Jesse Owens: Trailblazing Sprinter

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ABDO, Jan 1, 2011 - Juvenile Nonfiction - 112 pages
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Legendary Athletes introduces readers to the people who have made significant impacts both athletically and socially. Jesse Owens: Trailblazing Sprinter highlights Jesse Owens's childhood and rise to fame. Career highlights, battles along the way, and humanitarian contributions are also discussed. The trailblazing sprinter's lasting legacy is told through informative sidebars, captivating photos, and engaging text. SportsZone is an imprint of ABDO Publishing Company.
 

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Contents

Son of a Sharecropper
16
Moving to Ohio
24
The Buckeye Bullet
34
A Series of Setbacks
42
The 1936 Olympics
52
No Longer an Amateur
62
Money Maker
70
Stability at Last
78
Timeline
96
Essential Facts
100
Glossary
102
Additional Resources
104
Source Notes
106
Index
110
About the Author
112
Copyright

A Legend
86

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