The Encyclopedia of the 20th Century AthletesHardback Facts on File Sports Library
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- Publisher: Facts on File Inc
- Format: Hardback | 432 pages
- Dimensions: 223mm x 287mm x 34mm | 1,456g
- Publication date: 31 August 2001
- Publication City/Country: New York
- ISBN 10: 081604242X
- ISBN 13: 9780816042425
- Illustrations note: index, appendixes, bibliography, chronology
Sports 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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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.