Subject Area: Sports, Travel, Leisure & Recreation

American Travel Narratives as a Literary Genre From 1542-1832 the Art of a Perpetual Journey
1993 0-7734-9304-2
This work establishes the shared theme, topics and stylistic traits of American travel narratives. Though the narratives span three hundred years and the authors belong to three different populations (explorers, colonial settlers, and American citizens), their writings may be grouped together as a genre and assessed by the same standards as other literary works.

An Interdisciplinary Study of Sport as a Symbolic Hunt a Theory of the Origin and Nature of Sport Based on Paleolithic Hunting
2000 0-7734-7685-7
The interdisciplinary approach uses historical analysis supplemented with anthropological and education research in developing the theory of sport based on Paleolithic hunting. This theory explains the origin of proto-sport based upon recreational hunting, practicing component hunting skills and training the young for subsistence hunting. Primary sources include ancient sculptures, coins and sport equipment, government documents, and portions of televised sportscasts. Figures include graphs that depict the types of hunting, the evolution of sportive contests and the historical development of major sports. With many color illustrations.

Basic Issues in Sports Ethics: The Many Ways of Cheating
2009 0-7734-3909-9
This book argues that cheating not only destroys the integrity of sports, it destroys the integrity of the athlete and everyone who either supports cheating or allows it to happen. Majors topics such as “athletics is over the edge,”“performance-enhancing substances,”“victory with honor,”“negative impact of marketers,” and “accountability” are discussed in reference to the “cheat pushers” who must not be allowed access to those who love athletics.

Beginning Politics in the Reproductive Cycle of Children's Tales and Games in Iran an Historical Inquiry
1992 0-7734-9228-3
This study focuses on Iranian tales as a medium for the transmission of mode of thought, behavior, and social values in the process of socialization, and in the social reproduction of the superstructure. Comparisons with Turkey, China and Arab countries isolate a complex of motifs that occur only in Iranian tales, and then treat the relation of these pertinent motifs with Iran's socio-historical reality. The historical development of Chess, one of the oldest games popular among Iranians, and its impact on their socialization process is also discussed. The inquiry concludes by comparing the historical process of social rise and the social ambitions of the Iranian political elite on the basis of the games and tales they are brought up with.

Bibliography on Psychological Tests Used in Research and Practice in Sport and Exercise Psychology
2002 0-7734-7001-8


British Sea Captain Alexander Hamilton’s New Account of the East Indies (17th-18th Century)
2002 0-7734-7212-6
This is a new edition of one of the most important accounts of the Indian Ocean and Asia during the late 17th century. It is heavily annotated with hundreds of footnotes, and completely indexed. Since its first publication in Scotland and England ( in 1727 and 1744, respectively), it has only been republished once, in a limited edition in 1930. It is a fascinating insight into the life of a Scottish seafarer, and an extraordinary history of southeast Asia, the Indian Ocean, and other areas. Hamilton was an eye-witness to wars, pirate attacks, scheming English and Asian profiteers, and imprisonment. This edition is taken from the original text of the 1727 edition. Footnotes assist clarification of minor points of history and obsolete terms or names. A Glossary of place names updating Hamilton’s phonetic version to a current nomenclature is given at the end of the text.

Celts and Their Games and Pastimes
2002 0-7734-7171-5
In addition to examining their games and pastimes, this study examines the Celtic psyche and culture. It examines all the Celtic peoples: Scotland, Ireland, Wales, Cornwall, Isle of Man, Brittany, Basque Region, Icelandic Connections; children’s Celtic games; and dance and music. This book fills a gap in the recreation literature of the warrior people known as the Celts and knits together the common threads that exist between the various Celtic nations.

