THE RECORD BREAKERS by Maury Allen

THE RECORD BREAKERS

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Sports magazine memoirs of spectacular moments -- the day Austrian ski champion Toni Sailer broke all existing slalom records in the Olympics, winning three gold medals; the night Wilt Chamberlain popped in 100 points; Roger Bannister's 3'59"" mile; Jimmy Clark at the Indianapolis 500, etc. And there's jolting Joe DiMaggio with his 56 consecutive game hitting streak; Johnny Unitas (once too ""scrawny"" for Notre Dame) and his championship triumph; Maureen Connolly, who flabbergasted Forest Hills at sixteen; Roger Maris and his peak season; Johnny Weissmuller's pre-Tarzan pro-manship; Bobby Jones, at fourteen a golf tournament favorite; Gordie Howe, the iceman of hockey. Fifteen from the wide world of sports in close-up; breezy, recapsulization.

Pub Date: Nov. 20th, 1968
Publisher: Prentice-Hall