A Good Sport, a Good Book

These days it seems like every sport is in the news: college basketball and March Madness; professional hockey, basketball, baseball’s spring training…even golf and football pop up now and then. Cook Library has plenty of new sports books to inspire and entertain you. Click on the titles below to check availability in our online catalog.

Biographies
Fear is a Choice: Tackling Life’s challenges with dignity, faith and determination by James Connor
KG A to Z: An uncensored encyclopedia of life, basketaball and everything in between by Keven Garnett
Knockout by Mia King
Rapture: Fifteen Teams, Four Countries, One NBA CHampionship, and How To Find a Way To Win by Nick Nurse
Sparrin’ with Smokin’ Joe: Joe Frazier’s Epic Rivalry with Ali by Glenn Lewis

The Story Behind the Story
The Back Roads to March : the Unsung, Unheralded, and Unknown Heroes of a College Basketball Season by John Feinstein
From Hang Time to Prime Time : Business, Entertainment, and the Birth of the Modern-Day NBA by Pete Croatto
Seven Days in Augusta : Behind the Scenes at the Masters by Mark Cannizzaro

Sportswriters and Sports Writing
Best American Sports Writing 2020 edited by Jackie MacMullen
Gods at Play: An Eyewitness Account of Great Moments in American Sports by Tom Callahan
Our Last Season : A Writer, a Fan, a Friendship by Harvey Araton
Own the Arena : Getting Ahead, Making a Difference, and Succeeding as the Only One by Katrina M. Adams
Talking to GOATS : The Moments You Remember and the Stories You Never Heard by Jim Gray

One Singular Sensation : Athletes who played only one game in the Big Leagues
The Cup of Coffee Club : 11 Players and Their Brush with Baseball History by Jacob Kornhauser
One to Remember : Stories from 39 Members of the NHL’s One Goal Club by Ken Reid

Sports History
42 Today : Jackie Robinson and His Legacy, edited by Michael G. Long
City of Champions : A History of Triumph and Defeat in Detroit by Stefan Szymanski and Silke-Maria Wieneck
The Eagles of Heart Mountain : A True Story of Football, Incarceration and Resistance in World War II America by Bradford Pearson
Faster : How a Jewish Driver, an American Heiress, and a Legendary Car Beat Hitler’s Best by Neal Bascomb
Our Team : the Epic Story of Four Men and the World Series that Changed Baseball by Luke Epplin
War fever : Boston, Baseball and America in the Shadow of the Great War by Randy Roberts and Johnny Smith

The Sports Fan
Loving Sports When They Don’t Love You Back : Dilemmas of the Modern Fan by Jessica Luther and Kavitha A. Davidson
Pee Wees: Confessions of a Hockey Parent by Rich Cohen
Tailgreat : How to Crush It at Tailgating by John Currence

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