New PDF release: An American Odyssey: The Bob Mathias Story

Bob Mathias is a real 20th-century American hero. The youngest guy ever to win the Olympic decathlon gold medal, and the single American ever to win it two times, Mathias was once additionally a film superstar, U.S. Marine, author, four-term congressman, and architect of America's Olympic renaissance. additionally, he used to be lately named by means of either ESPN and the linked Press as one of many century's a hundred maximum athletes. In his autobiography, this American unique deals incisive reviews on some of the recognized humans and occasions he witnessed in the course of his lengthy and uncommon profession of public carrier. He talks in regards to the outdated values he grew up with, and the way they nonetheless have a spot in a altering tradition. He discusses the present country of athletics, what faculties will be doing for his or her scholarship athletes yet will not be, the entire cave in of "amateurism" world wide, and the million-dollar salaries being paid to mediocre athletes. He additionally bargains useful, down-to-earth options to a few of the difficulties he sees dealing with not just athletics, but in addition our nation and the area. This booklet is a full of life, well-written account of a different existence, lived to its fullest strength, and comprises a few never-before-published photos that could basically be defined as creditors' items.

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