New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

August 23, 2016
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Cardinal and gold : the oral history of USC Trojans football

August 22, 2016
Delsohn, Steve. author.
©2016
325 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The shadow of John McKay : 1976-1977 -- "Hey, Alabama, we whipped your ass" : 1978-1979 -- The turbulence begins : 1980-1982 -- USC in transition, again : 1983-1984 -- Ted Tollner under fire : 1985-1986 -- Larry Smith versus his players : 1987-1988 -- And a freshman shall lead them : 1989 -- Team turmoil : 1990 -- Implosion : 1991-1992 -- John Robinson redux : 1993-1995 -- The John Robinson-Mike Garrett rift : 1996-1997 -- The steep descent : 1998-2000 -- A new messiah named Pete : 2001-2002 -- Return to glory : 2003-2004 -- Hollywood's team : 2005 -- The unforgettable game : January 2006 -- Dynasty, interrupted : 2006-2008 -- Carroll's farewell season : 2009 -- NCAA versus USC : 2010 -- Chaos and controversy : 2011-2013 -- Starting over twice : 2014-2015.
From respected journalist Steve Delsohn comes the true story of the University of Southern California football program, told by those who know it best--USC players, coaches, administrators, and leading sports journalists who have covered the fabled team. Over the years, USC has produced an almost unrivaled level of success: 11 national titles, 38 conference championships, 7 Heisman Trophy winners and 80 All-Americans, while also grooming countless NFL stars. From Todd Marinovich and Keyshawn Johnson to Reggie Bush and Matt Leinart, some of the greatest and most memorable college football players of all time have suited up for the Trojans. And under the leadership of legendary coaches like John Robinson and Pete Carroll, they've played in some of college football's most celebrated big games. At the same time, few big-time football programs are as tumultuous as USC. From battles with the NCAA, to bitter internal conflicts between coaches, players, and administrators, to all-out brawls with hated rivals like Notre Dame, the Trojans' dominance has often gone hand in hand with controversy. This book tells, for the first time, the full and unvarnished story of the USC program at its best and worst. From the dynastic "Tailback U" years of the 1970s, to the dominance of the Carroll years, right through the upheaval of the modern era, it's crammed with behind-the-scenes insight into USC's most iconic moments, players, coaches, and games.--Adapted from dust jacket.

Kentucky's boating and fishing access sites.

August 22, 2016
Frankfort, KY : Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.
volumes : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (chiefly color) ; 43 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (Spring 2009) has original color printed wrappers.

Coaching & scouting

August 19, 2016
Buckley, James, Jr., 1963-
Broomall, PA : Mason Crest, [2016]
64 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Foreword -- Introduction -- Chapter 1: Getting started -- Chapter 2: Hard at work -- Chapter 3: Realities of the workplace -- Chapter 4: The nitty-gritty -- Find out more -- Series glossary -- About the author.
Do you want to make the lineup, choose the starters, or lead your team to victory? Why not become a coach? Coaching is a teaching job, and people can combine their teaching skills with a love of the games to create solid careers. Finding a job in these popular fields is not easy, though; inside, read some tips from experts on how to get started. The book also covers scouting, a related profession that calls for sports expertise and a love of competition.

The boy who runs : the odyssey of Julius Achon

August 16, 2016
Brant, John, 1951- author.
©2016
xvi, 248 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, color ; 25 cm
Julius Achon is the director of the Achon Uganda Children's Fund, a charity whose mission is to improve the quality of life in rural Uganda. He was captured at 12 and turned into a boy soldier; then miraculously found a career as one of the world's foremost middle-distance runners. This is his story.

My marathon : reflections on a Gold Medal life

August 12, 2016
Shorter, Frank, 1947- author.
©2016
xviii, 254, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Felix the Cat -- The House on Highland Avenue -- Pie Race -- Yahoo the Start -- Western Skies -- Road Runner Once, Road Runner Twice -- Intervals -- 26.2 -- Eternal Vigilance -- Summer Days at Hayward Field -- The Happy Games -- Black September -- The Invisible Thread -- Letting the Beast Out -- What If -- The Shadow -- Mystery Man -- Father of the Boom -- The House on Wisner Avenue -- The Oval Office -- That's My Story.
"My Marathon: Reflections on a Gold Medal Life is a revealing memoir by Frank Shorter, the father of American distance running. After winning the 1969 NCAA title in the 10,000-meters title during his senior year at Yale, Shorter went on to win a staggering 24 national titles on track, road, and cross country courses, but it was in the marathon that Shorter achieved his greatest fame and recognition. At the 1972 Munich Games, Shorter won the Olympic marathon finishing more than 2 minutes ahead of the second-place finisher. Four years later, he finished a controversial second in the Olympic marathon in Montreal. The controversy, still unresolved to this day, revolved around the East German "winner" being a possible drug cheat. Shorter later founded the United States Anti-Doping Agency. Written with noted sportswriter John Brant, My Marathon details these inspiring events, as well as the physical and emotional abuse Shorter suffered as a child, "--Amazon.com.

