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At the George and Other Essays on Rugby League - Geoffrey Moorhouse

Hodder & Stoughton, 1989, Hardback in Dustwrapper..
Condition: Very Good — in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A little rubbing to the edges of the dust wrapper. Pages lightly age-tanned.

From the cover: “This volume of essays breaks new ground by relating Rugby League to the world the game is played in. Geoffrey Moorhouse sees all forms of football as a social activity that cannot be separated from other patterns of behaviour in those communities pursuing it. As well as rejoicing in the great athletic skills and the sheer courage displayed in Rugby League, and recalling some of the great matches and magnificent players he has seen, he therefore contemplates some wider aspects of the game, never losing sight of the context in which it is played on both sides of the world. The literature of sport, the behaviour of crowds, the English class system, Queensland politics, the effects of climate, European and Australasian architecture, sport as a form of colonialism and an expression of nationalism… By relating these and other topics to the game enjoyed by people each weekend in places as diverse and far apart as Central Park, Wigan, Parramatta Stadium and Wingham Park, Greymouth, Moorhouse in these essays has expanded our perception of Rugby League in a way that no one else has done with any sport since C. L. R. James wrote Beyond a Boundary — about cricket and much else — thirty years ago.”
Size: 8¾" x 5¾"
Number of Pages: 178
ISBN: 0340430400

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