Friday, November 21, 2008

Sports books: 5 that need to be on your shelf invited David Zirin to "[r]ecommend five or more books on a single subject of personal interest or expertise."

One title on Zirin's list of Five Sports Books That Need to Be on Your Shelf:
Forty Million Dollar Slaves: The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete by William C. Rhoden
Read the complete list.

David Zirin is the author of three books, including What's My Name, Fool? and Welcome to the Terrordome. He writes the popular weekly online sports column, "The Edge of Sports," and is a regular contributor to the Nation, SLAM, and the Los Angeles Times.

--Marshal Zeringue