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Lipsyte, Robert

Overview
Works: 96 works in 342 publications in 4 languages and 27,622 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Young adult works  History  Boxing stories  Football stories  Science fiction  Sports stories  Motion picture plays 
Roles: Author, Illustrator, Author of introduction, Interviewer, Editor
Classifications: PZ7.L67, [FIC]
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The contender by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

61 editions published between 1967 and 2014 in 4 languages and held by 3,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Harlem high school dropout escapes from a gang of punks into a boxing gym, where he learns that being a contender is hard and often discouraging work, but that you don't know anything until you try
Yellow flag by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2014 in English and held by 2,713 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When seventeen-year-old Kyle reluctantly succumbs to family pressure and replaces his injured brother in the family racecar, he struggles to keep up with his trumpet playing while deciding how--or if--he can continue making music with a brass quintet and headlines as a Nascar racer
Heroes of baseball : the men who made it America's favorite game by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

2 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,034 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Meet the men who were and remain the heroes of baseball. These are men who did more than hit home runs or pitch perfect games--they changed the way our society perceives itself, and the goals we set for ourselves and our nation.--
One fat summer by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

28 editions published between 1977 and 2014 in English and held by 1,956 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turningpoint summer in which he learns to stand up for himself
The brave by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

24 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in 3 languages and held by 1,622 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Having left the Indian reservation for the streets of New York, seventeen-year-old boxer Sonny Bear tries to harness his inner rage by training with Alfred Brooks, who has left the sport to become a policeman
Raiders night by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 2006 and 2014 in English and held by 1,148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Matt Rydeck, co-captain of his high school football team, endures a traumatic season as he witnesses the rape of a rookie player by teammates and grapples with his own use of performance-enhancing drugs
Center field by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

3 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,109 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mike lives for baseball and hopes to follow his idol into the major leagues one day, but he is distracted by a new player who might take his place in center field, an ankle injury, problems at home, and a growing awareness that something sinister is happening at school
The chief by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

11 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and French and held by 1,024 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

On the verge of having a shot at the heavyweight boxing championship, nineteen-year-old Sonny Bear finds himself with conflicting loyalties when trouble erupts on his reservation over the construction of a new gambling casino. Sequel to "The Brave."
Nigger; an autobiography by Dick Gregory( Book )

20 editions published between 1964 and 1999 in English and Undetermined and held by 828 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American comedian and political activist Dick Gregory tells his life story up to 1963, describing his poor childhood in St. Louis, Missouri; his rise to fame as a comedian; and his participation in the fight for racial equality, including his arrests
Summer rules : a novel by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

7 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 743 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A teen-age boy has to deal with an unwanted summer camp job, his first love, and some crucial decisions
The summerboy : a novel by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1982 and 1992 in English and held by 723 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Bobby Marks takes a summer job in a laundry, he gets more than he bargains for: prejudice, unrequited love, and other hazards
The Chemo Kid by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

6 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 671 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When the drugs that he takes as part of his chemotherapy suddenly transform him from wimp into superhero, sixteen-year-old Fred and his friends plot to rid the town of its most lethal environmental hazard, toxic waste in the water supply
Idols of the game : a sporting history of the American century by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

3 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 662 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A social history of American sport, told through profiles of sixteen of the twentieth century's most famous athletes, studying the increasing trend toward commercialism in sports, and looking at the changing attitudes toward African-Americans, women, and other minorities
Warrior angel by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

4 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in English and held by 639 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American boxer of the Moscondaga Nation, Sonny Bear must fight to retain his heavyweight championship title
Jim Thorpe : 20th-century jock by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1993 and 2014 in English and held by 592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of the American Indian known as one of the best all-round athletes in history for his accomplishments as an Olympic medal winner and as an outstanding professional football and baseball player
In the country of illness : comfort and advice for the journey by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

2 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 586 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The author offers advice on coping with illness and with communicating and thriving in the hospital setting
Free to be Muhammad Ali by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 566 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of a boxer, twice holder of the title of world heavyweight champion, who has come to be known as "The Greatest."
Michael Jordan : a life above the rim by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

4 editions published between 1994 and 2014 in English and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A career biography of basketball player Michael Jordan, including photographs
Sportsworld : an American dreamland by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 471 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Views American sports as constituting a national religion and ethic that misdirects our energies and misshapes our attitudes and values from grade school on
The twinning project by Robert Lipsyte( Book )

5 editions published between 2012 and 2014 in English and held by 459 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tom and Eddie, identical twins and mirror opposites living on two different Earths some fifty years apart, must switch places and identities to thwart the alien scientists who threaten their planets
 
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Alternative Names
Lipsyte, Robert 1938-

Lipsyte, Robert M.

Lipsyte, Robert M. 1938-

Lipsyte, Robert Michael 1938-

Lipsyte, Robert (Robert M.), 1938-

Robert Lipsyte American sports journalist, novelist

Languages
English (210)

French (11)

German (3)

Danish (2)

Covers
Yellow flagHeroes of baseball : the men who made it America's favorite gameOne fat summerThe braveRaiders nightCenter fieldThe chiefNigger; an autobiography