New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

August 30, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Why football matters : my education in the game

August 29, 2014
Edmundson, Mark, 1952-
New York : The Penguin Press, 2014.
229 pages ; 22 cm
Sons and fathers -- Earning a uniform: Character -- Going head on: Courage -- The Somerville game: Losing -- The blind-backer: Character times two -- Spirit in the sky: Patriotism -- A punch and a prayer: Faith -- That black kid: Manliness -- Tearing up the town: Loyalty.

Club Soccer 101 : the essential guide to the stars, stats, and stories of 101 of the greatest teams in the world

August 28, 2014
Dempsey, Luke.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
xiv, 448 pages ; 21 cm
Includes index.

Season of Saturdays : a history of college football in 14 games

August 25, 2014
Weinreb, Michael.
New York, NY : Scribner, [2014].
ix, 260 pages : maps ; 22 cm
Rutgers 6, Princeton 4 : November 6, 1869 : "You men will come to no Christian end" -- Notre Dame 35, Army 13 : November 1, 1913 : "Like a prayer" -- Minnesota 21, UCLA 3 (Rose Bowl, Ohio State votes to decline invitation) : January 1, 1962 : "An irascible man" -- Notre Dame 10, Michigan State 10 : November 11, 1966 : "Kissing your sister" -- Texas 15, Arkansas 14 : December 6, 1969 : "Does your conscience bother you?" -- Michigan 24, Ohio State 12 : November 22, 1969 : "The leaders and the best" -- Alabama 14, Penn State 7 (Sugar Bowl) : January 1, 1979 : "Bear's way" -- Miami 31, Nebraska 30 (Orange Bowl) : January 2, 1984 : "The resolution will be televised" -- Miami 58, Notre Dame 7 : November 30, 1985 : "In the air tonight" -- Texas 41, USC 38 (Rose Bowl) : January 4, 2006 : "The ballad of Reggie Bush" -- Boise State 43, Oklahoma 42 (Fiesta Bowl) : January 1, 2007 : "My blue heaven" -- Texas Tech 39, Texas 33 : November 1, 2008 : "Jokerman" -- Auburn 34, Alabama 28 (Iron Bowl) : November 30, 2013 : "Get behind me, Saban" -- An epilogue : Penn State 14, Miami 10 (Fiesta Bowl) : January 2, 1987 : "The grand experiment".
"Every Saturday in the fall, it happens: on college campuses, in bars, at gatherings of fervent alumni, millions come together to watch a sport that inspires a uniquely American brand of passion and outrage. It's a sport that so often hinges on the unpredictable: a hook-and-lateral, a Hail Mary, or a play so implausible that it is only known as The Play. It's a sport that, in these moments, feels a bit like life and death, if only slightly more important. This is college football: it has become one of the unifying cornerstones of American culture. Since the first contest in 1869, the game has grown from a stratified offshoot of rugby to a ubiquitous part of our national identity. Right now, as college conferences fracture and grow, as amateur-athlete status is called into question, as a playoff system threatens to replace big-money bowl games, we're in the midst of the most dramatic transitional period in the history of the sport. Season of Saturdays examines the evolution of college football, including the stories of iconic coaches like Woody Hayes, Joe Paterno, and Knute Rockne, and programs like the USC Trojans, the Michigan Wolverines, and the Alabama Crimson Tide. Michael Weinreb considers the inherent violence of the game, its early seeds of big-business greed, and its impact on institutions of higher learning. He explains why college football endures, often despite itself. Filtered through journalism and research, as well as the author's own recollections as a fan, Weinreb celebrates some of the greatest games of all time while revealing their larger significance. Part popular history and part memoir, Season of Saturdays is both a look back at how the sport became so entertaining, yet fraught, and a look ahead at how it might survive another century"-- Provided by publisher.

Pro cycling on $10 a day : from fat kid to Euro pro

August 20, 2014
Gaimon, Phil, author.
Boulder, Colorado : Velo Press, 2014.
xii, 295 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Take what you can get -- Get in your fucking car -- Put it in the 11 -- Pay your dues again -- Keep racing as long as you can -- Hold it down -- Get serious -- You gotta believe.
"Abandoning his former life as a couch potato and gamer, Phil Gaimon begin riding a bicycle in 2004 with the goal of shedding a few pounds. By sheer accident, he discovered he was a natural, advancing so rapidly through the amateur ranks that he entered the pro peloton utterly ignorant of a century of cycling etiquette. He recounts the difficulties of making ends meet on a salary of $166 a month, the politics and friendships of the peloton, and the ups and downs as he pursues a life as a pro cyclist"-- Provided by publisher.

