New Books in Sports

Interviews with Scholars of Sport about their New Books

Sports
1
Georgia Cervin, "Degrees of Difficulty: How Wom...
An interview with Georgia Cervin
55 min
2
Alistair Shearer, "The Story of Yoga: From Anci...
An interview with Alistair Shearer
61 min
3
Janko Tipsarevic, “The Mind-Body Problem” (Open...
An interview with Janko Tipsarevic
76 min
4
Jethro Binns: Founder of Squashskills.com on On...
An interview with Jethro Binns
71 min
5
Jörg Krieger, "Power and Politics in World Athl...
An interview with Jörg Krieger
49 min
6
William J. Morgan, "Sport and Moral Conflict: A...
An interview with William J. Morgan
56 min
7
The #MeToo Movement in China and the Case of Te...
An interview with Dusica Ristivojević
39 min
8
Dave Zirin, "The Kaepernick Effect: Taking a Kn...
An interview with Dave Zirin
45 min
9
Shoutin’ In the Fire: A Conversation with Gradu...
An interview with Dante Stewart
59 min
10
Jen Corrinne Brown, "Trout Culture: How Fly Fis...
An interview with Jen Corrinne Brown
57 min
11
Ben Guest, "Zen and the Art of Coaching Basketb...
An interview with Ben Guest
53 min
12
Rebecca Joyce Kissane and Sarah Winslow, "Whose...
An interview with Rebecca Joyce Kissane and Sarah Winslow
62 min
13
Anthony Ianni, "Centered: Autism, Basketball, a...
An interview with Anthony Ianni
52 min
14
Carl Rommel, "Egypt’s Football Revolution: Emot...
An interview with Carl Rommel
51 min
15
Don Stradley, "The War: Hagler-Hearns and Three...
An interview with Don Stradley
58 min
16
Halimah Marcus, "Horse Girls: Recovering, Aspir...
An interview with Nur Nasreen Ibrahim
46 min
17
Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson, "Loving Sp...
An interview with Jessica Luther and Kavitha Davidson
49 min
18
Petr Roubal, "Spartakiads: The Politics of Phys...
An interview with Petr Roubal
64 min
19
Luke Epplin, "Our Team: The Epic Story of Four ...
An interview with Luke Epplin
51 min
20
Matt Frazier and Robert Cheeke, "The Plant-Base...
An interview with Robert Cheeke
72 min
21
Mariska van Sprundel, "Running Smart: How Scien...
An interview with Mariska van Sprundel
58 min
22
Philippe Vonnard, "Creating a United Europe of ...
An interview with Philippe Vonnard
65 min
23
Fred Gitelman, “In the Cards” (Open Agenda, 2021)
An interview with Fred Gitelman
88 min
24
Jenny Stuber, "Aspen and the American Dream: Ho...
An interview with Jenny Stuber
41 min
25
Buzzy Kerbox, "Making Waves" (Legacy Isle Publi...
An interview with Buzzy Kerbox
70 min
26
Richard Mills, "The Politics of Football in Yug...
An interview with Richard Mills
61 min
27
Greg Larson, "Clubbie: A Minor League Baseball ...
An interview with Greg Larson
36 min
28
Syl Sobel and Jay Rosenstein, "Boxed Out of the...
An interview with Syl Sobel and Jay Rosenstein
57 min
29
Stephen D. Allen, "A History of Boxing in Mexic...
An interview with Stephen D. Allen
59 min
30
Alan McDougall, "Contested Fields: A Global His...
An interview with Alan McDougall
58 min
31
Bob Kuska and Archie Clark, "Shake and Bake: Th...
An interview with Bob Kuska and Archie Clark
49 min
32
Lincoln A. Mitchell, "The Giants and Their City...
An interview with Lincoln A. Mitchell
55 min
33
Sertaç Sehlikoglu, "Working Out Desire: Women, ...
An interview with Sertaç Sehlikoglu
53 min
34
Cat M. Ariail, "Passing the Baton: Black Women ...
An interview with Cat M. Ariail
44 min
35
Jurgen Martschukat, "The Age of Fitness: How th...
An interview with Jurgen Martschukat
84 min
36
Dave Seminara, "Footsteps of Federer: A Fan’s P...
An interview with Dave Seminara
28 min
37
Bradford Pearson, "The Eagles of Heart Mountain...
An interview with Bradford Pearson
57 min
38
Andrew Maraniss, "Singled Out: The True Story o...
An interview with Andrew Maraniss
51 min
39
Bruce Berglund, "The Fastest Game in the World:...
An interview with Bruce Berglund
76 min
40
Elyssa Ford, "Rodeo as Refuge, Rodeo as Rebelli...
An interview with Elyssa Ford
72 min
41
David Ostrowsky, "Pro Sports in 1993: A Signatu...
An interview with David Ostrowsky
47 min
42
Dennis J. Frost, "More Than Medals: A History o...
An interview with Dennis J. Frost
104 min
43
Alisha Rankin, "The Poison Trials: Wonder Drugs...
An Interview with Alisha Rankin
65 min
44
Bradford Pearson, "The Eagles of Heart Mountain...