Chasse, Hockey et Baseball Dans Le Roman Québécois. Le Chasseur Comme Fondement Identitaire
2009 0-7734-4770-9
This work examines the interplay between cultural memory and fiction through the exploration of the notion of territory within the sport discourses and three Québécois novels ( L’Élan d’Amérique, by Angré Langevin (1972); Le Coeur de la baleine bleue, by Jacques Poulin ([1970] 1987); and Louis Caron’s L’emmitouflé ([1977] 1991).

Comparative Anthology of Baseball Around the World
2006 0-7734-5914-6
Winner of the Adele Mellen Prize for Contribution to Scholarship

This book begins with chapters devoted to baseball’s much-disputed beginnings and baseball in North America. There are also individual chapters devoted to baseball in Asia, Latin and South America, Australia and countries “down under,” Europe, Africa, and nearly every country imaginable. Along with names of individuals who brought baseball to these sometimes far-away regions, the author nonetheless interjects items related to baseball that will be new or pleasingly familiar to the most ardent fan. Although geared to a select audience, nearly all baseball fans will find something about America’s pastime – now grown to global proportions – to hold their interest and to provoke discussion.

Croquet and Its Influences on Victorian Society: The First Game that Men and Women Could Play Together Socially
2012 0-7734-4516-1
The work argues that the ascendency of croquet as a popular sport in England during the middle to late nineteenth century was a direct result of class. He traces the history of the sport and finds that it was one of if not the first sport that men and women could enjoy together. The game initially had an elite social status attached to it: it was first seen as a game suitable for the British gentry, especially for those families whose estates had extensive lawns, or for families wealthy enough to join croquet clubs. It attracted many people because it had a certain ‘snob’ appeal and formed as an upper class leisure time activity, and developed with the middle class due to their rising number at that time.

Cultural History of Association Football in Scotland, 1865-1902: Understanding Sports as a Way of Understanding Society
2013 0-7734-4525-0
Soccer, or football as it is called in Europe, became professionalized in the late nineteenth century. This is the story of how the sport grew in popularity, and eventually became the predominant sport in Scotland. Beyond the mere Rangers versus Celtic rivalry that has risen to epic, almost mythological proportions, this book discusses the social impact of the sport on the entire country. It shows how Scotland became a modern society and its sports and entertainment evolved along with the rest of the country, and how soccer became a national pastime.

Cultural Influences of William Gibson, the Father of Cyberpunk Science Fiction.
2007 0-7734-5467-5
William Gibson (b 1948), since the publication of his first, award-winning novel, Neuromancer (1984), has been celebrated as a breath of fresh air in the realm of science fiction. This anthology of essays is an attempt to analyze Gibsons literary technique, his sustained critique of emerging technologies, and the nature of how fiction writing in general is continually categorized and canonized in the Postmodern Age.

Danish Version of Mandeville’s Travels in Sixteenth-Century Epitome
1998 0-7734-8261-X


Dictionary of Cricketing Terminology
1998 0-7734-8266-0
The idiom of cricket can seem incomprehensible to the uninitiated. This dictionary, containing some 3,530 headwords and sense divisions, seeks to present a comprehensive picture of the language of cricket in the hope that the arcane will be rendered accessible to the newcomer and that even those well-versed in cricket lore may find something of interest. Includes terms of art, informal and slang designations, clichés and metaphors used by players and commentators to describe what happens on the field of play. Entries are arranged in alphabetical order. Phrases are recorded under the headword thought likely to be turned to first and are cross-referenced from other significant words. 6,530 examples of usage are provided.

Essays on Heroism in Sport in Ireland and France
2002 0-7734-6919-2


Exercise Physiology as a Career
2006 0-7734-5629-5
This book is designed to be a guide and sourcebook for persons considering exercise physiology as a career. This handbook contains 20 chapters, divided into five parts: (1) Introduction; (2) Exercise Physiology; (3) Professionalism; (4) Healthcare Professionals; and (5) The Exercise Physiology Niche. The book contains a wealth of information on the various aspects of the field, including helpful definitions of exercise physiology, what courses one should take in high school, which colleges and universities offer specialized programs in exercise physiology and the specific courses required, the kinds of employment opportunities in the field, how to look for a job, the salary range, the accrediting process, and much more. First-person comments by graduates from The College of St. Scholastica, who shared their professional experiences following graduation, provide a valuable viewpoint.

