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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

New Track Biography

Abel Kiviat, National Champion: Twentieth-Century Track & Field and the Melting Pot
Alan S. Katchen
$34.95, available through Syracuse University Press

I haven't read it yet, but it purports to not only tell Kiviat's life story but the history of the Irish-American Athletic Club (for which Kiviat, a Polish-American Jew, ran) and its ties to the Tammany Hall political machine. Inter-library loan, here I come!

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