New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

September 17, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

What is a girl worth? : my story of breaking the silence and exposing the truth about Larry Nassar and USA gymnastics

September 16, 2019
Denhollander, Rachael, 1984- author.
Carol Stream, Illinois : Tyndale Momentum, the nonfiction imprint of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., [2019]
xiii, 334 pages ; 24 cm
"Recipient of Sports Illustrated's Inspiration of the Year Award and one of Time's 100 Most Influential People (2018) "Who is going to tell these little girls that what was done to them matters? That they are seen and valued, that they are not alone and they are not unprotected?" Rachael Denhollander's voice was heard around the world when she spoke out to end the most shocking scandal in US gymnastics history. The first victim to publicly accuse Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor who abused hundreds of young athletes, Rachael now reveals her full story for the first time. How did Nassar get away with it for so long? How did Rachael and the other survivors finally stop him and bring him to justice? And how can we protect the vulnerable in our own families, churches, and communities? What Is a Girl Worth? is the inspiring true story of Rachael's journey from an idealistic young gymnast to a strong and determined woman who found the courage to raise her voice against evil, even when she thought the world might not listen. This deeply personal and compelling narrative shines a spotlight on the physical and emotional impact of abuse, why so many survivors are reluctant to speak out, what it means to be believed, the extraordinary power of faith and forgiveness, and how we can learn to do what's right in the moments that matter most"-- Provided by publisher.

The lucky thirteen : the winners of America's Triple Crown of horse racing

September 16, 2019
Bowen, Edward L., author.
©2019
302 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
"In more than a century of American Thoroughbred racing, only thirteen horses have won the Triple Crown (the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes, all won in the same season). Veteran turf writer and racing historian Edward L. Bowen takes us through the rich history of one of the most formidable and exciting challenges in all of sport. Bowen covers the trainers, owners, and jockeys who etched their names into the annals of thoroughbred racing, and the "lucky thirteen" who captured all three jewels of the Triple Crown, racing's most prestigious prize." -- Provided by publisher.

Tough luck : Sid Luckman, Murder, Inc., and the rise of the modern NFL

September 9, 2019
Rosen, Richard Dean, 1949- author.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2019.
x, 306 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"In the long annals of sports and crime, no story compares to the one that engulfed the Luckman family in 1935. As eighteen-year-old Sid Luckman made headlines across New York City for his football exploits at Erasmus Hall High School in Brooklyn, his father, Meyer Luckman, was making headlines in the same papers for a very different reason: the gangland murder of his own brother-in-law. Amazingly, after Sid became a star at Columbia and then led the Chicago Bears to multiple NFL championships, all while Meyer wasted away in Sing Sing, the connection between sports celebrity son and mobster father was ignored by the press and then overlooked for eight decades. Tough Luck traces two historic developments connected by a single immigrant family in Depression-era New York: the rise of the National Football League through the dynastic Chicago Bears, whose famed owner George Halas convinced Sid Luckman to help him turn the sluggish game of pro football into America's favorite pastime; and the demise-triggered by Meyer Luckman's crime-of the Brooklyn labor rackets and of Louis Lepke's infamous organization Murder Inc. Filled with colorful characters-from ambitious district attorney turned governor Thomas Dewey and legendary columnist Walter Winchell, to Sid Luckman's rival quarterback "Slingin'" Sammy Baugh; from hit men like "Tick Tock" Tannenbaum, to Sid's powerful post-career friends Frank Sinatra and Joe DiMaggio-Tough Luck unforgettably evokes an era of vicious Brooklyn mobsters and undefeated Monsters of the Midway, a time when the media kept their mouths shut and the soft-spoken son of a murderer could become a beloved Hall of Fame legend with a hidden past"-- Provided by publisher.

Overtime : Jim Harbaugh and the Michigan Wolverines at the crossroads of college football

September 5, 2019
Bacon, John U., 1964- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2019]
viii, 424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

No barriers : a blind man's journey to kayak the Grand Canyon

September 4, 2019
Weihenmayer, Erik, author.
New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2019
xiii, 200 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 21 cm
"The young adult adaptation" --Cover.
Erik Weihenmayer presents an exhilarating adventure story of arduous mountain climbing and whitewater kayaking, but he also offers broader life lessons. A wonderful tribute to the greatness of the human spirit.

