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“While many of the gymnasts gave statements at Nassar’s criminal sentencing, for some, The Girls offers them a first opportunity to speak.

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“What you do in the darkness comes out in the light.”

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Let’s write two or more. This year there are a number of books about the great Chicago baseball player Ernie Banks that made it into the publisher’s lineup.

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“By following her own path, Messineo offers a sense of direction to those who are unmoored or feel lost at sea.”

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“You all right, kid?” This is the question directed by Yogi Berra throughout his life to his son Dale.

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It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.

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“Michael Serazio has done a remarkable analysis, and this book offers any student of American culture and sport much to contemplate.

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“[L]ong before the first mainland cowboy strapped on a six-gun, mounted a horse, and rode across Monument Valley or Texas’s King Ranch, expert horsemen were rounding up cattle on an isolate

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Readers have been waiting for this book since 1991, when Goldberger’s New York Times review of the brand-new Chicago White Sox ballpark was published.

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“In 2014, Roger Angell was in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame to receive the J. G.

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“This is the book that explains, as no one has done before, how the business of basketball, including most importantly the endorsement game, is played.”

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“One can only imagine what the publication of Commander in Cheat will produce on the president’s Twitter feed.

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“The book’s strong point is in its critique of advertising and that industry’s relationship with baseball as a reflection of the changes, for good and bad, in American society.

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“Focusing on the art of sport rather than the noise that surrounds it, Rowan Ricardo Phillips preserves the memorable moments of the 2017 tennis season in

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“Those seeking an introduction to a pivotal era in pro football’s history, and three legendary coaches whose influence is still felt today, will find Guts and Genius to be a lively

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“For the diehard pro football fan interested in peeking behind the helmet, Quarterback makes absorbing reading.”

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“In Breaking Barriers, Stark has taken on an important chapter in American Sport and in the history of desegregation in America.”

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“should be treasured by baseball historians and students of international relations, as well as, anyone interested in baseball, Cuba, and American foreign policy.”

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“this is a book that has much to commend it and little to criticize. It is built on meticulous research and a strong overall conception of the significance of the subject.”

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“The Big Fella is an essential addition to the Babe Ruth canon.

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“Pomerantz has created a fascinating and sympathetic portrait of a superstar athlete whose human sensitivities are on display and whose complexities are laid bare.”

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If Marcel Proust had been a 21st century baseball analytics expert, and chose as his subject a single game, his book might’ve ended up like Rob Neyer’s Power Ball: Anatomy of a Modern Baseball

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For better or worse, the United States Football League brought us football in the spring, challenge flags, and the two-point conversion after touchdown.

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“a very accomplished piece of sport history and a very good read for any fan of the game.”

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For those with even a rudimentary knowledge of pro football, names like Vince Lombardi and Bill Belichick may be familiar.

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