Babe : The Life and Legend of Babe Didrikson Zaharias (Paperback)

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woman who was a great athlete at a time when it was extremely difficult for a woman to be her own person. Cayleff caringly reveals Babe's life, including her involvement with young golfer Betty Dodd, whose for-the-record discussion of their relationship is included. Photos.

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Publisher Univ of Illinois Pr
Mfg Part# 9780252065934
SKU 30034018
Format Paperback
ISBN10 025206593X
Release Date 4/10/2007
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Dimensions (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
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"We've 'known' about Babe for a long time, but in fact her biography, 'This Life I've Led', as well as the 1975 film, 'Babe', certainly don't mention the l-word, and in both accounts, Babe's intimate relationship with Betty Dodd is discounted. This insightful biography...sets to correct this omission by providing insights from interviews with Dodd and by making her more central to Babe's life... Cayleff has worked to find what is legend and what is life, in a life that took on mythic proportions. But what is most interesting is how Cayleff keeps a feminist and gender-tuned eye on the social and economic times in which Babe lived and offers a context for Babe's physical and gender expression during the 30s, 40s, and 50s, both within the sports world and within a larger cultural setting."
"A fascinating investigation into the mysteries of sexuality as well as into the psyche of a great woman athlete who never let her breasts get in the way."
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Annotation A biography of Zaharias that does not shirk the notion of the famous sportswoman's lesbianism.
Editors Note woman who was a great athlete at a time when it was extremely difficult for a woman to be her own person. Cayleff caringly reveals Babe's life, including her involvement with young golfer Betty Dodd, whose for-the-record discussion of their relationship is included. Photos.
Editors Note 2 Looks at the life of the professional golfer, the public persona she created, her life as she lived it, and her lesbianism
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Book Format Paperback
Number of Pages 0368
Publisher University of Illinois Press

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