Hard Way: Writing by the Rebels Who Changed Sports

Hard Way: Writing by the Rebels Who Changed Sports

by Will Balliett, Thomas Dyja
     
 

Rebels have always been a part of sports. From Muhammad Ali's stand against the Vietnam War to All-Star Curt Flood's career-ending fight to defeat baseball's reserve clause to gay football player Dave Kopay's battle to be different in the NFL, The Hard Way collects the stories of the men and women who played the game their way. Jackie Robinson tells how he broke

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Rebels have always been a part of sports. From Muhammad Ali's stand against the Vietnam War to All-Star Curt Flood's career-ending fight to defeat baseball's reserve clause to gay football player Dave Kopay's battle to be different in the NFL, The Hard Way collects the stories of the men and women who played the game their way. Jackie Robinson tells how he broke the barriers of racial discrimination in baseball and heralded the civil rights era. Tennis great Billie Jean King recounts how she helped remake the concept of the female athlete. Other rebels include Dock Ellis, Babe Didrickson, Bill Veeck, Jack Tatum, Dave Meggyesy, Wilt Chamberlain, Pam Postema, and Greg Louganis. Outspoken, controversial, full of passion, and highly entertaining, The Hard Way reminds us that athletes can achieve glory beyond victory.

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Library Journal
In excerpts from their books, 14 men and two women tell how they changed sports, from George Halas in pro football's T-formation to figure skating Dick Button's triple jump, Marvin Miller's baseball union's victory, and Roone Arledge's ABC-TV Sports. Most impressive are Jackie Robinson's and Jack Johnson's struggles to integrate sports, along with Bill Veeck's salute to Cleveland Indians star Larry Doby's victory over bias. Billie Jean King, Babe Didrickson, Jim Bouton, Dennis Rodman, and others add their own breaks with tradition. Public libraries should consider this.--Morey Berger, St. Joseph's Hospital Medical Lib., Tucson, AZ Copyright 1999 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781560252306
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication date:
11/09/1999
Pages:
360
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.20(d)

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