New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

October 20, 2016
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Playing through the whistle : steel, football, and an American town

October 19, 2016
Price, S. L. (Scott L.), 1962- author.
New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, 2016.
x, 550 pages : map ; 24 cm
The Red and the Black -- Little Hell -- Free men -- Bootstraps -- A war game -- Father backs up -- Crossfire -- Mother's Oats -- Mr. Lucky -- Halls of anger -- The crack -- Darkness on the edge -- You-know-who -- Up in smoke -- Mauling Apollo -- Shiny things -- Last ones laughing -- When the world opens -- Iron buttons -- Family matters.
"A Sports Illustrated senior writer presents a moving epic of football in industrial America, tracing the story of Aliquippa, Pennsylvania's now-shuttered steel mill, and its legendary high school football team,"--NoveList.

Standard catalog of vintage baseball cards.

October 18, 2016
Iola, WI : Krause Publications, 2012-
v. : ill. ; 28 cm.
From the editors of Sports collectors digest.
Collects information and prices for baseball cards produced between 1863 and 1980.

The boys of Dunbar : a story of love, hope, and basketball

October 14, 2016
Danois, Alejandro, author.
New York : Simon & Schuster, 2016.
xxiii, 260 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 22 cm
Includes index.
"Yes I can!" -- "How you doin', baby?" -- "Tension in the air" -- "Here come the show!" -- "You want to sit down and cry, it makes you so sad" -- "Games were like a vacation" -- "I'm gonna shoot yo' ass!" -- "Coach Wade was relentless" -- "Bogues is the real thing" -- "Make Baltimore proud" -- "We're gonna have a party in here tonight!" -- "True power of that orange ball" -- "The greatest peanut since Planters!".
"The inspirational story of the most talented high-school basketball team ever and the dedicated coach who gave his players a lifetime opportunity by insisting on success"-- Provided by publisher.

American endurance : Buffalo Bill, the Great Cowboy Race of 1893, and the vanishing Wild West

October 12, 2016
Serrano, Richard A.
Washington, DC : Smithsonian Books, [2016].
260 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
The West of our imagination -- The harsh land -- The vanishing cowboy West -- Buffalo Bill goes to the fair -- A cowboy race -- Race day -- Post time -- So long, Nebraska -- In God's country -- Across the river and into Illinois -- Chicago -- Finish line -- The agony is over.
"American Endurance : The Great Cowboy Race and the Vanishing Wild West depicts nine cowboys as they race thousands of miles across the American prairie to the Chicago World's Fair in 1893. At the finish line was Buffalo Bill Cody, who had set up his Wild West Show next to the fair"--Provided by publisher.

Rosie Reds yearbook.

October 11, 2016
Rosie Reds.
[Cincinnati, Ohio : Rosie Reds]
v. : ill. ; 14 cm.
Copies (2001, 2012) in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room, have original red wrappers printed in black.|5OC

Score book.

October 11, 2016
Cincinnati Reds (Baseball team)
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : [Cincinnati Reds]
v. : ill. (some col.) ; 28 cm.
Copies in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room have original printed wrappers.

God is round : tackling the giants, villains, triumphs, and scandals of the world's favorite game

October 11, 2016
Villoro, Juan, 1956- author.
255 pages ; 21 cm
"With essay selections from Dios es redondo and Balón dividido."--Title verso
Onetti the ticket vendor -- Winter champion: fandom in the first person -- The final passion -- When a goal is more than a goal -- The football and the head -- The peculiarity of being two-legged -- The deaths of others -- Magic number 10 -- Diego Armando Maradona: life, death, resurrection, and a little more besides -- Ronaldo: the way of all flesh -- A diatribe against Cristiano Ronaldo -- Lionel Messi: childhood prefigurations -- Blood on the terraces: violence in the business of FIFA.
What was the greatest goal of all time? Why do the Hungarians have a more philosophical sense of defeat than the Mexicans? Do the dead play soccer? On a planet where FIFA has more members than the United Nations, Juan Villoro's examination of soccer and its 3.5 billion-person fandom has stakes beyond those of such playful questions. Soccer is more than just a game; it is a catalyst for panglobal unity and even, Villoro suggests, the "recovery of childhood."

