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

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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 025206593X
ISBN-13: 9780252065934
Sku: 30034018
Publish Date: 7/1/1996
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 9.25H x 6.25L x 1T
Pages:  368
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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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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.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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A biography of Zaharias that does not shirk the notion of the famous sportswoman's lesbianism.

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Lambda Book Report
"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." - Susan Fox Rogers July/August 1995.

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"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." - Maureen Corrigan

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Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0368
Product attributePublisher:   University of Illinois Press
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