Gridiron Gauntlet

Author: Andy Piascik
Publisher: Taylor Trade Publications
ISBN: 1589796527
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Twelve African-American football players who began their careers between 1946 and 1955, including Joe Perry, George Taliaferro, and Emerson Cole, discuss what it was like to face violence and discrimination on and off the field while blazing a trail for future generations of athletes.

Sports in the Pulp Magazines

Author: John Dinan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476607672
Format: PDF, Mobi
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From the late 1800s through the first half of the 1900s, pulp magazines—costing a dime and filled with both fiction and nonfiction—were a staple of American life. Though often overlooked by popular culturalists, sports were one of the staples of the pulp scene; such standards as the National Police Gazette and All-Story carried some sports stories, and several publications, such as Sport Story Magazine, were entirely devoted to them. An overview of the pulps is followed by an examination of those devoted to sports: how they came into being, the development of the genre, the popularity of its heroes, and coverage of real-life events. The roles of editors, writers, artists, and publishers are then fully covered. A chapter on Street & Smith, the foremost publisher of sports pulps, follows, while a concluding chapter discusses the reasons for the demise of the pulps in the early 1950s.

Routledge Handbook of Football Studies

Author: John Hughson
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN: 1135074828
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Football is unquestionably the world’s most popular and influential sport. There is no corner of the globe in which the game is not played or followed. More countries are affiliated to FIFA, football’s governing body, than to the United Nations. The sport has therefore become an important component of our social, cultural, political and economic life. The Routledge Handbook of Football Studies is a landmark work of reference, going further than any other book in considering the historical and contemporary significance of football around the world. Written by a team of leading sport scholars, the book covers a broad range of disciplines from history, sociology, politics and business, to philosophy, law and media studies. The central section of the book examines key themes and issues in football studies, such as the World Cup and international competition, governance and ownership, fandom and celebrity. The concluding section offers in-depth surveys of the culture and organisation of football in each of the regional confederations, from UEFA to CONCACAF. This book will be fascinating reading for any serious football fan and an essential resource for advanced students or scholars undertaking research in football or sport studies, and any practitioner or policy-maker working in football.

Boys Life

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Boys' Life is the official youth magazine for the Boy Scouts of America. Published since 1911, it contains a proven mix of news, nature, sports, history, fiction, science, comics, and Scouting.


Author: Jen Frederick
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 9781978049031
Format: PDF
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Ara Martin and college football star Ty Masters have been best friends since the first day of school when Ty literally ran her over. For four years, she's kept her feelings hidden. But one drunken encounter weeks before graduation is about to expose Ara's biggest secret and destroy her most treasured relationship.

Ball Tales

Author: Michelle Nolan
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786458305
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This history of American sports fiction traces depictions of baseball, basketball and football in works for all age levels from early dime novels through the 1960s. Chapters cover dime novel heroes Frank and Dick Merriwell; the explosion of sports novels before World War II and its influence on the authors who later wrote for baby boom readers; how sports novels persisted during the Great Depression; the rise and decline of sports pulps; why sports comics failed; postwar heroes Chip Hilton and Bronc Burnett; the lack of sports fiction for females; Duane Decker’s Blue Sox books; and the classic John R. Tunis novels. Appendices list sports pulp titles and comic books featuring sports fiction.

What a Game They Played

Author: Richard Whittingham
Publisher: U of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803298194
Format: PDF
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In their own words, the pioneers and legends of professional football tell of the early glory yearsøof the National Football League. From the 1920s through the 1940s, pro football players were paid only hundreds of dollars per game and rarely had substitutes. The conditions and times of this era are vividly recalled by such players as Red Grange, Johnny Blood, Clarke Hinkle, Ace Parker, Shipwreck Kelly, Mel Hein, Sammy Baugh, Don Hutson, and Sid Luckman. The players also reveal personal glimpses of how they got started in football, the conditions on the field, their life away from it, and their memories of outstanding games and competing against such giants as Jim Thorpe. Full of wry and wonderful anecdotes, What A Game They Played invites sports fans to experience the fresh and inventive early years of pro football, a game played in an America quite different from what it is today.

Let Them Play

Author: Renwick Jones
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 147591606X
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Volunteer coaches in recreational leagues for youngsters can make a difference, but it’s important that they have the tools and wisdom to be great leaders. Renwick Jones, who has coached a variety of sports, shares proven tips to help overcome challenges on the recreational level. In this guidebook, you’ll learn how • recreational leagues can prepare students for higher levels of competition; • coaching staffs can prepare youngsters for the future; • parents can contribute to the success of the team. You’ll also get tips on coaching kids from all types of socio-economic backgrounds and learning levels, with different temperaments and personalities. Keep in mind that you might be coaching children with attention deficit problems, autism, or other personal challenges. There are many lessons that can be learned through the vehicle of sports, but it is essential to provide young student-athletes with solid fundamentals, including sportsmanship, teambuilding, and the character needed to succeed in the future. Become a better coach and leader, and Let Them Play.

Krisenjahre und Aufbruchszeit

Author: Edgar Wolfrum
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG
ISBN: 3486829947
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Frankreich: "Erbfeind" oder "Erneuerer"? Die französische Besatzungspolitik von 1945 bis 1949 galt lange als Hindernis für die deutsch-französische Freundschaft. Aber das Bild muß korrigiert werden. Die französische Politik zeichnete sich bei aller Widersprüchlichkeit durch Eigenständigkeit, Originalität und durch Reformansätze aus, die sich an den Zielen von Demokratisierung, Dezentralisierung und Denazifizierung orientierten. Ein Teil der Reformen versandete jedoch, weil sie den Alltagsbedürfnissen der Bevölkerung nicht entsprachen. Dies zeigen die Autoren am Beispiel des Landes Baden. Eindringlich schildern sie, Alltag und Alltagsnot der Menschen und bringen das in Zusammenhang mit der politischen Geschichte. Die Betroffenen empfanden die französischen Vorhaben trotz überzeugender Konzepte häufig als negativ. Diese Kluft wirkte noch lange nach. Ein Beispiel ist die in der französischen Besatzungszone praktizierte Spielart der Entnazifizierung, die "auto-épuration". Sie sollte nicht schematisch, sondern unter Würdigung der individuellen Umstände die wirklich Schuldigen treffen und zugleich, da die Deutschen selbst entscheidend am Verfahren beteiligt waren, eine gründliche Auseinandersetzung mit der Vergangenheit ermöglichen. Die Art der Verwirklichung ließ die "Selbst-Reinigung" scheitern, doch die Idee kann immer noch eine gewisse Plausibilität beanspruchen. Sie war nicht die einzige Besonderheit Nachkriegsbadens innerhalb der Besatzungszonen. Manches aus der Nachkriegszeit Badens ist vergessen worden, war aber keineswegs bedeutungslos. Dieses Buch hilft mit, es wieder bewußt zu machen.