Journals Higher Education

$30.00

Paperback

09 September 1993

352 Pages | 25 photos

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195085556


Also Available As:

Ebook


Also Available In:


Bookseller Code (06)

Companion website

Ellis Island to Ebbets Field

Sport and the American Jewish Experience

Peter Levine

In Ellis Island to Ebbets Field, Peter Levine vividly recounts the stories of Red Auerbach, Hank Greenberg, Moe Berg, Sid Luckman, Nat Holman, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Marty Glickman, and a host of others who became Jewish heroes and symbols of the difficult struggle for American success. From settlement houses and street corners, to Madison Square and Fenway Park, their experiences recall a time when Jewish males dominated sports like boxing and basketball, helping to smash stereotypes about Jewish weakness while instilling American Jews with a fierce pride in their strength and ability in the face of Nazi aggression, domestic anti-Semitism, and economic depression. Full of marvelous stories, anecdotes, and personalities, Ellis Island to Ebbets Field enhances our understanding of the Jewish-American experience as well as the struggles of other American minority groups.

Share: