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Babe : the life and legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias

Author: Susan E Cayleff
Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, 1996.
Series: Women in American history.; Sport and society.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : State or province government publication : English : Illini books edView all editions and formats
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Looks at the life of the professional golfer, the public persona she created, her life as she lived it, and her lesbianism.
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Babe Didrikson Zaharias; Babe Didrikson Zaharias
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Susan E Cayleff
ISBN: 025206593X 9780252065934
OCLC Number: 36125490
Notes: Originally published: ©1995.
Description: xiv, 327 pages, [16] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: The Texas tomboy: not nobody's ordinary girl --
One golden cyclone: the rise to prominence --
A sportswriter's dream: beautiful sports, manly sports, and muscle molls --
Trials, triumphs, and sideshow trickery --
Painful transitions: from amateur amazon to professional lady golfer --
Romance --
Dominating the fairways and the greens --
Cashing in --
Mates --
"I'm not out of the rough yet!" --
Legacy.
Series Title: Women in American history.; Sport and society.
Responsibility: Susan E. Cayleff.

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woman who was a great athlete at a time when it was extremely difficult for a woman to be her own person. Cayleff caringly reveals Babe's life, including her involvement with young golfer Betty Dodd,  Read more...

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"Supremely gifted, [Zaharias] was brash, coarse, and loud, and this biography tells her story wonderfully." -- Library Journal. "A masterful portrait of a complex woman whose innate sense of Read more...

 
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