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Sports & Recreation - Sociology Of Sports
Author: George Dohrmann | Narrator: Chris Ciulla
Release Date: February 20, 2018
A Pulitzer Prize–winning journalist pulls back the curtain on the extraordinary inner lives of America’s most obsessive sports fans. There are fans, and then there are fanatics. In this wondrously immersive look at American sports fandom,...
Author: Bryan Mealer | Narrator: Dion Graham
Release Date: April 25, 2017
In a town deep in the Florida Everglades, where high school football is the only escape, a haunted quarterback, a returning hero, and a scholar struggle against terrible odds.The loamy black “muck” that surrounds Belle Glade, Florida once...
Author: Joe Nocera and Ben Strauss | Narrator: Dominic Hoffman
Release Date: February 16, 2016
 “How can the NCAA blithely wreck careers without regard to due process or common fairness? How can it act so ruthlessly to enforce rules that are so petty? Why won’t anybody stand up to these outrageous violations of American values...
Author: L. Jon Wertheim | Narrator: Keith Szarabajka and Sam Sommers
Release Date: February 02, 2016
This is Your Brain on Sports is the book for sports fans searching for a deeper understanding of the games they watch and the people who play them.  Sports Illustrated executive editor and bestselling author L. Jon Wertheim teams up with Tufts p...
Author: James A. Michener | Narrator: Larry McKeever
Release Date: September 08, 2015
Originally published in 1976, James A. Michener’s explosive, spectacular Sports in America is a prescient examination of the crisis in American sports that is still unfolding to this day. Pro basketball players are banned for narcotics use, whi...
Author: Steve Fainaru and Mark Fainaru-Wada | Narrator: David H. Lawrence XVII
Release Date: October 08, 2013
“PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS DO NOT SUSTAIN FREQUENT REPETITIVE BLOWS TO THE BRAIN ON A REGULAR BASIS.”So concluded the National Football League in a December 2005 scientific paper on concussions in America’s most popular sport. T...
Author: Jeff Benedict and Armen Keteyian | Narrator: Mark Deakins
Release Date: September 17, 2013
AN EXPLOSIVE AND REVELATORY PORTRAIT REPORTED FROM DEEP BEHIND THE SCENES OF BIG-TIME NCAA COLLEGE FOOTBALL: THE PASSION, THE THRILLING ACTION—AND THE SHOCKING REALITIES THAT LIE BENEATH THIS COLOSSAL, MULTIBILLION-DOLLAR BUSINESS COLLEGE ...
Author: Daniel Coyle and Tyler Hamilton | Narrator: Sean Runnette
Release Date: September 05, 2012
The Secret Race is a definitive look at the world of professional cycling—and the doping issue surrounding this sport and its most iconic rider, Lance Armstrong—by former Olympic gold medalist Tyler Hamilton and New York Times bestselling...
Author: Geoffrey C. Ward and Ken Burns | Narrator: Ken Burns
Release Date: September 21, 2010
The companion to Ken Burns’s magnificent PBS television series—updated and expanded to coincide with the broadcast of a new, two-part Tenth Inning directed with Lynn Novick. The authors of the acclaimed and bestselling The Civil War,...
Author: Warren St. John | Narrator: Lincoln Hoppe
Release Date: April 21, 2009
The extraordinary tale of a refugee youth soccer team and the transformation of a small American townClarkston, Georgia, was a typical Southern town until it was designated a refugee settlement center in the 1990s, becoming the first American home fo...
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Author: Mark Fainaru-Wada and Lance Williams | Narrator: Scott Brick
Release Date: April 04, 2006
The complete inside story of the shocking steroids scandal that turned the sports world upside downFor years, in the shadowy reaches of the world of sports, there were rumors that some of our nation’s greatest athletes were using steroids, huma...
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