Inside Track Autobiography Of Carl Lewis

Author: Carl Lewis
Editor: Simon & Schuster
ISBN: 9781476777917
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The Olympic Gold Medalist provides a glimpse into his life both on and off the track and provides a revealing behind-the-scenes look at "amateur" track and field.

Inside Track

Author: Carl Lewis
Editor: Fireside
ISBN: 9780671780241
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The Olympic Gold Medalist provides a glimpse into his life both on and off the track and provides a revealing behind-the-scenes look at "amateur" track and field

Black New Jersey

Author: Graham Russell Gao Hodges
Editor: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 0813595193
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Black New Jersey tells the rich and complex story of the African American community’s remarkable accomplishments and the colossal obstacles they faced along the way. Drawing from rare archives, historian Graham Russell Gao Hodges brings to life the courageous black men and women who fought for their freedom and eventually built a sturdy and substantial middle class. He explores how the state’s unique mix of religious, artistic, and cultural traditions have helped to produce such world-renowned figures as Paul Robeson, Cory Booker, and Queen Latifah, as well as a host of lesser-known but equally influential New Jersey natives.

The Dirtiest Race In History

Author: Richard Moore
Editor: A&C Black
ISBN: 1408171104
Size: 17,92 MB
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The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or since. Ben Johnson's world-record time of 9.79 seconds - as thrilling as it was - was the beginning rather than the end of the story. Following the race, Johnson tested positive, news that generated as many - if not more - shockwaves as his fastest ever run. He was stripped of the title, with Lewis awarded the gold medal, Linford Christie the silver and Calvin Smith the bronze. More than two decades on, the story still hadn't ended. In 1999 Lewis was named Sportsman of the Century by the IOC, and Olympian of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Yet his reputation was damaged by revelations that he too used performance-enhancing drugs, and tested positive prior to the Seoul Olympics. Christie also tested positive in Seoul but his explanation, that the banned substance had been in ginseng tea, was accepted. Smith, now a lecturer in English literature at a Florida university, was the only athlete in the top five whose reputation remains unblemished - the others all tested positive at some stage in their careers. Containing remarkable new revelations, this book uses witness interviews - with Johnson, Lewis and Smith among others - to reconstruct the build-up to the race, the race itself, and the fallout when news of Johnson's positive test broke and he was forced into hiding. It also examines the rivalry of the two favourites going into it, and puts the race in a historical context, examining its continuing relevance on the sport today, where every new record elicits scepticism.

Encyclopedia Of Ethnicity And Sports In The United States

Author: George B. Kirsch
Editor: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313299117
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Traces the development of athletics in the United States by examining the sporting experience of Native Americans, African Americans and the immigrant groups of the United States from Colonial times to the present.

Carl Lewis

Author: Steve Klots
Editor: Chelsea House
ISBN: 9780791021644
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Describes the childhood, college career, & Olympic performances of this athlete, including his attempts at the long-jump record.

African American Lives

Author: Henry Louis Gates Jr.
Editor: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 019988286X
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African American Lives offers up-to-date, authoritative biographies of some 600 noteworthy African Americans. These 1,000-3,000 word biographies, selected from over five thousand entries in the forthcoming eight-volume African American National Biography, illuminate African-American history through the immediacy of individual experience. From Esteban, the earliest known African to set foot in North America in 1528, right up to the continuing careers of Venus and Serena Williams, these stories of the renowned and the near forgotten give us a new view of American history. Our past is revealed from personal perspectives that in turn inspire, move, entertain, and even infuriate the reader. Subjects include slaves and abolitionists, writers, politicians, and business people, musicians and dancers, artists and athletes, victims of injustice and the lawyers, journalists, and civil rights leaders who gave them a voice. Their experiences and accomplishments combine to expose the complexity of race as an overriding issue in America's past and present. African American Lives features frequent cross-references among related entries, over 300 illustrations, and a general index, supplemented by indexes organized by chronology, occupation or area of renown, and winners of particular honors such as the Spingarn Medal, Nobel Prize, and Pulitzer Prize.

Carl Lewis

Author: Wayne R. Coffey
Editor: Blackbirch PressInc
ISBN: 9781567110067
Size: 13,29 MB
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A biography of the American athlete who won medals in several track and field events in the 1984, 1988, and 1992 Olympic games.

Encyclopedia Of African American Culture And History

Author: Jack Salzman
Editor: Macmillan Library Reference
ISBN:
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Presents coverage of the history of African American culture.

La Invenci N Ocasional Incidental Inventions

Author: Elena Ferrante
Editor: Lumen Juvenile
ISBN: 9788426407351
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Vuelve la escritora más misteriosa y fascinante de la actualidad, autora de la saga Dos amigas, con más de treinta millones de lectores. La amistad, el primer amor, el cambio climático, los celos, el feminismo, nuestra relación con las plantas, el secreto de una pareja amorosa duradera o la belleza son algunos de los grandes temas sobre los que Elena Ferrante escribió a petición de The Guardian. El resultado es este libro, íntimo e inteligente, en el que, a través de los textos publicados cada sábado a lo largo de un año, la aclamada autora invita a pensar, comparte recuerdos e ideas y emociona como lo hacen sus novelas. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "Elena Ferrante is the best-selling author of My Brilliant Friend, now an HBO original series. Collected here for the first time are the seeds of future novels, the timely reflections of this internationally beloved storyteller, the abiding preoccupations of a writer who has been called "one of the great novelists of our time" (New York Times). "This is my last column, after a year that has scared and inspired me... I have written as an author of novels, taking on matters that are important to me and that--if I have the will and the time--I'd like to develop within real narrative mechanisms." With these words, Elena Ferrante bid farewell to her year-long collaboration with The Guardian newspaper. For a full year, she wrote weekly articles, the subjects of which had been suggested by The Guardian editors, making the writing process a sort of prolonged interlocution. The subjects ranged from first love to climate change, from enmity among women to the experience of seeing her novels adapted for film and TV."