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Playing the game : sport and British society, 1914-1945

Author: Derek Birley
Publisher: Manchester ; New York : Manchester University Press, 1995.
Series: International studies in the history of sport.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This third part of Birley's social history of British sport travels from the end of the Edwardian era to World War II. The book interweaves sporting developments with the social, political and  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Derek Birley
ISBN: 0719044960 9780719044960 0719044979 9780719044977
OCLC Number: 34514185
Description: x, 342 pages ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: King and country; before the deluge; into battle; uphill struggle; peace breaks out. Part 2: Fair play: a different world; old wine in new bottles; football, cricket and caste; musclemen - and women. Part 3 Changing the rules: sytems under stress; borrowed time; new leaers, same game; fitness for what? sport and the finest hour.
Series Title: International studies in the history of sport.
Responsibility: Derek Birley.

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