A Year in Sports: From the Rose Bowl to Figure Skating (Sept., $55) by Neil Leifer, intro. by Frank Deford, celebrates one year’s great sporting events.
Where Golf Is Great: The Finest Courses of Scotland and Ireland (Sept., $60) by James Finegan examines all aspects of renowned courses.
CARROLL & GRAF
The Boys of Everest: Chris Bonington and the Tragedy of Climbing’s Greatest Generation (Oct., $26.95) by Clint Willis recalls an ill-fated expedition.
CHICAGOREVIEW PRESS/LAWRENCE HILL (dist. by IPG)
Carrying Jackie’s Torch: The Players Who Integrated Baseball—and America (Jan., $24.95) by Steve Jacobson asserts that baseball played a significant role in eliminating segregation.
CREATIVE PUBLISHING INT’L
Catching Panfish (Oct., $21.95) by Shawn Perich enables anglers to hook more sunfish, crappies, perch and white bass.
IVAN R. DEE
Ringside (Oct., $27.50) by Budd Schulberg. The first boxing editor of Sports Illustrated goes back to an epic bare-knuckle contest in England 200 years ago and brings fans up-to-date as well.
DOWN EAST/COUNTRYSPORT PRESS
Dangerous-Game Rifles (Sept., $40) by Terry Wieland examines guns designed to take down elephants, rhinos, lions et al.
Stoked: The Evolution of Action Sports (Oct., $100) by Claudia Lebenthal and Daniel H. Stark honors the beauty and glory of athletes who defy the laws of nature.
FARRAR, STRAUS & GIROUX
Moving the Chains: Tom Brady and the Pursuit of Everything (Nov., $23) by Charles P. Pierce profiles the youngest quarterback ever to win a Super Bowl. 100,000 first printing.
DAVID R. GODINE
A Race for Real Sailors: The Bluenose and the International Fisherman’s Cup, 1920—1938 (Sept., $40) by Keith McLaren chronicles the racing series that dominated sporting headlines between the two world wars.
Fix the Yips Forever: The First and Only Guide You Need to Solve the Game’s Worst Curse (Nov., $30) by Hank Haney with Matthew Rudy promises to end the woe that frustrates golfers. Ad/promo.
Triumph: The Untold Story of Jesse Owens and Hitler’s Olympics (Feb., $24) by Jeremy Schaap maintains that it is a myth that Hitler himself snubbed Owens. 35,000 first printing. Ad/promo.
MCCLELLAND & STEWART
Hockey: A People’s History (Oct., $45) by Michael McKinley covers the sport from its inception to the present day.
How Lance Does It: Put the Success Formula of a Champion into Everything You Do (Nov., $19.95) by Brad Kearns, foreword by Lance Armstrong, examines the noted athlete’s performance-improving life principles.
Faces of NASCAR (Sept., $29.95) by Scott Robinson features photos of the diverse players involved in the Nextel cup series. 35,000 first printing.
Strange and Dangerous Dreams: Journeys Along the Fine Line Between Adventure and Madness (Sept., $22.95) by Geoff Powter looks at the darker psychological dramas behind the deeds of Meriwether Lewis, Robert Falcon Scott et al. Ad/promo.
Life at the Extreme: The Volvo Ocean Race Round the World, 2005—2006 (Oct., $44.95) by Rob Mundle serves as the official book of the contest.
The Blind Side: Evolution of a Game (Oct., $24.95) by Michael Lewis The bestselling author (Liar’s Poker, Moneyball) chronicles one man’s journey from poverty to football stardom and elucidates the evolution of the sport. Ad/promo. 16-city author tour.
The Echoing Green: The Untold Story of Bobby Thomson, Ralph Branca and the Shot Heard Round the World (Sept., $26.95) by Joshua Prager recalls Thomson’s 1951 home run, which won the pennant for the N.Y. Giants. Ad/promo. 5-city author tour.
Brothers of Iron: Building the Weider Empire (Sept., $24.95) by Joe Weider et al. The Weiders relate their rags-to-riches story in the world of professional bodybuilding. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
From the Ground Up: The Trevon Jenifer Story (Sept., $24.95) by Trevon Jenifer and Alan M. Goldenbach. Born without legs below his hip sockets, Jenifer joined his Maryland high school’s wrestling team in 2004. Ad/promo. Author publicity.
Fly-Fishing for Stream Smallmouth (Jan., $39.95) by Bob Clouser presents the series of flies he developed for hooking this bass.
STEWART, TABORI & CHANG
Fifty Favorite Fly-Fishing Tales: Expert Fly Anglers Share Stories from the Sea and Stream (Oct., $24.95) by Chris Santella follows his Fifty Places to Fly Fish Before You Die.
Mickey Mantle: Stories and Memorabilia from a Lifetime with the Mick (Oct., $35) by Mickey Hershkowitz with Danny and David Mantle is the first biography published with the support of the Mantle family.
ST. MARTIN’S/THOMAS DUNNE
The Missing Ring: How Bear Bryant and the 1966 Alabama Crimson Tide Were Denied College Football’s Most Elusive Prize (Sept., $24.95) by Keith Dunnavant tells of a team thwarted by forces outside its control. 100,000 first printing.Ad/promo. Author tour.
Lute! The Seasons of My Life (Oct., $24.95) by Lute Olson and David Fisher. One of college basketball’s greatest coaches reveals how he did it and how he dealt with loss. Ad/promo.
TAYLOR TRADE PUBLISHING
Where Football Is King: A History of the SEC (Sept., $26.95) by Christopher J. Walsh glorifies the Southeastern Conference.
Made to Be Broken: The 50 Greatest Records and Streaks in Sports (Sept., $29.95) by Allen St. John covers such achievements as home runs and long jumps.
Driving Home: My Unforgettable Super Bowl Run (Sept., $29.95) by Jerome Bettis with Teresa Varley goes behind the scenes of the Pittsburgh Steelers’ 2005 season.
UNIV. OF ALABAMA PRESS
Ain’t Nothin’ but a Winner: Bear Bryant, the Goal Line Stand and a Chance of a Lifetime (Sept., $26.95) by Barry Krauss and Joe M. Moore. Alabama football great Krauss returns to his triumph in the 1979 Sugar Bowl.
UNIV. OF ARKANSAS PRESS
Out of the Shadows: A Biographical History of African American Athletes (Nov., $34.95), edited by David K. Wiggins, portrays the lives of 20 prominent figures who competed during segregation or on teams in predominantly white sports.
UNIV. OF NEW MEXICO PRESS
Ropes, Reins and Rawhide: All About Rodeo (Sept., $34.95) by Melody Groves. A former bull rider takes readers behind the scenes.
UNIV. PRESS OF NEW ENGLAND
The Story of Modern Skiing (Oct., $27.95) by John Fry laces its history with tales from the author’s personal relationships with skiing greats.
Zamboni: The Coolest Machines on Ice (Nov., $19.95) by Eric Dregni spins the story of Frank J. Zamboni and the machines he produced.
WALKER & CO.
Perfect, Once Removed: When Baseball Was All the World to Me (Oct., $19.95) by Phillip Hoose is being published on the 50th anniversary of Don Larsen’s perfect game in the ’56 World Series.