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Dublin has become the dominant force in Gaelic football, setting new standards of skill and efficiency. But it was not very long ago that the county was a byword for underachievement and disorganization. Every year from 1996 to 2010, the Dubs found new and creative ways of losing, of causing ...
Dublin: The Chaos Years: How the Dubs Made a Mess of Things for So Long - and How They Turned It Around
Dublin has become the dominant force in Gaelic football, setting new standards of skill and efficiency. But it was not very long ago that the county was a byword for underachievement and disorganization. Every year from 1996 to 2010, the Dubs found new and creative ways of losing, of causing their fans to suffer, and of earning the scorn of the wider GAA public. Based on interviews with former players and coaches, Dublin: The Chaos Years tells the entertaining and sometimes scarcely believable story of how the Dubs managed to make such a hames of things over a period of fifteen years. It also traces the beginnings of the turnaround, as the bad habit of failure began to give way to a healthier culture. Full of frank, witty and sometimes outrageous stories and analysis from the people who were at the centre of it, Dublin: The Chaos Years is a book for every Gaelic football fan. 'Fascinating' Kieran Cunningham, Irish Daily Star 'This book offers fascinating insight into the egos, dressing room divides, and bad habits which held the county back on the field. ... [It's] full of honest and witty interviews with players, coaches and officials from that revolutionary period.' Darren Frehil, RTE Culture 'From unwelcoming veterans to arseboxing and collapsing human pyramids to marching to the Hill to startled earwigs to champs, Cotter has it all covered in a very well-written and insightful read.' Kieran Shannon, Irish Examiner 'Cotter has done some terrific interviews ... the raw, hard-nosed nature of the Dublin dressing room at the end of the 1990s jumps from the page. ... Well worth anyone's time' Malachy Clerkin, Irish Times Sports Books of 2018
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25.58 USD

Dublin: The Chaos Years: How the Dubs Made a Mess of Things for So Long - and How They Turned It Around

by Neil Cotter
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A brilliant, funny and insightful analysis of Paul Gascoigne's crazy up and downs during his three years at Lazio - a period which shows his entire career in microcosm. 4th July, 1990. Turin, Italy England are on the brink of reaching their first World Cup final in 24 years. Twenty-three-year ...
Gazza in Italy
A brilliant, funny and insightful analysis of Paul Gascoigne's crazy up and downs during his three years at Lazio - a period which shows his entire career in microcosm. 4th July, 1990. Turin, Italy England are on the brink of reaching their first World Cup final in 24 years. Twenty-three-year old Paul Gascoigne has been one of the breakout stars of the tournament. His athleticism, speed of thought and incredible natural gifts have given England fans renewed faith in their perennially underachieving national side. Then in the 99th minute of a tense semi-final against Germany, Gascoigne lunges into a mistimed tackle. The ref awards him his second yellow card of the tournament, meaning that if England were to win, he would miss the final. Gascoigne turns away, tries to hold it together, but can't. Floods of tears run down his face. We understand. We feel his pain and anguish. The legend of Gazza is born. Two years later, after an injury-stricken season at Spurs, he arrives at Lazio for a then record transfer fee. Expectations are sky high; he is welcomed as a footballing Messiah by the Roman fans. But all is not what it seems. There are doubts over his fitness, doubts over how he will adjust to life in Italy, doubts over whether his obvious potential can finally be achieved. The three subsequent years in Italy, shot through with incredible highs and self-inflicted lows, show Gascoigne in all his complexity - an immense natural talent flawed by a too-fragile personality. In Gazza in Italy, award-winning writer Daniel Storey brilliantly shines a light on an unexamined moment in Gascoigne's career that encapsulates everything that we have come to associate with this most mercurial of talents: childish joy, public gaffes, wondrous skill and saddening self-destruction. Funny and harrowing in equal measure, this book allows us a better, more rounded understanding of one of our greatest sporting idols, and of a tragically misunderstood human being.
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17.05 USD

