On the Origins of Sports


Did you know that James Naismith invented basketball as a way to keep his students indoors during the cold Massachusetts winter? Or that many of the Southerners who began racing stock cars got their early driving experience escaping police while running moonshine? On the Origins of Sports is jam-packed with these compelling tidbits of information tailor-made for obsessive sports fans, and covers a wide range of sports—whether national pastimes like football and cricket or global obsessions such as soccer and basketball. Each sport has its own chapter, which includes the sport’s original rules; a short history of the sport in accessible, insightful text; and informative line illustrations.

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ISBN:

9781579656843

Format:

Hardback

RRP:

$45.00

Category:

History , Sport

Publisher:

Workman Publishing

Published:

01 August 2016

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Gary Belsky

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Neil Fine