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Briley, Ron 1949-

Works: 11 works in 29 publications in 1 language and 2,670 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  History  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: PN1995.9.S67, 791.43657
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Ron Briley
All-stars & movie stars sports in film & history ( )
5 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 1,540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Sports films are popular forms of entertainment around the world, but beyond simply amusing audiences, they also reveal much about class, race, gender, sexuality, and national identity. In All-Stars and Movie Stars, Ron Briley, Michael K. Schoenecke, and Deborah A. Carmichael explore the interplay between sports films and critical aspects of our culture, examining the films as both historical artifacts and building blocks of ideologies, values, and stereotypes." "The book covers not only Hollywood hits such as Field of Dreams and Miracle but also documentaries, such as The Journey of the African American Athlete, and international cinema, such as the German film The Miracle of Bern. The book also explores television coverage of sports, commenting on the relationship of media to golf and offering a new perspective on the culture and politics behind the depictions of the world's most popular pastimes."--Jacket
Dreaming baseball by James T Farrell( Book )
6 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 453 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Mickey Donovan grew up on the South Side of Chicago dreaming of becoming a star for the White Sox. Donovan's childhood dream came true in 1919 when he made the team. Despite the fact that he spent most of his rookie season on the bench, it was truly a magical year - until the Black Sox scandal turned it into a nightmare. -- Book jacket
The politics of baseball essays on the pastime and power at home and abroad by Ron Briley( )
5 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 346 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This collection of sixteen essays looks at the sport from the perspectives of race, sexual orientation, economic power, social class, imperialism, nationalism, and international diplomacy. The essays underscore the point that baseball is not just a form of entertainment, but a major part of the culture and power struggles of American life as well as the nation's footprint --Provided by publisher
Class at bat, gender on deck and race in the hole : a line-up of essays on twentieth century culture and America's game by Ron Briley( Book )
3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The baseball film in postwar America : a critical study, 1948-1962 by Ron Briley( Book )
4 editions published in 2011 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This work focuses on the baseball movie genre in the years following World War II, beginning with the 1948 biopic The Babe Ruth Story and ending with the 1962 Mickey Mantle-Roger Maris vehicle Safe at Home!, when consensus was that conflict should be limited in American society by emphasizing economic growth and a strong stand against Communism"--Provided by publisher
[Book review of] One woman's political journey : Kate Barnard and social reforrm, 1875-1930, by Lynn Musslewhite and Suzanne Jones Crawford by Ron Briley( )
1 edition published in 2004 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Book review of] Populist cartoons : an illustrated history of the third-party movement in the 1890s, by Worth Robert Miller by Ron Briley( )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
American sports in film ( Book )
1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Review of New westers : the West in contemporary American culture, by Michael L. Johnson] by Ron Briley( )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
[Review of Improving rural lives : a history of Farm Bureau in Kansas, 1912-1992, by Thomas D. Van Sant] by Ron Briley( )
1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide
Film and history ( )
1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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