New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

June 22, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The fall of the house of FIFA : the multimillion-dollar corruption at the heart of global soccer

June 21, 2017
Conn, David, 1965- author.
New York, NY : Nation Books, [2017]
328 pages ; 25 cm
When Sepp Blatter joined FIFA in 1975 it had just twelve employees. Forty years later, the FBI have accused fourteen executives of forty-seven counts of money laundering, racketeering and tax evasion linked to kickbacks. This book tells the story of how football got big, how FIFA got corrupt and what this means for soccer fans around the world.

Into thin air : a personal account of the Mount Everest disaster

June 21, 2017
Krakauer, Jon, author.
©1997
xxv, 333 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 21 cm
"New afterword by the author"--Cover.
"Reeling from the brain-altering effects of oxygen depletion, Jon Krakauer reached the summit of Mt. Everest in the early afternoon of May 10, 1996. He hadn't slept in fifty-seven hours. As he turned to begin the perilous descent from 29,028 feet (roughly the cruising altitude of an Airbus jetliner), twenty other climbers were still pushing doggedly to the top, unaware that the sky had begun to roil with clouds ..." "This is the terrifying story of what really happened that fateful day at the top of the world, during what would be the deadliest season in the history of Everest. In this harrowing yet breathtaking narrative, Krakauer takes the reader along with his ill-fated expedition, step by precarious step, from Katmandu to the mountain's pinnacle where, plagued by a combination of hubris, greed, poor judgment, and plain bad luck, they would fall prey to the mountain's unpredictable fury."--Jacket.

A hole in the wind : a climate scientist's bicycle journey across the United States

June 20, 2017
Goodrich, David M., author.
New York, NY : Pegasus Books Ltd., 2017.
xv, 249 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), maps (one color) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references.
"An epic bicycle journey across the American hinterland that explores the challenges of climate change alongside a diverse array of American voices."--Amazon.com.

Chasing grace : what the quarter mile has taught me about God and life

June 14, 2017
Richards-Ross, Sanya, author.
©2017
203 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Sanya shares triumphant as well as heartbreaking stories as she reveals her journey to becoming a world-class runner. From her childhood in Jamaica to Athens, Beijing and London Olympics, readers will find themselves inspired by the unique insights she's gained through her victories and losses, including her devastating injury during the 2016 Olympic Trials forcing career retirement just weeks before Rio. Sanya demonstrates how even this devastating loss brought her closer to the ultimate goal of becoming all God created her to be.

Be a player : a breakthrough approach to playing better on the golf course

June 12, 2017
Nilsson, Pia, author.
©2017
viii, 247 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Introduction: A new way to improve -- Before the round: your fundamental human skills -- Awareness: all learning starts here -- Influence/Pia: the accidental coach -- Variability: welcome to the game of golf -- Influence/Lynn: the mad genius of Chuck Hogan -- Performance state 101: balance, tempo, and tension -- Influence/Pia: the superfluid Kjell Enhager -- During the round: your performance routine -- The shot: play box -- Influence/Lynn: Carol Dweck and the power of "yet" -- Before the shot: think box -- Influence/Pia: neuro-linguistic programming -- After the shot: memory box -- During the round: between shots--your body, mind, and emotions -- Your body: walk tall, create positivity -- Influence/Pia: JoAnne Whitaker--the doctor is in -- Your mind: manage your self-talk -- Your emotions: resilience and catching yourself mid-screwup -- Influence/Lynn: the beat of HeartMath -- Before, during, and after the round: your human inventory -- Master of variability: MY54 and NOT54 -- Influence/Lynn: the human potential of Michael Murphy -- Your human-skills game -- Influence/Pia: the integral Ken Wilber -- Become a supergolfer: glimpses into the future of performance.
"The founders of the world-renowned VISION54 training program and the authors of the bestselling Every Shot Must Have a Purpose take golf instruction to the next level in this groundbreaking new approach to mastering the game. Golf is a beloved yet technical game, so a sound swing and precise technique are essential. Most golfers who want to improve their skills go to the range and work painstakingly on their swings, not realizing it's often their performance state on the course that needs work, not their technique. Simple things such as awareness of your balance, tension, and tempo, as well as the ability to control mental, emotional, and social variables you encounter while playing can quickly take your game to a new performance level. Pia Nilsson and Lynn Marriott, founders of VISION54's groundbreaking and innovative golf program are here to help. Aimed at both the weekend golfer and the advanced player, each chapter presents a series of 'human skills'--Including assignments, explorations, and mini-lessons--that strip away the complexity surrounding swing technique and playing consistency--the conditional variations that plague golfers. Be A Player is the must-have book for any golfer who wants to unite technical skills and on-course performance seamlessly and effectively. With this cutting-edge text by your side, you will become a true student of VISION54 and a better player better on the course"-- Provided by publisher.

