A history of american sports in 100 objects cait murphy on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers beautifully designed and carefully curated a fascinating collection of the things that shaped the way we live and play in america what artifact best captures the spirit of american sports the bat babe ruth used to hit his allegedly called shot. A wonderful book for sports fans a history of american sports in 100 objects picks 100 objects often those belonging to famous athletes and describes their significance it begins with one from the native americans and then a couple from colonial times to 1800s although the vast majority are 1900 . A history of american sports in 100 objects sports and their objects are an appealing combination not only are most sports fans intimately familiar with the tools but they can be visually striking in this book i take that connection a step further telling the stories of 100 plus objects. Cait murphy a history of american sports in 100 objects new york basic books 2016 2999 hardback reviewed by josh howard just a couple of short semesters ago i found myself teaching the second half of a world history survey at columbia state community college in franklin tn. A history of american sports in 100 objects basic 2999 by sports historian cait murphy stretches back over the centuries to present a carefully curated collection of the things that
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