Sports

"Batting Cleanup, Bill Conlin"

Edited by Kevin Kerrane

Three decades of reporting from one of the most provocative sports writers in the country

240 pages | 6 x 9

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The Audacity of Hoop

Basketball and the Age of Obama

Alexander Wolff

The influence Barack Obama has had on basketball and vice versa, in essays and photographs

192 pages | 10 x 8 | 108 color photos, 22 halftones

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Ball Don't Lie!

Myth, Genealogy, and Invention in the Cultures of Basketball

Yago Colás

Examining the nature, origin, and purpose of popular myths in basketball, past and present

228 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 color photo

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Bill Giles and Baseball

John B. Lord

The extraordinary story of the man who helped bring a World Series championship back to Philadelphia

328 pages | 6 x 9

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Biz Mackey, a Giant behind the Plate

The Story of the Negro League Star and Hall of Fame Catcher

Rich Westcott

Now in Paperback—the first biography of arguably the greatest catcher in the Negro Leagues

208 pages | 5.375 x 8.5 | 1 table, 3 figures, 20 halftones

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The Bottom Line

Observations and Arguments on the Sports Business

Andrew Zimbalist

Feisty essays from one of the nation's top sports economists

312 pages | 6 x 9

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The Boxing Scene

Thomas Hauser

From the bestselling author, an insider’s look into a year of “the sweet science”

256 pages | 6 x 9

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The Burden of Over-representation

Race, Sport, and Philosophy

Grant Farred

Probing the cultural and philosophical forces at play in three under-regarded moments in sports history

240 pages | 6 x 9 | 3 halftones

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A Century of Philadelphia Sports

Rich Westcott

An engaging history of sports in the Philadelphia area during the twentieth century

400 pages | 7 x 10 | 151 halftones

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Circling the Bases

Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry

Andrew Zimbalist

A look at the future of the business of sports in America

234 pages | 5.5 x 8.25 | 14 tables

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Distant Corners

American Soccer's History of Missed Opportunities and Lost Causes

David Wangerin

From bestselling author David Wangerin, a history of America's on-again, off-again, and on-again love affair with the beautiful game

264 pages | 6 x 9 | 18 halftones

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Dominican Baseball

New Pride, Old Prejudice

Alan Klein

From the author of Sugarball, a look at the important and contested relationship between Major League Baseball and Dominican player development

200 pages | 6 x 9

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The Eagles Encyclopedia

Champions Edition

Ray Didinger with Robert S. Lyons

An updated edition of the best-selling book The Eagles Encyclopedia celebrating the Super Bowl Champions, the E-A-G-L-E-S!

512 pages | 8.3125 x 10.875 | 33 color photos, 368 halftones

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Equal Play

Title IX and Social Change

Edited by Andrew Zimbalist and Nancy Hogshead-Makar

A reader of influential essays on the history and future of Title IX

328 pages | 7 x 10 | 7 tables

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The Eternal Present of Sport

Rethinking Sport and Religion

Daniel A. Grano

Rethinking the changes surrounding religion and elite sport cultures

282 pages | 6 x 9 | 1 halftone

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