African-American Sports Greats:A Biographical Dictionary
Sports´ Greatest Turnarounds: Heather Rule
Sport´s Great All-Rounders: A Biographical Dictionary: James, III Holder
Rivals: Sports Greatest Battles: Phil Gifford
The National Sports of Great Britain:Fifty Engravings With Descriptions (Classic Reprint) Henry Thomas Alken
The thrill of victory… the agony of defeat. And the human drama of athletic competition. We love sports. And every 4 years we get the pleasure to watch amateur athletes, at the top of their game, compete in the Olympics. And that got us thinking about competition. Because that’s what it’s about, right? [Broadcast Date: August 15, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120815de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
In this hour, Aimee Mullins is an athlete, fashion model and activist who uses whichever of her 12 pair of prosthetic legs is appropriate for the task at hand. Next, commentator Erika Monroe-Kane reflects on the appeal of driving really fast.Then, Kate Sekules is the author of The Boxer’s Heart: How I Fell in Love with the Ring, and a former professional boxer. She tells Anne Strainchamps how she got into the sport, why she enjoyed getting really strong, and how she coped with her anger during bouts. She still thinks there’s a lot to admire in women’s boxing.After that, Melissa Joulwan is the author of Rollergirl: Totally True Tales from the Track. And she ought to know. Joulwan plays for a roller derby team under the name ´´Melicious.´´ She tells Anne Strainchamps why the sport´s enjoying a renaissance, and why most of the players are feminists who enjoy playing with the sexual and warrior imagery.Following that, Tina Bertoni provides a commentary on what it was like to hunt a bear.Next, Kim Hiss tells Anne Strainchamps about her first hunt. Kim Hiss is an Associate Editor for Field and Stream Magazine and blogs as Huntress.And finally, Jennifer Shahade is the author of Chess Bitch: Women in the Ultimate Intellectual Sport. She tells Anne Strainchamps where the title of her book came from. Obviously the word ´´bitch” occurs throughout this interview but always in reference to the book title. It is never used as profanity. [Broadcast Date: August 3, 2012] 1. Language: English. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/120803de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Barr interviews Pro Bowler Morten Andersen about whether he thought he’d play in the NFL for as long as he did, his initial thoughts about the game of football and how he played for so long. This interview took place on December 2nd, 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr, Morten Andersen. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/spby/170116de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Forget baseball. Boxing just might be our national sport. After all, the highest paid athlete in the country is a fighter. And a long awaited superfight between this generation´s best boxers has earned millions in ticket sales. This hour, we explore the popularity and enduring appeal of combat sports. [Broadcast Date: May 6, 2015] 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/150506de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Ron Barr interviews two-time All-Star Reggie Theus about what ´´accountability” means in college sports, how responsible the athletes are and how he relates to the kids he coaches. This interview took place on May 16th, 2005. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Ron Barr, Reggie Theus. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/spby/170113de/bk_rhde_002536_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.