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Author Cayleff, Susan E., 1954-

Title Babe : the life and legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias / Susan E. Cayleff
Published Urbana : University of Illinois Press, [1995]


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Description xiii, 327 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Series Sport and society
Women in American history
Sport and society.
Women in American history.
Summary Stricken with cancer in her prime, Babe went public as a self-help role model able to beat the disease. Her bravery further endeared her to the American public
One of the most gifted athletes of all time, Babe Didrikson Zaharias dominated track and field, winning two Olympic gold medals and a controversial silver in 1932 before going on to compete in baseball, bowling, basketball, tennis, and particularly in golf. An American public smitten with her wit, frankness, and "unladylike" bravado helped her become an American legend. In Babe, Susan Cayleff offers a comprehensive, in-depth biography of a woman who was a great athlete at a time when women's roles and opportunities were severely limited. Through interviews with Babe's friends and family, golf peers, and medical personnel, Cayleff sensitively reveals the life and probes the legend of this unusual American hero. Included is a for-the-record discussion of the remarkable love Babe shared with Betty Dodd, the young golfer who was her constant companion in her last years
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages [267]-310) and index
Subject Zaharias, Babe Didrikson, 1911-1956.
Women golfers -- United States -- Biography.
Genre/Form Biographies.
LC no. 94035584
ISBN 0252017935