Exercise Physiology as a Healthcare Profession
2012 0-7734-2602-7
This is a book about the future of exercise physiology as a healthcare profession. It is not a book about exercise physiology as a research discipline, but about you, the student of exercise physiology, and about the academic exercise physiologists, and how they can create a credible future for their students. This book was written with the express purpose of talking about the change process and how it is needed for exercise physiologists to work in healthcare. For instance, there are chapters about giving shape to the future, professionalism and leadership, and the courage to do what seems to be the impossible. Deep within each of us is the need to face reality with hope and courage to speak from the heart. It is here that real change and a shared vision takes place. Thus, this book is my effort to show the reader how to go about creating professionalism in exercise physiology. It is here that the reader comes to understand the importance of the ASEP Board Certification, Code of Ethics, Accreditation, and Standards of Professional Practice. After all, exercise is medicine, and the ASEP leadership has provided the blueprint to assist the academic community in developing this awareness and applying it to all aspects of exercise physiology tomorrow and beyond.

Exercise Physiology: Professional Issues, Organizational Concerns, and Ethical Trends
2005 0-7734-6077-2
This book describes the founding and importance of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (ASEP). It explores the professional issues, organizational concerns, and ethical trends that all exercise physiologists face. A significant purpose of this study is to continue the changes in exercise physiology and the expected professional results for decades to come. This book also emphasizes the work of the ASEP leadership in creating the professional infrastructure for exercise physiology.

Experienced Hunter and Marksman
2005 0-7734-6288-0
In the year 1832 a Spanish press published a book on the hunting experience of a local gentleman. This book was intended to be a manual on how to hunt. We do not know the name of the author, only his initials: D. J. M. G. N. This vademecum is the product of many years of field work which started, according to the author, in 1772. It is rich in historical detail and overlooks nothing. The strength of the writer comes from an excellent knowledge of the Spanish country and forest that includes most of the flora and fauna known at that time. The narrative is so remarkable that even the modern man can learn about a past way of life with its technology and scientific observation still practised by many minimalists in search of the pure adventure.

Function of Contemporary Travel Narratives in the French, Anglo, and Latin Americas: Mixing and Expanding Cultural Identities
2011 0-7734-1545-9
This edited collection examines various perspectives on contemporary forms of travel and displacement in the Americas.

No other collection or monograph has been published that engages the genre of travel writing in such comprehensively hemispheric terms. The text examines new forms of displacement that characterize a globalized and increasingly interconnected world, and reexamines earlier forms of displacement in a new way.

Hawaiian Sports in the Twentieth Century
2002 0-7734-7050-6


Hemingway's Debt to Baseball in the Old Man and the Sea
1992 0-7734-9546-0
Ernest Hemingway's lifelong fascination with baseball finds its ultimate expression in The Old Man and the Sea. This work brings together many of the commentaries that contributed individually and collectively to our understanding of baseball's role in the fiction. They exhibit the extent of Hemingway's familiarity with the sport and its participants; provide needed historical annotation on players and managers; explore the complexities of Santiago's relationship to Joe DiMaggio; identify for the first time the actual games and events underlying the fictional account; and enable interested readers to determine for themselves the aptness of baseball to Hemingway's theme of courage and determination. The writers whose work appears here agree that Hemingway, acclaimed as both athlete and artist, frequently sought to transform the evanescence of sport into the permanence of art.

