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Encyclopedia of sports in America : a history from foot races to extreme sports

Author: Murry R Nelson
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009.
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This engaging reference traces the fascinating and often tumultuous growth of sports in America--how the icons, the commercial enterprises, sporting events, and even fan culture have changed from decade to decade and era to era.
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Encyclopedia of sports in America.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2009
(OCoLC)653029564
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Murry R Nelson
ISBN: 9780313347900 0313347905 9780313347924 0313347921 9780313347948 0313347948
OCLC Number: 236329259
Description: 2 volumes (xxiv, 573 pages) : illustrations ; 27 cm
Contents: v. 1. Colonial years to 1939 --v. 2. 1940 to present.
Responsibility: edited by Murry R. Nelson.
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