Jewish Sports Legends

Author: Joseph Siegman
Publisher: Potomac Books Incorporated
ISBN: 9781574889512
Format: PDF
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Illuminates the lives and unforgettable accomplishments of Jews in virtually every major sport played worldwide.

Stars in the Ring Jewish Champions in the Golden Age of Boxing

Author: Mike Silver
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1630761400
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For more than sixty years—from the 1890s to the 1950s—boxing was an integral part of American popular culture and a major spectator sport rivaling baseball in popularity. More Jewish athletes have competed as boxers than all other professional sports combined; in the period from 1901 to 1939, 29 Jewish boxers were recognized as world champions and more than 160 Jewish boxers ranked among the top contenders in their respective weight divisions. Stars in the Ring,by renowned boxing historian Mike Silver, presents this vibrant social history in the first illustrated encyclopedic compendium of its kind.

Two Pioneers

Author: Robert C. Cottrell
Publisher: Potomac Books, Inc.
ISBN: 1597978434
Format: PDF, Kindle
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As the first great Jewish player in the major leagues and the first African American to play major-league baseball during the twentieth century, respectively, Hank Greenberg and Jackie Robinson are forever linked because of the barriers they encountered, the discrimination they endured, the athletic gifts they exhibited, and especially the courage and dignity they displayed. Both suffered ridicule and abuse as they participated in the national pastime. Nevertheless, each excelled. Greenberg became one of the preeminent sluggers of the 1930s and 1940s who took a break from baseball to serve in the war. Robinson, from the mid-1940s into the following decade, helped bring back speed and a thinking man’s approach to the game, both of which had largely been discarded for a generation. Two Pioneers presents these remarkable players’ experiences while competing in a nation that was deeply divided on social issues such as anti-Semitism and racism. Both men earned nearly as much attention off the field as they did on it. Greenberg called into question the idea of a "master race” as Adolf Hitler rose to power and gained supporters all over the world. Likewise, Robinson contested racial notions regarding the supposed inferiority of people of African ancestry, even though segregationists proved determined to maintain social barriers separating blacks and whites. It is only fitting that when Robinson finally crossed baseball’s color line, Greenberg was one of the first players to welcome him publicly. Robert Cottrell’s well-researched work shows how two baseball superstars became important figures in the civil rights crusade to ensure that all Americans, no matter their religion or race, are given equal opportunity.

Great Jews in Sports

Author: Robert Slater
Publisher: Jonathan David Publishers
ISBN: 9780824604530
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Filled with facts, trivia, photographs, and statistics, an updated reference furnishes concise portraits of more than 150 important Jewish athletes, including Sandy Koufax, Kerry Strug, Daniel Mendoza, Esther Roth, and many others.

The Fastest Kid on the Block

Author: Marty Glickman
Publisher: Syracuse University Press
ISBN: 9780815605744
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Engaging memoir of legendary athlete & pioneer broadcaster. Recounts the triumphs & setbacks of nearly seven decades in the sporting world.

I Will Come Back for You A Family in Hiding During World War II

Author: Marisabina Russo
Publisher: Schwartz & Wade
ISBN: 0375985158
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What was it like to grow up Jewish in Italy during World War II? Sit with a little girl as her grandmother tells the story of her childhood in Rome, of being separated from her father, and of going into hiding in the mountains. Based on the experiences of the author's own family, this deeply moving book set during the Holocaust deals with a difficult subject in a way that is accessible and appropriate for young readers. I Will Come Back for You is an incredible story of bravery and kindness in the face of danger. From the Hardcover edition.

Bats Balls and Hollywood Stars

Author: Joseph Siegman
Publisher: Educators International PressInc
ISBN: 9781891928468
Format: PDF, Mobi
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"Bats, Balls and Hollywood Stars" includes some of the stories and backstage tales that made Hollywood Stars Night a Los Angeles Dodgers tradition

The Wretched of the Earth

Author: Frantz Fanon
Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
ISBN: 9780802198853
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Frantz Fanon was one of the twentieth century’s most important theorists of revolution, colonialism, and racial difference, and this, his masterwork, is a classic alongside Orientalism and The Autobiography of Malcolm X. The Wretched of the Earth is a brilliant analysis of the psychology of the colonized and their path to liberation. Bearing singular insight into the rage of colonized peoples and the role of violence in historical change, the book also incisively attacks postindependence disenfranchisement of the masses by the elite on one hand, and intertribal and interfaith animosities on the other. A veritable handbook of social reorganization for leaders of emerging nations, The Wretched of the Earth has had a major impact on civil rights, anticolonialism, and black-consciousness movements around the world. This new translation updates its language for a new generation of readers and its lessons are more vital now than ever.

Two Brothers

Author: Ben Elton
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1409080498
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Berlin 1920 Two babies are born. Two brothers. United and indivisible, sharing everything. Twins in all but blood. As Germany marches into its Nazi Armageddon, the ties of family, friendship and love are tested to the very limits of endurance. And the brothers are faced with an unimaginable choice....Which one of them will survive? Ben Elton's most personal novel to date,Two Brothers transports the reader to the time of history's darkest hour.