A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play

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  • Copyright: 2009-09-15
  • Publisher: INGRAM

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From author and sportswriter Zirin comes a rollicking, rebellious, myth-busting history of sports in America that puts politics in the ring with pop culture.

Author Biography

Dave Zirin is the author of three books, including What's My Name, Fool? and Welcome to the Terrordome. He writes the popular weekly online sports column ""Edge of Sports"" (edgeofsports.com) and is a regular contributor to SI.com, The Nation, SLAM, and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in the Washington, D.C., area.

Table of Contents

Series Prefacep. ix
Prefacep. xi
Acknowledgmentsp. xv
Until the Twentieth Centuryp. 1
Rough Ridingp. 33
Sports and Leisurep. 49
No Depressionp. 63
War and Its Discontentsp. 91
Have We Gone Soft?p. 113
Sports on the Edge of Panicp. 131
The Flood Gatesp. 181
The 1980s: Welcome to Hellp. 211
C.R.E.A.Mp. 229
More of the Same Versus Changep. 253
Notesp. 269
Indexp. 293
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