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Product Description: Frederick the Wise unlocks German research to make available in English, for the first time, a full-length story of Frederick III of Saxony. The fascinating biographical journey reveals why this noteworthy elector risked his realm of Saxony to protect the fiery monk Martin Luther and the developing reforms of the Church...read more

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9780385230933, titled "Rookie/the Story of My First Year in the Major Leagues" | Doubleday, April 1, 1985, cover price $13.95 | also contains Rookie/the Story of My First Year in the Major Leagues | About this edition: The extraordinary New York Mets rookie pitcher recalls his first major league season, a season highlighted by electric excitement among fans, a strikeout shootout at the All-Star Game, and an unprecedented strikeout record

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9780758649171 | Concordia Pub House, April 5, 2015, cover price $25.99 | About this edition: Frederick the Wise unlocks German research to make available in English, for the first time, a full-length story of Frederick III of Saxony.

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Recounts the life and career of the flamboyant, outspoken, and controversial black pitcher, tracing his sometimes outrageous way from Los Angeles childhood, through eight seasons with Pittsburgh, to his current stand with the Yankees

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9780671659882 | Reissue edition (Touchstone Books, April 15, 1989), cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Recounts the life and career of the flamboyant, outspoken, and controversial black pitcher, tracing his sometimes outrageous way from Los Angeles childhood, through eight seasons with Pittsburgh, to his current stand with the Yankees

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Product Description: Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens went on to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, becoming an international superstar and exploding Hitler's myth of Aryan supremecy in the process...read more

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9780029017807 | Macmillan Coll Div, July 1, 1986, cover price $27.95 | About this edition: Describes how Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, recounts the problems he faced after becoming a popular celebrity, and looks at the ideals which guided his life

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9780252073694 | Reprint edition (Univ of Illinois Pr, May 19, 2006), cover price $25.95 | About this edition: Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens went on to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, becoming an international superstar and exploding Hitler's myth of Aryan supremecy in the process.
9780029017609 | Reprint edition (Free Pr, March 1, 1988), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Describes how Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, recounts the problems he faced after becoming a popular celebrity, and looks at the ideals which guided his life

Prebinding:

9780613188142 | Turtleback Books, March 1, 2001, cover price $29.20 | About this edition: Describes how Owens won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin, recounts the problems he faced after becoming a popular celebrity, and looks at the ideals which guided his life

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A classic history of Negro League baseball provides a definitive account of the game, from the post-Civil War era to Jackie Robinson's debut with the Brooklyn Dodgers in 1947, documenting the athletes, key games, statistics, records, and more. (view table of contents)

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9780517205013 | Gramercy, December 1, 1998, cover price $8.99 | About this edition: Tells the forgotten story of African American star-quality athletes excluded from professional baseball because of the big league's color line

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9780195076370 | Reprint edition (Oxford Univ Pr, April 30, 1992), cover price $19.99 | About this edition: Tells the forgotten story of Black star-quality athletes excluded from professional baseball because of the big league's color line
9780070495999, titled "Only the Ball Was White: A History of Legendary Black Players and All Black Professional Teams" | 1 edition (McGraw-Hill, March 1, 1984), cover price $9.95 | About this edition: Comprehensive account of the players and professional teams of Black baseball from 1898 to 1946, before Blacks were admitted to the major leagues

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Product Description: World champion at 19... One of the first black athletes to become world champion in any sport... 1-mile record holder... American sprint champion in 1898, 1899, 1900... triumphant tours of Europe and Australia... Victories against all European champions...read more

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9780933201149 | Bicycle Books, August 1, 1988, cover price $19.95 | About this edition: World champion at 19.

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9780801853036 | Reprint edition (Johns Hopkins Univ Pr, May 9, 1996), cover price $27.00 | About this edition: World champion at 19.

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Product Description: A Hard Road to Glory: A History of the African-American Athlete, 1610-1918 (Vol 1) covers the period from 1619, when Africans were first brought to these shores as slaves, to 1918, the end of the First World War. From 1865 through 1896, African Americans succeeded spectacularly in sports...read more (view table of contents, read Amazon.com's description)

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9781567430066 | New rev su edition (Amistad Pr, May 1, 1993), cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A Hard Road to Glory: A History of the African-American Athlete, 1610-1918 (Vol 1) covers the period from 1619, when Africans were first brought to these shores as slaves, to 1918, the end of the First World War.
9780446710060 | Little Brown & Co, November 1, 1988, cover price $29.95 | About this edition: A history of black athletes spanning three hundred years traces the history of sports to African, culture, features profiles of black athletic stars, and explores the impact of the Emancipation Proclamation and other events on black sports

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Product Description: For 60 years professional baseball was a segregated sport. Even today, 44 years after Jackie Robinson broke the color barrier, most of the great black players of the Negro Leagues are forgotten or ignored. With this book, Holway sets out to rectify that...read more

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9780887360947 | Mecklermedia, March 1, 1988, cover price $32.50 | About this edition: Looks at the history of the Black major leagues, offers profiles of some of the top players, and describes the contributions of Black professional baseball

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9780881847642 | Reprint edition (Carroll & Graf Pub, February 1, 1992), cover price $11.95 | About this edition: For 60 years professional baseball was a segregated sport.

