Sport, Health and the Body in the History of Education by Mark Freeman

By Mark Freeman

Historians in recent times have paid significant consciousness to game and rest some time past, and historians of schooling aren't any exception. The chapters during this ebook show off the breadth and intensity of scholarship during this sector, bringing new views to endure at the historical past of actual schooling in different diversified eu nations. starting from schoolgirl cricket in early postwar England to the various techniques to actual schooling within the nineteenth-century Netherlands, the contributions all emphasise the significance of actual schooling to wider conceptions of schooling for citizenship. a couple of chapters take on matters in gender historical past, whereas others concentrate on the results – frequently accidental – of policy-makers and the conflicts that may come up from the imposition of latest actual schooling curricula. protecting England, Scotland, France, Germany, the Netherlands and Greece, this publication beneficial properties the paintings of either tested and rising students, and is a crucial contribution to the historiography of either schooling and sport.

This ebook was once initially released as a unique factor of History of Education.

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The Story of Modern Skiing by John Fry

By John Fry

this is often the definitive heritage of the game that has exhilarated and infatuated approximately 30 million americans and Canadians over the process the final fifty years. Consummate insider John Fry chronicles the increase of a ski tradition and each element of the sport’s improvement, together with the emergence of the mega-resort and advances in gear, strategy, guide, and festival.

The tale of contemporary snowboarding is laced with revelations from the author’s own relationships with snowboarding greats corresponding to triple Olympic gold medalists Toni Sailer and Jean-Claude Killy, double gold medalist and environmental champion Andrea Mead Lawrence, first women’s international Cup winner Nancy Greene, global Alpine champion Billy Kidd, Sarajevo gold and silver medalists Phil and Steve Mahre, and pioneers comparable to Vail founder Pete Seibert, steel ski dressmaker Howard Head, and plastic boot inventor Bob Lange. Fry writes authoritatively of alpine snowboarding in North the US and Europe, of Nordic snowboarding, and of more moderen diversifications within the game: freestyle snowboarding, skiing, and severe snowboarding. He appears to be like heavily at skiing’s dating to the surroundings, its portrayal within the media, and its reaction to social and monetary swap.

Maps finding significant hotels, documents of ski champions, and a timeline, bibliography, thesaurus, and index of names and locations make this the definitive paintings on smooth snowboarding. Skiers of every age and talents will experience this energetic story in their sport’s heritage.

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Willie Keeler: From the Playgrounds of Brooklyn to the Hall by Lyle Spatz

By Lyle Spatz

Playing within the past due 19th and early 20th centuries, Willie Keeler remains to be one among baseball’s such a lot entire batters within the heritage of the sport. Wee Willie’s well known “Hit ‘em the place they ain’t” reason behind his batting good fortune has develop into a part of baseball lore. he's identified for his quick-thinking on the plate and for his record-setting forty-four-game hitting streak in 1897 that was once no longer passed till Joe DiMaggio broke the checklist in 1941. as well as being certainly one of baseball’s so much entire hitters, Keeler used to be a vital part of 2 memorable teams—the Baltimore Orioles of 1894-1897 and the Brooklyn Superbas of 1899-1900.

Willie Keeler: From the Playgrounds of Brooklyn to the corridor of Fame recounts the lifetime of this gifted but usually ignored ballplayer. It follows Keeler from his delivery in 1872 in Brooklyn to his dying in 1923. His distinctive tale features a profession that used to be nearly frivolously break up among the tough and “dirty” nationwide League of the Eighteen Nineties and the hot, extra disciplined American League of the early 20th century. every one a part of this e-book examines a key level of Keeler’s lifestyles and profession: his early life and teen years; his occupation with the Baltimore Orioles; his years with the Brooklyn Superbas; his time with the hot York Yankees; and his existence after baseball.

Featuring numerous infrequent photos, lots of that have now not been visible in additional than 100 years, Willie Keeler provides an in-depth look at the lifetime of an undersized ballplayer who cast a major occupation. Baseball fanatics, students, and historians alike will locate this booklet either informative and interesting.