An interview with Bradford Pearson
44 min
45
R. Roberts and J. Smith, "War Fever: Boston, Ba...
Interview with Randy Roberts
24 min
46
Joshua Mendelsohn, "The Cap: How Larry Fleisher...
Interview with Joshua Mendelsohn
62 min
47
David Trouille, "Fútbol in the Park: Immigrants...
An interview with David Trouille
50 min
48
Ed Caesar, "The Moth and the Mountain: A True S...
An interview with Ed Caesar
31 min
49
Mike Miley, "Truth and Consequences: Game Shows...
An interview with Mike Miley
63 min
50
William W. Kelly, "The Sportsworld of the Hansh...
An interview with William K. Kelly
82 min
51
Daniel Lieberman, "Exercised: How We Did Not Ev...
An interview with Daniel Lieberman
29 min
52
Ronald Hutton, "The Triumph of the Moon: A Hist...
An interview with Ronald Hutton
26 min
53
Pete Croatto, "From Hang Time to Prime Time: Bu...
An interview with Pete Croatto
55 min
54
Melissa Harper, "The Ways of the Bushwalker: On...
An interview with Melissa Harper
57 min
55
Heather L. Dichter, "Soccer Diplomacy: Internat...
In our conversation, we discussed the origins of soccer diplomacy, the diplomatic role of different actors, and whether winning matters for sports diplomats....
50 min
56
Paul Knepper, "The Knicks of the Nineties: Ewin...
Knepper takes a look at a talented, tough New York Knicks squad that was always in contention to win an NBA title but never reached the pinnacle...
66 min
57
Harvey Araton, "Our Last Season: A Writer, a Fa...
Araton's book reads like a mix between Tuesdays with Morrie and a sequel to his book When the Garden was Eden (which chronicled the New York Knicks’ early-70s title teams). It’s a book about friendship, aging and of course, basketball....
47 min
58
Travis Vogan, "ABC Sports: The Rise and Fall of...
Vogan traces the cultural impact of ABC Sports rise in the 1950s until its demise in the 1990s....
54 min
59
Kat D. Williams, "Isabel 'Lefty' Alvarez: The I...
For many of its participants, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League (AAGPBL) offered them an opportunity to change their lives, yet few were as transformed as that of Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez...
42 min
60
Chas Smith, "Cocaine and Surfing: A Sordid Hist...
Irreverent, cynical, and surprisingly erudite, Chas Smith tells us time and time again that he hates being a surf journalist and despise the surfing industry....
63 min
61
Steven M. Ortiz, "The Sport Marriage: Women Who...
Ortiz offers an in-depth analysis of and perceive insight into what is means to be an athlete’s wife in a male-dominated institution of professional sports...
54 min
62
Grégory Quin, "Des Réseaux et des Hommes: Parti...
Quin joins nine other scholars in a critical examination of Switzerland’s sports history...
54 min
63
David Davis, "Wheels of Courage: How Paralyzed ...
Out of the carnage of World War II comes an unforgettable tale about defying the odds and finding hope in the most harrowing of circumstances...
45 min
64
Joel S. Franks, "Asian American Basketball: A C...
What roles has the game played in the lives of individuals and communities of Asian Americans in the United States?
37 min
65
Barbara Keys, "The Ideals of Global Sport: From...
In our conversation, we discussed the origins of Olympism’s moral claims, the nexus between sport and human rights, and why it can be hard to understand the human costs of contemporary mega-events....
50 min
66
Corey Sobel, "The Red Shirt" (UP of Kentucky, 2...
At first, Miles Furling plays football to fit in. By eighth grade he realizes that he is both gay and a football player...
39 min
67
Ralph Carhart, "The Hall Ball" (McFarland, 2020)
For eight years, "The Hall Ball" went on a journey to have its picture taken with every member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, both living and deceased...
40 min
68
Ron Snyder, "The Baltimore Stallions: The Brief...
The Baltimore Stallions. Fans loved them. Then they were no more...
44 min
69
James Carter, "Champions Day: The End of Old Sh...
Shanghai’s status as a bustling, international place both now and in the past hardly needs much introduction, although the centrality of horse racing to the earlier incarnation of the city’s cosmopolitanism is less known...
61 min
70
J. Iber and M. Longoria, "Latinos in American F...
Iber and Longoria the origins of Latino American football, the role of World War II and the Civil Rights movement in expanding opportunities for Latino sportsmen, and the ongoing obstacles to Latino participation in the game that many love....
66 min
71
Lou Hernandez, "Bobby Maduro and the Cuban Suga...
Maduro was greatly responsible for the Cuban League’s recognition by professional baseball (in the US)....
50 min
72
Sasha Abramsky, "Little Wonder: The Fabulous St...
Lottie Dod was the greatest female athlete of all time. And you've never heard of her...
63 min
73
José Alamillo, "Deportes: The Making of a Sport...
Alamillo illustrates how sports intersect in the making of a Latina/o identity, civil rights activities, and community...
44 min
74
Jeremy Bhandari, "Trust the Grind: How World-Cl...
A ‘success habit’ point of view. Learn the secrets behind success, and what it takes to remain on top...
