I am not a big sports fan, but I loved this book.
In this enlightening book, sportswriter Dave Zirin debunks this myth, exposing the politics, business interests, and cultural forces that have shaped modern sports.
My only gripe with the book is that I wish it were 150 pages longer, with more in-depth analysis of the events described.
Solid historical look at sports in America. Very well documented and is interesting to read front to back.Published 4 months ago by Joshua Pauselius
As the title suggests, this certainly follows in the footsteps of Howard Zinn. I can overlook liberal bias in areas, but some of the chapters became unreadable. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Amazon Customer
Another hit piece on athletes who don't share Zirin's personal political ideals to the T. Keep in mind this is the same Dave Zirin who claimed that Tebow wanted to set gays back... Read morePublished 10 months ago by UnderYourSkin
Zirin has educated me on the lives of athletes in America who have stood bravely against the tide of prejudice and greed. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Jason
Dave Zirin always provides an interesting take on sports in America, and this book is no exception. I especially liked his chapters on the early years of baseball in America.Published 16 months ago by Terry L. Cox
Great Book! To the point and a broad perspective on sports history. I would highly recommend this book. I have given it to several friends to read.Published 16 months ago by Gary P. Tobias
Choose this for a grown grandson who is a sports enthusiast and in charge of the phys ed dept of a local elementary school. He enjoyed the read for his Summer at home.Published 18 months ago by patricia f. siri
I am not a big sports fan, but I loved this book. Well written, and written from a perspective you will not find elsewhere. I learned a lot.Published 23 months ago by tbyg