❮Ebook❯ ➨ Sports in America Author James A. Michener – Jobs-in-kingston.co.uk Originally published in , James A Michener s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day Pro basketball pla originally published in , James A Michener s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, while a Major League pitcher is arrested for smuggling drugs across the Mexican border The NFL s injury report grows longer every Sunday Corruption and recruiting violations plague collegiate sports as the winning is everything mentality trickles down to the Little League level With his lifelong enthusiasm for sports in evidence, the incomparable Michener
Sports in Epub / tackles this subject thoroughly and leaves us amazed and appalled by what we ve learned, yet still loving the games we grew up on Praise for Sports in America A comprehensive, controversial examination of sports as a major force in American life Los Angeles Times Michener s life was saved by sports twice In return, he has issued a long, lovingly critical, prodigiously researched account of the passions and politics of America at organized play Rich in anecdote, source material and his own shrewd commentary The New York Times Book Review Like just about everything James Michener has produced, Sports in America is a thoughtful, well written document that s thoroughly researched For anyone interested in how the ball bounces in the US of A the answers are all here The Wall Street Journal Encyclopedic amusing and sometimes alarming The Washington Post. Read this book 20 years ago It should be required reading for all sports junkies as well as athletes planning a career in sports The chapter on collegian sports in America was well researched, spot on and worth the purchase price I gave this book to a friend s son as he was going off to college to play Division 1 football several years ago Recently, he called to thank me for the gift, which broadened his perspective on sports and life He currently is a brand manager at ESPN. Interesting theories, especially regarding black atheles best specimens from Africa, survival of the fittest on slave ships, desire to get out of the ghetto, etc. Good nonfiction from Michener I enjoyed this one during my college years Reading this book caused me to help lead a peaceful protest movement in college, trying to get my college to drop to a lower NCAA division. This was actually used as a textbook for a class I took way back in undergrad days Best textbook ever. Well I am not into sports While it may seem a bit dated, this is one of the finest sports books on the market Well worth the effort. I read this many years ago and I seem to remember that I was a little disappointed in it.
- 560 pages
- Sports in America
- James A. Michener
- 03 April 2019 James A. Michener