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The Resource The life of Helen Stephens : the Fulton Flash, Sharon Kinney Hanson ; with a foreword by Bob Broeg

The life of Helen Stephens : the Fulton Flash, Sharon Kinney Hanson ; with a foreword by Bob Broeg

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The life of Helen Stephens : the Fulton Flash
Title
The life of Helen Stephens
Title remainder
the Fulton Flash
Statement of responsibility
Sharon Kinney Hanson ; with a foreword by Bob Broeg
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Review
Olympic gold medalist of the 1930s, multisport athlete, brash, cocky, and controversial—sound like Babe Didrikson? Missouri farm girl Helen Stephens shares some characteristics with her idol, but she never matched Babe's fame. Authorized biographer Hanson, a local Missouri freelance writer, interviewed Stephens before her death in 1994 and accessed her huge memorabilia collection. Wisely, she focuses on Stephens's 1936 Olympic diaries, providing a teenager's matchless view of the historic, myth-shrouded Berlin games. After winning gold in the 4x100 relay and the world record–setting 100m, she got Hitler's autograph, was invited to his headquarters (she declined), and endured a bizarre pass from Goering (which she also declined). Adulated back home, she sought a living in sports, giving exhibitions, barnstorming with her own basketball team, and advocating for women's sports. Although the story's pure drama declines after Helen's Olympic heights, Hanson has served "herstory" well. Recommended for women's studies, history collections, and gay studies in college libraries (Stephens was a closeted lesbian) and for larger public libraries.—Kathy Ruffle, Coll. of New Caledonia Lib., Prince George, B.C. --Kathy Ruffle (Reviewed November 1, 2004) (Library Journal, vol 129, issue 18, p94)
Biography type
individual biography
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271605
Cataloging source
DLC
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Kinney-Hanson, Sharon
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Stephens, Helen
  • Olympic Games
  • Track and field athletes
  • Women athletes
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the Fulton Flash
Label
The life of Helen Stephens : the Fulton Flash, Sharon Kinney Hanson ; with a foreword by Bob Broeg
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
491324
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 262 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809325597
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004010706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809325597
  • (Sirsi) ADP-0301
Label
The life of Helen Stephens : the Fulton Flash, Sharon Kinney Hanson ; with a foreword by Bob Broeg
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 249-262) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
491324
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xvi, 262 pages, 14 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780809325597
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2004010706
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780809325597
  • (Sirsi) ADP-0301

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