Jesse Owens: Athletes Who Made a Difference (Library Binding)

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Jesse Owens: Athletes Who Made a Difference (Library Binding)

By Blake Hoena, David Shephard (Illustrator)

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In 1936, Adolf Hitler attempted to make the Olympic Games in Berlin, Germany, a showcase of Nazi superiority with a new stadium and the first television broadcast of the Games. He didn't account for African-American sprinter and long jumper James Cleveland "Jesse" Owens, who smashed records throughout his track and field career.

Owens turned Hitler's Olympic vision on its head by winning four gold medals in the 100m, 200m, 4x100m relay and long jump. Along the way, he broke or equaled nine Olympic records and set three world records. In graphic nonfiction style, this biography takes readers from Owens's early life to his historic athletic triumphs.

Product Details ISBN: 9781541578159
ISBN-10: 1541578155
Publisher: Graphic Universe (Tm)
Publication Date: August 4th, 2020
Pages: 32
Language: English