King Football: Sport and Spectacle in the Golden Age of Radio and Newsreels, Movies and Magazines, the Weekly and the Daily Press

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Univ of North Carolina Press, Feb 1, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 491 pages
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This landmark work explores the vibrant world of football from the 1920s through the 1950s, a period in which the game became deeply embedded in American life. Though millions experienced the thrills of college and professional football firsthand during t
 

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The other day I heard the author on NPR and, as it’s that time of the year, I wanted to read his newest book about the development of college football as it transitioned into the questionable Bowl ... Read full review

King Football: sport and spectacle in the golden age of radio and newsreels, movies and magazines, the weekly & the daily press

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Having examined football from the late 19th to the early 20th centuries in Reading Football: How the Popular Press Created an American Spectacle, Oriard (American literature and culture, Oregon ... Read full review

Contents

III
23
IV
65
V
101
VI
126
VIII
162
IX
199
X
223
XI
255
XIII
328
XIV
364
XV
371
XVI
374
XVII
378
XVIII
383
XIX
435
XX
471

XII
283

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Michael Oriard is Distinguished Professor of American Literature and Culture at Oregon State University.

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