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Nike Is a Goddess

The History of Women in Sports

Lissa Smith (Editor), Mariah Burton Nelson (Introduction by)


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Recent years have seen a huge explosion in the popularity and commercial viability of women's sports -- with new professional leagues for women to play in, new magazines to cover them, and recognition for female athletes that is overtaking that of men. Nike Is a Goddess tells the dramatic story of the rise of women's sports over the last century in a series of original narratives focusing on the great female athletes whose success has changed the game and paved the way for the women and girls of today.

Atlantic Monthly Press, 9780871137616, 352pp.

Publication Date: August 9, 1999