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Sports in America: 1900–1919, Second Edition
  • Authored by: James Buckley Jr. and John Walters; Foreword by Larry Keith
  • From the Series: Sports in America
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134488
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-448-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 796
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 112


The first decade of the 20th century saw many firsts—from the first World Series baseball game to the first Indianapolis 500 auto race. This second edition of 1900–1919 is fully revised, and for the first time, contains full-color photographs.

Highlights include:

  • The first Rose Bowl game in 1902
  • The first World Series in 1903
  • Jack Johnson becoming the first African-American heavyweight boxing champion in 1908
  • The first Indianapolis 500 auto race in 1911
  • Jim Thorpe's amazing year in 1912
  • Tennis champ and survivor of the 1912 Titanic sinking Richard Williams coming back to win the U.S. Tennis Championship in 1914
  • The launch of the National Hockey League in 1918
  • The 1919 Black Sox scandal, in which players on the Chicago White Sox fixed the World Series.


Full-color and black-and-white photographs. Sidebars. Resources. Index.

About the Author(s)

James Buckley Jr. is one of America's most successful children's writers, with more than 60 books on sports for young readers. His books include Eyewitness Baseball, Sports Immortals, The Scholastic Ultimate Guide to Football, two volumes of The Scholastic Book of Lists, and Treasures of the NFL. He has also written biographies of Serena and Venus Williams, Muhammad Ali, Bill Bradley, Roberto Clemente, and Lou Gehrig. A former editor at Sports Illustrated and NFL Publishing, he is also the editor of Chelsea House's Sports in America set.

John Walters wrote for many years for Sports Illustrated and authored the books Basketball for Dummies with Digger Phelps; The Same River Twice, about University of Connecticut's women's basketball; and Notre Dame Golden Moments. He had a blog about Notre Dame football during the 2009 season and has also written several other books on sports for young readers.

Series foreword author Larry Keith is former assistant managing editor of Sports Illustrated. He is a creator of SI Kids and was the editor of the official Olympic programs in 1996, 2000, and 2002. He is a former adjunct professor of sports journalism at Columbia University and is a member of the North Carolina Journalism Hall of Fame.

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