New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

January 19, 2019
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Why we fight : one man's search for meaning inside the ring

January 18, 2019
Rosenblatt, Josh.
New York : Ecco, 2019.
207 pages ; 22 cm
"Josh Rosenblatt was thirty-three years old when he first realized he wanted to fight. A lifelong pacifist with a philosopher's hatred of violence and a dandy's aversion to exercise, he drank to excess, smoked passionately, ate indifferently, and mocked physical activity that didn't involve nudity. But deep down inside there was always some part of him that was attracted to the idea of fighting. So, after studying Muay Thai, Krav Maga, Brazilian jiu-jitsu, and boxing, he decided, at age forty, that it was finally time to fight his first—and only—mixed martial arts match: all in the name of experience and transcending ancient fears. An insightful and moving rumination on the nature of fighting, Why We Fight takes us on his journey from the bleachers to the ring. Using his own training as an opportunity to understand how the sport illuminates basic human impulses, Rosenblatt weaves together cultural history, criticism, biology, and anthropology to understand what happens to the human body and mind when under attack, and to explore why he, a self-described 'cowardly boy from the suburbs,' discovered so much meaning in putting his body, and others', at risk."--Inside dust jacket.

Athletes, ethics, and morality

January 18, 2019
New York : Greenhaven Publishing, 2019.
197 pages ; 23 cm.
What responsibilities do we place on athletes? With leadership comes responsibility / Dr. Chris Stankovich -- Few people believe athletes are role models / Daryl Adair -- Choose wisely when considering role models? / Frank L. Smoll -- Don't heap the burden of role model on athletes / Daniel Gallan -- Athletes should not protest on the field / Joe Elerson -- Athletes can be agents of social change if we let them / Clark Mindock -- Are athletes paid fairly? Rich college programs need to pay their athletes / Kareem Abdul-Jabbar -- The NCAA argues for amateurism / Jon Solomon -- Student athletes must make academics a priority / Kimberly S. Miloch and Michelle Buggs -- The fans are to blame for athletes' salaries / Gene Callahan -- Athletes' high salaries are a good sign for all of us / William L. Anderson -- Athletes have a right to go for the money and success / Tangient LLC -- What responsibilities do athletes have to their leagues? Some teams have an unfair advantage / Northwestern Business Review -- The MLB needs a salary cap / Duncan Weinstein -- Team owners are reaping most of the rewards / Jim Pagels -- Do NBA owners care about balance? / Dave Berri -- Athletes are getting away with doping / David Epstein -- Gender pay equity in sports is only fair? / Kevin Netto -- What responsibility do team owners have to their players? Team owners are guardians of their teams and communities / Father Raymond J. de Souza -- The United States is a haven for carpetbagging sports owners / Jakub Frankowicz -- US sports leagues are given too much latitude / Ken Reed -- NFL regulation of team relocation is an uphill battle / Beau Lynott -- Local governments should buy the franchise instead of the stadium / Neil deMause -- Why should public money be used to build stadiums? / Elaine S. Povich -- Cities are making bad investments on sports teams / Alexis Garcia.
"Athletes have a unique power in our world today. Their astronomical salaries, enviable lifestyles, and celebrity have tremendous influence over young people. This is reflected in advertising dollars as well as merchandise and ticket sales. For every athlete who uses their platform for charitable, political, and social good, there are many whose unethical or even criminal behavior sends the wrong message. What is the responsibility of athletes to their fans, to their teams, and to their leagues? And how much responsibility do we hold for holding them in such high esteem? The viewpoints in this volume explore this complicated issue" -- Provided by publisher.

Still in the game : finding the faith to tackle life's biggest challenges

January 9, 2019
Still, Devon, author.
Nashville, Tennessee : W Publishing Group, an imprint of Thomas Nelson, [2018]
ix, 243 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Recounts the football player's journey from one challenge to the next, sharing the deeper story behind the headlines that prepared him to help his daughter fight cancer.

