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Sport and the British: A Modern History

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"This is a lively and deeply researched history of British sport since 1800 - the first of its kind. It goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sport has changed, and what it has meant to ordinary people. Sport and the British shows how the way we play reflects not only our lives as citizens of a predominantly urban and industrial world, but what is especially distinctive about British sport. Modern media coverage of sport, gambling, violence and attitudes towards it, nationalism, and the role of sport in sustaining male identity, are all examined in this account which combines entertaining anecdote with more serious historical understanding."

Book in very good condition, although there is an inscription on the first page.

Item details

Author(s):
Holt, R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
396
Publisher:
Clarendon Press Oxford

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"This is a lively and deeply researched history of British sport since 1800 - the first of its kind. It goes beyond a few great names and moments to explain how sport has changed, and what it has meant to ordinary people. Sport and the British shows how the way we play reflects not only our lives as citizens of a predominantly urban and industrial world, but what is especially distinctive about British sport. Modern media coverage of sport, gambling, violence and attitudes towards it, nationalism, and the role of sport in sustaining male identity, are all examined in this account which combines entertaining anecdote with more serious historical understanding."

Book in very good condition, although there is an inscription on the first page.

Author(s):
Holt, R.
Condition:
Used: very good
Edition:
1992
Format:
Paperback
Number of pages:
396
Publisher:
Clarendon Press Oxford

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