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On The Corinthian Spirit: The Decline of Amateurism in Sport Hardcover – 11 May 2006

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  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Yellow Jersey; First Edition edition (11 May 2006)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0224075853
  • ISBN-13: 978-0224075855
  • Product Dimensions: 11.4 x 1.4 x 17.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 150,571 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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"A fantastic read that goes to the heart of what sport is really about." -- Matt Baker, The Big Issue

"Elegant and perceptive" -- Kevin Mitchell, The Observer

"Perceptive and entertaining" -- Will Buckley, The Observer

"Ripping yarns sit alongside sophisticated observations on what makes a pro tick." -- Mark MacKenzie, Independent on Sunday

"Witty and fluent interpretation of Corinthian values." -- Hugh MacDonald, The Herald

"Wonderful" -- Jim White, The Telegraph

"persuasive… admirable style" -- Steeve Poole, The Guardian

Kevin Mitchell picks the best football books -- Observer Books

thoughtful, intelligent and sparely written
-- Independent on Sunday

‘wonderful little polemic.’ -- Telegraph (Sat) Jim White

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A fascinating study of a bygone era: the rise and fall of amateur sportsmen

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