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Product Description: A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic GamesThe Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history. Jules Boykoff, a former US Olympic team member, takes readers from the event’s nineteenth-century origins, through the Games’ flirtation with Fascism, and into the contemporary era of corporate control...read more
By Jules Boykoff and Dave Zirin (foreword by)

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9781784780722 | Verso Books, May 17, 2016, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: A timely, no-holds barred, critical political history of the modern Olympic GamesThe Olympics have a checkered, sometimes scandalous, political history.

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Product Description: "People think speaking truth to power is easy, but if it was easy everyone would do it. This book does it. . . . It speaks truth to the powers that be, from Brazil to the US to FIFA to the IOC. It hits you like an uppercut that rattles your brain and sets it straight...read more

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9781608465897 | Spl upd edition (Haymarket Books, June 21, 2016), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: "People think speaking truth to power is easy, but if it was easy everyone would do it.
9781608463602 | Haymarket Books, May 27, 2014, cover price $16.00

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Product Description: Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don’t mix. But in Game Over, celebrated alt-sportswriter Dave Zirin proves once and for all that politics has breached the modern sports arena with a vengeance...read more

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9781595588159 | New Pr, January 29, 2013, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Sportscaster Howard Cosell dubbed it “rule number one of the jockocracy”: sports and politics just don’t mix.

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Product Description: Funny, engaging, and sharply pointed in his appraisal of the sports complex bankrupting our cities, the celebrated author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States returns with a hard-hitting indictment of big business and the corrupt practices that are ruining the sports we love...read more

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9781416554752 | Scribner, July 20, 2010, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: A THOUGHT-PROVOKING LOOK AT THE BIG BUSINESS AND IMMORAL PRACTICES BEHIND PROFESSIONAL SPORTS BY ACCLAIMED SPORTSWRITER DAVE ZIRIN, HAILED AS THE “CONSCIENCE OF AMERICAN SPORTSWRITING” (THE WASHINGTON POST )The fastest-growing sector of today’s sports audience is the alienated fan.

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9781595587824 | Reprint edition (New Pr, March 6, 2012), cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Funny, engaging, and sharply pointed in his appraisal of the sports complex bankrupting our cities, the celebrated author of A People’s History of Sports in the United States returns with a hard-hitting indictment of big business and the corrupt practices that are ruining the sports we love.

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Product Description: In this long-waited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog Edge of Sports is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played...read more

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9780139894848, titled "The Political Science Student Writers Manual" | Prentice Hall, June 1, 1999, cover price $20.01 | also contains The Political Science Student Writers Manual | About this edition: This comprehensive, practical writer's manual—created specifically for political science writers—is designed to help readers accomplish two goals: 1) improve their writing skills and strategies and 2) learn political science at the same time.

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9781595584779, titled "A People's History of Sports in the United States: 250 Years of Politics, Protest, People, and Play" | New Pr, September 15, 2009, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: In this long-waited book from the rising superstar of sportswriting, whose blog Edge of Sports is read each week by thousands of people across the country, Dave Zirin offers a riotously entertaining chronicle of larger-than-life sporting characters and dramatic contests and what amounts to an alternative history of the United States as seen through the games its people played.

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Dave Zirin provides a knowledgeable, analytic, sports-aficionado's journey through the starry trajectory of Ali's boxing career. Included are informative insights into Ali's relationship with Malcolm X, his personal journey within the Nation of Islam, and the moral crisis that brought him face to face with losing his boxing career (and millions of dollars) for his religious principles. Zirin offers intelligent, accurate assessment of Ali's extraordinary political involvement in the anti-Vietnam war protest and the Civil Rights movement in the USA. Includes unique interviews with famous sportswriters who followed Muhammad Ali from his early days, including Robert Lipsyte; Dave Kindred; Mike Marqusee; veteran journalist Lester Rodney; Ali's biographer, Thomas Hauser.

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9781840726848 | Mq Pubns, April 15, 2007, cover price $25.00
9781846011559 | Spruce Books, April 15, 2007, cover price $25.00 | About this edition: Dave Zirin provides a knowledgeable, analytic, sports-aficionado's journey through the starry trajectory of Ali's boxing career.

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Product Description: “Zirin is America’s best sportswriter.”—Lee Ballinger, Rock and Rap Confidential“Zirin is one of the brightest, most audacious voices I can remember on the sportswriting scene, and my memory goes back to the 1920s.”—Lester Rodney, N...read more

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9781931859202 | Haymarket Books, June 13, 2005, cover price $15.00 | About this edition: “Zirin is America’s best sportswriter.

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