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Author Ware, Susan, 1950-

Title Game, set, match : Billie Jean King and the revolution in women's sports / Susan Ware.

Imprint Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.


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Description 282 p. : ill. ; 25 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [215]-268) and index.
Summary 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.
Contents The Battle of the Sexes -- The making of a sports icon -- In the meantime : the early days of Title IX -- Billie Jean King, Inc. : womenSports, the Women's Sports Foundation, and World Team tennis -- Before the sports bra : a short history of women's sports through the 1970s -- The Feminist Movement that wasn't -- The perils of celebrity and sexuality : the outing of Billie Jean King -- The incomplete revolution.
Subject King, Billie Jean.
Women tennis players -- United States -- Biography.
Sex discrimination in sports -- United States.
Women athletes -- United States -- Social conditions.
Added Title Billie Jean King and the revolution in women's sports
ISBN 9780807834541 (cloth : alk. paper)
0807834548 (cloth : alk. paper)

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