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William C. Rhoden
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William C. Rhoden has been a sportswriter for the New York Times since 1983, and has written the “Sports of the Times” column for more than a decade. He also serves as a consultant for ESPN’s SportsCentury series, and occasionally appears as a guest on their show The Sports Reporters. In 1996, Rhoden won a Peabody Award for Broadcasting as writer of the HBO documentary Journey of the African-American Athlete. A graduate of Morgan State University in Baltimore, he lives in New York City’s Harlem with his wife and daughter.

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February 3, 2015
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The Crowd Goes Wild
How to Love Sports Without Losing Your Soul
Written by William C. Rhoden


Format: Hardcover, 224 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $26.00

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The Crowd Goes Wild
How to Love Sports Without Losing Your Soul
Written by William C. Rhoden


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Spiegel & Grau
On Sale: February 3, 2015
Price: $12.99

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves
The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
Written by William C. Rhoden


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: February 10, 2010
Price: $11.99

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Forty Million Dollar Slaves
The Rise, Fall, and Redemption of the Black Athlete
Written by William C. Rhoden


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Broadway Books
On Sale: July 24, 2007
Price: $14.99

From Jackie Robinson to Muhammad Ali and Arthur Ashe, African American athletes have been at the center of modern culture, their on-the-field heroics admired and stratospheric earnings envied. But for all their money, fame, and achievement, says New York Times columnist William C. Rhoden, black athletes still find themselves on the... Read more >
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