Rivals!: The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century

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Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century presents the most memorable rivalries in over a hundred years of American sports history.

  • Examines ten of the greatest American sports rivalries of the past century, relating them to their broader historical context
  • Includes the rivalries between the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees, Duke and North Carolina, Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova, and more
  • Draws upon the most recent works of sport historians, as well as hundreds of books, articles, and newspaper accounts
  • Reveals a deep understanding of American sports history and American popular culture
  • Features 30 images that bring the rivalries vividly to life

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Widespread enthusiasm for competitive sports has emerged as an undoubtedly dominant force in American popular culture. While the annals of sports are filled with hundreds of celebrated rivalries, Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century focuses on ten of the most memorable match-ups in American sports history, treating them to in-depth historical analysis.

Richard Davies reveals not just a deeper understanding of the history of organized American sports, but the nature of competition itself and the complex reasons behind why sports have emerged as such an important part of our everyday lives. He examines enduring college and professional team rivalries, such as the Boston Red Sox and the New York Yankees and Duke and North Carolina, as well as legendary individual rivalries, including boxers Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali, golfers Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, and tennis greats Chris Evert and Martina Navratilova.

Richly researched and compellingly readable, Rivals! The Ten Greatest American Sports Rivalries of the 20th Century offers a thought-provoking and serious examination of the history of the legendary and contentious sports rivalries that have shaped American culture.

About the Author:

Richard O. Davies is Distinguished Professor of History at the University of Nevada, Reno, where he teaches courses in 20th-century American History, American Ideas and Values, and the History of American Sports. His books include Main Street Blues: The Decline of Small-Town America (1998), America’s Obsession: Sports and Society Since 1945 (1994), Betting the Line: Sports Wagering in American Life (2001), and Sports in American Life: A History (Wiley-Blackwell, 2007).

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