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Women Making Their Mark in Baseball

By Leslie Heaphy Baseball is still America’s national pastime.  You may not agree with me but there is much evidence to support this belief.  Just look at the number of new books that came out in 2015 alone.  Every day articles are written about the past, present and future of the game.  Numerous sites exist…

Rowman & Littlefield, 2015

Review of A History of the World Cup: 1930–2014

Lisi, Clemente A. A History of the World Cup: 1930–2014. Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield, 2015. Pp. xix+532. Glossary, appendices, bibliography, index, black and white photographs. $40 paperback, $39.99 eBook. Reviewed by Benjamin Dettmar The World Cup is the biggest single event for the most popular sport in the world. It is little surprise then…

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Review of HBO’s “Kareem: Minority of One”

“Kareem: Minority of One” documentary, produced by Mike Tollin, Rick Bernstein, and Deborah Morales (HBO Sports, Mandalay Sports Media, 2015) Reviewed by Frank Andre Guridy My earliest basketball memory is of Kareem Abdul-Jabbar shooting his patented “skyhook” shot over rival centers Darryl Dawkins and Caldwell Jones of the Philadelphia 76ers during the 1980 NBA Finals.…

Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Review of Indian Spectacle

Guiliano, Jennifer. Indian Spectacle: College Mascots and the Anxiety of Modern America. New Brunswick, NJ: Rutgers University Press, 2015. Pp. 194. Notes and Index. $80.00 cloth. $27.95 paper. Reviewed by Andrew McGregor Most Americans are familiar with the controversy surrounding American Indian mascots, best exemplified by the current pushback against the NFL’s Washington Redskins. Few,…