Wonder Girl

The Magnificent Sporting Life of Babe Didrikson Zaharias
CD - unabridged
Audio (10 discs)
Product Number: DD0660
Released: Jun 02, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781611200690
Narrator/s: Hillary Huber
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Description

Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough and never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, Babe achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold medals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then Babe attempted to conquer golf.

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Author(s): Don Van Natta
Product Number EB00283830
Released: May 01, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780316175944

Professional reviews

"Hillary Huber narrates this new biography of one of America's greatest athletes with panache, confidence, and only a touch of femininity--a style reminiscent of the great Babe Didrikson herself. An all-American basketball player, 1932 Olympic gold medalist in track and field, and championship golfer, Didrikson was often criticized for her brash cockiness, but Huber delicately depicts Didrikson's underlying thirst for acceptance. Huber employs a thick Texas accent for Babe and clearly defines Babe's larger-than-life husband with a robust tone. As Huber chronicles Babe's struggle with cancer, she portrays the deep courage and newfound selflessness that Babe revealed in her campaign for early cancer detection. Listeners need not be sports fans to appreciate the impressive determination of this groundbreaking American. N.M.C. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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