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Powerful moments in sports : the most significant sporting events in American history / Martin Gitlin.

Gitlin, Marty, (author.).
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  • 4 of 4 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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  • ISBN: 9781442264953
  • ISBN: 1442264950
  • Physical Description: ix, 293 pages ; 24 cm
  • Publisher: Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-285) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
White Sox give baseball a black eye -- Curse of the Bambino -- Gertrude Ederle owns the Channel -- Jesse destroys field, Nazi racial theories -- Louis vs. Schmeling: foes and friends -- Jackie Robinson breaks through -- Shot heard 'round the world -- Here comes the NFL: the 1958 Championship -- Muhammad Ali flattens Shady Sonny -- Silent, poignant protest of 1968 -- Guarantee of Super Bowl III -- Ping-pong diplomacy -- Fight for fairness: Title IX -- Superhorse -- Battle of the sexes -- 715 -- Death of the Reserve Clause -- Magic vs. Bird puts the madness in March -- "Do you believe in miracles?" -- Rise and fall of Tiger Woods.
Summary, etc.:
Some moments in sports-- whether they take place on a track, on a tennis court, or in a courtroom-- transcend the event itself. Gitlin looks at particular events that revolutionized a sport, how a contest of speed inspired a nation, or even how a humble victory affected the world. The twenty events featured in this book had profound social, political, and cultural importance and inspired athletes and spectators alike.
Subject: Sports > United States > History.
HISTORY / United States.
SPORTS & RECREATION / Sociology of Sports.

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