I will sign all my books at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, 3-5 PM, USC campus, Saturday, April 30.
Books written by Steven Travers
One Night, Two Teams: Alabama vs. USC and the Game That Changed A Nation (also a documentary,Tackling Segregation, and soon to be a major motion picture)
A’s Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be A Real Fan!
Trojans Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be A Real Fan!
Dodgers Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be A Real Fan!
Angels Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be A Real Fan!
D’Backs Essential: Everything You Need to Know to Be A Real
The USC Trojans: College Football's All-Time Greatest Dynasty
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Los Angeles Lakers
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly Oakland Raiders
The Good, the Bad & the Ugly San Francisco 49ers
Barry Bonds: Baseball’s Superman
Pigskin Warriors: 140 Years of College Football's Greatest Games, Players and Traditions
The 1969 Miracle Mets
Dodgers Baseball Yesterday & Today
A Tale of Three Cities: New York, L.A. and San Francisco During the 1962 Baseball Season
What It Means To Be a Trojan: Southern Cal’s Greatest Players Talk About Trojans Football
The Poet: The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray
The Last Icon: Tom Seaver’s Town, His Team, and His Times
The Poet: The Life and Los Angeles Times of Jim Murray
God's Country: A Conservative, Christian Worldview of How History Formed the United States Empire and America's Manifest Destiny for the 21st Century
Angry White Male
The Writer’s Life
The USC Mafia: From the Frat House to the White House to the Big House
Ambition: My Struggles to Fail and Succeed in Baseball, Politics, Hollywood, Writing . . . and the Rocky Path I’ve Walked With Christ
Praise for Steve Travers
Only someone like Steve Travers could convey what Seaver meant to the history of the National Pastime over almost two decades.
- Sports talk hoist Fred Wallin
Steve Travers is the next great USC historian, in the tradition of Jim Murray, John Hall, and Mal Florence! . . . the Trojan Family needs your work. Fight On!
- USC Head Football Coach Pete Carroll
. . . Steve Travers tells us all about the exciting and remarkable football . . . . that not only changed the way the game is played; it . . . changed the world.
- Winston Groom, author of Forrest Gump
Steve Travers combines wit, humor, social pathos and historical knowledge with the kind of sports expertise that only an ex-jock is privy to; it is reminiscent of the work of Jim Bouton, Pat Jordan and Dan Jenkins, combined with Jim Murray' turn of phrase, Hunter Thompson's hard-scrabble Truths, and David Halberstam's unique take on our nation's place in history. His writing is great storytelling, and the result is pure genius every time.
- Westwood One radio personality Michael McDowd
Steve Travers is a great writer, an educated athlete who knows how to get inside the player's heads, and when that happens, greatness occurs. He's gonna be a superstar.
- San Francisco Examiner
Steve Travers is a phenomenal writer, an artist who labors over every word to get it just right, and he has an encyclopedic knowledge of sports and history.
Steve Travers is a “Renaissance man.”
- Jim Rome Show
He is very qualified to continue to write books such as this one. Good job.
- Marty Lurie/Right Off the Bat Oakland A's Pregame Host
Steve's a literate ex-athlete, an ex-Trojan, and a veteran of Hollywood, too.
- Lee "Hacksaw" Hamilton/XTRA Radio, San Diego
You've done some good writin', dude.
- KFOG Radio, San Francisco
[Travers is] one of the great sportswriters on the current American scene.
- Joe Shea/Radio Talk Host and Editor
Travers appears to have the right credentials for the task.
- USA Today Baseball Weekly
A very interesting read which is not your average . . . book. . . . Steve has achieved his bona fides when it comes to having the credentials to write a book like this.
- Geoff Metcalfe/KSFO Radio, San Francisco
This is a fascinating book written by a man who knows his subject matter inside and out.
— Irv Kaze/KRLA Radio, Los Angeles
Travers . . . established himself as a writer of many dimensions . . . a natural.
— John Jackson/Ross Valley Reporter
Steve Travers is a true USC historian and a loyal Trojan!
— Former USC football player John Papadakis
Pete Carroll calls you "the next great USC historian," high praise indeed.
- Rob Fukuzaki/ABC7, Los Angeles
You’re a great writer and I always enjoy your musings, particularly on SC football – huge fan!
