New Arrivals · Sports & Outdoor Recreation

October 18, 2014
These titles were recently added to the collection of the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County.

The Handmade Skateboard design & build a custom longboard, cruiser, or street deck from scratch

October 17, 2014
Berger, Matt.
Nashville, TN Spring House Press 2014.
153 p. : col. ill. ; 25 cm.
Includes index.
The Handmade Skateboard is the definitive book on building custom skate decks of all shapes and sizes. A design guide covers everything you need to know about sizing and shaping your deck and choosing the right trucks and hardware. And detailed photos, illustrations and clear written instruction throughout provide all the information and motivation you need to make your own skateboard from scratch.


October 17, 2014
Howley, Kerry.
Louisville, Kentucky : Sarabande Books, [2014]
282 pages ; 20 cm
"Acclaimed journalist Kerry Howley infiltrates the world of mixed martial arts and the lives of aspiring cage fighters. For three years, Howley follows these fighters as they tear ligaments and lose a third of their body mass to make weight, and is drawn deeply into this riveting culture of violence"-- Provided by publisher.

The running revolution : how to run faster, farther, and injury-free -- for life

October 16, 2014
Romanov, Nicholas S., author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, 2014.
xv, 220 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes indexes.
Two-time Olympic coach Dr. Nicholas Romanov provides both beginning and experienced runners with the crucial knowledge they need to develop a better stride that will improve performance and minimize wear and tear on the body. Topics presented include how to run greater distances while sustaining optimum form; what the anatomy of the foot reveals about running mechanics; essential warm-up routines and exercises; proper technique for pain-free running; how to choose the right running shoes, and tips on how to go barefoot; and a four-week training program.

Swim, bike, run-- eat : the complete guide to fueling your triathlon

October 14, 2014
Holland, Tom, 1969-
Beverly, MA : Fair Winds Press, [2014].
192 pages : color illustrations ; 26 cm
Nutrition 101. Fuel: the fourth discipline of triathlon -- Carbohydrates -- Protein -- Fats -- Hydration -- Supplements and ergogenic aids -- Training fuel. Dieting down: getting to your perfect race weight -- Filling the tank: fueling your workouts -- Refueling: recovery nutrition -- Paleo, vegan, all-natural, and more: fueling with specialty diets -- Racing fuel. How do I carry all this? Race-day logistics -- Fueling your sprint triathlon -- Fueling your Olympic distance triathlon -- Fueling your half-Iron distance triathlon -- Fueling your full-Iron distance triathlon -- Recipes for triathletes. Power meals and power smoothies.

101 western dressage exercises for horse & rider

October 14, 2014
Ballou, Jec Aristotle.
North Adams, MA : Storey Publishing, [2014]
239 pages : illustrations ; 22 x 29 cm
Text is parallel to spine.
Includes index.

Once upon a playground : a celebration of classic American playgrounds, 1920-1975

October 14, 2014
Biondo, Brenda, author.
xxi, 154 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 29 cm
1920s & 1930s -- 1940s & 1950s -- 1960s & 1970s.
Before today's safety-minded structures of wood and plastic, America's playgrounds were full of tottering seesaws, dizzying merry-go-rounds, and towering metal slides. Documenting the evolution of American playgrounds between 1920 and 1975, Once Upon a Playground is a visual tribute to these iconic structures, celebrating their place in our culture and the collective memories of generations. In it, contemporary photos of vintage pieces of playground equipment are juxtaposed with images of the very same pieces as they were shown in classic catalogs, postcards, and photographs. The result is a haunting time capsule showing a rapidly vanishing part of our country's cultural heritage.

Boy on ice : the life and death of Derek Boogaard

October 13, 2014
Branch, John (Sports reporter), author.
New York : W.W. Norton & Company, [2014]
371 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.
The "death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a ... work of narrative nonfiction, ... reporter John Branch tells the ... story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death"

Salt, sweat, tears : the men who rowed the ocean

October 8, 2014
Rackley, Adam, 1981- author.
New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2014].
xiv, 215 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, map ; 22 cm
"The true-life adventure of two men who rowed across the Atlantic Ocean and the history of those who came before More people have climbed Mount Everest than have rowed across the Atlantic. For more than seventy days, Adam Rackley and his rowing partner ate, slept and rowed in a boat seven meters long by two meters wide, in one of the world's most extreme environments. This is his story of adventure, endurance, and self-discovery. They were following in the wake of pioneers. In 1896 George Harbo and Frank Samuelsen, a pair of Norwegian fisherman, crossed the 2,500 miles in a wooden fishing dory--and their record stood for 114 years. John Fairfax, a smuggler, a gambler, and a shark hunter, was the first to complete the feat singlehandedly in 1969. Others have followed; some have not survived the attempt. This is their story, too."-- Provided by publisher.

