New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

September 21, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Running man : a memoir

September 20, 2016
Engle, Charlie, author.
New York : Scribner, 2016.
290 pages ; 24 cm
"A personal account by a world-class ultra-marathon runner chronicles his globe-spanning races, record-breaking run across the Sahara and struggles with drug addiction and wrongful imprisonment."--NoveList.

Touchdown Saints

September 15, 2016
Tussey, Mike, author.
Bellevue, KY : MicroPress, Inc., [2016]
194 pages : color illustrations, color portraits ; 23 cm
The inspirational true story of the 2015 Thomas More Saints football team that dedicated their season to a beloved fallen teammate, Mitch Kramer, and rewrote the record books with an undeniable will to win.

Swimming in the sink : an episode of the heart

September 12, 2016
Cox, Lynne, 1957-
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2016.
x, 225 pages ; 21 cm
The bucket -- Mind shift -- Cannulas -- The discovery -- Science and magic -- November 2012: alarms -- December 18: Doctor's office -- December 19: hospital -- December 21: walking -- December 22: drifting away -- December 23: in the arms of friends -- The gift -- Christmas Eve at Howard's -- New York City and the country -- Sheltered -- Rewiring the mind -- January 19, 2013: joy and inspiration -- Dreams -- Synchronicity -- Heart cells -- Moved -- April 5: elated -- April kisses -- The sink -- May 7: not yet -- July 2: floating -- Crawling -- The heart knows -- Love and life.
A memoir from the open-water swimmer in which "we see Cox finding her way, writing about her transformative journey back toward health, and slowly moving toward the one aspect of her life that meant everything to her--freedom, mastery, transcendence--back to open waters, and the surprise that she never saw coming: falling in love"--Dust jacket flap.

Wrestling in Akron

September 7, 2016
Pierce, Dale.
Charleston, South Carolina : Arcadia Publishing, [2013]
127 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm.

Let's go fishing! : fish tales from the north woods

September 7, 2016
Dregni, Eric, 1968- author.
Minneapolis : University of Minnesota Press, [2016]
xix, 221 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm

The little green book of tennis wisdom

September 7, 2016
New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, 2016.
x, 214 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 19 cm
"The Little Green Book of Tennis Wisdom celebrates the beloved lifelong sport of tennis. From New York to Roland Garros, London, Australia, and everywhere in between, fans from all over the world will enjoy the musings contained within this book. Some of the many past and present stars quoted here include: - Andre Agassi - Arthur Ashe - Billie Jean King - Serena Williams - Rafael Nadal - Roger Federer - Steffi Graf - Pete Sampras - Novak Djokovic - Venus Williams - John McEnroe - And hundreds of others! Whether you're a seasoned singles or doubles player or someone who stays up late to watch a Grand Slam tournament, you will enjoy the words of wisdom contained in this book"-- Provided by publisher.

Making waves : my journey to winning Olympic Gold and defeating the East German doping program

September 7, 2016
Babashoff, Shirley, 1957- author.
©2016
271 pages, xxxii pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Growing Up -- And So It Begins... -- My First Adventure -- A New Coach -- Munich -- Feeling Like a Celebrity -- What Happened to the East Germans? -- Skinsuits and a Mysterious Vaccine -- Swimming with the College Boys -- My Personal Best -- Training for '76 -- The Montreal Games -- Forming a Strategy -- The Final Race -- A National Disgrace -- Marriage -- The Charade Continues -- New Beginnings -- The Cheaters -- The Olympic Order -- The Truth Comes Out -- My Future Is Now.
"In her extraordinary swimming career, Shirley Babashoff set thirty-nine national records and eleven world records. Prior to the 1990s, she was the most successful U.S. female Olympian and, in her prime, was widely considered to be the greatest female swimmer in the world. Heading into the 1976 Olympic Games in Montreal, Babashoff was pictured on the cover of Sports Illustrated and followed closely by the media. Hopes were high that she would become "the female Mark Spitz." All of that changed once Babashoff questioned the shocking masculinity of the swimmers on the East German women's team. Once celebrated as America's golden girl, Babashoff was accused of poor sportsmanship and vilified by the press with a new nickname: "Surly Shirley." Making Waves displays the remarkable strength and resilience that made Babashoff such a dynamic champion. From her difficult childhood and beginnings as a determined young athlete growing up in Southern California in the 1960s, through her triumphs as the greatest female amateur swimmer in the world, Babashoff tells her story in the same unflinching manner that made her both the most dominant female swimmer of her time and one of the most controversial athletes in Olympic history, "--Amazon.com.

