The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes (Paperback)

An Illustrated Compendium of Sports History & the 150 Greatest Jewish Sports Stars

By Peter S. Horvitz

S.P.I. Books, 9781561719075, 295pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2007

List Price: 19.95*
* Individual store prices may vary.


They are all featured: yesterday's legends and today's rising stars, including the 150 Greatest Jewish Athletes of all time rated according to their achievements.
This book covers Jewish athletes from almost every sport ever played including:
- Football
- Baseball
- Basketball
- Hockey
- Track
- Fencing
- Tennis
- Swimming
- Soccer
- Golf
- Boxing
- Bullfighting
- Horse-racing
- and even Chess.
Also included are:
- Exciting anecdotes.
- Exhaustive lists of every Jewish player in every major US sport.
- A trivia section that is sure to entertain and test everyone from the novice to the most knowledgeable Jewish sports maven.
- Rare pictures and memorabilia of some of the greatest athletes of yesteryear and today, including a special gallery of 24 rare pictures to reproduced full-page size.- Book has been featured as a "Recommended Holiday Title" in "USA Today's--Baseball Weekly Section."
- The only sports book to create such an unusual "achievement ranking" of athletes.
- Perfect for sports fans and readers of popular Judaica.
- Ideal for: the coming holidays, a graduation gift or for a difficult-to-please friend.
- Their previous title, The Big Book Of Jewish Baseball was ranked the #2 selling book in's category "Jews in America" in 2002 and 2003
The Big Book of Jewish Sports Heroes is perfect for readers of all ages who have an interest in sports or Judaica.