New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

December 9, 2017
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

Cam Newton : trying to win them all .

December 8, 2017
Stanmyre, Jackie F.
New York : Cavendish Square, 2018.
112 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
It took a while for Cam Newton to establish himself as a star quarterback, but when his time came he really shined. The Georgia native spent two years at the University of Florida playing behind Heisman Trophy winner Tim Tebow before transferring to a junior college, which he led to a national championship. Returning to major college football, he led undefeated Auburn to a national title. He was then chosen first overall in the National Football League draft by the Carolina Panthers. In 2015, he led the Panthers to a franchise-best 15-1 record and a berth in Super Bowl 50.

How we did it : the Subban plan for success in hockey, school and life

December 6, 2017
Subban, Karl, author.
Toronto : Random House Canada, 2017.
293 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"The ultimate hockey dad, Karl Subban is a former school principal and father of five, including three sons--P.K., Malcolm and Jordan--who have been drafted to the NHL. Karl's inspirational and moving story follows the hockey journey from house league to big league and shows how to grow the unlimited potential that is in every child. In his thirty-plus years of coaching, teaching and parenting, Karl Subban has proved to be a leader with the gift of inspiring others. He has dedicated his life to helping young people grow their potential--to be better at what they do, and to be better people. Originally from Jamaica, Karl Subban, along with his wife, Maria, have raised five accomplished children. Their oldest son is P.K. Subban, who won the Norris trophy for top defenceman in the NHL and whose trade from the Canadiens to the Nashville Predators shocked the hockey world. Their two daughters are teachers, one a university basketball star and the other a talented visual artist. Their two youngest sons, Malcolm and Jordan, have been drafted and signed by the Bruins and the Canucks. As a child, Karl dreamed of being a star cricket player--but when he moved to Canada at age 12, hockey and basketball became his new passions. At university, when he realized his NBA hoop dreams would not come to be, Subban found his true destiny as an educator, devoting his life to bringing out the best in his students and his children. From the backyard hockey rink to the nail-biting suspense of draft days, Karl Subban shares tales of his family's unique hockey journey. Mixing personal stories with lessons he learned as a coach and principal--lessons about goal-setting, perseverance and accomplishment--How We Did It will allow other parents, teachers, coaches and mentors to apply the same principles as they help the young people in their lives to identify, develop and live their dreams."-- Provided by publisher.

Kansas baseball, 1858-1941

December 6, 2017
Eberle, Mark E., author.
Lawrence : University Press of Kansas, [2017]
xxiii, 400 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Early history of baseball in Kansas -- Town teams and the early game -- Hometown women's teams and barnstorming Bloomer Girls -- African American baseball -- American Indian baseball -- Mexican and Mexican-American baseball and softball -- Minor leagues and the establishment of night baseball -- Major league exhibition games and tours -- Game goes on, Kansas town teams evolve -- Historical Baseball Parks in Kansas -- Joe Campbell Memorial Stadium, Rossville (1924) -- South Park Field, Kinsley (1934) -- Lawrence-Dumont Stadium, Wichita (1934) -- Clint Lightner Field, Garden City (1936) -- Katy Stadium, Chanute (1936) -- Moffet Field Stadium, Larned (1937) -- Rathert Stadium, Junction City (1937) -- McDonald Stadium, El Dorado (1940) -- Larks Park, Hays (1940).

The New York Times story of the Yankees : 1903 - present : 390 articles, profiles & essays

December 6, 2017
New York : Black Dog & Leventhal, [2017]
543 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.

Nine lessons I learned from my father

December 4, 2017
Howe, Murray (Murray A.), author.
Toronto, Ontario : Viking Canada, 2017.
232 pages ; 22 cm
Live honorably -- Live generously -- Play hard, but have fun -- Patience, patience, patience -- Live selflessly -- Be humble -- Be tough -- Stay positive -- Friends and family are like gold--treasure them.
Gordie Howe may have been the greatest player in the history of hockey, but greatness was never defined by goals or assists in the Howe household. Greatness meant being the best person you could be, not the best player on the ice. Unlike his two brothers, Murray Howe failed in his attempt to follow in his father's footsteps to become a professional athlete. Yet his failure brought him to the realization that his dream wasn't really to be a pro hockey player. His dream was to be his father. To be amazing at something, but humble and gracious. To be courageous, and stand up for the little guy. To be a hero. You don't need to be a hockey player to do that. What he learned was that it was a waste of time wishing you were like someone else.

