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Sports in America: 1960–1969, Second Edition
  • Authored by: David Fischer; Foreword by Larry Keith
  • From the Series: Sports in America
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134534
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-453-7
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $39.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 07/01/2010
  • Dewey Number: 796
  • Reading Level: Grades 6-12
  • Pages: 96


The 1960s, the Rock 'n' Roll Decade, saw the first televised Olympics, the first basketball player to score 100 points in a single game, and the first Super Bowl. Students, researchers, and general readers alike will be enthralled by 1960–1969, Second Edition as they learn about these major milestones in sports through a vivid presentation and handy reference features.

Highlights include:

  • Runner Wilma Rudolph wins two gold medals in the 1960 Olympics, the first Olympic Games to be broadcast to millions on television
  • Race car driver A.J. Foyt wins his first Indianapolis 500 race in 1961, the first of four career wins
  • In 1962 basketball star Wilt Chamberlain scores a record 100 points in one game
  • Muhammad Ali defeats Sonny Liston to become the world heavyweight champion in 1964
  • The Green Bay Packers defeat the Kansas City Chiefs in the first Super Bowl in 1967
  • The "Miracle Mets" win the 1969 World Series against the Baltimore Orioles in a stunning upset.


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

About the Author(s)

David Fischer is the author of many books on sports for adults and young readers. His books include The 50 Coolest Jobs in Sports, The New York Times' Sports of the Times, Cool Sports Dad, and Do Curve Balls Really Curve? He has written for The New York Times, Sports Illustrated, and NBC Sports.

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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