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Football nation : four hundred years of America's game : from the Library of Congress

Author: Susan Reyburn; Athena Angelos; Jonathan Horowitz
Publisher: New York, NY : Abrams, 2013. ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A look at football from its early days in colonial America to the professional and college game in the twenty-first century. Illustrated features explore the history of the fight song, tailgating, and cheerleading; how Hollywood has portrayed the game and its players; the long-running role of women in football; and the impact of game-changing personalities from pioneer Walter Camp to Coach Vince Lombardi to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Pictorial works
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan Reyburn; Athena Angelos; Jonathan Horowitz
ISBN: 9780810997622 0810997622
OCLC Number: 859262376
Description: 256 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 31 cm
Contents: Pep talk --
Preface by James H. Billington, Librarian of Congress --
Introduction --
Early days and Ivy (origins to 1899) --
Collegians and sportsmen (1900-1929) --
Halftime --
Fumbles and recoveries (1930-1969) --
Football nation (1970-going long).
Responsibility: Susan Reyburn ; Athena Angelos, image researcher/editor ; Jonathan Horowitz, contributor.
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The most comprehensive visual history of American football ever published, including an unparalleled treasure trove of rare and iconic images from the Library of Congress' vast and previously  Read more...

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