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The Resource Silent gesture : the autobiography of Tommie Smith, Tommie Smith with David Steele

Silent gesture : the autobiography of Tommie Smith, Tommie Smith with David Steele

Label
Silent gesture : the autobiography of Tommie Smith
Title
Silent gesture
Title remainder
the autobiography of Tommie Smith
Statement of responsibility
Tommie Smith with David Steele
Title variation
Autobiography of Tommie Smith
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Although this book, written with the help of Baltimore Sun columnist Steele, may go down as an important entry in the history of track and field and African American studies, it is not without its problems. Smith and his San Jose State University classmate John Carlos were the two men who raised their black-gloved fists on the winner's podium at the 1968 Summer Olympics in Mexico City (Smith and Carlos won first and third place, respectively, in the 200-meter dash). The events and the reasoning that led to this famous "gesture" are discussed, as are its long-lasting effects on Smith's life. The fallout from the publicity, along with the hate speak that has daunted him ever since, has made Smith a bitter man. He vents his spleen on many people who passed through his life, including Ronald Reagan, Jim Brown, Jesse Owens, his ex-wife, and his ex-teammate Carlos. He refutes Carlos's description (in his Why?: The Biography of John Carlos ) of his (Smith's) role in the events at Mexico City. The result is that the reader may forget Smith's many accomplishments in education and coaching because of the anger expressed on almost every page. Still, an essential purchase for public and university libraries with extensive collections in track and field history.—Todd Spires, Bradley Univ., Peoria, IL --Todd Spires (Reviewed March 1, 2007) (Library Journal, vol 132, issue 4, p90)
Biography type
autobiography
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271602
Cataloging source
DLC
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1944-
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Smith, Tommie
Dewey number
  • 796.42092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
GV697.S65
LC item number
A3 2007
Literary form
non fiction
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1964-
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Steele, David
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True
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  • Smith, Tommie
  • Olympic Games
  • Track and field athletes
  • African American athletes
  • Olympics
  • Sports
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autobiography of Tommie Smith
Label
Silent gesture : the autobiography of Tommie Smith, Tommie Smith with David Steele
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
623927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592136391
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592136391
  • (OCoLC)75088038
Label
Silent gesture : the autobiography of Tommie Smith, Tommie Smith with David Steele
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
623927
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
268 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781592136391
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
2006051455
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9781592136391
  • (OCoLC)75088038

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