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 groundbreaking biography of the world’s first female sports superstar, the pioneering and uncompromising Lottie Dod.
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.
An NBA veteran offers engaging interviews and reflections that explore police brutality, white supremacy, and the struggle for racial justice in America.
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.