Fierce : how competing for myself changed everything

December 1, 2017
Raisman, Aly, 1994- author.
New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2017.
358 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 22 cm
Honest and heartfelt, frank and funny, Aly's story is enhanced with never-before-published photos, excerpts from the personal journals she's kept since childhood that chronicle memorable moments with her teammates, and hard-won advice for readers striving to rise above challenges, learn to love themselves, and make their own dreams come true.

Basketball (and other things) : a collection of questions asked, answered, illustrated

November 30, 2017
Serrano, Shea, author.
©2017
239 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Includes index.
What year was Michael Jordan the best version of Michael Jordan? -- Who's your frankenplayer made out of? -- Who's the greatest dunker in NBA history? -- What's the order of the first round of the fictional basketball player draft? Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3 -- Which NBA players get remembered for the wrong reasons? -- How many points should [SHOT] actually be worth? -- Which dunks are in the disrespectful dunk hall of fame? Part 1 ; Part 2 -- Who is your memory hero? -- Which NBA player's group are you joining if the purge begins tonight? -- What's the most important NBA championship? Part 1 ; Part 2 ; Part 3 -- Basketball court: Who's more important to the history of basketball, Allen Iverson or Dwayne Wade? -- How do players' legacies change if we change their names? -- What's the plot for Death Hammer 2: Hammergeddon? -- If 1997 Karl Malone and a bear swapped places for a season, who would be more successful? -- What if Nick Anderson made one of those free throws? -- What happened in the moment before "the moment"? Part 1 (1986-1991) ; Part 2 (1991-2001) ; Part 3 (2002-2016) -- Was Kobe Bryant a dork? (and also: How many years during his career was Kobe Bryant the best player in the league?) -- What attributes make for the best basketball villain? (and also: Who's a first-ballot selection for the Basketball Villain Hall of Fame?) -- Should we do a chapter that's just a bunch of lists? -- Am I allowed to _____ during pickup basketball? Part 1 ; Part 2 -- Who had the better big-name game under duress? -- What would've happened if Shaq and Hakeem had played that one-on-one game? -- Which was the most perfect duo in NBA history? -- If you could dunk on any one person, who would it be? -- Which NBA player's legacy is the most greatly affected if we give him the championship he never won?
"Thirty-three chapters, each one a different basketball question that needs to be answered. Some of them are obviously crucial ... and some of them are secretly crucial. But all of them are approached in ways that ([the author] hope[s] you think) are smart and fun and nuanced"--Back cover.

Ice capades : a memoir of fast living and tough hockey

November 21, 2017
Avery, Sean, author.
©2017
xi, 316 page, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Last chance -- Cincinnati Kid -- Showtime -- Money, sex, and fun in the sun -- That championship season -- Stanley Cup summer -- Two is the most dangerous lead in hockey -- Becoming a king -- Summer schooling -- The King of LA -- Everything in its right place -- Locked out of my life -- A new life in paradise -- From LA to New York -- I look good in blue -- The Avery rule -- The summer of Vogue -- Sean does Dallas -- Down and out and back again -- The last season.
As one of the NHL's most polarizing players, Sean Avery turned the rules of professional hockey on its head. For thirteen seasons, Avery played for some of the toughest, most storied franchises in the league, including the Detroit Red Wings, the Los Angeles Kings, and the New York Rangers, making his mark in each city as a player that was sometimes loved, often despised, but always controversial. In Ice Capades, Avery takes his trademark candidness about the world of pro hockey and does for it what Jim Bouton's game-changing Ball Four did for baseball. Avery goes deep inside the sport to reveal every aspect of an athlete's life, from what they do with their money and nights off, to how they stay sharp and competitive in the league. While playing the talented villain in the NHL, Avery broke far away from his on-ice character in the off-season, and Ice Capades takes the reader inside the other unexpected and unprecedented roles that Avery inhabited - Vogue intern, fashion model, advertising executive, restaurateur, gay rights advocate, and many more. Love him or hate him, Sean Avery changed the way professional hockey is played today. Rollickingly honest and compelling throughout, Ice Capades transcends the sports-book-genre and offers a rare, unvarnished glimpse into the world of 21st century hockey through the eyes of one of its most original and memorable players.

