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Lipsyte, Robert

Overview
Works: 98 works in 318 publications in 1 language and 27,812 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Juvenile works  Biography  Young adult works  History  Boxing stories  Football stories  Sports stories  Criticism, interpretation, etc 
Roles: Editor, Author of introduction, Interviewer
Classifications: PZ7.L67, [FIC]
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by Robert Lipsyte
The contender by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
56 editions published between 1967 and 2009 in English and Undetermined and held by 3,622 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 )
5 editions published between 2007 and 2009 in English and held by 2,778 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
One fat summer by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
27 editions published between 1977 and 2004 in English and held by 2,057 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An overweight fourteen-year-old boy experiences a turning point summer in which he learns to stand up for himself
Heroes of baseball : the men who made it America's favorite game by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
3 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and held by 2,023 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
The brave by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
17 editions published between 1991 and 2010 in English and held by 1,721 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
Center field by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
4 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,254 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
Raiders night by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
5 editions published between 2006 and 2007 in English and held by 1,245 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
The chief by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
5 editions published between 1993 and 2003 in English and held by 1,089 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."
Summer rules : a novel by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
7 editions published between 1981 and 1993 in English and held by 773 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 748 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
Warrior angel by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
3 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 733 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Native American boxer of the Moscondaga Nation, Sonny Bear must fight to retain his heavyweight championship title
Michael Jordan : a life above the rim by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
4 editions published between 1994 and 2010 in English and held by 721 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A career biography of basketball player Michael Jordan, including photographs
Idols of the game : a sporting history of the American century by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
2 editions published in 1995 in English and held by 698 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
The Chemo Kid by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
6 editions published between 1990 and 1995 in English and held by 689 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
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 614 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author offers advice on coping with illness and with communicating and thriving in the hospital setting
Jim Thorpe : 20th-century jock by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1995 in English and held by 611 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
Free to be Muhammad Ali by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
4 editions published between 1977 and 1979 in English and held by 577 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."
Nigger; an autobiography by Dick Gregory ( Book )
13 editions published between 1964 and 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 572 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
Sportsworld : an American dreamland by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
4 editions published between 1975 and 1977 in English and held by 503 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
Jock and Jill : a novel by Robert Lipsyte ( Book )
2 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 478 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jack Ryder, aspiring baseball star, meets Jillian, a girl who makes him reevaluate all his priorities
 
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Alternative Names
Lipsyte, Robert M.
Lipsyte, Robert M. 1938-
Lipsyte, Robert Michael, 1938-
Lipsyte, Robert (Robert M.), 1938-
Languages
English (192)
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