Mr. Hockey : my story

October 7, 2014
Howe, Gordie, 1928- author.
New York : G. P. Putnam's Sons, [2014].
xiii, 242 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color); 24 cm
Includes index.
A personal account by the hockey Hall of Famer traces his Depression-era childhood, record-setting career and enduring relationships with his wife and children.

Vagrant kings : David Stern, Kevin Johnson and the NBA's orphan team

October 7, 2014
Graswich, R. E., author.
xii, 256 pages ; 23 cm.

The best in the world : at what I have no idea

October 7, 2014
Jericho, Chris.
New York, New York : Gotham, [2014].
xx, 412 pages, 8 (unnumbered) pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
"The New York Times bestselling author, wrestler, metal rocker, and over-the-top media personality shares his latest wild and hilarious adventures. World Wrestling Entertainment has named Chris Jericho as one of the top ten wrestlers--and one of the top five talkers--of all time. Certainly, the past six years have been spectacular for Jericho. After a sluggish return from his 2005 sabbatical, Jericho found new inspiration in watching No Country for Old Men and completely reinvented his character--ultimately going on to capture three world WWE titles. The Best in the World chronicles some of the incredible and often preposterous highlights of Jericho's recent career, including: How Mickey Rourke challenged Jericho to a match, then backed out; Jericho's award-winning feud with Shawn Michaels, which culminated in Jericho knocking out Michael's wife in the ring, for real; his escape from the 2010 Icelandic volcanoes in a broken-down, European rental-car shuttle; his encounters with Bob Barker, Ozzy Osbourne, Metallica, Al Sharpton, and Mike Tyson; and his on-again-off-again relationship with WWE chief Vince McMahon. Jericho has a one-of-a-kind comedic voice and a knack for getting himself into screwball situations--both in and out of the ring. See for yourself why he is the best in the world"-- Provided by publisher.

Bouts of mania : Ali, Frazier, and Foreman and an America on the ropes

October 2, 2014
Hoffer, Richard.
Boston, MA : Da Capo Press, a member of the Perseus Books Group, [2014]
vi, 278 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
"Describes the ... era when Muhammad Ali, Joe Frazier, and George Foreman fought each other in every possible combination, on nearly every possible continent. In their most memorable bouts from 1971 to 1975, the three men created athletic set pieces that continue to resonate: the Fight of the Century, Down Goes Frazier!, the Rumble in the Jungle, and the Thrilla in Manila. Their fights for the heavyweight belt ... made for a roiling and convulsive tournament, all the more striking against a backdrop of national dysfunction"-- Provided by publisher.

Kayaking made easy : a manual for beginners with tips for the experienced

September 30, 2014
Stuhaug, Dennis O.
Guilford, Connectict : FalconGuides, an imprint of Globe Pequot Press, [2013]
x, 268 pages : color illustrations ; 24 cm
Includes index.

The goaltenders' union : hockey's greatest puckstoppers, acrobats, and flakes

September 29, 2014
Oliver, Greg, author.
Toronto, Ontario : ECW Press, [2014]
312 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color) ; 23 cm.
In hockey, goalies have always been a contradiction--solitary men in a team game, the last line of defence and the stalwarts expected to save the day after any and every miscue and collapse from his teammates. It's no wonder that anyone who played the position has had his sanity questioned; yet some of the biggest innovations in the game have come from its puckstoppers. In The Goaltenders' Union, Greg Oliver and Richard Kamchen talk to more than 60 keepers of yesterday and today, finding common threads to their stories, and in dozens of interviews about them with other coaches and players. From Gilles "Gratoony the Loony" Gratton, who refused to play because the moon was out of alignment with Jupiter, to Jonathan Quick, the athletically gifted master keeper of today's game, the book is an entertaining and enlightening peek behind the mask.

The last great walk : the true story of a 1909 walk from New York to San Francisco, and why it matters today

September 29, 2014
Curtis, Wayne.
[Emmaus, Pennsylvania] : Rodale, [2014]
xix, 236 pages ; 22 cm
"Distributed to the trade by Macmillan"--Copyright page.
Part 1. Body. Leaving New York -- Upright bearing -- I sit, therefore I am -- Part 2. Mind. Braincases -- Knowing where you are -- Part 3. Land. The geography of walking -- Walk, don't walk -- Learning to walk again.

Fifty places to paddle before you die

September 25, 2014
Santella, Chris, author.
New York : Stewart, Tabori & Chang, 2014.
223 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm


September 25, 2014
Guilford, CT : FalconGuides, 2014.
vii, 136 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
"Basic Illustrated Kayaking is a guide to recreational, flatwater kayaking aimed at both beginners and casual paddlers"-- Provided by publisher.

