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796.0922 T
Descript.
xvii, 378 pages ; 22 cm
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Includes index.
Michael Jordan has not left the building -- The last days of Tony Harris -- Ghosts of Mississippi -- Shadow boxing -- Here and gone -- The last ride of Bear and Billy -- Urban Meyer will be home for dinner -- The losses of Dan Gable -- Beyond the breach -- The greatest hitter who ever lived on -- The secret history of Tiger Woods -- In Chicago, the final wait for a Cubs win mixes joy and sorrow -- Pat Riley's final test -- Holy ground.
Summary
"Whether it be Michael Jordan or Tiger Woods or Pat Riley or Urban Meyer, Wright Thompson strips the away the self-serving myths and fantasies to reveal his characters in full. There are fascinating common denominators: it may not be the case that every single great performer or coach had a complex relationship with his father, but it can sure seem that way. And there is much marvelous local knowledge: about specific sports, and times and places, and people. Ludicrously entertaining and often powerfully moving, The Cost of These Dreams is an ode to the reporter's art, and a celebration of true greatness and the high price that it exacts"-- Provided by publisher.
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9780143133872 (paperback)
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796.08996 B
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xv, 272 pages ; 24 cm
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"The Heritage is the story of sports post-9/11, once neutral but now embedded with deference toward the military and police, colliding with the political reawakening of the black athlete in post-Ferguson America"-- Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-256) and index.
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ISBN/ISSN
9780807026991 (hardback)
0807026999 (hardback)
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305.800973 B
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xxxviii, 220 pages : 1 illustration ; 23 cm
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Foreword / by Martellus Bennett -- Preface: The sit-down/on fear -- Roots -- The NCAA will give you PTSD -- NFL reality -- Soap opera for men -- Brotherhood -- Without food, your ass is going to die -- "N---er" -- Time out : a moment of silence -- Black lives matter -- Intersectionality also matters -- Our daughters and the power of women -- Athletes for impact -- You have to forgive to grow -- Afterword: Get comfortable.
Summary
"Michael Bennett is a Super Bowl Champion, a three-time Pro Bowl defensive end, a fearless activist, a feminist, a grassroots philanthropist, an organizer, and a change maker. He's also one of the most scathingly humorous athletes on the planet, and he wants to make you uncomfortable. Bennett adds his unmistakable voice to discussions of racism and police violence, Black athletes and their relationship to powerful institutions like the NCAA and the NFL, the role of protest in history, and the responsibilities of athletes as role models to speak out against injustice. Following in the footsteps of activist-athletes from Muhammad Ali to Colin Kaepernick, Bennett demonstrates his outspoken leadership both on and off the field. Written with award-winning sportswriter and author Dave Zirin, Things that Make White People Uncomfortable is a sports book for our turbulent times, a memoir, and a manifesto as hilarious and engaging as it is illuminating." -- amazon.com.
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Zirin, Dave.
ISBN/ISSN
9781608468935 (hardcover)
1608468933 (hardcover)
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