Spring books

Publishers Weekly's latest forecast previewed a small but interesting list of Southern California-related sports books to be released this spring. In March, MBI/Motorbooks publishes Joe Scalzo's City of Speed: Los Angeles and the Rise of American Racing, which "details the shops, racers, hot rod artists and tracks that have made L.A. the epicenter of the automotive performance industry." Dodger fans will have at least two options. In April, the Univ. of Nebraska Press offers Lee Lowenfish's Branch Rickey: Baseball's Ferocious Gentleman, while Triumph Books has Through a Blue Lens: The Brooklyn Dodger Photographs of Barney Stein 19391958, by Dennis D'Agostino and Bonnie Crosby in June. Finally, Cyd Zeigler and Jim Buzinski of L.A.-based Outsports.com have written The Outsports Revolution: Truth and Myth in the World of Gay Sports, scheduled for release by Alyson in June.

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