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Jesse Owens : An American Life
by William J. Baker


Overview - Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens went on to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, becoming an international superstar and exploding Hitler's myth of Aryan supremecy in the process.  Read more...

 
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Overview
Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens went on to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, becoming an international superstar and exploding Hitler's myth of Aryan supremecy in the process. This is his biography.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780252073694
  • ISBN-10: 025207369X
  • Publisher: University of Illinois Press
  • Publish Date: May 2006
  • Page Count: 289
  • Dimensions: 9 x 6.04 x 0.88 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.01 pounds

Series: Sport and Society

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Books > Biography & Autobiography > Sports
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