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Guttmann, Allen

Works: 97 works in 415 publications in 4 languages and 23,817 library holdings
Genres: History  Cross-cultural studies  Biography  Encyclopedias  Reference works  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Portraits  Pictorial works  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Compiler, sze
Classifications: E312, 796.48
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Most widely held works by Allen Guttmann
The Olympics, a history of the modern games by Allen Guttmann( Book )

26 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 2,105 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Glories and fiascos, triumphs and tragedies, records and near misses--all are included in this vivid history of the modern Olympics. Using as a backdrop the athletic events that draw television audiences in the billions, Allen Guttmann has written an interpretive social history of the games. What did the founders of the Olympic Games intend them to mean? And what have they, in the course of a century of tumultuous change, become? Guttmann probes the political, economic, social, and even religious significance of the games, presenting the most complete and readable account to date. In the broadest sense, Guttmann argues, politics has always been a part of the Olympics, not an occasional intruder whose presence may take the form of a boycott, protest, or act of terrorism. The book includes lively accounts of individual competitions. An early marathon through the streets of Paris, for example, brought complaints from the U.S. team that the course had been designed to allow French contestants to take shortcuts. Guttmann also provides insight into the behind-the-scenes maneuvering involved in site selection, as well as little-known facts about the general history of the games and about longtime IOC leader Avery Brundage
From ritual to record : the nature of modern sports by Allen Guttmann( Book )

28 editions published between 1978 and 2012 in English and French and held by 2,006 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Examines the relationship between sports and society, including the degree to which modern sport expresses the characteristics of modern society, such as secularism, equality, specialization, rationalization, and bureaucracy
Japanese sports : a history by Allen Guttmann( )

15 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,975 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this first synthetic, comprehensive survey of Japanese sports in English, the authors are attentive to the complex and fascinating interaction of traditional and modern elements. In the course of tracing the emergence and development of sumo, the martial arts, and other traditional sports from their origins to the present, they demonstrate that some cherished "ancient" traditions were, in fact, invented less than a century ago
Sports spectators by Allen Guttmann( )

14 editions published between 1986 and 2012 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,871 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Women's sports : a history by Allen Guttmann( Book )

15 editions published between 1991 and 2002 in 3 languages and held by 1,485 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The subject is rife with social and cultural implications which Guttmann explores as he traces the development of women's sports from antiquity to the present, including the evolution and the revolution in the 20th century and contemporary controversies
The conservative tradition in America by Allen Guttmann( Book )

15 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The removal of the Cherokee Nation: manifest destiny or national dishonor? by Louis Filler( Book )

17 editions published between 1962 and 1988 in English and held by 1,254 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

During the fall and winter of 1838, the Cherokee Nation was gathered and marched west by General Winfield Scott
Sports : the first five millennia by Allen Guttmann( Book )

8 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 1,056 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From ancient Egyptian archery and medieval Japanese football to contemporary American baseball, sports have been shaped by - and in turn have helped shape - the culture of which it is part. This work traces this evolution across continents, cultures, and historical epochs to construct a single comprehensive narrative of the world's sports
International encyclopedia of women and sports( Book )

7 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"No other encyclopedia covers the world of women in international sports with such depth, currency, and detail. This three-volume, illustrated reference set provides articles on all aspects of the history and the current state of women's sports. Included are more than 230 biographies, 170 individual and group sports, and 75 country profiles, plus examinations of cultural, societal, health, and ethical issues."--"Outstanding Reference Sources," American Libraries, May 2001
The Jewish writer in America; assimilation and the crisis of identity by Allen Guttmann( Book )

13 editions published in 1971 in English and held by 1,003 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Bibliography: p. 244-246
A whole new ball game : an interpretation of American sports by Allen Guttmann( Book )

9 editions published between 1988 and 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 966 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American neutrality and the Spanish Civil War by Allen Guttmann( Book )

20 editions published between 1963 and 1968 in English and held by 949 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The wound in the heart; America and the Spanish Civil War by Allen Guttmann( Book )

14 editions published between 1960 and 1962 in English and held by 867 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Spanish Civil War was fought from 17 July 1936 to 1 April 1939 between the Republicans, who were loyal to the established Spanish Republic, and the Nationalists, a rebel group led by General Francisco Franco. The Nationalists prevailed, and Franco ruled Spain for the next 36 years, from 1939 until his death in 1975."--Wikipedia
The games must go on : Avery Brundage and the Olympic movement by Allen Guttmann( Book )

10 editions published between 1983 and 1984 in English and held by 823 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Studie over de opvattingen over sport en politiek vn Avery Brundage (1887-1975), tussen 1952 en 1972 voorzitter van het IOC
Communism, the courts, and the Constitution by Allen Guttmann( Book )

16 editions published between 1964 and 1968 in English and held by 783 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Korea and the theory of limited war by Allen Guttmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1967 and 1968 in English and held by 697 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Games and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialism by Allen Guttmann( Book )

12 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In his latest work, Allen Guttmann explores the ways in which such popular modern sports as soccer, baseball, and basketball have spread from their Western roots to all corners of the globe. He discusses how less powerful peoples go on to adapt these sports into their own regional variants. In addition, Buttmann points out the possibility and reality of resistance to the diffusion of modern Western sports." "Games and Empires combines geographical range and historical insight to trace the ways in which key sports have affected cultural development in various countries from the nineteenth century to the present. In the process, Guttmann offers a perspective on the diffusion of sports within various societies, discussing the attempts of women to participate in male-dominated sports and the dissemination of sports from one social class to another." "Games and Empires covers the introduction of cricket into societies as diverse as the United States and India; the arrival of soccer football in a number of European, Latin American, and African nations; the export of baseball to Japan and the Caribbean; the spread of basketball to the Far East and Western Europe; the global expansion of the Olympics; and the recent invasion by American sports in areas where British sports have long been dominant."--Jacket
The erotic in sports by Allen Guttmann( Book )

11 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 488 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In The Erotic in Sports, Allen Guttmann illuminates a topic commonly hidden in the shadows, drawing upon literature, art, modern mass media, and traditional historical sources to describe and comment upon its importance across nearly three millennia of Western history. Investigating aesthetic ideals that romanticize the lithe, agile fencer at one historical moment and the massively muscled football player at another, surveying ancient legends and products of pop culture, Guttmann's groundbreaking work uncovers a vast array of evidence that cultures across the ages have celebrated, glorified, censured, and denied the erotic aspects of sports
Korea: cold war and limited war by Allen Guttmann( Book )

5 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 450 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Life of George Washington by Washington Irving( Book )

12 editions published between 1982 and 2011 in English and held by 440 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Japanese sports : a history
From ritual to record : the nature of modern sportsJapanese sports : a historySports spectatorsSports : the first five millenniaInternational encyclopedia of women and sportsA whole new ball game : an interpretation of American sportsGames and empires : modern sports and cultural imperialismThe erotic in sports
Alternative Names
Allen Guttmann American sport historian and journalist

Allen Guttmann Amerikaans sporthistoricus

Allen Guttmann US-amerikanischer Sporthistoriker

Guttmann, Allen

거트만, 앨런 1932-

구트만, 알렌 1932-

굿만, 앨런 1932-

グットマン, アレン

グットマン, アレン 1932-

グートマン, アレン