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   College Football by John Sayle Watterson
A gritty, no-holds-barred history rich in anecdotes and colorful characters, from 1876 to the 1990s. Described are the gouges, kicks, and punches that nearly led to the sport’s demise, the reforms of 1910, the flow of cash and scandals in the 1920s, revelations of illicit aid for student athletes in the 1930s, the post-war “Sanity Code,” the issues of gender and race, and the growth of TV revenue. Chapters include the origins of big-time football-1876 to 1894, the first football controversy, spreading scandal, saints and sinners, crisis and reform, the flight from disorder-big time football in postwar America, the accidental reform: African Americans at predominatly white schools, football scandals in the 1980s. the revolt of the pigskin elect, and more.
6½” x 10½” 456 pages, index, photos, paperbound ISBN 0-8018-7114-X-3
#410 College Football $25.00

   The Pittsburgh Steelers - The Official Team History
by Abby Mendelson
Here is a thundering account of a team whose heritage is characterized by the same rugged confidence and gritty determination displayed by their many fans throughout the years. More than 250 photos are combined with riviting text and highlights of the players, coaches, games, and legends, started by Art Rooney (known affectionally as “the chief).
6" x 9¼" 329 pages, index, photos, hardbound
#470 Pittsburgh Steelers $34.95

  Redskins–A History of Washington's Team
Not only does this book contain a biography of Sam Baugh, it tells how he got the nickname Slingin' (hint-it was not in football). This is the best history of the Redskins with updated improvements: an expanded introduction, a new chapter on the Snyder years, new color and black-and-white photos, updated compilations of all the games and all the players since 1937. More important, it is an enjoyable, amusing read. Do you remember the great Redskins team captain whose playing career ended when he injured himself after a coin toss? Do you know which players made up the Papoose Backfield? Then there's the time President suggested a play for a playoff game that the Redskins lost.
7½" x 9" 278 pages, index, illustrated, paperbound
#439 Redskins $15.95

Hail Redskins–A Celebration of the Greatest Players, Teams, and Coaches
by Richard Whittingham; Foreword by Joe Gibbs
A "must have for any fan of the Washington Redskins, this easy, fast paced read is loaded with photos. Starting with the Redskins' heritage, the book has chapters on the team's great runners, passers, receivers, and defenders. A chapter called "The Almost Years" is a quickie rundown of many of the national championship games from 1936 to rercent Super Bowls.
8" x 9" 294 pages, index, illustrated
#463 Hail Redskins $17.95

The Games Presidents Play Sports and the Presidency by James Sayle Watterson
Looking at the athletic strengths, feats, and shortcomings of our presidents, John Watterson explores not only their health, physical attributes, pesonalities, and sports IQ., but also the increasing trend of Americans in the past century to equate sporting achievements with courage, manliness, and political competence. Find out how good horsemanship played a critical role in getting elected to high office.
6" x 9" 402 pages, index, illustrated, hardbound
#497 Games Presidents Play $29.95

 The Story of Black Basketball in Washington. Click Here

    A Hard Road to Glory: Boxing–The African-American Athlete in Boxing by Arthur R. Ashe, Jr. Putting the Record Straight: Forgotten Facts This is a terrific history of the sport starting with a brief rundown of the origin of the sport to the earliest bouts in colonial America dating back to 1719. Until recent times African-American boxers had more battles to fight outside as they faced unfair rankings and segregation, while inside the ring they encountered prejudiced referees and judges. The earlier boxers, such as Jack Johnson and Joe Louis, stood as symbols of black equality if not superiority. Even before Johnson there were super black boxers. This book tells their stories and looks at their records.
6" x 9" 152 pages, index, paperbound
#472 Hard Road to Glory–Boxing $9.95

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Here are two volumes containing reproductions of Flashbacks cartoons:

 Flashbacks Volume One
  A Cartoon of the District of Columbia
Patrick M. Reynolds
brings history to life with a sense of humor. His exciting drawings put you on the scene with the conflicts, madness, plus the wheeling and dealing that resulted in the location and construction of the U.S. capital city, despite all the bickering, petty jealousies, and down-right stupidity. This volume is almost out of print, hence the higher price.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index,
ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F1 Cartoon History of DC $25.00 Order Flashbacks Vol. One
  DC Neighborhoods Flashbacks Vol. Two Artist-writer Patrick M. Reynolds takes you to the Washington that tourists seldom see The U.S. capital expanded with the growth of public transportation into such areas as Shepard Park, Takoma Park, Chevy Chase, Kalorama, Dupont Circle, Adams Morgan, Capital Hill, LeDroit Park, Tenleytown, Brookland, and others. Stories in this book go back to the explorations of Capt. John Smith in the 1600s and the Indian Wars of early Virginia, continuing into the 20th century with the introduction of the cherry trees to Washington and the end of segregation in public schools.
11¾" x 7½" 106 pages, full color illustrations, index, paperbound ISBN 0-932514-31-6
#F2 Cartoon History of DC $14.95

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