“A History of American Sports in 100 Objects” (Basic, $29.99) by sports historian Cait Murphy stretches back over the centuries to present a carefully curated collection of the things that have shaped the way Americans play and live.
Objects included could be as big as a baseball stadium or as small as a nail from Secretariat’s shoe, but they represent a material connection between the past and present. Murphy’s book takes readers on a tour of Americans and their sports to get at the questions of what defines the games we play and how do those games define us.
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