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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gerald Gems  

Pen Name: None

Genre: C:ADULT Non-Fiction

Born: 1947 in Chicago, Illinois


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.

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Titles At Your Library


-- *(Finalist) Book of the year award, North American Society for Sport History, 2001 , '' For Pride, Profit, and Patriarchy