Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tommie Smith

Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith download free [PDF and Ebook] by Tommie Smith year 2008
  • Book name: Silent Gesture: The Autobiography of Tommie Smith
  • Author: Tommie Smith
  • Release date: 2008/8/29
  • Publisher: TEMPLE UNIVERSITY PRESS,U.S.
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: Sports
  • ISBN: 9781592136407
  • Rating: 8.99 of 10
  • Votes: 732
  • Review by: Audrey Daugherty
  • Review rating: 8.16 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/11/24
  • Total pages: 288
  • Includes a PDF summary of 28 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: At the 1968 Olympics in Mexico City, Tommie Smith and his teammate John Carlos came in first and third, respectively, in the 200-meter dash. As they received their medals, each man raised a black-gloved fist, creating an image that will always stand as an iconic representation of the complicated conflations of race, politics, and sports. In this, his autobiography, Smith fills out the story around that moment-how it came to be and where it led him. Smith engagingly describes his life-long commitment to athletics, education, and human rights. He also dispels some of the myths surrounding his famous gesture of protest: contrary to legend, Smith was not a member of the Black Panthers, nor were his medals taken back by the Olympic Committee. Retelling the fear he felt in planning and carrying out his protest, the death threats against him, his difficulty in finding work, and his determination to live his values, he conveys the long, painful backlash that came with his fame, and his fate, all of which was wrapped up in his 'silent gesture.'
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 17H7M12S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Track & Field Sports, Athletics, Biography: General, Biography: Sport, Autobiography: Sport
  • Available formats: DjVu, OEB, TXT, WORD, PDF, EPUB, PRC, DOC. Compressed in AZW, RAR, AZW3, ZIP
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 24.23 USD
  • Dimensions: 153x229x18mm
  • Weight: 390.09g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: Philadelphia PA, United States
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