Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian who Could Do Everything

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Second Story Press, 2004 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 148 pages
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Many sportswriters and broadcasters in this country agree that Bobbie Rosenfeld may be Canada's all-around greatest athlete of the twentieth century. Her love for all sports showed itself early. As a young girl she excelled in track and field, ice hockey, tennis, basketball and softball. At the 1928 Summer Olympics, held in Amsterdam, she won both gold and silver medals. But Bobbie's popularity was due to more than her athletic brilliance or, later, her skills as a sportwriter with the Globe & Mail. She was loved as much as anything for her strength of character-her decency, honesty and sense of fair play. Rich with historical photographs and context, Bobbie Rosenfeld: The Olympian Who Could Do Everything will appeal to sports fans of all ages.
 

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Contents

1 Beginnings
1
2 Growing Up in Barrie
6
3 High School Athlete
15
4 A Move to the Big City
20
5 Canada in the 1920s
26
6 The Complete Athlete
32
7 Working Girl
40
8 Women and the Olympics
44
17 Searching for a New Life
90
18 Canada in the 1930s
94
19 The End of an Era
101
20 Career Woman
106
21 Sports Reel
112
22 Canada in the 1940s and 1950s
117
23 Bobbie at MidCentury
124
24 The Legacy of Bobbie Rosenfeld
130

9 Halifax Olympic Tryouts
49
10 Traveling to Amsterdam
53
11 Opening Ceremonies
60
12 Winner of the 100Meter Race
64
13 The Good Sport
70
14 The Matchless Six
74
15 Triumphant Return
80
16 A Cruel Blow
86
Timeline
135
Further Reading
137
Acknowledgements
139
Bibliography
142
Photo Credits
144
Index
146
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Anne Dublin is a former teacher-librarian and award-winning author living in Toronto, Ontario. Her writing has won many honors and awards, including the Sydney Taylor Honor Book Award, and the American Library Association's Amelia Bloomer Project Recommended Feminist Read for Youth designation.

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