The forgotten Bearcats : how Mick Cronin and a band of unsung players saved Cincinnati basketball

December 31, 2018
Koch, Bill, 1953-
241 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"The Forgotten Bearcats: How Mick Cronin and a band of unsung players saved Cincinnati basketball is the story of Cronin's determination to put the program back on solid ground after it had reached one of the lowest points in its history in 2006, a year after Bob Huggins was fired. It's also the story of his players, mostly junior college transfers, who agreed to play on Cronin's first Cincinnati team under trying circumstances, absorbed the unavoidable losses, and helped to create the culture of hard work, defense and rebounding that has defined the Bearcats under Cronin. When Cronin took over, he inherited an angry fan base, a depleted roster, and a program that had been penalized by the NCAA for the poor academic performance of its players. It fell to Cronin and his staff to quickly assemble a roster, improve the academic situation and somehow try to be competitive in the Big East Conference, one of the most competitive leagues in the country. Twelve years later, thanks in large part to the foundation those players laid, the Bearcats have played in eight straight NCAA Tournaments and produced back-to-back 30-win seasons, re-establishing Cincinnati basketball as one of the top programs in the country."--Amazon website.

Modern coliseum : stadiums and American culture

December 28, 2018
Lisle, Benjamin D., author.
Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, [2017]
321 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm.
Introduction: Stadiums for the affluent society -- Urban intimacy, urban anxiety : stadium culture and the old city -- Fiction and function : new spaces for sport in the 1950s -- From tenements to suburbs : the domestication of the modern stadium -- Past to future : the stadium and modern progress -- Downtown playground : the stadium as urban renewal -- Machines for sport : the stadium since the 1970s.
"From the legendary Ebbets Field in the heart of Brooklyn to the amenity-packed Houston Astrodome to the "retro" Oriole Park at Camden Yards, stadiums have taken many shapes and served different purposes throughout the history of American sports culture. In the early twentieth century, a new generation of stadiums arrived, located in the city center, easily accessible to the public, and offering affordable tickets that drew mixed crowds of men and women from different backgrounds. But in the successive decades, planners and architects turned sharply away from this approach. In Modern Coliseum, Benjamin D. Lisle tracks changes in stadium design and culture since World War II. These engineered marvels channeled postwar national ambitions while replacing aging ballparks typically embedded in dense urban settings. They were stadiums designed for the "affluent society"-brightly colored, technologically expressive, and geared to the car-driving, consumerist suburbanite. The modern stadium thus redefined one of the city's more rambunctious and diverse public spaces. Modern Coliseum offers a cultural history of this iconic but overlooked architectural form. Lisle grounds his analysis in extensive research among the archives of teams, owners, architects, and cities, examining how design, construction, and operational choices were made. Through this approach, we see modernism on the ground, as it was imagined, designed, built, and experienced as both an architectural and a social phenomenon. With Lisle's compelling analysis supplemented by over seventy-five images documenting the transformation of the American stadium over time, Modern Coliseum will be of interest to a variety of readers, from urban and architectural historians to sports fans."--Inside dust jacket.

One season in the sun

December 12, 2018
Schuster, Joseph M.
Boston, MA : GemmaMedia, 2012.
81 pages ; 18 cm.
"When Mark Buehrle threw his perfect game against Tampa Bay, it was DeWayne Wise, the ninth inning White Sox defensive sub who made the leaping, back against the wall catch of a fly ball, robbing Gabe Kapler of a home run and preserving Buehrle's achievement. Until that moment, Wise was virtually anonymous. Yet for that one moment in July, Wise moved into the spotlight and The Los Angeles Times called his one of the top ten moments in sports for 2009. But when the season ended, Wise was a free agent, able to sign only a minor league deal. He went to Toronto. The history of baseball is filled with players like Wise--players who are good enough to reach the top of the sport but who, for any number of reasons, hang at the edges of the game. Some manage to spend only a week or two in the major leagues and then disappear back into the minors. Many leave the sport. These are the tales of one-season wonders. Here are stories of the brief moments when, for an afternoon, a week, a couple of months, they stood on the field with the best of the best in the game"-- Provided by publisher.

The club : how the English Premier League became the wildest, richest, most disruptive force in sports

December 10, 2018
Robinson, Joshua, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2018.
xxiii, 339 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color), color map ; 24 cm
Map on endpapers.

The circuit : a tennis odyssey

December 6, 2018
Phillips, Rowan Ricardo, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.
xxxvii, 216 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm -- Winter -- Spring -- Summer -- Fall.
"A multigenre exploration of the 2017 pro tennis season"--Provided by publisher.

Scholastic year in sports.

December 5, 2018
New York : Scholastic Inc., c2003-
v. : col. ill. ; 23 cm.