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National Football League Hall of Fame player Jim Brown describes what it means to be an athlete and recounts behind-the-scenes stories involving sex, the Hollywood fast lane, and his encounters with the law

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9780821728574 | Kensington Pub Corp, August 1, 1989, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Jim tells what it means to be an athlete, with sex, Hollywood, drugs, and women as fringe benefits

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9780821731147 | Reprint edition (Kensington Pub Corp, August 1, 1990), cover price $4.95 | About this edition: National Football League Hall of Fame player Jim Brown describes what it means to be an athlete and recounts behind-the-scenes stories involving sex, the Hollywood fast lane, and his encounters with the law

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The son of the legendary 'Brown Bomber' presents the private side of the fighter, weaving into the account reminiscences from siblings, former wives, trainers, opponents, and sportswriters

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9780816148516 | Large print edition (G K Hall & Co, March 1, 1990), cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The son of the legendary 'Brown Bomber' presents the private side of the fighter, weaving into the account reminiscences from siblings, former wives, trainers, opponents, and sportswriters
9780070039551 | McGraw-Hill, September 1, 1988, cover price $4.98 | About this edition: The son of the legendary 'Brown Bomber' presents the surprising private side of the fighter, weaving into the account reminiscences from siblings, former wives, trainers, opponents, and sportswriters.

The former star running back recounts his two years with the champion Dallas Cowboys, his subsequent years in the NFL and WFL and the decline of the Cowboys

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9780446514040 | Grand Central Pub, October 1, 1988, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The former star running back recounts his two years with the champion Dallas Cowboys, his subsequent years in the NFL and WFL and the decline of the Cowboys

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9780446357142 | Grand Central Pub, August 1, 1989, cover price $4.95 | About this edition: The former star running back recounts his two years with the champion Dallas Cowboys, his subsequent years in the NFL and WFL and the decline of the Cowboys

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Traces the tumultuous career of a baseball superstar who has also seen his share of trouble--from ongoing wars with the baseball establishment to on-the-field brawls, to his experience as the first black player in Arkansas

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9780899196572 | Ticknor & Fields, April 1, 1989, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: Traces the tumultuous career of a baseball superstar who has also seen his share of trouble--from ongoing wars with the baseball establishment to on-the-field brawls, to his experience as the first black player in Arkansas

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The legendary athlete discusses his greatest plays, his greatest teammates and opponents, his personal life, his days in the Negro Leagues, Contemporary baseball, and his most bitter moment in major league baseball

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9780671632922 | Simon & Schuster, May 1, 1988, cover price $17.95 | About this edition: The legendary athlete discusses his greatest plays, his greatest teammates and opponents, his personal life, his days in the Negro Leagues, contemporary baseball, and his most bitter moment in major league baseball

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9780671678364 | Reprint edition (Pocket Books, March 1, 1989), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: The legendary athlete discusses his greatest plays, his greatest teammates and opponents, his personal life, his days in the Negro Leagues, Contemporary baseball, and his most bitter moment in major league baseball

Reinforced:

9780606043137 | Demco Media, March 1, 1989, cover price $10.55 | About this edition: The legendary athlete discusses his greatest plays, his greatest teammates and opponents, his personal life, his days in the Negro Leagues, Contemporary baseball, and his most bitter moment in major league baseball

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Shares the story of the New York Yankees superstar, from his beginnings in St. Paul's striving black community to his twenty-three million dollar contract with the Yankees that made him the symbol of 1980s baseball

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9780393024678, titled "Winfield: A Player's Life" | W W Norton & Co Inc, April 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Shares the story of the New York Yankees superstar, from his beginnings in St.

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9780380707096 | Reprint edition (Avon Books, March 1, 1989), cover price $4.50 | About this edition: Shares the story of the New York Yankees superstar, from his beginnings in St.

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The All-Pro wide receiver recounts his childhood in Tacoma, college days during the tumultuous 1960s, playing with the St. Louis Cardinals, his conversion to Islam, family life, and friends in the worlds of sports and entertainment

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9780670823017 | Viking Pr, October 1, 1988, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: The All-Pro wide receiver recounts his childhood in Tacoma, college days during the tumultuous 1960s, playing with the St.