Ultimate glory : frisbee, obsession, and my wild youth

June 9, 2017
Gessner, David, 1961- author.
New York : Riverhead Books, 2017.
xii, 338 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

The first Tour de France : sixty cyclists and nineteen days of daring on the road to Paris

June 7, 2017
Cossins, Peter, author.
New York : Nation Books, 2017.
ix, 358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
The first Tour de France was a far cry from the polished international sporting event we see on television today. Organized by the financially free falling L'Auto magazine, the desperate editors thought that organizing a grand cycling tour was the only thing that could save their publication. But in 1903, cyclists weren't enthusiastic about what was pitched to them as a heroic race through roads more suited to hooves than wheels, with bikes weighing up to forty-four pounds, on a single fixed gear, for three full weeks. Assembling enough riders for the race meant bribing unemployed laborers from the suburbs of Paris, including a butcher, a blacksmith, a chimney sweep, and a wrestler. Through these characters' backstories, Cossins paints a nuanced portrait of France in the early 1900's. The race itself is packed with mishaps and adventure--in part due to the fact that water was scarce at the time, so the men drank wine and beer throughout, often keeling over from their bicycles in a drunken stupor. There was no indication that a ramshackle cycling pack would draw crowds to throng France's rutted roads and cheer the first Tour heroes. But they did, and cycling would never be the same again.--Provided by publisher.

Lou : fifty years of kicking dirt, playing hard, and winning big in the sweet spot of baseball

May 26, 2017
Piniella, Lou, 1943- author.
©2017
342 pages, 16 unnumbered leaves of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Glory in the sun -- The Tampa red-ass -- Have bat, will travel -- Pinstripes -- Death of a captain and a dynasty detoured -- Managing for the man -- Bye-bye, boss -- Red October -- Nasty doings and doggie poop -- Saving in Seattle -- Don't like good-byes -- Rising sun, setting sun -- Out at home -- Billy goats to Bartman to chance -- Alex heartbreak, Bradley madness, and Windy City farewell -- Lou-pinions.
A candid, revealing, and entertaining memoir by baseball legend Lou Piniella, detailing his nearly fifty years in the game, playing with and managing some of the biggest names in Major League Baseball.

The road to Sparta : reliving the ancient battle and epic run that inspired the world's greatest footrace

May 26, 2017
Karnazes, Dean, 1962- author.
©2016
xiii, 289 pages : illustrations, map ; 23 cm
Includes index.
Immigrant song -- Who am I? -- Fields of fennel -- United by calves -- All in -- Beyond -- Spare the horses -- Let's rock -- The Persians have landed -- Origins of a classic -- Toga! -- Coming home -- Welcome to Greece -- Village in the hills -- Giver of the watermelon -- Sign me up -- Hand me the controls -- For Greece, for home -- The race is on -- It's in the air -- Encounters of the ultra kind -- Stalkers -- Roll camera -- George Clooney -- Three drunk mice -- Shadows in the dark -- Go greek or go home -- The tides through which we move -- The trophy -- One more race.
Ultramarathoner Dean Karnazes explores his Greek ancestry and, with the help of scholars, learns about the world's first marathon. He decides to follow the 153-mile run from Athens to Sparta to honor an ancient Greek runner as well as his own Greek heritage.

Backpacking 101

May 26, 2017
Rochfort, Heather Balogh, author.
Avon, Massachusetts : Adams Media, [2017]
255 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.