Strength & speed's guide to elite obstacle course racing

August 10, 2016
Perperis, Evan., author.
Halcottsville, New York : Breakaway Books, [2016]
320 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"...a comprehensive resource for the competitive OCR athlete, this book covers race preparation, training, offseason training, rest, recovery, nutrition, supplementation, techniques for maintaining motivation, and yearly scheduling. Included are twelve training plans that provide easy, medium, and hard difficulty schedules for everything from a 5K Warrior Dash to the ultra-distance World's Toughest Mudder. The book concludes with interviews with some of the current best OCR athletes in the world including Hobie Call, Corinna Coffin, Marco Bedard, Claude Godbout, Cassidy Watton, and many more. Whether you are a high-level competitive racer looking to move higher up on the podium or an open wave competitor looking to conquer races with greater ease, this book has something for you."--Publisher's description.

Accepted : how the first gay superstar changed WWE

August 10, 2016
Patterson, Pat, 1941- author.
Toronto : ECW Press, 2016.
xii, 258 pages, 24 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, some color ; 24 cm
"When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love...with a man. Moving from Montreal to the United States in the 1960s, barely knowing a word of English, he was determined to succeed in the squared circle. Back when homophobia was widespread, Pat lived in the super-macho world of pro wrestling<"--Amazon.com.

The Games : a global history of the Olympics

July 25, 2016
Goldblatt, David, 1965- author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
516 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
"First published in the U.K. by Macmillan Publishers International Limited"--Title-page verso.
This grandiose and salutary task : the reinvention of the Olympic Games -- All the fun of the fair : The Olympics at the end of the Belle Époque -- Not the only game in town : the Olympics and its challengers in the 1920s -- It's showtime! : the Olympics as spectacle -- Small was beautiful : the lost worlds of the post-War Olympics -- The image is still there : spectacle versus anti-spectacle at the Games -- Things fall apart : bankruptcy, boycotts, and the end of amateurism -- Boom! : the globalization of the Olympics after the Cold War -- Going south : the Olympics in the new world order.
A renowned sportswriter describes the reinvention and modern history of the Olympic Games, from its rebirth in 1896 Athens to the present, highlighting all the classic moments of highest achievement, including Jesse Owens, Nadia Comaneci, the Miracle on Ice and Usain Bolt. --Publisher's description.

Run the world : my 3,500-mile journey through running cultures around the globe

July 25, 2016
Wade, Becky, 1989- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
271 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
Trading the start line for the sideline: England -- Kitting up and forging ahead: Greater England and Ireland -- Flying high in a mountain running mecca: Switzerland -- Following the lead of the yaya girls: Ethiopia -- Striking a balance and tackling the track: Australia and New Zealand -- Pounding pavement, rethinking recovery: Japan -- Speeding Swedes and flying Finns: Sweden and Finland.
"An elite marathoner describes the year she spent running over 3,500 miles in nine different countries, living with host families and exploring diverse running communities and cultures all over the globe,"--NoveList.

LGBTQ+ athletes claim the field : striving for equality

July 19, 2016
Cronn-Mills, Kirstin, 1968- author.
Minneapolis, MN : Twenty-First Century Books, [2017]
104 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Wht this book matters -- Chapter 1. Power, Pride and Prejudice -- Chapter 2. Athletes come out -- Chapter 3. Athlete bodies, athlete genders -- Chapter 4. The gatekeepers -- Chapter 5. Future plays -- An open letter -- Timeline.

