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Review: The Joy of Sports, Revised: Endzones, Bases, Baskets, Balls & the Consecration of the American SpiritNutzerbericht - Seth - Goodreads
Novak evaluates sports from every possible vantage points. The chapter entitled "The Metaphysics of Sports" is the best I have read on the topic. Novak sees clearly how sports define the American psyche. Vollständige Rezension lesen
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