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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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From Football to Soccer

The Early History of the Beautiful Game in the United States

Author: Brian D. Bunk
Pub Date: July 2021

Rediscovering soccer's long history in the U.S.   learn more...

link to catalog page, Tennis

Tennis

A History from American Amateurs to Global Professionals

Author: Greg Ruth
Pub Date: July 2021

Analyzing how tennis turned pro   learn more...

Degrees of Difficulty

How Women's Gymnastics Rose to Prominence and Fell from Grace

Author: Georgia Cervin
Pub Date: June 2021

How the Cold War era changed the trajectory of women's gymnastics   learn more...

link to catalog page, Passing the Baton

Passing the Baton

Black Women Track Stars and American Identity

Author: Cat M. Ariail
Pub Date: November 2020

How African American women athletes tested a nation's image of itself   learn more...

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NFL Football

A History of America's New National Pastime

Author: Richard C. Crepeau
Pub Date: September 2020

The evolution of an American passion   learn more...

link to catalog page, Before March Madness

Before March Madness

The Wars for the Soul of College Basketball

Author: Kurt Edward Kemper
Pub Date: August 2020

Idealism, power, and the campaign to monetize college hoops   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Sport Marriage

The Sport Marriage

Women Who Make It Work

Author: Steven M. Ortiz
Pub Date: August 2020

Survival and sacrifice with the ultimate team players   learn more...

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...

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