Faith through flames : the Jim VanDeGrift story

August 27, 2019
Henderson, Joe, 1951- author.
[Place of publication not identified] : [Joe Henderson], [2019]
165 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Date and publisher information from Amazon.
"Foreword by Marty Roe"--Cover.
The true and miraculous story of a beloved high school football coach and a fiery accident. Doctors said Jim VanDeGrift wouldn't live through the night. But a small-town on its knees took the case to a higher power.

NFL century : the one-hundred-year rise of America's greatest sports league

August 23, 2019
Horrigan, Joe, author.
©2018.
xii, 370 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
From the executive director of the NFL Hall of Fame comes a sweeping and lively history of the NFL, timed to coincide with the 100th anniversary season. Compelling, eye-opening, and authoritative, it is a must-read for NFL fans and anyone who loves the game of football.

Into the planet : my life as a cave diver

August 19, 2019
Heinerth, Jill, author.
©2019
273 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color portraits ; 24 cm
Published in Canada in 2019 by Doubleday Canada.
"From one of the world's most renowned cave divers, a firsthand account of exploring the earth's final frontier: the hidden depths of our oceans and the sunken caves inside our planet. More people have died exploring underwater caves than climbing Mount Everest, and we know more about deep space than we do about the depths of our oceans. From one of the top cave divers working today--and one of the very few women in her field--Into the Planet blends science, adventure, and memoir to bring readers face-to-face with the terror and beauty of earth's remaining unknowns and the extremes of human capability. Jill Heinerth--the first person in history to dive deep into an Antarctic iceberg and leader of a team that discovered the ancient watery remains of Mayan civilizations--has descended farther into the inner depths of our planet than any other woman. She takes us into the harrowing split-second decisions that determine whether a diver makes it back to safety, the prejudices that prevent women from pursuing careers underwater, and her endeavor to recover a fallen friend's body from the confines of a cave. But there's beauty beyond the danger of diving, and while Heinerth swims beneath our feet in the lifeblood of our planet, she works with biologists discovering new species, physicists tracking climate change, and hydrogeologists examining our finite freshwater reserves. Written with hair-raising intensity, Into the Planet is the first book to deliver an intimate account of cave diving, transporting readers deep into inner space, where fear must be reconciled and a mission's success balances between knowing one's limits and pushing the envelope of human endurance." --Amazon.

Run like a girl 365 days a year : a practical, personal, inspirational guide for women athletes

August 9, 2019
Samuels, Mina author.
© 2019.
xi, 324 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
A fresh take on the thought-a-day books geared toward women athletes.

Spirit of '67 : the cardiac kids, El Birdos, and the World Series that captivated America

August 8, 2019
Whalen, Thomas J., 1964- author.
Lanham, MD : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]
xii, 300 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Using the colorful and tumultuous 1960s as a backdrop, acclaimed author Thomas J. Whalens Spirit of 67: The Cardiac Kids, El Birdos, and the World Series That Captivated America shows how the Red Sox and Cardinals waged an epic battle for baseball supremacy that captured the imagination of weary Americans looking for escape from the urban riots, racial turmoil, and antiwar protests that were roiling 1960s society. How many people ever do anything that makes so many people happy? Sox pitcher Gary Bell asked years later, in reference to their classic autumn clash. The book examines the unique bond that each team had with its own fanbase, going back to each franchises chaotic beginning at the turn of the twentieth century. Relating issues of ethnicity, politics, class, and economics, Whalen sets out to reveal the exactly what was at stake in the 1967 fall classic, and how echoes from that unforgettable season still ring through both cities, and American culture, to this day."--Amazon.com.

Rapid response : my inside story as a motor racing life-saver

August 6, 2019
Olvey, Stephen, author.
©2019, 2006
312 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portraits (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Originally published by Haynes in 2006. Published by Haynes with new material in 2011. Published by Evro in hardback with further new material in 2019.
Includes index.
"Originally published to great acclaim in 2006, Dr. Stephen Olvey's memoir Rapid Response makes a long-awaited return to print -- complete with new text and an afterword by Dario Franchitti -- at the same time as the release of a documentary feature film of the same title. This book is the compelling story of the author's often tragic, sometimes funny, and frequently frustrating journey through the volatile world of professional motorsports. Along the way, he introduces many of the characters -- geniuses, good guys, bad guys -- that he has encountered during his quest to save lives and make motorsports safer"-Amazon.com.

