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History of sport books

See below for a selection of the latest books from History of sport category. Presented with a red border are the History of sport books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading.

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Recently Published

Don Cherry's Sports Heroes by Don Cherry Don Cherry's Sports Heroes


Format: Hardback - Released: 21/01/2018

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: 01/01/2018

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: 01/12/2017

Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports by Steven Gietschier Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles , a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters...
Format: Hardback - Released: 13/11/2017

Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports by Steven Gietschier Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles , a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters...
Format: Paperback - Released: 13/11/2017

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: 07/09/2017

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

A Short History of Golf by Matt Cleary A Short History of Golf

In A Short History of Golf, experienced golf writer Matt Cleary brings all these threads together in an eclectic, often humorous, overview of one of the world's most popular past- times. All the great names are in there too,
Format: Hardback - Released: 01/09/2017

Coming Soon

A Broken Propeller Baz Bagby and America's First Transcontinental Air Race by Betty Goerke A Broken Propeller Baz Bagby and America's First Transcontinental Air Race


Format: Paperback - Released: 06/02/2018

Europe and the History of Sport by Annette (Ludwigsburg University of Education, Germany) Hofmann Europe and the History of Sport
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This book presents an overview on sport history research in Europe by giving insights into various topics between Europe's south and north. Examples are physical activities in the middle ages in Cordoba, bullfighting in Spain, aspects of football in various...
Format: Hardback - Released: 25/02/2018

History of the World Cup by Bandy History of the World Cup


Format: Paperback - Released: 05/04/2018

Other books in this genre

50 ANS de L'Ogs by Thierry Fatou 50 ANS de L'Ogs


Format: Paperback - Released: 18/08/2017

This Close to Greatness by Andy Purvis This Close to Greatness


Format: Hardback - Released: 28/07/2017

This Close to Greatness by Andy Purvis This Close to Greatness


Format: Paperback - Released: 28/07/2017

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

Panther Pride The Story of Sports at Georgia State University ... and the Heroes and Heroines Who Forged a Great Tradition by Edward Gadrix Panther Pride The Story of Sports at Georgia State University ... and the Heroes and Heroines Who Forged a Great Tradition


Format: Paperback - Released: 23/06/2017

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

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

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