Sports in American Life: A History
January 2007, ©2006, Wiley-Blackwell
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"This is a superb history of American sport. Davies explains in great detail and with much passion how sport in this country was transformed from an informal activity to a highly structured and organized phenomenon." David K. Wiggins, George Mason University
"By introducing some of the basic topics and literature on sport from the American Colonial period through the present, Davies hopes to show how important sports have been throughout American history, both in and of themselves and as a social force." Choice<!--end-->“Gracefully joining well-chosen analytic themes and illustrative biographies … Davies puts scholarship and art on the same team … .And gives us something to cheer for.” Journal of Social History