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Jesse Owens : an American life

Author: William J Baker
Publisher: New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1986.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A biography of the Black athlete who won four gold Olympic medals in 1936. Describes his life before and after this event and the example he set for others.
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Baker, William J. (William Joseph), 1938-
Jesse Owens.
New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, ©1986
(OCoLC)747303147
Named Person: Jesse Owens; Jesse Owens; Jesse Owens; Jesse Owens
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: William J Baker
ISBN: 0029017807 9780029017807 0029017602 9780029017609
OCLC Number: 13084716
Description: xii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Southern Grit --
Friends, Mentors, and Heroes --
College Pride and Prejudice --
Coping with Pressure --
Bound for Glory --
The Berlin Blitz --
A Champion's Reward --
Tarnished Gold --
Chasing Rainbows --
Patriotic Games --
The Back Side of Success --
An Athlete Growing Old --
A Legend Memorialized --
Durable Dreams.
Responsibility: William J. Baker.

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A biography of James Cleveland Owens, the tenth child of an Alabama sharecropper who won an unprecedented four gold medals in track and field at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. It chronicles the public and  Read more...

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