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Jesse Owens

Jesse Owens( )
Author: Streissguth, Tom
Series title:Sports Heroes and Legends Ser.
Publication Date:Jan 2012
Publisher:Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint:Twenty-First Century Books
Book Format:Ebook
List Price:USD $25.32
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Nicknamed the "World's Fastest Human," Jesse Owens grew up in a poor farming community. A sickly child, he went on to become one of history's most talented track athletes. The first man to win four gold medals in a single Olympics, Owens set six World Records and discredited Nazi leader Adolph Hitler's racist beliefs by showing his superior athletic skills at the 1936 Berlin Olympic Games. From his childhood in Alabama through his death in Arizona, this book follows the spectacular...
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