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ESPN sports century
MacCambridge, Michael, 1963-
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Hyperion, 1999.
Physical Description:
288 pages : illustrations ; 27 cm
Reading Level:
1280 Lexile.
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR UG 9.1 14.0 36214.

Reading Counts RC High School 12 28 Quiz: 21179 Guided reading level: NR.
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Central Library GV583 .E76 1999 Adult Non-Fiction Central Closed Stacks-Non circulating

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Introduction by David Halberstam Foreword by Chris Berman The biggest stars, the greatest games, the most stupendous moments in world sport are all contained here in this beautiful volume which celebrates sport, in its many forms, throughout the twentieth century. Packed with essays from some of the world's best sports writers and illustrated throughout in full-colour, this is the ultimate guide to the greatest sports moments of the last millennium.

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Library Journal Review

In September 1998, ESPN began airing some 60-plus hours of programming covering significant 20th-century American sports personalities and events. Other outgrowths of this SportsCentury project include a traveling mall tour and this companion book. The book kicks off with David Halberstam's introduction discussing the role of sport in 20th-century America. Each of the ten distinguished essayists (including Gerald Early, Nicholas Lemman, Robert Creamer, Joyce Carol Oates, and Nelson George) focused on one decade of the century and the athlete or athletes who best defined that timeÄfrom Jack Johnson to Michael Jordan. At the end of each essay are sidebars on the athletes ESPN's experts have named as the 100 Greatest Athletes of the Century; following is material highlighting each decade's most memorable games, coaches, etc. Editor MacCambridge is the author of The Franchise: A History of Sports Illustrated Magazine (LJ 10/1/97). A good summing-up choice for most sports collections.ÄTerry Jo Madden, Boise State Univ. Lib., ID (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

Table of Contents

David HalberstamGerald EarlyNicholas LemannRobert W. CreamerWilfrid SheedRoy Blount, Jr.Dick SchaapTony KornheiserJoyce Carol OatesThomas BoswellNelson George
A Dynsty in the Makingp. 20
1900s Jack Johnsonp. 32
1910s Jim Thorpep. 56
1920s Babe Ruthp. 78
1930s Joe Louis and Babe Didriksonp. 100
1940s Joe 2DiMaggio and Ted Williamsp. 128
1950s Johnny Unitasp. 152
1960s Bill Russellp. 176
1970s Muhammad Alip. 204
1980s Pete Rosep. 234
1990s Michael Jordanp. 264
The Final Scorep. 288

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