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Description - Jewish Jocks by Franklin Foer

The essays in JEWISH JOCKS: AN UNORTHODOX HALL OF FAME will cover the most influential Jews in sports-athletes, coaches, broadcasters, team owners, trainers and even statisticians (in the finite universe of Jewish jocks, they count!).

Contributors include some of today's most celebrated writers, such as New Yorker editor David Remnick; novelists Jonathan Safran Foer, Shalom Auslander, and Booker-prize winner Howard Jacobson; sports writer Buzz Bissinger; economist Larry Summers; columnist David Brooks; journalists Jane Leavy, Daniel Okrent, George Packer, David Plotz, and Dahlia Lithwick; bestselling authors Stephen Dubner, David Margolick, Rich Cohen, Steven Pinker, Judith Shulevitz, and Ron Rosenbaum, writing on figures like Howard Cosell, Art Shamsky, Kerri Strug, Harold Solomon, Sandy Koufax, Shirley Povitch, and many, many more.

The collection will also include a cover design and illustrations throughout by Mark Ulriksen.

While JEWISH JOCKS doesn't claim to be a comprehensive encyclopedia, it nevertheless stands on its own as a timeless collection of biographical musings, sociological riffs about assimilation, first-person reflections, and, above all, great writing on some of the most influential and unexpected pioneers in the world of sports.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9781455516131
ISBN-10: 1455516139
Format: Hardback
(237mm x 154mm x 26mm)
Pages: 304
Imprint: Grand Central Publishing
Publisher: Little, Brown & Company
Publish Date: 30-Oct-2012
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Franklin Foer

Franklin Foer is The New Republic's Editor At Large and a Schwartz Fellow at the New America Foundation. He is the author of the international bestseller How Soccer Explains the World: An Unlikely Theory of Globalization. Marc Tracy is a staff writer at Tablet Magazine. The blog he edits there, The Scroll, won the 2011 National Magazine Award.

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