The Girls Of Summer by Jere Longman
The U.S. Women's Soccer Team and How It Changed The World

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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.

 

About Jere Longman

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JerE Longman is a sports reporter for the "New York Time JerE Longman is a sports reporter for the "New York Times" whose books include the national bestseller "Among the Hes" whose books include the national bestseller "Among the Heroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Foughroes: United Flight 93 and the Passengers and Crew Who Fought Back" and "The Hurricanes: One High School Team's Homecomit Back" and "The Hurricanes: One High School Team's Homecoming After Katrina", chosen by "Slate" magazine as one of the ng After Katrina", chosen by "Slate" magazine as one of the Best Books of 2008. Best Books of 2008.
 
Published October 13, 2009 by HarperCollins e-books. 336 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Sports & Outdoors, Literature & Fiction. Non-fiction

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In the summer of 1999, the US women’s team defeated the China in one of the greatest matches ever played in world soccer.

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Soccer fans and even the uninitiated are unlikely to forget last summer's extraordinary game when the U.S. women's team defeated China for the world championship. Who doesn't recall the seemingly endl

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Soccer fans and even the uninitiated are unlikely to forget last summer's extraordinary game when the U.S. women's team defeated China for the world championship. Who doesn't recall the seemingly endl

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Like the 1980 U.S. Olympic hockey triumph over the Soviet Union, the American victory over China in the 1999 women's soccer World Cup has turned into a license to commit hyperbole, as demonstrated by the subtitle of this impressively detailed but overly fawning account by New York Times sportswri...

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