In advance of the 2016 Olympics, Akashic launches Dave Zirin’s new sports imprint—Edge of Sports—with a dramatic memoir by Olympic gold medalist Anthony Ervin.
Subject: Edge of Sports
Zeigler tells the story of how sports has been radically transformed for LGBT athletes in the past four years.
A riveting account of life as a closeted professional athlete from gay NFL player O’Callaghan, against the backdrop of depression, opioid addiction, and the threat of suicide.
A timely memoir about world record–breaking Tyus’s 1964 and 1968 Olympic victories, amid the turbulence of the 1960s, along with contemporary reflections.
A meticulously researched and powerful exposé on the epidemic of cover-up that surrounds sexual assault and college football players.
In interviews and essays, high-profile activist athletes explore the intersection of sports and politics.
Former NFL quarterback McPherson examines the roots of masculinity gone awry and how it promotes violence against women.
A groundbreaking biography of the world’s first female sports superstar, the pioneering and uncompromising Lottie Dod.