The blueprint : LeBron James, Cleveland's deliverance, and the making of the modern NBA

November 20, 2017
Lloyd, Jason, author.
New York, New York : Dutton, [2017]
x, 294 pages ; 24 cm
In the beginning, King James version -- "He's gone" -- Starting over -- Lottery, luck, and ping-pong -- Old memories, new hopes -- Old faces, new mistakes -- Grant's tomb -- Z -- Outside the box, other side of the world -- The big three -- The modern NBA -- Homecoming king -- Crutches, calves, and contracts -- Shoulders, slings, and fighter pilots -- Pool views -- Christmas mourning -- Gambling man -- Go west and strangle the media -- Seven -- Larry -- Epilogue.
"In 2010, LeBron James left the Cleveland Cavaliers. That same year, Jason Lloyd began to cover the team for the Akron Beacon Journal, LeBron's hometown newspaper. The story he uncovered started as a tragedy but ended in incredible triumph. Back in 2010, starting in the days, weeks, and months after LeBron left, the Cavs hatched a plan to get LeBron back. The plan was daring, audacious, and spectacularly successful. It incorporated several losing seasons, some highly risky draft picks, and an entirely new understanding of how championship teams are built and maintained. And the best part of the plan is that it worked, culminating in the most exciting Finals series in NBA history. And, most important, the end of the Cleveland Curse. Jason Lloyd, a true Northeast Ohio (as in Cleveland and Akron) insider, tells the story of how the NBA really works, and how everyone--from the front office to the stars on the court to the new generations of coaches--works together to create a winning team. This will be an unputdownable, unforgettable, must-have book for every Cavs, NBA, and LeBron fan"-- Provided by publisher.

The first major : inside the story of the 2016 Ryder Cup

November 20, 2017
Feinstein, John, author.
New York : Doubleday, [2017]
311 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Coming into 2016, the Americans had lost an astounding six out of the last seven Ryder Cup matches, and tensions were running high for the showdown that took place in October, 2016 in Hazeltine, Minnesota, just days after American legend Arnold Palmer had died. What resulted was one of the most raucous and heated three days in the Cup's long history. Award-winning author John Feinstein takes readers behind the scenes, providing an inside view of the dramatic stories as they unfolded: veteran Phil Mickelson's two-year roller-coaster as he upended the American preparation process and helped assemble a superb team; superstar Rory McIlroy becoming the clear-cut emotional leader of the European team, and his reasons for wanting to beat the US team so badly this time around; the raucous matches between McIlroy and American Patrick Reed - resulting in both incredible golf, and several moments that threatened to come to blows; the return of Tiger Woods not as a player but an assistant captain, and his obsession with helping the US win - which was never the case when he was playing. John Feinstein's classic bestseller, A Good Walk Spoiled, set the bar for golf books. Now Feinstein provides his unique take on the Ryder Cup, which has clearly become golf's most intense and emotional event...it's 'first Major.'.

Golden days : West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California dreamers who reinvented basketball

November 17, 2017
McCallum, Jack, 1949- author.
New York : Ballantine Books, 2017.
xxv, 308 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Includes index.
West agonistes -- Uncertain start to the revolution -- The terrific tandem of West and Baylor -- Shopping in the Hamptons -- 1969: a summer of discontent -- Curry's unhappy draft day -- Fame and glory but no ring -- When Peter met Joe -- Elegant Elgin exits -- The logo signs on -- And a Celtic (?) shall lead them -- Steph stays, fans fret -- The immortal streak -- Kerr: light touch, heavy influence -- A loss at last; Wilt throws a bash for the ages -- Gaining a record but losing a title -- Championship brings West only muted joy -- A season not on the brink exactly, but... -- Cooke stirs the wrong pot -- West and the art of talent evaluation -- A championship and a sad goodbye.
The bestselling author of Dream Team tells the interconnected stories of the NBA champion Golden State Warriors and the early-1970s Los Angeles Lakers, two extraordinary teams playing in extraordinary times and linked by one extraordinary man: Jerry West.

Present at the creation : my life in the NFL and the rise of America's game

November 17, 2017
Bell, Upton, author.
©2017
382 pages, 22 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
On any given Sunday -- A long ride to Baltimore -- Welcome to the Colts -- The great ticket heist was my kickoff in Baltimore -- A scout's life is for Kit Carson but not for everybody -- The making of an NFL scout -- Spy vs. spy settles NFL-AFL war -- The South is burning! -- Running my own show in Baltimore -- Worst loss in the history of losses -- Some things can't be fixed -- Why did you ever come here? -- Everybody's got to serve somebody -- A new league, a second chance -- No more fish in the sea -- Scouting for QBs, the most important position in sports -- Only one Moses wore a whistle -- Out of the frying pan, into the fire -- Epilogue.
"To understand how the NFL became the sports phenomenon it is today, you can study its history as an active participant. Upton Bell grew up at the knee of the NFL's first great commissioner, his father, the legendary Bert Bell, who not only saved the game from financial ruin after World War II but was one of its greatest innovators. Coining the phrase "On any given Sunday," Bert invented the pro football draft and proposed sudden death rules. Present at the Creation details Bell's firsthand experiences, which started as he watched his father draw up the league schedule each year at the kitchen table using dominoes. There he learned the importance of parity, which is a hallmark of the league's success, and also how to create it. Over the past fifty-three years, Bell has been an owner, a general manager, a personnel executive, a scouting director for two Super Bowl teams, a television commentator and analyst, and a talk-radio host. He has seen the NFL from the inside and has experienced many of the most important moments in NFL history." -- Book jacket.

