The 100 Greatest American Athletes

Martin Gitlin (Author)

Product Details

Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
Publish Date
October 15, 2018
6.2 X 9.2 X 1.3 inches | 1.6 pounds
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About the Author

Martin Gitlin is a freelance writer and the author of more than 100 books on popular culture and sports. He has won many awards for his writing, including first place for General Excellence in Journalism from the Associated Press. His most recent books include The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time (2013), The Greatest College Football Rivalries of All Time (2014), and Powerful Moments in Sports: The Most Significant Sporting Events in American History (2017).


Having known Martin Gitlin for many years, provocative is not a word I would use to describe him. But provocative is the best word to describe his latest work. What a great read.--Tony Grossi, NFL and Cleveland Browns analyst for ESPN Cleveland and 850 WKNR radio, voting member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame
This reference book challenges the traditional perceptions on how popular sports production is critical to assess among fans and sports writers. Gitlin provides passionate, comprehensive evaluations of and inquiries into his subjects; his findings are based on personal perspectives and popular assessments, which makes this reference book innovative and organic. This is the first book that examines modern American athletes and sports production by adopting a point ranking system. The outcome of this critical book will result in major contributions for future reference books similar to this critical subject matter. Every library should acquire a copy for its sports and popular culture collections.--CHOICE