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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 End of Amateurism in American Track and Field Author: Joseph M. Turrini
Pub Date: May 2010

How the stars of track and field won control of their sport   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, College Football and American Culture in the Cold War Era Author: Kurt Edward Kemper
Pub Date: August 2009

Waging the Cold War's ideological battles on the gridiron   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Chicago Sports Reader

The Chicago Sports Reader

100 Years of Sports in the Windy City

Author: Edited by Steven A. Riess and Gerald R. Gems
Pub Date: February 2009

A celebration of the fast, the strong, the agile, and the tricky throughout Chicago's storied sports history   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, Sweet William

Sweet William

The Life of Billy Conn

Author: Andrew O'Toole
Pub Date: Cloth: 2008; Paper: 2009

A tribute to Billy Conn, one of the greatest light heavyweight boxing champions of all time   learn more...

link to catalog page, Sports in Chicago Author: Edited by Elliott J. Gorn
Pub Date: August 2008

A wide-ranging history of Chicago sports   learn more...

link to catalog page, Viva Baseball!

Viva Baseball!

Latin Major Leaguers and Their Special Hunger

Author: Samuel O. Regalado
Pub Date: April 2008

Illuminating the struggles of Latin American professional baseball players 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...

link to catalog page, Baseball and Cricket

Baseball and Cricket

The Creation of American Team Sports, 1838-72

Author: George B. Kirsch
Pub Date: February 2007

How and why Americans chose baseball over its early rival, cricket, as the national pastime   learn more...

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