Pep confidential : inside Pep Guardiola's first season at Bayern Munich

November 15, 2017
Perarnau, Martí, 1955- author.
©2014
402 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : color illustrations ; 24 cm

Fire on the track : Betty Robinson and the triumph of the early Olympic women

November 9, 2017
Montillo, Roseanne, author.
©2017
285 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 25 cm
Prologue -- Part one. Amsterdam, 1928 -- On track -- A new arrival -- A new pair of shoes -- The debut -- Off to the races -- Off to the games -- The SS President Roosevelt -- Queen of the track -- A new Babe in town -- Welcome home -- Part two. Los Angeles, 1932 -- Flying high -- Summer woes -- California dreaming -- Go west, young woman, go west -- Part three. Berlin, 1936 -- The Nazi games -- Rebound -- Off to Berlin -- Phenoms -- Epilogue.
"The inspiring and irresistible true story of the women who broke barriers and finish-line ribbons in pursuit of Olympic Gold When Betty Robinson assumed the starting position at the 1928 Olympic Games in Amsterdam, she was participating in what was only her fourth-ever organized track meet. She crossed the finish line as a gold medalist and the fastest woman in the world. This improbable athletic phenom was an ordinary high school student, discovered running for a train in rural Illinois mere months before her Olympic debut. Amsterdam made her a star. But at the top of her game, her career (and life) almost came to a tragic end when a plane she and her cousin were piloting crashed. So dire was Betty's condition that she was taken to the local morgue; only upon the undertaker's inspection was it determined she was still breathing. Betty, once a natural runner who always coasted to victory, soon found herself fighting to walk. While Betty was recovering, the other women of Track and Field were given the chance to shine in the Los Angeles Games, building on Betty's pioneering role as the first female Olympic champion in the sport. These athletes became more visible and more accepted, as stars like Babe Didrikson and Stella Walsh showed the world what women could do. And--miraculously--through grit and countless hours of training, Betty earned her way onto the 1936 Olympic team, again locking her sights on gold as she and her American teammates went up against the German favorites in Hitler's Berlin. Told in vivid detail with novelistic flair, Fire on the Track is an unforgettable portrait of these trailblazers in action"-- Provided by publisher.

The Big Chair : the smooth hops and bad bounces from the inside world of the acclaimed Los Angeles Dodgers general manager

November 6, 2017
Colletti, Ned, author.
New York : G.P. Putnam's Sons, [2017]
xix, 440 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"Ned Colletti is a baseball treasure with fascinating stories to tell from inside the game. The Big Chair is your all-access pass. After reading this book, you will not only understand the job of a general manager better but also the game of baseball itself." 'Tom Verducci, author of The Cubs Way and co-author of The Yankee Years "A fascinating behind-the-scenes account of his 35 years working in the front office of the Cubs, Giants and Dodgers...More than anything, Colletti shows how being a GM is a 24/7 thrill ride." 'Chicago Tribune An unprecedented, behind-the-scenes look at the career of famed former Los Angeles Dodgers General Manager (a position also known as "The Big Chair"), whose tenure spanned nine of the most exciting and turbulent years in the franchise's history. During his tenure with the Dodgers, Colletti had the highest winning percentage of any general manager in the National League. In The Big Chair, (co-authored by Joseph A. Reaves) he lets readers in on the real GM experience from his unique vantage point'sharing the inner workings of three of the top franchises in the sport, revealing the out-of-the-headlines machinations behind the trades, the hires and the deals; how the money really works; how the decision-making really works; how much power the players really have and why'the real brass tacks of some of the most pivotal decisions made in baseball history that led to great success along with heartbreak and failure on the field. Baseball fans will come for the grit and insight, stay for the heart, and pass it on for the wisdom. Ned Colletti began his MLB career with his beloved hometown team, the Chicago Cubs, more than 35 years ago. He worked in Chicago for a dozen years and was in the front office when the Cubs won the National League East in 1984 and 1989, after which he moved on as director of baseball operations for the SF Giants. By 1996, he became the Assistant GM for the Giants, before being hired as the GM in Los Angeles in 2006. There he oversaw the Dodgers through the highly publicized and acrimonious divorce battle between Frank and Jamie McCourt that culminated in the equally highly publicized sale of the team. He was present at the press conference where Don Mattingly, having just watched his team eliminated from the playoffs, used the post-season conference to vehemently discuss his lack of a contract extension. He brought marquee names like Greg Maddux and Clayton Kershaw to LA, as well as marquee drama with the likes of Manny Ramirez and Yasiel Puig; hired future Hall of Famer Joe Torre as manager; and oversaw fourteen Dodgers playoff wins. And these are just a few of the highlights. Colletti serves up a huge dish of first-hand experiences with some of the biggest names in baseball history (Barry Bonds, Greg Maddux, Don Mattingly, Don Zimmer, Tommy Lasorda, Scott Boras, Vin Scully, and more). From his humble early years living in a Chicago garage to his path to one of the most prestigious positions in professional sports, his very public and illustrious career has left a permanent handprint in the history of America's sport'and now he's ready to share the insight only those who have sat in The Big Chair have ever seen.

