“I Hate You.” “I Don’t Care.” “I Hate You More For Not Caring.”
A history of the social, cultural, political, topographical, demographical and athletic rivalry between Los Angeles and San Francisco, between Southern and Northern California, and how San Franciscans take it seriously while Los Angelenos could care less
The Devil’s Influence
True story of Marlene Olive, a 15-year old Marin County teen who, in 1975 came under the sway of an older boyfriend and, when he parents objected, had him kill them and burn their bodies at the beach
The life story of ex-USC football coach Pete Carroll
How Pete Carroll Does It
An in-depth look at the methods employed by ex-USC football coach Pete Carroll; recruiting, relationships, and life lessons
The Complete Illustrated History of USC Sports
A total history of Trojan sports from the very beginning
The 1972 USC Trojans: College Football's All-Time Greatest Team
Still considered the greatest college team ever assembled, this retrospective of the 1972 Trojans includes interviews and comparison with other dynasties
John McKay: A Retrospective
Slightly underrated by history, USC football coach John McKay was a modern Moses of progressivism in the form of opportunities for black athletes, and in his time may have been the most successful college football coach who ever lived
The Head Man: Howard Jones and USC's Thundering Herd
Slightly underrated by history, USC football coach Howard Jones's Trojans moved ahead of regional rivals Cal and Stanford, then out-performed comparative dynasties - Knute Rockne and Notre Dame, Bernie Bierman and Minnesota, Bob Neyland and Tennessee, Alabama - and he may have been the most successful college football coach who ever lived
Pat Haden: Athlete, Scholar, American
The former USC quarterback and Rhodes Scholar – now their athletic director - is the model of the successful college student-athlete. An attorney and football TV analyst has resisted political entreaties in a life well lived
It's an Irish Afternoon: Notre Dame vs. the World
A history of Notre Dame football in all its glory
Axes, Bells, Shillelaghs and Pride
The greatest rivalries in college sports history
The Axe: Cal vs. Stanford
One of the oldest rivalries in college sports
Nebraska vs. Bosnia: Why Cornhusker Football is Really War
The story of a football program that means everything to its state
For the Love of It: Top 10 Non-Revenue College Sports Programs
The rise of non-revenue sports at the collegiate level
What It Means to Be a Golden Bear: Jeff Tedford and Cal's Greatest Players
Narrative interviews with great Cal players over the years
Barry Bonds: His Story
The controversial slugger finally lets it all hang out
The Last Icon: Tom Seaver's Town, His Team, His Times
In many ways Tom Seaver is the last truly heroic New York Sports Icon, his life story has never been told properly
The Yankee Way: How George Steinbrenner Took Over a Near-Bankrupt Franchise and Turned it into a Billion-Dollar Winner
The story of the Yankee resurgence is the story of baseball's phenomenal popularity in the age of cable
Way to Go Hamilton
Josh Hamilton's recovery from drug addiction and subsequent on-field greatness
Once He Was an Angel
In 1962, Bo Belinsky was the most talked-about sports personality in the world. His story of wine, women, song . . .and ultimate redemption
A Tale of Two Pitchers
Two superstar USC pitchers had their careers cut short by devastating injuries. Bruce Gardner could not handle it and killed himself. Bill Bordley found his calling in the Secret Service
1998: a Retrospective
Mark McGwire, Sammy Sosa, the Yankees, and the year that "saved" baseball; now, a decade later
Getting It Off His Chest
Mark McGwire more than a decade later; his effect on Our National Pastime
How Do You Like Me Now?
