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The Resource Sometimes they even shook your hand : portraits of champions who walked among us, John Schulian ; foreword by William Nack

Sometimes they even shook your hand : portraits of champions who walked among us, John Schulian ; foreword by William Nack

Label
Sometimes they even shook your hand : portraits of champions who walked among us
Title
Sometimes they even shook your hand
Title remainder
portraits of champions who walked among us
Statement of responsibility
John Schulian ; foreword by William Nack
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today's cloistered stars won't share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded retirement; Muhammad Ali muses about a world that was once his. For every moment of triumph--Joe Montana in the Super Bowl, Marvelous Marvin Hagler over Thomas Hearns--there is another filled with the heartache that Pete Maravich felt when he hung up his basketball shoes. The result is a book guaranteed to stir memories for the generation that was--and to leave subsequent generations wishing they had it so good"--Provided by publisher
  • "Profiles of one-of-a-kind athletes from decades past"--Provided by publisher
Summary
"John Schulian, a much-honored sportswriter for nearly forty years, takes us back to a time when our greatest athletes stood before us as human beings, not remote gods. In this compelling collection, Schulian paints prose portraits to remind fans of what today's cloistered stars won't share with them. Here, Willie Mays remembers how to smile in dreaded retirement; Muhammad Ali muses about a world that was once his. For every moment of triumph--Joe Montana in the Super Bowl, Marvelous Marvin Hagler over Thomas Hearns--there is another filled with the heartache that Pete Maravich felt when he hung up his basketball shoes. The result is a book guaranteed to stir memories for the generation that was--and to leave subsequent generations wishing they had it sogood"--Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
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10025587
Cataloging source
DLC
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1945-
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Schulian, John
Dewey number
  • 796.0922
  • 920
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Athletes
  • Sports
Target audience
adult
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portraits of champions who walked among us
Label
Sometimes they even shook your hand : portraits of champions who walked among us, John Schulian ; foreword by William Nack
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2011015570
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 318 p.
Isbn
9780803237766
Lccn
2011015570
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn712115631
Label
Sometimes they even shook your hand : portraits of champions who walked among us, John Schulian ; foreword by William Nack
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
2011015570
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
xxi, 318 p.
Isbn
9780803237766
Lccn
2011015570
System control number
(OCoLC)ocn712115631

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