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Iconic Sports Figures: Babe Ruth, Arthur Ashe, LeBron James

Biographers of Babe Ruth, Arthur Ashe and LeBron James explore the impact these superstars had on their sports and the times in which they lived.

Raymond Arsenault

Raymond Arsenault is the John Hope Franklin Professor of Southern History at the University of South Florida, St Petersburg, FL. He was educated at Princeton University and is the author of several acclaimed and prize-winning books, including "Freedom Riders: 1961 and the Struggle for Racial Justice" and "The Sound of Freedom: Marian Anderson, the Lincoln Memorial, and the Concert That Awakened America....

Jane Leavy

From Jane Leavy, the award-winning, New York Times best-selling author of "The Last Boy" and "Sandy Koufax," comes the definitive biography of Babe Ruth—the man Roger Angell dubbed "the model for modern celebrity....

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Ian Thomsen

Ian Thomsen has been writing about sports in America and around the world for three decades on behalf of The Boston Globe, The National Sports Daily, the International Herald Tribune, Sports Illustrated and NBA....

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