Jesse Owens: An American Life

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University of Illinois Press, 2006 - 289 pagine
Born the tenth child of a poor Southern sharecropper and barely able to read or write, Jesse Owens went on to win an unprecedented four gold medals at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, becoming an international superstar and exploding Hitler's myth of Aryan supremecy in the process. This is his biography.

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Owens's athletic prowess is best remembered because of his winning four gold medals in the 1936 Olympics in Germany. Although this feat was tied by Carl Lewis in the 1984 Olympic Games, Owens had a ... Leggi recensione completa


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