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The Resource How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)

How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)

Label
How football explains America
Title
How football explains America
Statement of responsibility
Sal Paolantonio
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
ESPN's Sal Paolantonio explores just how crucial football is to understanding the American psyche Using some of the most prominent voices in pro sports and cultural and media criticism, How Football Explains America is a fascinating, first-of-its-kind journey through the making of America's most complex, intriguing, and popular game. It tackles varying American themes--from Manifest Destiny to "fourth and one" as it answers the age-old question Why does America love football so much? An unabashedly celebratory explanation of America's love affair with the game and the men who make it possible, this work sheds light on how the pioneers and cowboys helped create a game that resembled their march across the continent. It explores why rugby and soccer don't excite the American male like football does and how the game's rules are continually changing to enhance the dramatic action and create a better narrative. It also investigates the eternal appeal of the heroic quarterback position, the sport's rich military lineage, and how the burgeoning medium of television identified and exploited the NFL's great characters. It is a must read for anyone interested in more fully understanding not only the game but also the nation in which it thrives. Updated throughout and with a new introduction, this edition brings How Football Explains America to paperback for the first time
Cataloging source
CtWfDGI
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
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Paolantonio, Sal
Dewey number
  • 796.332
  • 796.332
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV954
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Football
  • Football
Target audience
adult
Label
How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTgzMjgwNTU=
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006239
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781633192911
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unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633192911
  • (Sirsi) b1429808
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions
Label
How football explains America, Sal Paolantonio, (electronic resource)
Link
http://lanepl.freading.com/ebooks/details/r:download/OTgzMjgwNTU=
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Control code
frd00006239
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (240 pages)
File format
one file format
Form of item
online
Governing access note
Access limited to subscribing institutions
Isbn
9781633192911
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781633192911
  • (Sirsi) b1429808
System details
System requirements: Adobe Digital editions

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