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Nike is a goddess : the history of women in sports

Author: Mariah Burton Nelson; Lissa Smith
Publisher: New York : Atlantic Monthly Press, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"In a series of thirteen original narratives, each on a particular sport and focusing on the top female athletes who were the foremost figures in their arena, Nike Is a Goddess captures the profound changes women's sports have undergone and pays tribute to the remarkable athletes who led the way." "Written by top female sportswriters from such prestigious publications as The Miami Herald, The New York Times, The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Mariah Burton Nelson; Lissa Smith
ISBN: 0871137267 9780871137265 0871137615 9780871137616
OCLC Number: 39313490
Description: xix, 331 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Track and field : somewhere to run / Kathleen McElroy --
Baseball and softball : swinging for the fences / Amy Ellis Nutt --
Tennis : net profits / Grace Lichtenstein --
Golf : selling their game / Melanie Hauser --
Canoeing, kayaking, rowing, and sailing : women on the water / Anna Seaton Huntington --
Skiing : rhapsody in white / Jean Weiss --
Figure skating : gaining an edge / Michelle Kaufman --
Swimming : from gold spangles to gold medals / Karen Karbo --
Equestrian sports : the highest risks for the boldest of athletes / Jackie C. Burke --
Gymnastics : the battle against time and gravity / Jane Leavy --
Soccer : from the suburbs to the sports arenas / Elise Pettus --
Ice hockey : in from the cold / Barbara Stewart --
Basketball : not quite the game intended / Shelley Smith --
Conclusion : a seismic shift in the culture / Lucy Danziger.
Responsibility: edited by Lissa Smith ; introduction by Mariah Burton Nelson.

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The dramatic story of the rise of women's sports over the last century in a series of original narratives focusing on the great female athletes whose success has changed the game and paved the way  Read more...

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