Ali : a life

October 20, 2017
Eig, Jonathan, author.
©2017
xv, 623 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Preface: Miami, 1964 -- Cassius Marcellus Clay -- The loudest child -- The bicycle -- "Every day was heaven" -- The prophet -- "I'm just young and don't give a damn" -- America's hero -- Dreamer -- "Twentieth-century exuberance" -- "It's show business" -- Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee -- The ugly bear -- "So what's wrong with the Muslims?" -- Becoming Muhammad Ali -- Choice -- "Girl, will you marry me?" -- Assassination -- Phantom punch -- True love -- A holy war -- No quarrel -- "What's my name?" -- "Against the furies" -- Exile -- Faith -- Martyr -- Song and dance and prayer -- The greatest book of all time -- Stand by me -- Comeback -- "The world is watching you" -- A different fighter -- The five-million-dollar match -- Ali v. Frazier -- Freedom -- Trickeration -- A fight to the finish -- Heart of darkness -- Fighter's heaven -- "Ali boma ye!" -- Rumble in the jungle -- Moving on up -- Impulses -- Ali-Frazier III -- Getting old -- "They may not let me quit" -- "Do you remember Muhammad Ali?" -- Staggered -- Crown Prince -- Old -- Humpty Dumpty -- The last hurrah -- Too many punches -- "He's human, like us" -- A torch -- The long, black Cadillac -- Postscript.
"Based on more than 500 interviews, including Muhammad Ali's closest associates, and enhanced by access to thousands of pages of newly released FBI records, this is a thrilling story of a man who became one of the great figures of the twentieth century."-- Provided by publisher.

Betaball : how Silicon Valley and science built one of the greatest basketball teams in history

October 18, 2017
Malinowski, Erik, author.
New York : Atria Books, 2017.
390 pages ; 24 cm
New blood -- In the name of his father -- Betaball -- Growing pains -- Mark's men -- Learning to fly -- Strength in numbers -- Kingslayers -- Level up -- The comeback -- "Because God said so" -- Independence day.
"A compelling look at how the Golden State Warriors organization embraced saavy business practices and the corporate culture of Silicon Valley to produce one of the greatest basketball teams in history and become a model franchise for the NBA"-- Provided by publisher.

Leading : learning from life and my years at Manchester United

October 18, 2017
Ferguson, Alex, 1941-
New York, NY : Hachette Books, 2015.
406 pages, [32] pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"After an astonishing career-first in Scotland, and then over 27 years with Manchester United Football Club, Sir Alex Ferguson delivers Leading, in which the greatest soccer coach of all time will analyze the pivotal leadership decisions of his 38 years as a manager and, with his friend and collaborator Sir Michael Moritz, draw out lessons anyone can use in business and life to generate long-term transformational success. From hiring practices to firing decisions, from dealing with transition to teamwork, from mastering the boardroom to responding to failure and adversity, Leading is as inspiring as it is practical, and a go-to reference for any leader in business, sports, and life."--Provided by publisher.

