Sport In American Culture From Ali To X-games by Joyce Duncan

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Published by ABC-Clio .

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  • Popular Culture - General,
  • General,
  • Sports & Recreation,
  • Pop Arts / Pop Culture,
  • Encyclopedias,
  • Sociological aspects,
  • United States,
  • Sports

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Number of Pages479
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ISBN 101851095594
ISBN 109781851095599

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1. America is enormous: the third largest country in the world with a population of more than million.

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