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Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America's Game

by Library of Congress

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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0810997622, Hardcover)

Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America's Game from the Library of Congress is an unprecedented look at football from its early days in colonial America to the professional and college game in the twenty-first century.


 


This visually stunning social and cultural history contains nearly 400 images, many rare or never before published, including memorabilia, cartoons, fine art, and game photographs. The lively text examines how the game acquired its distinct American style, survived attempts to kill it, and became the country’s dominant sport, while coping with wartime, social change, intensifying fan participation, and corporate influence.


 


Throughout the book, illustrated features explore the history of the fight song, tailgating, and cheerleading; how Hollywood has portrayed the game and its players; the long-running role of women in football; and the impact of game-changing personalities from pioneer Walter Camp to Coach Vince Lombardi to contemporary player agents. (Indeed, no other football book includes such a diverse range of figures as Abigail Adams, Nathan Hale, Confederate general James Longstreet, Al Capone, Queen Elizabeth II, John Lennon, Hirohito, several U.S. presidents, and Peyton Manning.) Quite simply, this book reveals how the United States came to be Football Nation.
 
“With hundreds of illustrations from the incomparable collections of the Library of Congress this is a book to treasure, not just read. The casual fan will be enchanted; the scholar will find something new on every page.”


 


—Dr. Michael Oriard, an English professor and dean at Oregon State University, former All American offensive lineman at Notre Dame, former NFL player, and the author of Brand NFL: Making and Selling America’s Favorite Sport


 


Football Nation is an awesome read and unlike any other sports history I’ve come across. It’s great to see how the game evolved in America and how it’s been a part of our history since the beginning.”


 


—Eli Manning, two-time Super Bowl MVP and quarterback for the New York Giants

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:18:17 -0400)

"Football Nation: Four Hundred Years of America's Game from the Library of Congress is an unprecedented look at football from its early days in colonial America to the professional and college game in the twenty-first century."--Book jacket.

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