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The encyclopedia of North American sports history

by Ralph Hickok

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Published by Facts on File in New York .
Written in English

    Places:
  • North America
    • Subjects:
    • Sports -- North America -- Encyclopedias.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references (p. 562-564) and index.

      StatementRalph Hickok.
      GenreEncyclopedias.
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsGV567 .H518 2002
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxiv, 594 p. :
      Number of Pages594
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3955192M
      ISBN 100816046603, 0816050716
      LC Control Number2001055646

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