-- A. Bartlett Giamatti, late Commissioner of Baseball
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Don't be dismayed because this looks like a textbook. Guttmann, author of The Games Must Go On ( LJ 1/84), does an excellent job of tracing the history of women's sports from antiquity to the present. First, he uses extensive and thorough research to explore the social and cultural contexts of women's athletics in ancient civilizations, the Middle Ages, and the Renaissance. Subsequently, he discusses the subject's current state, in which he unflinchingly exposes controversial issues which threaten the development of women's sports. He includes fascinating profiles of important female competitors and those involved in the field. Guttmann has filled a gap historically ignored. A definitive index also makes his study a superb reference tool.
- Melinda Stivers Leach, Precision Editorial Svcs., Wondervu, Col.
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Book Description Columbia University Press, 1991. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110231069561
Book Description Columbia University Press. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0231069561 New Condition. Bookseller Inventory # NEW7.0993269