New books: depression era baseball, GB Packers, college football and rape politics

No money, no beer, no pennants: the Cleveland Indians and baseball in the great depression, by Scott Longert

GV875 C7 L685 2016, Parks Library floor 2

In No Money, No Beer, No Pennants, Scott H. Longert gives us a lively history of the ups and downs of a legendary team and its iconic players as they persevered through internal unrest and the turmoil of the Great Depression, pursuing a pennant that didn’t come until 1948. Illustrated with period photographs and filled with anecdotes of the great players, this book will delight fans of baseball and fans of Cleveland.


9781613210482_p0_v2_s192x300Tales from the Green Bay Packers sideline, by Chuck Carlson

GV956 G7 C369 2011, Parks Library Leisure collection (fireplace reading room), then to Parks Library Floor 2

The victory and legend of the Super Bowl-winning Green Bay Packers continues in Chuck Carlson’s Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline. In this behind-the-scenes look at the NFL’s second oldest franchise, Carlson captures the determination, aggression,
and vision that have constantly spurred the Packers to greatness.

Through interviews and extensive research, Carlson brings to life stories from Packers legends such as Curly Lambeau, Vince Lombardi, Bart Starr, Ray Nitschke, Brett Favre, and the stars of today’s Packers like Aaron Rodgers and Clay Matthews, Jr.
Tales from the Green Bay Packers Sideline opens a window into the greatest Packers moments both on and off the field. Why was Vince Lombardi against the idea of rededicating the Packers stadium and naming it Lambeau Field? How was Monday Night Football
changed forever during a Packers game on October 17, 1983? How did Aaron Rodgers deal with the pressure of the Super Bowl?

 


sports_rapeUnsportsmanlike conduct: college football and the politics of rape, by Jessica Luther

LB2345.3 R37 L88 2016, Parks Library Leisure collection (fireplace reading room), then to Parks Library Floor 3

Unsportsmanlike Conduct unpacks this societal playbook piece by piece, and not only advocates that we destroy the old plays, but also suggests we replace them with ones that will force us to finally do something about this issue.

 

 

 

 

 


schwartzsEat my Schwartz: our story of NFL football, food, family, and faith, by Geoff and Mitch Schwartz

GV939 S347 A3 2016, Parks Library Leisure collection (fireplace reading room), then to Parks Library Floor 2

Geoff and Mitchell Schwartz are the NFL’s most improbable pair of offensive linemen. They started their football careers late, not playing a down of organized football until they joined their low-key high school program. Despite all that, they wound up at top-tier college programs and became the first Jewish brothers in the league since 1923.

In Eat My Schwartz, Geoff and Mitch talk about the things that have made them the extraordinary people that they are: their close-knit and supportive family, their Jewish faith and traditions, their love of the game and drive for excellence and, last but not least, the food they love to eat, whether at home or on the road. Theirs is an inspiring story not just for every football fan but for everybody wanting to figure out what it takes for dreams to come true―and how to stay well-fed throughout the process.

 

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