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Pilates and Parkinson's
Pilates and Parkinson's (October 2020)
Sarah Sessa - Author
Karen Pearce - Author

Offers a collection of Pilates exercises to benefit those with Parkinson’s.

This book is written for people with Parkinson’s, especially in the early stages who are looking for an exercise regime that will keep them strong, flexible, and as mobile as possible. This book is also an indispensable guide for Pilates instructors who may not have experience working with Parkinson’s clients. Physioth...(Read More)
 
 
Running the Long Path
Running the Long Path (December 2016)
A 350-mile Journey of Discovery in New York's Hudson Valley
Kenneth A. Posner - Author

FINALIST - 2016 Foreword INDIES Book of the Year Award in the Sports category
An ultrarunner’s fast-paced narrative into the wilds of New York’s Hudson Valley, as he attempts to set a new record for completing the Long Path, a 350-mile hiking trail that links New York City and Albany.
Have you ever considered running 350 miles in nine days? Kenneth A. Posner did just that when he comp...(Read More)
 
 
The Heroic Age of Diving
The Heroic Age of Diving (April 2016)
America's Underwater Pioneers and the Great Wrecks of Lake Erie
Jerry Kuntz - Author

2016 Dr. Art Bachrach Literary Award, presented by the Historical Diving Society

A comprehensive history of the first three decades of underwater exploration in antebellum America.


Beginning in 1837, some of the most brilliant engineers of America’s Industrial Revolution turned their attention to undersea technology. Inventors deve...(Read More)
 
 
The Creation of Wing Chun
The Creation of Wing Chun (August 2015)
A Social History of the Southern Chinese Martial Arts
Benjamin N. Judkins - Author
Jon Nielson - Author

Looks at southern Chinese martial arts traditions and how they have become important to local identity and narratives of resistance.

This book explores the social history of southern Chinese martial arts and their contemporary importance to local identity and narratives of resistance. Hong Kong’s Bruce Lee ushered the Chinese martial arts onto an international stage in the 1970s. Lee’s teacher, Ip Ma...(Read More)
 
 
Sports and Labor in the United States
Sports and Labor in the United States (July 2015)
Michael Schiavone - Author

LONGLISTED - 2016 PEN/ESPN Award for Literary Sports Writing, presented by PEN American Center

Overview and analysis of labor relations in the big four American sports.


Are today’s professional athletes nothing more than selfish, greedy millionaires with no idea how ordinary people live? The common perception of today’s professional baseball, basketball, f...(Read More)
 
 
Feminist Figure Girl
Feminist Figure Girl (February 2015)
Look Hot While You Fight the Patriarchy
Lianne McTavish - Author

Analyzes the author’s transformation from academic to figure competitor.

Feminist Figure Girl chronicles the transformation of art history professor Lianne McTavish, from a university professor into an extraordinarily tanned and crystal-encrusted bikini-wearing “figure girl.” Figure competitions seek a softer appearance than traditional forms of bodybuilding but still require rigorous weightl...(Read More)
 
 
Going the Distance
Going the Distance (October 2013)
A Novel
Michael Joyce - Author

FINALIST - 2013 ForeWord Book of the Year in the Literary Category

FINALIST - 2013 CASEY Award, presented by Spitball: The Literary Baseball Magazine

His major league baseball dreams dashed, a former pitcher returns home to make a life or death family decision.

Going the Distance is a baseball novel with a diff...(Read More)
 
 
After Artest
After Artest (May 2012)
The NBA and the Assault on Blackness
David J. Leonard - Author

Explores how the NBA moved to govern black players and the expression of blackness after the “Palace Brawl” of 2004.

On November 19, 2004, a fight between NBA players Ron Artest and Ben Wallace escalated into a melee involving several other players and many fans. The “Palace Brawl,” writes David J. Leonard, was a seminal event, one that dramatically altered outside perceptions of the spo...(Read More)
 
 
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge
Martial Arts as Embodied Knowledge (December 2011)
Asian Traditions in a Transnational World
D. S. Farrer - Editor
John Whalen-Bridge - Editor

A wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the martial arts.

This landmark work provides a wide-ranging scholarly consideration of the traditional Asian martial arts. Most of the contributors to the volume are practitioners of the martial arts, and all are keenly aware that these traditions now exist in a transnational context. The book’s cutting-edge research includes ethnography and approaches from film, li...(Read More)
 
 
The Stadium
The Stadium (September 2011)
Images and Voices of the Original Yankee Stadium
Jon Plasse - Photographer

Photographs and recollections of one of baseball’s most storied icons.

Through images and words, The Stadium brings to life the emotional and visual experience of the original Yankee Stadium, recalling a special time when children and their parents, joined by thousands of other fans, spent a joyful afternoon or evening together, watching their local heroes. Interspersed among photographer Jon Plasse...(Read More)
 
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