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Playing Tough
The World of Sports and Politics
Roger I. Abrams

Northeastern University Press



Contents

• Preface and Acknowledgments
• Introduction: Sports and Politics
• Early Baseball and the Urban Political Machine
• The Nazi Olympic Triumph
• The War of the World: Joe Louis v. Max Schmeling
• The "Futbol War" of Central America
• Muhammad Ali and the Symbols of Politics
• Olympic Boycotts and International Relations
• Sports and South African Liberation
• Hardball in City Hall: Public Financing of Sports Stadiums
• Conclusion
• Notes on Sources
• Bibliography
• Index

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