Great Athletes of the 21st Century

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3 Volumes
1,000 Pages
400 Essays
Sport/Team Index
Athlete Name Index
Athlete Position Index


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ISBN: 978-1-68217-674-0
# of Pages: 1000
# of Volumes: 3
Print List Price: $395

Great Athletes of the 21st Century

This new 3-volume set offers comprehensive coverage of today's top athletes in all sports around the world. Over 400 informative biographies are organized in major categories that include: Football; Baseball; Olympic Sports; Basketball; Golf & Tennis; Boxing & Soccer; and Racing and Individual Sports, each with its own indexes and appendixes.

This new edition is designed to act as an update and a supplement  to the Great Athletes 13-volume set published in 2009, focusing on  contemporary athletes at the top of their game along with rising stars who are just coming onto the scene.

Biographies provide information in five sections: Early Life; Road to Excellence; Emerging Champion; Continuing the Story; and Summary. Most of these 3-4 page essays include a photograph of the athlete profiled and a table of career stats, awards, honors, and other milestones.

Although the focus is on sports that are popular in North America, there is considerable coverage on sports and athletes from around the world. Biographies include such greats as Michael Phelps, Tiger Woods, Kobe Bryant, Tom Brady, LeBron James, Payton Manning, Albert Pujols, Serena Williams, Usain Bolt, Mariano Rivera, Derek Jeter, Tim Duncan, and so many more.