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  1. The Gold in the Rings
    Once a showcase for amateur athletics, the Olympic Games have become a global entertainment colossus powered by corporate sponsorship and professional participation. Stephen R. Wenn and Robert K. Barney offer the inside story... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2020
    Hardback | £84.00
    Paperback | £18.99
  2. Kansas City vs. Oakland
    A driving ambition linked Oakland and Kansas City in the 1960s. Each city sought the national attention and civic glory that came with being home to professional sports teams. Their successful campaigns to lure pro franchises... Learn More
    Published: 16th September 2019
    Hardback | £76.00
    Paperback | £14.99
  3. Hockey

    Hockey

    A Global History

    Written by Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman

    Series Sport and Society

    University of Illinois Press

    Long considered Canadian, ice hockey is in truth a worldwide phenomenon--and has been for centuries. In Hockey: A Global History, Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman draw on twenty-five years of research to present THE monumental... Learn More
    Published: 5th November 2018
    Hardback | £103.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  4. Baseball
    In this fourth edition, Benjamin G. Rader updates the text with a portrait of baseball's new order. He charts an on-the-field game transformed by analytics, an influx of Latino and Asian players, and a generation of players groomed... Learn More
    Published: 30th October 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  5. The Revolt of the Black Athlete
    The Revolt of the Black Athlete hit sport and society like an Ali combination. This Fiftieth Anniversary edition of Harry Edwards's classic of activist scholarship arrives even as a new generation engages with the issues he explored.... Learn More
    Published: 14th August 2018
    Paperback | £15.99
  6. Pigskin Nation
    Cast as the ultimate hardhats, football players of the 1960s seemed to personify a crewcut traditional manhood that channeled the Puritan work ethic. Yet, despite a social upheaval against such virtues, the National Football League... Learn More
    Published: 11th April 2018
    Hardback | £82.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. I Fight for a Living
    The black prizefighter labored in one of the few trades where an African American man could win renown: boxing. His prowess in the ring asserted an independence and powerful masculinity rare for black men in a white-dominated... Learn More
    Published: 11th September 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £21.99
  8. Bloomer Girls
    Disapproving scolds. Sexist condescension. Odd theories about the effect of exercise on reproductive organs. Though baseball began as a gender-neutral sport, girls and women of the nineteenth century faced many obstacles on their... Learn More
    Published: 18th January 2017
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £20.99
  9. The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism
    For decades, amateurism defined the ideals undergirding the Olympic movement. No more. Today's Games present athletes who enjoy open corporate sponsorship and unabashedly compete for lucrative commercial endorsements.   Matthew... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £15.99
  10. Sex Testing
    In 1968, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) implemented sex testing for female athletes at that year's Games. When it became clear that testing regimes failed to delineate a sex divide, the IOC began to test for gender... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  11. Game Faces
    Sports figures cope with a level of celebrity once reserved for the stars of stage and screen. In Game Faces , Sarah K. Fields looks at the legal ramifications of the cases brought by six of them--golfer Tiger Woods, quarterback... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  12. Cold War Games
    It is the early Cold War. The Soviet Union appears to be in irresistible ascendance, and moves to exploit the Olympic Games as a vehicle for promoting international communism. In response, the United States conceives a subtle,... Learn More
    Published: 30th May 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  13. Team Chemistry
    In 2007, the Mitchell Report shocked traditionalists who were appalled that drugs had corrupted the "pure" game of baseball. Nathan Corzine rescues the story of baseball's relationship with drugs from the sepia-toned... Learn More
    Published: 30th January 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £15.99
  14. Wounded Lions
    The Jerry Sandusky child molestation case stunned the nation. As subsequent revelations uncovered an athletic program operating free of oversight, university officials faced criminal charges while unprecedented NCAA sanctions... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2016
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  15. Changing the Playbook
    In Changing the Playbook , Howard P. Chudacoff delves into the background and what-ifs surrounding seven defining moments that transformed college sports. These changes involved fundamental issues--race and gender, profit and... Learn More
    Published: 15th December 2015
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £17.99
  16. I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat
    David W. Zang played junior high school basketball in a drained swimming pool. He wore a rubber suit to bed to make weight for a wrestling meet. He kept a log as an obsessive runner (not a jogger). In short, he soldiered through... Learn More
    Published: 15th May 2015
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £13.99
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