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Sperber, Murray A.

Overview
Works: 19 works in 58 publications in 1 language and 4,434 library holdings
Genres: History  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Personal narratives  Records and correspondence 
Roles: Author, Editor
Classifications: GV351, 796.0430973
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Murray A Sperber
 
Most widely held works by Murray A Sperber
Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education by Murray A Sperber( Book )

9 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Using research culled from students, faculty, and administrators around the country, Sperber proves that many schools, because of their emphasis on research and graduate programs, no longer give the majority of their undergraduates a meaningful education. What they offer instead is a meager and dangerous substitute: the party scene surrounding college sports that Sperber calls "beer and circus" and which serves to keep the students happy while tuition dollars keep rolling in."
Arthur Koestler : a collection of critical essays by Arthur Koestler( Book )

8 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1,205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Famous critics have striven to define and assess the work of Arthur Koestler, a remarkable figure of twentieth century life and letters
Shake down the thunder : the creation of Notre Dame football by Murray A Sperber( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2002 in English and held by 681 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Beginning with the humble origins of the Notre Dame football program in the nineteenth century, Shake Down the Thunder traces the evolution of the team to its status as a preeminent football power - winning national championships and attracting huge crowds to its games from coast to coast. In the process, Notre Dame has been hailed as the paragon of college football, and its history has gained almost mythical proportions. This is the true story of what happened during its formative years, the reality behind the myths. In writing Shake Down the Thunder, author Murray Sperber had what no other writer about Notre Dame has ever had: the use of Knute Rockne's voluminous private correspondence, which sat unopened in the university library's basement since his death. Drawing on these letters and other extraordinary archival materials, Sperber fully explores the Notre Dame sports tradition, including the background of its most famed victories and the darker side of its past. Sperber reveals the mixed stories that make up the institution's history - stories of both its unflagging devotion to high standards and its coaches' less respectable deal-making and entrepreneurial ventures. Chronicling Notre Dame's struggle as a Catholic institution in an era of rabid anti-Catholicism, this account of the rise of a college football team also reflects the changes in the country's social fabric and shows how Notre Dame's power reached beyond the field to elevate the status of Catholics in America. Shake Down the Thunder introduces the real personalities behind Notre Dame's icons, illuminating individuals such as Jesse Harper, George Gipp, Father John O'Hara, Elmer Layden, Frank Leahy, and Grantland Rice, but at the heart of the book is the greatest mythic figure of them all: Knute Rockne. A national celebrity first as a player and then as a coach, Rockne established the direction of the football program in a university struggling to maintain its academic identity, and truly made the team what it is today. Sperber exposes the startling profits Rockne personally reaped from the business of college sports, the origins of the fabled Four Horsemen, and the rightful author of the "Win One for the Gipper" speech. Both social history and sports history, this book documents as never before the first half-century of Notre Dame football and relates it to the rise of big-time intercollegiate athletics, the college sports reform movement, and the corrupt sporting press of the period. Shake Down the Thunder is must reading for all Fighting Irish fans, their detractors, and any reader engaged by American cultural history
And I remember Spain : a Spanish Civil War anthology by Murray A Sperber( Book )

15 editions published between 1922 and 1974 in English and held by 561 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Onward to victory : the crises that shaped college sports by Murray A Sperber( Book )

3 editions published in 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 451 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sperber looks at the crisis in college sports caused by WWII and cheating scandals of the 1940s and 50s and how they shaped the NCAA and the popular perception of college players, coaches and teams. He focuses on the key role played by the Norte Dame football program
Literature and politics( Book )

1 edition published in 1979 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of poems, articles, short stories, and sections of novels revealing the political nature of literature
1984 (Orwell) by Murray A Sperber( Recording )

1 edition published in 1976 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The uses of apocalypse : a study of Arthur Koestler's life and writing by Murray A Sperber( )

4 editions published in 1974 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of critical essays by Murray A Sperber( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sports and higher education : academics, athletics and financial opportunity( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through interviews and clips from sessions of the First International Conference on Ethics and Sports, investigates the role that sports should play in college and university life and the role that colleges and universities should play in sports competition
Holy bible : nrsv gift and award, blue leatherflex by Murray A Sperber( Book )

1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collaborative education to ensure patient safety by Murray A Sperber( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Papers by Scott R Sanders( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Collection consists of the correspondence and papers of Indiana University Distinguished Professor Emeritus Scott Russell Sanders
Fourth amendment issues raised by the fbi's carnivore program : hearing by Murray A Sperber( Book )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

A collection of critical essays by Arthur Koestler( Book )

2 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

And i remember spain by Murray A Sperber( Book )

1 edition published in 1974 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Sports in context : how good were the good old days?( Visual )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Through interviews & clips of sessions of the First International Conference on Ethics and Sports focuses on today's sports issues through historical & ethical perspectives. Participants include Murray Sperber, Michael Oriard, Richard Lapchick, Todd Boyd, Jay Coakley, Mike McNamee, and Larry Hinman
Onward to victory : the creation of modern college sports by Murray A Sperber( )

1 edition published in 2014 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the acclaimed author of Shake Down the Thunder. With the 1940 release of the classic film Knute Rockne, All American, the myth of the hero scholar-athlete was born, and with it came the age of big-time college sports in America. Drawing on a wide variety of sources, including press accounts, letters and diaries, historical papers, and interviews with many who were there, Sperber recounts how the myths created by Hollywood studios were embellished and codified by a hungry press, infiltrating the collective unconscious with epic stories of players, coaches, and teams. As college sports became a mainstay of popular entertainment, they also were fertile ground for near-fatal scandal, ultimately giving rise to the modern NCAA. Sperber vividly re-creates the world of postwar America, with its all-powerful radiomen, its lurid press, its growing prosperity, and, of course, the infancy of television. A brilliant, detailed, and engrossing work of social history for not only sports fans, but anyone interested in the development of modern American culture
 
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Beer and circus : how big-time college sports is crippling undergraduate education
Alternative Names
Murray Sperber American writer

Sperber, Murray

Languages
English (57)

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Shake down the thunder : the creation of Notre Dame footballOnward to victory : the crises that shaped college sports