Sports

Crazy Fourth

How Jack Johnson Kept His Heavyweight Title and Put Las Vegas, New Mexico, on the Map
By Toby Smith

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.

Same Players, Different Game

An Examination of the Commercial College Athletics Industry
By John C. Barnes

In this thought-provoking new book, John C. Barnes examines the current state of commercial college athletics as a guide for potential administrators, coaches, regents, and others involved in collegiate athletic operations and decision-making.

Subjects: SportsBusiness

Jai Alai

A Cultural History of the Fastest Game in the World
By Paula E. Morton

Paula E. Morton provides a fun, concise introduction to jai alai, a fast-paced ball game with ancient roots that is admired by fans for the sport’s power and spectacle.

Fifty Years at the Pit

The University of New Mexico's Legendary Venue
By Gary Herron

With almost two hundred color photographs, this illustrative explosion shows you the players, the plays, the coaches, and the sold-out crowds dressed in red.

Subjects: SportsSouthwest

A History of Boxing in Mexico

Masculinity, Modernity, and Nationalism
By Stephen D. Allen

This book reveals how boxing and boxers became sources of national pride and sparked debates on what it meant to be Mexican, masculine, and modern.

Bush League Boys

The Postwar Legends of Baseball in the American Southwest
By Toby Smith

“In Bush League Boys sportswriter Toby Smith relies upon fascinating oral histories to recall the home runs, screen money, and dust storms that characterized the glory days of post–World War II baseball in the Southwest.”—Ron Briley, author of The Baseball Film in Postwar America: A Critical Study, 1948–1962

Subjects: SportsSouthwest

The Science of Soccer

A Bouncing Ball and a Banana Kick
By John Taylor

In a book that targets middle and high school players, Taylor explains the science behind the most popular sport in the world, soccer.

49 Trout Streams of Southern Colorado

By Mark D. WilliamsW. Chad McPhail

Anyone planning a fishing trip to beautiful southern Colorado needs this book to locate the best fly-fishing streams.

Gentlemen Preferred Dry Flies

The Dry Fly and the Nymph, Evolution and Conflict
By William Black

Through stories of numerous historical characters Black details the long debate among fly-fishing devotees on the relative merits of dry or wet flies.

Fly-Fishing Secrets of the Ancients

A Celebration of Five Centuries of Lore and Wisdom
By Paul Schullery

Schullery ponders the great endless fish story we perpetuate and enrich every time we cast a fly.

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