A People's History of Sports in the United States PDF ePub eBook

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A People's History of Sports in the United States free pdf A riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests, this is an alternative political history of the United States as seen through the games its people played. Replete with surprises for seasoned sports, it will also amaze anyone interested in history with the connections Zirin draws between politics and sports. A groundbreaking book, it looks at the history of sports in the US through the lens of politics and culture, and shows how athlete-rebels have used sports for social and political change.

About Dave Zirin

One of "UTNE Reader"'s "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World," Dave Zirin is a columnist for "The Nation," "SLAM Magazine," and "The Progressive." His books include "A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play"- "Bad Sports: How Owners Are Ruining the Games We Love"- and "Game Over: How Politics Has Turned the Sports World Upside Down" (all published by The New Press), as well as "What's My Name, Fool?," "Welcome to the Terrordome," and "The John Carlos Story." He is the host of Sirius XM's popular weekly show "Edge of Sports Radio" and a regular guest on ESPN's "Outside the Lines" and on MSNBC. He lives near Washington, D.C.

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Author : Dave Zirin
Publisher : The New Press
Data Published : 10 January 2009
ISBN : 1595584773
EAN : 9781595584779
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 302 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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