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Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs with CD [Hardcover]

Len Berman

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Book Description

Sept. 1 2012

Everyone loves an underdog - and now you can experience and share the greatest upsets in sports history with The Greatest Moments in Sports: Upsets and Underdogs ! This book plus audio CD is all about 'the little guy,' the athlete or team that seemingly has no chance. Any yet somehow they emerge victorious. From the New York Times bestselling author of The Greatest Moments in Sports comes this collection unlike any other. Through photos, facts, and thrilling stories, you'll uncover the greatest upsets the sports world has ever seen.

Why do so many people love underdogs? Probably because we've all felt like an underdog at some time or another. And discovering the stories behind the most unlikely heroes is sure to inspire the champion in you!

Hear the actual broadcasts:

-Buster Douglas knocks out undefeated Mike Tyson
-A dairy farmer defeats the 'Russian Bear' in wrestling
-Injured Kerri Strug sticks a perfect vault landing
-and many more on an exclusive audio CD

Plus discover the amazing stories behind some of the most inspiring upsets ever:

-Doug Flutie throws the most famous pass in college football history
-Billy Mills becomes the only American to win gold at the 10, 000 meters
-Jim Abbott, the one-armed pitcher, throws a no-hitter
-University of Texas-El Paso upsets Kentucky to win the NCAA Basketball Championship
-and many, many more!

Product Details

  • Hardcover: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Har/Com edition (Sept. 1 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 140227226X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1402272264
  • Product Dimensions: 25.7 x 26.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 907 g
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #834,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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About the Author

Len Berman hosts the popular Spanning the World segments on NBC's Today show. He is a former sports anchor at WNBC New York. He has won eight local Emmy Awards and has been voted New York Sportscaster of the Year six times. His daily Top 5 email is featured in The Huffington Post and is received by thousands around the country.

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  32 reviews
27 of 28 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great book for parent/child bonding! Nov. 17 2009
By David Johnston - Published on Amazon.com
My son LOVES this book and I am loving the interaction it has brought us as well. My six year old son looks through the book, picks out the next sport he wants to read about, and then we learn about the characters (we are reading about boxing tonight and basketball after that!). He's so into it, he actually brushes his teeth early so we can have time to read the book together!

Thus far, we've read the US Women's soccer, Miracle on Ice, Secretariat, and David Tyree's catch. Each time, we've listened to the CD audio clip and then gone on to the computer and watched various videos/highlights of each event.

Early highlights:

- My son now has ingrained in his head that the Preakness will always run around his birthday and is held in the city where a friend of his just moved to and he now wants to go to it! Tremendous.

- My son now understands that when a team is supposed to lose, but wins, it is called an UPSET. Priceless.

I highly recommend this book to any parent who enjoys bonding with their child (while educating him/her about some of the greatest sports moments, figures, and teams of all time.

Lastly, I am also purchasing a bunch to give to clients as holiday presents - nothing better than to give a gift that will keep on giving - and hopefully they'll think of me occassionally!
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent book! Jan. 30 2010
By Alan D. Hale - Published on Amazon.com
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Exellent book and CD. Although it is supposed to be for teenagers, it was just as good for adults as well!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Apparently, a hit! May 3 2011
By fergie - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
I sent this to my young sports obsessed nephew as part of his birthday present. From what I have been told, he didn't want to put it down when he got it. I have not seen the book because I had it shipped directly to him, but apparently it is well written and interesting enough to keep a seven year old boy reading!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great For The Budding Sports Generalist Feb. 27 2011
By Zachary Koenig - Published on Amazon.com
This neat little book serves two primary purposes:

First, it will allow the budding sports enthusiast to read about some of the greatest feats in all of the sporting world. Baseball, football, tennis, hockey, basketball, Olympics, and more are covered in the volume. The information is far too general to appeal to the more seasoned sports fan, but for the beginner it is perfect.

Also, in order to grab those young imaginations even further, a CD is included that allows you to listen to some of the events actually taking place. About 10 of the events described in the book are on the CD in their original broadcast form, which brings the excitement to life just that much more.

Basically, if your young sports fan is already watching Sportscenter and reading history books, skip this effort because it is too simple/general. However, if the youngster is just beginning to tune into the magic of sports, you can't go wrong with "The Greatest Moments In Sports"!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome book for young sports fans Dec 14 2009
By LJJ - Published on Amazon.com
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My son saw this book in SI kids and wanted it for his birthday. It is great! The cd is great too,,,,,just to listen to those wonder moments, especially the US hockey miracle. My son even read the entire book! and listened to the cd. Great for young and old alike!From the Babe- to Hank-.Arthur Ashe-Michael Phelps-Billie Jean King- Nadia-Jackie-Roger Bannister-Jordan-the 69 Mets-Gretzky-Jesse Owens-Ali-Wilt Chamberlain- it's all here. My son could learn about famous moments from the past too!

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