• Literary Criticism

The Norton Book of Sports

Author: George Plimpton
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393030402
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 489
View: 7815
A collection of writings on sports covers everything from baseball, to snorkeling, to race car driving, and includes stories and essays by Roger Angell, Mark Twain, W.P. Kinsella, John McPhee, Ring Lardner, James Joyce, Don Delillo, and many others

    • Literary Collections

The Norton Book of Modern War

Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393029093
Category: Literary Collections
Page: 830
View: 4063
The prose and poetry of Hemingway, Mailer, and other literary figures combine with letters, diaries, and oral history to capture moments on the battlefields of this century, as changes in military technology changed the psyches of soldiers

    • Medical

Sport Psychiatry

Theory and Practice
Author: Daniel Begel,Robert Burton
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393702958
Category: Medical
Page: 276
View: 9729
For professionals and others involved in sports who want to better understand the innermost lives of athletes and to treat the complex problems that can arise from competition, this book provides both invaluable guiding principles and treatment specifics.

    • Travel

The Norton Book of Travel

Author: Paul Fussell
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393024814
Category: Travel
Page: 832
View: 1545
Collects writings from world travelers--including Marco Polo, Darwin, Kerouac, Naipaul, and Theroux--that reflect the changes in attitude and feasibility that have shaped travelers aims and perceptions

    • Family & Relationships

The Norton Book of Friendship

Author: Eudora Welty,Ronald A. Sharp
Publisher: W W Norton & Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9780393030655
Category: Family & Relationships
Page: 622
View: 3193
Stories, legends, poems, essays, letters, and memoirs, by Aesop, Yeats, Homer, Shakespeare, T.S. Eliot, Virginia Woolf, and others, offer a commentary on friendship

    • Natural history.

The Norton Book of Nature Writing

Author: Robert Finch,John Elder
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 9780393027990
Category: Natural history.
Page: 921
View: 3533
W. W. Norton is pleased to announce that The Norton Book of Nature Writing is now available in a paperback college edition.

    • Medical

Sports Psychiatry

Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance
Author: David R. McDuff
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1585629669
Category: Medical
Page: 288
View: 6167
Although psychiatrists and other mental health clinicians interested in sports practice already have the necessary general skills to help competitive athletes deal with adversity and the multitude of emotions that sports can elicit, most typically they lack the sports-specific knowledge necessary to truly help these patients and clients. In Sports Psychiatry: Strategies for Life Balance and Peak Performance, the long-time team psychiatrist for the Baltimore Orioles and the Baltimore Ravens intends to remedy this knowledge gap by sharing his unique perspective and rare expertise in cultivating athletes' peak performance while promoting team unity, sound judgement, personal growth, pride, and a lasting sense of accomplishment. The book: Explains sports culture and team structure and function, vividly describing the environment in which elite competition takes place Focuses on the shifting nature and intensity of athletes' emotions -- the highs that come with success and the lows that accompany poor performance -- and describes the situations that magnify them, including injury and pain, media scrutiny, the availability of performance-enhancing drugs, and the fear of both failure and success Addresses critical topics, such as regulating energy, recognizing and controlling stress, preparing mentally for performance, and treating mental disorders common to athletes Draws on the author's length of experience and clinical observations, the evidence base of sports psychiatry, and fascinating stories of athletes at all levels to inform, teach, encourage, and inspire. Although written for mental health professionals, the book will also be of great interest to primary care and sports medicine physicians, athletic trainers, team owners and managers -- and of course -- the athletes themselves. Engaging and insightful, Sports Psychiatry is the go-to book for those in need of practical strategies for supporting and attaining peak performance.

    • Fiction

The Norton Book of American Short Stories

Author: Peter S. Prescott
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393026191
Category: Fiction
Page: 779
View: 5203
Reflecting the fertile culture of the American experience, this collection of stories includes works by Raymond Carver, Jayne Anne Phillips, Ellen Gilchrist, Poe, Hawthorne, Hemingway, Kate Chopin, and other distinguished authors

    • Business & Economics

Moneyball (Movie Tie-in Edition) (Movie Tie-in Editions)

Author: Michael Lewis
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393338398
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 317
View: 1490
Explains how Billy Beene, the general manager of the Oakland Athletics, is using a new kind of thinking to build a successful and winning baseball team without spending enormous sums of money.

    • Law

Rules of the Game

Sports Law
Author: Michael E. Jones
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442258071
Category: Law
Page: 230
View: 9953
Sports law is an ever-growing field that requires constant updates, analyses, and research. Rules of the Game: Sports Law provides the most up-to-date information on hot-button issues such as crime in sports—including sexual harassment and assault both on college campuses and in private homes—sports litigation—especially pertaining to concussions—and publicity, privacy, and defamation rights of the athlete in today’s social media-crazed world where reputations can be destroyed in an instant. Rules of the Game is an engaging and informative book written by one of the leading authorities in the field. Michael E. Jones offers readers the basics—such as how contracts are formed, the rights of athletes, labor laws, the NCAA, and copyright and trademark laws—but also covers much more. Jones discusses such essential topics as gender equity in sports, performance enhancing drugs and testing, international competition, and sports liability. The growth of multi-million and even billion dollar sports franchises requires enhanced professionalism in the area of negotiating sports and endorsement contracts, and the major players in the sports agency field are covered in full. Rules of the Game contains appendixes that offer valuable resources, including a sample drug testing consent form, a standard player contract from the NFL, and a National Football League Players Association (NFLPA) representation contract. With key words and discussion questions at the end of each chapter, this book is a comprehensive yet highly readable text for both undergraduate and graduate students.

