How Football Explains America

ISBN-10: 1600780466
ISBN-13: 9781600780462
Edition: 2008
Authors: Sal Paolantonio
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Description: This volume takes readers on a journey through the cultural history of American football from its earliest post-Civil War roots to the high-flying acrobatics of the modern game and explains why the game evolved and how its evolution was often a  More...

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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Triumph Books
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 240
Size: 5.25" wide x 8.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

This volume takes readers on a journey through the cultural history of American football from its earliest post-Civil War roots to the high-flying acrobatics of the modern game and explains why the game evolved and how its evolution was often a mirror on American society and culture.

Prologue
How Football Explains Manifest Destiny
How Football Explains Daniel Boone and Davy Crockett
How Football Explains Alexis de Tocqueville
How Football Explains John Coltrane and Jackie Robinson
How Football Explains West Point
How Football Explains the Battle of Midway
How Football Explains Father Knows Best
How Football Explains the '60s
How Football Explains Show Business
How Football Explains Us All
Acknowledgments
Notes
Selected Bibliography

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