We are the Troopers the women of the winningest team in pro football history

Title We are the Troopers the women of the winningest team in pro football history
Names Guinan, Stephen.
Book Number DB109826
Title Status Active
Medium Digital Books
Annotation "Amid a national backdrop of the call to pass the Equal Rights Amendment, the National Women's Football League was founded as something of a gimmick. However, the league's star team, the Toledo Troopers, emerged to challenge traditional gender roles and amass a win-loss record never before or since achieved in American football. The players were housewives, factory workers, hairdressers, former nuns, high school teachers, bartenders, mail carriers, pilots, and would-be drill sergeants. Black, white, Latina. Mothers and daughters and aunts and sisters. But most of all, they were athletes who had been denied the opportunity to play a game they were born to play. Before the protests and the lobbyists, before the debates and the amendments, before the marches and the mandates, there was only an obscure advertisement in a local Midwestern paper and those who answered it, women such as Lee Hollar, the only woman working the line at the Libbey glass factory; Gloria Jimenez, who grew up playing sports with her six brothers; and Linda Jefferson, one the greatest, most accomplished athletes in sports history. Stephen Guinan grew up in Toledo pulling for his hometown football team, and-in the innocence of youth-did not realize at the time what a barrier-breaking lost piece of history he was witnessing. |We Are the Troopers| shines light on forgotten champions who came together for the love of the game." -- Provided by publisher. -- Unrated. Commercial audiobook.
Narrator Landon, Amy.
Guinan, Stephen.
Local Subject Athletic & outdoor sports & games - 796
Sports & Recreation - SPO
Sports - Football - SPF
Women's Issues - WOM
Female Narrator - FN
Exclusion - Male Narrator - MN
Exclusion - Short Book - SH
Current Talking Book Topics - TBT
LC Subject Football - United States - History
Women football players - United States - History
Talking books
Call Number 796.3320973 ANF
Language English
Original Publication Reissue of: 2022 2022 9781549163371
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