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History of sport books

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The Barstool Book of Sports Stats, Stories, and Other Stuff for Drunken Debate by Andrew Daniels The Barstool Book of Sports Stats, Stories, and Other Stuff for Drunken Debate

The only sports trivia and debate book about the topics sports fans REALLY talk about at the bar The Barstool Book of Sports is an illustrated sports debate bible that will completely transform your sports knowledge and help you sound...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Illini Legends, Lists, and Lore by Mike Pearson Illini Legends, Lists, and Lore

Updated and illustrated with more than 900 photos, the third edition of Illini Legends, Lists, and Lore chronicles the history of University of Illinois varsity athletics since its recognized beginnings in 1883. Red Grange and Tonja Buford, George Huff and...
Format: Hardback - Released: 30/08/2017

Sport in Korea History, Development, Management by Dae Hee Kwak Sport in Korea History, Development, Management

Korea has become a powerful force in global sport, with South Korea finishing fifth in the medals table at London 2012 and hosting the Winter Olympics in 2018. This book brings together scholars from disciplines including sport history, sociology, journalism,...
Format: Hardback - Released: 27/07/2017

Sports in American History by Gerald (North Central College, USA) Gems, Dr Linda Borish, Dr Gertrud (University of Copenhagen Denmark) Pfister Sports in American History
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Sports in American History: From Colonization to Globalization, Second Edition, journeys from the early American past to the present to give students a compelling grasp of the evolution of American sporting practices.
Format: Paperback - Released: 09/06/2017

Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body by Jean Williams Kit: Fashioning the Sporting Body

This is the first edited collection of its kind to analyse the distinct but overlapping topics of dress, costume, sport and leisure history. For researchers of bodily adornment and movement, sport and costume history are both primarily concerned with industrial...
Format: Paperback - Released: 07/06/2017

New Directions in Sport History by Duncan Stone New Directions in Sport History

Emerging from the 'history from below' movement, sport history was marginalised for decades by those working within more traditional historical fields (and institutions). Although a degree of ignorance still exists, sport history has now acquired a level of credibility through...
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

The Struggle for Canadian Sport by Bruce Kidd The Struggle for Canadian Sport

The Struggle for Canadian Sport adds to our understanding of the material and social conditions under which people created and elaborated sports and the contested ideological terrain on which sports were played and interpreted.
Format: Paperback - Released: 31/05/2017

Methodology in Sports History by Professor Wray Vamplew Methodology in Sports History

The process of converting the `past' into `history' involves engagement with a multitude of different sources and methods, and sports historians inevitably participate in the same debates over approaches and methodologies as their counterparts in other historical disciplines. At its...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/05/2017

Coming Soon

Count the Rings! Inside Boston's Wicked Awesome Reign as the City of Champions by Bob Halloran Count the Rings! Inside Boston's Wicked Awesome Reign as the City of Champions

A boastful, fully illustrated, Boston fan's celebration of the most amazing run of sports dominance any city has seen: 10 championships from 4 teams in just 16 years The perfect gift for the Boston sports fan--a full-color, illustrated celebration of...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/10/2017

Magic Carpet Ride Sports in the Year of Revolution, 1968 by Terry Frei Magic Carpet Ride Sports in the Year of Revolution, 1968

It was a year in sports best remembered for a scandalous protest and an outrageous guarantee. Standing on the top step of the medal stand in Mexico City, American sprinter Tommie Smith wore his Olympic gold medal around his neck...
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/11/2017

Sport and Modernism in the Visual Arts in Europe, <I>C</I>.1909-39 by Bernard Vere Sport and Modernism in the Visual Arts in Europe, <I>C</I>.1909-39

Sport fascinated modernist artists. They painted it, made films about it, watched it and wrote about it, while leading architects designed new stadiums. Through close study of key works, this book examines the ways in which modernists across Europe engaged...
Format: Hardback - Released: 17/12/2017

Other books in this genre

The Commonwealth Games Factbook by Richard Safranyos The Commonwealth Games Factbook


Format: Paperback - Released: 11/05/2017

The Oxford Handbook of Sports History by Robert (Professor of Russian History and the History of Sport, University of California, San Diego) Edelman, Wayne (Vic Wilson The Oxford Handbook of Sports History
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Practiced and watched by billions, sport is a global phenomenon. Sport history is a burgeoning sub-field that explores sport in all forms to help answer fundamental questions that scholars examine. This volume provides a reference for sport scholars and an...
Format: Hardback - Released: 04/05/2017

Sport and Ireland A History by Paul Rouse Sport and Ireland A History

The first history of sport in Ireland, locating the history of sport within Irish political, social, and cultural history, and within the global history of sport. It studies the relationship between sport and national identity, how sport influences policy-making in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 06/04/2017

Powerful Moments in Sports The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History by Martin Gitlin Powerful Moments in Sports The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History

Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Billie Jean King takes on Bobby Riggs in the Battle of the Sexes. Title IX is passed. Some moments in sports-whether they take place on a track, on a tennis...
Format: Hardback - Released: 06/04/2017

Numbers and Narratives Sport, History and Economics by Professor Wray Vamplew Numbers and Narratives Sport, History and Economics

This volume argues for a more quantitative, economic and theoretical approach to sports history. The author notes that sport can have peculiar economics as in no other industry do rival businesses have to cooperate to produce a sellable output. He...
Format: Hardback - Released: 05/04/2017

Legends of the Jungle Introducing the Initial Candidates for a Possible Cincinnati Bengals Hall of Fame by Mark (Stetson University) Powell Legends of the Jungle Introducing the Initial Candidates for a Possible Cincinnati Bengals Hall of Fame


Format: Paperback / softback - Released: 24/03/2017

The Draw Of Sport by Murray Olderman The Draw Of Sport


Format: Hardback - Released: 21/03/2017

The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance by Daniel Anderson The Culture of Sports in the Harlem Renaissance

During the African American cultural resurgence of the 1920s and 1930s, professional athletes shared the spotlight with artists and intellectuals. Although the black intelligentsia largely dismissed the popularity of sports, the press celebrated athletics as a means to participate in...
Format: Paperback - Released: 16/03/2017

Sport and Nationalism in China by Zhouxiang (National University of Ireland Maynooth, Ireland) Lu, Fan (University of Western Australia) Hong Sport and Nationalism in China
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This book examines the relationships between sport, nationalism and nation building in China. By exploring the last 150 years of Chinese history, it offers unparalleled depth and breadth of coverage and provides a clear grasp of Chinese sports nationalism from...
Format: Paperback - Released: 10/03/2017

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