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Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles: The Most Iconic Moments in American Sports

Author: Steven Gietschier
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What were the iconic sports moments of the last century? In Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles , a team of sports aficionados climb onto their bar stools to address that never-solved but essential question. Triumphs and turning points, rivalries and record-setters "each chapter tracks down the real story behind the epic moments and legendary careers sports fans love to debate. Topics include Abner Doubleday and the origins of baseball; the era-defining 1979 duel between Larry Bird and Magic Johnson; how Denver and Cleveland relive The Drive; the myths surrounding the Ali-Foreman Rumble in the Jungle; Billie Jean King's schooling of Bobby Riggs; the Miracle on Ice; and ESPN's conquest of the sports world. Filled with eye-opening lore and analysis, Replays, Rivalries, and Rumbles is an entertaining look at what we think we know about sports.
Author description
Steven P. Gietschier is an associate professor of history at Lindenwood University. Previously, he was Senior Managing Editor for Research at The Sporting News .
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General Fields

  • : 9780252083136
  • : University of Illinois Press
  • : University of Illinois Press
  • : October 2017
  • : 229mm X 152mm
  • : United States
  • : December 2017
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : 240
  • : 2017021799
  • : 796
  • : English
  • : Paperback
  • : Steven Gietschier