Silent Gesture

The Autobiography of Tommie Smith

Tommie Smith and David Steele
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PB: $27.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-640-7
Publication: Apr 08

HC: $71.50
EAN: 978-1-59213-639-1
Publication: Jan 07

Ebook: $27.95
EAN: 978-1-59213-641-4
Publication: Jan 07

288 pages

The story of the most famous protest in sports history, written by one of the men who staged it

About the Author(s)

Dr. Tommie Smith is the only man in track and field history to hold eleven world records simultaneously, and the first man in Olympic Game history to win a gold medal in record-breaking time in the 200-meter, under 20 seconds. He has been an educator and track and field coach for 40 years.

David Steele is a sports columnist for The Baltimore Sun.


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