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Sports and Entertainment

The Sports and Entertainment Series focuses on the study of sport in a variety of areas, disciplines and cross-disciplines. Within the series, Syracuse University Press publishes books that examine sport from historical, sociological, political, economic, gender, and literary approaches. We seek to publish books that analyze the internal histories of particular sports, and also cutting edge scholarship that explores the relationship between sport and such social and cultural variables as business, education, government, international relations, journalism, media, and race.

Building on the growth of the study of sports in the past two decades, these books bridge the gap between academic scholarship and general readers. As such, it will include anthologies, texts, translations, reissues of seminal and out-of-print modern classics, works of literature and non-fiction, and other books primarily intended for the general reader.


The 1929 Bunion Derby: Johnny Salo and the Great Footrace across America
Charles B. Kastner
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-1036-6    |    2014

Abel Kiviat Abel Kiviat, National Champion: Twentieth-Century Track & Field and the Melting Pot
Alan S. Katchen
Cloth $34.95    |    978-0-8156-0939-1    |    2009

  The American Marathon
Pamela Cooper
Cloth $34.95   |    0-8156-0520-X    |    1998

Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0573-0    |    1999

Anything for a T-Shirt Anything for a T-Shirt: Fred Lebow and the New York City Marathon, the World's Greatest Footrace
Ron Rubin
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0806-3    |   2004

Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball Beyond Home Plate: Jackie Robinson on Life after Baseball
Edited by Michael G. Long
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-1001-4    |    2013

Black Baseball Entrepreneurs Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1860-1901: Operating by Any Means Neccesary
Michael E. Lomax
Cloth $39.95L    |    0-8156-2970-2    |    2003

Paper $19.95   |    0-8156-0786-5    |    2003

Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902–1931 Black Baseball Entrepreneurs, 1902–1931: The Negro National and Eastern Colored Leagues
Michael E. Lomax
Cloth $65.00L    |    978-0-8156-3363-1    |    2014

Paper $34.95    |    978-0-8156-1039-7    |    2014

Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis Blacks at the Net: Black Achievement in the History of Tennis, Volume Two
Sundiata Djata
Cloth $29.95    |    978-0-8156-0898-1    |    2008

Blacks at the Net Blacks at the Net—Black Achievement in the History of Tennis, Volume One
Sundiata Djata
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0818-7    |    2005

  Catching Dreams: My Life in the Negro Baseball Leagues
Frazier Robinson, with Paul Bauer
Cloth $27.95   |    0-8156-0563-3    |    1999

Paper $16.95    |   0-8156-0658-3    |    2000

  Diamond Mines: Baseball and Labor
Paul D.Staudohar, ed.
Cloth $39.95L    |    0-8156-2859-5    |    2000

Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0655-9    |    2000

Fair Dealing and Clean Playing Fair Dealing and Clean Playing: The Hilldale Club and the Development of Black Professional Baseball, 1910-1932
Neil Lanctot
Paper $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0865-3    |    2007

The Fastest Kid on the Block: The Marty Glickman Story The Fastest Kid on the Block: The Marty Glickman Story
Marty Glickman with Stan Isaacs
Paper $19.95    |    0-8156-0574-9    |    1999

  Glory Bound: Black Athletes in a White America
David K. Wiggins
Paper $19.95s    |    0-8156-2734-3    |    1996

  Great Women in the Sport of Kings: America’s Top Women Jockeys Tell Their Stories
Scooter Toby Davidson & Valerie Anthony, eds.
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0565-X    |   1999

Muscle and Manliness Muscle and Manliness: The Rise of Sport in American Boarding Schools
Axel Bundgaard
Cloth $29.95s    |    0-8156-3082-4    |   2005

My Los Angeles My Los Angeles in Black and (Almost) White
Andrew Furman
Cloth $24.95    |    978-0-8156-0959-9    |    2010

The New Cathedrals The New Cathedrals: Politics and Media in the History of Stadium Construction
Robert C. Trumpbour
Cloth $34.95s    |    0-8156-3132-4    |    2006

Playing Nice and Losing Playing Nice and Losing: The Struggle for Control of Women's Intercollegiate Athletics, 1960-2000
Ying Wushanley
Cloth $24.95s    |    0-8156-3045-X    |    2004

The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control, 1880–1930 The Rise of American High School Sports and the Search for Control, 1880–1930
Robert Pruter
Cloth $49.95s    |    978-0-8156-3314-3    |    2013

  Running with Pheidippides: Stylianos Kyriakides, The Miracle Marathoner
Nick Tsiotos & Andrew Dabilis
Cloth $29.95    |    0-8156-0703-2    |    2001

Shaping College Football Shaping College Football: The Transformation of an American Sport, 1919–1930
Raymond Schmidt
Cloth $29.95    |   978-0-8156-0886-8    |    2007

Sport and the Shaping of Italian American Identity Sport and the Shaping of Italian American Identity
Gerald R. Gems
Cloth $45.00s    |    978-0-8156-3341-9    |    2013
ebook 978-0-8156-5254-0


The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime The Sport of Kings and the Kings of Crime: Horse Racing, Politics, and Organized Crime in New York, 1865–1913

Cloth $45.00    |    978-0-8156-0985-8    |    2011

  Sports and the American Jew
Steven A. Riess, editor
Cloth $24.95s    |    0-8156-2754-8    |    1998

Paper $24.95s    |    0-8156-2761-0    |    1998

Tarnished Rings Tarnished Rings: The International Olympic Committee and the Salt Lake City Bid Scandal
Stephen Wenn, Robert Barney, and Scott Martyn
Cloth $39.95s    |    978-08156-3290-0    |    2011

Of related interest ...

Moonfixer Moonfixer: The Basketball Journey of Earl Lloyd
Earl Lloyd and Sean Kirst
Cloth 29.95    |    978-0-8156-0946-9    |    2009

Paper $19.95    |    978-0-8156-0992-6    |    2009

63: The Story of the 1963 World Championship Chicago Bears ‘63: The Story of the 1963 World Championship Chicago Bears
Maury Youmans and Gary Youmans
Cloth $24.95   |    0-8156-8140-2    |   2004

For more information
Series Editor

Professor Steven A. Riess
Department of History
Northeastern Illinois University
5500 North St. Louis Avenue
Chicago, IL 60625-4699
Tel.: 773-442-5631
Fax: 773-442-5620


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Acquisitions Editor
Syracuse University Press
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Syracuse, New York 13244-5290
Tel.: 315-443-5647

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