In this book, robert burk traces the turbulent labor history of American baseball since 1921. During what burk calls baseball's "paternalistic era, " from 1921 to the early 1960s, the sport's management rigidly maintained a system of racial segregation, established a network of southern-based farm teams that served as a captive source of cheap replacement labor, and crushed any attempts by players to create collective bargaining institutions.
As a consequence, both players and umpires established effective unions that successfully pressed for higher pay, in the "inflationary era" that followed, pensions, and greater occupational mobility--and then fought increasingly bitter struggles to hold on to these hard-won gains. In the 1960s, however, the paternal order crumbled, eroded in part by the civil rights movement and the competition of television.
Used book in Good Condition. His comprehensive, readable account details the many battles between owners and players that irrevocably altered the business of baseball. To most americans, baseball is just a sport; but to those who own baseball teams--and those who play on them--our national pastime is much more than a game.
I Never Had It Made: An Autobiography of Jackie Robinson
I never had it made recalls robinson's early years and influences: his time at ucla, where he became the school's first four-letter athlete; his army stint during World War II, on and off the field, when he challenged Jim Crow laws and narrowly escaped court martial; his years of frustration, with the Negro Leagues; and finally that fateful day when Branch Rickey of the Brooklyn Dodgers proposed what became known as the "Noble Experiment" - Robinson would step up to bat to integrate and revolutionize baseball.
In 1947, jackie robinson broke that barrier, striking a crucial blow for racial equality and changing the world of sports forever. Before barry bonds, before reggie Jackson, before Hank Aaron, baseball's stars had one undeniable trait in common: they were all white. Ecco Press. More than a baseball story, i Never Had It Made also reveals the highs and lows of Robinson's life after baseball.
I never had it made is robinson's own candid, hard-hitting account of what it took to become the first black man in history to play in the major leagues. He recounts his political aspirations and civil rights activism; his friendships with Martin Luther King, Jr. Malcolm x, william Buckley, Jr. And nelson rockefeller; and his troubled relationship with his son, Jackie, Jr.
Originally published the year robinson died, I Never Had It Made endures as an inspiring story of a man whose heroism extended well beyond the playing field.
Making the American Team: Sport, Culture, and the Olympic Experience Sport and Society
Home runs, " "fourth and ten, " "slam dunk, " "bottom of the ninth, " and similar phrases litter the daily vocabulary. Politics and business are abustle with sports metaphors and endorsements by athletes. No matter how dire the news, sports will be reported as usual.
How did this single-minded fascination come to be? Mark Dyreson locates the invasion of sport at the heart of American culture at the turn of the century. Nowhere was this better exemplified than in American accounts of the Olympic Games held between 1896 and 1912.
. A volume in the series Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. It was then that social reformers and political leaders believed that sport could revitalize the "republican experiment, " that a new sense of national identity could forge a new sense of community and a healthy political order as it would serve to link America's thinking classes with the experiences of the masses.
Rader and randy Roberts Ecco Press. In connecting sport to american history and culture, Dyreson has stepped up to the plate and hit one out of the park. One day in front of the television would convince any alien that the entirety of American culture is built around sports.
Michael Jordan and the New Global Capitalism New Edition
From basketball prodigy to international phenomenon to seductive commercial ideal, Michael Jordan is the supreme example of how American corporations have used technology in a brave, massively wired new world to sell their products in every corner of the globe. Lafeber's examination of nike and its particular dominion over the global marketplace is often scathing, while his fascinating mini-biography of Michael Jordan and the commercial history of basketball reveal much about American society.
For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Walter lafeber's timely analysis looks at the ways that triumphant capitalism, is conquering the nations of the world, coupled with high-tech telecommunications, one mind―one pair of feet―at a time. Bold, riveting. Brilliantly illuminates how hyper-US capitalism has spread its financial wings around the globe.
Douglas brinkley "LaFeber brings an impressive intellect to bear on his subject. Barbara rudolph, Chicago Tribune Ecco Press. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed!
The Breaks of the Game
Ecco Press. Yet he is writing here about far more than just basketball. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. It's about the influence of big media, the fans and the hype they subsist on, the clash of ethics, the unreal salaries, and the consequences of sport converted into mass entertainment and athletes transformed into superstars--all presented in a way that puts the reader in the room and on the court, the conflicts of race and class, the terrible physical demands of modern sports from drugs to body size, and The Breaks of the Game in a league of its own.
100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! This is a story about a place in our society where power, money, and talent collide and sometimes corrupt, a place where both national obsessions and naked greed are exposed. His work has stood the test of time and has become the standard by which all journalists measure themselves.
