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The Fastest Game in the World - Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (Paperback) Loot Price: R453
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The Fastest Game in the World - Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (Paperback): Bruce Berglund

The Fastest Game in the World - Hockey and the Globalization of Sports (Paperback)

Bruce Berglund

Series: Sport in World History, 6

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Played on frozen ponds in cold northern lands, hockey seemed an especially unlikely game to gain a global following. But from its beginnings in the nineteenth century, the sport has drawn from different cultures and crossed boundaries--between Canada and the United States, across the Atlantic, and among different regions of Europe. It has been a political flashpoint within countries and internationally. And it has given rise to far-reaching cultural changes and firmly held traditions. The Fastest Game in the World is a global history of a global sport, drawing upon research conducted around the world in a variety of languages. From Canadian prairies to Swiss mountain resorts, Soviet housing blocks to American suburbs, Bruce Berglund takes readers on an international tour, seamlessly weaving in hockey's local, national, and international trends. Written in a lively style with wide-ranging breadth and attention to telling detail, The Fastest Game in the World will thrill both the lifelong fan and anyone who is curious about how games intertwine with politics, economics, and culture.

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Imprint: University of California Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Sport in World History, 6
Release date: December 2020
First published: 2021
Authors: Bruce Berglund
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 23mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 344
ISBN-13: 978-0-520-30373-7
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > World history > General
Books > Sport & Leisure > Sports & outdoor recreation > Winter sports > Ice hockey
Books > History > World history > General
LSN: 0-520-30373-3
Barcode: 9780520303737

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