Hero and Anti-Hero in the American Football Novel
2006 0-7734-5554-X
This book features an examination of the rise and evolution of the football narrative (1870 to present) in order to analyze and define the process by which American men have sought to fashion masculine identity over the last century. The athletic hero functions as a representative of a larger number of templates or centers (the religious man, the business tycoon, the family man, the rebel, etc), many of which have been used by various men to make meaning of their lives. By using the literature as a lens through which to examine the center of the athletic hero, the author concludes that the process of masculinity that most men have been working through via athletic and other centers can be termed “ironic resistance”, a condition which features the creation, elevation and maintenance of various centers due to a number of cultural factors that men adopt as a basis for their identity, then question, and then fully resist. However, because they have no other workable alternatives, men wind up in an ironic, circular, sometimes destructive process: at the same time rejecting and clinging to the only centers they see available to them.

History of Lehigh University’s Athletic Extra- Curriculum, 1866-1998
2016 1-4955-0293-7
This study adds to scholarship on intercollegiate athletics in the United States by analyzing the efforts of one school to balance its athletic ambitions with its academic priorities. It highlights the individuals and groups who participated in helping to build the athletic extra-curriculum at Lehigh University, and by extension, shaped the school’s athletic culture.


Hunting in the Western Tradition Volume One. The Western Hunting Tradition
1999 0-7734-8209-1
First of a four-volume series on the origins of American hunting rights. It is the overall contention of this series that there exiests a substantial and virtually uncontradicted corpus of material that buttresses this, one of mankind's most substantial and ancient rights. The philosophical tradtions are interpreted, as well as the political traditions of the hunt and the sociopolitical climate in which hunting has been, and still is, practiced. Table of contents: Man the Hunter; Our Ancient Hunting Heritage; Our Hunting Heritage – England; How the Hunt Was Conducted; The Amerindian's Method of Hunting; European Impact on Amerindian Hunting; Hunting and the American Experience; Bibliography; Index

Hunting in the Western Tradition Volume Two. Our Hunting Heritage- The Written Tradition, c. 800 BC - 1925 AD
1999 0-7734-8211-3


Identity in Ethnic Leisure Pursuits
1992 0-7734-9801-X
This study examines leisure pursuits in two Black ethnic groups (African Americans and Jamaicans), and two categories of Whites (Italians and other Whites). The systematic comparison of these groups yields useful information on factors influencing participation in leisure activities. Part one discusses the access models, then goes on to a profile of New Haven, with examinations of ethnic hangouts, cooking, media, and festival. Part two focuses specifically on urban park use.

Image of God in the Human Body: Essays on Christianity and Sports
2008 0-7734-5142-0
This work uses sports as a metaphor for humanity itself. Using a biblical structure: creation, fall, and redemption, the editors show how God may have intended us to enjoy sport, how we have corrupted sport, and how we might reattach ourselves to God’s original purposes through sport.

Integrating Spirituality and Exercise Physiology: Toward a New Understanding of Health
2010 0-7734-3679-0
This book proposes that health care is not just about physical abilities but mental and spiritual beliefs as well. The author argues for a more complex understanding of the psycho-physiological connection and advocates for a more holistic approach that may presently be perceived as a radical way to think about the practice of exercise and exercise physiology as a profession.

Internationalization of European Sports Teams and the Issue of National Citizenship
2011 0-7734-3941-2
The migration of professional soccer players to European countries is not a new phenomenon, but the volume and composition of these flows have changed substantially since the 1990s, when a court ruling established that restrictions on players from other European Union countries violate European Union law. This court ruling not only dramatically changed the national composition of Western European soccer teams, but also of volleyball and handball teams. using geographic techniques, this book investigates current migration patterns of professional players to Western European soccer, volleyball and handball teams. As opposed to previous studies, this study takes a comparative approach, comparing and contrasting not only three sports, but also different Western European host countries. This comparative approach allows the development of a comprehensive framework for explaining these migration flows. This book also analyzes the impact that migration flows have on national teams, as more flexible citizenship rules now allow national teams to draw from a wider spectrum of potential players. The high degree of internationalization of sport leagues in Western Europe, as well as the more flexible citizenship rules in several European countries, show that sports can transcend political borders in a variety of ways.

