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Title:
The heart of a champion : celebrating the spirit and character of great American sports heroes
Author:
Deford, Frank.
Personal Author:
Publication Information:
San Diego : Tehabi Books, 2002.
Physical Description:
168 pages : color illustrations ; 30 cm
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781559718370
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

An award-winning sports writer captures the inspirational stories of many of the greatest athletes and teams to appear on a Wheaties box. This highly visual book defines moments that turn athletes into true champions. Photos.


Author Notes

Benjamin Franklin Deford III was born in Baltimore, Maryland on December 16, 1938. He graduated from Princeton University in 1962. He began his career at Sports Illustrated as a researcher. He wrote for Sports Illustrated for more than 30 years, appeared on HBO's Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel for 22 years, and gave 1,656 weekly commentaries for NPR's Morning Edition. He was a six-time Sportswriter of the Year, a National Magazine Award recipient, a member of the National Sportscasters and Sportswriters Hall of Fame, and the first sportswriter to be given a National Humanities Medal. He wrote both fiction and nonfiction books including two memoirs entitled Alex: The Life of a Child and Over Time: My Life as a Sportswriter. He died on May 28, 2017 at the age of 78.

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