A Shining Season: The True Story of John Baker

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UNM Press, Sep 1, 1987 - Biography & Autobiography - 249 pages
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"This is not your usual account of a young man's death of cancer, but a lively and exceptional story of John Baker's determination to leave students with newfound skills and self-confidence. . . . a remarkable, uplifting story of hope and determination which shouldn't be missed."--Bookwatch

 

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In 1974 I had a similar kind of testicular cancer as John Baker, but thank God I found a doctor, after consulting with 2 who ignored the problem, who sent me to a specialist and after two aggressive surgeries and radioactive cobalt treatments, was cured of the cancer. I love running and after lettering in Track in High School,and taking a long hiatus, began competition again by entering several area road races in the '80's. I found the courage and determination of John Baker exceptional and potentially inspirational to any athlete, coach, teacher, or counselor. I first read the condensed version many years ago. I couldn't put it down. The same is true with the book. It is a well developed,holistic view of one person's devotion to life physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually.
Billy M.
 

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This is Far the best book I have ever read!!! It is inspirational to all people to never anything get you down in any situation especially me that I'm in track it shows me never to give up. I started tearing when John was in so much pain. Yes I'm a guy. its taught me so much. This is a good book to share with family, friends and athletes that no barrier can stop what you like doing best. May John Baker Live Forever and never be forgotten! 

Contents

Section 1
v
Section 2
13
Section 3
31
Section 4
57
Section 5
67
Section 6
73
Section 7
87
Section 8
104
Section 13
143
Section 14
153
Section 15
165
Section 16
177
Section 17
191
Section 18
199
Section 19
215
Section 20
223

Section 9
105
Section 10
119
Section 11
127
Section 12
137
Section 21
233
Section 22
241
Section 23
247
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