The Book of Sports Virtues: Portraits from the Field of Play

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ACTA Publications, 2008 - 239 pages
In The Book of Sports Virtues: Portraits from the Field of Play, first-time author Fritz Knapp brings to life the amazing and inspirational stories of some of the greatest athletes ever to grace the baseball diamond, the football gridiron, the tennis court, or the hockey rink. The players in these pages took the hard knocks that life threw at them and faced those adversities with determination (Susan Butcher), appreciation for life's gifts (Lou Gehrig), and integrity (Arthur Ashe). Some of the athletes featured include: Lou Gehrig (Appreciation) Roberto Clemente (Dedication) Amos Alonzo Stagg (Honesty) Eric Liddell (Humility) Gale Sayers and Brian Piccolo (Compassion) Jackie Robinson and Branch Rickey (Nobility) Althea Gibson (Persistence) Ken Venturi (Trust) Albert Happy Chandler (Wisdom) Joan Benoit Samuelson and Wilma Rudolph (Strength)

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