Gerald Gems

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General Information

Name: Gerald Gems

Pen Name: None

Genres: Non-Fiction

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois

Website: N/A


Illinois Connection

Gerald Gems lives in Oswego and is a professor at North Central College in Naperville.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gerald R. Gems, is Professor of Health and Physical Education, North Central College, Naperville, Illinois, USA. He is past president of the North American Society for Sport History, member of the board of the International Society for the History of Physical Education and Sport, book review editor of the Journal of Sport History and author more than 100 articles.

Published Works

Windy City Wars, Scarcrow Press, 1997

For Pride, Profit and Patriarchy, Scarcrow Press, 2000

Viet Nam Vignettes, Saint Johann Press, 2006

The Athletic Crusade, University of Nebraska Press, 2006

Sports in American History, Human Kinetics, 2008

Understanding American Sport, Routledge, 2009

The Chicago Sports Reader, University of Illinois Press, 2009

Titles for Purchase and at Your Library

Windy City Wars

ISBN: 0810833050
Release Date: 1997-10-30

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For Pride, Profit, and Patriarchy : Football and the Incorporation of American Cultural Values

ISBN: 0810836858
Release Date: 2000-08-28

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Viet Nam Vignettes: Tales of the Magnificent Bastards

ISBN: 1878282395
Release Date: 2006-02-28

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The Chicago Sports Reader: 100 Years of Sports in the Windy City (Sport and Society)

ISBN: 0252032810
Release Date: 2009-02-18

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Literary Awards

  • (Finalist) Book of the year award, North American Society for Sport History, 2001 , For Pride, Profit, and Patriarchy: Football and the Incorporation of American Cultural Values

Speaking Engagements and Upcoming Appearances

Speaking Engagement Availability: (Yes)

Contact via the North Central College Speakers Bureau

External Links

Gerald Gems on WorldCat

Gerald Gems on Amazon


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