Jewish Jocks: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame

Franklin Foer (Editor) Marc Tracy (Editor)
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Product Details

Price
$16.00
Publisher
Twelve
Publish Date
October 01, 2013
Pages
285
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.8 X 8.2 inches | 0.55 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781455516124
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About the Author

Franklin Foer is editor of the New Republic and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. Marc Tracy is a staff writer at the New Republic. Previously, he was a staff writer at Tablet magazine; the blog he edited there, The Scroll, won the 2011 National Magazine Award.

Reviews

"Marc Tracy and Franklin Foer have compiled JEWISH JOCKS: An Unorthodox Hall of Fame, essays on 'the most influential Jews in sports, ' from athletes, coaches, and owners to broadcasters and statisticians. David Remnick, David Brooks, Jonathan Safran Foer, Jane Leavy, and Steven Pinker are among the heavyweight contributors. You'll laugh, you'll cry."--Publishers Weekly, Top 10 Sports Books Fall 2012
"Jewish Jocks' ends up convincing you of its theme: The history of Jews in sports is, in important ways, the history of sports."--Will Leitch, Wall Street Journal
"A must for the bookshelf of any Jewish sports fan."-- Kirkus Reviews
"Belies the cheap punch line [to] prove that the Jewish sporting tradition is as rich as it is varied. Jewish Jocks features notable writers in peak form."--Sports Illustrated
"A skillfull collection... through its sheer comprehensiveness, JEWISH JOCKS also makes the argument that the Jewish athlete isn't an anomaly."--Los Angeles Times
Editor's Choice: "Fifty well-written brief portraits."--The New York Times Book Review
"The history of Jews in sports is, in important ways, the history of sports."--Wall Street Journal