The Lady is a Jock

By: Haney, Lynn

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[book itself is clean and unworn; jacket shows a bit of wear along top and bottom edges, one tiny closed tear and associated creasing at top of front panel]. (B&W photographs) The story of "the ramshackle, gypsy life" of female jockeys, of which there were then about sixty in the United States (among them Robyn Smith, described in the jacket blurb as "the top woman rider in the world," who would later become the last Mrs. Fred Astaire). In addition to chronicling "the phenomenal invasion of American racetracks by females over the last ten years," the book "also tells the story of the horse-crazy, fresh-faced young girls who are eagerly taking grubby, backstretch jobs side by side with the winos, pill-poppers, and drifters -- the traditional cadre of serf labor on shed row." The slightly mad-eyed woman depicted in the front panel jacket photo is Mary Bacon, "a daredevil Oklahoma cowgirl who earned money for riding lessons by jumping out of cakes at parties."

Title: The Lady is a Jock

Author: Haney, Lynn

Illustrator: Illustrated by (dj design) Marcia Erickson

Categories: Sports (General),

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, Dodd, Mead & Company: (c.1973)

ISBN Number: 0-396-06870-7

ISBN Number 13: 9780396068709

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine in Very Good+ dj

Seller ID: 18476

Keywords: Horse Racing Women Athletes Jockeys Women In Sports Gender Studies