Terry and Jan Todd Series
The Todd Book Series, in partnership with The University of Texas Press, aims to publish quality books in the field of physical culture and sports for both the popular and academic markets. Although we expect that many of the books in the series will be works of history, we welcome submissions from all academic disciplines in the arts, humanities, and social sciences. UT Press has won numerous awards for the superior design and high quality of their publications, and we are very pleased to have them as our partner for this new series. The endowment supporting the series will result in the publication of up to three books each year, in perpetuity.
Strength Coaching in America
The first comprehensive history of the social shifts and scientific discoveries that transformed weight lifting from a scorned folly to the ultimate game changer for professional athletes.
Drawing on unique archival documents and fascinating interviews, an acclaimed sports historian delivers the first comprehensive examination of Mr. America, the iconic bodybuilding contest that honored ancient ideals while defining masculinity during the competition’s heyday in the 1950s.
No Way but to Fight
The first biography of the heavyweight boxing champion, preacher, and celebrity pitchman who fought his way out of urban poverty and through the venal world of prizefighting to make it in America.
This biography of legendary golf pro Harvey Penick, which won the USGA Herbert Warren Wind Book Award, reveals how he distilled a lifetime of coaching on and off the course into the best-selling sports book of all time, Harvey Penick’s Little Red Book.
Dopers in Uniform
Breaking down the “Blue Wall of Silence,” this landmark book investigates the widespread, illegal use of anabolic steroids in major urban police departments and how it contributes to excessive violence in American policing.
By Thomas M. Hunt; foreword by John Hoberman
Based on research in both American and foreign archives, this first book-length study of doping in the Olympics connects the use and regulation of performance-enhancing drugs to developments in the larger global environment.