JOHN BLOOM teaches American Studies at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. He is the author of several articles and books about sports and culture in the United States, including A House of Cards: Baseball Card Collecting and Popular Culture and To Show What an Indian Can Do: Sports at Indian Boarding Schools. He is also the co-editor, along with Michael Nevin Willard, of Sports Matters: Race, Recreation, and Culture.
Barry Bonds: A Biography (Baseball's All-Time Greatest Hitters Series)by John Bloom
Barry Bonds is the only baseball player ever to have hit 500 home-runs and stolen 500 bases. Bloom (American studies, University of Maryland) offers an account of Bonds' career and examines his controversial public image and allegations of steroid use. B&w photos are included. The book is appropriate for high school students and general readers. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
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