The nature instinct : relearning our lost intuition for the inner workings of the natural world

December 5, 2018
Gooley, Tristan, author.
New York : The Experiment, 2018.
xvii, 361 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Explores the "sixth sense," a subconscious, deeper understanding of surroundings, and explains how humans can train themselves to unlock this intuition using slow, careful observation.

The story of baseball in 100 photographs.

December 4, 2018
New York, NY : Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2018.
224 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Introduction: Being there / by Kostya Kennedy -- 1869 to 1919: Beginnings -- The originals, 1869 -- Beginning of the world, 1903 -- Good Christy, 1906 -- A master stroke, 1908 -- The pitcher, the namesake, 1908 -- The boner at Coogan's Bluff, 1908 -- Most valuable, 1909 -- A primal force, 1910 -- A half century of class, 1913 - Fast and easy, 1916 -- 1920 to 1947: From Ruth to Robinson -- Say it ain't so, Joe, 1920 -- Hot dogs here!, 1920 -- Tuning in, 1920 -- The first commissioner, 1922 -- The Babe, 1926 -- The midsummer classic, 1933 -- The catcher was a spy, 1933 -- Bright idea, 1935 -- Elite, under any conditions, 1936 -- What a gas, 1937 -- The one percent, 1939 -- Luckiest man, 1939 -- Beaned, 1940 -- Joltin' Joe, 1941 -- Baseball and the war, 1942 -- The splendid splinter, 1947 -- Taking it to the streets, 1947 -- 1948 to 1968: The golden years -- A time to shine, 1948 -- A pitcher for the ages, 1948 -- A Sunday lark, 1951 -- Surviving Thomson's shot 1951, -- The catch, 1954 -- Mr. Cub, Mr. Sunshine, 1955 -- The path of a pioneer, 1955 -- Presidential strikes, 1956 -- Maz's magic moment,1960 -- The road to 61 -- A mighty Casey, 1963 -- The man, 1963 -- Pure greatness, 1963 -- Storyteller, 1964 -- Political hardball, 1964 -- Game-changer, 1964 -- Inside baseball, 1956 -- Mickey, late in the game, 1965 -- An awful outburst, 1965 -- Coming to town, 1966 -- Spring awakenings, 1967 -- Crowd pleaser, 1967 -- 1969 to 1993: Expanding influence -- The Labor revolution, 1970 -- The hustler, 1970 -- A model for everyone, 1970 -- Move over, Babe, 1974 -- Tangling up with blue, 1974 -- Mr. October, 1974 -- Game six, 1975 -- Rare bird, 1977 -- The story of Oh, 1977 -- A man and his elbow, 1978 -- Kicking butts, 1980 -- Fernandomania, 1981 -- Pure heat, 1983 -- Slow ride, 1983 -- Too good to be true, 1985 -- No sweeter stroke, 1985 -- The wizard, 1985 -- The art of the craft, 1986 -- Within the wall, 1987 -- Generation to generation, 1989 -- Quaking, 1989 -- Undaunted, 1991 -- A sticky situation, 1991 -- See Rickey run, 1992 -- King George, 1993 -- The arms of Atlanta, 1993 -- Northern exposure, 1993 -- 1994 to 2018: Wildness -- Jordan on the farm, 1994 -- Forsaking the faithful, 1994 -- Waiting for show time, 1995 -- Height of success, 1995 -- Phans delight, 1995 -- Iron man, 1995 -- The magic of the movies, 1997 -- As good as it gets, 2000 -- Every breath he takes, 2003 -- A homeland of dreams, 2003 -- Reaching out, touching you, 2003 -- Tainted time, 2005 -- The song before the game, 2005 -- The Yankee way, 2006 -- The Jackie in everyone, 2007 -- Going, Going, gone*, 2007 -- Leading by numbers -- Minor pleasures, 2012 -- As it is written, 2012 -- A girl among boys, 2014 -- energy, unbounded, 2015 -- The weight is lifted -- Good pitch, good hit.
Showcases baseball's most inspiring events throughout history through one hundred memorable photographs that capture the heart of America's game.

