Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read.
Start by marking “Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports” as Want to Read:
Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports
Enlarge cover
Rate this book
Clear rating
Open Preview

Power Plays: Politics, Football, and Other Blood Sports

3.5 of 5 stars 3.50  ·  rating details  ·  2 ratings  ·  0 reviews
The pursuit and wielding of power may be America's most intoxicating and sometimes revolting pastime. John M. Barry, award-winning author of "Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America" (1997), purveys American uses and abuses of might in the media, in Washington, in Olympians, and in college football.

With "Power Plays: Politics, Football,
...more
Hardcover, 214 pages
Published October 1st 2001 by University Press of Mississippi
more details... edit details

Friend Reviews

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Reader Q&A

To ask other readers questions about Power Plays, please sign up.

Be the first to ask a question about Power Plays

This book is not yet featured on Listopia. Add this book to your favorite list »

Community Reviews

(showing 1-20 of 20)
filter  |  sort: default (?)  |  rating details
Will
Will marked it as to-read
Dec 21, 2014
Geoffrey Young
Geoffrey Young marked it as to-read
Dec 02, 2014
Robert
Robert marked it as to-read
Oct 09, 2014
Bryanna
Bryanna is currently reading it
Apr 22, 2014
Sara
Sara marked it as to-read
Feb 11, 2014
Matthewphilbrook
Matthewphilbrook marked it as to-read
Jan 03, 2014
Lena F
Lena F marked it as to-read
Dec 05, 2013
Peggy Stinson
Peggy Stinson marked it as to-read
Oct 03, 2013
Kathleen
Kathleen marked it as to-read
Mar 30, 2013
Vettius29
Vettius29 marked it as to-read
Feb 07, 2012
Jennifer
Jennifer marked it as to-read
Dec 10, 2011
Christopher York
Christopher York marked it as to-read
Oct 11, 2011
Adam
Adam marked it as to-read
Jan 08, 2011
Emily Ann Meyer
Emily Ann Meyer marked it as to-read
Aug 19, 2010
John
John marked it as to-read
Apr 26, 2010
captain
captain marked it as to-read
May 03, 2009
John
John marked it as to-read
Jul 20, 2008
There are no discussion topics on this book yet. Be the first to start one »
16328
John M. Barry is an American author and historian, perhaps best known for his books on the Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 the influenza pandemic of 1918and his book on the development of the modern form of the ideas of separation of church and state and individual liberty. His most recent book is Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty (Viking ...more
More about John M. Barry...
The Great Influenza: The Story of the Deadliest Pandemic in History Rising Tide: The Great Mississippi Flood of 1927 and How It Changed America Roger Williams and the Creation of the American Soul: Church, State, and the Birth of Liberty The Ambition and the Power: The Fall of Jim Wright : A True Story of Washington The Creation of the American Soul: Roger Williams, Church and State, and the Birth of Liberty

Share This Book