Game plan : the art of building a winning football team

September 24, 2014
Polian, Bill.
Chicago, IL : Triumph Books, [2014]
285 pages : black & white illustrations ; 24 cm.

The Graves County boys : a tale of Kentucky basketball, perseverance, and the unlikely championship of the Cuba Cubs

September 19, 2014
Walker, Marianne, 1933-
xxii, 237 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Previously titled: When Cuba conquered Kentucky, 1999.
Originally published: Nashville, TN : Rutledge Hill Press, 1999.

Roller derby rivals

September 19, 2014
Macy, Sue, author.
New York : Holiday House, [2014]
31 pages ; illustrations (chiefly color) ; 29 cm
Tune in now for the thrills and spills of Roller Derby live in New York City, 1948, as Midge "Toughie" Brasuhn and Gerry Murray show their high-speed, hard hitting rivalry on the roller derby track at the dawn of the television era.

30 Years of WrestleMania

September 18, 2014
Shields, Brian, author.
223 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), portraits ; 28 cm.
Includes index.
Celebrate 30 years of WrestleMania! 30 years of WrestleMania provides amazing in-depth coverage of WWE's Wrestlemania from its inception right up to the present day. You can relive each exciting match with exclusive interviews with Superstars, Divas and more. Stunning visuals and never-before-seen shots bring the world of Wrestlemania to life, plus there's behind-the-scenes coverage of historic matches and in-depth discussions of each Wrestlemania event. 30 years of WrestleMania is perfect for wrestling fans who want to get up close and personal with all their wrestling heroes.

A history of women's boxing

September 15, 2014
Smith, Malissa, author.
Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2014]
xxii, 311 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates ; 24 cm
She-devils and Amazonian tigresses : women enter the boxing ring -- Victorian ladies boxing -- Boxing, women, and the mores of change -- Encountering the modern : Flappers, Mae West, and the war years -- Boxing in the Age of the "Mighty Atom" -- Burning bras, taking on the "sheriff," and winning the right to fight -- A ring of their own -- These ladies love the ring -- Christy Martin and the pinking of the velvet ropes -- Women's boxing and the fame game -- The amateurs -- The state of things : 1722 to 2012 and beyond.
A History of Women's Boxing traces the history of the sport back to the 1700s, through the 2012 Olympic Games when women were first allowed to box, and up to the present. Rich in detail and exhaustively researched, this book illuminates the struggles, obstacles, and successes of the women who fought and continue to fight in the ring and out to gain respect in a sport traditionally considered for men alone. Inside-the-ring action is brought to life through photographs, newspaper clippings, and anecdotes, as are the stories of the women who played important roles outside the ring, from spectators and judges to managers and trainers.

Rickey & Robinson : the true, untold story of the integration of baseball

September 11, 2014
Kahn, Roger.
New York, NY : Rodale, [2014]
xi, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Includes index.
"In Rickey & Robinson, legendary sportswriter Roger Kahn at last reveals the true, unsanitized account of the integration of baseball, a story that for decades has relied on inaccurate secondhand reports. This story contains exclusive reporting and personal reminiscences that no other writer can produce, including revelatory material he'd buried in his notebooks in the '40s and '50s, back when sportswriters were still known to "protect" players and baseball executives. That starts first and foremost with an in-depth examination of the two men chiefly responsible for making integration happen: Branch Rickey and Jackie Robinson. Considering Robinson's exalted place in American culture (as evidenced by the remarkable success of the recent biopic), the book's eye-opening revelations are sure to generate controversy as well as conversation. No other sportswriter working today carries Kahn's authority when writing about this period in baseball history, and the publication of this book, Kahn's last, is a true literary event. In Rickey & Robinson, Kahn separates fact from myth to present a truthful portrait of baseball and its participants at a critical juncture in American history"-- Provided by publisher.

Adventure Carolinas : your go-to guide for multi-sport outdoor recreation

September 10, 2014
Miller, Joe, 1956- author.
Chapel Hill : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
160 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
"Have you ever wanted to take up a new outdoor sport but thought, "Not me" or "Where do I begin"? In this unique take-it-with-you guide, Miller introduces you to sixteen adventure sports in the Carolinas, from water to land and through all four seasons. For each experience, Miller includes location, how to start, associated costs, organizations that can help you begin, physical and mental demands of each activity, and whether the activities are seasonal or competitive. Activities include mountain biking, flat-water and whitewater paddling, scuba diving, climbing, backcountry exploration, skiing, snowboarding and tubing, kiteboarding, hang gliding, and ziplining"-- Provided by publisher.

The storm and the tide : tragedy, hope and triumph in Tuscaloosa

September 10, 2014
Anderson, Lars, author.
229 pages : map ; 24 cm
Describes how, in the wake of the 2011 tornado that killed fifty-three people and became the most devastating storm of its kind in Alabama history, University of Alabama athletes aided the community.


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