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The Resource The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution, by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury ; forword by Ashton Eaton

The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution, by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury ; forword by Ashton Eaton

Label
The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution
Title
The wizard of Foz
Title remainder
Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution
Statement of responsibility
by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury ; forword by Ashton Eaton
Title variation
Wizard of Foz
Title variation remainder
Dick Fosburys one-man high-jump revolution
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Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"In 1968, perhaps the finest US Olympic men's track-and-field team ever stirred the world in unprecedented ways, among them the victory stand black rights protest by Tommie Smith and John Carlos in Mexico City. But in competition no single athlete mirrored the free-thinking '60s better than Dick Fosbury, a failed prep high jumper who invented an offbeat style that ultimately won him a gold medal and revolutionized the event. No jumpers today use any other style than his. Yet few know the struggles Fosbury endured to achieve his success, as he and Bob Welch recount in The Wizard of Foz. From the tragic death of a younger brother to nearly dying himself, from flunking out of college to nearly being drafted, Fosbury cleared far more obstacles than a high-jump bar. And even when he had seemingly made the US Olympic Team, he faced a "redo" that nobody saw coming. This book tells a story of loss, survival, and triumph, twined in a person (Fosbury), a time (the '60s), and a place (a fantasy-like Olympic Trials venue high in the Sierra Nevada) clearly made for each other. It is a story of a young man who refused to listen to those who laughed at him, those who doubted him, and those who tried to make him someone he was not."--Amazon.com
Summary
The ’60s story of Olympic gold-medalist Dick Fosbury, the man who bent over backwards to change the world
Tone
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Biography type
individual biography
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10740109
Cataloging source
DMM
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1954-
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Welch, Bob
Dewey number
796.432092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
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1988-
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  • Fosbury, Dick
  • Eaton, Ashton
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True
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  • Fosbury, Dick
  • Fosbury, Dick
  • Olympic Games
  • Track and field athletes
  • Track and field athletes
  • Track and field athletes
  • Track and field
  • Track and field
  • Jumping
  • Jumping
  • Olympics
  • Track and field
Target audience
adult
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Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution
Label
The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution, by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury ; forword by Ashton Eaton
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Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) and index
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volume
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  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
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  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
on1052466115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510736191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052466115
Label
The wizard of Foz : Dick Fosbury's one-man high-jump revolution, by Bob Welch with Dick Fosbury ; forword by Ashton Eaton
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 239-241) 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
on1052466115
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 262 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781510736191
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1052466115

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