University of Southern California

USC Alumni Association

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Steven Travers '83


A former professional baseball player, Steven Travers is an author, sports columnist and screenwriter who has written more than 15 books, including the acclaimed Barry Bonds: Baseball's Superman, which was nominated for a Casey Award (Best Baseball Book of 2002); The USC Trojans: College Football's All-Time Greatest Dynasty; One Night, Two Teams: Alabama vs. USC and the Game that Changed the Nation; and Dodgers Past and Present. His most recent book, The Last Icon: Tom Seaver and His Times, has been called “a must read…for any baseball fan.” For more information, please visit him online.

Travers will be participating in a panel discussion, “Writing the Sports Biography” at the Los Angeles Times Festival of Books, Sunday, April 22, 2:15 - 3:15 p.m. in Hoffman Hall. For more information, click here.

 Five "Must-Reads"


Travers_Holy Bible.gifThe Holy Bible
by Various Authors

The Truth, whole Truth and nothing but the Truth.


Travers_Ordeal and Triumph.jpgPatton: Ordeal and Triumph
by Ladislas Farago

This book tells me that there is evil in this world, and that in this world at least, the only entity truly capable of confronting it is the United States of America.


Thumbnail image for Travers_Rise and Fall of Third Reich.gifThe Rise and Fall of the Third Reich
by William Shirer

A reminder of how prevalent evil is and how easily it finds power in a fallen world.


Travers_Atlas Shrugged.gifAtlas Shrugged
by Ayn Rand

The essence of small government philosophy and a compelling story of heroism and willingness to stand up for values.


Travers_The Glory of their Times.gifThe Glory of Their Times
by Lawrence S. Ritter

A story of America as told through baseball, and the best baseball book ever written.