The Bolt supremacy : inside Jamaica's sprint factory

May 26, 2017
Moore, Richard, 1973-
New York : Pegasus Books, 2017.
xii, 324 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
A force five hurricane -- The wellspring -- Bolt's own country -- The brotherhood -- Donkey man -- The architect -- Cuban swimming pool crisis -- Shifting the paradigm -- Jets and sharks -- Healing Hans -- Real as it gets -- Shock and awe -- The beast -- Threads -- The tester -- Genes and yams -- The G of the bang -- After the hurricane -- The in-between -- Afterword: The weeble.
"Beijing 2008: Usain Bolt slows down as he approaches the finish line of the 100-meter finals, well ahead of his nearest rival. His face filled with the euphoria of a young man utterly in thrall to his extraordinary physical talent. It is one of the greatest moments in sports history--and it is just the beginning. Of the ten fastest 100-meter times in history, eight belong to Jamaicans. How is it that a small Caribbean island has come to almost totally dominate the men's and women's sprint events? The Bolt Supremacy opens the doors to a world where sprinting permeates daily conversations and interactions; where the high school championships are watched by 35,000 screaming fans; where identity, success and status are forged on the track, and where 'making it' is a pass to a world of adoration and lucrative contracts. In such an environment, there can be the incentive for some to cheat. There are those who attribute Jamaican success to something beyond talent and hard work. Award-winning writer Richard Moore doesn't shy away from difficult questions as he travels the length of this beguiling country, speaking to scientists and skeptics as well as to coaches, gurus, superstars, and the young guns desperate to become the next big thing. Peeling back the layers, Moore finally reveals the secrets of the phenomenal Usain Bolt and the Jamaican sprint factory" --Dust jacket.

The sports bucket list : 101 sights every fan has to see before the clock runs out

May 26, 2017
Fleder, Rob, author, editor.
New York, NY : Harper Design, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, 2017.
222 pages : color illustrations ; 29 cm

Iron ambition : my life with Cus D'Amato

May 25, 2017
Tyson, Mike, 1966- author.
New York : Blue Rider Press, [2017]
465 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"From the former heavyweight champion and New York Times-bestselling memoirist comes an intimate look at the life and leadership lessons of Cus D'Amato, the legendary boxing trainer and Mike Tyson's surrogate father. When Cus D'Amato first saw thirteen-year-old Mike Tyson spar in the ring, he proclaimed, 'That's the heavyweight champion of the world.' D'Amato, who had previously managed the careers of world champions Floyd Patterson and Jose Torres, would go on to train the young Tyson and raise him as a son. D'Amato died a year before Tyson became the youngest heavyweight champion in history. In Tyson's bestselling memoir Undisputed Truth, he recounted the role D'Amato played in his formative years, adopting him at age sixteen after his mother died and shaping him both physically and mentally after Tyson had spent years living in fear and poverty. In Iron Ambition, Tyson elaborates on the life lessons that D'Amato passed down to him, and reflects on how the trainer's words of wisdom continue to resonate with him outside the ring. The book also chronicles Cus's courageous fight against the mobsters who controlled boxing, revealing more than we've ever known about this singular cultural figure"-- Provided by publisher.

The revolt of the Black athlete

May 25, 2017
Edwards, Harry, 1942- author.
Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [2017]
xxx, 186 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.
The emergence of the black athlete in America -- Sports and the mass media -- Mounting revolt -- Feeding the flame -- Mexico City, 1968 -- The future direction of the revolt.
"In 1968, Harry Edwards, virtually alone, opposed the U.S. Olympic Committee, the political establishment, and the mass media and made an international issue of the Olympic boycott movement. In this book, he explains why he organized the Olympic boycott, why black athletes revolted, and why they are prepared to do so again."--Provided by publisher.

Walks of a lifetime : extraordinary hikes from around the world

May 25, 2017
Manning, Robert E., 1946- author.
Guilford, Connecticut : FalconGuides, [2017]
245 pages : color illustrations ; 22 x 25 cm
Veteran outdoor enthusiasts Robert and Martha Manning invite readers to experience the joy of walking in Walks of a Lifetime. They offer firsthand descriptions of thirty of the world's great long-distance trails and multiday walks, including personal anecdotes, natural and cultural history, practical tips, and full-color photographs and maps. Walks range from inn-to-inn routes to backpacking treks and are found across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and the Pacific. Trail descriptions are accompanied by a series of short, engaging essays on the many dimensions of walking.