Gazza in Italy

by Daniel Storey
Hardback
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An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It recalls one of baseball's most celebrated championship series from the voices of the players who still remain--a collected narrative from a bygone era of major-league baseball as they reflect fifty years later. ...
An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It
An October to Remember 1968: The Tigers-Cardinals World Series as Told by the Men Who Played in It recalls one of baseball's most celebrated championship series from the voices of the players who still remain--a collected narrative from a bygone era of major-league baseball as they reflect fifty years later. Modeled after Lawrence S. Ritter's celebrated book, The Glory of Their Times--for which the author traversed the country to record stories of baseball's deadball era--An October to Remember 1968 will likewise preserve the days of baseball past, gathering the memories of the remaining players of the great Tigers and Cardinals teams to assemble their accounts into a vibrant baseball collection. The 1968 World Series came at a time of great cultural change--the fading days of fans dressing up for ballgames, the first years of widespread color TV--and was an historic matchup of two legendary teams, pitting star power head-to-head and going the distance of seven hard-fought games. From the voices of the players themselves, An October to Remember 1968 illustrates in detail what it was like to be a 1968 Tiger, a 1968 Cardinal: what it was like to win it all and to lose it all: what it was like to face Bob Gibson peering in from the mound, Al Kaline digging in at the plate; what it was like, in the player's own words, to remember the days of that most special period in the history of America's national pastime.
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26.240000 USD
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In this addictive (Publishers Weekly) romp, intrepid sportswriter Rafi Kohan finagles access to our most beloved fields to find out just what makes them tick: from old-timer Wrigley, creakily adjusting to the twenty-first century, to the oversized monstrosity of Jerry's World in Dallas. Investigating harrowing logistics and deeply ingrained traditions, ...
The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport
In this addictive (Publishers Weekly) romp, intrepid sportswriter Rafi Kohan finagles access to our most beloved fields to find out just what makes them tick: from old-timer Wrigley, creakily adjusting to the twenty-first century, to the oversized monstrosity of Jerry's World in Dallas. Investigating harrowing logistics and deeply ingrained traditions, Kohan employs his infectious wit and style (Christian Science Monitor) to expose the realities of building and maintaining these commercial cathedrals of sports worship. Highly compelling (Kirkus Reviews, starred review), The Arena is a must-read for superfans, shameless bandwagoners, athletes, groundskeepers, culture junkies, and anyone who's ever headed off eagerly to the ballpark to catch a game.
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18.850000 USD

The Arena: Inside the Tailgating, Ticket-Scalping, Mascot-Racing, Dubiously Funded, and Possibly Haunted Monuments of American Sport

by Rafi Kohan
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Seoul Glow tells the story of the Great Britain men's hockey team who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Little to the team's knowledge, the final caught the British public's imagination as they beat rivals West Germany in the gold-medal match. After Sean Kerly's semi-final heroics and Imran Sherwani's ...
Seoul Glow: The Story Behind Britain's 1988 Olympic Hockey Gold
Seoul Glow tells the story of the Great Britain men's hockey team who won gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics. Little to the team's knowledge, the final caught the British public's imagination as they beat rivals West Germany in the gold-medal match. After Sean Kerly's semi-final heroics and Imran Sherwani's double in the final, BBC commentator Barry Davies uttered the now infamous line: 'Where were the Germans? But, frankly, who cares?' Victory, for a team of amateurs, who had either quit their jobs or taken holiday to play in Seoul, propelled the team to celebratory heights on their return to British shores; it was GB's first hockey gold in the post-war era and followed an eight-year plan for a major title. The story also reveals how the team was inspirationally led by the late Roger Self, the manager who gelled his players into Olympic title holders.
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34.11 USD