The boys in the cave : deep inside the impossible rescue in Thailand

December 3, 2018
Gutman, Matt, 1977- author.
viii, 307 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates ; color illustrations, maps : 24 cm
part 1: The Moo Pa -- Some Birthday -- "How can I sleep when my son is inside?" -- Retreat -- "You have one last chance, or the boys will die" -- The Foreigners -- The Shadow Quartet -- Jungle Bash -- Contact -- part 2: Suicide Mission -- The Zero-Risk Option -- Letters Home -- The Wet Mulles -- Sticking Your Neck Out -- Getting the Green Light? -- D-Day -- Like an Egg in a Rock -- A Few Shots of Ketamine -- The Complacency Gap -- Lost -- "Life Celebration Party."
From award-winning ABC News Chief National Correspondent Matt Gutman, and written using exclusive interviews and information comes the definitive account of the dramatic story that gripped the world: the miracle rescue of twelve boys and their soccer coach trapped in a flooded cave miles underground for nearly three weeks. Gutman recounts this amazing story in depth and from every angle, exploring their time in the cave, the failed plans and human mistakes that nearly doomed them, and the daring mission that ultimately saved them.

Guts and genius : the story of three unlikely coaches who came to dominate the NFL in the '80s

November 30, 2018
Glauber, Bob, author.
viii, 306 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"This book tells how three football legends -- Bill Walsh, Joe Gibbs, and Bill Parcells -- won eight Super Bowls during the 1980s and changed football forever" --Provided by publisher.

Quarterback : inside the most important position in the National Football League

November 29, 2018
Feinstein, John, author.
357 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
"In the NFL--America's most popular sports league--quarterbacks are kings. The right QB becomes the face of a franchise and marches his team--and millions of fans--on a glorious winning odyssey that can last for a decade or longer. The wrong QB leads his team to losses, infighting, second-guessing, and fan misery. Quarterbacks are drafted straight out of college with indescribable expectations and tantalizing dreams of stardom resting on their shoulders from Day One. They play in front of 75,000 fans, with millions more watching at home. The intense media glare follows their every move. Many QBs wash out of the league ... and a few become legends. John Feinstein takes us inside that rarified world with five men who have achieved the highest levels in the NFL. Andrew Luck and Alex Smith--both #1 overall selections in their respective drafts; Joe Flacco--Super Bowl MVP; Doug Williams--the first African American quarterback to win the biggest game in sports and to be named Super Bowl MVP; and Ryan Fitzpatrick--experienced veteran and starting quarterback of seven NFL teams ... among them, they have lived every aspect of playing the position. Feinstein describes the pressures, politics, business, and physical toll. He maps out a QB's journey, from incredible athleticism and college stardom to the NFL draft, from taking command of the huddle to marching a team down the field with a nation of fans cheering. With the cooperation of these five quarterbacks and dozens of other players, coaches, and GMs, Feinstein assembles an unprecedented glimpse into the routine of a star quarterback--in the locker room and in the huddle--and outlines what happens on the field in the heat of battle, whether leading to spectacular moments or embarrassing defeats ... as well as the demands of the press conferences afterward. Feinstein also explores the controversies of a powerful league embroiled in questions of player health, substance abuse, racism, TV revenue, corporate greed, draft decisions, free-agency strategies, and management decisions that are sometimes brilliant and sometimes questionable. In the end, [this book] is John Feinstein's most fascinating--and insightful--book yet."--Dust jacket.

Reborn on the run : my journey from addiction to ultramarathons

November 29, 2018
Corbett, Catra, author.
New York : Skyhorse Publishing, [2018]
216 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Blood, blisters, and lots of tears -- One night in jail makes a hard woman crumble -- Daddy's girl -- My first steps -- Disappearing one bite at a time -- Back to school -- Molested -- Learning to be tough on the trail -- Becoming an ultrarunner -- One bite at a time -- Running the race I shared with my father -- The long walk -- On my own -- Yosemite : my second home and a chance at a new life -- On the road to hell with my love -- The John Muir speed record -- Cursing and coasting on the Pacific Crest -- Dodging death in two different ways -- My weiner-sized companions -- A hundred miles, a hundred times -- A run for a lifetime -- Another year, thanks to running -- Author's note: My first ultramarathon / by Dan England.
"Aside from her rock star looks, Catra Corbett is a standout in the running world on her accomplishments alone. Catra is the first American woman to run over one hundred miles or more on more than one hundred occasions and the first to run one hundred and two hundred miles in the Ohlone Wilderness, and she holds the fastest known double time for the 425-miles long John Muir Trail, completing it in twelve days, four hours, and fifty-seven minutes. And, unbelievably, she's also a former meth addict. After two years of addiction, Catra is busted while selling, and a night in jail is enough to set her straight. She gives up drugs and moves back home with her mother, abandoning her friends, her boyfriend, and the lifestyle that she came to depend on. Her only clean friend pushes her to train for a 10K with him, and surprisingly, she likes it?and decides to run her first marathon after that. In Reborn on the Run, the reader keeps pace with Catra as she runs through difficult terrain and extreme weather, is stalked by animals in the wilderness, and nearly dies on a training run but continues on, smashing running records and becoming one of the world's best ultrarunners. Along the way she attempts suicide, loses loved ones, falls in love, has her heartbroken, meets lifelong friends including her running partner and dachshund TruMan, and finally faces the past that led to her addiction." --Publisher's description.

