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50 years of American sports : a decade-by-decade history

Author: James Buckley, Jr.David FischerJim GigliottiTim SeebergMichael TeitelbaumAll authors
Publisher: New York : World Almanac Books, ©2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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A comprehensive overview presents fifty years of high points, scandals, records, and championships covering such sports as auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, tennis, track and field, horse racing, swimming and diving, and the Olympics.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: James Buckley, Jr.; David Fischer; Jim Gigliotti; Tim Seeberg; Michael Teitelbaum; John Walters; Bob Woods
ISBN: 9781600571404 1600571409
OCLC Number: 606770343
Description: 400 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 24 cm
Other Titles: Fifty years of American sports
World almanac 50 years of American sports
Responsibility: James Buckley, Jr., David Fischer, Jim Gigliotti, Timothy Seeberg, Michael Teitelbaum, John Walters, Bob Woods.

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A comprehensive overview presents fifty years of high points, scandals, records, and championships covering such sports as auto racing, baseball, basketball, boxing, football, golf, gymnastics, hockey, soccer, tennis, track and field, horse racing, swimming and diving, and the Olympics.

50 Years of American Sports presents in full color the exciting history of American sports from 1960 through 2009. Examining sports as social history, this new guide covers the historical high points, scandals, records, championships, and the rise of professional athletics in an engaging decade-by-decade format. It captures the thrill of the games while looking at how sports have impacted culture, shaped race relations, influenced world events, and much more.

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