The new york times bestseller, now with a new introduction! the breaks of the Game focuses on one grim season 1979-80 in the life of the Bill Walton-led Portland Trail Blazers, a team that only three years before had been NBA champions. The tactile authenticity of Halberstam's knowledge of the basketball world is unrivaled.
Shelf 15. 2. 2. More than 6 years after his death david Halberstam remains one of this country's most respected journalists and revered authorities on American life and history in the years since WWII.
American Sports: From the Age of Folk Games to the Age of Televised Sports 4th Edition
Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, gender, race, ethnicity, religion and region, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Shelf 15. 2. 2. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! American sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present.
By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded competitive sports, readers will understand how sports have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society. Ecco Press.
Ecco Press. Readers will focus on the diverse relationships between sports and class, religion and region, race, gender, ethnicity, and understand how these interactions can bind diverse groups together. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Shelf 15. 2. 2. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed!
By considering the economic, social and cultural factors that have surrounded competitive sports, readers will understand how sports have reinforced or challenged the values and behaviors of society. American sports offers a reflective, analytical history of American sports from the colonial era to the present.
Big-Time Sports in American Universities
Ecco Press. Used book in Good Condition. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. Although big-time sports surely creates worrying conflicts in values, it also brings with it some surprising positive consequences. Drawing on new research findings, this book takes a fresh look at the role of commercial sports in American universities.
The challenges it poses to traditional academic values have been recognized from the start, as cable television has become ubiquitous, commercial opportunities have proliferated, but they have grown more ominous in recent decades, and athletic budgets have ballooned. For this reason, the book takes this function seriously and presents evidence necessary for a constructive perspective about its value.
Shelf 15. 2. 2. It shows that, rather than being the inconsequential student activity that universities often imply that it is, big-time sports has become a core function of the universities that engage in it. For almost a century, big-time college sports has been a wildly popular but consistently problematic part of American higher education.
Pay for Play: A History of Big-Time College Athletic Reform Sport and Society
In an era when college football coaches frequently command higher salaries than university presidents, many call for reform to restore the balance between amateur athletics and the educational mission of schools. 100% satisfaction is Guaranteed! University of Illinois Press. Of interest to historians, athletic reformers, and sports journalists, NCAA officials, college administrators, this thoughtful book considers the difficulty in balancing the principles of amateurism with the need to draw income from sporting events.
Used book in Good Condition. Shelf 15. 2. 2. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. This book traces attempts at college athletics reform from 1855 through the early twenty-first century while analyzing the different roles played by students, legislatures, faculty, the NCAA, university presidents, conferences, and the Supreme Court.
Pay for play: a history of big-time college Athletic Reform also tackles critically important questions about eligibility, compensation, recruiting, sponsorship, and rules enforcement. Smith candidly explains why attempts at change have often failed. Ecco Press. Discussing reasons for reformùto combat corruption, to level the playing field, and to make sports more accessible to minorities and womenùRonald A.
Introducing Comparative Politics; Concepts and Cases in Context
University of Illinois Press. The book’s hybrid organization allows you to teach the way you want to teach and gives students a more accurate sense of comparative study. Serving as touchstones, the cases are set in chapters where they make the most sense topically―not separated from theory or in a separate volume―and vividly illustrate issues in cross-national context.
Organized thematically around important questions in comparative politics―Who rules? What explains political behavior? Where and why?―Introducing Comparative Politics integrates a set of extended case studies of 11 core countries into the narrative. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time.
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Coach Wooden's Leadership Game Plan for Success: 12 Lessons for Extraordinary Performance and Personal Excellence
For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. University of Illinois Press. When you base your leadership style and substance on Coach’s straightforward attitudes, values, and principles, you’ll lead your team and business to success the Wooden way. Now, using this hands-on book based on the acclaimed John Wooden Leadership Course©, you can “interact” with Coach to learn and apply his philosophy of world-class leadership.
Ecco Press. Wooden’s trademark 12 Lessons in Leadership and his famous Pyramid of Success. For all our books; cargo will be delivered in the required time. This unique tutorial introduces you to his core fundamentals of success as a leader and reinforces them with examples, quizzes, exercises, and quotations.
Each member of your team has the potential for personal greatness; the leader’s job is to help them achieve it. John wooden coach wooden’s leadership game plan for success presents a unique opportunity to study under the man ESPN hails as “the greatest coach of the 20th century. Practicing character-based leadership before the term was invented, John Wooden consistently led his legendary teams to victory and has since taught countless business leaders his fundamentals for achieving and sustaining success.
You’ll learn how to create a relationship of respect and camaraderie with those you lead Remain alert to opportunity, trends, grace, and changes Act with confi dence―but never arrogance Practice moderation and balance in all that you do Be a model of poise, threats, and reason―especially under pressure Coach Wooden’s Leadership Game Plan for Success drives home Mr.
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