It’s always best to write your memoir before someone writes your biography. Play Hungry joins a lineup of several books about Pete Rose.
“Michael Serazio has done a remarkable analysis, and this book offers any student of American culture and sport much to contemplate.”
“[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
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.
“In 2014, Roger Angell was in Cooperstown at the Baseball Hall of Fame to receive the J. G.
“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.”
“One can only imagine what the publication of Commander in Cheat will produce on the president’s Twitter feed.
“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.
“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
“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
“For the diehard pro football fan interested in peeking behind the helmet, Quarterback makes absorbing reading.”
“In Breaking Barriers, Stark has taken on an important chapter in American Sport and in the history of desegregation in America.”
“should be treasured by baseball historians and students of international relations, as well as, anyone interested in baseball, Cuba, and American foreign policy.”
“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.”
“The Big Fella is an essential addition to the Babe Ruth canon.
“Pomerantz has created a fascinating and sympathetic portrait of a superstar athlete whose human sensitivities are on display and whose complexities are laid bare.”
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
For better or worse, the United States Football League brought us football in the spring, challenge flags, and the two-point conversion after touchdown.
“a very accomplished piece of sport history and a very good read for any fan of the game.”
For those with even a rudimentary knowledge of pro football, names like Vince Lombardi and Bill Belichick may be familiar.
Every major sport in every country has at least one iconic venue associated with it.
Parts of this book might have been written by the American couple deliberately run over by a car driven by alleged ISIS supporters in Tajikistan this summer.
Remembering the Greatest Coaches and Games of the NFL Glory Years is a stroll down Memory Lane for this reviewer, who was raised as a diehard fan of the Tom Landry era Dallas Cowboys.
Over the past four decades, international soccer has served as a vehicle for those in charge of it to siphon off hundreds of millions of dollars in under-the-table payments and bribes.