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The Hard Way: Writing the Rebels Who Changed Sports by Will Balliett

The Hard Way: Writing

the Rebels Who Changed Sports by Will Balliett

Published November 9th 1999
ISBN : 9781560252306
Paperback
360 pages
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 About the Book 

Rebels have always been a part of sports. From Muhammad Alis stand against the Vietnam War to All-Star Curt Floods career-ending fight to defeat baseballs reserve clause to gay football player Dave Kopays battle to be different in the NFL, TheMoreRebels have always been a part of sports. From Muhammad Alis stand against the Vietnam War to All-Star Curt Floods career-ending fight to defeat baseballs reserve clause to gay football player Dave Kopays battle to be different in the NFL, The Hard Way collects the stories of the men and women who played the game their way. Jackie Robinson tells how he broke the barriers of racial discrimination in baseball and heralded the civil rights era. Tennis great Billie Jean King recounts how she helped remake the concept of the female athlete. Other rebels include Dock Ellis, Babe Didrickson, Bill Veeck, Jack Tatum, Dave Meggyesy, Wilt Chamberlain, Pam Postema, and Greg Louganis. Outspoken, controversial, full of passion, and highly entertaining, The Hard Way reminds us that athletes can achieve glory beyond victory.