- Oakland A’s general manager Billy Beane
Steven Travers is one of the most accomplished sports journalists in our nation today and One Night, Two Teams is his defining work to this point.
Travers, a USC grad, portrays the game and USC’s victory as a tipping point in the integration of college football and the South, a triumph for the forces of equality . . . his larger view of the game hits home in most respects, and he provides a compelling account- drawing from dozens of interviews with participants, coaches, drawing from dozens of others - of a clash between two schools with decidedly different approaches to the composition of their football rosters . . . All in all, an intriguing premise and a well-told story.
- Wes Lukowsky, Booklist
The book is not just about sports but how sports and that September 1970 game in particular relate to the intertwining of sports, race, politics, history, religion and philosophy.
- Harold Abend, In Scope
One Night . . . is a tour de force.
- Marin I.J.
Travers combines wit, humor and historical knowledge in his writings.
- University of Southern California
Wow what a great job!!!! . . . I love the book . . . It's one of those you look forward to reading at special times . . . I can't say enough!
- Lonnie White, Los Angeles Times
This is a book about American society. It sheds incredible light on little-known events that every American must know to understand this country . . . In 20 years, people will say of this book what they said about Roger Kahn's The Boys of Summer.
- Fred Wallin, Business Talk radio
Steve is the USC historian whose meticulous attention to detail is a revelation. He is the best chronicler of USC ever.
- Chuck Hayes, CRN Sports Corner
This is fabulous, just a terrific look at our history. Travers is one of the best writers around.
- Rod Brooks, Fitz & Brooks Show, KNBR/San Francisco
You have created a work of art here, an absolutely great book. We love your work.
- Bob Fitzgerald, “Fitz & Brooks Show,” KNBR/San Francisco
When it comes to sports history, this is the man right here.
- Gary Radnich, KRON/5, San Francisco
Author Steven Travers discusses his new book . . .
- Orange County Register
. . . Join Steve Travers . . . at the Autograph Stage . . .
- ESPN Radio
. . . Steve Travers, author of One Night, Two Teams: Alabama vs. USC and the Game That Changed a Nation . . .
- Los Angeles Daily News
Steve Travers, a sports historian . . .
- Los Alamitos News-Enterprise
Hear this dynamic speaker tell how this famous game changed history.
- Friends of the Los Alamitos-Rossmoor Library
This is a fabulous book.
- Michaela Pereira/ KTLA 5, Los Angeles
Travers presents this particular game in 1970 as a metaphor for the profound changes in social history during the emancipation of the South.
- Publishers Weekly
. . . Explored in rich, painstaking detail by Steve Travers.
- Jeff Prugh, L.A. Times beat writer who covered the 1970 USC-Alabama game
You're a prolific talent.
- Curtis Kim, KSRO Radio, Santa Rosa
Is there anything you've not written?
- Vernon Glenn, KRON/4, San Francisco
You are the Poet Laureate of the USC Program! Please keep writing.
- Tony Pattiz, USC class of 1980
A's Essential: Everything You Need To Be a Real Fan offers a breezy history . . .
- Bruce Dancis/Sacramento Bee
What A’s Essential does give us in heaps is the history specific players and other A’s personnel . . . Travers manages to dig up plenty of interesting quotes and his knowledge of other writings about the A’s is voluminous. He finds enough fascinating material . . . interesting and add(s) to the reader’s experience with the book . . . A’s Essential can be a useful source to those who are students of A’s history
- Brian James Oak/www.atthehomeplate.com
As an Oakland fan, I was therefore interested to find A’s Essential when browsing on Amazon recently
- Matt Smith, MLB.com
(The chapter in One Night, Two Teams) on Martin Luther King - the description of the civil rights movement - your insights, the research - what an education I received from reading it. It should be required reading by every student in America! Every citizen. No wonder there were so many African Americans on the Mall a week ago! . . . I am sure there are many blacks who would say it is impossible for a white man to really understand the struggle. And, in one sense they are definitely right because you are not black. But, wow - I think you did an excellent job in bringing it together - telling the story and making me think!
- Dwight Chapin, former Nixon White House appointments secretary
Causes Steven Travers Supports
Conservative, Christian, USC, American patriotism