John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours, 1837-1838
2007 0-7734-5191-9
This work examines John Ruskin’s Romantic Tours to the Lake District and Scotland in the summers of 1837 and 1838. The author offers reconstructions of the itineraries, presents a sequence of fifty-two drawings made on those journeys, and provides his first sustained critique in what was to be Ruskin’s formative work of architectural criticism, the fourteen essays which make up The Poetry of Architecture. This book contains 52 black and white photographs.

Lone Sailors and Spiritual Insights
2005 0-7734-6039-X
This book examines a number of autobiographical and biographical works which substantiate the author’s thesis that solo sailors, who face peril at sea and come to terms with the sea’s indifference, can undergo a transformation which leads to what he terms spiritual purpose or ‘moral presence’.

Memories From the Field-Diary of a University Professor's Hunting Trips
2005 0-7734-6102-7


One Hundred Year History of Women’s Sports at the University of Nebraska: From Nineteenth- Century Victorian Physical Education to the 1972 Title IX Act
2015 1-4955-0372-0
“Lowenthal’s monograph on the rivalry between Mabel Lee and Louise Pound at the University of Nebraska, fills an important void in the current scholarship on the history of women in intercollegiate athletics and physical education. In many ways, these two women, though they took a decidedly different approach to women’s athletics, were pioneers in the area of women’s physical education.”
-Dr. Jeanne T. Heidler,
Professor of History, Chief American History Division,
United States Air Force Academy



One- Hundred Years of Black College Coaching: The True Pioneers 1890-1990
2016 1-4955-0482-4
The emergence of black college sports during the late 1800s is one of the greatest, yet unheralded, sports stories of the past 100 years. The research documented in this book will correct an omission in sports history by identifying black college coaching pioneers at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) from 1890 to 1990 who made significant contributions to college sports in American.

Origins and Rise of the British Distillery
1999 0-7734-8007-2
This highly original monograph substantiates the industry's rise and contributions in an age when distilled beverages had much good to contribute to mankind and added to the power of the West to explore, to trade, and to conquer where others sickened and failed. Contains rich anecdotal material and contemporary observations that illuminate the subject from Tudor times to the mid-18th century. With illustrations.

Perfectionism, Mood States, and Disordered Eating in Female Athletes and Performers
2002 0-7734-6902-8
According to the report of National Women’s Health Center, attitudes that lay the groundwork for developing disordered eating occur as early as fourth or fifth grade. This study examines the factors that contribute to eating disorders in females athletes, filling a gap in the existing scholarship on the subject.

Philosophical Reflections on Physical Strength: Does a Strong Mind Need a Strong Body?
2010 0-7734-3825-4
This collection of essays philosophically examines strength, considered in its brute, physical sense. This is the only book of its kind solely dedicated to physical strength. Each contributor has expertise in strength sports, three at the world-class level, or in an area of philosophy of sport, related to strength.

Philosophy of Baseball
2006 0-7734-5889-1
Western philosophy began with two monumental aspirations: to unravel the mysteries of the universe and to construct the best recipe for living the good life. Today, sports play a major role in the lives of many people. A striking correlation exists between the noblest virtues of baseball and discussions of living the good life by the greatest thinkers in the history of philosophy.

The book explains the nine virtues of playing and eleven commandments of coaching baseball. These virtues and commandments are then connected to the best ways to live the good life according to the wisdom of classical and contemporary philosophers such as Camus, Epictetus, Gramsci, Machiavelli, Marx, Nietzsche, Nozick, Plato, Sartre, Schopenhauer, Socrates, and Unger.

