Great Athletes of the Twenty-First Century Review

“This edition updates the original ‘Great Athletes’ set published in 2009. Biographical articles on nearly 400 individual athletes are included in all sports around the world (though there is an emphasis on North America) who were and are active in the 21st century. Most of the biographies include at least one photograph of the athlete profiles, and many contain tables of career statistics, awards, honors, and other milestones. Each article lists up-to-date bibliographical notes under the heading “Additional Sources.” There is substantial coverage of individuals from the following sports: baseball, basketball, football, gold, tennis, boxing, hocking, track and field, and soccer. At the back of volume 3, readers will find several appendixes: “Resources,” “All-Time Great Athletes,” “Halls of Fame,” “Annual Awards and Honors,” and “Professional League Honors.” Many of the contributors are affiliated with academia… Summing Up: (two stars) Recommended. General readers.”
-CHOICE, 2019