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Babe Didrikson Excerpt by Russell Freedman

Babe Didrikson Excerpt by Russell Freedman

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Russell Freedman's stunning biography of an Olympic gold medalist and athlete extraordinaire who paved the way for female athletes worldwide.
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Russell Freedman's stunning biography of an Olympic gold medalist and athlete extraordinaire who paved the way for female athletes worldwide.
- See more at: http://www.hmhco.com/shop/books/Babe-Didrikson-Zaharias/9780544104914#sthash.j3ObOrRe.dpuf

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Published by: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt on Jan 15, 2014
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BABE DIDRIKSON ZAHARIAS
THE MAKING OF A CHAMPION
BY
 
Russell Freedman
“A vibrant biography that crushes any remaining myths about women in sports.”
—Kirkus Reviews 
 
Copyright © 1999 by Russell FreedmanAll rights reserved. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by
Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1999.For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.
www.hmhbooks.com
The text of this book is set in 11-point Palatino.
The Library of Congress has cataloged the hardcover edition as follows:Freedman, Russell.Babe Didrikson Zaharias: the making of a champion / by Russell Freedman.p. cm.Includes bibliographical references (p. 179) and index.
Summary: A biography of Babe Didrikson, who broke records in golf, track and eld,
and other sports, at a time when there were few opportunities for female athletes.
1. Zaharias, Babe Didrikson, 1911–1956—Juvenile literature. 2. Athletes—United States—Biography—Juvenile literature. 3. Women athletes—United States—Biography—Juvenile literature.[1. Zaharias, Babe Didrikson, 1911–1956. 2. Athletes. 3. Women—Biography.]
I. Title II. Title: Making of a champion.
GV697.Z26F74 1999796.352’092—dc21 [B]ISBN: 978-0-395-63367-0 hardcoverISBN: 978-0-544-10491-4 paperback 
Manufactured in China
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Breaking Barriers
9
 
 2
 
 
The Worst Kid on Doucette
 
15
 
3
 
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A Texas Tomboy
 
 25
 
 4
 
 
Star of the Golden Cyclones
 
35
 
5
 
 
The One-Woman Team
 
 47 
 
6
 
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Going for the Gold
 
55
 
7
 
Show Business
 
71
 
8
 
 
A New Sport and a New Image
87 
 
9
 
Romance
 
101
 
10
 
 
Superman’s Sister
 
117 
 
11
 
 
“Okay, Babe’s Here!”
 
129
 
12
 
 
Partners
 
141
 
13
 
 
“I’m Not a Quitter”
 
151
AUTHOR’S NOTE
165
 
NOTES
167
IN SEARCH OF THE LIFE BABE LED: A SELECTIVE BIBLIOGRAPHY
179
 
ACKNOWLEDGMENTS AND PICTURE CREDITS
185
 
INDEX
187 
 
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