Jesse Owens: An American Life

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Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens would nevertheless go on to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, becoming an international superstar overnight and exploding Hitler's myth of Aryan supremacy in the process. William J. Baker's "Jesse Owens" is the most complete and probing biography of Owens ever written, vividly detailing the successes and failures of this complex and troubled but ultimately indomitable figure who transcended his own athleticism and became an American icon.

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An exceptional copy; fine in an equally fine dw. Particularly and surprisingly well-preserved; tight, bright, clean and especially sharp-cornered. Literally as new. ; 289 pages; A comprehensive biography of the legendary track star. Illustrated. Description: xii, 289 p. , [16] p. Of plates : ill. ; 24 cm. Subjects: Owens, Jesse 1913-. Track and field athletes --United States --Biography.

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The rise and fall of one of sport

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