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The Fastest Kid on the Block: The Marty Glickman Story (Sports and Entertainment)

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Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

Athlete turned broadcaster Glickman writes of his fifty-year career in sports. "A frank, fascinating memoir". — The Kirkus Reviews

Book News Annotation:

At the heart of this autobiography is the notorious incident at the 1936 "Nazi Olympics" in Berlin. Glickman and Sam Stoller, the only Jews on the American track and field team, were dropped from the 400- meter relay team. Marty recounts his football days at Syracuse University and goes on to describe his broadcasting career. He concludes with trenchant observations about his fellow sports broadcasters, the present-day Olympics, and tips on how to break into sports broadcasting.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Marty Glickman, the incomparable sportscaster and Olympian athlete, writes of his five decades in sports. And what a career it was! At the heart of his autobiography is the notorious incident at the 1936 "Nazi Olympics" in Berlin. Glickman and Sam Stoller, the only Jews on the American track and field team, were dropped from the 400-meter relay team. More than any other event that would shape his life, this would be a defining moment for Glickman, one that would propel him into one of the richest and longest career in sports broadcasting history. In The Fastest Kid on the Block, Glickman recounts his beginnings as an athlete in Brooklyn and his early years at Syracuse University. After his devastating experience at the Olympics, he began his broadcasting career. As one of the best-known voices of New York City sports, he announced many of the most exciting games in sports history, including baseball, hockey, football, wrestling, and basketball. Glickman was actively involved with, and now brings to life, the most influential teams and personalities in the sports world, including the New York Knicks, the New York Giants, Red Auerbach, Joe Namath, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Bradley, Bud Collins, and Mike Emrick, to name just a few. This spirited autobiography concludes with Glickman's trenchant observations about his fellow sports broadcasters, the present-day Olympics, and his own tips on how to break into the competitive, wonderful world of sports broadcasting.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780815603931
With:
Isaacs, Stan
Author:
Isaacs, Stan
Author:
Glickman, Marty
Publisher:
Syracuse University Press
Location:
Syracuse :
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Sports
Subject:
Running
Subject:
Olympics
Subject:
Sportscasters
Subject:
Jewish athletes
Subject:
Jewish athletes -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Runners
Subject:
Sports - General
Subject:
Sportscasters -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Runners (Sports) -- United States -- Biography.
Subject:
Biography-Sports
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Sports and Entertainment (Hardcover)
Series Volume:
890.
Publication Date:
19960831
Binding:
Hardcover
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
x, 201 p.
Dimensions:
9.31x6.37x.91 in. 1.16 lbs.

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The Fastest Kid on the Block: The Marty Glickman Story (Sports and Entertainment)
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Product details x, 201 p. pages Syracuse University Press - English 9780815603931 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Marty Glickman, the incomparable sportscaster and Olympian athlete, writes of his five decades in sports. And what a career it was! At the heart of his autobiography is the notorious incident at the 1936 "Nazi Olympics" in Berlin. Glickman and Sam Stoller, the only Jews on the American track and field team, were dropped from the 400-meter relay team. More than any other event that would shape his life, this would be a defining moment for Glickman, one that would propel him into one of the richest and longest career in sports broadcasting history. In The Fastest Kid on the Block, Glickman recounts his beginnings as an athlete in Brooklyn and his early years at Syracuse University. After his devastating experience at the Olympics, he began his broadcasting career. As one of the best-known voices of New York City sports, he announced many of the most exciting games in sports history, including baseball, hockey, football, wrestling, and basketball. Glickman was actively involved with, and now brings to life, the most influential teams and personalities in the sports world, including the New York Knicks, the New York Giants, Red Auerbach, Joe Namath, Wilt Chamberlain, Bill Bradley, Bud Collins, and Mike Emrick, to name just a few. This spirited autobiography concludes with Glickman's trenchant observations about his fellow sports broadcasters, the present-day Olympics, and his own tips on how to break into the competitive, wonderful world of sports broadcasting.
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