Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know (Google eBook)

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Random House, Jun 30, 2009 - Sports & Recreation - 960 pages
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Sport: Almost Everything You Ever Wanted to Know tells the history of sport. All sport. Ever. From ancient times to the 21st century.

In eight themed parts, Tim Harris describes the triumphs and breakthroughs - as well as the cheating and skulduggery - that have created the modern world of sport. Dip into it, or read it cover to cover - there's a 'Oh - now I get it' moment on every page.

Sport: it's unique, funny, amazingly comprehensive and packed with extraordinary anecdotes to turn any reader into a sporting expert.

  

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Contents

Cover
Dedication
IGHTEENTH
OSTWAR
MERICA
CRICKETGROUNDS
STRODOME
Copyright

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About the author (2009)

After working in advertising for fifteen years, Tim Harris got involved in a pub argument about why football shirts tend to be striped and rugby shirts tend to be hooped. Thus began an obsession with the odd reasons and strange stories behind the games we take for granted. This book is the result. Like so many writers, Tim is married with two children and lives in North London.

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