Robert W. Peterson - History - 1996 - 256 pages
If the National Football League is now a mammoth billion-dollar enterprise, it was certainly born into more humble circumstances. Indeed, it began in 1920 in an automobile ...
Murray A. Sperber - Education - 1993 - 634 pages
""Sperber...tackles the details, great and small, unearthing a treasure."" --New York Times Book Review Shake Down the Thunder traces the history of the Notre Dame football ...
Joe Ziemba - Sports & Recreation - 1999 - 408 pages
"The story begins in 1899, when two Irish-American brothers from the South Side of Chicago got together a team of young men to play a rough and dangerous new sport: football ...
Jules Tygiel - Sports & Recreation - 1997 - 413 pages
Offers a history of African American exclusion from baseball, and assesses the changing racial attitudes that led up to Jackie Robinson's acceptance by the Brooklyn Dodgers
Randy Roberts, James S. Olson - History - 1991 - 272 pages
In Winning Is the Only Thing, Randy Roberts and James Olson take a hard look at the dark side of American sports. The scandals. The role of organized crime. How politicians and ...
Bradford W. Wright - History - 2003 - 360 pages
Portrays the role of comic books in shaping American youth and pop culture, from Batman's struggles with corrupt politicians during the Depression to Iron Man's Cold War battles.
Andrew Sarris - History - 1998 - 573 pages
Presents a history of the sound motion picture in America from its birth to the decline of the studio system