Total Basketball: The Ultimate Basketball Encyclopedia

“If you don’t own a copy, you can hardly refer to yourself as a fan.” –Sam Amico,

“Total Basketball is a towering accomplishment and a wonderful addition to the basketball literature. It is currently the most authoritative single volume of 100+ years of basketball history on the bookshelves." –Martin Taragano,

The Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy

“A wise man once wrote that the good teacher is one who can reveal the greatness in the simple things and the simple basics in the most complex of things. Dr. Kenneth Shouler does just that with his “Everything Guide to Understanding Philosophy.” I wish I had this book available several years ago when I taught philosophy students at universities and colleges. With a breezy style of writing, Shouler relates to the modern world the heart and core of the contributions of the giants in the field of philosophy. In short, he makes the subject live for students. Indeed, it’s a most valuable tool for any teacher or professor in the field. A must read.” –John McCollister, Ph.D.,

The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports

“I was lucky enough to read this book after the CEO of my company asked me to purchase it and write him a quick synopsis. It was a quick but powerful read and by the end of that same weekend my senses were ablaze with newly kindled hope and inspiration!” –Reviewer on

“The Business Playbook is hands down the best motivational book I have ever read! Anyone who reads this book will take at least one valuable lesson that they could use in both their business and personal life!” –John Georgallis on

The Real 100 Best Baseball Players of All-time and Why

“In 320 pages you are blessed by the author’s ability to not only give you the best 100, but also show you why they are the best. The book is broken down into the 75 best players and the 25 best pitchers, and for the first time someone is right on track. Using statistics rather than popularity, Shouler shows how Babe Ruth really is the best of all time. I read this book in just over two hours and have re-read it several times since. A fascinating piece of work and one of the most complete books I have ever read.” –Michael J. Woznicki on

The Experts Pick Basketball’s Best 50 Players in the Last 50 Years

“Any time an “all-time” list is compiled, no matter how it’s done, it won’t be met with unanimous approval. To his credit, Shouler isn’t looking for that kind of response. What he tries to do, and is successful at, is create an intelligent discussion about players in the classic “Mays versus Mantle” fashion, while calling on the observations of those who observed or played with those players for their analysis.” –Fast Break Magazine, Phoenix, January, 1997


“Ken Shouler gets everything done with urgency and takes things seriously. He is a fantastic editor! My book would never have sold or published for that matter without him!” –Brandon Steiner, CEO of Steiner Sports Marketing, author of The Business Playbook: Leadership Lessons from the World of Sports (Entrepreneur Press, 2004)

“Ken is not only able to write great articles about our company, but he is also able to place the articles in one major publication after another. I know that the publicity gained from his efforts has added greatly to our sales, both nationally and internationally. He is also a very easy person to work with.” –Ron Blatt, President, Blatt Billiards Corporation

“Ken Shouler is a pro in every sense of the word. We hired him to perform the duties of Executive Editor of Total Basketball, an encyclopedia of almost 1,500 pages, and ended up getting not only a proficient editor, but someone equally capable of authoriing an original essay, developing overall editorial strategy and participating in marketing discussions about the end product. His hard work and attention to detail resulted in an encyclopedia that has been hailed as the No. 1 book in its class.” –Jim O’Leary, Publisher, SportClassic Books

“I first met Ken in college and so turned to him when I began my research on my forthcoming book, Jackie Robinson and the Press. What Ken delivered far exceeded my expectations. His research and advice are top-notch; his insights into the business end of it all kept my still-developing project on track.” –Joe Marren, assistant professor of communications, Buffalo State College