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Red Stockings  free pdf Utahns have always been sports enthusiasts. In this collection, fourteen essays highlight the state's infatuation with sports and recreation from the territorial period to the 1960s. Baseball, boxing, tennis, and football are featured, as are speed racing on the Bonneville Salt Flats, bicycle racing at the old Salt Palace, and horse racing supported by parimutuel betting.

Winter sports too -- professional and amateur -- receive a good look, and even "sports afield" such as hiking and fishing find a slot in this illuminating and entertaining offering of social and cultural history from Utah's colorful past.

"In the ring, [Jack Dempsey] was a tiger without mercy, " wrote Pulitzer Prize winner Red Smith. He "shuffled forward in a bobbing crouch, humming a barely audible tune and punching to the rhythm of the song. He was 187 pounds of unbridled violence. This isn't big by heavyweight standards, yet in the judgment of some, this black-browed product of Western mining camps and hobo jungles was the best of all pugilists."

About Stanford J. Layton

Stanford J. Layton, former managing editor of the Utah Historical Quarterly, is a visiting professor of history at Weber State University. He is the author of To No Privileged Class: The Rationalization of Homesteading and Rural Life in the Early Twentieth Century, a contributor to the Utah History Encyclopedia and Worth Their Salt: Notable but Often Unnoted Women of Utah, and editor of the Favorite Readings from the Utah Historical Quarterly series.

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Author : Stanford J. Layton
Publisher : Signature Books
Data Published : 01 January 2003
ISBN : 1560851651
EAN : 9781560851653
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 250 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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  • Red Stockings  free pdfRed Stockings

    . Utahns have always been sports enthusiasts. In this collection, fourteen essays highlight the state's infatuation with sports and recreation from the territorial period to the 1960s. Baseball, boxin