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Publisher Description

Now with a new afterword, The Girls of Summer, by the award- winning New York Times sportswriter Jere Longman, takes a serious, compelling look at the women who won the 1999 World Cup and brings to life the skills and victories of the American team. Longman explores the issues this unprecedented achievement has raised: the importance of the players as role models; the significance of race and class; the sexualization of the team members; and the differences between men and women's sports. Provocative and insightful, this book reminds us that the real struggles are off the field -- and some remain to be won.

GENRE
Sports & Outdoors
RELEASED
2009
October 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
336
Pages
PUBLISHER
HarperCollins e-books
SELLER
HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS
SIZE
964.2
KB

Customer Reviews

oasoccerlovin ,

Every soccer fan should read this.

The Girls of Summer is a poignant novel about the struggles of the USWNT in its early stages. This book just goes to show how far we've come in the world of women's soccer and sports as a whole. Avid fans will appreciate the player interviews especially.

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