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Matchless Six The Story of Canada's First Women's Olympic Team

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ISBN-10: 0887767389

ISBN-13: 9780887767388

Edition: 2006

Authors: Ron Hotchkiss

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It is July 1928, and Canada's first women's Olympic team -- "The Matchless Six" -- is heading to Amsterdam, the site of the ninth Olympiad of the modern era. Canada's finest female track-and-field athletes, having survived rigorous training and the grueling selection process at the Olympic Trials, were determined to take their big talent and big dreams to the top. Meet Jane Bell, Myrtle Cook, Bobbie Rosenfeld, and Ethel Smith, the "Flying Four" who comprised Canada's first relay team; Ethel Catherwood, the "Saskatoon Lily," who became the champion high-jumper and the most photographed female athlete at the Olympic Games; and Jean Thompson, the youngest member of the team at seventeen, who…    
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Book details

List price: $16.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Tundra
Publication date: 2/7/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 200
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.748
Language: English

Jim Davis was born on July 28, 1945 In Marion, Indiana. He grew up on a small farm where his father raised black angus cows and his mother raised 25 cats. At a young age, asthma forced him inside and to entertain himself, he began to draw. Not well at first, but well enough to know he liked it and could become good at it. After college, Davis went to work for an advertising agency for two years. During his two years at the agency, Davis drew a comic called "Gnorm Gnat" which ran in one newspaper. Davis was unable to sell the comic to more papers, but he continued to draw it for five years. On June 17, 1978, "Garfield" a comic about cats, began circulating in 41 newspapers. It now appears in…    

Author's Note
The Canadian Women's Olympic Trials: Halifax, July 2, 1928
The Olympic Games - Reserved for Men
Sport Was Their Life
Becoming the Best
"A Nice but Foreign Land"
A Good Beginning
Day of Heartbreak
Remarkable Sportsmanship
The "Matchless Six"
Dr. Lamb's Bombshell
A Homecoming like No Other
Changed Lives
Acknowledgments
Index