Hockey magazine : official Cincinnati Swords souvenir program.

October 11, 2016
Cincinnati Swords (Hockey team), issuing body.
Cincinnati, Ohio : Cincinnati Swords, Inc.
volumes : illustrations, portraits ; 28 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (1972/73) has original red and white printed wrappers.

Souvenir program : official publication of the Tigers.

October 11, 2016
Cincinnati Tigers (Hockey team), issuing body.
[Cincinnati, Ohio] : Cincinnati Tigers, [2012].
1 volume : illustrations ; portraits ; 28 cm
Copy in Genealogy & Local History Dept., Cincinnati Room (1981/82) has original blueand gold printed wrappers.

Believing in Magic

October 10, 2016
Johnson, Cookie, author.
New York : Howard Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, Inc., 2016.
xv, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Prologue -- Meeting Magic -- Courting Earvin -- An uneasy alliance -- The runaway groom -- Saying "I do" -- Standing by my man -- A new season -- EJ's freedom -- All in the family : adopting Elisa -- The truth about basketball wives -- In this life together.
"In her poignant and intensely personal memoir, Cookie Johnson, wife of NBA icon Earvin 'Magic' Johnson, speaks for the first time about how her husband's 1991 HIV diagnosis sent her life and marriage into a frightening new direction"--Provided by publisher.

When nobody was watching : my hard-fought journey to the top of the soccer world

October 6, 2016
Lloyd, Carli, 1982- author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2016.
242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
Beginnings -- Strikers forever -- Smackdown -- National attention -- One cap at a time -- Coach's crosshairs -- World of trouble -- Fine china -- Letting go of gold -- Empty Cup -- Wonder in Wembley -- Coaching carousel -- Coaching carousel part II -- Character builders -- Disappearing act -- Addition by subtraction -- World-beater -- Pure gold.
"The celebrated star of the U.S. women's national soccer team chronicles her amazing journey to the top,"--NoveList.

Queen City dynasty : Cincinnati's Big Red Machine

October 5, 2016
Figley, Mark, author.
Lima, Ohio : Fairway Press, [2016]
182 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
The manager -- The Great Eight -- The pitchers -- The relievers -- The bench -- The rest -- The coaches.

Fantasy man : a former NFL player's descent into the brutality of fantasy football

September 30, 2016
Jackson, Nate, author.
New York, NY : Harper, [2016]
225 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The Draft -- Poppy Blankets -- Exhibition -- Name Change -- Brand X -- The Mortal Man -- Homecoming -- Sunday, Boring Sunday -- Side Effects -- Pockets Of Luck -- Blank Screen -- Killing Peyton -- The Wishbone -- Just Dessert -- Born Again -- Numberless Legends.
"Six years have passed since the former Denver Broncos tight end wore a helmet, and every day he drifts further from the NFL Guy, the sanctioned-violence guy, the psychopath who ran head first into other psychos for money. But Nate hasn't quite left the game. Bed-ridden by a recent surgery to remove bone fragments in his ankle, he's trying to defend his title in one of the millions of leagues captivating America through modern fantasy football, the interactive human poker game started by rotisserie leagues, boosted by ESPN and Yahoo!, and now elevated to that rarefied world of vaguely-legal Internet gambling by FanDuel and And this time it isn't a 300-pound wall of flesh rushing to crunch his spine. It's worse. Exploring the fantasy--and the reality--of professional football after you've left the field, Fantasy Man is as funny, self-deprecating, and shockingly honest as Slow Getting Up."--Provided by publisher.

