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Author Baker, William J. (William Joseph), 1938-

Title Jesse Owens : an American life / William J. Baker.

Published New York : Free Press ; London : Collier Macmillan, [1986]
©1986

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Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  796.420924 OWEN/ BAKE    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 289 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Notes Includes index.
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 238-273.
Contents 1. Southern Grit 5 -- 2. Friends, Mentors, and Heroes 17 -- 3. College Pride and Prejudice 33 -- 4. Coping with Pressure 54 -- 5. Bound for Glory 73 -- 6. Berlin Blitz 89 -- 7. A Champion's Reward 109 -- 8. Tarnished Gold 129 -- 9. Chasing Rainbows 146 -- 10. Patriotic Games 163 -- 11. Back Side of Success 182 -- 12. An Athlete Growing Old 203 -- 13. A Legend Memorialized 221 -- 14. Durable Dreams 232.
Summary The tenth and last child of an Alabama sharecropper, Jesse Owens grew up to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics. Far from a simple rags-to-riches fable, Owens's story embodies the complex hopes, ideals, and convictions of a celebrated black athlete caught up in an era of turbulent social change. 16-page photo insert.
Subject Owens, Jesse, 1913-1980.
Track and field athletes -- United States -- Biography.
ISBN 0029017807
0029017602 (paperback)