Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey by Amanda Ottaway. About the Book: Unlike the stories of most … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Rebounders!
The following is an excerpt from Citizen Akoy: Basketball and the Making of a South Sudanese American by Steve Marantz (February 2019). From Chapter 6: Trust Eric Behrens called basketball a “trust game.” By that he meant that its flow—spontaneous and … Continue reading EXCERPT: Citizen Akoy
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in February. Jackson Adams: I’ve been fascinated by colonial America since reading A People’s … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Creek Nation, Local Legends, and other February Books
Books The Integration of the Pacific Coast League: Race and Baseball on the West Coast Amy Essington Included in the New York Times Book Review’s Summer Reading List. The Roger Kahn Reader: Six Decades of Sportswriting Roger Kahn; … Continue reading News and Reviews
Awards Black Jesus and Other Superheroes Venita Blackburn Finalist for the 2018 Young Lions Fiction Award: “The Young Lions Fiction Award not only celebrates the rising stars in the world of literature, it also ensures that readers can look forward … Continue reading News and Reviews
Books The Pitcher and the Dictator: Satchel Paige’s Unlikely Season in the Dominican Republic Averell “Ace” Smith Article on the author and book in the Los Angeles Times: “While baseball is at the heart of the book, The Pitcher and the … Continue reading News and Reviews
Awards 2018 SABR Research Award Winners From the Dugouts to the Trenches Baseball During the Great War Jim Leeke From the Award Committee Chair: “An illuminating and thorough examination of one of the least understood periods of baseball. Rich … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is by Amanda Ottaway, author of The Rebounders: A Division I Basketball Journey (March 2018). Ottaway is a journalist in New York City. She attended Davidson College on a full athletic scholarship and majored in English. Her work has appeared in the Nation magazine, … Continue reading After the Last Buzzer
Tayler Lord and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP who share a cubicle and cannot stop talking about books (or how cold it is in the said communal-cubicle). Today they also share their thoughts about a few upcoming titles they’re particularly excited about … Continue reading Contemporary American Poetry, College Athletes, and Other March Books
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, NetGalley ratings, and more! This month we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to The Baron and the Bear: Rupp’s Runts, Haskin’s Miners, and the Season that Changed Basketball Forever (Nebraska, 2016) … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to the Baron and the Bear!