All-Around Men: Heroes of a Forgotten Sport
By: Frank Zarnowski (author)Paperback
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After the decathlon was introduced in the 1912 Olympic Games, the All-Around, a one-day, ten-event track and field contest of endurance, speed, and strength was displaced. The lives and careers of 22 of the greatest All-Around men, as well as the history of the event itself, are finally given the treatment they deserve in this richly detailed book, which includes more than 20 photos.
Frank Zarnowski has served as the color commentator for many televised track and field meets including the 2004 NBC coverage of the Athens Olympic Games. He is a professor of Economics at Mount St. Mary's University and the author of five books on the decathlon.
Part 1 Preface Part 2 Introduction: A Word about History Part 3 Part 1: Early Track and Field History Chapter 4 1 Track and Field in Antebellum America Chapter 5 2 American Track and Field after the Civil War Chapter 6 3 The All-Around and the Evolution of Modern Combined Events Part 7 Part 2: Biographies of All-Around Men Part 8 Professionals and Caledonians Chapter 9 4 Donald Dinnie Chapter 10 5 James Fleming Chapter 11 6 George Davidson Chapter 12 7 George Goldie Chapter 13 8 Duncan C. Ross Part 14 The Gilded Age of Amateurs Chapter 15 9 Malcolm W. Ford Chapter 16 10 Alexander A. Jordan Chapter 17 11 J. Fred Powers Chapter 18 12 Harry L. Gill Part 19 All-Around Men of Ireland Chapter 20 13 Patrick Davin Chapter 21 14 Thomas F. Kiely Chapter 22 15 Martin J. Sheridan Part 23 All-Around Men of the New Century Chapter 24 16 Fred C. Thomson Chapter 25 17 Jim Thorpe Chapter 26 18 S. Harrison Thomson Chapter 27 19 Harold Osborn Part 28 All-Around Men of the Modern Era Chapter 29 20 Bob Richards Chapter 30 21 Charlie Stevenson Chapter 31 22 Tom Pagani Chapter 32 23 Bill Urban Chapter 33 24 Bill Walsh Chapter 34 25 Lloyd Sigler Part 35 Eccentric Additions Complete the Story Chapter 36 26 Ellery H. Clark Chapter 37 27 Avery Brundage Part 38 Appendix: The All-Around Record Book Part 39 Bibliography Part 40 Index Part 41 About the Author
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