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Sportsworld : an American dreamland

Author: Robert Lipsyte
Publisher: New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1975.
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Views American sports as constituting a national religion and ethic that misdirects our energies and misshapes our attitudes and values from grade school on.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Lipsyte, Robert.
Sportsworld.
New York : Quadrangle/New York Times Book Co., ©1975
(OCoLC)643728465
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lipsyte
ISBN: 0812905695 9780812905694
OCLC Number: 1602031
Notes: Includes index.
Description: xv, 292 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Welcome to SportsWorld --
2. Please rise for our national pastime --
3. Sport of the sixties : instant replay ... replay ... replay ... --
4. The heavyweight crown prince of the world --
5. Sport of the seventies : sly, midnight moves --
6. The back page --
7. The body biz --
8. Designated heroes, ranking gods, all-star holy persons --
9. The last American dream.
Responsibility: by Robert Lipsyte.

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Views American sports as constituting a national religion and ethic that misdirects our energies and misshapes our attitudes and values from grade school on.

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