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Product Description: Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of "official" Government rhetoric about 9/11. Those who have focused on the news media have suggested that they played a key role in (re)defining the nation, allowing the citizenry to come to terms with 9/11, in providing ‘official’ understandings and interpretations of the event, and setting the terms for a geo-political-military response (the war on terror)...read more

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9780415873413 | Routledge, November 28, 2011, cover price $145.00 | About this edition: Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of "official" Government rhetoric about 9/11.

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9780415719643 | Reprint edition (Routledge, September 20, 2013), cover price $48.95 | About this edition: Much of the writing on the post-9/11 period in the United States has focused on the role of "official" Government rhetoric about 9/11.

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Shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the biggest sports deals of the past twenty years, offering insight into how cities and owners compete for teams, the contributions of politicians and sports managers, and the author's own experiences with such figures as Joe Robbie, Paul Tagliabue, Jeb Bush, and Jack Nicklaus.

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9780738208077 | Da Capo Pr, April 16, 2003, cover price $26.00 | About this edition: Shares the behind-the-scenes stories of the biggest sports deals of the past twenty years, offering insight into how cities and owners compete for teams and the contributions of politicians and sports managers.

      One day in front of the television         would convince any alien that the entirety of American culture is built         around sports. Politics and business are abustle with sports metaphors         and endorsements by athletes. "Home runs," "bottom of the         ninth," "fourth and ten," "slam dunk," and similar         phrases litter the daily vocabulary. No matter how dire the news, sports         will be reported as usual. How did this single-minded fascination come         to be?       Mark Dyreson locates the invasion         of sport at the heart of American culture at the turn of the century.         It was then that social reformers and political leaders believed that         sport could revitalize the "republican experiment," that a new         sense of national identity could forge a new sense of community and a         healthy political order as it would serve to link America's thinking classes         with the experiences of the masses. Nowhere was this better exemplified         than in American accounts of the Olympic Games held between 1896 and 1912.         In connecting sport to American history and culture, Dyreson has stepped         up to the plate and hit one out of the park.       A volume in the series         Sport and Society, edited by Benjamin G. Rader and Randy Roberts   (view table of contents)

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9780252023491 | Univ of Illinois Pr, January 1, 1998, cover price $47.50

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9780252066542 | Univ of Illinois Pr, January 1, 1998, cover price $31.00 | About this edition:       One day in front of the television         would convince any alien that the entirety of American culture is built         around sports.

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