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Abel Kiviat, National Champion
Twentieth-Century Track & Field and the Melting Pot

Alan S. Katchen

Cloth $34.95    |    978-0-8156-0939-1    |   2009

The Hebrew Runner, Abel Kiviat: World Record Breaker and Hall of FamerThe Jewish Daily Forward

"Katchen has created a microcosm of twentieth-century track history. [His] exploration of the immigrant experience, especially the vehicles of assimilation, has universal appeal."—Pamela Cooper, author of The American Marathon

"Alan Katchen did an outstanding job telling the story of Abel Kiviat’s great track career within the context of the track world of 1910 until his death in 1991. The head-to-head competition we had in Kiviat’s time is needed today to revive track and field in the United States. All Olympic fans will enjoy reading this book."—Mel Rosen, Head Men’s Coach, 1992 U.S. Olympic Track and Field Team

  Abel Kiviat

  Alan S. Katchen has taught the history of education at the University of California at Santa Barbara and at Howard University. He served for more than twenty years as a regional director of the Anti-Defamation League. Since his retirement from ADL, he has been an adjunct professor of history at Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, and was awarded the J. Kenneth Doherty Memorial Fellowship of USA Track and Field for research on Abel Kiviat and his world.

6 x 9, 320 pages, 22 black-and-white illustrations, appendix, notes, bibliography, index

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