Just in time for the Olympics comes The Greatest Moments in Sports by veteran sportscaster Len Berman. But you'll find much more than the Olympics. Len Berman has covered just about every major sporting event, including Super Bowls and World Series.
What's interesting about this book is what Len Berman states in the introduction, "What were the greatest moments in sports history? Ask 25 sports fans, and you may get 25 different answers." Throughout the book, Berman offers up some stories, stats and pictures to help spark your next debate on this very topic. Consider the greatest play in Super Bowl history...when David Tyree leaped into the air, with defensive back Rodney Harrison draped all over him. He somehow held on to the ball for an absolutely amazing 32-yard play down to the Patriots 24-yard line. Or how about when Wilt Chamberlain scored a double triple-double? What about when Cassius Clay beat Sonny Liston. Phew--pretty tough, right?
What I like about this book is that not only are the highly recognizable sports stars like Jordan and Woods highlighted, but so are Roger Bannister and Nadia Comaneci. What's also cool is that the book comes with a CD that contains the live broadcast audio of a dozen incredible moments chronicled in the book, including the U.S. Olympic hockey team's miracle on ice and Michael Phelps breaking Mark Spitz's Olympic swimming record. Just what you need to relive those magical moments and send chills up your arms.
So what would you call the greatest moment in sports?
About The Author:
Len Berman is a veteran sportscaster and creator of “Spanning the World,” a monthly collection of sports bloopers, which was a 20-year staple on NBC’s Today Show. Berman is the recipient of eight Emmy Awards and is a six-time winner of New York Sportscaster of the Year. His daily Top 5 email is featured in The Huffington Post and is received by thousands around the country.
Reading level: Ages 9-12
Hardcover: 144 pages
Publisher: Sourcebooks Jabberwocky; Har/Com edition (November 11, 2009)
Source of review copy: Publisher