Seoul Glow: The Story Behind Britain's 1988 Olympic Hockey Gold

by Rod Gilmour
Hardback
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From the best players to the best coaches and some of the most legendary schools and teams in US history, California high school football has it all. High School Football in California takes an inside look at the state's greatness in the sport, from the best players when they were ...
High School Football in California: Amazing Stories on the Gridiron from San Diego to the Golden Gate and Everywhere In Between
From the best players to the best coaches and some of the most legendary schools and teams in US history, California high school football has it all. High School Football in California takes an inside look at the state's greatness in the sport, from the best players when they were in high school to those who've gone on to be stars as collegiate players or pros. It's about record-setters, trend-setters, and some of the most inspirational families and people you'll ever meet. Some of the players and coaches featured include Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers, Bob Ladouceur, Tom Flores, Trent Dilfer, and many more! Extending from the first published report of a game from 1873 to the present, this book presents high school football in a manner never done before. One of the many stories featured recounts how the late Charlie Wedemeyer, former coach at Los Gatos High who suffered from ALS, called plays by having his wife read his lips and then give the plays to assistant coach Butch Cattolico. Cal-Hi Sports editor Mark Tennis mixes amazing anecdotes and interviews with the many who've experienced California high school football from every imaginable angle.
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20.990000 USD

High School Football in California: Amazing Stories on the Gridiron from San Diego to the Golden Gate and Everywhere In Between

by Mark Tennis
Hardback
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Manchester, 2018: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho lead their teams out to face each other in the 175th Manchester derby. They are first and second in the Premier League, but today only one man can come out on top. It is merely the latest instalment in a rivalry that has ...
The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football's Soul
Manchester, 2018: Pep Guardiola and Jose Mourinho lead their teams out to face each other in the 175th Manchester derby. They are first and second in the Premier League, but today only one man can come out on top. It is merely the latest instalment in a rivalry that has contested titles, traded insults and crossed a continent, but which can be traced back to a friendship that began almost 25 years ago. Barcelona, late-nineties: Johan Cruyff's Dream Team is disintegrating and the revolutionary manager has departed, but what will come next will transform the future of football. Cruyff's style has changed the game, and given birth to a generation of thinkers: men like Ronald Koeman, Luis Enrique, Laurent Blanc, Frank de Boer, Louis van Gaal, and Cruyff's club captain Pep Guardiola and a young translator, Jose Mourinho. The Barcelona Legacy is a book in part about tactics, about how the theories that underpin the modern game were forged by Cruyff and his successors, but also about the people and personalities who gathered at the Camp Nou for what was effectively the greatest coaching seminar in history, about their friendships and rivalries and, in one case, an apocalyptic falling out that continues to shape the game today.
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32.40 USD

The Barcelona Legacy: Guardiola, Mourinho and the Fight For Football's Soul

by Jonathan Wilson
Hardback
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This beautifully illustrated book tells the full story of this prestigious tournament: from its humble beginnings in 1927 when Great Britain played the USA for a trophy provided by seed merchant Samuel Ryder; the post-war dominance of the US team; the introduction of European golfers into the GB and Ireland ...
The Ryder Cup
This beautifully illustrated book tells the full story of this prestigious tournament: from its humble beginnings in 1927 when Great Britain played the USA for a trophy provided by seed merchant Samuel Ryder; the post-war dominance of the US team; the introduction of European golfers into the GB and Ireland team in the late 1970s; to the titanic, see-saw struggles of the modern day, including Team USA's historic victory in 2016. It looks at each of the Ryder Cup tournaments with features on the great players, pairings, captains and courses along the way. A book for sports fans everywhere, Ryder Cup: A History is the definitive book chronicling the excitement and prestige of this global sporting event with a foreword by Europe's greatest ever Ryder Cup captain, Tony Jacklin CBE. The Ryder Cup is one of the world's most prestigious sporting contests. Fiercely fought every two years, it uniquely pits teams from two golfing giants - Europe and the USA - against each other in a sport that is more usually associated with individual play. But this is no simple exhibition match - both international glory and team pride are at stake. The best players from both sides of the Atlantic fight for a place on their respective teams and team captaincy is a major responsibility. The huge TV coverage and audience expectation that accompanies each Ryder Cup propels the event onto the front pages of the world's press, creating unrivaled excitement for spectators and fever-pitch pressure for the world's greatest golfing superstars.
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51.19 USD

