Wednesday, February 6, 2013

New Sports Books for the New Year

Here are a few of the titles we have just arrived on our shelves in the subjects of sports and recreation.  These include histories, appreciations, and instruction guides.  Follow the links below for location information.  Place a hold on title you want to have sent to your branch.

The Last Boys Picked: Helping Boys Who Don't Play Sports Survive Bullies and Boyhood by Janet Sasson Edgette with Beth Margolis Rupp (Berkley Books, 2012) - this title for parents is to help boys for whom the masculine and competitive world of sports and physical education is not a good fit.

Football Skills and Drills by Tom Bass (Human Kinetics, 2012) - has 114 drills to teach the fundamentals of football.

The National Forgotten League: Entertaining Stories and Observations from Pro Football's First Fifty Years by Dan Daly (University of Nebraska Press, 2012) - traces the early history of the National Football in its earlier less professionalized and more idiosyncratic days.

Ajax, The Dutch, The War: The Strange Tale of Soccer During Europe's Darkest Hour by Simon Kuper (Nation Books, 2012) - a weaving together of soccer, World War II, the Dutch, and Nazi persecution of the Jews into a unique history.

The New Rules of Lifting Supercharged: Ten All-New Programs for Men and Women by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove (Avery, 2012) - the latest installment in the New Rules of Lifting fitness and bodybuilding series.

Running for Women by Jason R. Karp and Carolyn S. Smith (Human Kinetics, 2012) - incorporates factors like physiology, menstruation, pregnancy and menopause into a training manual for women runners.

Grace, Gold and Glory: My Leap of Faith by Gabrielle Douglas with Michelle Burford (Zondervan, 2012) - written by the inspirational teen gymnast from the 2012 Summer Olympics.

Classic Hikes of North America: 25 Breathtaking Treks in the United States and Canada by Peter Potterfield (W.W. Norton and Co., 2012) - a richly illustrated guide to some of the most remarkable hiking experiences in our country and Canada (includes chapters on Yosemite and Kings Canyon in California).

Tom Danielson's Core Advantage: Core Strength for Cycling's Winning Edge by Tom Danielson and Allison Westfahl (VeloPress, 2013) - exercises and workouts to build strength and endurance for the bicycle racer.

How to Fish: An Angler's Meditation by Chris Yates (Overlook Press, 2012) - an extended musing on the joys of fishing.

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