Copyright © 1999 by Russell FreedmanAll rights reserved. Originally published in hardcover in the United States by
Clarion Books, an imprint of Houghton Mifin Harcourt Publishing Company, 1999.For information about permission to reproduce selections from this book, write to Permissions, Houghton Mifin Harcourt Publishing Company, 215 Park Avenue South, New York, New York 10003.
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
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