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Uncommon Champions : Fifteen Athletes Who Battled Back,9781590780053

Uncommon Champions : Fifteen Athletes Who Battled Back

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Reprint
ISBN13:

9781590780053

ISBN10:
1590780051
Format:
Paperback
Pub. Date:
9/1/2003
Publisher(s):
Boyds Mills Pr
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Summary

These fifteen motivating stories prove that integrity and honor are not entirely missing from the playing fields. Readers will share the excitement as blind mountain climber Erik Weihenmayer scales the heights of Mount McKinley; as sprinter Gail Devers returns from a life-threatening illness to defend her Olympic title . . . and more. Despite facing incredible adversity, each of these stars found the heart and stamina to persevere.

Author Biography

Marty Kaminsky has a long list of writing credentials, including articles for such publications as Sports Illustrated, Highlights for Children, Parenting, Family Fun, Sports Illustrated for Kids, and Disney Adventures. He has been a classroom teacher for more than two decades, and presently teaches fourth grade in Ithaca, New York, where he lives with his wife and children

Table of Contents

Foreword 5(2)
Bobby Valentine
Introduction 7(3)
Seeing Things His Own Way
10(9)
Erik Weihenmayer
The Fire Within
19(8)
Michelle Akers
Street Survivor
27(8)
Ruben Gonzalez
A Sprinter's Close Call
35(10)
Gail Devers
This Is Who I Am
45(8)
Jim Eisenreich
One on One
53(11)
John Lucas
For the Love of the Game
64(9)
Mansour Bahrami
Making a New Plan
73(9)
Greg LeMond
Gliding on the Edge
82(8)
Diana Golden Brosnihan
Zora's Gift
90(9)
Chris Zorich
No One Is Perfect
99(10)
Zina Garrison
Living One Day at a Time
109(8)
Bob Welch
Breaking the Barriers
117(7)
Willie O'Ree
No Sure Thing
124(9)
Dan O'Brien
Don't Look Back
133(9)
Jean Driscoll
Index 142


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