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Ten Moments that Shook the Sports World by [Denny, Isabel]
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About the Author

Stan Isaacs, a former feature columnist for Newsday, won the prestigious National Headliners Award in 1962, and is a member of the National Jewish Sports Hall of Fame. He lives in Haverford, Pennsylvania.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 691 KB
  • Print Length: 292 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1602396280
  • Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing (17 July 2008)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B004TC14UK
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.8 out of 5 stars 5 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,031,309 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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May I just take a moment to clear up some confusion? This IS a complete download, what you have to do is use your "go to" option on Kindle to get to the start due to the fact that the book starts at what, in the authors opinion, constitutes the No1 moment. This costs a star because, as can be seen here in other reviews, people have not realised this and have deleted the book.

Now to the book itself. There is no doubt that Isaacs is a superb sports writer but he suffers from a very serious malady, that of believing that America constitutes the "world". This arrogance is a severe problem for people in Europe (pop. 852.4 million), people in Africa (pop. 1.0 billion people, as of 2009) and people in Asia (pop. approximately 4 billion people) who, as might surprise Mr Isaacs, have no in depth knowledge of the more "American" sports such as Baseball and American Football. In fact if you look at the figures that I have provided you'll soon calculate that I have referenced more than 90% of the worlds population, the vast majority of which have no real Baseball or American football leagues which would suggest a complete lack of interest, in the main.

A shame it is then that Isaacs has designated 6 chapters involving those very sports as sporting moments that shook the world. I would refute this and challenge readers outside of the US to recall the day in 1951 when the New York Giants played the Brooklyn Dodgers in the National League playoffs as just one such example of his arrogance. This indulgence constitutes 60% of the book.

When he does write about moments in other sports Isaacs is a cracking read. I won't spoil it by revealing the other moments but I'm pleased to reveal that the number one moment was genuinely "world shaking" and is not an American sport.
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I downloaded this as I thought it might be quite an interesting read, but only the last chapter downloaded. I tried again and still not all the book. Luckily was only a free one or I would have been quite unhappy.
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Strangely it downloads the whole book but starts you at the last chapter which is no. 1 (as it's a countdown). To read the book you must use the left arrow to skip back to the beginning.
Giving it 3 stars only as really it should be called 10 moments that shook the American sporting world ie it's written by an American sports journalist so only includes US sports or sportstars
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A review of the 10 most famous sporting moments, at least in the opinion of the author who is a long time sports reporter.

Some of the top 10 are American based sports and so while i read them I didnt really have any recollection of the event, same can be said for the horse racing option as well.

Having said that I did read through all ten, and enjoyed them all, even the ones I didnt know previously, and some in sports that I have no real interest in.

If you like a range of sports, and want to recap an event it's a good book, also a good starting point in the pub for a discussion on yours and your friends top ten.
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