People's History of Sports in the United States: From Bull-Baiting to Barry Bonds: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, the People, and Play / Edition 1

People's History of Sports in the United States: From Bull-Baiting to Barry Bonds: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, the People, and Play / Edition 1

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by David Zirin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1595581006

ISBN-13: 9781595581006

Pub. Date: 09/08/2008

Publisher: New Press, The

From the author Robert Lipsyte calls "the best young sportswriter in America," a rollicking, rebellious, myth-busting history of sports in America.

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From the author Robert Lipsyte calls "the best young sportswriter in America," a rollicking, rebellious, myth-busting history of sports in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781595581006
Publisher:
New Press, The
Publication date:
09/08/2008
Series:
New Press People's History Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
302
Product dimensions:
9.46(w) x 6.34(h) x 1.03(d)

Table of Contents


Series Preface     ix
Preface     xi
Acknowledgments     xv
Until the Twentieth Century     1
Rough Riding     33
Sports and Leisure     49
No Depression     63
War and Its Discontents     91
Have We Gone Soft?     113
Sports on the Edge of Panic     131
The Flood Gates     181
The 1980s: Welcome to Hell     211
C.R.E.A.M.     229
More of the Same Versus Change     253
Notes     269
Index     293

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