Republicans buy sneakers too : how the left is ruining sports with politics

November 26, 2018
Travis, Clay, author.
New York, NY : Broadside Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers, [2018]
255 pages ; 24 cm
Stick to sports (or at least leave out one-sided politics) -- ESPN and Mike Conley -- Dragging the sports media left -- The social media trap -- Curt Schilling vs. Jemele Hill -- Colin Kaepernick's protest made no sense -- The NFL's bungled response to Kaepernick -- The left-wing sports media desperately wants America to be an awful place -- America needs to be more like sports -- Michael Jordan vs. Lebron James -- How to make sports great again.
"Sports media superstar Clay Travis wants to save sports from the social justice warriors seeking to turn them into another political battleground. Have you ever tuned into your favorite sports highlights show, only to find the talking heads yammering about the newest Trump tweets or what an athlete thinks about the second amendment? The way Clay Travis sees it, sports are barely about sports anymore. Whether it's in the stadium or the studio, the conversation isn't about who's talented and who stinks. It's about who said the right or wrong thing from the sidelines or on social media. And we know which side is playing referee in that game. Having ruined journalism and Hollywood, far left-wing activists have now turned to sports. Travis argues it's time for right-thinking fans everywhere to put down their beers and reclaim their teams and their traditions. In Republicans Buy Sneakers, Too he replays the arguments he's won and lays out all the battles ahead. His goal is simple: to make sports great again. Travis wants sports to remain the great equalizer and ultimate meritocracy--a passion that unites Americans of all races, genders, and creeds, providing an opportunity to find common ground and an escape from polarizing commentary. He takes readers through the recent politicization of sports, controversy by controversy and untalented-but-celebrated hero by hero, and skewers outlets like ESPN which spend more time mimicking MSNBC than covering sports. Travis hopes that if we can stop sports from being just another political battlefield, and return it to our common ground, we can come together as a country again."--Publisher's description.

The truth about Aaron : my journey to understand my brother

November 19, 2018
Hernandez, Jonathan, author.
x, 192 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
To football fans, Aaron Hernandez was a superstar. A standout at the University of Florida, he helped the Gators win the national title in 2008. He was drafted by the New England Patriots, and in his second season with the team, he and Rob Gronkowski set records for combined touchdowns and yardage. In 2012, along with Tom Brady, they led New England to Super Bowl XLVI. But Aaron's NFL career ended as quickly as it began. On June 26, 2013, he was arrested at his home, charged with the murder of acquaintance Odin Lloyd, and released by the Patriots. On May 15, 2014, while on trial for Lloyd's murder, Aaron was indicted for two more murders. Convicted in the Lloyd case, Aaron Hernandez died by suicide in his jail cell. He was twenty-seven years old. In this clear-eyed, emotionally devasting biography, also a memoir of family and football and true crime, Jonathan Hernandez finally tells the previously unknown story of a man no one fully undestood. Jonathan draws on his won recollections as well as other sources to give us a full portrait of the star athlete and troubled young man who would be convicted of murder, and the darkness that consumed him for the entirety of his short life. Refusing to portray Aaron as a victim, Jonathan speaks openly about his brother's talent, his sexuality, his crimes and incarceration, and the devastating condition-- chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or CTE-- that ravaged his brain until his death. Filled with headline-making revelations, "The truth about Aaron" is a shocking and moving account of promise, tragedy, and loss-- as told by the person who knew Aaron better than anyone else.

