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Jewish jocks : an unorthodox hall of fame

Author: Franklin Foer; Marc Tracy
Publisher: New York : Twelve, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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With contributions from celebrated Jewish writers including David Remnick, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Dahlia Lithwick, provides an overview of the most influential Jewish figures in sports, from Howard Cosell to Sandy Koufax.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Franklin Foer; Marc Tracy
ISBN: 9781455516131 1455516139
OCLC Number: 776526126
Description: xiv, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Daniel Mendoza : the king's pugilist / Simon Schama --
Max Nordau : philosopher of the muscle Jews / Timothy Snyder --
Barney Sedran : tiny baller / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein --
Benny Leonard : Mama said knock you out / Franklin Foer --
Mose Solomon : the hunt for the Hebrew Ruth / Robert Weintraub --
Whitey Bimstein : cutman / Douglas Century --
Sidney Franklin : matador from Flatbush / Tom Rachman --
Arnold Rothstein : American Shylock / Ron Rosenbaum --
Barney Ross : Kaddish for a welterweight / Buzz Bissinger --
Marty Reisman : ping-pong wizard / Howard Jacobson --
Hank Greenberg : the plot against Greenberg? / Ira Berkow --
Helene Mayer : fencing for Hitler / Joshua Cohen --
Al Rosen : I'm not Greenberg / David Margolick --
Sid Luckman : Hebrew mind, cossack body / Rich Cohen --
Grigory Novak : Soviet strongman / David Bezmozgis --
Jack Molinas : the point-shaver / Chad Millman --
Dolph Schayes : power forward / Marc Tracy --
Red Auerbach : the coach who never paid retail / Steven Pinker Shirley Povich : conscience of the capital / Noam Scheiber --
Sandy Koufax : best Bar Mitzvah guest ever / Jane Leavy --
Bennie Muller : Voetbal after Auschwitz / Simon Kuper --
Marvin Miller : three strikes and a walkout / Dahlia Lithwick --
Jimmy Jacobs : Mike Tyson's four-wall rabbi / Mark Singer --
Joel Silver : ultimate producer / Mark Oppenheimer --
Art Shamsky : miracle Met / David Brooks --
Red Holzman : the constant gardner / Todd Gitlin --
Bobby Fischer : the unnatural / Jonathan Safran Foer --
Yossef Romano : martyrs of Munich / Deborah Lipstadt --
Ron Mix : the righteous tackle / Josh Levin --
Mark Spitz : pool shark / Judith Shulevitz --
Robert Lipsyte : Lippy and me / Sam Lipsyte --
Howard Cosell : the mouth / David Remnick --
Nancy Lieberman : lady Magic / Kevin Arnovitz --
Renee Richards : cross-court winner / Emily Bazelon --
Shep Messing : keeper of the Cosmos / David Hirshey --
Daniel Okrent : every man's fantasy / Jonathan Mahler --
Harold Solomon : the moon-baller / Lawrence Summers --
Al Davis : the Raider / Ben Wallace-Wells --
Harvey "Sifu" Sober : Harvey the sensei / Shalom Auslander --
Mathieu Schneider : Lord Stanley's kiddush cup / Jonah Keri --
Bud Selig : a defense / David Leonhardt --
Corey Pavin : putting for Jesus / L. Jon Wertheim --
Kerri Strug : my left foot / David Plotz --
Bill Goldberg : Hezbollah's favorite wrestler / Jeffrey Goldberg --
Tamir Goodman : the Jewish Jordan / Avi Zvi Zenilman --
Eyal Berkovic : soccer sabra / Etgar Keret --
Don Lerman : the Ben Franklin of competitive eating / Liel Leibovitz --
Adam Greenberg : once-hit wonder / Stephen J. Dubner --
Mark Cuban : the twelve-year-old owner / George Packer --
Theo Epstein : the baseball genius who didn't save the world / Mark Leibovich.
Responsibility: edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy.

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With contributions from celebrated Jewish writers including David Remnick, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Dahlia Lithwick, provides an overview of the most influential Jewish figures in sports, from Howard Cosell to Sandy Koufax.

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"A skillful collection... through its sheer comprehensiveness, JEWISH JOCKS also makes the argument that the Jewish athlete isn't an anomaly." ""Los Angeles Times"""

 
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