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Jewish Sports Legends

Author : Joseph Siegman
ISBN : 1574889516
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Illuminates the lives and unforgettable accomplishments of Jews in virtually every major sport played worldwide.

Stars In The Ring Jewish Champions In The Golden Age Of Boxing

Author : Mike Silver
ISBN : 9781630761400
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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For more than sixty years—from the 1890s to the 1950s—boxing was an integral part of American popular culture and a major spectator sport rivaling baseball in popularity. More Jewish athletes have competed as boxers than all other professional sports combined; in the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring,by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.

Two Pioneers

Author : Robert C. Cottrell
ISBN : 9781597978439
Genre : History
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As the first great Jewish player in the major leagues and the first African American to play major-league baseball during the twentieth century, respectively, Hank Greenberg and Jackie Robinson are forever linked because of the barriers they encountered, the discrimination they endured, the athletic gifts they exhibited, and especially the courage and dignity they displayed. Both suffered ridicule and abuse as they participated in the national pastime. Nevertheless, each excelled. Greenberg became one of the preeminent sluggers of the 1930s and 1940s who took a break from baseball to serve in the war. Robinson, from the mid-1940s into the following decade, helped bring back speed and a thinking man’s approach to the game, both of which had largely been discarded for a generation. Two Pioneers presents these remarkable players’ experiences while competing in a nation that was deeply divided on social issues such as anti-Semitism and racism. Both men earned nearly as much attention off the field as they did on it. Greenberg called into question the idea of a "master race” as Adolf Hitler rose to power and gained supporters all over the world. Likewise, Robinson contested racial notions regarding the supposed inferiority of people of African ancestry, even though segregationists proved determined to maintain social barriers separating blacks and whites. It is only fitting that when Robinson finally crossed baseball’s color line, Greenberg was one of the first players to welcome him publicly. Robert Cottrell’s well-researched work shows how two baseball superstars became important figures in the civil rights crusade to ensure that all Americans, no matter their religion or race, are given equal opportunity.

Great Jews In Sports

Author : Robert Slater
ISBN : 0824604539
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Filled with facts, trivia, photographs, and statistics, an updated reference furnishes concise portraits of more than 150 important Jewish athletes, including Sandy Koufax, Kerry Strug, Daniel Mendoza, Esther Roth, and many others.

The Fastest Kid On The Block

Author : Marty Glickman
ISBN : 0815605749
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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Engaging memoir of legendary athlete & pioneer broadcaster. Recounts the triumphs & setbacks of nearly seven decades in the sporting world.

I Will Come Back For You A Family In Hiding During World War Ii

Author : Marisabina Russo
ISBN : 9780375985157
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into hiding in the mountains. Based on the experiences of the author's own family, this deeply moving book set during the Holocaust deals with a difficult subject in a way that is accessible and appropriate for young readers. I Will Come Back for You is an incredible story of bravery and kindness in the face of danger. From the Hardcover edition.

Bats Balls And Hollywood Stars

Author : Joseph Siegman
ISBN : 1891928465
Genre : Performing Arts
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"Bats, Balls and Hollywood Stars" includes some of the stories and backstage tales that made Hollywood Stars Night a Los Angeles Dodgers tradition

The Invention Of The Jewish People

Author : Shlomo Sand
ISBN : 9781844676231
Genre : History
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"Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book." Tony Judt --

Two Brothers

Author : Ben Elton
ISBN : 9781409080497
Genre : Fiction
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Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice....Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date,Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.

Everything They Had

Author : David Halberstam
ISBN : 9780316312233
Genre : Sports & Recreation
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"Sometimes sports mirrors society, sometimes it allows us to understand the larger society a little better. But mostly, it is a world of entertainment of talented and driven young men and women who do certain things with both skill and passion." --David Halberstam David Halberstam was a distinguished journalist and historian of American politics. He was also a sports writer. Everything They Had brings together for the first time his articles from newspapers and magazines, a wide-ranging collection edited by Glenn Stout, selected over the full scope of Halberstam's five decades as one of America's most honored journalists. These are dazzling portraits of some of the most compelling sports figures of our era, the superstars of popular sports like basketball, football, and baseball, but also fishing, soccer, and rowing, and the amateur athletes who play for the love of the game. In "My Dinner with Theodore," Halberstam recounts his long anticipated--and unforgettable--meeting with Red Sox legend Ted Williams. Against the backdrop of 1960s Nashville, he beautifully recounts a lifelong love of football in "How I Fell in Love with the NFL." And "Men Without Women," set on a fishing expedition in Patagonia, is more than a hunt for giant brown trout--it is a story of fishing, friendship, and fellowship. These and many more stories exemplify the breadth and depth of David Halberstam's devotion to diverse sports and his respect and fascination for the men and women who play them so well. The result is an intimate and personal collection that reveals the issues and the ideals David Halberstam cared about--racial equality, friendship, loyalty, and character--and creates a vivid and unforgettable portrait of the author himself. Everything They Had takes its rightful place alongside Halberstam's bestselling sports titles, which include The Breaks of the Game, The Amateurs, Summer of '49, and The Education of a Coach.

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