Soccer in America: The Official Book of the US Soccer Federation

When I brought home 100 Years of Soccer in America (Rizzoli, $45), my husband and son—one a coach, the other an avid player—both lunged for it at the same time, and we spent the next hour looking through the pictures of the crucial matches together. Can there be a better endorsement? This coffee table book by the U.S. Soccer Federation is a necessary artifact and a graceful survey of the diverse and crucial history of the sometimes-beleaguered U.S. soccer landscape. Its general nature makes it a keepsake for players and soccer-lovers of all ages, and it strikes a beautiful balance in coverage of both the men’s and women’s teams. The chapters detailing the early immigrant leagues are especially fascinating. You can be sure that no soccer fan on your holiday list already has a book like this because, a hundred years in the making, there never has been a book like this.
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By Sunil Gulati (Foreword by), President Bill Clinton (Preface by), Tony Dicicco (Contributions by), Alexi Lalas (Contributions by), Landon Donovan (Contributions by)
$45.00
ISBN: 9780847840922
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Published: Rizzoli - September 3rd, 2013

The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes: From the Velocipede to the Pinarello - Tom Ambrose

With Capital Bikeshare, enthusiasm for two-wheels is reaching the mainstream in D.C., so what better time to revisit where the vehicle has been—as the working man’s horse, a leisure activity, or the athlete’s rocket. If you loved It’s All About the Bike, Tom Ambrose’s encyclopedic new book provides more of the developments and stories that made Robert Penn’s previous journey through bicycle construction and design so fascinating. The History of Cycling in Fifty Bikes (Rodale, $25) is an illustrated compendium chock-full of photographs, inventors, and technical developments that show how bicycles are both elegant and innovative.
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$25.00
ISBN: 9781623361310
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Published: Rodale Books - October 15th, 2013

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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$25.00
ISBN: 9780802120120
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Published: Atlantic Monthly Press - April 2nd, 2013

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$17.00
ISBN: 9780802121370
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Published: Grove Press - April 8th, 2014

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