The Ryder Cup

by Nick Callow
Hardback
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Walter Camp made the development of football--indeed, its very creation--his lifelong mission. From his days as a college athlete, Camp's love of the game and dedication to its future put it on the course that would allow it to seize the passions of the nation. Roger R. Tamte tells the ...
Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football
Walter Camp made the development of football--indeed, its very creation--his lifelong mission. From his days as a college athlete, Camp's love of the game and dedication to its future put it on the course that would allow it to seize the passions of the nation. Roger R. Tamte tells the engrossing but forgotten life story of Walter Camp, the man contemporaries called the father of American football. He charts Camp's leadership as American players moved away from rugby and for the first time tells the story behind the remarkably inventive rule change that, in Camp's own words, was more important than all the rest of the legislation combined. Trials also emerged, as when disputes over forward passing, the ten-yard first down, and other rules became so public that President Theodore Roosevelt took sides. The resulting political process produced losses for Camp as well as successes, but soon a consensus grew that football needed no new major changes. American football was on its way, but as time passed, Camp's name and defining influence became lost to history. Entertaining and exhaustively researched, Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football weaves the life story of an important sports pioneer with a long-overdue history of the dramatic events that produced the nation's most popular game.
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26.200000 USD

Walter Camp and the Creation of American Football

by Roger R Tamte
Hardback
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Cleveland's Finest has in depth, extremely personal interviews with some of the top names in Cleveland sports. Each interview is a no-holds-barred tell-all of the most intimate and sometimes controversial details of the largest impact moments in Cleveland's sports history. This is the first book written from the player's point ...
Cleveland's Finest: Sports Heroes From the Greatest Location in the Nation
Cleveland's Finest has in depth, extremely personal interviews with some of the top names in Cleveland sports. Each interview is a no-holds-barred tell-all of the most intimate and sometimes controversial details of the largest impact moments in Cleveland's sports history. This is the first book written from the player's point of view, mixed in with the media that covered it and the fans that watched. This book will change the way the entire sports nation looks at Cleveland. Finally, the true stories are told!
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33.550000 USD

Cleveland's Finest: Sports Heroes From the Greatest Location in the Nation

by Vince McKee
Hardback
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On February 15, 1961, all 18 members of the U.S. World Figure Skating Team were killed in a plane crash, along with 16 coaches, officials, and family members. Frozen in Time takes readers inside the lives of the young skaters who died in the crash, revealing their friendships, romances, rivalries, ...
Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team
On February 15, 1961, all 18 members of the U.S. World Figure Skating Team were killed in a plane crash, along with 16 coaches, officials, and family members. Frozen in Time takes readers inside the lives of the young skaters who died in the crash, revealing their friendships, romances, rivalries, sacrifices, and triumphs. The dramatic focus lingers on two families of powerful women: the Owens and the Westerfelds. Maribel Owen, the most famous woman in figure skating at the time, relentlessly drives her two young daughters--pairs champion Mara and the spectacular Laurence, who graced the cover of Sports Illustrated on the day she died. Myra Westerfeld, meanwhile, loses her marriage while guiding her daughters Sherri and Steffi to the pinnacle of the sport. Along with the bittersweet personal stories, author Nikki Nichols recounts the U.S. skating program's lengthy struggle to rebuild after this devastating accident.
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37.750000 USD

Frozen in Time: The Enduring Legacy of the 1961 U.S. Figure Skating Team

by Nikki Nichols
Hardback
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The 1962 Green Bay Packers are still considered one of the most successful teams in the history of the National Football League. This book examines how the team was built, exploring how four of the five assistants on Lombardi's coaching staff went on to become head coaches. The team was ...
The First America's Team: The 1962 Green Bay Packers
The 1962 Green Bay Packers are still considered one of the most successful teams in the history of the National Football League. This book examines how the team was built, exploring how four of the five assistants on Lombardi's coaching staff went on to become head coaches. The team was rich with personalities, from the glamour-conscious Hourning to the emotional Nitschke to the determined Starr. Of course, the strongest personality of all was Lombardi, who shaped these many unique individuals and talents into a team that changed the game forever. The Packers of this era won five championships in seven years, including the first two Super Bowls, creating a dynasty in the smallest market in professional sports. Despite playing in little Green Bay, the players on Lombardi's team became national heroes.
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31.450000 USD

