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Sports



link to catalog page, Changing the Playbook

Changing the Playbook

How Power, Profit, and Politics Transformed College Sports

Author: Howard P. Chudacoff
Pub Date: January 2016

Turning points in the history of college athletics since 1950   learn more...

link to catalog page, Cold War Games

Cold War Games

Propaganda, the Olympics, and U.S. Foreign Policy

Author: Toby C. Rider
Pub Date: May 2016

The United States and the Soviet Union vie for the five rings to rule them all   learn more...

link to catalog page, Game Faces

Game Faces

Sport Celebrity and the Laws of Reputation

Author: Sarah K. Fields
Pub Date: May 2016

The evolving legal definition of "out of bounds"   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...

link to catalog page, Sex Testing

Sex Testing

Gender Policing in Women's Sports

Author: Lindsay Parks Pieper
Pub Date: May 2016

An epic and overlooked story of female participation in the Olympic Games   learn more...

link to catalog page, Six Minutes in Berlin

Six Minutes in Berlin

Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Author: Michael J. Socolow
Pub Date: November 2016

How one race spanned the globe and changed history   learn more...

link to catalog page, Team Chemistry

Team Chemistry

The History of Drugs and Alcohol in Major League Baseball

Author: Nathan Michael Corzine
Pub Date: February 2016

The hard realities of a game as American as red juice, white lines, and Vida Blue   learn more...

link to catalog page, Wounded Lions

Wounded Lions

Joe Paterno, Jerry Sandusky, and the Crises in Penn State Athletics

Author: Ronald A. Smith
Pub Date: February 2016

A rogue program, an iconic coach, and an unspeakable tragedy   learn more...

link to catalog page, Before the Ivy

Before the Ivy

The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

Author: Laurent Pernot
Pub Date: February 2015

The indomitable Cubs of baseball's early years   learn more...

link to catalog page, The Big Leagues Go to Washington

The Big Leagues Go to Washington

Congress and Sports Antitrust, 1951-1989

Author: David George Surdam
Pub Date: May 2015

How government directly and indirectly reshaped American sports   learn more...

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