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Sport and Society


Acquiring Editor: Danny Nasset
Series Editors: Aram Goudsouzian and Jaime Schultz
Founding Editors: Benjamin Rader and Randy Roberts

The Sport and Society series publishes scholarly books as well as short books on individual sports directed to the student and general reader. These include new works dealing with sports in many academic disciplines as well as paperback reissues of scholarly and popular books.

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link to catalog page, Marvin Miller, Baseball Revolutionary Author: Robert F. Burk
Pub Date: February 2015

The story of how one man shaped professional sports' modern era   learn more...

link to catalog page, I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat

I Wore Babe Ruth's Hat

Field Notes from a Life in Sports

Author: David W. Zang
Pub Date: June 2015

Sports' impact on the life of an ordinary athlete, by one of sports history's most celebrated stylists   learn more...

link to catalog page, NFL Football

NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime

Author: Richard C. Crepeau
Pub Date: September 2014

Pro football's evolution into a national obsession   learn more...

link to catalog page, Qualifying Times

Qualifying Times

Points of Change in U.S. Women's Sport

Author: Jaime Schultz
Pub Date: March 2014

How technologies and trends challenge the boundaries for women in sport   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Sons of Westwood

The Sons of Westwood

John Wooden, UCLA, and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

Author: John Matthew Smith
Pub Date: October 2013

College basketball's most dynamic dynasty, on and off the hardwood   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cheating the Spread

Cheating the Spread

Gamblers, Point Shavers, and Game Fixers in College Football and Basketball

Author: Albert J. Figone
Pub Date: December 2012

College sports' ignominious history of game fixing   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pay for Play

Pay for Play

A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform

Author: Ronald A. Smith
Pub Date: December 2011

A rigorous investigation of reform in college sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sports in Zion

Sports in Zion

Mormon Recreation, 1890-1940

Author: Richard Ian Kimball
Pub Date: January 2009

A unique look at the Latter-day Saints' recreational efforts intended to "Mormonize" a rising generation of young men and women   learn more...

link to catalog page, Golf in America Author: George B. Kirsch
Pub Date: December 2009

An inclusive narrative of golf's history and popularity in the United States   learn more...

link to catalog page, Female Gladiators

Female Gladiators

Gender, Law, and Contact Sport in America

Author: Sarah K. Fields
Pub Date: June 2008

How school-aged girls used the legal system to gain access to contact sports   learn more...

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