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Idols of the game : a sporting history of the American century

Author: Robert Lipsyte; Peter Levine
Publisher: Atlanta : Turner Pub. ; Kansas City, Mo. : Distributed by Andrews and McMeel, ©1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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A social history of American sport, told through profiles of sixteen of the twentieth century's most famous athletes, studying the increasing trend toward commercialism in sports, and looking at the changing attitudes toward African-Americans, women, and other minorities.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Biographies
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Lipsyte; Peter Levine
ISBN: 1570361541 9781570361548
OCLC Number: 32508580
Description: 368 pages : portraits ; 25 cm
Contents: John L. Sullivan --
Jack Johnson --
Jim Thorpe --
Knute Rockne --
Babe Ruth --
Babe Didrikson --
Joe Louis --
Jackie Robinson --
Mickey Mantle --
Arnold Palmer --
Vince Lombardi --
Muhammad Ali --
Bilie Jean King --
Arnold Schwarzenegger --
Michael Jordan --
Martina Navaratilova.
Responsibility: by Robert Lipsyte and Peter Levine.

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A social history of American sport, told through profiles of sixteen of the twentieth century's most famous athletes, studying the increasing trend toward commercialism in sports, and looking at the changing attitudes toward African-Americans, women, and other minorities.

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