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Sinopsis: Here's the ultimate gift book for all sports fans!
It features profiles and photographs of the greatest Jewish athletes throughout world history.
Many are well-known names: legendary pitcher Sandy Koufax, "Hammerin'" Hank Greenberg, basketball czar Red Auerbach, and all-star quarterback Sid Luckman. These, and countless other sports greats, are honored by the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in this grand coffee-table volume.
Following the 1972 Olympics, a sportswriter referred to super-swimmer Mark Spitz as "the first great Jewish Athlete". How wrong he was! While Spitz’s seven-gold-medal achievement may never be topped, this book - reaching back two centuries to England's Jewish boxing champ Daniel Mendoza - illuminates the lives and unforgettable accomplishments of Jews in every major sport known to the world.
This book reveals how Jews conceived baseball's World Series, invented basketball's "zone defense", and elevated the T-Formation to football's state-of-the-art high scoring offense. And in "The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame" you'll also discover Jewish athletes who achieved worldwide honors in fencing, figure skating, tennis, wrestling - and more. In addition, you'll learn that there have been no fewer than 29 boxing titles held by victorious Jewish fists.
This comprehensive showcase of Jewish sports talent will enable you to answer questions such as:
What rabbi's son pressed 200 lbs. above his bodyweight to be deemed world's strongest man in the 1964 Olympics?
Which San Diego Chargers star was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame in 1979 - only the second AFL player and sixth offensive lineman ever to be so honored?
What cousins won six gymnastics gold medals in the same Olympic Games?
In what sport is the perpetual championship trophy named for a Jewish mother?
What Jewish wrestler won 400 consecutive bouts from 1939 to 1952?
Which 14-year Major League catcher served as an American spy in World War II?
Which Jewish NBA star retired with five all-time records, including most career points?
The 1928 New York Giants purchased the entire Detroit Wolverines football team in order to acquire what triple-threat rookie quarterback?
"The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame" received its official charter in 1981 in Jerusalem. The Hall of Fame museum was inaugurated in July of the same year in ceremonies at the Wingate Institute in Netanya, Israel.
About the Author: Joseph M. Siegman is a television producer and writer. He founded the Jewish Sports Hall of Fame in 1979. He chaired the International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame from 1981 to 1989 and has since served as Chairman of its Selection Committee. For 15 years he was a member of the U.S. Maccabiah Games Organizing Committee, and competed in cricket and lawn bowling in five quadrennial Maccabiah Games.
Título: The International Jewish Sports Hall of Fame
Editorial: Spi Books Trade
Año de publicación: 1992
Encuadernación: Hard Cover
Condición del libro: Very Good
Edición: First Printing
Descripción SPI Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Good. Book has some visible wear on the binding, cover, pages. Nº de ref. de la librería G1561710288I3N00
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Descripción S.P.I. Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1561710288 First Thus. (Full Print Line) Hardcover with Dust Jacket. Book: Boards with shelf wear. Pages unmarked. Binding with no separations. DJ with edge wear. one inch tear to front at mid-point of upper edge. Price clipped. **Tracking on all US orders**Most orders shipped within 24 hours**Insurance to all orders over $50**. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1016710
Descripción S.P.I. Books. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. 1561710288 Ex-lib. Adas Israel, usual marks and labels; 220 p., clean and unmarked; binding tight; d.j. covered with protective library plastic. Nº de ref. de la librería SKU1008604
Descripción S.P.I. Books, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Used: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería SONG1561710288
Descripción S.P.I. Books, U.S.A., 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Very Good. Very-good condition hardback with jacket. Over-sized and heavy book. No remainder marks or price clippings. Number line: 10 9 8 7 6 5 4 3 2 1. Jacket is clean, shows light wear - no tears. Illustrated throughout. No writing or tears inside book. Tight spine, clean pages. Foreword by Mark Spitz. Nº de ref. de la librería 060347
Descripción Estado de conservación: Very Good. Book Condition: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería 97815617102873.0
Descripción Spi Books, Fort Lee, New Jersey, U.S.A., 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Offered here is THE INTERNATIONAL JEWISH SPORTS HALL OF FAME by Joseph Siegman. Foreward by Mark Spitz. SPI, 1992. First Edition. Near Fine in dust jacket. With a nice signed inscription by the author. More than 150 of the world's all-time greatest athletes and contributors to sports are chronicled in these pages. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 000703
Descripción S.P.I. Books / Shapolsky Pub., New York, 1992. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. 1st Edition 1st Printing. -----The scan you see is the book you get. Blue cloth with gilt, headband, xix, 220 pages filled with b & w photos through-out, Near Fine condition, dust jacket is in Near Fine condition price slipped, now in Mylar. "---you'll dicover Jewish athletes who achieved worldwide honors in fencing, figure skating, tennis, wrestling - and more. In addition, you'll learn that there have been no fewer than 29 boxing titles held by victorious Jewish fists." Check out the scans. Size: 4to. Nº de ref. de la librería 011386
Descripción S.P.I. Books, 1992. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Nº de ref. de la librería P021561710288