Made to Be Broken

The 50 Greatest Records and Streaks in Sports History [With DVD]

By Allen St John
(Triumph Books (IL), Hardcover, 9781572438576, 150pp.)

Publication Date: September 2006

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Description

This book ranks the 50 greatest records in sports while also taking a personal look at some of these amazing feats and the athletes behind them. Take Joe DiMaggio, for example, whose consecutive 56-game hitting streak is one of many records to beat in baseball, but some may not know that getting a daily hit became more important to Joe than eating, drinking, or sleeping. Then there is Soviet gymnast Larissa Latynina who has held the record for most Olympic medals (18) for 40 years and counting who managed to find time to have three children during her record-breaking quest. In Made To Be Broken, sports fanatics can relive the thrill of each record-breaking moment while getting an intimate look at each record holder and the specific stories behind their journey to make history and do something that’s never been done before. The book also includes an exclusive DVD highlighting some of the more memorable moments in sports history.




About the Author
About the Author Allen St. John is the author of Bicycling For Dummies and Skiing For Dummies and is a former senior editor at Conde Nast Women's Sports and Fitness magazine. An avid recreational athlete, he has written about sports and fitness for a wide variety of national newspapers and magazines including Men's Journal, MH-18, U.S. News & World Report, Maxim, and the New York Times. He's a columnist for Skiing magazine, a regular contributor to Tennis, and a founding contributing editor for Bike, and he has covered the New York Yankees for the Village Voice for the past eight seasons as well as contributed to the hardcover book and CD-ROM, The Way Baseball Works. He lives in Upper Montclair, New Jersey, with his wife, Sally, and two children, Ethan and Emma.
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