The First America's Team: The 1962 Green Bay Packers

by Bob Berghaus
Hardback
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Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard in their home along the shore of ...
Summer of Shadows: A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation
Summer of Shadows is an intertwining narrative that tells the story of the 1954 Cleveland Indians (which would etch itself in history as one of the greatest baseball teams in MLB history) and the infamous murder of the wife of Dr. Sam Sheppard in their home along the shore of Lake Erie -- which held both the city and the nation spellbound that summer. Both of these generation-defining stories take place in the final days of the Best Location in the Nation, the nickname for the Cleveland of the 1950s, which truly was one of the great and most influential cities in America. These two parallel tragedies harbinger an onslaught of adversity that dragged Cleveland from its lofty standing as a leading American city to one with a bleak -- even comic -- reputation.
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40.900000 USD

Summer of Shadows: A Murder, A Pennant Race, and the Twilight of the Best Location in the Nation

by Jonathan Knight
Hardback
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Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball
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22.17 USD

Golden Days: West's Lakers, Steph's Warriors, and the California Dreamers Who Reinvented Basketball

by Jack McCallum
Paperback / softback
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Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left Is Ruining Sports with Politics
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36.740000 USD

Republicans Buy Sneakers Too: How the Left Is Ruining Sports with Politics

CD-Audio
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Jack McClelland: The Pride of Pittsburg
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26.200000 USD

Jack McClelland: The Pride of Pittsburg

by Vincent Ciaramella
Paperback / softback
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Eight Hateful Miles: A Sideline Pass to Tennessee's Fiercest Rivalry
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31.490000 USD

Eight Hateful Miles: A Sideline Pass to Tennessee's Fiercest Rivalry

by Stephen Hargis
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Eight Hateful Miles: A Sideline Pass to Tennessee's Fiercest Rivalry
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41.990000 USD

Eight Hateful Miles: A Sideline Pass to Tennessee's Fiercest Rivalry

by Stephen Hargis
Hardback
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The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism
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36.740000 USD

The Heritage: Black Athletes, a Divided America, and the Politics of Patriotism

by Howard Bryant
CD-Audio
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The bicycle has long been a part of American culture but few would describe it as an essential element of American identity in the same way that it is fundamental to European and Asian cultures. Instead, American culture has had a more turbulent relationship with the bicycle. First introduced in ...
First Taste of Freedom: A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United States
The bicycle has long been a part of American culture but few would describe it as an essential element of American identity in the same way that it is fundamental to European and Asian cultures. Instead, American culture has had a more turbulent relationship with the bicycle. First introduced in the United States in the 1830s, the bicycle reached its height of popularity in the 1890s as it evolved to become a popular form of locomotion for adults. Two decades later, ridership in the United States collapsed. As automobile consumption grew, bicycles were seen as backward and unbecoming-particularly for the white middle class. Turpin chronicles the story of how the bicycle's image changed dramatically, shedding light on how American consumer patterns are shaped over time. Turpin identifies the creation and development of childhood consumerism as a key factor in the bicycle's evolution. In an attempt to resurrect dwindling sales, sports marketers reimagined the bicycle as a child's toy. By the 1950s, it had been firmly established as a symbol of boyhood adolescence, further accelerating the declining number of adult consumers. Tracing the ways in which cycling suffered such a loss in popularity among adults is fundamental to understanding why the United States would be considered a car culture from the 1950s to today. As a lens for viewing American history, the story of the bicycle deepens our understanding of our national culture and the forces that influence it.
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29.350000 USD

