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Against Football

(2014)
A non fiction book by

 

"An important book on a topic that can only get bigger."
Gregg Easterbrook


A New York Times Best Seller

"Powerful...an important read." - Publishers Weekly

New York Times
bestselling author Steve Almond takes on America's biggest sacred cow: football


In Against Football, Steve Almond details why, after forty years as a fan, he can no longer watch the game he still loves. Using a synthesis of memoir, reportage, and cultural critique, Almond asks a series of provocative questions:

. Does our addiction to football foster a tolerance for violence, greed, racism, and homophobia?
. What does it mean that our society has transmuted the intuitive physical joys of childhood - run, leap, throw, tackle - into a billion-dollar industry?
. How did a sport that causes brain damage become such an important emblem for our institutions of higher learning?

There has never been a book that exposes the dark underside of America's favorite game with such searing candor.

 
Used availability for Steve Almond's Against Football


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Hardback Editions

August 2014 : USA Hardback
Title: Against Football : A Reluctant Manifesto
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-61219-415-X / 978-1-61219-415-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: MELVILLE HOUSE PUBLISHING
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

August 2015 : USA Paperback
Title: Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-61219-491-5 / 978-1-61219-491-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Melville House
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

February 2015 : USA Audio CD
Title: Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-4945-0834-6 / 978-1-4945-0834-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : USA MP3 CD
Title: Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Author(s): Steve Almond
ISBN: 1-4945-5834-3 / 978-1-4945-5834-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

February 2015 : UK Audio edition
Title: Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Author(s): Steve Almond
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

August 2014 : Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: Against Football: One Fan's Reluctant Manifesto
Author(s): Steve Almond
Publisher: Melville House
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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