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  1. Baseball and Cricket
    How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastimeGeorge B. Kirsch takes us back to amateur playing fields around the country to re-create the excitement of the early matches, the players,... Learn More
    Published: 12th March 2007
    Paperback | £21.99
  2. Sandow the Magnificent
    Paperback | £17.99
  3. Saying It's So
    Published: 10th August 2005
    Paperback | £21.99
  4. The End of Baseball As We Knew It
    The first book to utilize the files, letters, and correspondence of the Major League Baseball Player's Association, The End of Baseball As We Knew It replays the much-storied transformation of power from management to players... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2005
    Paperback | £21.99
  5. The Unlevel Playing Field
    This extraordinarily rich compendium of primary sources charts the significant, intertwining history of African Americans and sport. The Unlevel Playing Field contains more than one hundred documents -- ranging chronologically... Learn More
    Published: 15th February 2005
    Paperback | £21.99
  6. Rocky Marciano
    In this captivating and complex portrait of an American sports legend, Russell Sullivan confirms Rocky Marciano's place as a symbol and cultural icon of his era. As much as he embodied the wholesome, rags-to-riches patriotism... Learn More
    Published: 9th February 2005
    Paperback | £16.99
  7. The Ultimate Guide to College Football
    From the first intercollegiate game--Rutgers vs. Princeton in 1869--through the 2003 season, James Quirk's The Ultimate Guide to College Football compiles the complete records of all 117 Division 1-A collegiate football teams.... Learn More
    Published: 20th July 2004
    Paperback | £24.99
  8. A View from the Bench
    Recruited for his combination of size and speed, George Mills had the potential to become an outstanding college football player--but it never happened. A View from the Bench reveals the reality behind the glamour of college football... Learn More
    Published: 17th March 2004
    Paperback | £16.99
  9. Red Grange and the Rise of Modern Football
    Before the Super Bowl, before "Monday Night Football," even before the NFL, there was Red Grange. Catapulted into the public eye in 1924 by scoring four touchdowns in twelve minutes for the University of Illinois, the... Learn More
    Published: 17th March 2004
    Paperback | £17.99
  10. Harry Hooper
    Through the figure of Harry Hooper (1887-1974), star of four World Series championship teams and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame, Paul Zingg describes baseball's transformation from an often rowdy spectacle to a respectable... Learn More
    Published: 22nd January 2004
    Paperback | £16.99
  11. The Nazi Olympics
    The 1936 Olympic Games played a key role in the development of both Hitler's Third Reich and international sporting competition. This volume gathers original essays by modern scholars from the Games' most prominent participating... Learn More
    Published: 12th August 2003
    Hardback | £39.00
  12. The Sporting World of Modern South

    The Sporting World of Modern South

    Edited by Patrick B. Miller

    Series Sport and Society

    University of Illinois Press

    Engaging a medley of perspectives and methodologies, The Sporting World of the Modern South examines how sports map the social, political, and cultural landscapes of the modern South.   In essays on the "backcountry"... Learn More
    Published: 14th March 2002
    Paperback | £17.99
  13. Global Games

    Global Games

    Written by Maarten Van Bottenburg and Beverley Jackson

    Series Sport and Society

    University of Illinois Press

    Why is soccer the sport of choice in South America, while baseball has soared to popularity in the Caribbean? How did cricket become India's national sport, while China is a stronghold of table tennis?   In Global Games,... Learn More
    Published: 15th August 2001
    Hardback | £32.00
  14. Extra Innings
    Where is the truth about baseball to be found? In nostalgic stories of the timeless bond woven between fathers and sons on the ball field? Or in stinging exposés about manipulative owners, abusive coaches, and greedy players?... Learn More
    Published: 12th April 2001
    Paperback | £12.99
  15. Cowgirls of the Rodeo
    In this first substantial study of rodeo women, Mary Lou Lecompte surveys the early rodeo cowgirls' achievements as professional athletes, the near demise of women's rodeo events during World War II, and the phenomenal success... Learn More
    Published: 15th October 1999
    Paperback | £23.99
  16. Touching Base
    "Touching Base" examines the myths as well as the realities, symbols, and rituals of "America's favorite pastime." Steven Riess details the relationships among urban politics, communities, and baseball, exploring how debates over... Learn More
    Published: 26th July 1999
    Paperback | £17.99
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