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A whole new ball game : an interpretation of American sports

Author: Allen Guttmann
Publisher: Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"Sports in America, particularly big-time collegiate and professional sports, have never been more popular. Modern sports events bring us breathtaking demonstrations of grace and power and provide the focal point for the leisure time of hundreds of thousands of Americans. But the world of sports is also increasingly a scene of moral corruption and physical abuse. In A Whole New Ball Game, Allen Guttmann examines the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Guttmann, Allen.
Whole new ball game.
Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, ©1988
(OCoLC)568759236
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Allen Guttmann
ISBN: 0807817864 9780807817865 0807842206 9780807842201
OCLC Number: 16901077
Description: x, 233 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Introductory definitions and paradigms --
Pre-Columbian sports --
Puritans at play? --
The southerner as sportsman --
The national game --
Muscular christianity and the point spread --
Children's play from Jackson's Island to the little legagues --
The anomaly of intercollegiate athletics --
Black athletes --
Women's sports --
The destruction of the body --
The rejection of modern sports --
The future of American sports.
Responsibility: Allen Guttmann.
Local System Bib Number:
1610475867688_91893
991000277919705351

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Sports in America, particularly big-time collegiate and professional sports, have never been more popular. In A Whole New Ball Game, Allen Guttmann examines the American fascination with sport and  Read more...
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