4 edition of Sports in America found in the catalog.
Sports in America
Describes the important role of sports in American society, business, entertainment, and schools.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 97-104) and index.
|Statement||by Sarah Flowers.|
|Series||Lucent overview series|
|LC Classifications||GV706.5 .F56 1996|
|The Physical Object|
|Pagination||112 p. :|
|Number of Pages||112|
|LC Control Number||96003430|
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