Chris Lamb’s Blackout: The Untold Story of Jackie Robinson’s First Spring Training (Bison Books, 2006) is now available as an audiobook on Audible. Steeping his story in its complex cultural context, Lamb describes Robinson’s determination and anxiety, the reaction of … Continue reading New Audiobook!
Jackson Adams and Anna Weir are publicists at UNP. Today they share their thoughts about a couple upcoming titles they are particularly excited about as readers. The books in this discussion will be published in August. Jackson Adams: I think we all have a fairly … Continue reading Publicist Picks: Jewish Sports Legends and Redefining Westerns
Books The Wax Pack: On the Open Road in Search of Baseball’s Afterlife Brad Balukjian Review in the Los Angeles Times: “If you are looking for a way to pass the time, I highly recommend a new baseball book that … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following is an excerpt from The Greatest Upset Never Seen by Jack Danilewicz (Nebraska, 2019). Chapter 7: Miracle on Ward Avenue December 23, 1982. Not yet half past 6:00 p.m., but already darkness has arrived in the tourist district … Continue reading Excerpt: The Greatest Upset Never Seen
Books Three Seconds in Munich: The Controversial 1972 Olympic Basketball Final David A. F. Sweet Praise from Publishers Weekly: “Sportswriter Sweet presents this clear-eyed account of the scandalous end to the 1972 Olympic men’s basketball final… Sweet’s excellent reporting sheds light … Continue reading News and Reviews
John J. Harney is an assistant professor of history at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky. His new book, Empire of Infields: Baseball in Taiwan and Cultural Identity, 1895-1968, is available now. A Pillar of the Game Oh Sadaharu had one of the most … Continue reading From the Desk of John Harney: A Pillar of the Game
Book Birthdays celebrate one year of a book’s life in tweets, reviews, and more. This June we’re saying Happy First Book Birthday to Amy Essington’s The Integration of the Pacific Coast League! About the Book: While Jackie Robinson’s 1947 season with … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday to The Integration of the Pacific Coast League!
The U.S. Open has been the most prestigious American tennis tournament for five decades although its roots date back more than 130 years. Serving as the last of the Grand Slam tournaments, the U.S. Open celebrates its 50th Anniversary today … Continue reading 50 Years of the U.S. Open and the United States Tennis Association
Books Outside the Bible Edited by Louis H. Feldman, James L. Kugel, and Lawrence H. Schiffman Praise from Jewish Review of Books: “The fruit of an extraordinary collaboration… Outside the Bible will replace classic earlier anthologies as the premier compendium of primary texts … Continue reading News and Reviews