First Taste of Freedom: A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United States

by Robert Turpin
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The year was 1968, 50 years ago, when Arthur Ashe won the first U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It was an iconic moment not only in sports history, but also in American history: Ashe was the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam tournament. It was also a year of ...
Arthur Ashe: Crossing the Line
The year was 1968, 50 years ago, when Arthur Ashe won the first U.S. Open Tennis Championships. It was an iconic moment not only in sports history, but also in American history: Ashe was the first African-American man to win a Grand Slam tournament. It was also a year of seismic social and political change. This book retells this turbulent chapter in 20th century history through the lens of American photographer John G. Zimmerman, who had unique access to Ashe before, during and after the US Open final in 1968. It presents the highlights of this tremendous photo series, accompanied by essays from prominent public intellectuals, who discuss the role and complex character of Arthur Ashe, the importance of 1968 and the Civil Rights Movement, and the aesthetics of sports photography.
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51.19 USD

Arthur Ashe: Crossing the Line

Hardback
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Plantation Education: The Exploitation of the Modern-Day Athlete-Student
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17.840000 USD

Plantation Education: The Exploitation of the Modern-Day Athlete-Student

by Rashad McCants
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The First Major
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17.800000 USD

The First Major

by John Feinstein
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Creating The Mania: An Inside Look at How Wrestlemania Comes to Life
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34.11 USD

Creating The Mania: An Inside Look at How Wrestlemania Comes to Life

by Jon Robinson
Hardback
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The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the ...
The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value
The baseball glove is a ubiquitous item, a crucial piece of equipment in the game of baseball, and it offers the opportunity to examine the production of material culture and social practice at numerous levels. Where and how is a glove made, and how does its manufacture square with the narratives surrounding its place in American cultural life? What are the myths, superstitions, and beliefs surrounding its acquisition, care, use, and significance? How does a glove function as the center of a web of cultural practices that illustrate how individuals relate to a consumer good as a symbol of memory, personal narrative, and national identity? How do the manufacturers of baseball gloves draw upon, promote, and in some sense create these practices? How do these practices and meanings change in other national and cultural contexts? The Baseball Glove offers students the opportunity to examine these questions in an engagingly written and illustrated book that promotes hands-on interaction with a quintessential item of material culture. At the same time, the book gives students the space for critical self-reflection about the place of material goods like sporting equipment in their lives, and it provides the chance to learn different methodological approaches to studying everyday objects.
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30.70 USD

The Baseball Glove: History, Material, Meaning, and Value

by David Jenemann
Paperback / softback
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Wave Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages Softcover
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7.340000 USD

Wave Notebook Large Size 8.5 X 11 Ruled 150 Pages Softcover

by Wild Pages Press
Paperback / softback
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The Commonwealth Games Factbook
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15.750000 USD

The Commonwealth Games Factbook

by Richard Safranyos
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The `Getty Manuscript' (Il Fior di Battaglia/The Flower of Battle) by the greatest fencing-master of the late 1300s, Fiore Furlan dei Liberi, instructs the reader in the intricacies of combat. Lively illustrations of charging horses and armoured knights accompany the text; through words and pictures, the manuscript teaches a variety ...
Flowers of Battle The Complete Martial Works of Fiore dei Liberi Vol 1: Historical Overview and the Getty Manuscript
The `Getty Manuscript' (Il Fior di Battaglia/The Flower of Battle) by the greatest fencing-master of the late 1300s, Fiore Furlan dei Liberi, instructs the reader in the intricacies of combat. Lively illustrations of charging horses and armoured knights accompany the text; through words and pictures, the manuscript teaches a variety of fighting techniques including single combat on foot with sword, dagger and axe, and mounted combat in all its variations. Fiore's magnum opus, The Flower of Battle, composed in 1409, is one of the oldest, most extensive and most clearly elucidated martial arts treatises from the medieval period. It is a record of a complete medieval martial tradition, and provides unique insights into the life and milieu of the professional fighting man at the birth of the Italian Renaissance. Fiore preserved his teachings in a series of illustrated manuscripts, four of which have survived to the present day. The first volume in this new five-part series (see SERIES NOTE) presents a complete translation, transcription and reproduction of the largest and most complete of those four manuscripts. It includes chapters on the life of Fiore dei Liberi, his students and patrons, arms and armour in the Getty Manuscript, duelling and chivalric culture in Italy at the close of the 14th century, a detailed analysis of the manuscripts' use of pedagogy, number and metaphor and The Flower of Battle's relationship to other medieval combat manuscripts. 190 illustrations, 90 in colour. SERIES NOTE: This is the first volume in a new five-volume series from Freelance Academy Press. Flowers of Battle is a series of lavishly illustrated hardbacks, combining full-colour facsimiles of the original manuscripts with professional, annotated translations and extensive, peer-reviewed essays. The Flowers of Battle Series Includes: Vol. I: Historical Overview and the Getty Manuscript Vol. II: Flos Duellatorum Vol. III: Florius de Arte Luctandi Vol. IV: The Pierpont-Morgan Manuscript and General Concordance Vol. V: Leaves of Battle - Fiore dei Liberi's Martial Heirs and Influence
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131.250000 USD

