Sports in America

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Aug 01,  · Originally published inJames A.

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Michener's encyclopedic overview of today's sports scene is prompted by his Sports in America book for the lifelong enjoyment he's derived from competitive games and by the pained recognition that sports have changed—for the worse.

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