This is the extraordinary story of a nearly forgotten American superstar athlete. Texas girl Babe Didrikson never tried a sport too tough, never met a hurdle too high. Despite attempts to keep women from competing, she achieved All-American status in basketball and won gold metals in track and field at the 1932 Olympics. Then Babe attempted golf. One of the founders of the LPGA, Babe won more consecutive tournaments than any golfer in history. At the height of her fame, she was diagnosed with cancer. Babe would then take her most daring step of all: go public and try to win again in hopes of inspiring the world. A rollicking saga, stretching across the first half of the 20th Century, Wonder Girl is as fresh, heartfelt and graceful as Babe herself.
Softcover, 8 x 5.5, 403 pgs.