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Sports heroes, fallen idols

Author: Stanley H Teitelbaum
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In a work as timely as the latest fracas on the basketball court or the most recent drug-induced scandal in the dugout, Stanley H. Teitelbaum looks into the circumstances behind so many star athletes' precipitous fall from grace. Why, he asks, do these sports heroes who seem to have it all also seem, increasingly, to have a superhuman proclivity for self-destruction?"
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Teitelbaum, Stanley H.
Sports heroes, fallen idols.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)605929155
Online version:
Teitelbaum, Stanley H.
Sports heroes, fallen idols.
Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2005
(OCoLC)607704485
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Stanley H Teitelbaum
ISBN: 9780803244450 0803244452
OCLC Number: 57549463
Description: xiii, 283 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction --
The need for heroes --
The psyche of the athlete --
Baseball gambling scandals --
Football gambling scandals --
Basketball gambling scandals --
Self-destructive athletes --
Athletes and violence toward women --
Athletes and murder --
Violence between athletes --
Athletes' mental health problems --
Epilogue.
Responsibility: Stanley H. Teitelbaum.
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Looks into the circumstances behind athletes' precipitous fall from grace. This book shows how the very factors that elevate athletes to superstardom can contribute to their downfall. It helps us see  Read more...

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"Stanley Teitelbaum's volume, Sports Heroes, Fallen Idols, is a thoroughly researched book full of entertaining stories about the underbelly of sports."--Max Kellerman, TV & Radio Personality--Max Read more...

 
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