Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports

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Univ of North Carolina Press, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 282 pages
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When Billie Jean King trounced Bobby Riggs in tennis's Battle of the Sexes in 1973, she placed sports squarely at the center of a national debate about gender equity. In this winning combination of biography and history, Susan Ware argues that King's chal
 

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Game, Set, Match: Billie Jean King and the Revolution in Women's Sports

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Tennis great Billie Jean King was always in the thick of things. Ambitiously, she wanted to transform tennis from its country-club domain into a viable profession. She started coed Team Tennis and ... Read full review

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This book helped so much, it's absolutely INCREDIBLE. Well written, well explained, perfection.

Contents

The Battle of the Sexes
1
1 THE MAKING OF A SPORTS ICON
15
The Early Days of Title IX
43
womenSports the Womens Sports Foundation and World Team Tennis
75
A Short History of Womens Sports through the 1970s
117
5 THE FEMINIST MOMENT THAT WASNT
147
The Outing of Billie Jean King
179
The Incomplete Revolution
207
NOTES
215
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS
269
INDEX
273
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Susan Ware specializes in twentieth-century U.S. history, women's history, and biography. In addition to acting as general editor of American National Biography, she serves as Senior Advisor to the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.

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