Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Outdoor Sports

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[F]ascinating reading and an excellent sports reference source. This volume is highly recommended for public and academic libraries and also for large high school collections. Booklist

This dictionary is the third of four companion volumes, each containing comprehensive biographical and statistical data on over 500 athletic figures including managers, coaches, executives, and media personnel. Each volume contains essays contributed by sports historians, sports writers, ...

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Overview

[F]ascinating reading and an excellent sports reference source. This volume is highly recommended for public and academic libraries and also for large high school collections. Booklist

This dictionary is the third of four companion volumes, each containing comprehensive biographical and statistical data on over 500 athletic figures including managers, coaches, executives, and media personnel. Each volume contains essays contributed by sports historians, sports writers, journalists, teachers, and publishers. Entries are listed alphabetically within each outdoor sport and cover major individuals from auto racing, golf, harness and thoroughbred racing, lacrosse, skiing, soccer, speed skating, tennis, and track and field. Amateur sports administrators, bicyclists, bobsledders, equestrian riders, field hockey players, promotors, sportscasters, writers, and yachtsmen are also discussed.

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Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
This third of four volumes in the BDAS (the others cover baseball, LJ 4/15/88, football, LJ 10/15/87, and indoor sports, available now) provides 520 biographical sketches of amateur and professional figures in nine outdoor sports (e.g., golf, horse racing, tennis, and track and field). Entries include name, birth and death places and dates, data on parents, education, spouse, children, 200-900-word signed essays, and brief bibliographies. Coverage, which focuses on 20th-century figures who have made a major contribution to their sport, includes coaches, administrators, and media personalities in addition to players. Helpful appendixes provide a variety of access points (as does the detailed index), as well as 55 horse biographies and lists of organizations, major sports events, and periodicals. A solid work for sports history collections.-- Robert Aken, Univ. of Kentucky Libs., Lexington
Booknews
The third of four companion volumes containing biographical and statistical data on athletic figures including managers, coaches, executives, and media personnel. Contains essays contributed by sports historians, sports writers, journalists, teachers, and publishers. Entries are listed alphabetically within each outdoor sport and cover major players and amateur participants, promoters, and news people. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780313262609
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 11/10/1988
  • Pages: 752
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 1.56 (d)

Meet the Author

DAVID L. PORTER is Louis Tuttle Shangle Professor of History and Political Science at William Penn College in Oskaloosa, Iowa.

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Table of Contents

Preface

Auto Racing

Communications Media and Promotions

Golf

Horse Racing

Lacrosse

Miscellaneous Sports

Skiing

Soccer

Speed Skating

Tennis

Track and Field

Appendix 1: Thoroughbreds and Standardbreds

Appendix 2: Alphapetical Listing of Entries with Sport

Appendix 3: Entries by Major Outdoor Sport

Appendix 4: Entries by Place of Birth

Appendix 5: Women Athletes by Sport

Appendix 6: Cross-references for Married Women Athletes

Appendix 7: Major U.S. Sports Halls of Fame

Appendix 8: Sports Associations, Organizations, and/or Leagues in Outdoor Sports Volume

Appendix 9: Major Outdoor Sporting Events

Appendix 10: Sites of Olympic Games

Appendix 11: Periodicals Covering Outdoor Sports Volume

Index

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