Jewish Jocks - Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy

Jewish sports heroes? You betcha! From boxers like Barney Ross, who dominated the professional ranks in the 1920s and ‘30s, to playground basketball stars who went on to be pros, like Red Holzman and Doph Schayes, to Sid Luckman who originated the position of the modern dropback quarterback, Jews have had an enormous impact on American sports. In Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame (Twelve, $26.99), Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy have compiled fifty biographical portraits that entertain, enlighten, and educate. The range of subjects is diverse, and so are the contributors. They include Simon Schama, David Brooks, Jane Leavy, Sholom Auslander, and David Remn

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By Franklin Foer (Editor), Marc Tracy (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781455516131
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Published: Twelve - October 30th, 2012

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By Franklin Foer (Editor), Marc Tracy (Editor)
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ISBN: 9781455516124
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Published: Twelve - October 1st, 2013

50 Places to Bike Before You Die - Chris Santella

A treat for devoted cyclists and daily commuters alike, Chris Santella’s 50 Places to Bike Before You Die (Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, $24.95) is a useful guide that helps correct what can be a frustrating process for holidaying cyclists: do you decide where to go and then figure out how to bike at your destination? Or vice versa? Santella includes route recommendations from a roster of professional and amateur cyclists; there’s a lot of diversity here, with itineraries ranging from Ragbrai (an epic seven-day bike journey across the plains and rivers of Iowa where bikers are met with homemade pies and cycle past the Field of Dreams) to the rice paddies and unexpected urbanism of Angor Wat. And though it offers nuts-and-bolts tips on grades, trails, climates, and more, this book is never overly technical—the arresting photographs will keep even a neophyte cyclist dreaming of a getaway on two wheels.
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ISBN: 9781584799894
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Published: Stewart, Tabori & Chang - October 1st, 2012

The Last Hero - Howard Bryant

It takes a writer of Howard Bryant’s ability to produce The Last Hero: A Life of Henry Aaron (Anchor, $16.95). Bryant explains the forces that shaped Aaron’s life, from his childhood and youth in the segregated South, to his national recognition in baseball, to his political maturation after he retired from the game. Bryant describes Aaron both as a human being and as the different symbols he came to represent for different Americans. Perhaps the sport’s greatest player, Aaron comes across in this biography as a man with many, heretofore unexplored, dimensions.

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ISBN: 9780375424854
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Published: Pantheon Books - May 11th, 2010

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ISBN: 9780307279927
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Published: Anchor - May 3rd, 2011

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