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The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball and What They See When They Do
The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball and What They See When They Do
by Michael Mandelbaum
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In The Meaning of Sports, Michael Mandelbaum, a sports fan who is also one of the nation's preeminent foreign policy thinkers, examines America's century-long love affair with team sports. In keeping with his reputation for writing about big ideas in an... (read more)

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Power Games: A Critical Sociology of Sport
Power Games: A Critical Sociology of Sport
by John Peter Sugden
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Critical and radical perspectives have been central to the emergence of the sociology of sport as a discipline in its own right. This ground-breaking new book is the first to offer a comprehensive theory and method for a critical sociology of sport. It... (read more)

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Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry
Circling the Bases: Essays on the Challenges and Prospects of the Sports Industry
by Andrew Zimbalist
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In Circling the Bases, leading sports economist Andrew Zimbalist continues his discussion and analysis of the major issues and challenges confronting the sports industry in the second decade of the 21st century. Presenting a general overview of the... (read more)

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Grantland, Issue 3
Grantland, Issue 3
by Bill Simmons
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Grantland Quarterly #3 is the latest collection of the best writing from Grantland.com. Remember this winter's most important culture events: the New York Giants' second Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, the very sudden rise of New York... (read more)

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The Book of Rules: A Visual Guide to the Laws of Every Commonly Played Sport and Game
The Book of Rules: A Visual Guide to the Laws of Every Commonly Played Sport and Game
by Duncan Petersen Publ
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Contains both the official rules and simplified explanations of play, penalties, and equipment for 31 games played internationally. Karate, rugby, American football, volley ball, squash, croquet, boxing, lacrosse, and softball are some of the sports... (read more)

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The Great Book of Denver Sports Lists
The Great Book of Denver Sports Lists
by Irv Brown
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Sports talk in America has evolved from small-time barroom banter into a major media smorgasbord that runs 24/7 on TV and radio. With hundreds of billions of dollars generated annually by pro and college teams in major markets nationwide, sports fans... (read more)

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The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists: The Greatest, the Worst, the Biggest, the Strangest, the Funniest, the Most---
The Ultimate Book of Sports Lists: The Greatest, the Worst, the Biggest, the Strangest, the Funniest, the Most---
by Andrew Postman
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The greatest, the worst, the biggest, the funniest, and the most impressive feats, teams and players in every sport--from baseball to horse racing--fill the pages of this fresh, browsable reference.... (read more)

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Steve Mizerak's Winning Pool Tips
Steve Mizerak's Winning Pool Tips
by Steve Mizerak
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The celebrated master of the game shares his own personal tips, strategies, and advice on improving every aspect of your game.... (read more)

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Sports from Hell: My Search for the World's Dumbest Competition
Sports from Hell: My Search for the World's Dumbest Competition
by Rick Reilly
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The most popular sports columnist in America puts his life (and dignity) on the line in search of the most absurd sporting event on the planet. What is the stupidest sport in the world? Not content to pontificate from the sidelines, Rick Reilly set out... (read more)

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The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time
The Mad Dog 100: The Greatest Sports Arguments of All Time
by Chris Russo
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THE ESSENTIAL BOOK FOR ANY SPORTS FAN, FROM ONE OF THE REIGNING KINGS OF SPORTS TALK RADIO, CHRISTOPHER “MAD DOG” RUSSO Which was the greater achievement, Ted Williams’s .406 season or Joe DiMaggio’s 56-game hitting streak? Who... (read more)

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Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Sports Spectacular (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)
Uncle John's Bathroom Reader Sports Spectacular (Uncle John's Bathroom Reader)
by Bathroom Readers Ins
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Hey, sports fans: Sports Spectacular is bigger and better than ever! The not-so-dumb jocks at the BRI have packed in all the best sports and games articles from the wildly successful Uncle Johns Bathroom Reader series—and then bulked the whole... (read more)

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Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide
Collecting Sports Legends: The Ultimate Hobby Guide
by Joe Orlando
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This comprehensive guide takes the reader on a historical journey, providing an in-depth look at the icons of sport, captured through their greatest collectibles. Never before has one book covered such a variety of hobby subjects. For those interested in... (read more)

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Sociology of Sport and Physical Education: An Introduction
Sociology of Sport and Physical Education: An Introduction
by Anthony Laker
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This text, intended for undergraduates on various education and sport related degree courses, covers the key, current issues in the field of sociology of sport and physical education. The first section of the text covers the importance of sport in... (read more)

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Sign This II: Your Stories about Our Sports Heroes
Sign This II: Your Stories about Our Sports Heroes
by Tom Bunevich
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Readers of Sign This offer stories of their autograph... (read more)

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Sports Illustrated Almanac (Sports Illustrated Almanac)
Sports Illustrated Almanac (Sports Illustrated Almanac)
by Sports Illustrated
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Sporting Life
Sporting Life
by Susan Davis
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discover the unexpected science behind your favorite sports and games From San Francisco's acclaimed Exploratorium come two new books in the Accidental Scientist series, dedicated to exploring the unexpected and ever fascinating science in our everyday... (read more)

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Your Cross Is Your Gift
Your Cross Is Your Gift
by Frank Bice
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On October 4, 1980, Frank Bice was playing safety for the Siena College Football Team when he suffered a compression fracture, leaving him a quadriplegic for life. Your Cross is Your Gift takes the reader full circle from a devastating injury on a... (read more)

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The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam
The Smart Girl's Guide to Sports: A Hip Handbook for Women Who Don't Know a Slam Dunk from a Grand Slam
by Liz Hartman Musiker
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For the woman whose significant other spends hours glued to ESPN comes a fun and irreverent guide to understanding (and enjoying) the male-dominated world of spectator sports From The Smart Girl’s Guide to Sports: Welcome, ladies. This book will not... (read more)

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Back to the Zone: Sport and Inner Experiences
Back to the Zone: Sport and Inner Experiences
by Damien Lafont
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"The Zone" is that quasi-mystical state achieved only rarely by athletes, when everything flows effortlessly and you can do no wrong. Unfortunately, we enter the Zone seemingly at random, when it is least expected. The great hope of all competitors is... (read more)

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The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)
The Best American Sports Writing (Best American Sports Writing)
by Glenn Stout
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With Pulitzer Prize-winning editor Cramer at its helm, this collection brings together the best writing on sports from the past year. Not just for readers of the sports pages, this year's selections embrace the world of sports in all its drama, humanity,... (read more)

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