Sports Illusion, Sports Reality
A Reporter's View of Sports, Journalism, and Society
"If this isn't the best analysis of the professional sports business ever written, I'd like to see the book that beats it. . . . Should be read by every sports fan or -- for that matter -- social critic."
--From a five-star review, West Coast Review of Books.
"Explores its subject so thoroughly and demolishes so many commonly held assumptions that after reading it even the most knowledgeable fans (and some journalists) should feel like drunks who have suddenly been forced to sober up."
-- Chicago Tribune
"Required reading for anyone who calls himself a fan."
-- Chicago Sun-Times
"An invaluable contribution to sports literature."
-- Howard Cosell
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Gaspar "Indio" Ortega and the Golden Age of Television Boxing
Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation
Sarah K. Fields
An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL
Thomas P. Oates
Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915
Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics
Michael J. Socolow
Edited by Gary Osmond and Murray G. Phillips
The Making of a Sports Media Empire
Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism
Roger A. Bruns
Women Baseball Pioneers
Debra A. Shattuck
Courage, Corruption, and Commercialization
Winton U. Solberg
The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports
Edited by Steven Gietschier
The Journey to a Wheelchair Basketball National Championship
Roger R. Tamte
How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports
Howard P. Chudacoff
Edited by Murray Phillips
African American Athletes and Cold War Politics
Damion L. Thomas
NFL Films and the Rise of Sports Media