Lenny Dykstra was a hard-nosed ball player for the Mets and Phillies, but nobody's version of a genius, yet he became a Wall Street superstar
The Glory of Their Times, Volume II
Lawrence Ritter's 1966 masterpiece may be the greatest baseball book ever written. This second edition includes narrative interviews with players from the 1930s to the 1950s
Billy Beane Re-Visited
A retrospective of Moneyball; what went right, what went wrong
Reggie Jackson's career in light of what we now know about steroids
"What Must Have Been an Optical Illusion to a Lot of People": Willie Mays, "the Catch," and the 1954 Giants
Lost in a decade of Yankee and Dodger glory is the last wold championship ever won by the Giants' franchise
Next Year: the 1955 Brooklyn Dodgers
The last year of pure innocence for Brooklyn and baseball
An old franchise (the Yankees) struggles to remain dominant in the new world that was the '60s
The Youth of America: Casey, Marv, Choo Choo, Rod and the 1962 Mets
Were the '62 Mets the worst team in history? Maybe they were; maybe they weren't
City of Angels
Sandy Koufax and the Dodgers reversed form after their 1962 debacle; established total dominance over the upstart Angels; and beat the all-conquering Yankees in four straight World Series games
Impossible: Carl Yastrzemski and the 1967 Red Sox
The last superstar, Carl Yastrzemski, and the magical summer that launched the Red Sox Nation
Year of the Pitcher: the 1968 Baseball Season
The Tigers brought the city of Detroit together, while the dominant pitching of Denny McLain, Bob Gibson of St. Louis, and the rest of baseball, created rules changes with lasting reverberations to this day
"The 1975 Reds, the 1968 Trojans, or any Taiwan Little League Team"
With Bill "Spaceman" Lee, an off-beat look at a great season and possibly the greatest of all World Series
A Bronx Story
The comeback season of the 1978 Yankees; Billy Martin's firing; and the George and Reggie show
A Midwestern Night's Dream
The all-Missouri World Series between Kansas City and St. Louis in 1985
A Hollywood Ending
Orel Hershisher's magical 59-inning shutout streak catapulted Kirk Gibson and the Dodgers to an unlikely world championship upset of Oakland's "Bash Brothers"
Matinee Idol of the Mound
Big D, Don Drysdale of the Dodgers, was Hollywood's version of the leading man among pitchers
The Say Hey Kid
Willie Mays's life explored in retrospective with what we now know about steroids; his place in history
Hoax! The Sidd Finch Story
Taking Sports Illustrated's hoax story of Sidd Finch to its ultimate conclusion
Steroids in sports
Homage to Pat Jordan's Suitors of Spring; a series of interviews/chapters and stories of pitchers, ranging from high school to college to the minors to the big leagues to washouts to Hall of Famers
10-15 leading baseball thinkers, ranging from high school to college to managers to GMs to scouts, in the form of Pat Jordan's work and George Will's Men at Work. Looks at the way baseball is approached; marketing, scouting, computers, game approach, business models
Jim Brown was the first militant black athlete who was free to say and do as he pleased; a football superstar of the 1950s and ‘60s who became a Hollywood icon, making sex scenes with Raquel Welch, and remains a civil rights icon
Touched by Zeuss
John Elway may have been given greater natural gifts than any 20th Century athlete, but seemingly failed to live up to his promise until his last two years when he finally reached his peak
A retrospective of Vince Lombardi's champions of the 1950s and '60s
How Vince Did It
Interviews with numerous former Green Bay Packers who were successful in business; the lessons learned from Vince Lombardi
Broadway Joe, the Super Jets, and the Year That Was: 1968
The player (Joe Namath), the team (New York Jets) and the game (Super Bowl III) that changed pro football forever
Are the 1972 Miami Dolphins the greatest of all pro football teams? This book makes the case
The 1978 Steelers: Pro Football's Greatest Team?
Other teams have had greater records. None had better players
A Cast of Characters: the 1985 Bears
Other teams had better players. None had more colorful characters
A Life in the Trenches: My Life in Football
Former pro football player and coach Monte Clark's autobiography
The Wooden Dynasty
10 NCAA basketball championships in 12 years during tumultuous times for John Wooden's UCLA Bruins
Bird, Magic and Jack: the Lakers-Celtics Rivalry of the '80s
Pro basketball reached its apex during the years of the Magic Johnson-Larry Bird rivalry in Boston and Los Angeles
A Time of Turmoil
"The fist" and revolution were both in the air when the world got together for the embattled 1968 Mexico City Olympics
Tragedy in Munich
Germany's desperate attempt to become a member of the family of nations went terribly awry at the 1972 Olympics
A Hollywood Production
The smoothest, most well-run Olympics: Peter Ueberroth and Los Angeles '84
Sports lesson for kids in comic form
Sports motivation applied to our daily lives
How (Blank) Does It
How celebrity(s) in the world of sports succeed, and the lessons imparted for businessmen
Business and Sports
Interviews with business execs who played sports.
