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Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: Basketball and Other Indoor Sports

David L. Porter

Published by Greenwood
ISBN 10: 0313262616 / ISBN 13: 9780313262616
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Title: Biographical Dictionary of American Sports: ...

Publisher: Greenwood

Binding: Hardcover

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Hardcover. 826 pages. Dimensions: 9.4in. x 6.4in. x 2.1in.This is an excellent reference book that will be a valuable addition to any sports reference collection. ChoiceWith the recent growth of interest in the historical role of American sports in the nations development, a need has arisen for a scholarly, yet accessible biographical dictionary of notable American sports figures. Designed to meet that need, this definitive new reference will be welcomed by historians, sports scholars, educators, and sports fans. The fourth of four companion volumes, it provides biographies and bibliographic data for over 550 athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and other men and women who have played an active role in American indoor sports or helped to promote them. The sports considered include basketball, boxing, swimming and diving, wrestling, ice hockey, gymnastics, figure skating, bowling, and weightlifting. Biographical essays have been contributed by some ninety sports historians, educators, and journalists. Each entry presents full biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors, a discussion of the significance of the subjects achievements, and bibliographic information on pertinent manuscripts, oral history and audio-visual materials, books, monographs, and articles. In eleven appendices, the editor provides extensive cross-referencing and listings covering sports halls of fame, sports associations, organizations, and leagues, indoor sporting events, sites of Olympic games, indoor sports periodicals, and other topics. This comprehensive biographical dictionary will be a useful addition to the reference section of libraries with collection in sports, sports history, or physical education. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780313262616

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This is an excellent reference book that will be a valuable addition to any sports reference collection. Choice

With the recent growth of interest in the historical role of American sports in the nation's development, a need has arisen for a scholarly, yet accessible biographical dictionary of notable American sports figures. Designed to meet that need, this definitive new reference will be welcomed by historians, sports scholars, educators, and sports fans. The fourth of four companion volumes, it provides biographies and bibliographic data for over 550 athletes, coaches, officials, administrators, and other men and women who have played an active role in American indoor sports or helped to promote them. The sports considered include basketball, boxing, swimming and diving, wrestling, ice hockey, gymnastics, figure skating, bowling, and weightlifting.

Biographical essays have been contributed by some ninety sports historians, educators, and journalists. Each entry presents full biographical data, career records, accomplishments, and honors, a discussion of the significance of the subject's achievements, and bibliographic information on pertinent manuscripts, oral history and audio-visual materials, books, monographs, and articles. In eleven appendices, the editor provides extensive cross-referencing and listings covering sports halls of fame, sports associations, organizations, and leagues, indoor sporting events, sites of Olympic games, indoor sports periodicals, and other topics. This comprehensive biographical dictionary will be a useful addition to the reference section of libraries with collection in sports, sports history, or physical education.

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This is an excellent reference book that will be a valuable addition to any sports reference collection. Choice

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