A History of the GameBook - 2002
Donald M. Fisher traces the evolution of lacrosse from the pre-colonial era to the founding in 2001 of a professional US outdoor league - Major League Lacrosse - told through the stories of the people behind each step in lacrosse's development: Canadian dentist George Beers, the father of the modern game; Rosabelle Sinclair, who played a large role in the 1950s reinforcing the feminine qualities of the women's game; Father Bill Schmeisser, the Johns Hopkins University coach who worked tirelessly to popularize lacrosse in Baltimore; Syracuse coach Laurie Cox, who was to lacrosse what Yale's Walter Camp was to football; 1960s Indian star Gaylord Powless, who endured racist taunts both on and off the field; Oren Lyons and Wes Patterson, who founded the inter-reservation Iroquois Nationals in 1983; and Gary and Paul Gait, the Canadian twins who were All-Americans at Syracuse University and dominated the sport in the 1990s.
Publisher: Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2002.
Characteristics: xii, 361 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
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