Professional Wrestling, the Myth, the Mat, and American Popular Culture
2003 0-7734-6625-8
This book attempts to provide answers as to why wrestling is so popular, and illustrates the symbolic functions of wrestling as an act of social meaning. Throughout the history of professional wrestling, its peaks in popularity can be directly correlated with the political, social, and cultural events of the time. The structure has traditionally been one of good vs. evil, fashioned after the traditional morality play, though this model has recently changed. Wrestling’s villains have always represented a threat to our nation state and our livelihood. The heroes have always been for, and usually of, the people, enacting our hopes and desires through their exploits in the ring. Through analyses of past wrestling matches and storylines, it is shown that wrestling acts as myth in the same way that other genres such as westerns have done.

Professionalization of Exercise Physiology: Certification, Accreditation, and Standards of Practice of the American Society of Exercise Physiologists (asep)
2009 0-7734-4855-1
This book is written to inform and to help students and exercise physiologists think and reflect on the many issues, challenges, management, and visionary thinking that the profession embraces today.

Reclaiming Charles Weidman (1901-1975): An American Dancer's Life and Legacy
2007 0-7734-5463-2
Charles Weidman (1901-1975), a distinguished dancer and choreographer, is recognized as an originator of twentieth-century American dance. This study traces Weidman’s life from his early years in the Midwest, including his training at the Denishawn School, his friendship with Martha Graham and José Limón, his partnership with Doris Humphrey and Pauline Lawrence, in establishing their Humphrey-Weidman School and Company, to the formation of the Expression of Two Arts Theatre with visual artist Mikhail Santaro. This work examines Weidman’s concert works, Broadway shows, and opera productions, where his modern dance ideas revitalized these theatrical forms. Weidman’s training system is analyzed by stressing its lineage, his men’s group, rebound principle, floor work, use of drums and rhythm, and his kinetic pantomime. The study follows global influences on early modern dance, of which Weidman was a part, and which were motivating factors in his artistic development. This work investigates how Weidman’s aesthetic values are related to modernism; his interest in preserving his works for future generations; it also contains recollections from dancers who have performed with Weidman. Now, thirty years after his death, evidence is beginning to shed new light on Charles Weidman’s enormous influence upon and legacy for modern American dance. This book contains 39 photos.

Reference Manual for Human Performance Measurement in the Field of Physical Education and Sports Sciences
1996 0-7734-8788-3
This reference manual provides an authoritative text on a wide range of human performance tests. It brings together into a manageable volume the methods, results and references from the world literature. It is a working manual, designed for students and staff to use as a source reference when testing for human performance. Other texts provide a brief description of the specific tests and the journals supply information on the results from those tests. This manual combines the two and thus provides the reader with a ready source reference to enable action. Wherever possible, values from the tests are presented in the form of graphs. This means that the reader can plot local results against previously published work and thus make rapid comparisons. The scope of the manual is also impressive with 30 individual texts described and evaluated. Scholars in physical education, sports sciences and related areas of study will welcome a reference manual which provides the basis for their own investigations in addition to setting out the expected norms for each text. As with all Mellen books, this manual is also available at a special text price.

Role of Sports in the Formation of Personal Identities: Studies in Community Loyalties
2012 0-7734-2666-3
This is a collection of essays examining the role of sports in shaping personal and national identity. Studies ranging from skateboarding as resistance to conformity, cricket and the imagined community of Yorkshire, gender identity and rock climbing, and violence in soccer, among others are offered in this text. A theme the authors discuss at length is how communities are formed on the basis of sports, and how different identities emerge out of these shared experiences, and whether there is a socio-political aspect to this process. The contributing scholars undertook their studies in such fields as sociology, cultural and media studies, history, and also in sports studies.

Sex Before Athletic Competition: Myth or Fact
2008 0-7734-5137-4
The first of its kind, this book examines the anecdotal evidence and the empirical literature pertaining to the physiology of sexual activities, seeking to dispel myths associated with sex’s negative impact on athletic performance.

Significance of Gardening in British India
2004 0-7734-6275-9
This book is a multi-faceted study of the role of gardening in British India with several accompanying illustrations- it is a study of imperial history, environmental history, cultural history and women's history .

