Gemma Clarke - Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game — at Politics and Prose at The Wharf

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You might not know it from the available literature, but women have been playing soccer for three hundred years. The first contests took place in the Scottish Highlands and pitted single women against married women—exhibition games for men scouting potential mates. That’s just one of the fascinating details in this long-overdue history of women’s soccer. Interviewing more than fifty players, former players, and coaches—from Mia Hamm and Abby Wambach to dedicated feminists, LGBTQ activists, and working moms—Clarke, a U.S.-based British sports journalist who served as the first female publications editor for a Premier League soccer club, introduces a pantheon of athletic heroes, past and present, and lets them tell the story.

 

Politics and Prose at the Wharf
70 District Square SW
Washington, DC 20008
The Wharf
Non Fiction
Soccerwomen: The Icons, Rebels, Stars, and Trailblazers Who Transformed the Beautiful Game Cover Image
$16.99
ISBN: 9781568589213
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: Bold Type Books - April 16th, 2019