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Wartime basketball : the emergence of a national sport during World War II / Douglas Stark.

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Starke Co PL - Schricker Main Library (Knox) 796.323 STA (Text) 30032010681291 ADULT NON-FICTION Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780803245280
  • ISBN: 0803245289
  • Physical Description: xviii, 359 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, [2016]

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Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages [331]-353) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: Introduction: A new game -- America goes to war, 1941-1942 -- The color line falls, 1942-1943 -- Wartime basketball, 1943-1944 -- The big man cometh, 1944-1945 -- Looking toward the future, 1945-1946 -- Epilogue: Basketball arrives.
Summary, etc.: "Wartime Basketball tells the story of basketball's survival and development during World War II and how those years profoundly affected the game's growth after the war. Prior to World War II, basketball--professional and collegiate--was largely a regional game, with different styles played throughout the country. Among its many impacts on home-front life, the war forced pro and amateur leagues to contract and combine rosters to stay competitive. At the same time, the U.S. military created base teams made up of top players who found themselves in uniform. The war created the opportunity for players from different parts of the country to play with and against each other. As a result, a more consistent form of basketball began to take shape"--Publisher's website.
Subject: Basketball > United States > History > 20th century.
Basketball and war > United States.
World War, 1939-1945 > United States.

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