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John Rickards Betts. America's Sporting Heritage, 1850-1950. Addison-Wesley. 1974. 428pp.

Gary L. Bloomfield. Duty, Honor, Victory: America's Athletes in World War II. Globe Pequot. 2004. 400pp.

Michael N. Danielson. Home Team: Professional Sports and the American Metropolis. Princeton University Press. 2001. 424pp.

Stephen Fox. Big Leagues: Professional Baseball, Football, and Basketball in National Memory. University of Nebraska Press. 1998. 508pp.

Elliott J. Gorn; Warren Jay Goldstein. A Brief History of American Sports. University of Illinois Press. 2004. 304pp.

Allen Guttmann. A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports. UNC Press. 1988. 243pp.

Frank P. Jozsa, Jr.. American Sports Empire: How the Leagues Breed Success. Greenwood Publishing Group. 2003. 239pp.

Stephen R. Lowe. The Kid on the Sandlot: Congress and Professional Sports, 1910-1992. Popular Press. 1995. 176pp.

Michael Mandelbaum. The Meaning of Sports: Why Americans Watch Baseball, Football, and Basketball, and what They See when They Do. PublicAffairs. 2004. 352pp.

Patrick B. Miller. The Sporting World of the Modern South. University of Illinois Press. 2002. 355pp.

Michael Oriard. Sporting with the Gods: The Rhetoric of Play and Game in American Culture. Cambridge University Press. 1991. 579pp.

S. W. Pope (editor). The New American Sport History: Recent Approaches and Perspectives. University of Illinois Press. 1997. 423pp.

Benjamin G. Rader. American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports. Prentice Hall. 2004. 373pp.

Randy Roberts; James S. Olson. Winning Is the Only Thing: Sports in America Since 1945. JHU Press. 1991. 272pp.

Nancy L. Struna. People of Prowess: Sport, Leisure, and Labor in Early Anglo-America. University of Illinois Press. 1996. 271pp.

Wiley Lee Umphlett. American Sport Culture: The Humanistic Dimensions. Bucknell University Press. 1985. 322pp.

David K. Wiggins (editor). Sport in America: From Wicked Amusement to National Obsession. Human Kinetics. 1995. 351pp.

Dave Zirin. What's My Name, Fool? Sports and Resistance in the United States. Haymarket Books. 2005. 293pp.

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