust the stereotypes -- A Chicago village blossoms from the ground up -- Defense also works off the field in the village -- Joseph Haley begins a Little League with a little help from some friends -- Challenge from the Hall of Fame: how bad do you want it? -- Two bloodlines converge to make a catcher-scholar -- The kid with an "old school" -- World-wise but still firmly a teenager -- JRW enjoys a doubleheader with Obama -- The choke points of baseball in color -- "Have a catch" keeps the game going, sometimes barely -- Teaching the game on the field of life -- Mishandling baseball's lightning in a bottle.
"The competition level in Little League has never been tougher, but the kids on the Jackie Robinson West team faced their own set of challenges on and off the baseball diamond. The Jackie Robinson West team takes their fans and followers on a rollercoaster ride of ups and downs as each player shares a different part of the team's history and experience, including a double-header with President Obama. Jackie Robinson West: The Story of the Youngest America's Team leads readers on their harrowing path to the Little League World Series."--Provided by Amazon.com.

50 hikes in Michigan.

May 16, 2019
Woodstock, Vt. : Backcountry Publications ; New York, NY : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.,
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for 1991-<2019> by Jim DuFresne.
"The best walks, hikes, and backpacks in Michigan's lower counties."

How to think like a fish

May 16, 2019
Wade, Jeremy, author.
New York, NY : Da Capo Press, 2019.
x, 260 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"First published in Great Britain in 2019 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, an imprint of the Orion Publishing Group Ltd."--Title page verso.

Just show up : and other enduring values from baseball's Iron Man

May 14, 2019
Ripken, Cal, Jr., 1960- author.
New York, N.Y. : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
xiii, 185 pages ; 22 cm

Mind and matter : a life in math and football

May 13, 2019
Urschel, John, 1991- author.
New York : Penguin Press, 2019.
xi, 238 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Puzzles -- The photograph -- Crashing calculus class -- Canisius -- Rocket science -- Recruitment -- Arriving at Penn State -- Pushing until failure -- Probability -- We are -- Q.E.D -- Who's Jerry Sandusky? -- Proof -- Sanctions -- Computers -- Who needs bowl games? -- Graph theory -- Senior season -- Spectral bisection -- Combine -- John Von Neumann -- Becoming a raven -- Challenging conventions -- Concussion -- Uncertainty -- MIT football -- Passing a test -- Moving on.
"John Urschel shares his passion for both football and mathematics in this memoir that also reveals the importance of grit and determination in all fields of endeavor."--Provided by publisher.

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