Books for review

publication date: May 23, 2017

If you would like to review any of the following books for Sport in History please contact  Dr Samantha-Jayne Oldfield on S.J.Oldfield@mmu.ac.uk.

The text should be c.1000 words and you have six months in which to complete the review.  The journal is currently at around 12 months to the review being published in hard-copy format but once the online version is ready that becomes part of your publication profile immediately.

 

Sport in History Books for Review – May 2017

Author

Title

Ashurst

Tries and Prayers: A Rugby League Journey

Bayne

Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball

Blackburn

War, Sport and the Anzac Tradition

Branson

Greatness in the Shadows: Larry Doby and the Integration of the American League

Burk

Marvin Miller: Baseball Revolutionary

Caplan

Different Class - The Story of Schools Rugby League

Caroll

The Black Press and Black Baseball, 1915-1955

Chaline

The Temple of Perfection: A History of the Gym

Cho

Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business

Cho

Modern Sports in in Asia: Cultural Perspectives

Cordner et al

Black and Blue: the story of Football at the University of Melbourne

Crawford

Le Football: A History of American Football in France

De George

Pooling Talent: Swimming's Greatest Teams

Dewey

The Black Prince of Baseball: Hal Chase and the Mythology of the Game

Dineen

Kings of the Road: A Journey into the Heart of British Cycling

Dorhay with Tom Mather

Calm in the Cauldron: A Rugby League Journey

Dorsey

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Dunn

Female Football Fans: Community, Identity and Sexism

Forster

Wire till I Die: My Life in Rugby League

Freedman

More Than a Pastime: An Oral History of Baseball Fans

Gentile

The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row

Gleaves

A Global History of Doping in Sport

Harris

Britain and the Olympics Games, 1908-1920: Perspectives on Participation and Identity

Hobusch

Mountain of Destiny: Nanga Parbat and its Path into the German Imagination

Hornby

Bowled Over: The Bowling Greens of Britain

Huebner

Pan-Asian Sports and the Emergence of Modern Asia 1913-1974

Jardins

Walter Camp: Football and the Modern Man

Johnson

Double No-Hit: Johnny Vaner Meer's Historic Night Under the Lights

Kelly

The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia

King (ed)

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Krieger

Dope Hunter: The Influence of Scientists on the Global Fight against Doping in Sport, 1967-1992

Kryk

Stagg vs. Yost: The Birth of Cutthroat Football

Kunitz

Why the Pain? What's the Gain? The Quest for Extreme Fitness

Lee

A History of Football in North and South Korea c.1910-2002: Development and Diffusion

Liberti

(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Lush

When the Lions Roared: The Story of the Famous Wembley Speedway Team

Martin

Broken Time -The Full Script

McKnight

Intercepted: The Rise and Fall of NFL Cornerback Darryl Henley

Morris

In a class of their own: a history of English amateur football

Nadel

Sport in Victoria: A History

Oliver

Girls, Gender and Physical Education: An Activist Approach

Pernot

Before the Ivy: The Cubs' Golden Age in Pre-Wrigley Chicago

Redhead

Football and Accelerated Culture: The Modern Sporting Life

Reiche

Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games

Richards

Understanding the Origin and Evolution of Sport: Volume 1 - Rugby Union

Roe

Sermons from the Mount: Recollections of Batley RLFC

Ross

Mavericks, Money and Men: The AFL, Black Players, and the Evolution of Modern Football

Rowe

The Summer Field: A History of English Cricket Since 1840

Schultz

Lombardi Dies, Orr Flies, Marshall Cries: The Sports Legacy of 1970

Shattuck

Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Smith

The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball

Socolow

Six Minutes in Berlin: Broadcast Spectacle and Rowing Gold at the Nazi Olympics

Stark

Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during WWII

Steinberg

The Colonel and Hug: The Partnership that Transformed the New York Yankees

Surdam

The Big Leagues go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust 1951-1989

Tozer

The Ideal of Manliness: The Legacy of Thring's Uppingham

Troup

The Birth of Football's Modern 3-4 Defense: The Seven Seasons that Changed the NFL

White

The Bilko Athletic Club: The story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels

Williams

Sully's Way: Mick Sullivan - Rugby League Legend

Wood

Smokey Joe Wood: The biography of a baseball legend