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A Killing Art

By Alex Gillis

 

The eagerly anticipated updated return of a bestselling martial arts classic

The leaders of Tae Kwon Do, an Olympic sport and one of the world’s most popular martial arts, are fond of saying that their art is ancient and filled with old dynasties and superhuman feats. In ... Read more

A Wild Stab For It

By Dave Bidini
By (photographer) Brian Pickell

 

On the 50th anniversary of the 1972 Summit Series, a personal and poetic journey into the heart of hockey in Canada

As summer turned to fall in 1972, Canada was redefining itself and its place in the world. Politically, a spirited election campaign asked probing questions about ... Read more

Accepted

Foreword by Vincent K. McMahon
With Bertrand Hébert

 

“Pat is one of the greatest mentors I’ve ever had in the world of sports-entertainment. ” — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

When Pat Patterson was 17 years old, he was asked to leave his home after telling his parents he was in love . . . with a man. Moving from Montreal ... Read more

Behind the Lens

By Steve Babineau & Brian Codagnone

 

A one-of-a-kind collection and some never-before-seen photographs from the official photographer of the wild and unforgettable WHA

On October 12, 1972, legendary Boston sports photographer, Steve Babineau, was in attendance for the debut of the New England Whalers. They were ... Read more

Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines

By Greg Oliver

 

Hockey’s rich history explored through some of its most fascinating documents

Every great career in hockey starts with a pen and a piece of paper. In Blue Lines, Goal Lines & Bottom Lines, author Greg Oliver takes a peek into historical documents of the stars, from Wayne ... Read more

Cap in Hand

By Bruce Dowbiggin
With Ryan Gauthier

 

Iconic baseball writer Bill James, in 1987, frustrated with MLB’s labor stoppages and the decline of the minor leagues, wrote that the minors “were an abomination … if you’re selling a sport and the players don’t care about winning, that’s not a sport. That’s ... Read more

Chasing the Dream

By Ted Starkey

 

Go on the road with the best hockey players not in the NHL

What is life really like in North American hockey’s top minor league? As told by dozens of the players, coaches, broadcasters, personnel, and owners who work a grinding schedule every winter, Chasing the Dream goes ... Read more

Coming Down the Mountain

Edited by Brian Kennedy

A comprehensive look at the 1972 Canada-USSR Hockey series and the way that Canadian mythology has been built around it, including essays on topics such as the impact of the summit series on the development of women's hockey, an analysis of media perspectives from the series ... Read more

Creating the Mania

By Jon Robinson

 

Creating the Mania takes fans backstage with an all-access pass to the behind-the-scenes stories of WrestleMania 34, which became the Mercedes-Benz Superdome’s highest grossing entertainment event at $14. 1 million and a sold-out crowd of 78,133 fans. Follow the yearlong ... Read more