Game Faces

Game Faces

Five Early American Champions and the Sports They Changed

eBook - 2012
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This compelling blend of biography and cultural history depicts five important yet nearly forgotten athletes from the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries who had a transformative effect on their sports and on the evolution of sports in general. Tom Stevens was the first man to ride a bicycle, "a high wheeler," around the world (1884-87). Fanny Bullock Workman completed seven expeditions into the Himalayas between 1898 and 1912. Bill Reid, a Harvard football coach and one of the game's first professionals, played a key role in saving the sport from a national movement to abolish it in.
Publisher: Lincoln : UNP - Nebraska Paperback, 2012
ISBN: 9780803240513
0803240511
Characteristics: 1 online resource (264 pages)

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