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link to catalog page, The Nazi Olympics

The Nazi Olympics

Sport, Politics, and Appeasement in the 1930s

Author: Edited by Arnd Krüger and William Murray
Pub Date: September 2003

The preparation and presentation of the Nazi Olympics as seen by the host country and by the main competing countries.   learn more...

link to catalog page GUTTMANN, The Olympics

The Olympics

A History of the Modern Games (2d ed.)

Author: Allen Guttmann
Pub Date: January 2002

The classic account of the modern Olympic movement   learn more...

link to catalog page BRUNS, Preacher

Preacher

Billy Sunday and Big-Time American Evangelism

Author: Roger A. Bruns
Pub Date: March 2002

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link to catalog page MILLER, The Sporting World of the Modern South Author: Edited by Patrick B. Miller
Pub Date: April 2002

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link to catalog page HENDERSON, Ball, Bat and Bishop

Ball, Bat and Bishop

The Origin of Ball Games

Author: Robert W. Henderson
Pub Date: May 2001

Henderson traces the origins of ball sports to religious rites in ancient Egypt and debunks the myth that Abner Doubleday invented baseball in 1839.   learn more...

link to catalog page PETERSON, Extra Innings

Extra Innings

Writing on Baseball

Author: Richard Peterson
Pub Date: May 2001

For die-hard baseball intellectuals, Peterson explores how baseball writers have generated and sometimes challenged the narrative myths of the sport and its players.   learn more...

link to catalog page VAN BOTTENBURG, Global Games Author: Maarten Van Bottenburg
Pub Date: September 2001

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link to catalog page CAILLOIS, Man, Play and Games Author: Roger Caillois
Pub Date: September 2001

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link to catalog page LECOMPTE, Cowgirls of the Rodeo

Cowgirls of the Rodeo

Pioneer Professional Athletes

Author: Mary Lou LeCompte
Pub Date: November 2000

Using biographies to describe women’s transformation from serious rodeo athletes to beauty queens and their successful struggle to regain their place--and respect--as the competitive athletes they are today   learn more...

link to catalog page LESTER, Stagg's University

Stagg's University

The Rise, Decline, and Fall of Big-Time Football at Chicago

Author: Robin Lester
Pub Date: 1999

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