In his latest book, Tim Wendel, author of Summer of ’68, brings to life the 1991 World Series. He argues that this year had the best Series of all time – and his argument is pretty convincing. Through interviews with those who were there as well as his signature innate understanding of the game, Wendel recreates the suspense of the games. All baseball fans can relate to the journey these teams made on their way to the World Series. Perhaps what is most compelling, however, is that Wendel uses this story as a way to talk about the way Major League Baseball has changed as an industry. All told, this book is an important addition to the canon of baseball writing, and a great example of the literary potential of baseball.

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Published: Da Capo Press - April 2014

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Published: Da Capo Press - March 31st, 2015

Where did Ronaldo learn his signature shuffle? Who first developed the Brazilian style? And why are Italian fans called tifosi? Get ready for World Cup fever by reading Who Invented the Bicycle Kick?: Soccer’s Greatest Legends and Lore (Wm.  Morrow, $14.99),by Paul Simpson and Uli Hesse. This compact book, packed with trivia, will regale you with everything you always wanted to know—and never knew you were missing—about the global history of soccer. Heroes and bad boys; personalities and hidden talents; unforgettable matches and unbelievable shots; original maneuvers and unusual nicknames; curses and streaks—it’s all in here.

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Welcome to pro football in the '70s, the decade that made the NFL the supreme national sport with the advent of Monday Night Football and some truly exciting games. Author Kevin Cook takes us inside the era of immense steroid and amphetamine use, permissive drug and alcohol abuse, poor pay, and devastating brutality on and off the field. It was all part of the game. Told with great panache, a large dose of testosterone, an ear for pitch-black comedy and packed with shocking anecdotes, The Last Headbangers will leave you dizzy but thankfully concussion-free.

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