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"What is most impressive about the set is the breadth of the entries . . . this reference set that is applicable to contemporary American culture would be of use in school and college libraries."
"More than just a sports history book, this is a valuable compendium of interesting articles on athletes and related subjects that convincingly conveys the importance and ubiquitous nature of sports in American life. It is well-written, well-organized, and well-developed and is ideal for high school students, undergraduates, and general readers interested in the diverse aspects of sports in our culture."
"An entertaining reference work that will appeal to the casual sports fan as well as high school and college students seeking a beginning point for a sports-related research project."
"Nelson and the volume's many contributors deserve commendation for explaining their criteria and creating an enjoyable collection that casual sports fans will enjoy."