• The Encyclopedia of the 20th Century Athletes

    The Encyclopedia of the 20th Century Athletes (Facts on File Sports Library) (Hardback) By (author) Mike McGovern


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    DescriptionSports are enjoying greater popularity than ever before, as evidenced by newspaper and media coverage as well as the emergence of cable channels that offer twenty-four-hour programming. The Encyclopedia of 20th-Century Athletes provides sports fans, weekend athletes, and students with a single-volume reference source to athletes from all major sports. Among the athletes profiled are: * Hank Aaron * Jake La Motta * Kareem Abdul-Jabbar * Ivan Lendl * Muhammad Ali * Carl Lewis * Yogi Berra * Nancy Lopez * Cynthia Cooper * Bobby Orr * Phil Esposito * Johnny Unitas * Peggy Fleming * Tiger Woods.

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    The Encyclopedia of the 20th Century Athletes
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike McGovern
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 432
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 279 mm
    Thickness: 34 mm
    Weight: 1,456 g
    ISBN 13: 9780816042425
    ISBN 10: 081604242X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T15.0
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JJ
    BIC E4L: SPO
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 760
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    BIC subject category V2: WS, GBCB
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    BISAC V2.8: BIO016000
    DC21: 796.0922
    B&T Modifier: Text Format: 52
    BISAC V2.8: SPO033000
    DC22: 796/.092/2
    LC classification: GV697.A1 M, GV697.A1 M355 2001
    LC subject heading:
    Illustrations note
    index, appendixes, bibliography, chronology
    Facts on File Inc
    Imprint name
    Facts on File Inc
    Publication date
    31 August 2001
    Publication City/Country
    New York
    Author Information
    Mike McGovern is an assistant sports editor and columnist for the Reading Eagle and Reading Times in Reading, PA. He was named one of the top ten columnists in the United States by the Associated Press Sports Editors and is a three-time winner of the Keystone Award presented by the Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association. He lives in Pennsylvania.
    Table of contents
    More than 900 clear, concise entries profiling athletes from all major sports, each including information on the athlete's life and career, their performance, notable awards and accomplishments, and their overall place in sports history * Appendixes of major resources and organizations with web sites listed * A chronology of the most significant sporting events and occurrences of the century * An extensive bibliography of sources.