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Levine, Peter

Overview
Works: 13 works in 46 publications in 4 languages and 3,328 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Sources  Fiction  Periodicals 
Roles: Compiler
Classifications: GV697.A1, B
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Most widely held works by Peter Levine
Ellis Island to Ebbets Field : sport and the American Jewish experience by Peter Levine ( Book )
16 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in English and held by 839 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Jews have stereotypically been considered people of the book rather than people of the jump shot, right cross, or home run. Yet for many East European Jewish immigrants, and especially their children, participation in American sport during the first half of the twentieth century became an important part of their pursuit of the American dream and a pathway to assimilation. In Ellis Island to Ebbets Field, Peter Levine explores the importance of sport in transforming Jewish immigrants into American Jews. Drawing on interviews with celebrities as well as lesser known neighborhood stars, Levine vividly recounts the stories of Red Auerbach, Hank Greenberg, Moe Berg, Sid Luckman, Andy Cohen, Nat Holman, Benny Leonard, Barney Ross, Marty Glickman, Jammy Moskowitz and many others who became Jewish heroes and symbols of the difficult struggle for American success. From settlement houses and street corners, to Madison Square Garden and Fenway Park, their experiences illuminate a time when Jewish males dominated sports like boxing and basketball, helping to smash stereotypes about Jewish weakness while instilling American Jews with a fierce pride in their strength and ability in the face of Nazi aggression, domestic anti-Semitism, and economic depression. And Levine brings the story up to date with sure comparisons to the experiences of more contemporary Jewish athletes such as Sandy Koufax, "Super Jew" Mike Epstein, Mark Spitz, and Amy Alcott. Be it the story of Jesse Owens's Olympic triumph at the expense of Marty Glickman, the baseball heroics of Hank Greenberg and his status as preeminent Jewish hero, the incredible exploits of championship basketball teams like the Philadelphia SPHAs, the nimble football feet of the "Jewish hillbilly," Marshall Goldberg, or the pummeling fists of "Battling" Levinsky, Ellis Island to Ebbets Field reveals a community full of conflict and hope, where sport--both watching it and playing it--served as a middle ground between minority and majority cultures, between ethnic and racial minorities, and between generations of people who were actively determining for themselves what it meant to be American Jews. Recreating that world through marvelous stories, anecdotes, and personalities, Levine enhances our understanding of the Jewish-American experience as well as the struggles of other American minority groups
A.G. Spalding and the rise of baseball : the promise of American sport by Peter Levine ( Book )
6 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 803 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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
Jews and baseball an American love story ( Visual )
1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 281 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Traces the Jewish involvement in the history of the sport from the game's earliest days, through the tumultuous war years to today's All-Star games. By analyzing various stages in this history, including how the legendary Sandy Koufax pioneered rights for players and Hank Greenberg's support of Jackie Robinson, the film demonstrates how Jews shaped baseball, and baseball shaped them
American sport : a documentary history by Peter Levine ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 253 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The rabbi of swat by Peter Levine ( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A Jewish immigrant clashes with his son, angered by the way he is assimilating, meaning a job playing baseball and a blonde girlfriend. But when son Morrie Ginsberg becomes a star pitcher for the New York Giants, the father's objections evaporate
Baseball history : an annual of original baseball research ( Book )
4 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baseball history 2 : an annual of original baseball research ( Book )
1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Protest songs by Peter Levine ( Book )
3 editions published in 1971 in English and Danish and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Baseball history 4 : an annual of original baseball research ( Book )
1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Sports and history ( )
in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Yakyū o bijinesu ni shita otoko ( Book )
2 editions published in 1987 in Japanese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
レヴィーン, ピーター
Languages
English (42)
Japanese (2)
German (1)
Danish (1)
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