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  • Stumbling on Wins (Bonus Content Edition)by David Berri; Martin Schmidt

    Pearson Education 2010; US$ 24.99

    The next quantum leap beyond Moneyball , this book offers powerful new insights into all human decision-making, because if sports teams are getting it wrong this badly, how do you know you're not? Sometimes the decisions that teams make are simply inexplicable. Consider: sports teams have an immense amount of detailed, quantifiable information... more...

  • International Handbook on the Economics of Mega Sporting Eventsby Wolfgang Maennig; Andrew Zimbalist

    Edward Elgar Publishing 2012; US$ 60.00

    From the Olympics to the World Cup, mega sporting events are a source of enjoyment for tens of thousands, but can also be a source of intense debate and controversy. This insightful new Handbook addresses a number of central questions, including: How are host cities selected and under what economic conditions? How are these events organized, and how... more...

  • The 1908 Olympicsby Keith Baker

    SportsBooks 2011; US$ 7.00

    The 1908 London Olympics can claim to be the first ?modern? sporting event which pitted nation against nation. There were rows between the British and Americans; a one-man walkover in the 400 metres when the US runners boycotted the event; a dispute over the shoes worn by one of the British tug of war teams and when the American team failed to dip... more...

  • The British Olympicsby Martin Polley; Simon Inglis

    English Heritage Publishing 2012; US$ 14.57

    History records that the Olympic Games originated in ancient Greece nearly three thousand years ago, died out around 393 AD, and were triumphantly reborn in 1896, in the Greek capital of Athens. Rather less well known is how, during the intervening centuries, an assortment of British writers, romantics, sportsmen and visionaries helped nurture that... more...

  • The 1912 Stockholm Olympicsby Leif Yttergren; Hans Bolling

    McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2012; US$ 55.00

    King Gustaf V of Sweden inaugurated the Fifth Olympiad at the Olympic Stadium in Stockholm on July 6, 1912. In the following weeks, 2,380 competitors from 27 nations representing six continents participated in well-organized competitions in perfect weather conditions. The largest Olympics yet at the time, the Stockholm Games have thus gone down in... more...

  • Catching Canine Abusersby Ruth Gordon

    Publish Green 2013; US$ 9.99

    This small book captures the essence of canine abuse - what can be done about it and what is not being done,. Because this book is so well researched, it can be an important tool for all those who care about animals. It exposes the criminal and gambling elememts of dog fighting and Greyhound racing, the problems of law enforcement, the difficulty of... more...

  • The Decadent Sportsmanby Medlar Lucan; Durian Gray; Alex Martin; Jerome Fletcher

    Dedalus 2013; US$ 14.57

    A decadent history of sport with an alternative olympic games. From their offices above a boxing gym in Old Havana, Medlar Lucan and Durian Gray have set aside their congenital lethargy to begin a glittering and fantastical new project: The Decadent Sportsman. "We are inspired in part by the magnificent wastefulness of the preparations for the London... more...

  • Managing Sport Organizations: Responsibility for performanceby Daniel Covell; Sharianne Walker

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 59.95

    Now in a fully revised and updated third edition, Managing Sports Organizations is still the most interesting, challenging, and student-focused introduction to sport management currently available. Bridging the gap between theory and practice, this book explores every key topic, issue and concept in contemporary sport management, including: ... more...

  • Basic Issues in Sports Ethicsby Tommy Boone

    The Edwin Mellen Press 2009; US$ 149.95

    This book argues that cheating not only destroys the integrity of sports, it destroys the integrity of the athlete and everyone who either supports cheating or allows it to happen. Majors topics such as "athletics is over the edge,""performance-enhancing substances,""victory with honor,""negative impact of marketers,"... more...

  • Two Sports Myths and Why They're Wrongby Rodney Fort; Jason Winfree

    Stanford University Press 2013; US$ 5.99

    In Two Sports Myths and Why They're Wrong , authors Rodney Fort and Jason Winfree apply sharp economic analysis to bust a couple of the most widespread urban legends about professional athletics. Exploring the claim that player salary demands increase ticket prices and asking whether Major League Baseball should emulate the National Football League,... more...