Review of Baltimore Sports

Nathan, Daniel, Ed. Baltimore Sports: Stories from Charm City. Fayetteville: The University of Arkansas Press, 2016. Pp. ix + 291. Notes, Contributors, Index. $24.95 paperback. Reviewed by Daniel Glen Hedrick “Here you go, hon.” The phrase was repeated over and over by my grandmother as she passed out meatball subs to anyone who looked her…

How Petty Squabbles And Political Infighting Cost A Generation The Chance To Experience A Summer Olympics In America Or: Does It Always Have To Be Los Angeles?

By Benjamin Dettmar This is the first of two articles that will look at attempts by US cities to bring the summer Olympics to the US between Los Angeles’ successful bids in 1932 and 1984. The first piece will concentrate on the 1940s and 1950s; both articles will have an emphasis on Detroit, the bridesmaid…