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Soldier Athletes: Good Sports


Series
Good Sports

by
Glenn Stout

Edition
Exclusive hardcover edition
Publisher
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Imprint
Sandpiper
ISBN
9780547822129
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Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War
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Details the athletic and military records of four brave Americans—Ted Williams, Rocky Bleier, Carlos May, and Pat Tillman—who left successful sports careers to serve their country. Black-and-white photographs of athletes. Sources and further reading. Appendix.

POTENTIALLY SENSITIVE AREAS
Violence: War/Harsh Realities of War

Details

Format

Print

Page Count

112

Trim Size

5 1/8" x 7 3/8"

Dewey

796.0922 B

AR

7.1: points 3

Lexile

1070L

Scholastic Reading Counts

7

JLG Release

Mar 2012

Topics

Athletes. Biography. U.S. soldiers. U.S. armed forces.

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Booklist

Junior Library Guild

  • With descriptive, well-researched writing, Glenn Stout makes each sports figure’s story suspenseful and engrossing.
  • Readers will be inspired by the sacrifices these four athletes made in both their professional and personal lives because of their military service.
  • Covers a variety of time periods, ranging from Ted Williams’s service in Korea in the 1950s to Pat Tillman’s deployment in Afghanistan in 2004.
  • Pat Tillman’s story especially highlights the complexities of military service, from his uncertainty over the justness of the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq to the unexpected risks he faced in combat.

Praise & Reviews

Junior Library Guild

  • With descriptive, well-researched writing, Glenn Stout makes each sports figure’s story suspenseful and engrossing.
  • Readers will be inspired by the sacrifices these four athletes made in both their professional and personal lives because of their military service.
  • Covers a variety of time periods, ranging from Ted Williams’s service in Korea in the 1950s to Pat Tillman’s deployment in Afghanistan in 2004.
  • Pat Tillman’s story especially highlights the complexities of military service, from his uncertainty over the justness of the U.S.-led invasion in Iraq to the unexpected risks he faced in combat.

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