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.

The Rumble in the Jungle

By Lewis A. Erenberg

The Rumble in the Jungle

This analysis of the monumental 1974 boxing match offers no new insights for readers.

Swing Kings: The Inside Story of Baseball’s Home Run Revolution

Chronicling the rise of the Moneyball Generation.

Why We Swim

By Bonnie Tsui

Why We Swim

An entertaining look at humans’ affinity for moving through water.