Books How to Survive Death and Other Inceonveniences Sue William Silverman Praise from Lilith: “It’s both ironic and not that the title of the book mentions death, since if there was ever a guide for how to live, this is … Continue reading News and Reviews
The following has been excerpted from Sporting Realities: Critical Readings of the Sports Documentary (Nebraska, 2020), edited by Samantha N. Sheppard and Travis Vogan. Introduction Sports documentaries have never been more popular, prestigious, or visible. Such films won the Academy Award … Continue reading Excerpt: Sporting Realities
The following is an excerpt from Jewish Sports Legends: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame, Fifth Edition, (Nebraska, 2020) by Joseph Siegman. Lipman “Lip” Pike United States Born: May 25, 1845, New York, New York Died: October 10, 1893 … Continue reading Excerpt: Jewish Sports Legends
Patrick S. Washburn is a professor emeritus of the E. W. Scripps School of Journalism at Ohio University. He is the author or editor of several books, including A Question of Sedition: The Federal Government’s Investigation of the Black Press during World War … Continue reading From the Desk of Patrick S. Washburn: The Importance of Asking “Why”
Kat D. Williams is a professor of American history at Marshall University. She is board president of the International Women’s Baseball Center and the author of Isabel “Lefty” Alvarez: The Improbable Life of a Cuban American Baseball Star (Nebraska, 2020). Like … Continue reading From the Desk of Kat D. Williams: The Real Strength of Baseball
Save 50% off these books during Women’s History Month! Enter the code 6WHM20 in the promotion code field of your shopping cart and click “Add Promotion Code.” Offer expires March 31, 2020 and is good on U.S. and Canadian shipments only. Continue reading Women’s History Month Sale
Cecil Harris is the author of four books, including Different Strokes: Serena, Venus, and the Unfinished Black Tennis Revolution (February 2020). As we commemorate Black History Month, let’s take a moment to recognize the significant contributions by blacks in an … Continue reading From the Desk of Cecil Harris: Yes, Black History Absolutely Includes Tennis
The following is an excerpt from National Pastimes: Cinema, Sports, and Nation by Katharina Bonzel. The book is the newest title in the Sports, Media, and Society series, which investigates how and why the many different aspects of sports are … Continue reading Excerpt: National Pastimes
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 We Want Fish Sticks: The Bizarre and Infamous Rebranding of the New York Islanders by Nicholas Hirshon. About the Book: … Continue reading Happy Book Birthday We Want Fish Sticks!
The following books are now available in paperback this month. April Twilights Before Willa Cather turned primarily to the fiction that made her reputation, she produced striking poems that were collected in April Twilights. It was her literary debut, preceding the … Continue reading New in Paperback!