Papi : my story

May 24, 2017
Ortiz, David, 1975- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2017.
viii, 262 pages,16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 23 cm
David "Big Papi" Ortiz is a baseball icon and one of the most popular figures ever to play the game. As a key part of the Boston Red Sox for 14 years, David has helped the team win 3 World Series, bringing back a storied franchise from "never wins" to "always wins." He helped them upend the doubters, the naysayers, the nonbelievers and captured the imagination of millions of fans along the way, as he launched balls into the stands again, and again, and again. He made Boston and the Red Sox his home, his place of work, and his legacy. In Papi, his ultimate memoir, Ortiz opens up as never before about his life in baseball and about the problems he sees in Major League Baseball, about former teammates, opponents, coaches, and executives, and about the weight of expectation whenever he stepped up to the plate. The result is a revelatory, fly-on-the wall story of a career by a player with a lot to say at the end of his time in the game, a game to which he gave so much and which gave so much to him.

The long run : a memoir of loss and life in motion

May 24, 2017
Menzies-Pike, Catriona, author.
New York : Crown Publishers, 2017.
244 pages ; 22 cm
Making a scene -- On the treadmill -- Born to run -- Running like a girl -- On the road -- Telling tales -- Look at her go -- Rejoice, we conquer! -- Plan b -- Over the Line -- A one-sentence success story -- Hitting the wall -- Conclusion: stories we tell.
"An unlikely convert to distance running finds her way through grief and into the untold history of women and running. Thirty-year-old Catriona Menzies-Pike defined herself in many ways: voracious reader, pub crawler, feminist, backpacker, and, since her parents' deaths a decade earlier, orphan. 'Runner' was nowhere near the list. Yet when she began training for a half marathon on a whim, she found herself an instant convert. Soon she realized that running, 'a pace suited to the precarious labor of memory,' was helping her to grieve the loss of her parents in ways that she had been, for ten messy years, running away from. As Catriona excavates her own past, she also grows curious about other women drawn to running. What she finds is a history of repression and denial -running was thought to endanger childbearing, and as late as 1967 the organizer of the Boston Marathon tried to drag a woman off the course, telling her to 'get the hell out of my race'- but also of incredible courage and achievement. As she brings to life the stories of pioneering athletes and analyzes the figure of the woman runner in pop culture, literature, and myth, she comes to the heart of why she's running, and why any of us do"-- Provided by publisher.

The push : a climber's journey of endurance, risk, and going beyond limits

May 23, 2017
Caldwell, Tommy, author.
©2017
341 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm

A wrestling life : 2 : more inspiring stories of Dan Gable

May 23, 2017
Gable, Dan, author.
Iowa City : University of Iowa Press, [2017]
xiii, 229 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

In celebration of golf : landscapes by Linda Hartough

May 22, 2017
Hartough, Linda, 1946- artist.
©2015
55 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), portrait ; 22 x 28 cm
"This volume has been published in conjunction with the exhibition 'In celebration of golf: landscapes by Linda Hartough', organized by the Morris Museum of Art, February 21-April 26, 2015"--Title page verso.
Acknowledgments / Kevin Grogan -- Linda Hartough, golf artist / Kevin Grogan -- The exhibition -- Exhibition checklist -- Further reading.

The Elias book of baseball records.

May 19, 2017
New York : Seymour Siwoff
v. ; 21 cm.

Off speed : baseball, pitching, and the art of deception

May 19, 2017
McDermott, Terry, author.
New York : Pantheon Books, 2017.
xxvi, 191 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
The fastball -- The curveball -- The spitball -- The sinker -- The knuckleball -- The slider -- The split -- The cutter -- The change -- Appendix: The box score.
"In Off Speed, Terry McDermott weaves the fascinating story of baseball's 150-year hunt for the perfect pitch. Using the framework of a single game (9 chapters, 9 innings, 9 pitches), he explores the history of every type of pitch, combining the folk wisdom of the players with the enormous wealth of new data brought to the sport by the growing legion of statisticians who are transforming many of the sport's once sacred beliefs"--Provided by publisher.

