The third edition of author Richard O. Davies highly praised narrative of American sports, Sports in American Life: A History, features extensive revisions and updates to its presentation of an interpretative history of the relationship of sports to the larger themes of U.S. history. Updated include a new section on concussions caused by contact sports and new biographies of John Wooden and Joe Paterno.
- Features extensive revisions and updates, along with a leaner, faster-paced narrative than previous editions
- Addresses the social, economic, and cultural interaction between sports and gender, race, class, and other larger issues
- Provides expanded coverage of college sports, women in sports, race and racism in organized sports, and soccers sharp rise in popularity
- Features an all-new section that tackles the growing controversy of head injuries and concussions caused by contact sports