First, as a study in imperial history that shows how the British used landscape architecture to convey images of power to both themselves and the Indians.

Second, as a study in environmental history, this book traces the way in which the British established a whole series of Botanical gardens centered at Kew in London. Tea and cincinchona (an antidote for malaria) were imported to be grown in India, while opium was forcibly exported to China. Without cincinchona, imperialism would have been medically impossible and without tea or opium, imperialism would have not been immensely profitable.

Third, this is a study in cultural history, exploring how the British tried to modify India by creating their own cultural retreat - the hill station.

Finally, this book deals with women's history. Gardening became a means by which English women occupied themselves, creating a little England to alleviate the intense homesickness.

Skis and Skiing: From the Stone Age to the Birth of the Sport
2003 0-7734-6787-4
This book examines the prehistory and history of skiing from thousands of years ago to the late 19th century. It brings together a wealth of information available only in obscure publications, most of them either out of print and essentially unavailable, or inaccessible to most because they are in Norwegian, Swedish, Finnish, Icelandic, Russian, etc.. It particularly examines the contributions of the hunter-gatherer Sámi culture in the evolution of skis and skiing. With many illustrations.

Sport as a Spiritual Practice: Mastery, Failure, and Transcendence in the Life of Athletes
2010 0-7734-1472-X
TThis work examines how the individual player moves toward a religious enlightenment through sport. It argues that this spiritual enlightenment is uniquely her or his own without the trappings of doctrinal creeds or traditional religious discourse.

Traditional Holidays During the Fifteenth Through Seventeenth Centuries in England
2012 0-7734-4051-8
The book argues that the English people in the early modern period magnified their daily activities during holidays and recounting these activities in their folklore. Magnified socio-economic, gendered, and even ageist tensions of the writers as well as among the people of whom they write. These tales are told through several forms; for instance in letters, diaries, witchcraft trial pamphlets, chronicles, and folklore, which are the primary source documents that are examined.

Use of Sports to Promote the American Way of Life During the Cold War: Cultural Propaganda, 1945-1963
2008 0-7734-5074-2
This work investigates the use of sport in the first two decades of the Cold War to resist Communism by strengthening the American Way of Life. Each of the Cold War’s key players used athletics as a means of advancing political ideologies. The book also evaluates the gains and losses of minorities in this era.

Welsh Noblewomen in the Thirteenth Century: An Historical Study of Medieval Welsh Law and Gender Roles
2009 0-7734-4672-9
This book analyzes the role of Welsh noblewomen thirteenth-century Welsh history. It discusses their absence from this history until recently and examines several outstanding Welsh noblewomen. The women studied include the mothers, wives and daughters of the native Welsh rulers of Gwynedd as well as noblewomen from northern Powys, Cydewain, and Ceredigion. This book contains twelve color photographs.

What Students Learned in Gym Class
2010 0-7734-3744-9
This book explores how personal experiences in mandatory K-12 physical education classes affect adult health and exercise habits. It offers a platform of understanding into the diverse experiences of gym class and how these experiences can produce repercussions throughout life.

Why Do People Run?: Competitive Sport, Daily Exercise, or Community Event
2010 0-7734-1431-2
This work examines the evolution of road racing in America from elite marathons to charity races for the masses. It also analyzes the role of advertising and marketing in this transformation.

Working Class Gambling in Britain c. 1906-1960s
2007 0-7734-5374-1
This book examines the class nature of gambling in Britain which made the off-course ready-money gambling of the working-class illegal while permitting the middle-class off-course credit gambling. It rejects the views of the National Anti-Gambling League that working-class gambling was an excessive waste of money and suggests that it was, by and large, ‘a bit of a flutter’ by the working classes. Using rarely used Home Office and police evidence, it suggests that both the police and the Home Office would have liked the Street Betting Act of 1906, and other restrictive legislation, removed since it was an impediment to good relations with the working classes upon which the police relied for evidence of serious crimes.