Classic Bengals : the 50 greatest games in Cincinnati Bengals history

November 16, 2018
Watkins, Steve, 1965- author.
Kent, Ohio : The Kent State University Press, [2018]
213 pages ; 23 cm
"Foreword by Dave Lapham"--Cover.
"In Classic Bengals, authors Steve Watkins and Dick Maloney give a tour of the best moments in the Bengals's long history, which will evoke special memories from longtime fans and delight those who currently follow the team"-- Provided by publisher.

The dancing bear : my eighteen years in the trenches of the AFL and NFL

November 16, 2018
McDole, Ron, author.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2018]
xvii, 209 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Early life -- The University of Nebraska -- A Cardinal, then an Oiler, then a Viking -- The American Football League changes everything -- Buffalo Bills, year one -- Back-to-back championship seasons -- The famous Buffalo Bills halloween parties -- The slow decline, 1966-1968 -- Good-bye, Buffalo -- The over-the-hill gang is born -- Our super bowl year -- The rest of the Redskins years -- The best of -- The dancing Bear talks football and life.

Attucks! : Oscar Robertson and the basketball team that awakened a city

November 15, 2018
Hoose, Phillip M., 1947- author.
New York : Farrar Straus Giroux Books for Young Readers, 2018.
212 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
"By winning the state high school basketball championship in 1955, ten black teens from an Indianapolis school meant to be the centerpiece of racially segregated education in Indiana shattered the myth of their inferiority. Their brilliant coach had fashioned an unbeatable team from a group of boys born in the South and raised in poverty. Anchored by the astonishing Oscar Robertson, a future college and NBA star, the Crispus Attucks Tigers went down in history as the first state champions from Indianapolis, and the first all-black team in U.S. history to win a racially open championship tournament - an integration they had forced with their on-court prowess."--Jacket flap.

The Eagles encyclopedia : champions edition

November 14, 2018
Didinger, Ray, author.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, 2018.
494 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 28 cm
Previous edition published: Philadelphia : Temple University Press, 2014, under title The new Eagles encyclopedia.
A passion play: Philadelphia and football -- Professional football in Philadelphia: The early years -- Bert Bell and the birth of the Eagles -- Player profiles -- The coaches -- The front office -- The golden years: 1948-49, 1960, 1980 -- The Andy Reid era -- The super season-2017 -- The post-season -- The Hall of Fame -- Milestone moments -- The Eagles-Cowboys rivalry -- The stadiums -- Sidelines -- Year-by-year highlights -- Stats, records, all-time roster and draft.

The incomplete book of running

November 14, 2018
Sagal, Peter, author.
xix, 185 pages ; 22 cm
The author, the host of NPR's "Wait Wait ... Don't Tell Me!" and columnist for "Runner's World," shares stories, advice, lessons, and warnings from his experiences.

The complete Musashi : the book of five rings and other works: the definitive translations of the complete writings of Miyamoto Musashi-Japan's greatest Samurai

November 13, 2018
Miyamoto, Musashi, 1584-1645.
Tokyo : Tuttle Publishing, [2018]
223 pages, 16 pages of plates : color illustrations ; 20 cm.
Originally published in Japanese as Gorin no sho.
The book of five rings -- Mirror on the way of combat -- Notes on combat strategy -- Combat strategy in 35 articles -- The five-direction sword pathways -- The path walked alone.
The complete writings of famous Samuari Miyamoto Musashi, offering insights not just for warriors, but for anyone wishing to apply the Zen Buddhist principles of awareness and "no mind" to succeed in any endeavor. This book sheds new light on Japanese history and the true value of Bushido, the ancient code of the Japanese warrior.

The soccer book : the teams, the rules, the leagues, the tactics

November 13, 2018
Goldblatt, David, 1965- author.
New York, New York : DK, 2018.
400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
"Whether you want to bend it like Beckham or dribble like Ronaldinho, The Soccer Book is the ultimate visual guide to soccer skills, rules, tactics, and coaching, illustrating every aspect of every variant of the sport more clearly, and in more detail, than any other book has done before."

Blue blood II : Duke-Carolina: the latest on the never-ending and greatest rivalry in college hoops

November 9, 2018
Chansky, Art, author.
New York : St. Martin's Press, [2018]
xx, 296 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Recounts the recent history of the basketball rivalry between the Duke Blue Devils and the University of North Carolina Tar Heels, discussing recruiting philosophies, playing styles, game encounters, coaching milestones, and off-the-court drama.


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