Sting like a bee : Muhammad Ali vs. the United States of America, 1966-1971

May 18, 2017
Montville, Leigh, author.
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
354 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"An insightful portrait of Muhammed Ali from the New York Times bestselling author of At the Altar of Speed and The Big Bam. It centers on the cultural and political implications of Ali's refusal of service in the military--and the key moments in a life that was as high profile and transformative as any in the twentieth century. With the death of Muhammad Ali in June, 2016, the media and America in general have remembered a hero, a heavyweight champion, an Olympic gold medalist, an icon, and a man who represents the sheer greatness of America. New York Times bestselling author Leigh Montville goes deeper, with a fascinating chronicle of a story that has been largely untold. Muhammad Ali, in the late 1960s, was young, successful, brash, and hugely admired--but with some reservations. He was bombastic and cocky in a way that captured the imagination of America, but also drew its detractors. He was a bold young African American in an era when few people were as outspoken. He renounced his name--Cassius Clay--as being his 'slave name,' and joined the Nation of Islam, renaming himself Muhammad Ali. And finally in 1966, after being drafted, he refused to join the military for religious and conscientious reasons, triggering a fight that was larger than any of his bouts in the ring. What followed was a period of legal battles, of cultural obsession, and in some ways of being the very embodiment of the civil rights movement located in the heart of one man. Muhammad Ali was the tip of the arrow, and Leigh Montville brilliantly assembles all the boxing, the charisma, the cultural and political shifting tides, and ultimately the enormous waft of entertainment that always surrounded Ali. Muhammed Ali vs. the United States of America is an important and incredibly engaging book"-- Provided by publisher.

The captain class : the hidden force that creates the world's greatest teams

May 18, 2017
Walker, Sam
©2017
xvii, 332 pages ; 25 cm
Part I. Greatness and its origins: the birth of a freak team -- Alpha lions: identifying the world's greatest teams -- Captain theory: the importance of "glue guys" -- Talent, money, and culture: alternative explanations -- Do coaches matter?: the Vince Lombardi effect -- Part II. The captains: the seven methods of elite leaders -- They just keep coming: doggedness and its ancillary benefits -- Intelligent fouls: playing to the edge of the rules -- Carrying water: the hidden art of leading from the back -- Boxing ears and wiping noses: practical communication -- Calculated acts: the power of nonverbal displays -- Uncomfortable truths: the courage to stand apart -- The kill switch: regulating emotion -- Part III. The opposite direction: leadership mistakes and misperceptions -- False idols: flawed captains and why we love them -- The captaincy in winter: leadership's decline, and how to revive it.
"Walker starts with one of the most hotly debated questions in sports: What are the greatest teams ever--particularly those that sustained success over a long period of time. He devised a formula to compare the achievements of teams from leagues all over the world, and after painstakingly profiling thousands of them, produced a comprehensive, unbiased list of the 16 best. Period. At that point, Walker became obsessed with another, more complicated question: What did these teams have in common? A genius coach? A transcendent superstar? A groundbreaking system? Or was it all a matter of chemistry? A surprising pattern emerged: There was a very specific kind of leader at the center of these teams, a force that drove them to greatness, and they all shared eight specific characteristics. Who they are, who they are not, and the traits they shared will fascinate anyone who follows sports or is interested in building a team -- and winning. Told through riveting stories of some of the most compelling and pressure-soaked moments in sports history, Walker not only brings these uncommon leaders to life, he presents a counterintuitive view of leadership --one that can apply to a wide spectrum of competitive disciplines, particularly business"-- Provided by publisher.

Coach Wooden and me : our 50-year friendship on and off the court

May 17, 2017
Abdul-Jabbar, Kareem, 1947- author.
New York : Grand Central Publishing, 2017.
290 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Prologue: Why it took fifty years to write this book -- When worlds collide: midwestern hick meets Harlem hoopster -- The game is afoot: It's never about winning and other courtside lessons -- Color bind: the unbearable darkness of being black -- What would Wooden do: religion, politics, and keeping the faith -- We've got trouble, right here in Pauley Pavilion: getting lost on Wooden Way -- "Time can bend your knees": the hours of friendship in the days of grief -- Our long day's journey into night.
Kareem Abdul-Jabbar explores his 50-year friendship with Coach John Wooden, one of the most enduring and meaningful relationships in sports history.

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