On trails

July 11, 2016
Moor, Robert (Environmental journalist), author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
340 pages ; 22 cm
Subtitle on cover: "An exploration."
"In 2009, while thru-hiking the Appalachian Trail, Robert Moor began to wonder about the paths that lie beneath our feet: How do they form? Why do some improve over time while others fade? What makes us follow or strike off on our own? Over the course of the next seven years, Moor traveled the globe, exploring trails of all kinds, from the miniscule to the massive. He learned the tricks of master trail-builders, hunted down long-lost Cherokee trails, and traced the origins of our road networks and the Internet. In each chapter, Moor interweaves his adventures with findings from science, history, philosophy, and nature writing--combining the nomadic joys of Peter Matthiessen with the eclectic wisdom of Lewis Hyde's The Gift. Throughout, Moor reveals how this single topic--the oft-overlooked trail--sheds new light on a wealth of age-old questions: How does order emerge out of chaos? How did animals first crawl forth from the seas and spread across continents? How has humanity's relationship with nature and technology shaped the world around us? And, ultimately, how does each of us pick a path through life? With a breathtaking arc that spans from the dawn of animal life to the digital era, On Trails is a book that makes us see our world, our history, our species, and our ways of life anew"-- Book jacket flap.

Sunfish sailing : a quick & easy guide

July 11, 2016
Kelly, Chaille, author.
Battleboro, Vermont : Echo Point Books & Media, LLC, [2015]
40 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Previously published: Sail ho! : a primer for sailfish, sunfish, sailboats, 1961.
"2nd revision including racing tactics"--Cover.
"Whether you want to race or enjoy the summer sun, Sunfish and Sailfish boats provide entertainment for the whole family. One great advantage of these small crafts is their simplicity. Not only are they easy to transport, assemble, and store, but even children can master the basics of sailing these boats. This adaptable boat design lends itself to whatever you make of it: a private yacht, a floating retreat, or a swift racer. In this concise guide, Chaille and Larry Kelly share the delight of their Sunfish and Sailfish experiences and cover the fundamentals of sailing and racing these boats."--Page [4] of cover.

The Baseball Whisperer : a small-town coach who shaped Big League dreams

July 6, 2016
Tackett, Michael, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
xvi, 255 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
Foreword -- Changed lives -- A place to grow -- "Come out or get out" -- Where the work ethic still works -- Baseball family -- National champions -- Merl's rules -- "No bright lights" -- Opportunity -- Stepping off the field -- Keeping -- Renewal -- Blue goose -- Heading home -- Afterword.
"Traces the ... story of Merl Eberly and his Clarinda A's baseball team, which he tended over the course of five decades, transforming them from a town team to a collegiate summer league powerhouse. Along with Ozzie Smith, future manager Bud Black, and star player Von Hayes, Merl developed scores of major league players (six of which are currently playing). In the process, Merl taught them to be men, insisting on hard work, integrity, and responsibility"--Dust jacket flap.

50 hikes in the Berkshire Hills

July 5, 2016
Stevens, Lauren R., 1938- author.
New York, NY : The Countryman Press, a division of W.W. Norton & Company, [2016]
285 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Based on Hikes & walks in the Berkshire Hills.
Hikes and walks in Western Massachusetts. Often compared to the English Lake District, the Berkshires abound with country lanes, scenic vistas, and forest trails for hikers and strollers of all abilities. This book collects some of the best day hikes, overnights, and scenic walks into a compact and accessible guide. Hikes range from flat rambles through some of the region's most famous villages to the area's longest hikes along the Appalachian and Mohawk Trails. As with all the books in the 50 Hikes series, you'll find clear and concise directions, easy-to-follow maps, elevation profiles, and expert tips for enjoying what each hike has to offer.--Publisher's description.

The end of the perfect 10 : the making and breaking of gymnastics' top score --from Nadia to now

July 1, 2016
Meyers, Dvora, author.
New York : Touchstone, 2016.
xvi, 319 pages ; 24 cm
Part I: New ways to score -- 1. Sinew and spandex: the first--and last-perfect 10s -- 2. I don't care about your art: how gymnastic became less artistic and more athletic after Nadia -- 3. Peak 10: how gymnastics' most popular score reached its breaking point -- 4. Blame it on the men: the 2004 Olympics and the end of the 10 -- 5. New code, new gymnast: the rise of Simone Biles -- Part II: New ways to train -- 6. The guinea pig generation: the 2000 Olympic team and the blueprint for American gymnastics success -- 7. Camp Karolyi: inside the National Team training camp system -- 8. A tale of two gyms: the new wave of American coaches -- 9. The winners and losers of the new system -- 10. The perfect 10: the college years -- Conclusion: The 10 is not a time machine.
In The end of the perfect 10, Dvora Meyers provides an account of the controversial world of gymnastics, the recent changes to the scoring system, and what these changes mean for the future of American gymnastics.