41 min
75
Danyel Reiche and Tamir Sorek, "Sport, Politics...
The edited volume is not only an at times ethnographic dive into Middle Eastern sports’ multiple facets but also in many ways a mapping of how much remains to be explored....
66 min
76
Kathleen Bachynski, "No Game for Boys to Play: ...
Bachynski examines American football from its origins from the perspective of a public health specialist and an historian...
60 min
77
Jennifer Domino Rudolph, "Baseball as Mediated ...
Rudolph analyzes major league baseball’s Latin/o American players—who now make up more than twenty-five percent of MLB...
60 min
78
Wade Davies, "Native Hoops: The Rise of America...
The game, as Davies notes, was not just something imposed upon Natives in locales such as the Indian Industrial Training School in Haskell, Kansas (and elsewhere). The game provided linkages to the Native past...
51 min
79
Ben Cohen, "The Hot Hand: The Mystery and Scien...
Do streaks exist?
40 min
80
John Harney, "Empire of Infields: Baseball in T...
Harney argues that baseball was not necessarily a place for the formation of a Taiwanese nationalist identity, nor was it a space for colonial resistance to the Japanese, but instead it was a site for mutual engagement and cultural genesis with the Japanese...
62 min
81
Allan Downey, "The Creator’s Game: Lacrosse, Id...
Downey examines the role that lacrosse played and continues to play in the construction of settler-colonial and indigenous identity in Canada...
58 min
82
Jonathan Gelber, "Tiger Woods’s Back and Tommy ...
Gelber examines several athletes through the prism of the “Cobra Effect, ”a phenomenon that occurs when an attempted solution to a problem results in an unintended consequence...
34 min
83
Brian Greene, "Until the End of Time: Mind, Mat...
Greene offers the the reader a theory of everything...
117 min
84
Mitchell Nathanson, "Bouton: The Life of a Base...
Nathanson examines the life of Jim Bouton, a journeyman pitcher whose 1970 book, “Ball Four,” was a lightning rod for controversy and became one of the best sports books of all time....
74 min
85
Rebecca J. Kissane and Sarah Winslow, "Whose Ga...
63 min
86
Leslie M. Harris, "Slavery and the University: ...
How involved with slavery were American universities? And what does their involvement mean for us?
56 min
87
David Block, "Pastime Lost: The Humble, Origina...
Block painstakingly recovers the origins of baseball games through a close reading of a wide variety of 18th-century sources including newspaper clippings, novels, and diaries...
54 min
88
Yaron Weitzman, "Tanking to the Top" (Grand Cen...
In Hinkie's view, the best way to reach first was to embrace becoming the worst -- to sacrifice wins in the present in order to capture championships in the future. And to those dubious, Hinkie had a response: Trust The Process, and the results will follow...
39 min
89
Tim Rooney, "John Beilein at Michigan: A Basket...
During his twelve years in Ann Arbor, Beilein became the program's all-time winningest coach, reached two national championship games, won four Big Ten championships and produced eight NBA first-round draft picks...
44 min
90
Gerald R. Gems, "Sport and the Shaping of Civic...
Gems provides readers with an extensive overview of how the diverse stakeholders of the metropolis have "used" sport in their neighborhoods (as well as the broader community) to claim their share of athletic life in the Windy City...
52 min
91
Matt Cook, "Sleight of Mind: 75 Ingenious Parad...
According to Cook, a paradox paradox is a sophisticated kind of magic trick...
51 min
92
Travis Bell et al., "CTE, Media, and the NFL: F...
In "CTE, Media, and the NFL," Bell, Applequist and Dotson-Pierson use media theory to unpack reporting on CTE.
56 min
93
Mort Zachter, "Red Holzman: The Life and Legacy...
From humble beginnings as the son of immigrant parents growing up in Brooklyn, Holzman paved a path of excellence at every level...
38 min
94
Phillipa Chong, “Inside the Critics’ Circle: Bo...
How does the world of book reviews work?
39 min
95
Nicholas Blincoe, "More Noble Than War: A Socce...
Blincoe offers a beautifully narrated and written history of a century of conflict between pre-state Jews and Palestinians and Israeli Jews and Israeli Palestinians after the establishment of the state...
59 min
96
Roger Gilles, "Women on the Move: The Forgotten...
Gilles recovers the history of women’s cycle racing in the 1890s...
58 min
97
Brad Balukjian, "The Wax Pack: On the Open Road...
A combination of Charles Kuralt and Lawrence Ritter, Balukjian’s work examines 14 baseball players pulled from a pack of 1986 Topps baseball cards...
35 min
98
Matthew Goodman, "The City Game: Triumph, Scand...
The 1949-50 CCNY Beavers basketball team were one of the unlikeliest of champions in sports history...
48 min
99
K. Linder et al., "Going Alt-Ac: A Guide to Alt...
If you’re a grad student facing the ugly reality of finding a tenure-track job, you could easily be forgiven for thinking about a career change...
36 min
100
Christopher J. Phillips, "Scouting and Scoring:...
Phillips crafts a compelling narrative sure to delight baseball fans and historians of the human sciences alike...
43 min