The year of the pitcher : Bob Gibson, Denny McLain, and the end of baseball's golden age

October 16, 2017
Pappu, Sridhar, author.
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, [2017]
xv, 381 pages, 8 leaves of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
The story of the remarkable 1968 baseball season: an epic battle of pitchers, Bob Gibson and Denny McClain, which culminated in one of the greatest World Series of all time.

To the finish line : a world champion triathlete's guide to your perfect race

October 11, 2017
Wellington, Chrissie, 1977- author.
New York : Center Street, 2017.
352 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The Ironman world champion provides guidance for athletes of all levels who are interested in training for a triathlon, offering practical advice, inside information, and inspiration for meeting the challenges encountered in this type of race.

The Chicago Cubs : story of a curse

October 10, 2017
Cohen, Rich, author.
New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2017]
x, 273 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
"There's no rooting in the press box" -- "Don't hate on '08" -- 1060 West Addison Street -- Big shoulders, tiny feet -- Year of the goat -- The wilderness -- The chemo coach -- The red line -- The big question -- What is the sound of one Cubs fan not clapping? -- Got milk? Got pot. -- Go Cubs go! -- Post-season -- World Series! -- Game seven -- Afterward.
After his first Cubs game when Rich Cohen was eight, his father asked him to make a promise. "Promise me you will never be a Cubs fan. The Cubs do not win," he explained, "and because of that, a Cubs fan will have a diminished life determined by low expectations. That team will screw up your life." Here he captures the story of the team, its players and crazy days-- not just what happened, but what it felt like and what it meant. He searches for the cause of the famous curse, and came to see the curse as a burden but also as a blessing.

Second nature : the legacy of Ric Flair and the rise of Charlotte

October 4, 2017
Flair, Ric, 1949- author.
©2017
xvi, 368 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 25 cm
Part I. Life as the nature boy. Introduction. Hello Dallas, my dear friend: History, fate, and destiny ; Entering immortality ; To be the man, you gotta beat the man ; I was in Paradise--it was all a mirage ; What a year ; An offer I couldn't refuse ; On my way home -- Part II. Growing up Fliehr: and so it begins...: A beautiful life ; A blessing and a curse ; Adversity comes in many forms ; Where do I go now? ; Lost ; I thought it was just dinner ; A whole new world -- Part III. Life will never be the same: Sweet child of mine -- Part IV. Reunited: Building the future: we are NXT ; You say you want a revolution ; Defining a generation -- Part V. Dedications.
"Ric Flair is a 16-time World Champion and two-time WWE Hall of Fame inductee. His four-decades long career is recognized as one of the greatest of all time, but with success comes a price ... His life away from the cameras includes personal struggles, controversy, and family tragedy. Through his bond with [his daughter] Charlotte, he's becoming the father he needs to be while rediscovering the legend he has always been"--Provided by publisher.

Heard but not seen : Richard Nixon, Frank Robinson and the All-Star game's most debated play

October 3, 2017
Dressman, Denny, author.
Denver : Comserv Books, ©2015.
ix, 116 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
More than 16 million viewers saw the 1970 All-Star Game on national television, and more than 50,000 baseball fans watched in person at Riverfront Stadium. But a group of sports writers could only listen to a description of the most debated play in All-Star Game history, the Pete Rose-Ray Fosse home plate collision. Heard but not seen tells the best behind-the-scenes story, never told until now.

The dressage seat : achieving a beautiful, effective seat in every gait and movement

September 25, 2017
Beran, Anja, author.
©2017
167 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm
Includes index.
"Originally published in the German language as Der Dressursitz by Crystal Verlag, Wentorf" --Title page verso.
The dressage seat from the rider's point of view -- Advanced concepts : from a supple seat to aiding effectively -- A brief discussion of breathing -- Psychological aspects -- The dressage seat from the physiotherapist's point of view : advice for erect posture and a sensitive seat -- Practical exercises -- In conclusion -- Appendix : prerequisites for learning to sit well.

The quarterback whisperer : how to build an elite NFL quarterback

September 25, 2017
Arians, Bruce, author.
©2017
239 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
The perfect QB -- Peyton Manning -- What to look for in a QB -- Kelly Holcomb -- Play calling -- Ben Roethlisberger -- Andrew Luck -- The year football beat cancer -- Carson Palmer -- The future.
A two-time Coach of the Year, Brian Arians has had a hand in developing more Pro Bowl quarterbacks than any coach in NFL history--from Peyton Manning to Ben Roethlisberger to Andrew Luck to Carson Palmer. If NFL quarterbacks are the kings of the sporting world, then Arians is the ultimate kingmaker.

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