Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball's Color Line - Tom Dunkel

Color Blind: The Forgotten Team That Broke Baseball’s Color Line (Atlantic, $25),by Tom Dunkel, is sports journalism and narrative history at its best. While most Americans think of Jackie Robinson’s debut in the Major Leagues as the event that broke the color barrier in baseball, Dunkel has unearthed a remarkable and previously untold story of a formidable semipro baseball team in the mid 1930s that included some of the nation’s most talented black ball players, including Satchel Paige and Quince Troupe. The team didn’t play in New York City or Chicago or a major metropolitan area, but in the drought-ravaged, Depression-ravaged remoteness of Bismarck, North Dakota, in the mid 1930s.

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ISBN: 9780802121370
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Published: Grove Press - April 8th, 2014

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)
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