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By Kathryn Jay

More than simply a Game tracks the explosion of the activities within the usa considering 1945 and the way it has formed type, racial, gender, and nationwide identities. by means of analyzing either expert and intercollegiate activities equivalent to baseball, soccer, basketball, golfing, tennis, and inventory vehicle racing, Kathryn Jay seems to be on the influence of packaging, wage, hype, company sponsorship, drug use, and the presence of ladies and African American gamers. Jay additionally considers the continual trust that activities inspire sturdy citizenship and morality regardless of an increase in dishonest and violent habit and an unabashed emphasis on monetary achieve. More than simply a Game is an engaging exploration of a phenomenon that has engaged the yankee mind's eye and delighted fanatics for decades.

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