Sports and the American Jew.

Syracuse: Syracuse University Press, 1998. Hardcover. First edition. Very good octavo hardcover without dust jacket. Light wear to edges of boards and light scuffing to the covers. 337 pages with illustrations, footnotes, list of works cited, and index. A collection of ten articles on Jewish athletes and athletics in American History. The essays include 1. Sports and the American Jew, 2. Tough Jews [boxing], 3. Jewish American Women, Jewish Organizations, and Sports, 1880-1940, 4. Jews and the Making of American Marathoning, 1896-1960, 5. The Rise of Sport at a Jewish Settlement House, 6. "Our Crowd" at Play [Elite Jewish Country Club in 1920s], 7. Hank Greenberg, 8. Lester Harrison and the Rochester Royals, 1945-1957 [NBA], 9. Becoming American [Jewish writers and sports], 10. Eric Rolf Greenberg's The Celebrant [Baseball novel]. Very Good. Item #7230

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