Roller derby first appeared in Chicago during the Depression. With the advent of television, this dynamic, sometimes violent sport became a national favorite. In Roller Derby to RollerJam, Keith Coppage takes a fond look at the origins, history, and players of the game who made it successful, from promoters to superstars. ... Read more
Customer Reviews (13)
A FUN READ
For those who grew up in the San Francisco Bay Area in the 60's and early 70's will enjoy this book especially if you were a fan of Roller Derby. It brings back so many memories of all those skaters who gave me their entertainment best.Like pro-wrestling, Roller Derby became more of a sports-entertainment over the years but the performers were still top-rate athletes.A great read.
GRAND SLAM! The Roller Derby fan's Almanac!
It's surprising a book is out there--what's more surprising is that it's entertainingly written.You just can't put it down.Full of great stories and beautiful photos.Includes a section on RollerJam that is veryinformative.If you ever watched the Bay Bombers week after week, you mustget this one!
The Best RollerJam/RollerDerby book ever!
This was the best book I ever read. It helped me relize all the stuff that gose on in RJ. And as I big fan, and still am, I was stoked!Wow, all RJ fans or soon to be RJ fans should read this book!
It brought back wonderful childhood memories.
I enjoyed reading about a time that I remember & the people I idolized.I would have liked a little more info on some of the past starssuch as Gerry Murry, Gene Gammon, The Atkinson's, Ken Monti, LuLu Palermo& other skaters from that era.However, I did enjoy the book & sodid my mother.We used to go to the Armory in NYC every Thursday night. It was our night out together. The pictures & history were great.
I can't think of someone more qualified to write on this subject.I was going to read it and then I said to myself, "Why bother?" :)Great title!
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