    • Sports & Recreation

The Games: A Global History of the Olympics

Author: David Goldblatt
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393254119
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 464
View: 7228
“A people’s history of the Olympics.”—New York Times Book Review A Boston Globe Best Book of the Year A Kirkus Reviews Best Nonfiction Book of the Year The Games is best-selling sportswriter David Goldblatt’s sweeping, definitive history of the modern Olympics. Goldblatt brilliantly traces their history from the reinvention of the Games in Athens in 1896 to Rio in 2016, revealing how the Olympics developed into a global colossus and highlighting how they have been buffeted by (and affected by) domestic and international conflicts. Along the way, Goldblatt reveals the origins of beloved Olympic traditions (winners’ medals, the torch relay, the eternal flame) and popular events (gymnastics, alpine skiing, the marathon). And he delivers memorable portraits of Olympic icons from Jesse Owens to Nadia Comaneci, the Dream Team to Usain Bolt.

    • Language Arts & Disciplines

The Norton Pocket Book of Writing by Students

Author: Melissa A. Goldthwaite
Publisher: W. W. Norton
ISBN: 9780393932300
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 340
View: 1861
A Norton anthology of student writing.

    • Sports & Recreation

This is Your Brain on Sports

Beating Blocks, Slumps and Performance Anxiety for Good!
Author: David Grand,Dr. Alan Goldberg
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing
ISBN: 1608448649
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 208
View: 2386
"THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS is a must read for anyone involved in or simply interested in sports. It tells the real story of what I went through and how countless athletes of all levels are still going through now.....unnecessarily. When no one else could, they helped me to recognize how my throwing problems came directly from sports traumas that were stuck in my brain. And then Grand and Goldberg had the knowhow to release it with the miracle of Brainspotting." Mackey Sasser Former catcher for NY Mets "THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS is a MUST READ for athletes, their parents and coaches, as well as for all psychotherapists and performance experts. In case you didn't know it, THE YIPS has a clearly explainable relationship to past trauma. All one has to do is take a detailed history of the life of an athlete from his/her earliest childhood, relate that to his/her history of physical injuries and throw in a dollop of shame and criticism from parents and coaches and the reason for the yips emerges with crystal clarity. These facts are clearly illustrated in this compelling, fascinating and ground-breaking book by Drs. Grand and Goldberg. Brain-based principles of body-based memory, neurosensitization and cue-related anxiety from the trauma literature clearly prove that the yips come from post-traumatic stress syndrome. And Brainspotting has shown to be dramatically effective in mitigating, and even healing, this vexing syndrome." Robert Scaer, MD Author of THE BODY BEARS THE BURDEN and THE TRAUMA SPECTRUM THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS: Beating Blocks, Slumps and Performance Anxiety for Good! is the ground-breaking book that will change the face of sports performance forever. This book introduces the breakthrough concept of STSD (Sport Traumatic Stress Disorder). Grand and Goldberg have discovered that STSDs are the cause of most significant performance problems. Performance blocks and anxiety, including the yips, stem from accumulated sports traumas including sports injuries, failures and humiliations. The authors also introduce the Brainspotting Sports Performance System (BSPS) which quickly finds, releases and resolves the sports traumas held in your brain and body. An easy read, THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS is filled with engaging, informative, inspiring stories. These case examples illustrate how professional, elite, collegiate and junior athletes have been freed for good from this silent "epidemic" of performance blocks and anxiety including: the yips, "Steve Blass disease," "Mackey Sasser syndrome," protracted slumps, balking, choking and freezing. THIS IS YOUR BRAIN ON SPORTS provides the answers and the cure for athletes, their coaches and parents about "Beating Blocks, Slumps and Performance Anxiety for Good!" Grand and Goldberg also show how their BSPS can take all athletes to levels they could only heretofore dream of! www.thisisyourbrainonsports.com

    • Sports & Recreation

The Dickson Baseball Dictionary (Third Edition)

Author: Paul Dickson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393073491
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 1008
View: 6280
The definitive work on the language of baseball—one of the “Five Best Baseball Books” (Wall Street Journal). Hailed as “a staggering piece of scholarship” (Wall Street Journal) and “an indispensable guide to the language of baseball” (San Diego Union-Tribune), The Dickson Baseball Dictionary has become an invaluable resource for those who love the game. Drawing on dozens of nineteenth- and early twentieth-century periodicals, as well as contemporary sources, Dickson’s brilliant, illuminating definitions trace the earliest appearances of terms both well known and obscure. This edition includes more than 10,000 terms with 18,000 individual entries, and more than 250 photos. This “impressively comprehensive” (The Nation) book will delight everyone from the youngest fan to the hard-core aficionado.

