The Resource Who Was Jesse Owens?, James Buckley, (electronic resource)

Who Was Jesse Owens?, James Buckley, (electronic resource)

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Who Was Jesse Owens?
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Who Was Jesse Owens?
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James Buckley
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eng
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At the 1936 Berlin Summer Olympics, track and field star Jesse Owens ran himself straight into international glory by winning four gold medals. But the life of Jesse Owens is much more than a sports story. Born in rural Alabama under the oppressive Jim Crow laws, Owens's family suffered many hardships. As a boy he worked several jobs like delivering groceries and working in a shoe repair shop to make ends meet. But Owens defied the odds to become a sensational student athlete, eventually running track for Ohio State. He was chosen to compete in the Summer Olympics in Nazi Germany where Adolf Hitler was promoting the idea of "Aryan superiority." Owens's winning streak at the games humiliated Hitler and crushed the myth of racial supremacy once and for all
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Buckley, James
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  • Juvenile Nonfiction
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Who Was Jesse Owens?, James Buckley, (electronic resource)
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9780698412354
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92DFB7AE-28EC-42A0-9117-CF1D83A1C2BD
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Label
Who Was Jesse Owens?, James Buckley, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Dimensions
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780698412354
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Stock number
92DFB7AE-28EC-42A0-9117-CF1D83A1C2BD
System control number
  • 1158257
  • 1158257
  • 1158257
System details
  • Adobe EPUB eBook
  • Kindle Book
  • OverDrive Read

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