Women in Sports: 50 Fearless Athletes Who Played to Win
Thursday 03/August/2017 - 10:18 AM
Illustrated profiles of fifty pioneering female athletes، from the author of the New York Times bestseller Women in Science.
Women for the win!
A richly illustrated and inspiring book، Women in Sports highlights the achievements and stories of fifty notable women athletes from the 1800s to today، including trailblazers، Olympians، and record-breakers in more than forty sports. The athletes featured include well-known figures like tennis player Billie Jean King and gymnast Simone Biles، as well as lesser-known champions like Toni Stone، the first woman to play baseball in a professional men’s league، and skateboarding pioneer Patti McGee. The book also contains infographics on topics that sporty women want to know about such as muscle anatomy، a timeline ofwomen’s participation in sports، pay and media statistics for female athletes، and influential women’s teams. Women in Sports celebrates the success of the tough، bold، and fearless women who paved the way for today’s athletes.
Editorial Reviews "Exhaustive and enlightening—don't miss it." – Kirkus Reviews
"This is one of the books we've been waiting for—a compendium of great women athletes and the struggles they faced. As Billie Jean King taught us، ‘Pressure is a privilege.’" – Lesley Visser، Hall of Fame sportscaster