Reading List: Football

School is back in session and Husker Football season is in full swing in Lincoln, Nebraska. If you only have football on your mind, this list of books is for you. Check out the football sale for more! 

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Present at the Creation (November 2017)

Upton Bell with Ron Borges

“A highly enjoyable book that should be on every football fan’s reading list.”—John Maxymuk, Library Journal starred-review


Forever Red

Steve Smith

“I’m not sure better prose exists on what it’s like to be a Nebraska football fan.”—Brandon Vogel, Hail Varsity



Football Revolution

Bart Wright

“For avid fans, Football Revolution will inspire friendly arguments over the staying power of the spread—and what might supersede it someday.”—Bob Boyles, Wall Street Journal



The Art of Football

Michael Oriard

“A gorgeous and thoughtful overview of the visual record of the early years of the game.”—John Maxymuk, Library Journal starred review


Moments of Impact

Jaime Schultz

Moments of Impact is an excellent book that American cultural, sport, and public historians should be aware of.”—Matt Follett, Sport in American History



A Payroll to Meet

David Whitford

“Should be required reading for every college president.”—Frederick C. Klein, Wall Street Journal




John Dechant

““John Dechant’s Scoreless is peerless among sports books focused on a particular game or season.”—Mike Towle, author of I Remember Walter Payton 


And for our readers who prefer “the other football…”


Defying Expectations (November 2017)

Simon Veness and Susan Veness

“The authors have gotten to the heart of a vital story about starting a soccer team in North America that highlights Phil Rawlins’s unquenchable passion for the game, and the drive needed to be successful.”—Gary Mellor, managing director of Beswicks Sports (UK)



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