Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running


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In 1936, in front of 110,000 spectators at the Olympic Stadium in Germany, Jesse Owens blew away the competition in the 100-meter final to claim the title of Worlds Fastest Man. He won the gold medal in front of Germanys brutal dictator, Adolf Hitler, defying the Nazi leaders racist ideology. Owens won three more gold medals at the Olympics and returned to the United States a hero. Author Jeff Burlingame explores the life of one of the greatest and most influential athletes in American history, from his humble childhood to ...

Jesse Owens: I Always Loved Running 2011, Enslow Publishers

ISBN-13: 9780766034976