Books by Joe Drape

NON-FICTION
Released: Sept. 4, 2012

"Inspired by his 5-year-old son's fascination with the pageantry of a televised Army game, Drape went to West Point looking for college football's 'good guys.' He most certainly found them."
A New York Times sportswriter chronicles the 2011 edition of the Black Knights football team. Read full book review >
NON-FICTION
Released: Aug. 18, 2009

"A feel-good story of youthful drive, great coaching and the value of unflagging communal support."
Turning his attention from horseracing (To the Swift: Classic Triple Crown Horses and Their Race for Glory, 2008, etc.), New York Times reporter Drape follows a high-school football dynasty. Read full book review >
BLACK MAESTRO by Joe Drape
BIOGRAPHY & MEMOIR
Released: April 25, 2006

"An amazing story and an absorbing read for racing buffs, but those interested in the psychology of this singular athlete will be disappointed."
Seabiscuit meets Reds. Read full book review >
THE RACE FOR THE TRIPLE CROWN by Joe Drape
NON-FICTION
Released: May 1, 2001

"As swift and entertaining as a close race—but rarely contemplative or introspective."
A New York Times sportswriter spends the year 2000 following some prominent owners, trainers, and jockeys as they prepare for horseracing's Triple Crown. Read full book review >