Women in Sports
Many girls have low self-esteem and "give up trying on myself." Are girls who played sports less likely to despair, to compete, to overcome the odds?
Religion and Sports
To what extent is religion/faith a factor in sports, in business and in life?
A book by, or a chapter by, Bob Ladoceur, head coach at De La Salle High, the greatest prep football program of all time; and about Bill Redell, almost as successful at Oaks Christian High in Southern California; "religion and football."
Women Who Love Footnall
A book about women and football; why they love it, the men they fall for, how it affects their lives, what plusses/minus emanate from it.
The people who veer towards this alternative to traditional sports; its rise and political side, its marketing/business
Wheelchair and paraplegic sports
Internet and Sports
On-line gambling and fantasy sports
A study of the concept that work is life, and life is work. Encompasses the idea that everything is inter-related to each other
Just Do It.
Procrastination-busting using sports as a model
A heart victim recovers through a change in lifestyle. How to use the motivation of desperation in everyday life
Charts successful coaches in non-revenue sports; men and women who do what they do for the pure enjoyment
The Game of Life
Good health, nutrition, recovery
Duke Wayne and the Trojan Wars
John Wayne's football career at USC; how his Hollywood connections helped turn the Trojans into a national power; and his conservative politics became part and parcel of his school's reputation and rivalry with liberal rivals from Berkeley, Stanford and UCLA that spilled onto the playing field
In the 1960s one filmmaker emerged from the cinema schools – USC, UCLA, NYU, Columbia – who stood above Scorsese, Spielberg, Coppola, Lucas and the rest: John Milius. Screenwriter of Dirty Harry, director of Red Dawn, he was blacklisted by Hollywood for his right-wing, gun-rights views, but never gave in to them.
Children of the Porn
Interviews with porn stars of the "golden age" of the 1970s and '80s, their off-spring, and the effect the industry had on their lives
Talk Radio and the Right-wing
The rise of conservative media and its effect on America
God's Country: A Conservative, Christian Worldview of How History Formed the United States Empire and America's Manifest Destiny for the 21st Century
A history of the world based on the premise that God favors America, and that the United States has the advantage of histories lessons in forming "a more perfect Union"
What if Nixon Had Won in 1960?
A detailed look at what the world would have looked like had Richard Nixon beaten John Kennedy in 1960
What is Truth?
Starting with the Whittaker Chambers-Alger Hiss affair of the 1940s, examines the ever-widening political divide between the forces of the Right and the Left
The World According to Patton
Written as a diatribe against Vietnam by Francis Ford Coppola, the film backfired on liberal sensibilities, becoming the greatest war film ever. This book delves into the influence of George Patton, the man, the myth and the movie, starting with Richard Nixon’s decision to bomb Cambodia after seeing it seven times, to today’s cultural divide
Marin County conservative talk host Michael Savage marches to the beat of a different drummer, refusing to join the traditional forces of the right while declaring war against the left
The author has access to inside files uncovering the deep corruption, deception, lies, and immoralities of two female liberals from San Francisco, Nancy Pelosi and Barbara Boxer, who fulfill the Old Testament warning that, “The daughters of Zion are haughty, and walk with stretched forth necks and wanton eyes, walking and mincing as they go . . . ruling over men . . . adorned by ornaments.”
The Patron Saint
The life of William F. Buckley
Courtesy of the Red, White and Blue
How country music become the Republican national anthem
An American Dynasty
Th history of the Bush political family
From the Frat House to the White House to the Big House
Mike Woodson's USC Republican connections saw him rise to the White House; by luck he avoided Watergate; but in the end his business in the “go-go” '80s landed him in the Big House
The USC Mafia
A group of Young Republicans at USC rises to the height of power in Nixon’s White House, only to be caught in the par pit of Watergate in a story of two much power too soon.
