- Publisher: Encouragement Press, LLC
- Format: Paperback | 218 pages
- Dimensions: 152mm x 226mm x 15mm | 499g
- Publication date: 1 September 2006
- Publication City/Country: Chicago
- ISBN 10: 1933766093
- ISBN 13: 9781933766096
Hold it! You really think we can come up with 50 greatest sports heroes? Well, we can and we have. Our heroes are not simply limited to the most popular spectator sports. On occasion our heroes go back several generations, not just to the names in the papers or the sports talk shows. Who are they? Well, certainly Jordan, Woods and Ming...but are you old enough to remember Max Schmeling or George Best? There are a lot more where they come from...skiers, cyclists, golfers and runners-all the best and more. What did they do and why are they great? The book offers: a quick, personal biography of each of our famous athletes; summary statistics of some of the most important successes; the good, the bad and the ugly of their sports careers; why these individuals went on to influence their sport; and trivia questions to challenge your knowledge and more.
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Paul J. Christopher is a traveler, writer, editor and publisher with more than 30 years experience. During his tenure, he has edited and published over 450 books for a wide variety of audiences.Alicia Marie Smith has written for dozens of organizations, newspapers, blogs and Websites. As a newspaper reporter, she has interviewed scores of athletes for numerous articles.