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One of baseball's finest players offers frank and outspoken commentary on the prejudice he has suffered as a black athlete, the continuing problem of racial tension off the field, serious drug and alcohol abuse problems in his sport, and unfair spending and training practices

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9780070531833 | McGraw-Hill, June 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: One of baseball's finest players offers frank and outspoken commentary on the prejudice he has suffered as a black athlete, the continuing problem of racial tension off the field, serious drug and alcohol abuse problems in his sport, and unfair spending and training practices

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Dubbed 'Wizard' for his on-field magic, the Saint Louis Cardinals' All-Star shortstop recounts his youth in riot-torn Watts and his climb to become baseball's highest paid player, and offers fresh and outspoken opinions on very aspect of baseball today

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9780809245949 | Contemporary Books, May 1, 1988, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Dubbed 'Wizard' for his on-field magic, the Saint Louis Cardinals' All-Star shortstop recounts his youth in riot-torn Watts and his climb to become baseball's highest paid player, and offers fresh and outspoken opinions on very aspect of baseball today

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Traces the life and career of Doby, the first Black to play in the American League, looks at his family life, and describes his encounters with prejudice (view table of contents)

Hardcover:

9780313259951 | Praeger Pub Text, February 1, 1988, cover price $84.00 | About this edition: Aware of Mr.

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9780275929848 | Praeger Pub Text, March 3, 1988, cover price $23.95 | About this edition: Traces the life and career of Doby, the first Black to play in the American League, looks at his family life, and describes his encounters with prejudice

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The former star player for the Harlem Globetrotters recounts how he got his start in basketball, and explains how Christian faith became an important part of his life

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9780840742209 | Thomas Nelson Inc, May 1, 1987, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: The former star player for the Harlem Globetrotters recounts how he got his start in basketball, and explains how Christian faith became an important part of his life

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Traces the life of the first Black man to break baseball's color line and reveals how Robinson opened the way for Blacks and minorities to enter into the mainstream of American life

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9780531150429 | Franklin Watts, May 1, 1987, cover price $16.95 | About this edition: Traces the life of the first Black man to break baseball's color line and reveals how Robinson opened the way for Blacks and minorities to enter into the mainstream of American life

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Blending biography and social history, this portrait of one of the first Black Americans to win fame and respect in the twentieth century draws on new interview material and translations from German press coverage

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9780684184623 | Scribner, October 1, 1985, cover price $18.95 | About this edition: Blending biography and social history, this portrait of one of the first Black Americans to win fame and respect in the twentieth century draws on new interview material and translations from German press coverage

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The extraordinary New York Mets rookie pitcher recalls his first major league season, a season highlighted by electric excitement among fans, a strikeout shootout at the All-Star Game, and an unprecedented strikeout record

Hardcover:

9780385230933 | Doubleday, April 1, 1985, cover price $13.95 | also contains Frederick the Wise: Seen and Unseen Lives of Martin Luther's Protector | About this edition: The extraordinary New York Mets rookie pitcher recalls his first major league season, a season highlighted by electric excitement among fans, a strikeout shootout at the All-Star Game, and an unprecedented strikeout record

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Product Description: When Jack Johnson defeated white heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries in 1910, it was America's notions of racial superiority that staggered under his blows. Amid riots and lynchings, the search began for the Great White Hope who could put the "uppity" new champion in his place...read more

Hardcover:

9780029266403 | Free Pr, June 1, 1983, cover price $24.95 | About this edition: A biography of Black heavyweight boxing champion Jack Johnson details his boxing career and his extravagant, unconventional personal life, which led to his persecution by the white society of early twentieth-century America

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9780029269008 | Free Pr, March 1, 1985, cover price $20.95 | About this edition: When Jack Johnson defeated white heavyweight champion Jim Jeffries in 1910, it was America's notions of racial superiority that staggered under his blows.

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Traces the life of Reggie Jackson, describes his career as a baseball player, and depicts the experience of being a member of the New York Yankees

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9780394532431 | Random House Inc, June 1, 1984, cover price $15.95 | About this edition: Traces the life of Reggie Jackson, describes his career as a baseball player, and depicts the experience of being a member of the New York Yankees

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Product Description: Format Hardcover Subject Boxing General Miscellaneous Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group Incorporated

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9780313233272 | Greenwood Pub Group, June 30, 1983, cover price $57.00 | About this edition: Format Hardcover Subject Boxing General Miscellaneous Publisher Greenwood Publishing Group Incorporated

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Product Description: Ernest Ellis Cashmore is a leading writer in both leisure studies and the sociology of race. In this fascinating work he uses his expertise to explore the problems and contradictions faced by black sportsmen.

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9780710090546 | Routledge, October 1, 1982, cover price $22.95 | About this edition: Ernest Ellis Cashmore is a leading writer in both leisure studies and the sociology of race.

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