You negotiate like a girl : reflections on a career in the National Football League

September 30, 2016
Trask, Amy.
Chicago, Illinois : Triumph Books, [2016]
239 pages ; 24 cm
Al -- Behavior problem -- Get the coffee -- Mom -- "I understand" -- :She's not a girl, she's a Raider" -- Get the sandwiches -- Sharia law -- To thine own self be true -- The Higgens boat -- That baby's going to Canton -- Counterclaim -- Championship game -- It was a fumble -- I quit -- He wouldn't let us lose.
"The Princess of Darkness. Former NFL and Oakland Raiders executive Amy Trask has held many titles during her career--including chief executive, analyst, and author--but this nickname is what she is first and foremost known by to Raiders fans. Trask joined the Raiders as an intern during law school after the team moved from Oakland to Los Angeles--the position the result of a cold call she made to the team. From there, she worked her way up through the ranks of the organization, to the post she would eventually hold as chief executive. Along the way, Trask worked extremely closely with the late Al Davis, a man who treated her and others on his team without regard to gender, race, and age. Trask may have been the highest-ranking female executive in the NFL during her tenure with the Raiders, but in You Negotiate Like a Girl: Reflections on a Career in the National Football League, she shares how she found success by operating without regard to gender. Replete with insider tales about being on the Raiders' sideline and press box, in NFL owner's meetings--and yes, about Davis himself--Trask's book is a must-read not only for football fans, but anyone who wants to succeed in business"-- Provided by publisher.

The perfect pass : American genius and the reinvention of football

September 29, 2016
Gwynne, S. C. (Samuel C.), 1953- author.
New York, NY : Scribner, 2016.
x, 292 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The mad pirate's revenge -- A job you wouldn't want -- A brief history of men throwing balls -- Secrets of the air -- Ballad of the lonesome polecat -- Of Mouse and Mormons -- Maybe the worst team in America -- The future does not exist -- A convocation of rejects -- Hal's theory of relativity -- The air show comes to town -- The one, holy, Catholic, and apostolic pass -- No good deed unpunished -- Bumps in the road -- Pilgrimage to Margaritaville -- Rise of a great American offense -- The street value of an aerial circus -- Air raid -- High, wide, and handsome -- Stars in their courses -- Epilogue: The game changes.
"New York Times bestselling, award-winning historian S.C. Gwynne tells the incredible story of how Hal Mumme and Mike Leach--two unknown coaches who revolutionized American football in the 1980s, 1990s and 2000s--changed the way the game is played at every level, from high school to the NFL"-- Provided by publisher.

Forward : a memoir

September 27, 2016
Wambach, Abby, 1980- author.
New York : Dey Street Books, [2016]
viii, 230 pages, 16 pages of unnumbered plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Fraud -- Tomboy -- Rebel -- Teammate -- Lesbian -- Rookie -- Manic -- Depressive -- Captain -- Leader -- Apprentice -- Head case -- G.O.A.T. -- Romantic -- Hero -- Wife -- Gambler -- Champion -- Advocate -- Control freak -- Addict -- Failure -- Human.
"Abby Wambach has always pushed the limits of what is possible. Named by Time magazine as one of the most influential people of 2015, the iconic soccer player captured the nation's heart when she led her team to its recent World Cup Championship. Admired for her fearlessness and passion, Abby is a vocal advocate for women's rights and equal opportunity, pushing to translate the success of her team to the real world. She has become a heavily requested speaker to a wide a range of audiences, from college students to executives at Fortune 500 companies. In Forward, Abby recounts her own decisions, wins, losses, and the pivotal moments that helped her become the world class athlete and leader she is today. Wambach's book goes beyond the soccer field to reveal a soulful person grappling universal questions about how we can live our best lives, and become our truest selves. Written with honesty and heart, Forward is an inspiring blueprint for individual growth and rousing call to action"-- Provided by publisher.

The winter camping handbook : wilderness travel & adventure in the cold-weather months

September 26, 2016
Gorman, Stephen, author
223 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
"Portions of this book were previously published under the title Winter Camping by the Appalachian Mountain Club"--Title page verso.
Wintering -- Planning -- Groups and leadership -- Before you go -- Gear for camping -- Gear for wearing -- Gear for travel -- Food and nutrition -- On trail -- Backcountry skiing and riding -- Rock and ice -- In camp -- Camping with kids -- Cold injuries.

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.
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, "

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


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