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A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game

Author: Selena Roberts
Publisher: New York : Crown Publishers, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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1973. The Battle of the Sexes--the match that changed everything. Billie Jean King didn't want to play Bobby Riggs. He baited and begged her for months while she ignored his catcalls and challenges. But after Margaret Court's ignominious defeat, Billie knew what she had to do despite the risks: take on the self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig and slay the myths about women and weakness. In this book by New York Times  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Roberts, Selena.
Necessary spectacle.
New York : Crown Publishers, ©2005
(DLC) 2005006408
(OCoLC)58478586
Named Person: Billie Jean King; Bobby Riggs; Billie Jean King; Bobby Riggs
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Selena Roberts
OCLC Number: 607606162
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2010. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (272 pages)
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: The Mother's Day massacre --
Ladies' man --
Tele-visionary --
Step right up --
Blue suede shoes --
A perfect match --
Hiding in public --
Towering threat --
End of an image --
Equal assets --
"There's no pain" --
Last call.
Responsibility: Selena Roberts.
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1973. The Battle of the Sexes--the match that changed everything. Billie Jean King didn't want to play Bobby Riggs. He baited and begged her for months while she ignored his catcalls and challenges. But after Margaret Court's ignominious defeat, Billie knew what she had to do despite the risks: take on the self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig and slay the myths about women and weakness. In this book by New York Times sports columnist Selena Roberts, the whole spectacle returns, reaching beyond two outsize personalities who emerged during a simmering social revolution that pitted chauvinists against feminists. It also chronicles the complex, longtime marriage of Billie Jean and Larry King; the cavalcade of issues that rocked the 1970s, from equal pay to abortion rights; and a wrenching coming-out story recounted in intimate detail by Billie Jean King for the first time.--From publisher description.

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