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Author Gitlin, Marty, author.

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

Publication Info. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    796.0973 GIT    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    796.0973 GIT    Available
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Description ix, 293 pages ; 24 cm
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-285) and index.
Contents 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 -- The shot heard 'round the world -- Here comes the NFL: the 1958 Championship -- Muhammad Ali flattens Shady Sonny -- The silent, poignant protest of 1968 -- The guarantee of Super Bowl III -- Ping-pong diplomacy -- Fight for fairness: Title IX -- Superhorse -- The battle of the sexes -- 715 -- Death of the Reserve Clause -- Magic vs. Bird puts the madness in March -- "Do you believe in miracles?" -- The rise and fall of Tiger Woods.
Summary 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.
Other Form: Online version: Gitlin, Marty. Powerful moments in sports. Lanham, Maryland : Rowman & Littlefield, 2017 9781442264960 (DLC) 2016051404
ISBN 9781442264953 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)
1442264950 (hardcover ; alkaline paper)

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