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Roberts, Selena

Overview
Works: 4 works in 16 publications in 1 language and 1,701 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History 
Roles: Author
Classifications: GV865.R62, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Selena Roberts
A-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts( Book )

5 editions published between 2009 and 2014 in English and held by 1,029 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Alex Rodriguez is the highest-paid player in the history of baseball, a once-in-a-generation talent poised to break many of the sport's most hallowed records. In 2007 he became the youngest player, at 32, ever to hit 500 home runs, solidifying his status as the greatest player in the modern game, and months later he signed a contract that would keep him with the Yankees through the end of his career. His reputation changed drastically in February 2009 when Selena Roberts broke the news in Sports Illustrated that A-Rod had used performance-enhancing drugs during his 2003 MVP season with the Texas Rangers. Her report prompted a contrite Rodriguez to admit illegal drug use during his 2001-2003 seasons with the Rangers, who had signed him to the most expensive contract in Major League Baseball history. Although he admitted to three seasons of steroid use, the man teammates call "A-Fraud" was still hiding the truth. In the first definitive biography of Alex Rodriguez, Roberts assembles the strands of a bizarre and extraordinary life: from his boyhood in New York and the Dominican Republic through his near-mythic high school career and fast track to the big leagues, the whole of A-Rod's career mirrors the rise and fall of the steroid generation."--Jacket
A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the game by Selena Roberts( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in English and held by 550 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

1973. The Battle of the Sexes--the match that changed everything. Billie Jean King didn't want to play Bobby Riggs. He baited and begged her for months while she ignored his catcalls and challenges. But after Margaret Court's ignominious defeat, Billie knew what she had to do despite the risks: take on the self-proclaimed male chauvinist pig and slay the myths about women and weakness. In this book by New York Times sports columnist Selena Roberts, the whole spectacle returns, reaching beyond two outsize personalities who emerged during a simmering social revolution that pitted chauvinists against feminists. It also chronicles the complex, longtime marriage of Billie Jean and Larry King; the cavalcade of issues that rocked the 1970s, from equal pay to abortion rights; and a wrenching coming-out story recounted in intimate detail by Billie Jean King for the first time.--From publisher description
A-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez by Selena Roberts( )

7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 107 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In the first definitive biography of Alex Rodriguez, Roberts assembles the strands of a bizarre and extraordinary life: from his boyhood in New York and the Dominican Republic through his near-mythic high school career and fast track to the big leagues, the whole of A-Rod's career mirrors the rise and fall of the steroid generation
 
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A-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez
Alternative Names
Selena Roberts American sportswriter

Selena Roberts Amerikaans columniste

Languages
English (15)

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A necessary spectacle : Billie Jean King, Bobby Riggs, and the tennis match that leveled the gameA-Rod : the many lives of Alex Rodriguez