City of Champions is an exhaustively-researched book about a high school football team that brings to life small-town America in the late 1930s in ways that are genuinely moving.
Bill Walsh, Bill Parcells and Joe Gibbs dominated the NFL in the 1980s. Bob Glauber looks at their careers.
The AFL changed football in many ways but perhaps one of the most important was in the role of black players.
It would benefit from a tighter focus but this book on the tension between Don Shula and Johnny Unitas contains plenty of good anecdotes.
John Eisenberg examines the early decades of the NFL through the careers of five key figures who helped to shape it.
Jeff Pearlman delivers the chaotic – and frequently hilarious – story of the USFL.