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Ambassadors in Pinstripes
Language: en
Pages: 232
Authors: Thomas W. Zeiler
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2006-09-22 - Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

Inspired and led by sporting magnate Albert Goodwill Spalding, two teams of baseball players circled the globe for six months in 1888-1889 competing in such far away destinations as Australia, Sri Lanka and Egypt. These players, however, represented much more than mere pleasure-seekers. In this lively narrative, Zeiler explores the
The Empire Strikes Out
Language: en
Pages: 448
Authors: Robert Elias
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-01-19 - Publisher: New Press, The

Is the face of American baseball throughout the world that of goodwill ambassador or ugly American? Has baseball crafted its own image or instead been at the mercy of broader forces shaping our society and the globe? The Empire Strikes Out gives us the sweeping story of how baseball and
The History of United States Cultural Diplomacy
Language: en
Pages: 216
Authors: Michael L. Krenn
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-11-02 - Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

In the wake of 9/11, the United States government rediscovered the value of culture in international relations, sending cultural ambassadors around the world to promote the American way of life. This is the most recent effort to use American culture as a means to convince others that the United States
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2017-2018
Language: en
Pages: 228
Authors: William M. Simons
Categories: Sports & Recreation
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-03-04 - Publisher: McFarland

Widely acknowledged as the preeminent gathering of baseball scholars, the annual Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture has made significant contributions to baseball research. This collection of 15 new essays selected from the 2017 and the 2018 symposia examines topics whose importance extend beyond the ballpark. Presented in six
Le Football
Language: en
Pages: 384
Authors: Russ Crawford
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-08-01 - Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

There are two kinds of football in France. American football was first played in France in 1909 during the cruise of the Great White Fleet. Then, during World War I, the American military shipped footballs, helmets, and shoulder pads alongside rifles and ammunition to the western front. A 1938 tour