Hairs vs. squares : the mustache gang, the big red machine, and the tumultuous summer of '72

June 30, 2016
Gruver, Ed, 1960- author.
©2016
386 pages, 10 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Hairs vs. Squares is an ode to an unforgettable season that began with the first major players&#x2019; strike in the history of North American sports and ended with a record-setting World Series played by two of the game&#x2019;s greatest and most colorful dynasties. In a sign of the times it was Hippies vs. Hardhats, a clash of cultures with the hirsute, mod Mustache Gang colliding with the clean-cut, conservative Big Red Machine on the game&#x2019;s grandest stage"--Publisher's website.

Muhammad Ali : a tribute to the greatest

June 27, 2016
Hauser, Thomas, author.
New York : Pegasus Books, 2016.
235 pages ; 24 cm

127 hours : between a rock and a hard place

June 27, 2016
Ralston, Aron.
New York : Pocket Books, 2010.
xiii, 413 pages, [16] pages of plates : black and white photographs, maps ; 17 cm
"Previously published as Between a rock and a hard place."--Title page verso.
"Now a major motion picture from Danny Boyle"--Cover.
Hiking into the remote Utah canyonlands, Aron Ralston felt perfectly at home in the beautiful natural world. Then, at 2:41 p.m., eight miles from his truck, in a deep and narrow slot canyon, an eight-hundred-pound boulder tumbled loose, pinning Aron's right hand and wrist against the canyon wall. Through six days of hell, with scant water, food, or warm clothing, and the terrible knowledge that no one knew where he was, Aron eliminated his escape options one by one. Then a moment of stark clarity helped him to solve the riddle of the boulder, and commit one of the most extreme and desperate acts imaginable.

House of nails : a memoir of life on the edge

June 22, 2016
Dykstra, Lenny, 1963- author.
New York, NY : William Morrow, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2016]
x, 340 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Freedom -- In the shadow of angels -- Climbing the ladder -- Breaking into the bigs -- Chasing the pennant, 1986 NLCS: New York Mets vs Houston Astros -- 1986 World Series: New York Mets vs Boston Red Sox -- Rednecks & rifles -- 1988 NLCS: New York Mets vs Los Angeles Dodgers -- Play me or trade me -- A shot in the butt -- The politics of steroids -- The big blind -- Brass balls -- Charlie Sheen -- 1993 NLCS: Philadelphia Phillies vs Atlanta Braves -- 1993 World Series: Philadelphia Phillies vs Toronto Blue Jays -- Ambassador Lenny -- Car wash king -- Robes & room service -- 1994 MLB strike: no more Kool-aid for me -- Promised land -- Wheels up -- Richards & rehab -- Stock market guru -- Players club -- Baseball gods -- Beginning of the end -- I fought the law and the law won -- Detained -- In custody -- In the hole -- Legacy -- To be or not to be Lenny -- Afterword: Whale hunting with Lenny Dykstra.

When Shea was home : the story of the 1975 Mets, Yankees, Giants, and Jets

June 17, 2016
Topel, Brett, author.
©2016
xii, 169 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The birth of a crazy season -- The Queens Bombers -- Big Shea -- Meet the Mets -- New York State of Mind -- When baseball ended, and the football season began -- The aftermath of 1975.

Ali vs. Inoki : the forgotten fight that inspired mixed martial arts and launched sports entertainment

