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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, The Gold in the Rings

The Gold in the Rings

The People and Events That Transformed the Olympic Games

Author: Stephen R. Wenn and Robert K. Barney
Pub Date: February 2020

The fascinating financial history of selling the Olympics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Kansas City vs. Oakland

Kansas City vs. Oakland

The Bitter Sports Rivalry That Defined an Era

Author: Matthew C. Ehrlich
Pub Date: September 2019

Chiefs-Raiders, Royals-A's, and the wildest time in American sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Hockey

Hockey

A Global History

Author: Stephen Hardy and Andrew C. Holman
Pub Date: November 2018

Cold steel, cold war, and the epic of hockey   learn more...

link to catalog page, Baseball

Baseball

A History of America's Game

Author: Benjamin G. Rader
Pub Date: November 2018

The pastime from its origins to analytics, now in an updated new edition   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Revolt of the Black Athlete Author: Harry Edwards
Pub Date: September 2018

The Fiftieth Anniversary edition of the pioneering study of sport and struggle   learn more...

link to catalog page, Pigskin Nation

Pigskin Nation

How the NFL Remade American Politics

Author: Jesse Berrett
Pub Date: May 2018

The incendiary union of two all-American institutions   learn more...

link to catalog page, I Fight for a Living

I Fight for a Living

Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood, 1880-1915

Author: Louis Moore
Pub Date: October 2017

Hardworking prizefighters and the battle against a racist America   learn more...

link to catalog page, Globetrotting

Globetrotting

African American Athletes and Cold War Politics

Author: Damion L. Thomas
Pub Date: Cloth: 2012; Paper: February 2017

Deploying African American sports stars in the Cold War   learn more...

link to catalog page, Bloomer Girls

Bloomer Girls

Women Baseball Pioneers

Author: Debra A. Shattuck
Pub Date: February 2017

America, its women, and its game   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Rise and Fall of Olympic Amateurism Author: Matthew P. Llewellyn and John Gleaves
Pub Date: August 2016

A first-ever history of the reality, and the myth, behind the Olympic Games' foundational belief   learn more...

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