Rivals!: The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 28, 2010 - Sports & Recreation - 304 pages
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Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century presents the most memorable rivalries in over a hundred years of American sports history.
  • Examines ten of the greatest American sports rivalries of the past century, relating them to their broader historical context
  • Includes the rivalries between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Duke and North Carolina, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and more
  • Draws upon the most recent works of sport historians, as well as hundreds of books, articles, and newspaper accounts
  • Reveals a deep understanding of American sports history and American popular culture
  • Features 30 images that bring the rivalries vividly to life
 

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Contents

The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 1 Fight Fiercely Harvard and Yale Create the First Great Football Rivalry
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 2 We Hate Each Others Guts The Dodgers and the Giants
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 3 Battle Along Tobacco Road Duke and North Carolina Basketball
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 4 Mayhem on the Midway The Bears and the Packers
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 5 Shootin Irons The Jack NicklausArnold Palmer Golf Rivalry
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 6 CrossCountry Conflict The Celtics and the Lakers
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 7 The Bull and the Butterfly The NeverEnding Rivalry Between Joe Frazier and Mu...
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 8 Friendly Foes Chrissie and Martina
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 9 Dearest Enemies Ohio StateMichigan Football
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century 10 Enduring Baseball Rivals The Red Sox and the Yankees
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century Further Reading
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The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century Index
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Richard O. Davies is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in 20th-century American History, American Ideas and Values, and the History of American Sports. His books include Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small-Town America (1998), America’s Obsession: Sports and Society Since 1945 (1994), Betting the Line: Sports Wagering in American Life (2001), and Sports in American Life: A History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

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