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Tales from the Minnesota Gophers: A Collection of the by Ray Christensen,Dave Mona

By Ray Christensen,Dave Mona

In Tales from the Minnesota Gophers Sideline, Ray Christensen tells approximately two hundred stories from all eleven men’s activities on the college of Minnesota. The emphasis is essentially at the final half the twentieth century, in which time Christensen did the radio play-by-play of Golden Gopher soccer for fifty consecutive seasons, 510 video games, and U of M basketball for forty five immediately seasons, 1,309 video games. Christensen, a broadcasting award member of the varsity soccer corridor of reputation, tells tales starting from dramatic victories to extra lighthearted, funny occasions that mix to shape an enormous Ten tapestry, with the college of Minnesota at its core.

From the Minnesota wrestlers’ impressive comeback for a 2001 NCAA championship to the Gophers’ game-ending box ambitions that resulted in amazing upsets to the golfing team’s string of birdies that enabled the squad to make the lower and James McLean to seize the NCAA person crown, the publication covers all of it. excellent for the bookshelf of any fan of Gophers athletics!

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Modern Sports in Asia (Sport in the Global Society – by Younghan Cho,Charles Leary

By Younghan Cho,Charles Leary

"Modern activities" have been brought to Asia within the past due 19th century as an innovation from the West, at the same time with the advance of recent society in Asia. This e-book lines the historic advancements of carrying cultures in Asia in particular neighborhood contexts – together with Singapore, China, Myanmar, Taiwan, the Philippines, and India – and their intersections with better social advancements of colonialism, postcolonialism, nationalism, and the construction of recent Asia and its position in a globalized global. The case reports herein current the social heritage of contemporary group activities with standardized principles akin to basketball and cricket, and not more accepted activities equivalent to fives and chinlone, as they vacillate among international and native views. This publication additionally exhibits that smooth activities have had a big effect at the make-up of daily life in Asia, and the essays the following additionally think of activities’ effect on gender, physique tradition, and famous person tradition, between different concerns.

This publication painstakingly bridges the gaps among Asian reviews and activities reviews in a fashion that displays the historicity and multiplicity of activities in Asian societies. by way of adopting multi-disciplinary ways, this ebook innovatively deals major intersection among sociology, cultural experiences and Asian stories of activity in Asia.

This ebook used to be released as a different factor of Sport in Society.

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The Master of Game: The Oldest English Book on Hunting by Edward of Norwich,William A. Baillie-Grohman,F. N.

By Edward of Norwich,William A. Baillie-Grohman,F. N. Baillie-Grohman,Theodore Roosevelt

The grasp of Game is the oldest and most vital paintings at the chase within the English language. dependent totally on Gaston de Foix's Livre de chasse, initially composed in 1387, The grasp of Game was once written via Edward of Norwich at his rest among 1406 and 1413, often whereas being held prisoner for having treasonous designs opposed to his cousin, Henry IV. whereas a lot of the ebook is sort of an actual translation of de Foix, Edward additional 5 chapters of his personal to shape the foremost resource for our wisdom of the medieval hunt.

The e-book starts with an outline of the character of well known quarry, corresponding to the hare, deer, and badger, together with their habit, features, or even smells, after which strikes to a dialogue of varied looking puppy breeds and the way to coach them. The medieval chase was once a ritual occasion, so the e-book maintains with a proof of some of the ideas and strategies for a profitable hunt, together with how nutrition used to be to be allotted one of the hunters, the help individuals, and the canines. guns and traps of selection also are defined, in addition to the various horn calls used for conversation. The grasp of Game is a distinct textual content for naturalists, hunters, and folks drawn to social background. even supposing looking is these days a ways faraway from such a lot people's adventure, it used to be of significant curiosity for the period of Edward of Norwich for ritual, activity, and, after all, nutrition. a few wisdom of the chase was once crucial for all folks of medieval times.

