Richard Crepeau

Richard Crepeau is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Central Florida where he taught courses in Sport History and 20th Century American History. He has written extensively in Sport History including books on Major League Baseball and the National Football League. He has written articles in academic publications and newspapers, and has been writing a column for the Sport Literature Association for 25 years which now also appears in the Huffington Post.

He was a Peace Corps Volunteer in Ethiopia in the 1960s and maintained an interest in African history and culture. He is a past president of the North American Society for Sport History, has served on the editorial board, and has been a book reviewer for Arete: The Journal of Sport Literature and The Journal of Sport History. He has been submissions reviewer for The Journal of Sport History and Nine: The Journal of Baseball History and Culture. He also served as a reviewer of both fiction and nonfiction for The Orlando Sentinel. His most recent book is NFL Football: A History of America’s New National Pastime.

His university teaching career beyond the University of Central Florida include assignments in Russia and England, and as a Fulbright Senior Specialist in several Russian universities.  

Book Reviews by Richard Crepeau

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Three of the most recognized letters in sport today are CTE, representing the brain disease, chronic traumatic encephalopathy. Dr.

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In the first two decades of the 20th century in the United States, the national mood changed radically from one of heady optimism to dissolution.

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“the meaning of sports has been changed by technoscience, and in the next century, change is likely to accelerate.”

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It has been 20 years since the publication of Arundhati Roy’s Booker Prize Winning first novel, The God of Small Things.

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For Detroit Tigers fans and for baseball fans in general, Hank Greenberg is remembered as one of the greatest players in Tigers history.

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For those who lived through the sixties, this account of some of the major events and people of the decade is certain to resonate.

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“Coover’s Huck Out West stands alongside Twain’s original as a worthy companion to that of the master storyteller of the 19th century.”

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“a compelling story conveying a powerful social and cultural critique along with a marvelous portrait of the beauties and wonders of Kenya . . .”

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Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 transformed women’s sports in America and is now a familiar historical marker.

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The current controversy over the name “Redskins” and the reputation of team owner Dan Snyder seem to be a natural legacy of the team founder and owner George Preston Marshall.