Condition: Good

Author: Babe Didrikson Zaharias  (1911-1956)  1st Edition    Hardcover with dust jacket Published:  1955 by A S Barnes & Co, New York    No. of Pages:  242   Includes:   B&W Photos

Notes on condition:  The cover has some tears but has been preserved by a protective plastic sleeve.  The book is intact however there is age-related foxing on the outer edges of the pages.

I am releasing this book  from my personal collection as it is a beautifully written, inspirational “must read”.   “Before Serena Williams, Mia Hamm, Billie Jean King & Jackie Joyner-Kersee, there was Babe Didrikson Zaharias. The book tells the story of one of the greatest female athletes of all time who inspired a generation of women & girls. Born in  Texas to Norwegian immigrant parents, Babe Didrikson was a natural at many sports, including basketball, track & golf, including a Women’s Title at Augusta in 1950!!!. She said that she got her nickname “Babe” (after Babe Ruth) when she started hitting home runs during childhood baseball games. She came to the world’s attention when she won 2 gold & 1 silver medal for track & field at the 1932 Olympics in Los Angeles. She later went on to become America’s first female golf celebrity. In 1938 Babe married professional wrestler George Zaharias, whom she met while playing as the only woman competing in a men’s golf tournament.” (source: Amazon & Smithsonian)

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