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Page Turners

Relive some of sports’ biggest moments from some of its brightest stars. Let us know if there is a book we should include in our next Page Turners feature.

Oscar Charleston: The Life and Legend of Baseball's Greatest Forgotten Player

By Jeremy Beer

Publish date: Nov. 1; University of Nebraska Press

Charleston was a trailblazer as a player, manager and scout and is regarded as the most accomplished figure in black baseball history. 

 

 

 

The Last Stand of Payne Stewart: The Year Golf Changed Forever

By Kevin Robbins

Publish date: Oct. 8; Hachette Books

Robbins recounts the life of golf’s showman Stewart, whose career is remembered for a dramatic 1999 comeback and then a shocking tragedy. 

 

 

 

'69 Chiefs: A Team, a Season, and the Birth of a Modern Kansas City

By Michael MacCambridge

Publish date: Oct. 15; Andrews McMeel Publishing

A foremost authority on football, MacCambridge guides readers through the landmark 1969 season for the Kansas City Chiefs, who reached the top of the NFL with a win in Super Bowl IV and transformed the way the rest of the country saw their city.

 

My Brother, Muhammad Ali

By Rahaman Ali

Publish date: Oct. 17; John Blake

In what aims to be the definitive portrait of the boxing legend, Ali’s brother adds his intimate family perspective to the layers of The Greatest’s legendary life, sharing a more personal story of the icon.

 

 

 

 

Scotty: A Hockey Life Like No Other

By Ken Dryden

Publish date: Oct. 29; McClelland & Stewart

Hall of fame goaltender Dryden examines the career of Scotty Bowman that spans more than four decades. Bowman is considered the best coach in hockey history and one of the greatest in any sport.

 

 

 

 

America's Game: The NFL at 100

By Jerry Rice and Randy O. Williams

Publish date: Oct. 29; Dey Street Books

Rice, a three-time Super Bowl champ with the San Francisco 49ers and hall of famer, offers insight as he teams up with sportswriter Williams to take a spin through NFL history.

 

 

 

Roaring Back: The Fall and Rise of Tiger Woods

By Curt Sampson

Publish date: Oct. 29; Diversion Books

Tracing Woods’ enthralling but tumultuous life and career, writer Sampson details his multiple surgeries and failed marriage and recounts an unlikely comeback at Augusta. 

 

 

 

Miracle in Lake Placid: The Greatest Hockey Story Ever Told

By John Gilbert

Publish date: Nov. 19; Sports Publishing

Revisit 1980’s “Miracle on Ice,” one of America’s greatest Olympic victories, and learn why the game still endures in America’s imagination.

 

 

Amos Alonzo Stagg: College Football's Man in Motion

By Jennifer Taylor Hall

Publish date: Nov. 4; The History Press

The book recounts the numerous contributions of the Grand Old Man of Football, a pioneer of innovations, such as the man in motion, whose influence still reverberates. 


 


Don't Be Afraid to Win: How Free Agency Changed the Business of Sports

By Jim Quinn

Publish date: Nov. 5; Radius Book Group

Attorney Quinn shares his insights from a lengthy career filled with landmark cases and courtroom battles that helped shape the sports labor market.