How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map
By Toby Smith
$24.95 Paperback 978-0-8263-6143-1 March 2020
In Crazy Fourth Toby Smith tells the story of how the African American boxer Jack Johnson—the bombastic and larger-than-life reigning world heavyweight champion—met Jim Flynn on the Fourth of July in Las Vegas, New Mexico.
An Examination of the Commercial College Athletics Industry
By John C. Barnes
$34.95 Hardcover 978-0-8263-6129-5 March 2020
In this thought-provoking new book, John C. Barnes examines the contemporary state of commercial college athletics as a guide for current and potential administrators, coaches, regents, and others involved in collegiate athletic operations and decision-making.
“Once in a great while, a miracle of a book comes along, a gift that both touches the heart and engages the mind. Reservation Restless is such a book.”—Anne Hillerman, New York Times best-selling author of Rock with Wings and The Tale Teller
“Try to Get Lost is a bold, engaging disquisition on the perils and promises of travel: both cranky and wise, worldly and cultivated, humorous and rueful, its every sentence sparkles. All in all, it is thoroughly entertaining, a sophisticated pleasure.”—Phillip Lopate, author of A Mother’s Tale
To celebrate twenty years of introducing talented new writers to readers and publishing great nonfiction, the founding editors, Joe Mackall and Daniel W. Lehman, have selected their all-time favorite essays published in River Teeth in this stunning collection.