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American Dream and the National Game

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ISBN-10: 0879728671

ISBN-13: 9780879728670

Edition: 1975

Authors: Leverett T. Smith

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This engaging study examines sports as both a symbol of American culture and a formative force that shapes American values. Leverett T. Smith Jr. uses "high" culture, in the form of literature and criticism, to analyze the popular culture of baseball and professional football. He explores the history of baseball through three important events: the fixing of the 1919 World Series, the appointment of Judge Landis as commissioner of baseball with dictatorial powers, and the emergence of Babe Ruth as the "new" kind of ball player. He also looks at literary works dealing with leisure and sports, including those of Thoreau, Twain, Frost, Lardner, and Hemingway.nbsp; Finally he documents the…    
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1975
Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press
Publication date: 1/1/1975
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 298
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.880
Language: English

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