New PDF release: Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting

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By Martin Gitlin

Jesse Owens wins 4 gold medals on the 1936 Olympics. Billie Jean King takes on Bobby Riggs within the conflict of the Sexes. identify IX is handed. a few moments in sports—whether they ensue on a tune, on a tennis court docket, or in a courtroom—transcend the development itself. a few have helped the USA stay out its creed that every one males are created equivalent. Others have driven the country towards gender equality. Others have replaced person activities to this type of measure that they've reworked society.

Powerful Moments in activities: the main major sports in American History encompasses greater than a unmarried participant, crew, or online game. This publication seems at how a selected occasion revolutionized a recreation, how a competition of pace encouraged a country, or perhaps how a humble victory affected the realm. Martin Gitlin considers such impactful moments as Jackie Robinson’s integration of significant League Baseball, Gertrude Ederle turning into the 1st girl to swim the English Channel—and shattering the days of 5 males who had comprehensive the feat earlier than her—and the underdog US hockey staff defeating the Soviets on the 1980 Olympics. The twenty occasions featured during this e-book had profound social, political, and cultural significance and encouraged athletes and spectators alike.

Spanning a number of many years, Powerful Moments in activities reveals the great influence athletes have had on America—and the world—over the years. overlaying soccer, baseball, hockey, basketball, tune and box, boxing, and extra, this e-book will fascinate and enlighten activities lovers, historians, and people attracted to the effect of athletic endeavors on tradition and society.

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