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The Resource Strong like her : a celebration of rule breakers, history makers, and unstoppable athletes, Haley Shapley ; photographs by Sophy Holland

Strong like her : a celebration of rule breakers, history makers, and unstoppable athletes, Haley Shapley ; photographs by Sophy Holland

Label
Strong like her : a celebration of rule breakers, history makers, and unstoppable athletes
Title
Strong like her
Title remainder
a celebration of rule breakers, history makers, and unstoppable athletes
Statement of responsibility
Haley Shapley ; photographs by Sophy Holland
Creator
Contributor
Author
Photographer
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"An adult version of the hugely successful book Strong is the New Pretty, this is an inspiring tribute to female athletes-those who have paved the way throughout history and those who continue to push the boundaries of what it means to be strong. From being kept out of the sporting world by most Ancient Greeks to being told by The New York Times that the 800-meter race was "too great a call on feminine strength," women have long had to fight against the perception that to be strong is not feminine. Yet today, as women reclaim space in business and politics, we are also seeing an explosion in the number of women participating in strength sports like powerlifting, CrossFit, and even American Ninja Warrior. Those who got us here and defied convention to bring equality to the world of physical strength finally get their due in Strong Like Her-from the first female Olympian (who entered the chariot race through a loophole) to the "Queen of Muscle Beach" Pudgy Stockton, who dazzled crowds by holding her husband over her head. Accompanied by stunning celebrity photographs of some of today's most exciting athletes, Strong Like Her is a group biography and cultural history, paying tribute to women pioneers in athletics and celebrating the beauty of female strength and power."--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
collective biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Shapley, Haley
Dewey number
796.082
Illustrations
photographs
Index
no index present
LC call number
GV709
LC item number
.S497 2020
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Holland, Sophy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Women athletes
  • Sports for women
  • Sports
  • Muscle strength
Label
Strong like her : a celebration of rule breakers, history makers, and unstoppable athletes, Haley Shapley ; photographs by Sophy Holland
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-263)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The original warriors : ancient depictions of strength -- The outliers : Victorian-era women who walked on the wild side -- Sink or swim : strength as a means of survival -- The Sandwina effect : strongwomen, the circus, and suffrage -- Beach babes : Pudgy Stockton and the crowd-pleasing ladies of Muscle Beach -- Unladylike : when a babe is not considered a babe -- Breaking into the boys' club : running toward opportunity -- A woman's place is in the weight room : the rise of strength sports in the '70s -- A built body : when muscles are required to shine -- Form follows function : how body expectations are born -- The power within : how outer strength breeds inner confidence -- Strong(h)er than yesterday : the modern athlete and the fight for equality -- Afterword -- Athlete bios
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781982120856
Lccn
2019047963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1147975430
Label
Strong like her : a celebration of rule breakers, history makers, and unstoppable athletes, Haley Shapley ; photographs by Sophy Holland
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 229-263)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- The original warriors : ancient depictions of strength -- The outliers : Victorian-era women who walked on the wild side -- Sink or swim : strength as a means of survival -- The Sandwina effect : strongwomen, the circus, and suffrage -- Beach babes : Pudgy Stockton and the crowd-pleasing ladies of Muscle Beach -- Unladylike : when a babe is not considered a babe -- Breaking into the boys' club : running toward opportunity -- A woman's place is in the weight room : the rise of strength sports in the '70s -- A built body : when muscles are required to shine -- Form follows function : how body expectations are born -- The power within : how outer strength breeds inner confidence -- Strong(h)er than yesterday : the modern athlete and the fight for equality -- Afterword -- Athlete bios
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Gallery Books hardcover edition.
Extent
263 pages
Isbn
9781982120856
Lccn
2019047963
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
photographs (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)on1147975430

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