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Something Like the Gods: A Cultural History of the Athlete from Achilles to LeBron Hardcover – June 5, 2012
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“A brief but enlightening history of the athlete as a cultural icon...Amidon's broad historical sweep fascinates with its facts and challenges with its commentary...A cultural history of sports that says as much about all of us as it does about athletes.” ―Kirkus Reviews
“Erudite and entertaining...Amidon's treatise will please scholars and spectators alike.” ―Publisher's Weekly
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