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  1. Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary
    Marvin Miller changed major league baseball and the business of sports. Drawing on research and interviews with Miller and others, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary offers the first biography covering the pivotal labor leader's... Learn More
    Published: 26th January 2015
    Hardback | £27.99
  2. NFL Football
    This wide-ranging history synthesizes scholarship and media sources to give the reader an inside view of the television contracts, labor issues, and other off-the-field forces that shaped the National Football League. Historian... Learn More
    Published: 19th August 2014
    Hardback | £74.00
    Paperback | £15.99
  3. Qualifying Times
    This perceptive, lively study explores U.S. women's sport through historical "points of change": particular products or trends that dramatically influenced both women's participation in sport and cultural responses to... Learn More
    Published: 20th February 2014
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. The Sons of Westwood
    For more than a decade, the UCLA dynasty defined college basketball. In twelve seasons from 1964 to 1975, John Wooden's teams won ten national titles, including seven consecutive championships. The Bruins made history by breaking... Learn More
    Published: 16th September 2013
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  5. Cheating the Spread
    Delving into the history of gambling and corruption in intercollegiate sports, Cheating the Spread recounts all of the major gambling scandals in college football and basketball. Digging through court records, newspapers, government... Learn More
    Published: 30th November 2012
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £16.99
  6. Globetrotting
    Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union deplored the treatment of African Americans by the U.S. government as proof of hypocrisy in the American promises of freedom and equality. This probing history examines government attempts... Learn More
    Published: 24th September 2012
    Hardback | £51.00
    Paperback | £19.99
  7. Sweet William
    An Irish working-class hero of Pittsburgh, Billy Conn captured the hearts of his contemporaries through his ebullient personality, stellar boxing record, and good looks. A light-heavyweight boxing champion, Conn had defeated nine... Learn More
    Published: 21st July 2010
    Paperback | £15.99
  8. The End of Amateurism in American Track and Field
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    Published: 13th May 2010
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £23.99
  9. Leftist Theories of Sport
    The degradation of modern sport -- its commercialization, its trivialization, its cult of athletic stars and celebrities, and its manipulation by the media -- has led to numerous calls for its transformation. "Approaching... Learn More
    Published: 6th April 2010
    Paperback | £32.00
  10. College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era
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    Published: 8th July 2009
    Hardback | £31.00
  11. The Chicago Sports Reader
    This book examines Chicago's long and glorious history of recreational and competitive sport, and as the home of the finest sporting events and most loyal fans in the United States. This indispensable collection surveys the essential... Learn More
    Published: 29th January 2009
    Paperback | £20.99
  12. Sports in Zion
    If a religion cannot attract and instruct young people, it will struggle to survive, which is why recreational programs were second only to theological questions in the development of twentieth-century Mormonism. In this book,... Learn More
    Published: 7th January 2009
    Paperback | £21.99
  13. Golf in America

    Golf in America

    By George B. Kirsch

    Series Sport and Society

    University of Illinois Press

    In this concise social history of golf in the United States from the 1880s to the present, George B. Kirsch tracks the surprising growth of golf as a popular, mainstream sport, in contrast to the stereotype of golf as a pastime... Learn More
    Published: 23rd December 2008
    Hardback | £15.99
  14. Sports in Chicago

    Sports in Chicago

    Edited by Elliott J. Gorn

    Series Sport and Society

    University of Illinois Press

    Chicago has garnered national recognition by winning the World Series, the Super Bowl, and a string of titles in the National Basketball Association. But amateur sports also play a large role in the city's athletic traditions,... Learn More
    Published: 4th August 2008
    Hardback | £79.00
    Paperback | £24.99
  15. Female Gladiators
    Female Gladiators examines the legal and social history of the right of women to participate with men in contact sports. The impetus to begin legal proceedings was the 1972 enactment of Title IX, which prohibited discrimination... Learn More
    Published: 25th June 2008
    Paperback | £21.99
  16. Golf and the American Country Club
    In this entertaining cultural history, Moss explores the circumstances that led to the establishment of the country club as an American social institution and its inextricable connection to the ancient, imported game of golf.... Learn More
    Published: 7th December 2007
    Paperback | £16.99
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