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Jesse Owens: An American Life
by William J. Baker
University of Illinois Press, 2006
Paper: 978-0-252-07369-4
Library of Congress Classification GV697.O9B35 2006
Dewey Decimal Classification 796.42092

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Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens used his astonishing drive and athletic ability to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics. He became an international superstar overnight and exploded Hitler’s myth of Aryan supremacy in the process. This Press edition of the William J. Baker's acclaimed work offers 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.

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