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The Resource The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire, John Eisenberg

The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire, John Eisenberg

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The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire
Title
The League
Title remainder
how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire
Statement of responsibility
John Eisenberg
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The epic tale of the five owners who shepherded the NFL through its tumultuous early decades and built the most popular sport in America. The National Football League is a towering, distinctly American colossus spewing out $13 billion in annual revenue. Yet its current dominance has obscured how professional football got its start. In The League, John Eisenberg reveals that Art Rooney, George Halas, Tim Mara, George Preston Marshall, and Bert Bell took an immense risk by investing in the professional game. At that time the sport barely registered on the national scene, where college football, baseball, boxing, and horseracing dominated. The five owners succeeded only because at critical junctures in the 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s each sacrificed the short-term success of his team for the longer-term good of the League. At once a history of a sport and a remarkable story of business ingenuity, The League is an essential read for any fan of our true national pastime
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1956-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Eisenberg, John
Dewey number
796.332/64
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • National Football League
  • Football
  • Sports administration
Label
The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire, John Eisenberg
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018012386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780465048700
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018012386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The League : how five rivals created the NFL and launched a sports empire, John Eisenberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 343-374) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
BRD2018012386
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 397 pages
Isbn
9780465048700
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2018012386
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations

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