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Released: 2012-10-30

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Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame


JEWISH JOCKS: AN UNORTHODOX corridor OF popularity is a timeless choice of biographical musings, sociological riffs approximately assimilation, first-particular person reflections, and, notably, nice writing on one of the so much influential and surprising pioneers in the world of sports activities. that includes paintings by means of todaycff0478#three9;s preeminent writers, those essays discover important Jewish athletes, coaches, broadcasters, trainers, or even workforce house owners (within the finite universe of Jewish Jocks, they count!).

participants come with a few of todaycff0478#three9;s so much celebrated writers protecting an unlimited collection of subjects, including Davidentity Remnick on the greatest mouth in sports activities, Howard Cosell; Jonathan Safran Foer on the prodigious and pugnacious Bobby means of Fischer; guy e-booker Prize-winner Howard Jacobson writing elegantly on Marty Reisman, Americacff0478#three9;s niceest ping-pong player and the sportcff0478#three9;s final showman. Deborah Lipstadt examines the continuing legacy of the Munich bloodbath, the fortieth anniversary of which coincidentityed with the 2012 London Olympics. Jane Leavy unearths why Sandy Koufax agreed to wait her daughtercff0478#three9;s bat mitzvah. And we learn how Don Lerman unmarried-handedly thrust aggressive consuming into the public eye with 3 kilos of butter and a hundred and twenty jalapeƱo peppers. These essays are supplemented by means of a canopy layout and illustrations all over by means of Mark Ulriksen.

From settlement homes to stadiums and all over the place in between, JEWISH JOCKS features men and women who do not at all times fit the usual athletic mold. relatively, they utilized abilities long prized by means of a other folks of the ebook (and a other folks of commerce) to recreation those video games to their advantage, in flip forcing the rest of the world to either replica their strategies-or be left within their mud.

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