Against football : a reluctant manifesto

August 15, 2014
Almond, Steve.
Brooklyn, NY : Melville House, 2014
xiii, 178 pages ; 20 cm

Under pressure : how playing football almost cost me everything and why I'd do it all again

August 15, 2014
Lucas, Ray, author.
©2014
251 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Foreword by Bill Parcells.
Lucas shares his remarkable and personal story, one that illustrates in sometimes horrifying detail exactly what life is like for the average player in today's NFL. A timely and uncensored peek into football's play-at-all-costs culture, his story sheds new light on today's headlines and will change the way fans watch their heroes on Sundays.

Football : great writing about the national sport

August 15, 2014
©2014
xxi, 463 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"An All-Pro line-up of writers including Red Smith, Frank Deford, Jimmy Breslin, George Plimpton, Richard Price, Charles Pierce, Michael Lewis, and Roy Blount Jr tackle our most popular pastime. Since football's meteoric rise in the mid-twentieth century, the standout writers on the sport have gone behind and beyond the spectacle to reveal the complexity, the contradictions, and the deeper humanity at the heart of the game. Now, in a landmark collection, The Library of America brings together the very best of their work: gems of deadline reportage, incisive longform profiles of football's storied figures, and autobiographical accounts by players and others close to the game. Celebrating the sport without shying away from its sometimes devastating personal and social costs, the forty-four pieces gathered here testify to football's boundless capacity to generate outsized characters and memorable tales."--Publisher's description.

Soccer around the world : a cultural guide to the world's favorite sport

August 14, 2014
Parrish, Charles.
Santa Barbara, California : ABC-CLIO, [2014]
xxxii, 400 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm

Build, discover, survive! : mastering Minecraft

August 14, 2014
Lummis, Michael, author.
©2014
207 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm

The inner game of tennis : the classic guide to the mental side of peak performance

August 14, 2014
Gallwey, W. Timothy.
New York : Random House, 2008.
xviii, 134 p. ; 20 cm.
Foreword by Pete Carroll.
Reflections on the mental side of tennis -- The discovery of the two selves -- Quieting self -- Trusting self -- Discovering technique -- Changing habits -- Concentration: learning to focus -- Games people play on the court -- The meaning of competition -- The inner game off the court.
Concentrates upon overcoming mental attitudes that adversely affect tennis performance, including learning to relax, effectively concentrating, and discarding bad habits.

The tennis drill book

August 13, 2014
Hoskins-Burney, Tina, 1965-
Champaign, IL : Human Kinetics, [2014]
xvi, 280 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm.
Strokes and techniques -- Tactics and strategy -- Competition and match play -- Court movement and conditioning -- Competitive group games.

Thirty-one nil : on the road with football's outsiders : a World Cup odyssey

August 11, 2014
Montague, James, author.
London : Bloomsbury Sport, [2014].
330 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Includes index.
Introduction -- Palestine, Afghanistan -- Haiti, US Virgin Islands, Curaçao -- Rwanda, Eritrea -- American Samoa, Cook Islands, Samoa, Tonga -- Lebanon, United Arab Emirates -- Egypt, Mozambique -- Antigua and Barbuda, United States -- Switzerland, Albania, Kosovo -- Croatia, Serbia -- Egypt, Lebanon, Rwanda and Eritrea reprised -- Brazil, Nigeria, Spain, Tahiti -- Romania, Hungary -- Bosnia and Herzegovina, Slovakia -- Iceland, Norway -- Jordan, Uruguay -- The last thirty-two -- Postscript.
"Thirty-One Nil is the story of how footballers from all corners of the globe begin their pursuit of World Cup qualification. It celebrates the part-time labourers, fisherman, princes and hopeless chancers who dream of making it to Brazil, in defiance of the staggering odds stacked against them. But as brutal as it is meritocratic, upsets do still take place, and for every double-figures defeat there are also rare moments of victory. And so the underdogs and outsiders continue to help that, this time, they will be the ones that make it"-- Page 4 of cover.

Ohio ... hunting & trapping regulations.

August 4, 2014
Columbus, Ohio : Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife,
v. : ill. (some col.), maps ; 22 cm.
Title from cover.

My conference can beat your conference : why the SEC still rules college football

August 4, 2014
Finebaum, Paul, 1955-
New York, NY : Harper, [2014]
viii, 272 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"An all-access pass into the powerhouse teams and passionate fanbases of the legendary Southeastern Conference, led by the voice of one of the most influential men in college football: sports talk radio host Paul Finebaum"-- Provided by publisher.

Faldo/Norman : the 1996 Masters : a duel that defined an era

August 1, 2014
Farrell, Andy, author.
London : Elliott and Thompson Limited, 2014.
265 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm

Triathletes in motion

August 1, 2014
Evans, Marc, 1953-
©2014
x, 356 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.

