Colin Chappell

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The Forgotten First: Kenny Washington, Woody Strode, Marion Motley, Bill Willis, and the Breaking of the NFL Color Barrier

This account brings much-needed attention to the pioneers who integrated football; a must-read for any football fan interested in digging into the sport’s past.
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Giannis: The Improbable Rise of an NBA MVP

Though the narrative is occasionally slowed by an overabundance of detail, the depth of Fader's research and the uniqueness of Antetokounmpo's story make this a compelling read. Basketball fans will love it all, especially with Giannis becoming a star player for the Milwaukee Bucks.

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The Artist and the Eternal City

Some prior familiarity with Bernini and baroque Rome is helpful here. Still, many readers fond of European art and history will find this short volume worthwhile.
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From the River to the Sea: The Untold Story of the Railroad War That Made the West

This is not just the story of two bitterly determined railroad companies; it’s also a portrait of a violent and visionary strain of the American psyche, one that Sedgwick argues is very much still with us. This will primarily appeal to readers interested in railroad history.

African Europeans: An Untold History

Meticulously researched and beautifully written, this is an essential work of historical scholarship that is highly recommended for all public and academic libraries.
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Baseball Under the Lights: The Rise of the Night Game

This detailed history of night baseball will enlighten even the most knowledgeable fans and will surely appeal to readers interested in sports history more generally.

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Ethel Rosenberg: An American Tragedy

A deft, chilling, and long overdue biography of an American woman singled out by dark political and cultural forces that were bent on keeping women at home and “foreign” ideas out of American minds.

Cobra: A Life of Baseball and Brotherhood

Parker has a deep collection of stories and he tells them in a way that puts readers right in the thick of it all, from play-by-plays of the biggest playoff games to the brash and freewheeling banter that was always on tap in the Pirates' clubhouse.  

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