Buy Textbooks  |  Rent Textbooks  |  Sell Textbooks  |  eTextbooks
Help  |  Questions? 1-877-292-6442
Hello, Sign In
Your Account
0

Heroes and Ballyhoo - 09 edition

Heroes and Ballyhoo (ISBN10: 1597974129; ISBN13: 9781597974127)
ISBN13: 978-1597974127
ISBN10: 1597974129

Summary: A handful of star athletes, along with their promoters and journalists, created America ??s sports entertainment industry during the 1920s, the Golden Age of American sports. The period had an extraordinary impact, profoundly changing individual sports, establishing the secular religion of sports and sports heroes, and helping bond disparate social and regional sectors of the country. It ??s when sports became a cornerstone of modern American life. Heroes and Ballyhooprofiles the te ...show moren most prominent Golden Age heroes and describes their effect on sports and society. Babe Ruth saved baseball after the Black Sox Scandal. Boxer Jack Dempsey made the ??sweet science ? a respectable sport. Red Grange single-handedly set professional football on a path to eventual success. Knute Rockne helped transform college football from a game to a colossal enterprise. Bobby Jones changed golf into a spectator sport, and Walter Hagen sparked the first national interest in professional golf. Bill Tilden put tennis on the front of the sports section. Tennis player Helen Wills Moody joined swimmer Gertrude Ederle in empowering women athletes. Johnny Weissmuller astonished international swimming before becoming Tarzan. The book also explores the ballyhoo artists ??sportswriters, promoters, and press agents ??who hyped the stars to a receptive public. Simultaneously, the spectators established themselves as the focus of popular sports. The personalities and events of the 1920s thus created today ??s entertainment conglomerate of heroes, promoters and advertisers, fans, arenas ??and money. Sports as a profit center started with the Golden Age ??s heroes and PR artists, and the public ??s obsessive interest in sports helped shape America ??s emerging mass society. Heroes and Ballyhootells the story of what was both a symptom and a cause of modern America. ...show less

Edition/Copyright: 09
Cover: Hardback
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
Published: 11/30/2009
International: No



List Price: $27.50
Used $5.00
Used
Save $22.50 (82%)
  • FREE shipping over $25
  • In stock
  • 30-day returns
Condition:
Order this book in the next 12 hours and 13 minutes and it ships by Noon CT tomorrow!
New  Currently Sold Out
Marketplace sellers starting at $1.99

33 more offers below.

The Marketplace on Textbooks.com
Additional Sellers for Heroes and Ballyhoo
Just for you, we curate a growing list of independent booksellers, giving you even MORE choices when shopping for your textbooks.
Keep in mind: Marketplace orders do NOT qualify for free shipping. More about the MarketplaceMore about the Marketplace

Filter by:   All (33)  |  New (12)  |  Like New (11)  |  Very Good (6)  |  Good (2)  |  Acceptable (2)

Price
 
Condition
Seller
Comments
$5.00
+$3.99 s/h

Very Good
Textbooks.com
Columbia, MO
Ships Ground DIRECTLY from Textbooks.com for $3.99. FREE Ground Shipping over $25! Very good condition (Certified Used). Trackable expedited shipping options available.
$24.56
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Barnes & Noble.com
Various Shipping Locations, USA
Seller Rating: 5
Brand new, ships from the closest shipping location to your shipping address!
$10.92
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
VeryGood
Vitalbooks PA
Southampton, PA
Seller Rating: 4.31
Hardcover Very Good 1597974129 May have slight shelf wear. ! ! KNOWLEDGE IS POWER! ! ENJOY OUR BEST PRICES! ! ! Ships Fast. All standard orders delivered within 5 to 12 business days.
$11.49
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Qwestbooks
Bensalem, PA
Seller Rating: 4.17
Hardcover New 1597974129 XCITING PRICES JUST FOR YOU. Ships within 24 hours. Best customer service. 100% money back return policy.
$14.95
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
Good
omgtextbooks
Pueblo West, CO
Seller Rating: 3.7
Washington, DC 2009 Hard cover Good. Glued binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 319 p. Contains: Illustrations, black & white.
$16.86
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
PaperbackshopUS
Secaucus, NJ
Seller Rating: 4.48
New Book. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$17.77
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
EuroBooks
Horcott Rd, Fairford,
Seller Rating: 4.41
New Region 1 DVD. Shipped from US within 4 to 14 business days. Established seller since 2000
$20.27
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
GreatBookPrices
Westminster, MD
Seller Rating: 4.19
Brand New, Perfect Condition, Please allow 4-14 business days for delivery. 100% Money Back Guarantee, Over 1,000,000 customers served.
$25.00
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
LikeNew
A Turn of the Page Books IN
Fishers, IN
Seller Rating: 4.5
Herndon, Virginia, U.S.A. 2009 Hardcover 1st Edition Fine in Fine jacket Book. 8vo-over 7?-9?" tall. Signed by Author(s) Warmly inscribed by the author with a card of his also tipped in.
$31.50
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Russell Books
Victoria, BC
Seller Rating: 4.32
Hardcover New 1597974129 Special order direct from the distributor.
$39.81
+$3.99 s/h
Add marketplace to your cart
New
Premier Books BN
Romulus, MI
Seller Rating: 3.93
1597974129 Brand New. Exact book as advertised. Delivery in 4-14 business days (not calendar days). We are not able to expedite delivery.
Page:   < Previous   |     1     2     3     4     |   Next >
Close
Close
Close