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About the Author

Ken Rappoport is a professional sportswriter with dozens of books to his credit. Titles he has previously authored for Enslow Publishers, Inc., include Baseball's Top 10 Pitchers and Baseball's Top 10 Home Run Hitters.

Works by Ken Rappoport

Profiles in Sports Courage (2006) 47 copies
Shaquille O'Neal (1994) 5 copies
Super Sundays (1980) 3 copies
Grant Hill (1996) 3 copies
Syracuse Football Story (1975) 2 copies


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Ladies First is composed of short biographies about different female athletes. These women persevered and made a large impact on their sport and on society. I think that these stories are very inspirational for young girls who want to become athletes.
bernadettecasey | Sep 19, 2019 |
Top 10 Slam Dunkers

The book that I have read is called TOp 10 SLam Dunkers. The top 10 slam Dunkers are Kareem Abdul Jabbar, Vince Carter, Darryl Dawkins, Julius Irving, LeBron Irving, Michael Jordan, Shaquille O'Neal, Hakeem Olajuwon, Bill Russell, Dominique Wilkins. We all know that these are some of the most athletic basketball players of all time. Most of these players are the greatest players of all time such as Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jar, Hakeem Olajuwon etc. The reason why these players are such amazing dunkers is that of there explosiveness. Vince Carter is one of the most explosive players of all time. These players bounce are amazing it's like they are bunnies, kangaroos, frogs.

I really loved this book this was very enjoyable especially for a basketball such as myself. Watching these players fly is amazing hopefully I should dunk this 8th-grade year. I really enjoyed this book because it was a great book. I would recommend this book to all hoppers and I would rate this book a 10/10.
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Dominicp.b2 | Jun 3, 2018 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I love History. There are so many different aspects and angles from which history can be told. There are certainly the events and biographies. History can be related through the influences of drink (beer), food (hamburger), and products (cars). The Little League that Could gives a glimpse into the 1960's through football and specifically professional football and the old American Football league, (AFL) There is a story of how the domiannt NFL was challenged by a new league, the AFL, and the struggles the AFL went through to get started. It gives us a glimpse into the 1960 and how at that tme while african american did play professioanl ball it on a limited basis and still predominatly white. With the coming og the AFL, it shows how more players were needed an the game opened to more blacks and the AFL targeted the "Negro colleges to recruit players. It was at this time because of television contracts that footbal surpassed baseball as the national pastime. (although baseball is still my favorite.) This book provides a number of biographical sketches of players and coaches as well as owners, and shat is history other than a number of biographies coming together. It is a fast read and very enjoyable and I would recommend it to those who enjoy American History, the 1960's, Sports, or just reading.… (more)
morryb | 8 other reviews | Jan 20, 2011 |
This review was written for LibraryThing Early Reviewers.
I am a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs and have followed the AFL/AFC all of my life, so I enjoyed reading The Little League That Could: A History of the American Football League. The author uses the participants in the league to tell the story of the league. The book gives great insight into how the league was formed by Lamar Hunt, and how he and the other original owners challenged the established NFL. The book contains great stories about the players, coaches, great games, and rivalries. It also does a good job of covering how television affected the league and the merger. For anyone interested in learning more about the AFL, an ever better book is Going Long by Jeff Miller.… (more)
jsewvello | 8 other reviews | Dec 31, 2010 |


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