Baker, William (1938 - )

Genre: Non-Fiction, Non-Fiction - Scholarly

Dr. William J. Baker is history professor emeritus at the University of Maine. He is retired and living in Bass Harbor. He was born in Chattanooga, TN where he grew up "romping among Civil War relics" in the Chickamauga Battle Park near Rossville, GA. He received his B.A. from Furman University,a B.D. from Southeastern Seminary,and a Ph.D. from Cambridge University. He taught briefly at East Tennessee State University, Tusculum College, and the University of North Carolina, Charlotte. His fields of study are Modern British History and Sports History.


  • Beyond Port and Prejudice: Charles Lloyd of Oxford, 1784-1829 (1981)
  • Sports in the Western World (1982, 1988)
  • Jesse Owens: An American Life (1986)
  • If Christ Came to the Olympics (2000)