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

Books Info:

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.

Details Book

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
Rating :

Reviews A People's History of Sports in the United States



17 Comments Add a comment




Related eBooks Download


  • Bad Sports free pdfBad Sports

    Funny. engaging. and sharply pointed in his appraisal of the sports complex bankrupting our cities. the celebrated author of "A People's History of Sports in the United States" returns with a hard-hitting indictment of big business and the corrupt practices that are ruining the sports we love..


  • African Americans in Sports free pdfAfrican Americans in Sports

    History of African American athletes and their contributions to sports in the United States..


  • Sports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who free pdfSports Illustrated Kids Big Book of Who

    From the editors of Sports Illustrated Kids comes "The Big Book of Who." a 128-page collection of the brightest stars in sports. past and present. Profiles. facts and stats will bring the best players in pro sports history to life with all of the touches that Sports Illustrated Kids is famous for - terrific..


  • American Sports free pdfAmerican Sports

    Examine American sports in a social-cultural historical context American Sports offers a reflective. analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present..


  • Sports on Television free pdfSports on Television

    In Sports on Television. Dennis Deninger provides an all-encompassing view of the sports television industry. He progresses from the need for this book. to the history of the industry and discipline. to the pioneering events of sports broadcasting and sports television..


  • A People's History of Sports in the United States free pdfA People's History of Sports in the United States

    Download Book For Free Online. 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 t