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- University of California Press 2015; US$ 32.95
Kendo is the first in-depth historical, cultural, and political account in English of the Japanese martial art of swordsmanship, from its beginnings in military training and arcane medieval schools to its widespread practice as a global sport today. Alexander Bennett shows how kendo evolved through a recurring process of "inventing tradition," which... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 35.00
Greatness is often overlooked in its own time. For Ezzard Charles--one of boxing's most skilled practitioners, with a record of 93-25-1 (52 KO)--recognition took decades. Named by The Ring magazine as the greatest light heavyweight of all time, Charles was frustrated in his attempts to get a shot at the 175-pound title, and as World Heavyweight... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 45.00
Beginning with prehumans running down prey, this book describes how ancient, medieval and modern runners have come to run ever faster. Writers of antiquity left few detailed accounts of running but in the early 1800s detailed accounts of running feats and matches appeared in newspapers, journals and books. Nineteenth century pioneers like George Seward,... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 24.99
Wing Chun is the most popular form of Chinese Kung Fu in the world today, with over four million practitioners. The art as it is presently understood has been handed down from teacher to student for more than three hundred years. Until now, no one has ever stepped back and taken a critical look at why this art?s techniques are presented and performed... more...
- Baraka Books 2015; US$ 22.99
Including material and photographs not included in most of the 100 other books about the champion, Ishmael Reed?s The Complete Muhammad Ali is more than just a biography?it is a fascinating portrait of the 20th century and the beginning of the 21st. An honest, balanced portrayal of Ali, the book includes voices that have been omitted from other... more...
- Skyhorse Publishing 2015; US$ 26.99
Having grown from 390 athletes from fourteen countries to nine thousand athletes from seventy-eight countries, the Maccabiah Games (or the ?Jewish Olympics,? as it has come to be known) continue to gain popularity. The Maccabiah Games, which take place in Israel, first began in 1932, and the latest games took place in July of 2013, with the debut... more...
- Vertebrate Publishing 2015; US$ 29.09
Alps Mountain Biking is a guide to the western Alps. It reveals epic rocky descents, high-altitude blasts and hidden Alpine singletrack, all set against a backdrop of snowy peaks, pine forests and clear blue skies. This is some of the greatest singletrack, enduro and downhill riding the mountains have to offer. Featuring the Alpine hot spots alongside... more...
- Bene Factum Publishing 2015; US$ 21.86
Who on earth has heard of Nick Hudson? Not many of us – unless you?re the likes of Elton John, Ingrid Bergman, Richard Avedon, Mick Jagger, Bernie Taupin, Marlon Brando, Penelope Tree, Oliver Messel, or Lauren Bacall, to name just a few of the great and the good at the Bagatelle restaurant in Barbados in the 1970s. But Nick?s buccaneering life didn?t... more...
- Crowood 2015; US$ 14.57
Crowood Sports Guides are the perfect tool for anyone wanting to improve their performance, from beginners learning the basic skills to more experienced participants working on advanced techniques. These practical, no-nonsense guides will help you give you that all-important advantage. Archery - Crowood Sports Guides gives a clear explanation of bow... more...
- Blink Publishing 2015; US$ 11.65
Exploring the highs and lows of an esteemed career in professional boxing, Frank's autobiography is truly enthralling and packed with wonderful insight and anecdotes about himself and the who's who of the boxing fraternity. But this is a story with another dimension - an identity kept secret for decades. With honesty and integrity, this is the story... more...