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Sports in America: 2000–2009
  • Authored by: Jim Gigliotti and John Walters; Foreword by Larry Keith
  • From the Series: Sports in America
  • Trim Size: 7-3/8 x 9-1/4
  • ISBN-10: 1604134577
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-60413-457-5
  • 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 first decade of the 21st century has seen many exciting sporting contests and records set and broken. Michael Phelps stunned Olympic audiences as he swam to a record eight gold medals and seven world records in 2008, Lance Armstrong won his record-breaking seventh Tour de France, and the Yankees and the Mets squared off for the first "Subway Series" in almost half a century. In the new 20002009, readers will relive these exciting sports moments, learning in depth the details surrounding these sporting achievements.

Highlights include:

  • The 2000 World Series, the first "Subway Series" since 1956, pits the New York Yankees against the New York Mets
  • NASCAR champion Dale Earnhardt Sr. dies in a crash during the 2001 Daytona 500
  • The Los Angeles Lakers win the NBA championship for the third consecutive year in 2002
  • Lance Armstrong wins the Tour de France for a record-breaking seventh consecutive year in 2005
  • At the 2008 Olympics, swimmer Michael Phelps wins a record eight gold medals and sets seven new world records.


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

About the Author(s)

Jim Gigliotti is a freelance writer and former editor at NFL Publishing. He is the coauthor of Baseball: A Celebration, Obsessed with Football, and several books on sports for young readers, including a biography of Olympic champion Jesse Owens.

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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