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"...highly engaging for browsing and would also be useful for research...These readable, colorful books should be very popular with sports-minded students...Recommended."
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Now in full color!
Now in full color for the first time, Sports in America: A Decade-by-Decade History is a nine-volume history of American athletics through the first decade of the 21st century with the unique slant of examining sports as social history. Covering historical high points, scandals, records, championships, and the rise of professional athletics, this engaging set captures the excitement of the game while looking at how sports have impacted culture, shaped race relations, influenced world events, and much more.
This revised edition of the best-selling set presents compelling and inspiring histories, in a decade-by-decade format, of the sports young readers love to watch and play. Each fascinating, accessible volume contains an introduction to the decade and year-by-year chapters that recount the important highlights of a particular time period. Each year receives several pages of coverage, and each entry is clearly labeled with an icon designating the particular sport being discussed.
Featuring a distinct perspective on athletics within the larger context of American history, the Sports in America set is written by a team of top sports journalists and sports writers.
- Professional, collegiate, and amateur athletics
- Equipment revolutions
- Sport-changing events
- Key figures on and off the field
- And much more.