June 17, 2016
Gross, Josh.
Dallas, Texas : BenBella Books, [2016]
xvii, 301 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
""Inoki can use his bare fists. He can use karate. This is serious. There's $10 million involved. I wouldn't pull a fraud on the public. This is real. There's no plan. The blood. The holds. The pain. Everything is going to be real. I'm not here in this time of my life to come out with some phony action. I want you to know this is real." -Muhammad Ali, June 14, 1976, The Tonight Show On June 26, 1976, Muhammad Ali, possibly the most famous athlete in the world, flew to Japan to fight Antonio Inoki, Japan's iconic pro wrestling champion, for the so-called "martial arts championship of the world." Broadcast to an audience of 1.4 billion in 34 countries, the boxer versus grappler spectacle foreshadowed, and in many ways, led to the rise of mixed martial arts as a major sport. The contest was controversial, but the real action was behind the scenes, and various players in the underbelly of organized wrestling and boxing jockeyed for position. Egos, competing interests, and a general sense of apprehension over what would happen in the ring led to hodgepodge rules thrown together at the last minute. Bizarre plans to "save" Ali if the fight got out of hand were also concocted. One scheme-canceled at the last minute-involved having the boxer nicked with a razor blade if the fight got out of hand, forcing the referee to stop the fight. In Ali vs. Inoki: The Forgotten Fight That Inspired Mixed Martial Arts and Launched Sports Entertainment, author Josh Gross gets inside Ali's head leading up to the match by resurrecting pre-fight interviews that featured the boxer's famous pro wrestling-influenced trash talk he first encountered in Los Angeles in the early 1960s. Gross also introduces us to Inoki, little known in the United States but hugely influential in Japan. After the fight, Inoki became a household name throughout Asia, and his role in Japan's popular Pride Fighting Championships helped shape modern mixed martial arts"-- Provided by publisher.

50 moments that defined major league baseball

June 15, 2016
Constantino, Rocco, 1974- author.
Lanham : ROWMAN & LITTLEFIELD, [2016]
xii, 231 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm
Chapter 1. Noteworthy Debuts, Pioneers and Baseball Firsts -- Chapter 2. Magic Numbers -- Chapter 3. Masterful on the Mound -- Chapter 4. Incredible Feats and Unbreakable Records -- Chapter 5. Tragedy, Trials and Tribulations -- Chapter 6. Passing Down Tradition and Influencing the Pros -- Chapter 7. The Immortals -- Chapter 8. Weird, Wild and Colorful Characters -- Chapter 9. Historic Home Runs -- Chapter 10. Hall of Famers' Last Hurrahs -- Chapter 11. The New Millennium -- Chapter 12. Baseball Odds and Ends -- Chapter 13. Extra Innings.

Handsome Ransom Jackson : accidental Big Leaguer

June 15, 2016
Jackson, Ransom, 1926-
Lanham : Rowman & Littlefield, [2016]
xxvi, 262 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Early Years and the Minor Leagues -- The Big Leagues -- Life After Baseball -- Ransom Thoughts -- Ransom Jackson Career Batting Statistics.

An Olympic dream : the story of Samia Yusuf Omar

June 15, 2016
Kleist, Reinhard, author, illustrator.
©2015
147 pages : chiefly illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Originally published in German as Der traum vom Olympia : die geschichte von Samia Yusuf Omar.
The image of Samia Yusuf Omar running for last place at the 2008 Beijing Olympics will forever be imprinted in the minds of all who saw it: The lean Somalian, wearing knee-length leggings and a baggy T-shirt, came in seconds behind her competitors. What the cheering crowd couldn't know then was what it took to get there. An Olympic Dream follows Omar's second attempt to represent her country at the Olympics, this time in London. Reinhard Kleist pictures the athlete training in one of the most dangerous cities in the world; her passage through Sudan and into Libya; and her fateful attempt to reach Europe. By telling the story of one remarkable woman, Kleist gives voice to the thousands of migrants who risk their lives daily for a better future.

Fall from grace : the truth and tragedy of "Shoeless Joe" Jackson

June 14, 2016
Hornbaker, Tim, author.
New York, NY : Sports Publishing, [2016]
xiii, 365 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Considered by Ty Cobb as zthe finest natural hitter in the history of the game,y zShoeless Joey Jackson is ranked with the greatest players to ever step onto a baseball diamond. With a career .356 batting average, still ranked third all-time, the man from Pickens County, South Carolina, was on his way to becoming one of the greatest players in the sport&#x2019;s history. That is until the zBlack Soxy scandal of 1919, which shook baseball to its core. While many have sympathized with Jackson&#x2019;s ban from baseball (even though he hit .375 during the 1919 World Series), not much is truly known about this quiet slugger. Whether he participated in the throwing of the World Series or not, he is still considered one of the game&#x2019;s best, and many have fought for his induction into the National Baseball Hall of Fame. This book includes Jackson&#x2019;s personal point of view of the zBlack Soxy scandal, which has never been covered before.--From page 2 of book jacket.

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