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- Mainstream Publishing 2011; US$ 12.78
'. . . it is now!' With these legendary three words the 1966 World Cup final came to an end. England had won, and at 5.15 p.m. on 30 July 1966, Bobby Moore wiped his hands on his shorts, shook hands with the Queen, and took delivery of the Jules Rimet trophy before a worldwide television audience of 600 million. It was, and remains,... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2013; US$ 29.95
The book is the day by day story of the 1954 Indians, whose .721 winning percentage is still the highest in American League history. It tells how down the city of Cleveland was on the team following three straight second place finishes, how little was expected of it by its fans, and even some of its players, and how it exceeded all expectations by... more...
- Penguin Publishing Group 2009; US$ 15.00
Now in paperback: the inside story behind a crucial chapter in Red Sox lore-and a turbulent time in a troubled city. George Steinbrenner called it the greatest game in the history of American sports. On a bright October day in 1978, the Boston Red Sox met the New York Yankees for an epic playoff game that would send one team to the World Series-and... more...
- Elliott & Thompson 2014; US$ 9.99
Perfect for fans of original and engaging sports writing, this is the first intelligent and accessible history of soccer chants in the UK "The tales we tell each other on the terraces create something you cannot see, only feel, but it is very real and it goes very deep. . ." Soccer chants?spontaneous, witty, tribal, and, sometimes, downright... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2005; US$ 32.00
Baseball player and manager Hugh Ambrose Jennings was the kind of colorful personality who inspired nicknames. Sportswriters called him "Ee-yah" for his famous coaching box cry and "Hustling Hughey" for his style of play. But to the nearly 100 other men from northeast Pennsylvania who followed Jennings from the coal mines to the... more...
- Triumph Books 2007; US$ 13.99
Offering an exclusive look into the inner workings of the Michigan Wolverines under famed coach Bo Schembechler, this a book takes readers into the huddle and locker room and onto the sidelines of this historic college football program. With unrestricted access into the private world of the players, coaches, and decision makers, I Remember Bo? captures... more...
- Palgrave Macmillan 2004; US$ 37.00
A comprehensive social and cultural history of sport in the British empire and its relationship to constructions of masculinity and national identity in Great Britain, Ireland, India, Australia and the West Indies 1880-1935. more...
- Taylor and Francis 2008; US$ 59.95
Critical Race Theory provides a framework for exploring racism in society, taking into account the role of institutions and drawing on the experiences of those affected. Applied to the world of sport, this framework can reveal the underlying social mores and institutionalised prejudices that have helped perpetuate those racial stereotypes particular... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2007; US$ 29.95
This is the first biography of Bill "Swish" Nicholson, a Cubs favorite and baseball's top slugger during the World War II era. Only days out of college in 1936, Nicholson went straight to the majors, putting in a brief appearance for Connie Mack's Philadelphia A's before he was optioned to the minors. His contract eventually purchased... more...
- McFarland & Company, Inc., Publishers 2015; US$ 29.95
Arguably the greatest ball club in National League history, the 1953 Brooklyn Dodgers recorded some staggering statistics. They led the league in virtually every offensive category while fielding some of the finest defensive players of the era. But the team's extraordinary success on the field is only part of their story. Jackie Robinson was in... more...