Shattering The Glass: The Remarkable History Of Women's Basketball by Pamela GrundyShattering The Glass: The Remarkable History Of Women's Basketball by Pamela Grundy

Shattering The Glass: The Remarkable History Of Women's Basketball

byPamela Grundy, Susan Shackelford

Paperback | March 5, 2007

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Reaching back over a century of struggle, liberation, and gutsy play, Shattering the Glass is a sweeping chronicle of women's basketball in the United States. Offering vivid portraits of forgotten heroes and contemporary stars, Pamela Grundy and Susan Shackelford provide a broad perspective on the history of the sport, exploring its close relationship to concepts of womanhood, race, and sexuality, and to efforts to expand women's rights.

Extensively illustrated and drawing on original interviews with players, coaches, administrators, and broadcasters, Shattering the Glass presents a moving, gritty view of the game on and off the court. It is both an insightful history and an empowering story of the generations of women who have shaped women's basketball.

Pamela Grundy is an independent scholar and author of the award-winning Learning to Win: Sports, Education, and Social Change in Twentieth-Century North Carolina (from the University of North Carolina Press). Susan Shackelford has written about sports for the Miami Herald and the Charlotte Observer and now runs a freelance writing and ...
Title:Shattering The Glass: The Remarkable History Of Women's BasketballFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inShipping dimensions:9.25 × 6.12 × 0.68 inPublished:March 5, 2007Publisher:The University Of North Carolina PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0807858293

ISBN - 13:9780807858295


Editorial Reviews

You needn't be a hoops junkie to enjoy this engaging chronicle; the story of women's basketball reflects that of all female athletic endeavors over the past 100-some years--full of physical joy, political struggle and ultimate glory.--Ms.