50 Years of American Sports

50 Years of American Sports

A Decade-by-decade History

Book - 2011
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Presenting 50 years of sports records, high points, scandals, championships, and much more.

50 Years of American Sports  presents in full color the exciting history of American sports from 1960 through 2009. Examining sports as social history, this guide covers the historical high points, scandals, records, championships, and the rise of professional athletics in an engaging decade-by-decade format. It captures the thrill of the games while looking at how sports have impacted culture, shaped race relations, influenced world events, and much more.

Written by a team of top sports journalists and sports writers, this comprehensive book presents compelling and inspiring histories of the sports people love to watch and play. Year-by-year chapters recount important sports highlights, and full-color photographs capture some of the greatest moments in sports.

Sports covered include:

Auto racing Baseball Basketball Boxing Football Golf Hockey Horse racing The Olympics Soccer Tennis and many more.
Publisher: New York : World Almanac Books, c2011
ISBN: 9781600571404
Branch Call Number: 796.09 FIFTY
Characteristics: 400 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 24 cm
Additional Contributors: Buckley, James Jr.,1963-


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