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Contact Sam Oldfield if you wish to review any of the following for the BSSH journal Sport in History:

Alpert Religion and Sports: An Introduction and Case Studies
Brookey Playing to Win: Sports, Video Games and the Culture of Play
Caplan Different Class - The Story of Schools Rugby League (e-book)
Chaline The Temple of Perfection: A History of the Gym
Chare Sportswomen in Cinema: Film and the Frailty Myth
Cordner et al Black and Blue: the story of Football at the University of Melbourne
Curry & Dunning Association Football: A Study in Figurational Sociology
De George Pooling Talent: Swimming's Greatest Teams
Dorhay with Tom Mather Calm in the Cauldron: A Rugby League Journey
Dyreson American National Pastimes - A History
Fleming Yorkshire Football - A History (e-book)
Freedman More Than a Pastime: An Oral History of Baseball Fans
Gentile The 1928 New York Yankees: The Return of Murderers' Row
Gilbert Expanding the Strike Zone: Baseball in the Age of Free Agency
Gleaves A Global History of Doping in Sport
Johnson Double No-Hit: Johnny Vaner Meer's Historic Night Under the Lights
Jones Qualitative Research in Sport and Physical Activity
Kelly The New Geopolitics of Sport in East Asia
King Asian American Athletes in Sport and Society
Kotar Ballooning: A History 1782-1900
Kotar The Rise of the American Circus 1716-1899
Kruger German Sports, Doping and Politics: A History of Performance Enhancement
Laderman Empire in Waves: A political history of surfing
Lieberman Sport Heroines on Film: A Critical Study of Cinematic Women Athletes, Coaches and Owners
Loughlin with Andrew Quirke From grass to glass: A Rugby League Journey
Lucas The Awkward Squad: Rebels in English Cricket
Lush Tries and Conversions: South African Rugby League Players
Makharadze Georgian Trick Riders in American Wild West Shows, 1890s-1920s
Martin Broken Time -The Full Script (e-book)
McKnight Intercepted: The Rise and Fall of NFL Cornerback Darryl Henley
Mosely History of Soccer in New South Wales, 1880–1980
Nicholson The Kentucky Derby: How the Run for the Roses Became American's Premier Sporting Event
Osmond & Phillips Sport History in the Digital Era
Pavlidis Sport, Gender and Power: The Rise of Roller Derby
Reck American Soccer: History, Culture, Class
Roe Sermons from the Mount: Recollections of Batley RLFC (e-book)
Seese The Rebirth of Professional Soccer in America: the Strange Days of the United Soccer Association
Smith The Sons of Westwood: John Wooden, UCLA and the Dynasty That Changed College Basketball
Surdam The Big Leagues go to Washington: Congress and Sports Antitrust 1951-1989
Troup The Birth of Football's Modern 3-4 Defense: The Seven Seasons that Changed the NFL
White The Bilko Athletic Club: The story of the 1956 Los Angeles Angels
Wood Smokey Joe Wood: The biography of a baseball legend
Zec, Baljkas & Paunovic Sport Remembers: Serbian-British Sporting Contacts During the First World War
Zhouxiang Sport and Nationalism in China
Zimniuch Baseball's New Frontier: A history of expansion, 1961-1998

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