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Unforgivable Blackness
The Rise and Fall of Jack Johnson
Written by Geoffrey C. Ward


Format: Trade Paperback, 546 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 3, 2006
Price: $18.00
ISBN: 978-0-375-71004-9 (0-375-71004-3)

Winner of the 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Non-fiction

He was the first black heavyweight champion in history, the most celebrated–and most reviled–African American of his age. In Unforgivable Blackness, the prizewinning biographer Geoffrey C. Ward brings to vivid life the real Jack Johnson, a figure far more complex and compelling than... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Harnessing Anger
The Inner Discipline of Athletic Excellence
Written by Peter Westbrook
Contribution by Tej Hazarika


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Seven Stories Press
On Sale: September 8, 1998
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-1-888363-67-8 (1-888363-67-3)

To Peter Westbrook, “harnessing anger” means controlling one’s fury and channeling it in a positive direction. Westbrook’s success in what he once called “that strange white sport” is really just one expression of the self-discipline that has led him to beat the odds, again and again.

In Harnessing Anger, Westbrook tells... Read more >
Also available as a hardcover.

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You Gotta Have Wa

Written by Robert Whiting


Format: Trade Paperback, 416 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: March 24, 2009
Price: $16.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-45597-0 (0-307-45597-1)

A hilarious, informative, and riveting account of Japanese baseball and the cultural clashes that ensued when Americans began playing there professionally.

In Japan, baseball is a way of life. It is a philosophy. It is besuboru. Its most important element is wa—group harmony—embodied in the proverb "The nail that sticks up shall... Read more >

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Brave Dragons
A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing
Written by Jim Yardley


Format: Trade Paperback, 336 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 22, 2013
Price: $15.95
ISBN: 978-0-307-47336-3 (0-307-47336-8)

From the former New York Times Beijing bureau chief comes a closely observed story of a struggling Chinese basketball team and its quixotic, often comical attempt to make the playoffs by copying the American stars of the NBA.

When the worst professional basketball team in China, the Shanxi Brave Dragons, hired former... Read more >
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