Rob Ruck

Rob Ruck is a professor of history at the University of Pittsburgh. His documentaries include The Republic of Baseball: Dominican Giants of the American Game. He has written for the New York Times, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Salon, and other publications and is the author of Tropic of Football: The Remarkable and Bittersweet Rise of Samoans in the NFL (The New Press). He lives in Pittsburgh.

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Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

A fascinating investigation into the role of football in American Samoan culture and the role of Samoans in American football. . . . A penetrating probe into one of the most intriguing and misunderstood sporting stories of our time.

Books by Rob Ruck

Tropic of Football
The Long and Perilous Journey of Samoans to the NFL

Rob Ruck