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From Fair Sex to Feminism: Sport and the Socialization of Women in the Industrial and Post-Industrial Eras

by J A Mangan & Roberta J Park

First published in 1987 with the aim of deepening understanding of the place of women in the cultural heritage of modern society, this collection of essays brings together the previously discrete perspectives...


The Social History of English Rowing

by Neil Wigglesworth

This book seeks to redress the balance of reporting in the sport's literature which has always favoured the activities of aquatic gentlemen at the public schools, Oxford and Cambridge Universities, Henley Regatta...


Rise of a Dynasty: The '57 Celtics, the First Banner, and the Dawning of a NewAmerica

by Bill Reynolds

On a fateful day in 1957, the country saw the Boston Celtics and the St. Louis Hawks face off in one of the most dramatic NBA games in history. But the score at the final buzzer told only part of the story....


International Sport: A Bibliography, 1995-1999: An Index to Sports History Journals, Conference Proceedings and Essay Collections

by Richard William Cox

There has been an explosion in the quantity of sports history literature published in recent years, making it increasingly difficult to keep abreast of developments. The annual number of publications has increased...


A Great Game: The Forgotten Leafs & the Rise of Professional Hockey

by Stephen J. Harper

Drawing on extensive archival records and illustrations, histories of the sport, and newspaper files, Canada’s Prime Minister delves into the fascinating early years of ice hockey.

In the tumultuous beginnings...


Their Life's Work: The Brotherhood of the 1970s Pittsburgh Steelers, Then and Now

by Gary M. Pomerantz

ONE TEAM. FOUR SUPER BOWL CHAMPIONSHIPS. TWELVE HALL OF FAMERS. TWO HUNDRED INTERVIEWS.

They were the best to ever play the game: the Pittsburgh Steelers of the 1970s. Three decades later their names echo in...


The Front Nine: Golf's 9 All-Time Greatest Shots

by Barry LeBrock

The most famous shot in golf history—from Gene Sarazen's double eagle, which led to victory at the 1935 Masters to Tom Watson's nearly impossible chip shot in the 1982 U.S. Open—the greatest and most memorable...


Wooden Boats: In Pursuit of the Perfect Craft at an American Boatyard

by Michael Ruhlman

There are fewer than 10,000 wooden boats in America, but the circulation of WoodenBoat magazine exceeds 180,000. What is it about these boats that has captured the popular imagination? With his "lively blend...


Riff, RAM, Bah, Zoo! Football Comes to Tcu

by Ezra Hood & Gary Patterson

Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo,

Lickety Lickety, Zoo Zoo,

Who Wah, Wah Who,

Give 'em hell,

TCU!

Ezra Hood's Riff, Ram, Bah, Zoo! Football Comes to TCU (named after TCU's "Riff, Ram" cheer, one of the oldest known cheers in...


Open Ice

by Jack Falla

Second only to family, the game of hockey is the tribe to which sports writer Jack Falla passionately belongs. If

Home Ice let readers in on the role hockey played in his early life,

Open Ice takes them on a...


Monsters: The 1985 Chicago Bears and the Wild Heart of Football

by Rich Cohen

The gripping account of a once-in-a-lifetime football team and their lone championship season

For Rich Cohen and millions of other fans, the 1985 Chicago Bears were more than a football team: they were the greatest...


Road to the NHL: The Incredible Stories of 25 Maritimers Making It to the Show

by Philip Croucher & Doug MacLean

From Sidney Crosby and Brad Marchand to Paul MacLean, Al MacInnis, and Brad Richards, these are the stories of 25 Maritimers and their journey to the National Hockey League. The book chronicles each player’s...


Imus, Mike and the Mad Dog, & Doris from Rego Park: The Groundbreaking History of WFAN

by Tim Sullivan & Steve Somers

A behind-the-scenes look at the most powerful voices on New York’s AM dial, this is the all-encompassing history of WFAN. Created in 1987, WFAN was the nation’s first 24-hour, all sports radio station and...


Tigers vs. Jayhawks: From the Civil War to the Battle for No.1

by Mark Godich

Missouri and Kansas went from unranked at the start of the 2007 college football season to playing for No. 1 in the country on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, so no wonder Brent Musburger chose his words carefully...


Fire on Ice: Why Saskatchewan Rules the NHL

by Darrell Davis & Jordan Eberle

From current stars Jordan Eberle, Ryan Getzlaf, Jarret Stoll, and Brooks Laich to Hall of Famers and legends like Gordie Howe, Bryan Trottier, Elmer Lach, and Glenn Hall, this collection tells the personal histories...


The Great New York Sports Debate: Two New York Sportswriters Go Head-to-Head on the 50 Most Heated Questions

by Roger Rubin & David Lennon

Two top authorities slug it out over the fifty hottest debates in New York sports

New Yorkers are notoriously opinionated, and nothing spurs their argumentative side quite like sports. David Lennon of Newsday...


A Season in Time

by Todd Denault

Twenty years after the fact, the mere mention of the 1992-93 NHL season brings back vivid memories for hockey fans across North America. The last time that the Montreal Canadiens hoisted the Stanley Cup, Wayne...


Welcome to Maple Leaf Gardens: Photographs and Memories from Canada's Most Famous Arena

by Lance Hornby, Graig Abel & Darryl Sittler

From its unfathomable construction in the grip of the Great Depression to its closing in 1999 and its current status as Ryerson University’s Mattamy Athletic Centre, this lush, nostalgic history captures the...


Soccer in Spain: Politics, Literature, and Film

by Timothy J. Ashton

In the last few years, Spanish soccer has surged to the forefront of the sport, with the national team winning the last two European Championships and the 2010 World Cup. Soccer has long been a global social...


Bigger Than the Game: Bo, Boz, the Punky QB, and How the '80s Created the Celebrity Athlete

by Michael Weinreb

A mesmerizing look at sports in the 1980s - when athletes became superstars, mavericks replaced heroes, and sports moved to the forefront of American culture.

In the 1980s America sent to the White House an...