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Title Jewish jocks : an unorthodox hall of fame / edited by Franklin Foer and Marc Tracy.
Published New York : Twelve, 2012.
Book Cover
LOCATION CALL # STATUS
 Floor2  GV697.A1 J478 2012    IN LIBRARY
  
Edition 1st ed.
Description xiv, 285 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents Daniel Mendoza : the king's pugilist / Simon Schama -- Max Nordau : philosopher of the muscle Jews / Timothy Snyder -- Barney Sedran : tiny baller / Rebecca Newberger Goldstein -- Benny Leonard : Mama said knock you out / Franklin Foer -- Mose Solomon : the hunt for the Hebrew Ruth / Robert Weintraub -- Whitey Bimstein : cutman / Douglas Century -- Sidney Franklin : matador from Flatbush / Tom Rachman -- Arnold Rothstein : American Shylock / Ron Rosenbaum -- Barney Ross : Kaddish for a welterweight / Buzz Bissinger -- Marty Reisman : ping-pong wizard / Howard Jacobson -- Hank Greenberg : the plot against Greenberg? / Ira Berkow -- Helene Mayer : fencing for Hitler / Joshua Cohen -- Al Rosen : I'm not Greenberg / David Margolick -- Sid Luckman : Hebrew mind, cossack body / Rich Cohen -- Grigory Novak : Soviet strongman / David Bezmozgis -- Jack Molinas : the point-shaver / Chad Millman -- Dolph Schayes : power forward / Marc Tracy -- Red Auerbach : the coach who never paid retail / Steven Pinker
Summary With contributions from celebrated Jewish writers including David Remnick, Jonathan Safran Foer, and Dahlia Lithwick, provides an overview of the most influential Jewish figures in sports, from Howard Cosell to Sandy Koufax.
Subject Jewish athletes -- Biography.
Related Names Foer, Franklin.
Tracy, Marc.
ISBN 9781455516131
1455516139
OCLC number 776526126