Heart over height

August 1, 2014
Robinson, Nate, author
[Raleigh, North Carolina] : Lulu Publishing Services, 2014.
xi, 123 pages ; 23 cm
Heart Over Height tells the motivational story of how three-time NBA Slam Dunk Champion Nate Robinson combined an unstoppable will with dogged determination to achieve his goals, and how those traits can apply to anyone facing their own seemingly insurmountable obstacles.

50 more hikes in New Hampshire.

July 31, 2014
Woodstock, Vt. : Backcountry Guides ; New York : Distributed by W.W. Norton & Co.
v. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Vols. for <1998-2014> by Daniel Doan and Ruth Doan MacDougall..
"Day hikes and backpacking trips from Mount Monadnock to Mount Magalloway."

Fantasy Farm Amusement Park

July 30, 2014
Fowler, Scott E., author.
©2014
95 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 24 cm
The fantasy begins -- The farm really does exist -- It was a kid's world -- The fantasy continues -- The big rides -- The fantasy ends.
"Not many developers would build an amusement park next door to the successful LeSourdsville Lake amusement park, but Edgar Streifthau was a one-of-a-kind man in Butler County, Ohio. Streifthau, the original owner of LeSourdsville, was forced to sell his beloved park, but he still had the amusement-park bug, and in 1963 he built Fantasy Farm directly next to LeSourdsville. Fantasy Farm's audience was young children, and the concept was successful for decades. The two parks coexisted for 28 years despite periodically appearing in court opposite each other. In 1982, Streifthau sold Fantasy Farm to local carnival owner William Johnson, who ran the park for another decade before finally becoming a victim of the economy. Johnson closed Fantasy Farm in 1991 and sold off all of its assets."--Publisher's description.

The opening kickoff : the tumultuous birth of a football nation

July 25, 2014
Revsine, Dave.
©2014.
xv, 303 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
In The Opening Kickoff, Dave Revsine tells the riveting story of the formative period of American football (1890-1915). It was a time that saw the game's meteoric rise, fueled by overflow crowds, breathless newspaper coverage and newfound superstars -- including one of the most thrilling and mysterious the sport has ever seen. But it was also a period racked by controversy in academics, recruiting, and physical brutality that, in combination, threatened football's very existence. A vivid storyteller, Revsine brings it all to life in a captivating narrative. -- Amazon.com

Bird dream : adventures at the extremes of human flight

July 24, 2014
Higgins, Matt.
New York : The Penguin Press, [2014].
287 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Part 1. Takeoff -- Part 2. Flight -- Part 3. Landing.
Describes the participants and entries to the Wingsuit Landing Project, which includes groups from around the world as they embark on a quest to develop and pilot an outfit that will allow man to fly.

Official ... National Football League record & fact book.

July 22, 2014
New York : National Football League
v. 29 cm.
Imprint varies: 1999-2003 published by Workman Publishing Co. ; 2004-<2013> by Time Inc. Home Entertainment.

The girls' bicycle handbook : everything you need to know about life on two wheels

July 21, 2014
Nicklin, Caz.
New York : Quercus, 2014.
223 p. : col. ill. ; 21 cm.
Includes index.
Preface. Women and the bicycle -- How to. Get started ; Find a bike you like ; Accessorize your ride ; Maintain your bike ; Keep your bike secure ; Cycle safely ; Cycle in style ; Cycle to work ; Cycle for fun ; Cycle to keep fit -- Little black book of bicycle style.
The Girls' Bicycle Handbook is for women cyclists everywhere who need practical no-nonsense advice and information on cycling, but don't want to dispense with style in the process. Whether you're a committed bike commuter or a complete novice, blogger, entrepreneur and passionate cyclist Caz Nicklin gives the low-down on making cycling part of your lifestyle. From choosing the right bike for your needs to looking stylish and comfortable whatever the weather, and from combatting dreaded "helmet hair" to road safety and fast repairs, The Girls' Bicycle Handbook tells you everything you need to know about life on two wheels.

Blood sport : Alex Rodriguez, Biogenesis, and the quest to end baseball's steroid era

July 21, 2014
Elfrink, Tim, author.
©2014
xiv, 461 pages, 8 unnumbered leaves of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm.
Prologue: "Collateral damage" -- A cousin with a rocket launcher -- Mystery elixirs, speed, and steroids -- License to dope -- Gurus of growth hormone -- Steroid spring cleaning -- "Dr. G, you are the best!" -- Inside the notebooks -- Bosch's shadow empire -- "HS" -- Infiltrating "The U" -- MLB's CIA : enter the spies -- The beginning of the end -- A new steroid era exposed -- Bad cops -- A snitch is born -- Singled out -- The "farce" -- Epilogue: The cost of war.
Describes how stolen ledgers revealed how the Florida clinic Biogenesis of America provided performance-enhancing drugs to professional baseball players, and discusses the resulting scandal and season-long suspension for Alex Rodriguez.

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