George Foster and the 1977 Reds : the rise of a slugger and the end of an era

July 25, 2019
Shannon, Mike, 1951- author.
Jefferson, North Carolina : McFarland & Company, Inc., [2019]
x, 206 pages : illustrations, portrait ; 23 cm
"The Cincinnati Reds are recognized as one of the great teams in baseball history. Left fielder, George Foster, an integral part of the Reds' back-to-back 1975 and 1976 World Championships, has never received proper credit for his contribution to their legacy. In 1977, Foster became the most feared slugger in the National League, batting .320, with 52 home runs and 149 runs batted in to win the NL MVP Award, establishing a new single-season home run record for the Reds' franchise that still stands. Yet Foster's big year was not enough to stem the emergence of the Los Angeles Dodgers, who roared out of the gate and ran away with the NL West Division pennant. This book tells the story of Foster's record-setting season and puts his pre-steroid era achievements in their proper perspective. The author chronicles the subsequent decline of the Big Red Machine and the rest of Foster's big league career."--Page 4 of cover.

Powerhouses of Ohio high school football : the 50s and 60s

July 25, 2019
Raab, Tim.
Charleston, SC : History Press, 2019.
171 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm.

The genius of desperation : the schematic innovations that made the modern NFL

July 25, 2019
Farrar, Doug (Football writer), author.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books LLC, [2018]
xxi, 279 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Beginnings : the NFL from 1920 through 1949 -- The game comes of age : the NFL in the 1950s -- Rockets in the air : the AFL takes flight -- Responding with a roar: the NFL in the 1960s -- Merged : the NFL in the 1970s -- Hogs and Geniuses : the NFL in the 1980s -- A new level : the NFL in the 1990s -- Back to school : The NFL in the 2000s -- The NFL's future : the genius of adaptation.
"This book examines football history and its changing schemes"-- Provided by publisher.

Collision course : the basketball lives of Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson and the fall of the Cincinnati Royals

July 22, 2019
Cook, William A., author.
©2019
253 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, has original wrappers.|5OC
"Following the 1956-57 NBA season the Fort Wayne Pistons relocated to Detroit and the Rochester Royals were moved to Cincinnati. The relocations of the Fort Wayne and Rochester franchises left Syracuse as the last small market team in the NBA. As the 1960s began the NBA entered the crossroads of its existence featuring such mega stars as Wilt Chamberlain, Jerry West, Elgin Baylor, and Hal Greer, the Boston Celtics became the most dominating team in the league. Led by Bob Cousy, Bill Russell, and John Havlicek, the Celtics would win eleven NBA championships between 1957 and 1969. But during the 1960s the Cincinnati Royals were a team also loaded with All-Stars and former Olympic players like Oscar Robertson, Jerry Lucas, Wayne Embry, and Adrian Smith. But the Royals would never win a championship in Cincinnati and in 1973 relocated to Kansas City. Today the franchise is the Sacramento Kings. So what went wrong in Cincy? While the Royals received only marginal support from their fans and absentee owner Louie Jacobs, the Buffalo concessionaire king and Godfather of sports, the answer to the downfall of the Royals seems to lie somewhere in the basketball stories of Bob Cousy and Oscar Robertson whose brilliant careers collided in an unharmonious relationship when the retired Cousy became coach of the Royals. While Bob Cousy had been credited for saving professional basketball in Boston as a player, he is also credited with destroying professional basketball in Cincinnati as a coach. The uneasy relationship in Cincinnati between Cousy the coach and Robertson the player fueled by leftover competitive conflict from their days as players on the hardwood would become a collision of will between them and render the Royals franchise dysfunctional."--Page 4 of cover.

For the good of the game : the inside story of the surprising and dramatic transformation of Major League Baseball

July 19, 2019
Selig, Bud, 1934- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2019.
xiii, 318 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
The longtime Commissioner of Major League Baseball provides an unprecedented look inside professional baseball today, focusing on how he helped bring the game into the modern age and revealing his interactions with players, managers, fellow owners, and fans nationwide. As he looks back and forward, Selig outlines the stakes for baseball's continued transformation -- and why the changes he helped usher in must only be the beginning.

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.

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