By Cait Murphy
From approximately forgotten heroes like Tad Lucas (rodeo) and Tommy Kono (weightlifting) to celebrities like Amelia Earhart, Muhammad Ali, and Michael Phelps, Cait Murphy tells the tales of the folk, occasions, and issues that experience cast the epic of yankee activities, in either its attractiveness and its squalor. tales of heroism and triumph rub up opposed to stories of discrimination and dishonest. those items inform even more than simply tales approximately nice gamesthey inform the tale of the state. Eye-opening and exuberant, A historical past of yank activities in a hundred Objects indicates how the video games americans play are woven into the gloriously infuriating textile of the USA itself.
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A History of American Sports in 100 Objects by Cait Murphy