Flowers of Battle The Complete Martial Works of Fiore dei Liberi Vol 1: Historical Overview and the Getty Manuscript

by Gregory D. Mele, Tom Leoni
Hardback
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Fit for America is at once an intellectual biography of Major John L. Griffith, one of the preeminent intercollegiate athletics administrators of the twentieth century, and an in-depth look at how athletics shaped national military preparedness in a time of war and anticommunist sentiment. Lindaman traces Griffith's forty-year career, one ...
Fit for America: Athletic Administration and Collegiate Sport, 1914-1945
Fit for America is at once an intellectual biography of Major John L. Griffith, one of the preeminent intercollegiate athletics administrators of the twentieth century, and an in-depth look at how athletics shaped national military preparedness in a time of war and anticommunist sentiment. Lindaman traces Griffith's forty-year career, one that spanned both world wars and included his appointment as the first Big Ten commissioner from 1922 until 1945. Griffith also served as NCAA president in the 1930s and later became the secretary-treasurer during World War II. Throughout his career, he worked tirelessly to advance the role and importance of collegiate sports on a regional and national level. In an era of heightened fears of communism, Griffith saw intercollegiate athletics as a way to prepare young men to become fit, disciplined military recruits. Griffith also founded his own publication, the Athletic Journal, in 1922 in which he published opinion pieces and solicited the opinions of other leading coaches and administrators nationwide. Through these pages, Lindaman explores not only Griffith's philosophy but also the emergence of a coaching and athletic administration network. Drawing on voluminous primary source material and the many writings Griffith left behind, Fit for America brings long-overdue attention to a figure who was instrumental in shaping the world of American intercollegiate sports.
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Fit for America: Athletic Administration and Collegiate Sport, 1914-1945

by Matthew Lindaman
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The bicycle has long been a part of American culture but few would describe it as an essential element of American identity in the same way that it is fundamental to European and Asian cultures. Instead, American culture has had a more turbulent relationship with the bicycle. First introduced in ...
First Taste of Freedom: A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United States
The bicycle has long been a part of American culture but few would describe it as an essential element of American identity in the same way that it is fundamental to European and Asian cultures. Instead, American culture has had a more turbulent relationship with the bicycle. First introduced in the United States in the 1830s, the bicycle reached its height of popularity in the 1890s as it evolved to become a popular form of locomotion for adults. Two decades later, ridership in the United States collapsed. As automobile consumption grew, bicycles were seen as backward and unbecoming-particularly for the white middle class. Turpin chronicles the story of how the bicycle's image changed dramatically, shedding light on how American consumer patterns are shaped over time. Turpin identifies the creation and development of childhood consumerism as a key factor in the bicycle's evolution. In an attempt to resurrect dwindling sales, sports marketers reimagined the bicycle as a child's toy. By the 1950s, it had been firmly established as a symbol of boyhood adolescence, further accelerating the declining number of adult consumers. Tracing the ways in which cycling suffered such a loss in popularity among adults is fundamental to understanding why the United States would be considered a car culture from the 1950s to today. As a lens for viewing American history, the story of the bicycle deepens our understanding of our national culture and the forces that influence it.
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First Taste of Freedom: A Cultural History of Bicycle Marketing in the United States

by Robert Turpin
Hardback
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