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This Season's Books on Sports: A Roundup

Nov 30, 2016 - The New York Times

People who see sports as an escape from the real world might be surprised at just how often the two overlap. The American experience constantly darts into the western Pennsylvania town of Aliquippa in S.L. Price's PLAYING THROUGH THE WHISTLE: Steel, Football, and an American Town (Atlantic Monthly, $27). In the 1930s, Aliquippa was a site of anti-union violence, in part ended when this company town's company, Jones & Laughlin Steel, was on the wrong side of the 1937 Supreme Court decision confir...