Ambition: My Struggles to Fail and Succeed in Baseball, Politics, Writing . . . and the Rocky Path I’ve Walked With Christ
The author’s autobiography
The Writer’s Life
All the articles, essays, book proposals, excerpts of books/screenplays/plays, songs, and all writings of Steven Travers; extremely valuable to nascent writers who wish to know how to succeed
True story of a hotshot Californian who moves to the Big Apple to take Wall Street by storm in the “go go” 1980s, only to learn Biblical lessons when he ends up mired in drugs, scandal, and prison, finding redemption through faith
An American Tragedy
The author’s teammate, had every high school advantage – looks, grades, wealth, athletic superstardom, popularity, girls, size – but over the years, through a lack of moral or spiritual faith, blew it all, ending up homeless before dying of alcoholism
Angry White Male
A white and black baseball player grow up and form a rivalry. The black kid becomes a superstar, the white kid a writer. The deal to write a lucrative autobiography is nixed, resulting in a murder mystery with many twists, turns and sexual betrayal
The Second American Civil War
When the conservative Right finally establishes firm control of the body politic, the angry Left turns to violence, and a terrible war ensues in the End Times before Christ's Second Coming
A man has dreams he is convinced are messages from God Himself, tasking him with telling the government and CIA of deadly plots only he can prevent from being perpetrated against the United States
Screenplays (also book ideas)
The 'K' Conspiracy
Pharmaceutical executives' failed blackmailing of two doctors to give them patent to 1950s cancer drug Krebiozen goes bad, escalating into 30-year government conspiracy to protect Cancer Industry, denying drug's curative powers to public, as seen through eyes of single family.
Rock 'n' Roll Heaven
1960s hippie, now jaded sober professor, helps woman overcome alcoholism. When "haunted" by deceased rock stars/historical figures, fantasy, reality collide, testing his sobriety, teaching him meaning of his youth and of life.
True story of the world's greatest blackjack player, banned from casinos worldwide, who uses disguises and card-counting team to pull huge payday on mob operation.
True story of old-fashioned San Francisco parole officer set in 1970s, '80s. Develops respect through stormy relationship for pretty female partner, who teaches him patience he needs when he must negotiate his own release from parolee who holds him hostage. Humorous, character driven, star-maker with action.
Corrupt American businessman sees murder in Mexico, is chased by drug lord's who did it, experiences series of dark, quirky, Castaneda experiences, saves village girl from rape, she helps him find religious redemption. Returns to California to undo past wrongs, resulting in surprise twist. Surreal, great character arc, ensemble cast.
A Murderous Campaign
Jaded porn star discovers politician lover plans assassination of rival and a Presidential bid. She becomes target, goes underground with journalist to save themselves, prevent assassination.
The Cool of the Evening
White USC students and south-central blacks form easy friendships in off-campus L.A. bar. Hilarious stories, drunken revelry and debauchery. Life gets serious for Horace, Eric, who discover friendship tested by different societal experiences, exacerbated by 1992 riots. Serious look at important subject matter.
The Hunter's Dream
Young African dreams he will be village King, but first must overcome evil jungle spirit to rescue Princess. Old world magic converges with modern sensibilities; surrealistic, beautiful setting. Hunter must choose between attractive Western woman and duties to his people. Strong portrayal of a charismatic African.
Undercover cop with past chases demonic killer in flamboyant, disturbing New York sex club world, drawn to killer's use of pain, sex as art form.
The Lost Battaliuon
Patriotic, true World War I American "call to adventure." Brave leaders, Congressional Medal of Honor winners. Battalion surrounded by Germans. Love story, differing experiences of soldiers, gritty realism.
Summer of '62
Gen X shortboard pro surfers, so wrapped up in making money on the tour that they forget how much they love the sport, are transported to 1962, where they join a longboard surf club and learn lessons about life; why they love surfing, and what love and friendship really mean.
A city kid follows his father’s footsteps, becomes a snowboarding champion, makes enemies with a dangerous rival, and is mentored by two mountain men - and everbody is a suspect - in action-packed who-dunnit? Colorado murder mystery.
Vietnam fighter pilot Don Crowe crashes, the doctor’s decide to amputate his legs, but nobody - not Don, not his wife, not his commander - will authorize it, so when the M.D. decides to cut him anyway, Don wills himself not to let the anesthesia render him unconscious, in a miraculous story of love, faith and courage that ends when he recovers to fly again.
Causes Steven Travers Supports
Conservative, Christian, USC, American patriotism