The Resource Ball tales : a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction of the 1930s through 1960s, Michelle Nolan

Ball tales : a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction of the 1930s through 1960s, Michelle Nolan

Label
Ball tales : a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction of the 1930s through 1960s
Title
Ball tales
Title remainder
a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction of the 1930s through 1960s
Statement of responsibility
Michelle Nolan
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Chapters cover dime novel heroes; the explosion of sports novels before WWII and its influence on the authors; how $.50 sports novels persisted during the Great Depression; the rise and decline of sports pulps; why sports comics failed; postwar heroes; the lack of sports fiction for females; Duane Decker's Blue Sox books; and sports fiction since 1970"--Provided by publisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nolan, Michelle
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
PS374.S76
LC item number
N65 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Sports stories, American
  • Sports in literature
Label
Ball tales : a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction of the 1930s through 1960s, Michelle Nolan
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What came before: there was never another hero like Frank Merriwell -- The great pulp sports rally during the Depression -- When college football was king on film -- A smattering of adult sports fiction -- The man who beat Merriwell -- Sports fiction strikes out in the comic books -- The longest-running heroes: Chip Hilton and Bronc Burnett -- Duane Decker's unique Blue Sox series -- The sports series also-rans -- John Tunis: the best of the best -- The prolific sports fiction authors -- Making sports history: the girls of Central High -- Sports short stories for young and old -- The departure of drama in sports films -- Appendix A. Sports pulp magazines -- Appendix B. Sports heroes in comic books 1939-1967
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
vii, 279 p.
Isbn
9780786439850
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009051813
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3506410-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3506410
  • (Sirsi) o494981625
  • (OCoLC)494981625
Label
Ball tales : a study of baseball, basketball and football fiction of the 1930s through 1960s, Michelle Nolan
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents
What came before: there was never another hero like Frank Merriwell -- The great pulp sports rally during the Depression -- When college football was king on film -- A smattering of adult sports fiction -- The man who beat Merriwell -- Sports fiction strikes out in the comic books -- The longest-running heroes: Chip Hilton and Bronc Burnett -- Duane Decker's unique Blue Sox series -- The sports series also-rans -- John Tunis: the best of the best -- The prolific sports fiction authors -- Making sports history: the girls of Central High -- Sports short stories for young and old -- The departure of drama in sports films -- Appendix A. Sports pulp magazines -- Appendix B. Sports heroes in comic books 1939-1967
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
vii, 279 p.
Isbn
9780786439850
Isbn Type
(softcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009051813
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
  • 3506410-01okla_normanlaw
  • (SIRSI)3506410
  • (Sirsi) o494981625
  • (OCoLC)494981625

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