The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World

The Girls of Summer: The U.S. Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed the World

by Jere Longman

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Overview

Now with a new afterword, The Girls of Summer, by the award- winning New York Times sportswriter Jere Longman, takes a serious, compelling look at the women who won the 1999 World Cup and brings to life the skills and victories of the American team. Longman explores the issues this unprecedented achievement has raised: the importance of the players as role models; the significance of race and class; the sexualization of the team members; and the differences between men and women's sports. Provocative and insightful, this book reminds us that the real struggles are off the field — and some remain to be won.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780060934682
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 04/10/2001
Edition description: 1ST PERENN
Pages: 336
Sales rank: 237,050
Product dimensions: 5.31(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.76(d)
Age Range: 14 - 18 Years

About the Author

Jeré Longman is a sports reporter for the New York Times whose books include the national bestseller Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back and The Hurricanes: One High School Team's Homecoming After Katrina, chosen by Slate magazine as one of the Best Books of 2008.

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