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A Social History of Tennis in Britain

by Robert J. Lake

Winner of the Lord Aberdare Literary Prize 2015- from the British Society for Sports History.

From its advent in the mid-late nineteenth century as a garden-party pastime to its development into a highly commercialised...


Making Sport History: Disciplines, identities and the historiography of sport

by Pascal Delheye

The field of sport history is a relatively new research domain, situated at the intersection of a number of disciplines and sub-disciplines.  This interdisciplinarity has created interesting avenues for growth...


A Contemporary History of Women's Sport, Part One: Sporting Women, 1850-1960

by Jean Williams

This book is an historical survey of women's sport from 1850-1960. It looks at some of the more recent methodological approaches to writing sports history and raises questions about how the history of women's...


The Female Tradition in Physical Education: Women First reconsidered

by David Kirk & Patricia Vertinsky

The Female Tradition in Physical Education re-examines a key question in the history of modern education: why did the remarkably successful leaders of female physical education, who pioneered the development...


The Book of Sports Virtues - Youth Edition: Finding Success Through Sports

by Fritz Knapp

The Book of Sports Virtues: High Impact Athletes and Coaches is a masterful collection of stories about the struggles and triumphs of many celebrated athletes. Each chapter is assigned a trait or virtue and...


The FIFA World Cup 1930 - 2010

by Stefan Rinke & Kay Schiller

Content As Brazil 2014 will yet again show, the FIFA World Cup is a mega-event followed by billions of spectators around the globe. This volume is the first scholarly attempt to capture the history of the FIFA...