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    • Why Football Matters

    • My Education in the Game
    • By: Mark Edmundson
    • Narrated by: James Jenner
    • Length: 7 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Acclaimed essayist Mark Edmundson reflects on his own rite of passage as a high school football player to get to larger truths about the ways America's Game shapes its men. Football teaches young men self-discipline and teamwork. But football celebrates violence. Football is a showcase for athletic beauty and physical excellence. But football damages young bodies and minds, sometimes permanently. Football inspires confidence and direction. But football instills cockiness, a false sense of superiority.

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Why Teach?

    • In Defense of a Real Education
    • By: Mark Edmundson
    • Narrated by: Jones Allen
    • Length: 6 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
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    We rarely discuss college anymore without bringing up its exorbitant price tag. Is there an education bubble? Is a bachelor's degree worth the investment? If you didn't know better, you'd think universities were only available to us on the stock market. What ever happened to the actual human souls who do the teaching and learning these institutions are rumored to promote? Mark Edmundson, a renowned professor of English at the University of Virginia, has considered the personal meaning of education his whole career.

    Regular price: $19.95