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Integrated: The Lincoln Institute, Basketball, and a Vanished Tradition

by James W. Miller

In Integrated, James W. Miller explores an often ignored aspect of America’s struggle for racial equality.

The Notorious John Morrissey: How a Bare-Knuckle Brawler Became a Congressman and Founded Saratoga Race Course

by James C. Nicholson

An Irish immigrant, a collection agent for crime bosses, a professional boxer, and a prodigious gambler, John Morrissey was—if nothing else—an unlikely candidate to become one of the most important figures in the history of Thoroughbred racing.

The Longest Shot: Lil E. Tee and the Kentucky Derby

by John Eisenberg

On the first Saturday in May every year in Louisville, Kentucky, shortly after 5:30 PM, a new horse attains racing immortality.

Before Big Blue: Sports at the University of Kentucky, 1880-1940

by Gregory Kent Stanley

In the heart of the Bluegrass, basketball is king of collegiate athletics.

Baseball's Pivotal Era, 1945-1951

by William Marshall

With personal interviews of players and owners and with over two decades of research in newspapers and archives, Bill Marshall tells of the players, the pennant races, and the officials who shaped one of the most memorable eras in sports and American history.