    • Sportswriters


The Life and Times of Grantland Rice
Author: Charles Fountain
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
Category: Sportswriters
Page: 327
View: 8207
Offers a look at the career of the sportswriter from his start in Nashville to his syndication in 100 newspapers, and examines his personal relationship with such athletes at Babe Ruth, Jack Dempsey, and Bobby Jones

    • Sports & Recreation

The Away Game: The Epic Search for Soccer's Next Superstars

Author: Sebastian Abbot
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393292215
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 336
View: 1714
The gripping story of a group of boys discovered in what may be the largest talent search in sports history. Over the past decade, an audacious program called Football Dreams has held tryouts for millions of 13-year-old boys across Africa looking for soccer’s next superstars. Led by the Spanish scout who helped launch Lionel Messi’s career at Barcelona and funded by the desert kingdom of Qatar, the program has chosen a handful of boys each year to train to become professionals—a process over a thousand times more selective than getting into Harvard. In The Away Game, reporter Sebastian Abbot follows a small group of the boys as they are discovered on dirt fields across Africa, join the glittering academy in Doha where they train, and compete for the chance to gain fame and fortune at Europe’s top clubs. We meet Diawandou, a skilled Senegalese defender whose composure makes him a natural leader on the field; Hamza, a midfielder from Ghana with great talent but a mercurial personality to match; Ibrahima, a towering striker who scores goals by the bucketload; Serigne Mbaye, who glides by players effortlessly but happens to be deaf; and Bernard, often the smallest kid on the field but a sublime playmaker who invites constant comparison to Messi. Abbot masterfully weaves together the dramatic story of the boys’ journey with an exploration of the art and science of trying to spot talent at such a young age. As in so many other sports, data analytics in soccer have expanded in the wake of Moneyball, with scouts employing more sophisticated metrics like "expected goals" and tracking data to judge players. But, as The Away Game chronicles, soccer genius depends more on intangible qualities like "game intelligence" than on easily quantifiable ones. Richly reported and deeply moving, The Away Game is set against the geopolitical backdrop of Qatar’s rise from an impoverished patch of desert to an immensely rich nation determined to buy a place on the international stage. It is an unforgettable story of the joy and pain these talented African boys experience as they chase their dreams in a dizzying world of rich Arab sheikhs, money-hungry agents, and soccer-mad European fans.

    • Sports & Recreation

Boy on Ice: The Life and Death of Derek Boogaard

Author: John Branch
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393245969
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 352
View: 7020
“Shows us, in tender detail, a life consumed by our unholy appetites.”—Steve Almond, New York Times Book Review The tragic death of hockey star Derek Boogaard at twenty-eight was front-page news across the country in 2011 and helped shatter the silence about violence and concussions in professional sports. Now, in a gripping work of narrative nonfiction, acclaimed reporter John Branch tells the shocking story of Boogaard's life and heartbreaking death. Boy on Ice is the richly told story of a mountain of a man who made it to the absolute pinnacle of his sport. Widely regarded as the toughest man in the NHL, Boogaard was a gentle man off the ice but a merciless fighter on it. With great narrative drive, Branch recounts Boogaard's unlikely journey from lumbering kid playing pond-hockey on the prairies of Saskatchewan, so big his skates would routinely break beneath his feet; to his teenaged junior hockey days, when one brutal outburst of violence brought Boogaard to the attention of professional scouts; to his days and nights as a star enforcer with the Minnesota Wild and the storied New York Rangers, capable of delivering career-ending punches and intimidating entire teams. But, as Branch reveals, behind the scenes Boogaard's injuries and concussions were mounting and his mental state was deteriorating, culminating in his early death from an overdose of alcohol and painkillers. Based on months of investigation and hundreds of interviews with Boogaard's family, friends, teammates, and coaches, Boy on Ice is a brilliant work for fans of Michael Lewis's The Blind Side or Buzz Bissinger's Friday Night Lights. This is a book that raises deep and disturbing questions about the systemic brutality of contact sports—from peewees to professionals—and the damage that reaches far beyond the game.

    • Sports & Recreation

Becoming a True Champion

Achieving Athletic Excellence from the Inside Out
Author: Kirk Mango,Daveda Lamont
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1442214066
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 240
View: 7144
Becoming a True Champion offers a path to achieving athletic excellence, longevity, and dignity through the values and hard work that once distinguished athletes as true role models. Providing an antidote to images of misbehaving athletes, this book guides readers through the ethics and standards that will set them apart both on and off the field.

    • Biography & Autobiography

Howard Cosell: The Man, the Myth, and the Transformation of American Sports

Author: Mark Ribowsky
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 039308017X
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 477
View: 3751
Describes the life of one of the most colorful figures in American sports history and offers a behind-the-scenes look at "Monday Night Football" and the commercialization of sports based on interviews with colleagues and athletes.