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Porter, David L. 1941-

Overview
Works: 29 works in 112 publications in 1 language and 11,115 library holdings
Genres: Biography‚Ä°vDictionaries  History  Biography  Encyclopedias  Biographies 
Roles: Author, Editor, Composer, Other, Compiler
Classifications: GV697.A1, B
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works by David L Porter
Biographical dictionary of American sports( Book )

13 editions published between 1989 and 1995 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

African-American sports greats : a biographical dictionary by David L Porter( Book )

7 editions published in 1995 in English and Undetermined and held by 665 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A multi-sport biographical dictionary of 166 African-American athletes, coaches, and administrators. Contains personal background information as well as career accomplishments of historical and contemporary stars through 1995
Biographical dictionary of American sports by David L Porter( Book )

7 editions published in 1987 in English and Undetermined and held by 661 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical dictionary of American sports( Book )

6 editions published in 1988 in English and Undetermined and held by 636 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical dictionary of American sports( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 615 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Seventy-sixth Congress and World War II, 1939-1940 by David L Porter( Book )

7 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 523 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This work examines legislative correspondence and published documents of the Seventy-sixth Congress to magnify the legistalive branch's role in determining American foreign policy in the years leading up to World War II. Working with President Franklin D. Roosevelt, the Congress enacted three controversial measures: neutrality revision, aid to Finland, and selective service
Hell on earth : the wildfire pandemic by David L Porter( Book )

6 editions published between 2008 and 2013 in English and held by 472 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Links the last decade's increase in wildfires to human causes and traces the author's investigation into wildfires throughout the world while making predictions about the long-term ecological effects they will have on the planet
Congress and the waning of the New Deal by David L Porter( Book )

6 editions published between 1979 and 1980 in English and held by 458 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Latino and African American athletes today : a biographical dictionary by David L Porter( Book )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 391 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"African Americans and Latino Americans have played an increasingly significant role in the ongoing saga of American sports - and not just in popular sports like basketball and baseball. This is the first comprehensive, multisport biographical resource to concentrate exclusively on the accomplishments, achievements, and personal struggles of notable African American and Latino American athletes of the last quarter century." "A total of 175 important contemporary athletes - 113 African Americans and 62 Latino Americans - are profiled. Most made significant contributions to their sport since 1990."
Biographical dictionary of American sports( Book )

5 editions published between 1987 and 2000 in English and held by 270 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Michael Jordan : a biography by David L Porter( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 244 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles the life and achievements of basketball player Michael Jordan, discussing his childhood, family, amateur career, success in the NBA, and legacy
Basketball : a biographical dictionary by David L Porter( Book )

5 editions published in 2005 in English and Undetermined and held by 243 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Entries for coaches such as the Boston Celtics' Red Auerbach and Mike Krzyzewski from Duke University present the figures who have shaped the game from the courtside, while the inclusion of female players and coaches such as Lisa Leslie, Diana Taurasi, and Pat Summitt show that basketball is not just a sport for men. This volume is an ideal reference for students seeking easily accessed information on the greats of the game."--Jacket
A cumulative index to the Biographical dictionary of American sports by David L Porter( Book )

2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 213 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mary Norton of New Jersey, Congressional Trailblazer by David L Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 90 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The book tells the compelling story of Mary Norton of New Jersey, who served 13 terms in the U.S. House of Representatives (1925-1951) and was the first female elected to the U.S. Congress from the Democratic Party, an eastern state, or urban section east of the Mississippi River and to chair a major congressional committee. Besides chairing the District of Columbia Committee, she steered through the Labor Committee and the House the landmark Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 and inspired young women of limited educational and meager financial background to participate in pol
Their greatest victory : 24 athletes who overcame disease, disability and injury by David L Porter( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 52 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book profiles 24 athletes who overcame seemingly insurmountable medical odds to attain athletic success. Each profile describes the athlete's problem, the medical issues he or she faced, how success was achieved despite the setback, and the personal qualities that helped the athlete to prevail
Biographical dictionary of American sports( Book )

in English and held by 41 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Padres encyclopedia by David L Porter( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Biographical dictionary of American sports( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Congress and the coming of the war, 1939-1941 by David L Porter( )

2 editions published in 1970 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Observations on the cytology and motility of Labyrinthula by David L Porter( )

2 editions published in 1967 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Biographical dictionary of American sports
Alternative Names
Porter, David 1941-

Languages
English (96)

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African-American sports greats : a biographical dictionaryBiographical dictionary of American sportsBiographical dictionary of American sportsBiographical dictionary of American sportsHell on earth : the wildfire pandemicLatino and African American athletes today : a biographical dictionaryBiographical dictionary of American sportsMichael Jordan : a biography