This variation, the 1st paperback ever of the unique model edited in 1909, contains a hearty foreword by way of Theodore Roosevelt, who provides a few very important contextual information regarding the chase and attracts on his personal titanic looking adventure. A pride to learn, even should you should not a fan of the game, The grasp of Game has, as one evaluation exclaimed," all Chaucer's freshness, love of the open sky and aromatic woodland."

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Boxing in New Mexico, 1868–1940 by Chris Cozzone,Jim Boggio

By Chris Cozzone,Jim Boggio

On June 28, 1868, a bunch of fellows amassed along a street 35 miles north of Albuquerque to witness a 165-round, 6-hour bare-knuckle brawl among recognized Colorado pugilist Barney Duffy and “Jack,” an unidentified fighter who died of his accidents. regarded as the 1st “official” prizefight in New Mexico, this tragic spectacle marked the start of the wealthy and sundry heritage of boxing within the kingdom. normally an underdog in its battles with the legislations and public opinion, boxing in New Mexico has paralleled the state’s struggles and glories, during the Wild West, statehood, the melancholy, conflict, and financial progress. it's a tale set in boomtowns, ghost cities and mining camps, alongside railroads and in casinos, and populated through cowboys, infantrymen, workers, barrio-bred locals and extra. This paintings chronicles greater than 70 years of recent Mexico’s colourful boxing previous, representing the main in-depth exploration of prizefighting in a single quarter but undertaken.

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Long Island High School Sports (Images of Sports) by Christopher R. Vaccaro

By Christopher R. Vaccaro

for almost one hundred twenty years, new york has fielded highschool activities groups. In that span, a variety of neighborhood athletes rose to the top point, dynasties have been outfitted, legends have been made, and the nation's biggest island was once jam-packed with alluring athletic tales and activities lore that would stay ceaselessly. big apple highschool activities strings jointly a pictorial historical past of lengthy Island's oldest, most renowned, and well-respected groups, coaches, and athletes.

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The Crazy Kid: My Life as a Coach and Athletic Director in by Homer B. Johnson

By Homer B. Johnson

Homer B. Johnson has been a trainer within the Garland, Texas, Indpendent college District due to the fact 1948 and the athletic director of the GISD sincd 1963. should you trainer in a single position for that lengthy, you're guaranteed to have a narrative or to inform - and Homer certainly has one or . As Homer spins via one vintage tale after one other during this ebook, you will discover why he has had the cultural effect that he has had on highschool activities in Texas. From a sideline fistfight that fired up destiny Baltimore Colts famous person Bobby Boyd, to college of Texas megastar Marquise Goodwin dominating the highschool nation tune meet wo years in a row, all of Homer's favourite tales are informed the following in his down domestic, unassuming type, with a few extra perception and testimonials from his friends. if you happen to comprehend Homer or have heard him converse, you then recognize that his storytelling skill is nearly as mythical as Texas itself. when you've got no longer met Homer or heard him communicate, you're in for a true deal with as you meet him for the 1st time and relive 60-plus years of Texas highschool activities via his eyes.

--This textual content refers back to the Hardcover edition.

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The Tigers and Their Dens by John McCollister,Todd Miller

By John McCollister,Todd Miller

One of the yankee League’s 8 constitution franchises, the Detroit Tigers baseball membership used to be based in 1894 and stands because the oldest non-stop one-name, one-city franchise within the American League. a number of the maximum within the crafty and velocity and used to be the 1st to play brain video games with opposing avid gamers. Mickey Cochrane confirmed that it used to be attainable to be a supervisor and participant whilst. Hank Greenburg grew to become one of many maximum domestic run hitters of all time. within the glossy period, Al Kaline, Norm money, Mickey Lolich, Jin Northrup, Willie Horton, Kirk Gibson, Cecil Fielder, and Alan Trammell introduced the easiest of baseball to Tigers enthusiasts in all places. this present day, all stars akin to Miguel Cabrera, Victor Martinez, Johnny Peralta, Prince Fielder, and Justin Verlander hold the membership aggressive, achieving to global sequence simply 3 years in the past. The Tigers and Their Dens recalls those tales and many extra during this reliable historical past of a cherished baseball franchise.

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