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Inside Track Autobiography of Carl Lewis

Author : Carl Lewis
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The Olympic Gold Medalist provides a glimpse into his life both on and off the track and provides a revealing behind-the-scenes look at "amateur" track and field.

Inside Track

Author : Carl Lewis
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Recalls his triumphs on the field and offers shocking revelations about college recruiting practices, under-the-table payments to athletes for endorsements, and rampant drug use

Black New Jersey

Author : Graham Russell Gao Hodges
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Black New Jersey tells the rich and complex story of the African American community’s remarkable accomplishments and the colossal obstacles they faced along the way. Drawing from rare archives, historian Graham Russell Gao Hodges brings to life the courageous black men and women who fought for their freedom and eventually built a sturdy and substantial middle class. He explores how the state’s unique mix of religious, artistic, and cultural traditions have helped to produce such world-renowned figures as Paul Robeson, Cory Booker, and Queen Latifah, as well as a host of lesser-known but equally influential New Jersey natives.

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The weekly source of African American political and entertainment news.

The Dirtiest Race in History

Author : Richard Moore
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The 1988 Seoul Olympics played host to what has been described by some as the dirtiest race of all time, by others as the greatest. The final of the men's 100 metres at those Olympics is certainly the most infamous in the history of athletics, and more indelibly etched into the consciousness of the sport, the Olympics, and a global audience of millions, than any other athletics event before or since. Ben Johnson's world-record time of 9.79 seconds - as thrilling as it was - was the beginning rather than the end of the story. Following the race, Johnson tested positive, news that generated as many - if not more - shockwaves as his fastest ever run. He was stripped of the title, with Lewis awarded the gold medal, Linford Christie the silver and Calvin Smith the bronze. More than two decades on, the story still hadn't ended. In 1999 Lewis was named Sportsman of the Century by the IOC, and Olympian of the Century by Sports Illustrated. Yet his reputation was damaged by revelations that he too used performance-enhancing drugs, and tested positive prior to the Seoul Olympics. Christie also tested positive in Seoul but his explanation, that the banned substance had been in ginseng tea, was accepted. Smith, now a lecturer in English literature at a Florida university, was the only athlete in the top five whose reputation remains unblemished - the others all tested positive at some stage in their careers. Containing remarkable new revelations, this book uses witness interviews - with Johnson, Lewis and Smith among others - to reconstruct the build-up to the race, the race itself, and the fallout when news of Johnson's positive test broke and he was forced into hiding. It also examines the rivalry of the two favourites going into it, and puts the race in a historical context, examining its continuing relevance on the sport today, where every new record elicits scepticism.

Inside Track

Author : Carl Lewis
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At the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, Carl Lewis won four gold medals matching the track and field accomplishments of the legendary Jesse Owens and making him one of the best known athletes in the world. This is an autobiography written in collaboration with Jeffrey Marx, a sports journalist.

The World Book Encyclopedia

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An encyclopedia designed especially to meet the needs of elementary, junior high, and senior high school students.

Carl Lewis

Author : Steve Klots
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Describes the childhood, college career, & Olympic performances of this athlete, including his attempts at the long-jump record.

The New York Times Biographical Service

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A compilation of current biographical information of general interest.

The Scribner Encyclopedia of American Lives

Author : Arnie Markoe
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Contains biographies of active and retired athletes, living or dead, plus media personalities, coaches, and administrators.

The British National Bibliography

Author : Arthur James Wells
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The Hutchinson Encyclopedia

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The African American Encyclopedia Sui Wil

Author : R. Kent Rasmussen
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The African American Encyclopedia Nat Ran

Author : R. Kent Rasmussen
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An Athletics Compendium

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The latest in a series of guides to sporting literature (earlier volumes covered association football and rugby union), An Athletics Compendium provides an extensive and authoritative overview of the United Kingdom literature of track and field. Its compilers have a lifelong interest in and knowledge of all aspects of athletics. All significant publications on the theory and practice as well as the history of athletics are reviewed, and coverage includes the development of the modern Olympic movement.

It Gets Dark Sometimes

Author : Jeffrey A. Marx (Rabbi)
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Books Change Lives

Author : John Young Cole
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Black Americana

Author : Detroit Public Library
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Forthcoming Books

Author : R.R. Bowker Company. Dept. of Bibliography
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