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It's Not Over Till It's Over (Paperback)

Al Silverman

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ISBN 13: 978-1-58567-505-0
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The crowds go wild! With all the galvanizing drama of athletes pushed to their limits, Al Silverman chronicles the most memorable events in twentieth century sport.

Sports history is studded with miraculous moments when, down-to-the-wire, athletes reach beyond themselves and come up with more heart, more fortitude, more adrenaline than they knew they ever had. They prove time and again that it's not over 'til it's over, not until the fat lady sings. Al Silverman is the writer the subject calls out for he thrills with us, the crowd, and with the players themselves.

Inextricably linked with "Brian's Song," based on the book I Am Third Silverman recreates the most electrifying of these great sports events, whether the bottom of the ninth, the 15th round, or the eighteenth hole that brought cheering, screaming, crying fans to their feet.

The thirteen accounts in this memorable book celebrate the uncompromising, unwillingness to quit that has proven, time and again: you had better not leave the stadium early. Among the stirring events relived here, in their historical context and glory, are the sixth game of the 1975 Red Sox-Reds' World Series; the tumultuous 1971 Frazier-Ali fight; and the only Sudden Death pro football championship game ever played (Baltimore Colts vs. New York Giants, 1958). Here is the race of a completely unknown contender's life, Billy Mills, in the 1964 Tokyo Olympics; the 1992 Duke-Kentucky battle for college basketball supremacy; the 1999 women's World Cup soccer match between China and the United States; and, of course, the epic quest for hockey gold at the 1980 Olympics.

With extraordinary narrative detail and fresh insights culled from interviews with many of the participants of these now-legendary contests, It's Not Over 'Til It's Over captures the thrill and astonishment of players and spectators alike. Beyond any doubt, this is a book bursting with the charge and excitement of the great games themselves.

Al Silverman, most recently editor and publisher of The Viking Press, was editor of Sport Magazine for 12 years, later becoming CEO of the Book-of-the-Month Club. Among his ten books on sports is I am Third, written with Gale Sayers, which became the acclaimed movie, "Brian's Song." He is co-editor of The Twentieth Century Treasury of Sports.

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