British Society of Sports History

Promoting the Study of the History of Sport

Books available for review

publication date: Dec 8, 2017

Sport in History Books for Review – December 2017

Author

Title

Baker

Amateur Musical Societies and Sports Clubs in Provincial France, 1848-1914: Harmony and Hostility

Bayne

Elgin Baylor: The Man Who Changed Basketball

Belanger

Invisible Seasons: Title IX and the Fight for Equity in College Sports

Bender

A New History of Yachting

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

Caroll

The Black Press and Black Baseball, 1915-1955

Cho

Football in Asia: History, Culture and Business

Cho

Modern Sports in in Asia: Cultural Perspectives

Crawford

Le Football: A History of American Football in France

Criblez

Tall Tales and Short Shorts: Dr J, Pistol Pete and the Birth of the Modern NBA

Demas

Game of Privilege: An African American History of Golf

Dewey

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

Dewhirst

Room at the Top: The Origins of Professional Football in Bradford and the Rivalry of Bradford FC and Manningham FC

Dewhirst

Life at the Top: The Rivalry of Manningham FC and Bradford FC and their Conversion from Rugby to Soccer

Dorsey

The Turbulent World of Middle East Soccer

Edwards

Stableford: A Life in Golf, Medicine and War

Forster

Wire till I Die: My Life in Rugby League

Gillmeister

Tennis: A Cultural History (2nd Ed)

Gitlin

Powerful Moments in Sport: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History

Gleaves

A Global History of Doping in Sport

Gmelch

Baseball Beyond our Borders: An International Pastime

Halstead

Roughyeds Against All the Odds: Oldham Rugby League Club 1997-2017

Hobusch

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

Hornby

Bowled Over: The Bowling Greens of Britain

Hough-Snee

The Critical Surf Studies Reader

Huebner

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

Jardins

Walter Camp: Football and the Modern Man

Kimball

Legends never die: athletes and their afterlives in Modern America

King (ed)

Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society

Kirk

The Female Tradition in Physical Education: Women First Reconsidered

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

Lang

Sports Betting and Bookmaking: An American History

Lee

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

Liberti

(Re)Presenting Wilma Rudolph

Lisi

A History of the US Men's National Soccer Team

Lonsdale

A Game Taken Seriously: The Foundations of Yorkshire's Cricketing Power

Lush

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

Marshall

Richard Manks & the Pedestrians

Moore

The Irish Soccer Split

Moore

I Fight for a Living: Boxing and the Battle for Black Manhood 1880-1915

Morris

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

Nadel

Sport in Victoria: A History

Oates

Football and Manliness: An Unauthorized Feminist Account of the NFL

Oliver

Girls, Gender and Physical Education: An Activist Approach

Oriard

The Art of Football: The Early Game in the Golden Age of Illustration

Pernot

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

Podair

City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles

Reiche

Success and Failure of Countries at the Olympic Games

Richards

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

Ross

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

Rouse

Her Own Hero: The Origins of the Women's Self Defense Movement

Schultz

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

Shattuck

Bloomer Girls: Women Baseball Pioneers

Sowell

Sarazen: The story of a golfing legend and his epic moment

Stark

Wartime Basketball: The Emergence of a National Sport during WWII

Steinberg

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

Stewart

Remembering the Stars of the NFL Glory Years: An Inside Look at the Golden Age of Football

Surdam

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

Titford

The Lost Years of Reading FC: What Really Happened in the Amateur Era

Toms

Soccer in Munster: A Social History 1877-1937

Williams

Sully's Way: Mick Sullivan - Rugby League Legend

Williams

70 Years of Reaching Forward: Shaw Cross Rugby League Club

Williams

The All-American Girls after the AAGPBL: How Playing Pro Ball Shaped their Lives

Willis

Walter Lingo, Jim Thorpe, and the Oorang Indians: How a Dog Kennel Owner Created the NFL’s Most Famous Traveling Team

Please contact Sam Oldfield (s.j.oldfield@mmu.ac.uk) if you are interested in completing a review.