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Thriller books

A History of Ottoman Poetry

A History of Ottoman Poetry

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Novels

The Historical Novel, An Essay

This 1924 book is an engaging study of the interrelation between the historical novel and the study of history.

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Sports books

Arete, Greek Sports from Ancient Sources

From the informal games of Homer’s time to the highly organized contests of the Roman world, Miller has compileda trove of ancient sources: Plutarch on boxing, Aristotle on the pentathlon, Philostratos on the buying and selling of victories, Vitruvius on literary competitions, and Xenophon on female body building. Arete offers readers an absorbing lesson in…

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Sports books

Sports History, A Practical Guide

Why should we study the history of sport? What primary sources do sports historians use? How can you make your own sports history work more sophisticated and professional? If you are studying sport or history, and are looking for a deeper appreciation of the ideas and methods involved in the historical study of sport, then…

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Sports books

Latinos in U.S. Sport, A History of Isolation, Cultural Identity, and Acceptance

Latinos in U.S. Sport presents a long-overdue look at the history of Latino participation in multiple facets of American sport and provides a balanced history of the contribution of Spanish-speaking people to the world of U.S. sport.

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Sports books

Sport in Ancient Times

Crowther offers a fascinating look at the role of sport as practiced in the ancient world. From the Prehistoric Age in Egypt, Sumeria, Mesopotamia, and Persia to the “historic period” in ancient Greece, Rome, and the Byzantine Empire, he not only probes the games themselves, but explores the ways in which athletics figured into cultural…

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Sports books

Training Socialist Citizens, Sports and the State in East Germany

Drawing on archival, published, and oral history sources, this book analyzes the successes and limitations encountered by the East German state as it used participatory sports programs, sports festivals, and sports spectatorship to transform its population into new socialist citizens.

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Sports books

Information Plus, Sports in America: Recreation, Business, Education and Controversey

“The Information Plus Reference Series” provides statistical data on 32 of today’s most controversial and most studied social issues. Each Information Plus title is a compilation of current and historical statistics — with analysis — on aspects of one contemporary social issue, such as abortion, capital punishment, and genetic engineering. Each title is divided into…

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Sports books

A Brief History of American Sports

Overview: Gorn and Goldstein show us where our games and pastimes came from, how they developed, and what they have meant to Americans. The great heroes of baseball and football are here, as well as the dramatic moments of boxing and basketball. Beyond this, the authors show us how sports fit into the larger contours…

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Sports books

Sport In History, An Introduction

This wide-ranging analysis of the key themes and developments in sports history provides an accessible introduction to the topic. The book examines sports history on a global scale, exploring the relationship between sports history and topics such as modernization, globalization, identity, gender and the media.