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.
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 1 month 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 5 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 6 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 11 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 11 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 14 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 19 months ago by tbyg
A gift for husband - was happy to get it. Help with a book he is writing so appreciated getting it.Published 21 months ago by Barb E
If you liked Howard Zinn's People's History of the United States, you will love this book too. And you don't need to know too much about the sports world, either! Read morePublished on September 7, 2011 by N. Gilbert