Describes the life of the sharecroppers' son who won four gold medals at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin and challenged Hitler's notion of Aryan superiority.
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In another title in A & E Biography series, Streissguth profiles Jesse Owens, best known for winning four gold medals in the 1936 Summer Olympics in Berlin. Snubbed by Hitler, whose theories of Aryan superiority were dramatically undermined by the African American's victories, Owens returned to acclaim in the U.S., but not to a life of ease. Streissguth discusses Owens' youth as well as the personal, professional, and political challenges he faced in adulthood. Black-and-white photos appear throughout the book, and source notes and a bibliography are appended. A readable account of a remarkable and sometimes controversial life. Carolyn Phelan
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Book Description Lerner Pub Group (L), 2005. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0822530708
Book Description Twenty-First Century Books, 2005. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. Never used!. Bookseller Inventory # P110822530708