Lasting impact : one team, one season : what happens when our sons play football

August 31, 2016
Kennedy, Kostya, author.
New York : Published by Liberty Street, an imprint of Time Inc. Books, 2016.
xvi, 236 p ages : illustrations ; 24 cm

The Sunfish owner's manual

August 31, 2016
Lewis, Kent B., author.
©2013
137 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 26 cm
History -- Buy -- Rig -- Sail -- Maintain -- Restore -- Store -- Transport -- Sell -- Illustrated glossary of terms -- Resources -- Lucky bag.
"The Sunfish Owner's Manual is a one stop resource for the world's most popular sailboat. Inside there are chapters on the History of the Sunfish, and illustrated chapters on how to Buy, Rig, Sail, Maintain, Restore, Store, Transport and Sell the Sunfish. The Restore Chapter includes Do It Yourself pictures and step by step details on how to conduct common repairs, including foam replacements and rudder conversions. The Manual has an extensive Illustrated Glossary of Sunfish and sailing terms, with 230 photos by the author, taken in the course of numerous Sunfish restorations, for both wooden and fiberglass Sunfish as well as Sailfish. Included are weblinks to top Sunfish information sites, part suppliers and social network sites. There are also links to extended web content located on the author's youtube channel and over 1300 Picasa Web images. The Manual is not only a one stop reference for any Sunfish owner, it would be of interest to owners of other small sailboats as well."--Publisher's description.

Bicycling complete book of road cycling skills : your guide to riding faster, stronger, longer, and safer

August 31, 2016
Sumner, Jason, author.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2016]
xi, 212 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Born to be wild : hundreds of free nature activities for families

August 30, 2016
Garlick, Hattie, author.
©2016
256 pages : color illustrations ; 25 cm
Ten tips for turfing your kids out of the house -- The toolkit -- The benefits -- The ten commandments -- SPRING. Grass ; Earth ; Rivers, streams and ponds ; Dandelions and daisies ; Air ; Insects ; Blossom -- SUMMER. Butterflies and moths ; Flowers ; Sand and shells ; Trees ; Feathers -- AUTUMN. Acorns, conkers and pine cones ; Autumn leaves ; Hedgerows ; Mud ; Mushrooms and moss ; Wind -- WINTER. Evergreens ; Night ; Puddles and rain ; Snow and ice ; Sticks and stones.
HOBBIES. Want to save cash, your child's imagination and possibly even the planet? This is the book you need. Packed with great photos of real families in the outdoors, Born to Be Wild contains easy-to-follow instructions for activities that require nothing more sophisticated than a small person's imagination and access to a little outdoor space. Organized seasonally and then by material, it lets parents skip straight to Spring and then to 'Blossom', 'Grass' or 'Earth' etc. according to their present need. Everything you need to engage in and create all of its hundreds of activities can be found in your kitchen cupboard. No expensive art supplies or outward-bound kit required. All you need is the 'Toolkit' listed at the front of the book. These ordinary household essentials include recycled food containers, scraps of paper, string, glue and an empty jar or two.

The Yucks! : two years in Tampa with the losingest team in NFL history

August 29, 2016
Vuic, Jason, 1972-
New York : Simon and Schuster, [2016]
238 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 22 cm
Introduction: The Yucks! -- Chapter 1: The Promoter(s) -- Chapter 2: The Suns of Beaches -- Chapter 3: Ten Weeks of Two-a-Days -- Chapter 4: The Aft Deck of the Lusitania -- Chapter 5: Go for O! -- Chapter 6: We Is the Champions! -- Epilogue: From the Yucks to the Bucs and Back Again?
"Chronicling the first two seasons of the worst team in NFL history, an entertaining sports story follows the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the 1976 and 1977 seasons in which they cemented their place in football history as having the longest losing streak in the history of the league,"--NoveList.

The anti-pirate potato cannon and 101 other things for young mariners to build, try & do on the water

August 26, 2016
Seidman, David.
Camden, Me. : International Marine/McGraw-Hill, ©2010.
xi, 260 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes index.
Teaches how to row small boats, build rafts, tie knots, talk like an experienced sailor, paddle canoes, and survive dangerous weather.

The Mannings : the fall and rise of a football family

August 24, 2016
Anderson, Lars, author.
New York : Ballantine Books, [2016]
xvii, 347 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Prologue: Peyton's final pass -- Desperate for a hero -- The pee-wee QB -- "My boy will be there" -- The redheaded show-off -- The cerebral signal caller -- A storm gathers -- Why now? -- The birth of a folk hero -- The best I ever saw -- The fear of failing -- What might have been -- A married man becomes a saint -- "I'll always be from Dew" -- The beat-up quarterback -- Archie one and Archie two -- The commuter QB -- Teaching life--and football--lessons -- The most magical fall -- A note for Peyton -- "The bad thing happened to the right guy" -- The decision -- The Mamma's boy -- Easy rider -- "I only had dogs and cats named after me" -- A coach just like Archie -- The past is never dead -- A combination of Archie and Peyton -- The thinking man's QB.
"From New York Times bestselling author Lars Anderson comes a revealing portrait of the first family of American sports,"--Amazon.com.

Carry on : a story of resilience, redemption, and an unlikely family

August 23, 2016
Fenn, Lisa, author.
©2016
305 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
"An Emmy-winning ESPN producer describes how she developed a surprising, profound and lasting bond with two disabled African-American, inner-city high school wrestlers after filming a segment about them for television,"--NoveList.

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.

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