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The Chicago sports reader : 100 years of sports in the windy city

Author: Steven A Riess; Gerald R Gems
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, ©2009.
Series: Sports and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Examines Chicago's long and glorious history of recreational and competitive sport, and as the home of the finest sporting events and most loyal fans in the United States. This collection surveys the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Steven A Riess; Gerald R Gems
ISBN: 9780252032813 0252032810 9780252076152 025207615X
OCLC Number: 244741480
Description: 368 pages, [6] pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction: the history of sports in Chicago / Steven A. Riess --
Horse racing in Chicago, 1883-1894: the interplay of class, politics, and organized crime / Steven A. Riess --
When Chicago was wheel crazy / George D. Bushnell --
The car race of the century / Cord Scott --
The rise of the spectator, the coach, and the player, 1895-1905 / Robin Dale Lester --
Black entrepreneurship in the national pastime: the rise of semiprofessional baseball in Black Chicago, 1890-1915 / Michael E. Lomax --
News, narratives, and the Black Sox scandal: history's first draft / Daniel A. Nathan --
Red Grange and the Chicago Bears / John M. Carroll --
The Dempsey-Tunney fight / Bruce R. Evensen --
Entrepreneurship and the rise of the Chicago Blackhawks / John Chi-Kit Wong --
Blocked shot: the development of basketball in the African-American community of Chicago / Gerald R. Gems --
No freaks, no Amazons, no boyish bobs / Susan K. Cahn --
1969 and the Chicago Cubs / David Claerbaut --
Bittersweet championships: Michael Jordan, the Chicago Bulls, and international sports marketing / Walter L. LeFeber.
Series Title: Sports and society.
Responsibility: edited by Steven A. Riess and Gerald R. Gems.
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