The Triumph of the Amateurs

By William Lanouette

The Triumph of the Amateurs

A detail-rich — if somewhat flat — look at a brief era when scullers were superstars.

Double Plays and Double Crosses

An absorbing look at a long-ago scandal that took the shine off the diamond.

Sprinting Through No Man’s Land: Endurance, Tragedy, and Rebirth in the 1919 Tour de France

Recounting how the famed race emerged from the shadow of World War I.

The Triumph of the Amateurs: The Rise, Ruin, and Banishment of Professional Rowing in the Gilded Age

A detail-rich — if somewhat flat — look at a brief era when scullers were superstars.

Double Plays and Double Crosses: The Black Sox and Baseball in 1920

An absorbing look at a long-ago scandal that took the shine off the diamond.

The Capital of Basketball

By John McNamara, with Andrea Chamblee and David Elfin

The Capital of Basketball

This thoroughly researched work illustrates how much the sport owes the city.

Canyon Dreams

By Michael Powell

Canyon Dreams

Playing hard for a ticket off the Rez.

24: Life Stories and Lessons from the Say Hey Kid

An inspiring remembrance from one of baseball’s most beloved players.