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Sport History and Culture: Bibliographies & Reading Lists

A guide to selected resources on the history of sport, with special attention to social and cultural issues.

Online Titles from the British Library

Athlos. A selection of books on the history of athletics published 1800-1900 that are readable online. Additional titles will be added.

Bibliographies & Reading Lists

Listed here are guides to publications and websites dealing with sport. These resources may help you find material on a specific sport, person, event, or category (baseball managers, sports photography, motorsports, etc.).

Clark, Craig A., and Ridchard T. Fox. Read On...Sports. Z7511 C53 2014. Brief lists of books on topics from fantasy leagues to gretest rivalries to collectibles.

Donovan, Richard E. The Game of Golf and the Printed Word, 1566-2005: A Bibliography of Golf Literature in the English Language. 2 vols. Z7514 G6 D66 2006.

Grobani, Anton. Guide to Football Literature. 1975.  Z7514 F7 G76

Kaplan, Ron. 501 Baseball Books Fans Must Read Before They Die. 2013.

Murdoch, Joseph S. F.The Library of Golf, 1743-1966: A Bibliography of Golf Books, Indexed Alphabetically, Chronologically, & by Subject Matter. Z7514 G6 M8.

Schraufnagel, Noel. The Baseball Novel: A History and Annotated Bibliography of Adult Fiction. PS374 B37 S37 2008.

Shannon, Mike. Diamond Classics: Essays on 100 of the Best Baseball Books Ever Published. GV863 A1 S5 1989.

Smith, Myron J., Jr. The Baseball Bibliography. 2d. ed. 4 vols. GV8653 A1 S642 2006.

Smith, Myron J. Professional Football: The Official Pro Football Hall of Fame Bibliography. Z7514 F7 S64 1993.

Walker, Donald E. Baseball and American Culture: A Thematic Bibliography of Over 4,500 Works. GV863 A1 W35 1995.

Wise, Suzanne. Sports Fiction for Adults: An Annotated Bibliography of Novels, Plays, Short Stories, and Poetry with Sporting Settings. Z2014 S63 W57 1986.


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