Hall of Fame Museums

A Reference Guide
Author: Victor J. Danilov
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313300004
Category: Art
Page: 275
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The first comprehensive overview of hall of fame museums and exhibits, this work contains valuable information on 274 halls of fame in over 100 fields in the United States and 10 other countries.

Kramer Williamson, Sprint Car Legend


Author: Chad Wayne Culver
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476666970
Category: Transportation
Page: 212
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Sprint Car Hall of Famer Kramer Williamson began his 45-year professional career as a grassroots racer from Pennsylvania and became one of the most successful and beloved professional drivers of all time. Drawing on interviews with those who knew him best, this first ever biography of Williamson covers his life and career, from his humble beginnings racing the legendary #73 Pink Panther car in 1968 to his fatal crash during qualifying rounds at Lincoln Speedway in 2013. p.p1 {margin: 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px 0.0px; font: 12.0px 'Times New Roman'}

Onward to the Olympics

Historical Perspectives on the Olympic Games
Author: Gerald P. Schaus,Stephen R. Wenn
Publisher: Wilfrid Laurier Univ. Press
ISBN: 1554587794
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 408
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The Olympic Games have had two lives—the first lasted for a millennium with celebrations every four years at Olympia to honour the god Zeus. The second has blossomed over the past century, from a simple start in Athens in 1896 to a dazzling return to Greece in 2004. Onward to the Olympics provides both an overview and an array of insights into aspects of the Games’ history. Leading North American archaeologists and historians of sport explore the origins of the Games, compare the ancient and the modern, discuss the organization and financing of such massive athletic festivals, and examine the participation ,or the troubling lack of it, by women. Onward to the Olympics bridges the historical divide between the ancient and the modern and concludes with a thought-provoking final essay that attempts to predict the future of the Olympics over the twenty-first century.

Nurren’S Folly


Author: H. Hotri
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 1450275796
Category: Fiction
Page: 268
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Staf Nurren nurtures an incredible passion for runningbut unfortunately has limited talent. After losing all his races at his first track meet and failing to make his high school team, he becomes desperate to win Olympic gold medals by any means possible. On his sixteenth birthday, Staf s best friend, Jake, gives him a bogus ID for a birthday present; together, the two sneak into a bar to celebrate like the two men they pretend to be. As he enters the bar, Staf ignores the intense feeling of foreboding that overwhelms him, orders a beer, and confesses to Jake that he would like to be an all-star athlete without ever working for it. After a hunchbacked, toothless patron overhears the conversation, he offers the boy the chance of a lifetime. Staf thinks he has nothing to lose; as he and Jake head to the apothecary to meet the mysterious being who the stranger promises can help him, he has no idea the pact he is about to make a deal with a diabolical force will have tragic consequences. A hero, an ultimate record holder, and historys best athlete soon discovers the life he dreamed for himself hinges on a contract signed in his own blood.

A.N.T.S.

The American National Transportation System
Author: Keith R. Felix
Publisher: iUniverse
ISBN: 9781475910193
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 152
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The American National Transportation System Solving the unemployment Problem in America If you are concerned about the unemployment problem in America, or about the national debt, or the dwindling value of your money and want to do something about it, then read on. This book is about a project that will create millions of direct and indirect jobs and reinvigorate our manufacturing and transportation industries. The American National Transportation System adds to our current transportation capabilities and transports not only people around our country but also energy and communications. It is a bold but simple idea about a project that puts existing technologies together to accomplish this, in an economical and environmentally friendly manner. It will spur innovation and technology; provide purpose and reasons to seek knowledge in the mathematics and engineering fields. It provides not only JOBS for American workers, but opportunities. Does it sound too good to be true? Well, one way to find out. You can have an impact on the unemployment problem in America. Once you have read this book, it will take only a short amount of time for you to do something about the unemployment problem, and it wont cost you another nickel.

A to Z of Sports Cars, 1945-1990


Author: Mike Lawrence
Publisher: Motorbooks International
ISBN: 9781870979818
Category: Transportation
Page: 336
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Presents a history of sports cars from the earliest models, to the hot rods of the 1950s and 1960s, to contemporary styles

Jesse Owens

A Biography
Author: Jacqueline Edmondson
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313339882
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Page: 104
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Discusses the life, accomplishments, and legacy of track and field star Jesse Owens, who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympic games.

Sports Market Place


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Publisher: N.A
ISBN: N.A
Category: Athletics
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The prmier reference book for everything and everybody related to the sports industry.