A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play (Paperback)

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From author and sportswriter Zirin comes a rollicking, rebellious, myth-busting history of sports in America that puts politics in the ring with pop culture.

About the Author


Dave Zirin was named one of the "50 Visionaries Who Are Changing Our World" by Utne Magazine. He writes about the politics of sports for the "Nation" magazine, and is their first sports writer in 150 years of existence. Zirin is also the host of Sirius XM satellite's popular weekly show, "Edge of Sports Radio," as well as a columnist for SLAM Magazine, the "Progressive", and a regular op-ed writer for "the Los Angeles Times". Zirin's previous books are What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States; Welcome to the Terrordome: The Pain, Politics, and Promise of Sports; The Muhammad Ali Handbook; and A People's History of Sports in the United States.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781595584779
ISBN-10: 1595584773
Publisher: New Press
Publication Date: October 2009
Pages: 302
Language: English